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Anne Howard Bashes Affiliate Summit and Industry


Not sure if anyone saw this, but Anne Howard the CEO of RushPR, some sort of PR company, decided to go completely nuts on Affiliate Summit, and more importantly the entire industry as a whole. According to her, the reason that Facebook failed was completely the fault of the affiliate industry. Yes, you heard it here, the affiliate industry destroyed Facebook. ... Read More »

Facebook Promoted Posts in Beta


Facebook has been nice enough to give me access to their “Promoted Posts” function to test it. If you didn’t know, Facebook launched, in limited beta, this week a new function that allows you to promote posts beyond the normal reach it would only get. Normally posts are promoted by EdgeRank, their in-house formula, but for a little bit more ... Read More »

Worst SEO Awards Given

If a beautiful website wins a Webby Award will anyone be able to find it? Frankly, if a site isn’t search engine optimized, it really doesn’t matter how pretty it is, or how many Webbys it has won. If it’s not on the first page of Google, Yahoo or Bing, it will be invisible to almost everyone. In an effort ... Read More »

Wasting Time? Boost Affiliate Productivity


Affiliate marketing doesn’t have to be complicated, but it can get difficult if you aren’t really managing your time. If like many affiliate marketers you hold a day job, increasing your productivity can help you get the most out of your hours. The question is – what does it take to really get things going in terms of boosting your ... Read More »

Direct Agents Switches to Cake Marketing

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Cake Marketing, the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), announced that an Inc. 5000 and Direct Marketing News top Digital Marketing Agency, Direct Agents, is switching to the Cake Marketing tracking platform. Direct Agents is a top digital marketing agency that continues to gain market share across the Finance, Insurance, Consumer Services, Retail and Market Research verticals, by providing brand advertisers with customized performance-based ... Read More »

How to Market Your Blog on Reddit


Reddit is one of the most popular social news sites out there, and it has been around for a long time now. The website can help you drive relevant traffic to your blog, if you know what you’re doing. The best part about Reddit is that its community is really welcoming. If you can deliver real value with your blog ... Read More »

How to Create Compelling Web Content


Content is crucial when you’re building an online business. But you don’t need just any content, you need content that is compelling enough to get long term results. There’s a lot of content on the web today but most of it happens to be junk clogging the search results. If you want to get noticed then you have to put ... Read More »

StumbleUpon is Secret Source of Traffic


StumbleUpon is a great place to start driving relevant traffic to your website. Regardless of what niche you’re in, you can use the popular social media site to get more targeted exposure. However, you have to keep a few things in mind to ensure that you are getting positive results from your efforts on StumbleUpon. Let’s look into them: Make ... Read More »

Google Kills 134 Million Ads


Google has been nice enough to reveal, among other things, that in 2011, they disapproved over 134 Million ads for a variety of things, including spam and fraud. On top of that, almost 800k accounts were completely killed, banned from using Adwords. According to their blog:  Ads that are in violation of our ads policies aren’t allowed to be shown ... Read More »

Facebook Phone?


After a horrendous week of basically being told by almost everyone that they suck, Facebook might have some good news on the horizon? According to various reports, it seems perhaps that Facebook is secretly (or not so secretly) working on a Facebook phone. Yes, coming perhaps in 2013 will be a mobile smart-phone, all about Facebook, with everything you could ... Read More »

Facebook is Fraud Says Publication


Rob Enderle, of TechNewsWorld has written an article that claims, among other things, that Facebook is nothing but one huge Fraud. According to the publication, Facebook is not being honest to anyone about their company and most of the statistics that they claim are just plain made up. It’s an interesting read, that examines both the actual user base and ... Read More »

Facebook COO Begs for Clicks


It seems things at Facebook are getting a little bit scary, and Sheryl Sandberg the COO of Facebook is now personally asking people to click advertising on Facebook to help their revenue. At a speech at Harvard, she is reported (according to Reuters) to have begged:  Sandberg, who visited her alma mater with her parents and two children, only once ... Read More »

Creating a Wildly Popular Blog


The success of your blog depends on a number of factors. Getting all of them right takes time and effort. Gone are the days when you could just put up a blog and have readers eat out of your hand. Today the blogosphere is much more competitive. And making a mark has become a lot more difficult. But still, there ... Read More »

Mitt Romney Investigated by FTC for False Advertising


The FTC announced today it was launching a lawsuit against Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney for Deceptive Advertising. After a several week investigation they concluded that some statements made by Romney’s campaign constituted false and deceptive advertising practices, and more importantly, were fraudulent as they did not provide proof or actual studies to back up the claims. Wait is this true? ... Read More »

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