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|Thursday, September 28, 2006|
The LA Times reported today that the Prosperity Automated System (PAS) is being targeted by the Securitys & Exchange Commission (SEC). Their goal is to shut them down. Honestly, I'm not familiar with their products or compensation plan, but having the SEC go after you is bad news from any perspective. If you're involved in any similar programs, you might want to pay attention to this case.
|Wednesday, September 13, 2006|
On the inside, Opportunity Meeting Place contains the typical Profile pages, a Blog, Classified posting area, Groups, a Forum, and direct links to a HotConference private room. The only updateable areas are the profile, ability to add banners (although I can't see where they'd be displayed yet), you can create and join groups, and post classifieds. The Group categories are rather limited: MLM Opportunities, Investment Opportunities, Day Trading Opportunities, and Franchise Opportunities. Where does Quikonnex and DeskView fit into that mix???? There's definitely a lot of work that needs to be done. I can't dis them for linking to HotConference -- that's all they have available :-) the poor guys :-( There's still the promise that this will be a good networking location, but they've got a lot to do to catch up with Ryze and LinkedIn.
|Wednesday, September 13, 2006|
Okay, I'm checking out another site. You might want to join me on this test, who know Quikonnex could dominate it. Joel Theiren, of HotConference.com and Kiosk.ws, is launching OpportunityMeetingPlace.com
on Tuesday, September 19, 2006 9AM.
There's a new SEO technique being promoted call Tag and Ping. While this technique in itself is not bad, there's a package being sold via an affiliate site at tagandping.com
for $147.00 that looks like the start of a new spamming method. Blogging and Pinging was great when it started, but now if you look at the listings on sites like weblogs.com all you see is a list of porno sites. When will social bookmarking tools that allow tagging be degraded by abusive techniques.
|Wednesday, February 01, 2006|
Is the latest buzz, Butterfly Marketing, a scam? Absolutely not! But!!!!!!
If you think you're going to make money by getting in on this $997.00 deal and reselling it, you're nuts! First of all, there's only 1500 packages being sold and over 500 were sold on the first day, so your ability to capitalize on the opportunity is severely limited out of the gate. Mile Filsaime says he's spent the last 18 months putting together this product. A significant amount of this time was probably used to line up his joint venture team. Let's see... I've received invitations to buy this package from Coya Moda, Gary Ambrose, Jeremy Gislason, Michail Rasmussen, Rob Taylor, Nick Temple and Mike Fislaime himself. These guys have created special incentive packages to get you to buy Butterfly Marketing from them, so, unless you were part of the inner circle and were pre-prepared for this launch, the odds are not in your favor. Does this mean you shouldn't buy it?
|Thursday, September 08, 2005|
It's been awhile since I looked at any program that used email as its basis. The last time I even looked at marketing gimick was almost a year ago when Instant Buzz
was lauched. That one was a flop. So let's see what Your Lucky List
will bring to the table.
I just picked this up off the Warrior Forum
. Corey Rudl one of Internet Marketing's guru of gurs, died in a car crash yesterday morning (6/2/05) at the California Speedway in Fontana, California. Corey was passenger in 2005 Porche Carrera GT driven by Benjamin Keaton.
Rest in Peace Corey!
BlogPower, RSStoBlog, InstantBlogandPing.com, BlogAutoMachine.com, Blog-and-Ping-Machine.com, and others are tools designed to accomplish one thing and one thing only... to spam the search engines.
I've seen folks predicting the death of email, the death of ... you pick it. I've got my own prediction to make here. The ability for someone to get a free blog site or free trial on one will soon come to an end. Either this or the sites that offer them will be banned from Google and Yahoo directories. Want to know why?
I certainly don't want to bash this young man, so take my comments here for what they're meant to be... a skeptical look at a this marketing campaign. Mike's probably really going to college, but I doubt very seriously that he's getting out of the Internet business (DeJa Vu ... Mark Joyner's Farewell).
If you're advertising products and services as an affiliate and using your affiliate URL, you'll probably want to review Google's new policy regarding affiliate advertising. You can still make money, but you'll need to change the way you're marketing those products.
|Thursday, December 30, 2004|
Some of the Quikonnex publishers have experienced what is called "Comment Spam". Visitors to the Quikonnex blog-like pages post comments unrelated to the publisher's article and post with user names like 'online poker', 'phentermine', 'mortgages', 'flowers', etc. and the comment itself is promoting their website. First of all, Quikonnex has put together a system to battle this comment spam problem, but I'd like to answer your questions as to "why do they do this?"
|Thursday, October 28, 2004|
I have to give Mike Chen credit, the guy is very creative. Mike, if you've not heard of him, is the creator of the Make Your Own Software
product. He's came up with a really innovative way to sell this product via his new InstantBuzz website. Here's the deal, you get his new InstantBuzz toolbar and when you first logon, you're provided with a one-time, never to be repeated offer. He's actually put together a very, irresistable offer, but to get it, you have to buy his Make Your Own Software
But here's what I really think is the creative part of this offer...
EDITOR'S NOTE: While it was interesting concept back when they first launched, I really cannot recommend that anyone use or install this program. Thomas's note below gives some good tips on how to get rid of it if you've installed it.
I just read this on the Warrior Forum and it could impact a lot of folks doing business on the Internet (post dated 8-10-04
). myPaySystems is a myPaySystems is a third party payment processor which allows vendors to accept credit card payments via the Internet. What really concerns me with this deal is this: "notice is given that all funds must be held pending risk review of each account". Some of the Warriors have been pushing thousands of dollars of business through myPaySystems and this could do major harm to their cash flow.
Would you like to get the word out on your channel? One way we're doing it now is to do what is called "Pinging Weblogs". There's a new kid on the block and it's more than weblogs. It's what's called a meta-pinger. Just like there are search engines that allow you to search multiple search engines, Ping-O-Matic allows you to ping multiple locations from one site.