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 … Continue reading GeekCast 43: Valley vs Affiliates
Affiliate Marketing Legend and all-around geek Todd Crawford and I are back with episode six of our weekly podcast, GeekTo.Me. We had a ton of fun doing the show and it's (in my opinion) our best show yet. We definitely keep getting better and better (and geekier and geekier) every week. So, if you've got … Continue reading GeekToMe 6: Freemiums and Netbooks
A new report from Asustek (say it out loud... it's fun) says the company will be shipping $200 variations of its now famous (and ubiquitous) eee PC. I grabbed a 7" model in January of this year before Asus flooded the market with more variations than imaginable. It's one of their "weaker" machines in terms … Continue reading Cheap eee’s Coming But Get A 7″ While You Can
Got my copy of FeedFront in the mail a few weeks ago and I wanted to give a quick review with my thoughts and whether or not we need "offline" magazines in a digital world. FeedFront
Since we're on a political kick here, head over to GeekCast and listen to the latest RedHatBlueHat podcast. Despite Shawn's rather biased show description, it was a well balanced and heated show where I do what I do every week... ask policy questions and have to fend off the politics of personal destruction that the … Continue reading RedHatBlueHat
I turn 30 just a few days after this year's Affiliate Summit East. Helping me ring in my third decade is good enough reason to come to Boston, right? Well, even if you haven't gotten a ticket yet, there's a very good offer on the table for today. For today only, Affiliate Summit is running … Continue reading Free Affiliate Summit Passes Today
[display_podcast] We (Shawn Collins, Lisa Picarille, Jim Kukral and myself) recorded GeekCast this afternoon and it's a great show... GeekCast 22: iPhone 2.0 and It’s Still Useless : GeekCast.fm: "The show kicked off with talk of the iPhone 2.0, and the virtues like 3G speed, as well as the negatives, such as the keyboard, lack … Continue reading GeekCast 22: Won’t Get Fooled Again
One of my secret pleasures is to listen to the local right-leaning AM station here in Asheville while coding, doing spreadsheets or something that doesn't require much higher brain function. Every town has one of these stations with a rotation of Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity (who might have the worst designed website in … Continue reading Why Do Right Wingers Love Apple?
There has been much hand wringing in the world of affiliate marketing over the so-called New York state "affiliate tax." However, as Trust points out on ABW, it doesn't seem that 99% of merchants running affiliate programs care much... How Are Merchants Finding Out About This? - ABestWeb Affiliate Marketing Forum: "Looking at this list … Continue reading Is the NY State Affiliate Tax That Big of Deal?
Missy Ward and Shawn Collins of the https://www.fusionquest.com/cgi-bin/main/hotlinks.cgi?aflt=afc1&client=affsumAffiliate Summit have put together an "offline" publication that looks like it's going to be a great read based on the talent assembled for the articles. I contributed a piece describing the best ways to get things done in affiliate marketing using web2.0 tools: FeedFront Articles in Issue … Continue reading FeedFront Issue 1 Shipping Soon
Michael Vorel posted an interesting tweet this morning: I am concerned many NY affiliates will loose interest in affiliate marketing, solutions? which was followed up with a tweet from Shawn Collins: @vastplanet I think it could help to publicize Amazon's battle and try to bring grassroots blog pressure on NY to get more mainstream media … Continue reading Thoughts on New York Affiliates Situation: Industry Org Needed?
If you have followed me for any length of time, you know that I'm a chronic social networker. I jump on things like Twitter, Facebook, Pownce, FriendFeed, Seesmic, etc and often call them the "next big thing." I know it's annoying, but sometimes I do get it right (like with Twitter). So, I'm particularly excited … Continue reading New Affiliate Summit Social Network Could Actually Be Useful
[display_podcast] GeekCast 17 was literally epic in terms of length. Jim Kukral, Lisa Picarille, Shawn Collins and myself went just over 100 minutes this week. Despite the length, I think it's one of our best podcasts yet. We covered everything from the recent Marky Zarc disturbance in the force to Brightkite to Twitter to Hulu.com … Continue reading Can You Be Anonymous on the Web?
Affiliate marketing is not about quick profits, sleazy promotions or fly-by-night operations. Rather, affiliate marketing offers people the opportunity to make a living by producing web content. That content can be determined by a person's passion, interest or savvy, but at the end of the day it's a very democratic way to do marketing. Instead … Continue reading Anne Kadet’s Analysis Falls Very Short
I talk a good deal about cloud computing. If you listen to the GeekCast podcast, you might here me arguing with Shawn Collins over our cloud-based future and how it will be a reality as soon as variables, such as ubiquitous highspeed internet connections are available and accessible here in the US as well as … Continue reading Cloud Computing IS the Future (Not the Web OS)
[display_podcast] Every week Lisa Picarille, Shawn Collins, Jim Kukral and I do an episode of "GeekCast" where we discuss current trends in the geek marketing world ranging from tech to performance marketing. The show is very free form and wide ranging, but there is a good deal of valuable discussion on affiliate marketing and related … Continue reading GeekCast Episode 6: Plugging the Right Holes
Shawn Collins has made the annual AffStat Report available for purchase and download. For anyone interested in the nitty gritty metrics of affiliate marketing, this is a must read. The survey covered the overall statistics for affiliate programs, as well as a number of issues that face affiliate managers. Areas covered in the survey included … Continue reading AffStat 2008 Report Available
Couldn't resist the headline. Apologies to all my loyal Republican reader(s) (Shawn?)...
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 … Continue reading GeekCast Episode 5: Cease and Desist