GeekCast 43: Valley vs Affiliates

GeekCast 43 is up and it’s a good listen. The entire gang of Shawn Collins, Jim Kukral, Lisa Picarille and myself chat about online marketing, gadgets, web2.0 and all-things-geek for 70 minutes. If you’re new to the show, start with this one b/c it’s one of our best (in my opinion). Here’s the mp3 or […]

Mahalo Launches Loyalty Program Reminiscent of 1999

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 […]

Buying Links: Good or Bad?

At the https://www.fusionquest.com/cgi-bin/main/hotlinks.cgi?aflt=afc1&client=affsumAffiliate Summit West this year, one of the most talked about moments was the back-and-forth between SEO expert Wil Reynolds and Jason Calacanis during Wil’s session. Here’s Wil’s take: Well the BIG topic – buying links to help boost your SEO rankings, let me say again…if you properly analyze your landscape you can […]

GeekCast Episode 5: Cease and Desist

Lisa Picarille, Shawn Collins, Jim Kukral and I taped another episode of GeekCast that was published yesterday. It’s a free-form and fun show where we discuss current trends in the geek marketing world ranging from tech to performance marketing. [display_podcast] This week, the gang tackles wearable video, fake Twitter-ers, master link baiters, affiliate link cloaking […]