Back in my more idealistic days of using only open source operating systems and devices, I wrote a piece about what I thought was going to be a game changer… the OpenMoko. I was wrong on that one. However, there are still some keeping the open source device dream alive. One of my favorite blogs … Continue reading Completely Open Android Mobile Device Coming?
From the funnybLaugh site . Continue reading Jesus’ Affiliate Program
Loren Feldman (love him or hate him) lays down the law on blogging… “The most important thing in your digital life is your personal blog, because that is who you are.” Can’t argue with that. If you’re in affiliate marketing, make sure you’re blogging (not just micro-blogging via Twitter etc). It’ll do your business good. … Continue reading Personal Blogging for Affiliates
There are lots of hands being wringed as large advertising agencies figure out what to do with declining advertising budgets. One meme that keeps popping up is “targeting” or “drilling down” to find the most pre-qualified traffic. One thing is clear…smart affiliate marketers have known not to clutter their pages with irrelevant or poor performing … Continue reading Decline in Ad Clutter and Affiliate Marketing
Last week, Mahalo CEO Jason Calacanis announced the search/discovery startup was cutting 10% of its staff (or 6 people) as the economic downturn continues to cause nervousness in Silicon Valley. It looks as if Mahalo is searching around for revenue channels to accompany the $20 million raised in venture capital funding. While playing with the … Continue reading Mahalo Launches Loyalty Program Reminiscent of 1999
I saw, via FriendFeed, that Garry Conn had done a very informal “test” of how Google ranks its own Blogger blogging product over competitors such as WordPress.com by doing a simple search for “blog.” Here are his results: Does Google Hate WordPress and Other Blog Platforms?: “I don’t know why I did it, I guess … Continue reading Google Doesn’t Hate Your Blogging Platform
People in the online marketing world like to pound their chest and declare their independence from Google’s firm grasp over the online marketing landscape. However, that’s just not a realistic business plan unless you have a boatload of venture capital as backup (or a trust fund). I’m guessing most affiliate marketers have neither. Pop!Tech: Is … Continue reading Why You Should Avoid the Google Slap
This weekend, I found a nifty new domain registering search engine called Domainr. If you’re looking for a more fun “web2.0” themed name for your next affiliate site, definitely check this out… Give your domain search a happy ending. There’s a whole world of domains out there—hundreds at the top-level and even more beyond—Domainr helps … Continue reading Finding web2.0 Affiliate Domain Names
Todd Crawford and I recorded our first (in a series) of weekly podcasts focused on all things geeky (gadgets, web2.0, new sites, etc). The show runs about an hour and I thought it was one of he best podcasts I’ve done in a while. http://www.hipcast.com/playweb?audioid=P3b69097de17a55471ec5e2b493ca1b5ebF98QFREYmN2&buffer=5&shape=6&fc=FFFFFF&pc=CCFF33&kc=FFCC33&bc=FFFFFF&brand=1&player=ap27MP3 File Here are the topics: – New iPods (and 2.1 … Continue reading Todd and Sam’s Geeky Podcast
Robert Seidman guest-blogs on social media guru Louis Gray’s blog on the topic of how the Goog has made the playing field of web publishing much more accessible for anyone (rather than just an arena for A-Listers): louisgray.com: Google Has Leveled the Internet Playing Field: ” I know a lot in the tech blogging circles … Continue reading Google Levels the Playing Field?
GoFish is an advertising agency aimed at the “tween” market and their associated parents. The company page explains: GoFish is a leading entertainment and media company with a focus on reaching kids, teens and moms. We specialize in aggregating, and distributing premium content on a large network of quality sites for which GoFish is the … Continue reading GoFish for Big Revenue Jump
Affiliate Summit East is now in full swing. If you’re not here in Boston (why aren’t you?), you can follow the conference Flickr stream on Tris’ account (Tris Hussey is one of the top geek photogs out there and does amazing work, so check it out): Affiliate Summit East 2008 Boston – a set on … Continue reading Affiliate Summit East 2008 Boston Pics
On the eve of Affiliate Summit, Scott Jangro reminds us all why we do what we do everyday with the arrival of his son Jason today… Jangro and Jangro on Flickr Continue reading Congrats to the Jangro Family
Now that the AffSpot logo is set, I’m launching the CostPerNews logo contest. Why? It’s something I’ve always wanted to do. And with a new design coming for CPN, I want to make sure we make this place look as good as possible. So, if your’e a designer (or if you know one) feel free … Continue reading New CostPerNews Logo
AffSpot has a new logo! Uploaded with plasq‘s Skitch! Site should be updated with the new theme and logo in the next couple of days. we’ll also have some tshirts, postcards, etc in time for the Affiliate Summit in Boston starting next weekend. Can’t wait! Continue reading New AffSpot Logo!
So, AffSpot (the new affiliate marketing forum I’ve been working on) is live: Shawn Collins also has coverage of the launch. Come join us (lots of people signing up already)! AffSpot Affiliate Marketing Forum Continue reading AffSpot Forum Is Live
Of course YouTube is owned by Google (and continually pwnd by narcissistic 16 year olds judging from the comments) so it makes sense that your Google Account (the one used to login to GMail, GCal, Google Docs, etc) should include YouTube. But I saw this for the first time this evening when visiting YouTube… Did … Continue reading YouTube and Google Account Linkage
New affiliate marketing podcast that is off to a great start: Podcast: 15 Minutes Lessons by NYFalcon: “Making money online is easy once you have a plan. Nyfalcon can help with that as he has already made all the mistakes first. Listen to learn about topics like affiliate marketing and making money with contextual advertising” … Continue reading New Podcast: 15 Minutes Lessons by NYFalcon and Loxly
The pics from ShareASale’s party at Affiliate Summit West back in February are finally up on Flickr. Lots of great shots of affiliate marketers (and lots of shots of Todd Crawford pointing at people)… ShareASale Party set on Flickr: “” Continue reading ShareASale Party Pics from ASW ’08
Dear People I Correspond with Via Email, Please stop using those “I’m out of the office until Wednesday July 2” notifications. I’m not your mom, so I don’t need to know exactly where you are and I really don’t care. You’re a swell person and you probably are on Facebook, Twitter, FriendFeed, ABW or some … Continue reading Out of the Office Notifications