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I just touched down in Singapore earlier today and although the 14 hour time difference is causing major havoc to my body clock, I figured this is the perfect opportunity to reflect on Affiliate Summit West and the takeaways from having flown 20+ hours around the world to attend.
Thanks to Shawn Collins and Missy Ward who conceptualized Affiliate Summit and have been grown it from strength-to-strength at about 200 participants in the first AS in 2003 till more than 2,000 at the recently concluded ASW.
It was a great opportunity to meet up face-to-face with a number of the online marketers I’d been reading and talking with over the past few months like ShoeMoney, Scott Jangro, Kris Jones, PlanetAndrea, Jon Fisher from WickedFire and Joe Whyte.
Becky “Webmoxy” Ryan was a friendly and intelligent person to talk to (even though I was deep in thought and seemed to have unintentionally ignored her when she called out a few times).
Maura, Robyn, Andrew Wee at the Pepperjam booth
Shoemoney’s assistant Nicole
Webmoxy Becky Ryan
More surprising still was the fact that (more…)
Since it’s launch, Elite Retreat has evoked a firestorm of debate among online marketers.
Attendees from the first ER paid $4,500 per head to attend the exclusive event.
The upcoming second ER to be held on 19 and 20th March in San Francisco is raising some hackles with its $4,950 price tag.
I’ve often heard the question on the forums and a number of Internet Marketers have been asking me this question:
Is it too much?
And often I hear the gripe that (more…)
On the sidelines of Affiliate Summit West, I had an opportunity to talk with pepperjamSEARCH President and CEO Kris Jones.
What’s his prediction of this year’s search trend?
“With Google’s quality scores coming into play, small and medium businesses with PPC budgets of less than $2 million, will see their prices increase, while conversions decrease”
Landing pages being one of the key determinants of quality scores.
Smaller search engines will provide lower quality opportunities, and result in a number of search arbitragers leaving the market. But the success ones will see an increase in their earnings.
pepperjamSEARCH’s Kris Jones and Andrew Wee
We also talked about the evolution of (more…)
Tino Buntic, known for his What Do Bloggers Look Like? project, announced his new project, 2000 Bloggers.
Top row: Spot the guy who traded the giant red paperclip for a house?
That’s me in the top row, 2nd from the right.
In Tino’s own words:
There are dozens of social networks that bring the blogosphere together (more…)
It’s 10 more days till Affiliate Summit West (ASW) and I’m stoked at the opportunity. (Incidentally, the event is sold out)
It’ll be my first trip to the US in about 4 years and I’m planning to hit Fry’s, Best Buy, get my fill of prime rib and margaritas in Vegas.
Here’s my to do list for ASW:
- Attend the great sessions planned
- Meet and greet the affiliate managers present, as not many have a point of presence in Asia.
- Finally put a face to many of the personalities whose blogs I’ve been reading, or emailing, or catching their web radio programs, or whose forums I’ve been participating on.
- Get a Shoemoney t-shirt (one of the new black one maybe?)
- Get some nice WickedFire merchandise at their booth
- Catch some great parties
This is one of the few times I’d be heading halfway around the world (I’ll be battening down the hatches in Asia to work on a couple of major projects once I get back).
So far, I look forward to the opportunity to meet and greet with Shoemoney, Jon F, Anik Singal, PlanetAndrea, Chris Hooley, Scott Jangro, Robyn Tippins, Shawn Collins, Missy Ward, the LunarPages blogging team (including Joe Whyte) and it looks like Pepperjam will have a good presence there too.
I might be approaching some of you to do interviews, so you are forwarned, and perhaps forearmed.
If you’re planning to interview any of the folks at ASW, here’s a couple of pointers (more…)
Some fun facts about the AlexaDex:
- You can make huge money, if you’re skillful, especially if you’ve traded in equities, mutual funds and the like.
- Luck plays a huge part too.
- It can be quite fun
- If you think this is a complete waste of time, just remember that it started out at PlanetAndrea.
One last minor note: It’s all fake money. But who knows, just like the “Game gold” phenomenon on the MMPOGs out there, you might start seeing eBay auctions if this thing takes off.
As everyone knows, Internet Marketers (whether you’re focused on SEO, SEM, blogging,
arbitrage affiliate marketing, product creation, domain trading, or one of the things some of you have emailed me about and asked not to mention) tend to spend on average 16 hours a day in front of the computer. (Unless you’re Cameron Olthius and only spending 14 hours a day in front of the computer: Personal Resolutions for 2007)
So to break the monotony of Internet Marketers engaging in another game of (more…)