Why It’s Up to Us to Diversify In Social Media

We’ve been a bit content-crazy lately, but with good reason. Content is king, after all. But more importantly? As Google becomes more discerning with their search algorithms and backlinks from high-authority websites become an increasingly valued currency, the premium on actually owning your content will grow. [ cialis generic |… Read more“Why It’s Up to Us to Diversify In Social Media”

AM Affiliate: Affiliate Marketing Awards Open Up for Nominations + More

– Have you gotten your nominations in for the Affiliate Marketing Awards? [Affiliate.com] – Being turned down by Groupon has led Google to start up Google Offers. [Mashable] – YouTube’s revenues doubled in the last year. [AllThingsD] – Steve Jobs‘ advice to everyone in everything: “Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.” [AllThingsD]… Read more“AM Affiliate: Affiliate Marketing Awards Open Up for Nominations + More”

AM Affiliate: Voting as Self-Marketing, The Ultimate Gift for Bloggers, + More

– What to do when you’re a small affiliate marketing outfit finally gearing up to expand your staff. [Super Affiliate Twins] – Split-testing in internet marketing is not unlike split-testing in the real world: It all depends where you put your cooler of Diet Cokes. [Inside Affiliate] – Voting as… Read more“AM Affiliate: Voting as Self-Marketing, The Ultimate Gift for Bloggers, + More”

What Does YouTube’s Billion Subscriptions Mean For Advertisers and Consumers?

Two jewels in YouTube’s crown this week: The user-driven video site has now served over 1 billion subscribers…and has driven a billion views to Lady Gaga. The former is a number that has nowhere to go, but up. As we learned this morning, rifts like the one keeping Cablevision and… Read more“What Does YouTube’s Billion Subscriptions Mean For Advertisers and Consumers?”

AM Affiliate: On Being An Affiliate Marketer, Improving Your Facebook Campaigns, + More

– “I chose to do this as a career because I knew I had to be an entrepreneur anyway because I lacked any qualifications from school and wasn’t prepared to be paid $5 a hour to work for someone else.” – Michael Dunlop on why and how he landed in… Read more“AM Affiliate: On Being An Affiliate Marketer, Improving Your Facebook Campaigns, + More”

AM Affiliate: Apple’s False Advertising Backfires, Women Addicted to Facebook?, & More

– Well this could be embarrassing for Apple’s marketing department. A user has pointed out how the company doctors a screenshot from the Star Trek movie to show off what the iPad can’t do. [Digg] – Why a dip in invalid traffic rates doesn’t necessarily portend a decline in click-fraud…. Read more“AM Affiliate: Apple’s False Advertising Backfires, Women Addicted to Facebook?, & More”

AM Affiliate: YouTube Loves Vuvuzelas, Man Mugged Waiting For iPhone 4, & More

– Not content to let Twitter have all the fun with mainstreaming the World Cup, YouTube has embedded a vuvuzela button to all videos. [Mashable] – One of the keys to attracting top brands to performance marketing? Modernization. [Adotas] – The importance of making impressions–whether you’re Coke Zero or Facebook…. Read more“AM Affiliate: YouTube Loves Vuvuzelas, Man Mugged Waiting For iPhone 4, & More”

AM Affiliate: Twitter Angry With World Cup’s Worst Ref Ever, Prepping for AffCon2010, & More

So today’s AM Affiliate..coming at you with a time delay because the rest of the world was away watching USA and Slovenia’s World Cup face off. – “Worst Ref Ever” is trending on Twitter as USA is denied the winning World Cup goal in today’s match against Slovenia. [Twitter] –… Read more“AM Affiliate: Twitter Angry With World Cup’s Worst Ref Ever, Prepping for AffCon2010, & More”

AM Affiliate: TV Is Dead, Smart Drugs Are Alive, and Everyone’s Shopping Again

Welcome to your end-of-week AM Affiliate! Today, we try to step outside of the social media arena to bring updates on how advances in marketing and technology are spurring some pretty big lifestyle changes for people worldwide. [ performance anxiety viagra | viagra levitra | buy cheapest cialis | viagra… Read more“AM Affiliate: TV Is Dead, Smart Drugs Are Alive, and Everyone’s Shopping Again”

Why Pakistan Is Sparing Twitter In Its War On Social Media

There seems to be a curious lockdown on most social media brewing in Pakistan–and its one that casts Facebook in a positive light for a change. It’s curious because the Pakistani government isn’t shutting out all social media. While blocking Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, and Wikipedia, the nation is still allowing… Read more“Why Pakistan Is Sparing Twitter In Its War On Social Media”