FREE Online XML To CSV Converter

on 11 February 2018  WordPress  convert xlm to csv, free xml to csv converter, free xml to xls converter

Had to share this free online XML to CSV converter because it worked slick on to files for me. One file was 6MB and the other 11.5MB. I had some WordPress XLM that I needed to extract email addresses from. The site below did it flawlessly after putting email addresses into a column for me I was then able to import into MailChimp.


Google Adwords Search Network Only Issues

on 16 October 2017  Pay Per Click  Adwords Search Network Only, Adwords Search Only, Google Adwords, Google Adwords Flaws, Google Search, Google Search Partners, Parked Domains Adsense, Parked Domains DoubleClick

I managed Google Adwords at a very high level for nearly 9 years managing a monthly ad spend of $200k+ per month. Think of the ramifications if you didn't recoup your ad budget with that type of burn.

Today, I'm looking at live website traffic via Wordfence and astounded to see how much Google Adwords traffic is coming from doubleclick and parked domains.

Under my campaign settings, I'm set for Google search and search partners. One would assume that this would be premium traffic from legitimate mobile or desktop searchers landing on or a partner website. (whatever that really means)

In my opinion, parked domain traffic is some of the worst potential traffic and Adwords customers should not be paying a premium for clicks coming from parked domains. I put these types of domains up there with the "Display Network" traffic. While some publishers try to make money by running Adsense or DoubleClick and creating great content to draw a real audience, others have mastered the art of "click fraud" on parked domains and similar Adsense sites.

With the Display Network, you can monitor conversions and even block domains that don't generate conversions at your targeted numbers or CPA. With parked domains running under Google's "Search only and search partners" you have no way of managing these sites...and I think Google is keenly aware of this. I'm hoping at some point Google will create a distinction between "Search only" and "Search Partners" so you can turn off "search partners" if you choose or manage the conversions that come from search partners.

The only way you can catch this activity is by monitoring live traffic coming to your site or a third party analytics tool...not "Google Analytics".

So Google...if you by chance happen to catch this short write-up, I hope you'll consider giving Adwords advertisers more control over what types of traffic we get via Google search only / partners and the ability to block or turn specific types of traffic off.

Here's my final thought. I think Google knows very well that by keeping the curtains closed on search only partner traffic they have a better ability to dial or tweak the type of traffic a specific advertiser receives. This allows them to send more direct search traffic from Google search while less important advertisers get a blend of search only and partner traffic.

What are your thoughts on the quality of traffic coming from Google search only partners?

PS - When talking to Google Adwords rep, I asked him the difference between Adsense traffic (Display Network) and DoubleClick traffic (Search Only / Partners) traffic. Supposedly, DoubleClick is for high-end advertisers / clients with big budgets. So if that's the case, why would DoubleClick be involved with parked domain traffic?

AMP Pages Search Engine Pro Test

on 01 December 2016  WordPress  AMP Forms, AMP Wordpress, AMP WYSIWYG

I've successfully implemented AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) on you can check it out here: via AMP Supremacy for WordPress. One of the elements Google Webmaster tools test for with AMP pages is whether or not links are too close so I'll post the URL here: "" - There are many other tools for developing AMP pages in Wordpress so I'll continue to  post / update as I test them.

Here are some of my next test objectives with AMP:

  • Test pages and work through some of the error messages such as links being too close or a page title / URL being too long
  • Develop and test forms embedded in an AMP page
  • Test product inventory via AMP


  • AMP Forms:

See AMP version of this page:



Why The iPhone 7 Sucks For Making Movies & Live Streaming

on 29 November 2016  Product Reviews  Charging iPhone 7 With Audio Input, iPhone 7 Dongles Do Not Support Audio Input, iPhone 7 Sucks For Livestreaming, iPhone 7 Sucks For Making Movies, No Audio Input & Charging For iPhone 7, No Lightning Audio Input iPhone 7, Talk & Charge iPhone 7

No Audio Input & Charging For iPhone 7

Something no one is talking about and I hoped I would find somewhere on the interwebs is the fact that the new dongles coming out for the iPhone 7 only support audio out. I purchased two which arrived today…tried to make several phone calls in which I could not here the caller, they could not hear me, but I can listen to audio played from my iPhone 7.

Note: When I looked closely at the sellers description on eBay they do state "listen to audio", but in reality that's not the only reason iPhone 7 users want a 3.5mm jack support.

I typically use my iPhone's GPS and plug my phone into the charger and then would wear my head phones to listen to directions or take / make phone calls. This now appears to be impossible with the iPhone 7

This is a huge negative in my opinion for anyone wanting to live-stream or do any serious movies with iPhone 7 as there is no way to plug a power-pack into the phone while having the ability to record audio at the same time.

With my old iPhone 6 I’ve live-streamed events while keeping my phone powered up with an external battery pack…I’ve yet to find a solution for the iPhone 7.

Shooting video at any length with the iPhone 7 without external power will be impossible. If Apple does not address or fix this the iPhone 7 is a useless device for movie makers.

Sure the TRRS adapter will allow you to connect any of your Rode / Lavalier mics, but you'll be lucky to shoot video for more than 60 minutes without needing to stop and put your iPhone on a charger before you can continue.

So here's my challenge to anyone reading this article... Are you aware of any current or future solutions that will allow for audio input and simultaneous charging on the iPhone 7? If so, feel free to correct me and share here.

  • iPhone 7 Sucks For Making Movies
  • iPhone 7 Sucks For Livestreaming
  • No Audio Input & Charging For iPhone 7
  • Charging iPhone 7 With Audio Input
  • No Lightning Audio Input iPhone 7

Apple why did you do this? Steve Jobs would not approve of this dongle of a phone





What You Need To Know Before Registering A Domain Name

on 09 November 2016  Domain Names  How To Keep My Domain Name Secure, How To Register A Domain Name, What You Need To Know Before Registering A Domain Name

I've been helping a friend gain control of a domain name he acquired when he purchased a T-shirt brand earlier this year. We've been trying to get it transferred into his possession or control for nearly three weeks now. Interestingly many people don't grasp the importance of maintaining or keeping control of their domain.

Trying to transfer a domain name away from a reseller account can take up to 7 days on each attempt and domain name transfers fail often oddly.

Here are some tips if you are considering the purchase of your first domain name or acquiring a website:

  • If you are purchasing your first domain name, never have a friend or family member do it
  • Make sure the domain is registered in your name and using an email address that is under your control
  • Always safeguard your logins as if they were gold. Keep them safe, backed somewhere...not just saved in your email somewhere
  • Always try to purchase your domain name through a major registrar such as GoDaddy, Namebargain, etc. There are a few exceptions where I recommend Network Solutions as they are over-priced at the moment.
  • If you purchase your domain name through a reseller, make sure you are not limited in your ability to manage the domain name or move it. In the example above with my friend; His domain was registered through WIX a Network Solutions reseller, but they prevent him from fully managing his domain or editing DNS / Name Server entries.

If you buy a website and you don't have full control of the registering email address, you don't really have full ownership of your domain name.