As I’m coming back to rebuild my online business after about 2 years of neglect, I’m looking at what I have now.
Since shifting webhosting a couple of times to my current SSD cloud VPS hosting, I’ve lost a number of my product sites along the way.
Part of the rebuilding over the next couple of weeks is to have them up again.
If your sites are down, then you won’t be able to get sa (more…)
Yes, I’ve disappeared from my own blog since about late 2012. No, I didn’t quit the industry or start promoting some weird MLM.
So here’s a breakdown of what I’ve been up to.
2011-2012: Neverblue affiliate manager
I had a good experience working with some of the top affiliates in the industry. Seeing how they systematize their business and scale was a good example of how you can build a business which generate fairly consistent results on a long-term basis. During my time as an AM, I was part of a team which travelled to Bangkok, Thailand, to conduct the first Neverblue Interact event. It was so popular we hosted 200 affiliates over two days.
Also, as part of the development effort, I organized an overnight hacka (more…)
As any Internet marketer or business owner marketing your business online, your website is your lifeblood.
You live or die a virtual death, based on whether your blog or e-commerce store is up and running.
So, your website MUST be up at all times.
Although I had been with Bluehost shared webhosting for about 5 years, I made the choice to switch two years ago.
Much of my decision had to do with the chronic overloading of it’s servers, leading to poor performance as resources were throttled and conserved. If you exceeded 1% CPU usage, it’d be common to see a blue error screen that your site was inaccessible because it had exceeded it’s allocated resources.
So instead of rejoicing that my blog had made the list of top viewed Internet marketing or affiliate marketing blogs, my visitors would instead see the equivalent of a Windows Blue Screen of Death (BSOD). Talk about a wasted effort.
It looks like things haven’t changed much. Yesterday, I did some (more…)
If you’ve been in the Internet marketing game for some time, you might have tried incorporating email marketing into your promotion strategy.
So, here’s what I feel doesn’t work for long-term email promotion – continually sending pitch emails to the list, consisting of messages asking people to buy something. I’m pretty sure most people didn’t join a list so that they’d get ads all day.
Unless you’re sending out massive amounts of email, the promotion is likely to tank, whether it’s for a CPA (cost-per-acquistion/lead generation) offer or a CPS (cost-per-sale) offer.
Eventually the list will burn itself out, with members unsubscribing from (more…)
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Would you pay for something that you can get free online?
Specifically training in online marketing, affiliate marketing and lead generation?
How do you compare a free Internet marketing forums like the Warrior Forum, Wicked Fire or one of the other free forums, compared to a paid forum, like AffPlaybook?
A simple reply might be “You get what you pay for”.
But let’s assume you don’t buy the “free is junk, paid is quality” argument and look at the facts.
When I’ve gone into one of the free sites, I’ve found that the content posted by members tend to consist mainly of jokes, casual chat, stuff for sale and tips.
What you get out of most Internet marketing forums?
Often the jokes and chat stuff takes up most of the bandwidth, with some members coming up with stuff or services to sell to other members. The stuff for sale could be good, especially if it’s a newer provider or developer who wants to establish themselves and do some beta testing, build up goodwill or collect customer reviews.
The “tips” you get are often very (more…)
Junde YU, Vice President for Asia Pacific, game analytics measurement company App Annie delivered this presentation at the recently concluded Casual Connect Asia 2014, held in Singapore.
As the presentation was presented primarily in a series of data screenshots and brief commentary, I’ll add transitions so it won’t be as jarring.
Some info about App Annie:
- The company was started in Beijing, China.
- It’s headquarters are in Beijing and San Francisco
- The 4-year-old company is funded by investors like Sequoia Capital, IDC
- App annie apps are free.
- It tracks advertising data, tracking ad spend, without the use of a SDK
- It also tracks the various app store stats – top free, top paid,
It recently launched a new product focused on ASO – app store optimization – which lets you see the keywords apps are ranking for.
App annie intelligence covers the iOS and android markets worldwide
Of the top 10 countries:
- US, China drive 40% of iOS game downloads
- Russia is #3 by combined iOS and Android game downloads
- The number of Google Play downloads outnumber iOS downloads
- Markets like Brazil, Thailand and Turkey are driven by Android download