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By: Michele Fri, 26 Jan 2007 18:59:22 +0000 Richard is my latest little baby :)

I’d be more than happy to let other people post to it – I just didn’t know how to approach them about it

Email me directly if you are interested!

Regarding the phone unlocking – that’s a HUGE market if any of the other sites I’ve come across are anything to go by


By: Richard Hearne Fri, 26 Jan 2007 18:56:24 +0000 You need some sleep :mrgreen:

What I was looking at was the unlocker. However, after speaking with Pat, now I realise it’s not free. But even still I think it would be a great little honey pot for search engine traffic – thousands and thousands of searches every month for ‘unlock’ mobile related search strings. And people who unlock might also me interested in Pat’s product. He might even make an extra couple of quid from the unlock service :grin:

I still don’t get the RAID 0 LOL

What’s You? That’s one sweet looking theme.

Why isn’t there an Irish group blog on Internet marketing? Along the lines of Search Engine Land with different specialists contributing, but with a broad Internet marketing theme.

By: Michele Fri, 26 Jan 2007 18:42:31 +0000 Richard

If you mean the link to their affiliate program – I’d already read about it somewhere else and posted about it last night on

If you mean something else, then I’m obviously too tired :)


By: Richard Hearne Fri, 26 Jan 2007 06:45:13 +0000 Well I did mention the ‘clever affiliate people’. Did you notice the link Michele?

By: Michele Fri, 26 Jan 2007 02:27:21 +0000 Interesting and incisive analysis.

I signed up for the affiliate program :)


By: Richard Hearne Thu, 25 Jan 2007 21:36:02 +0000 @Gavin – my spelling is pretty bad at the best of times. I use both the FF spell-checker and Google toolbar spell thingey. Normally sees me through. Why am I not surprised about your affinity for the affiliates program :mrgreen:

@Eoghan – I owe you that link so just let me know what you’d like. Feel free to keep the offer for a rainy day if you like!

By: Richard Hearne Thu, 25 Jan 2007 21:32:23 +0000 Aha, he reveals himself :grin:

Not 100% sure, but it involves a new sim, and I presume a new number. You can then top it up as often as you want. So sort of a ‘pay-as-you-go’ international sim card.

You can then receive free incoming calls and fairly serious reductions on outgoing calls made while abroad.

Great idea and it has gotten tremendous exposure in just two days – mentions all over the place.

By: dylan Thu, 25 Jan 2007 21:11:04 +0000 Hmm, I’m intrigued. These lads should race to partner with the student travel companies.

How does this actually work then?

(Apologies for hijacking the thread for something totally non-SEO related :-))

By: Richard Hearne Thu, 25 Jan 2007 06:21:13 +0000 @Pat – believe it or not but I had countless other ideas about the site. I just took the first ones along the the initial click path.

Oh, and most of the above is all about usability (which in my view is SEO’s big brother). Usability is what turns traffic into customers IMO. I have a draft blog post (yet another one :() all about this relationship which needs to have the cobwebs blown off.

Still on Thai time ATM… grrr

BTW what is the target geographic market for this?

Best rgds

By: Gavin Thu, 25 Jan 2007 00:00:08 +0000 Sorry on my spelling :-(

By: Gavin Wed, 24 Jan 2007 23:59:25 +0000 Hey Richard,

Great post, was all that advice for free? :-)

I seen the news coverage today and the first thing that popped into my head was the use of a Skype number. I think Pat’s idea is great and I am sure its going to really take off. Even I might become a customer as I travel North every chance I get so I carry two sim cards!

Anyway, as for he hidded asset on his site? I think it would be the affiliate section ;-)

By: Eoghan McCabe Wed, 24 Jan 2007 19:25:56 +0000 Hi Richard,

I presume you’re talking about the phone unlocking page? I hadn’t seen anything like that before; thought you had to take your mobile to some dodgy, back-street shop for that. That could do with a site all of its own!

By: Pat Phelan Wed, 24 Jan 2007 18:35:30 +0000 Time to take on my favorite SEO I think.
Cheers Richard
appreciate it.