I typically for the simplest approach when it comes to using web services. If a browser interface is available, I prefer to use that over download and installing an external program – I already have enough “stuff” on my computer.
If you are a Twitter user, you might want to take a close look at TweetDeck, especially with their recent feature upgrade.
Having gone through a couple of other Twitter clients (they essentially bring Twitter updates to your desktop via the API and provide additional functions) like Twhirl, I will be using TweetDeck for a long time.
For starters, with the recent v0.21.5b upgrade, the client includes the option of a 4th column, you’re also able to perform a search within TweetDeck and setup groups and follow friends more easily.
Unless you’re a strict stickler to talking to 1 person at a time, the multi-threaded approach to managing conversations makes Twitter more managable, especially once (more…)
This week on the Friday Podcast, I invited PotPieGirl to talking about generating traffic using free methods.
I’d seen her twitter exchanges with Miles Baker and found that she’s pretty proficient in building sites on Squidoo (the social networking site founded by marketer and author Seth Godin) and generate affiliate marketing income from her efforts.
During the course of our discussion, I found out:
How she got started in affiliate marketing
Her strategy for traffic generation and how she got involved in social media marketing
How she balances her time with a spouse and kids to take care of too
How 2007′s “Squidoo Slap” (where Google placed less prominence on Squidoo lenses) has affected her business
Tips for resources to build your internet marketing skills
I’ve known Ian Fernando for some time, talking to him over instant messenger and over the forums, so it was great to kick off the new year with inviting Ian on the Friday Podcast to talk about some of the innovative strategies he’s using for his affiliate marketing campaigns.
During the session, we talked about:
How he got started in internet marketing, especially working 3 jobs at the time
Some of the discoveries and lessons learned as he got started in affiliate marketing
Ian is one of the few marketers who blogs publicly about media buying and Pay-Per-View strategies
Which PPV networks you should take a look at
Tips to optimize your PPV campaigns
How to select appropriate affiliate offers for PPV campaigns
His newest project Affpinions
A preview of his upcoming session next week at the Affiliate Summit on “Keyword Blasting”