Monthly Archives: March 2008

Busy Bee

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Haven’t posted in a little while, just been pursuing goals and deadlines.

And of course, making progress. Lots of action, and little talk.

I hope your making progress as well, because thats what is important.

“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do” – Andrew Carnegie

It’s the end of march. What did you accomplish in the last 30 days?

Did your income grow in the last 30 days?

If it didn’t, what are you doing?

Is this the way you want to live?

*seriously*

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Congratulations to everyone who is making it happen,

Keep up the good work.

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Make Progress. What are you waiting for?

Subids.com – How Subid Tracking Works and Examples

I just got a pretty good domain for SEO, it is subids.com.

What is surprising, is that I believe the domain was registered before, maybe not, but I remember trying to register it and I believe it was taken. Anyways it is now avalaible, and of course I registered it, it should get some nice organic traffic. You can see subids.com here. Just a very simple site, won’t ever be much to it, except for holding a good domain with some good content relevant to subids.

Meetup202: Calling All Bay Area PPC Marketers

Do you live in San Francisco, or around the Bay Area? Join our meetup.com group

We are putting together a Bay Area meetup group for Pay Per Click Affiliate Marketers, although if you do SEO, or email marketing your welcome to join us too. We will be putting together the first event next month, April, after Ad:Tech. The date has not been determined yet, but we have just posted our meetup group to prepare for April.

Get together with other super affiliates from the Bay Area, we will meetup in and around the Bay Area, at spots that have food, drink and most importantly, internet access! Network, Associate and Meetup with other bay area affiliates.
To join meetup202, visit our meetup.com page at:

http://affiliate.meetup.com/39/

We look forward to networking with other PPC Affiliates in the bay area, definitely join the meetup if you are anywhere close to the bay area! Only so much information can be learned from blogs, the best tips are generally when you are talking to someone personally. Lets meetup!

http://affiliate.meetup.com/39/

Wes Mahler,
San Francisco

AIM: T202wes

How To Get The Same Amount of Knowledge As A Book, In About 3-5 Minutes.

Being able to read, learn and study from books that teach us how to be stronger, wiser, and better are so valuable. Lately I have failed to get a lot of reading done, it has been a lot of focusing on programing applications instead. But I can still find a way to get knowledge in, and one of the ways I have enjoyed to gain new knowledge is simplify by reading a few very meaningful and insightful quotes from the most successful people in the world. A lot of chapters in books are normally to summarize a point, and sometimes the longer chapter does help up the lesson being taught. Although I still believe books are a great source of information, sometimes some of the most profound learning can be read in 2-3 seconds. Let me share some simply powerful information to you, and I think you’ll agree, the information is valuable, compact, powerful information in a sentence or two. Enjoy, here are some of the best ones I’ve found.

  • “The real money’s in the shovels, not the gold.” – Samuel Brannan (1819-1889)
    • The first publicist of the California Gold Rush bought every shovel in
      San Francisco before he ran through the street shouting, “Gold! Gold!
      Gold from the American River!” Cisco Systems has become a $32B company
      using a similar strategy, selling the routers and switches that form
      the backbone of the Internet.


  • “Cut out the middleman.” – Aaron Montgomery Ward (1844-1913)
    • Ward founded the world’s first mail-order business, Montgomery Ward
      Co., in 1872. Countless other catalog-based companies have followed in
      his footsteps, including information-age retailers like Amazon.com.


  • “Sell the razors cheap and the blades dear.” – King Camp Gillette (1855-1932)
    • Gillette’s loss leader strategy has been replicated by countless
      companies, Hewlett-Packard makes billions by peddling $30 ink
      cartridges for its $100 printers. And while Sony loses money on its
      PlayStations, it cleans up on the games.


  • “Long ago, Sir Isaac Newton
    gave us three laws of motion, which were the work of genius. But Sir
    Isaac’s talents didn’t extend to investing: He lost a bundle in the South Sea Bubble,
    explaining later, ‘I can calculate the movement of the stars, but not
    the madness of men.’ If he had not been traumatized by this loss, Sir
    Isaac might well have gone on to discover the Fourth Law of Motion:
    For investors as a whole, returns decrease as motion increases.”
    – Warrent Buffet

  • “As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do” – Andrew Carnegie

  • “I would rather earn 1% off a 100 people’s efforts than 100% of my own efforts.” – John D. Rockefeller

  • “The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets” – John D. Rockefeller

  • “The finest pieces of software are those where one individual has a
    complete sense of exactly how the program works. To have that, you have
    to really love the program and concentrate on keeping it simple, to an
    incredible degree.”
    – Bill Gates

  • I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If
    today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about
    to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days
    in a row, I know I need to change something.
    – Steve Jobs

  • “Tis better to be alone than in bad company” – George Washington

  • “High expectations are the key to everything.” – Sam Walton

  • “There is only one boss, and that is the Customer, and he can fire
    everybody from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money
    somewhere else.”
    – Sam Walton

  • Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become. – Jim Rohn

  • “One of the highest forms of human maturity is accepting full responsibility for our lives” – Jim Rohn

  • “You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar

  • “If I could live all over again, I would buy every square inch of Manhattan. “ – John Jacob Astor (First Millionaire in the United States)

  • “The first hundred thousand — that was hard to get, but afterwards it was easy to make more.” – John Jacob Astor

  • ““The two most important requirements for major success are: first,
    being in the right place at the right time, and second, doing something
    about it.””
    – Ray Kroc – McDonalds

  • “Money equals business which equals power, all of which come from character and trust.” – J.P. Morgan

  • “When you expect things to happen – strangely enough – they do happen.” – J.P. Morgan

  • The major reason for setting a goal is for what it
    makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the
    far greater value than what you get.

    – Jim Rohn
  • “Why is it with all the information available today on how to be successful in small business, so few people really are?” – Michael Gerber – E-Myth
  • “If You Shall Search, You Shall Find.” – The Bible

Enjoy? Find More all over the place, I’m going to try what Steve Jobs does everyday from here on out. WikiQuotes.

Remember: Knowledge isn’t power, knowledge applied is power.

It’s all about applying the good ideas, if you found one good one here today that you like, use it, if you just use ONE idea from here, and actually implement it, you are going to do great. The rate at which we implement new ideas that are good, will be a major determining factor on how well we do in life.

Speed of implementation, not just implementation, but how fast we gather new ideas and implement them. Key.

Win A Nintendo Wii From Tracking202 – Contest

Tracking202 is giving away a free Nintendo Wii! This post is copied from http://tracking202.com/blog/nintendo-wii-bonus-prizes-giveaway-contest-2.This is a Tracking202 Contest, not a WesMahler.com contest, but of course I support the Tracking202 Contest.To win a free wii follow the contest rules below, to see if you can get this popular gaming station for free!


Hello everyone! As many of you know, we’ve had some crazy traffic growth lately thanks to all the big reviews we’ve received by some big names in the industry and as you can see from our daily growth on alexa, it’s getting better and better! Barely a month old and we’re already breaking the alexa 56k three month average. Quite an impressive achievement if we must say so ourselves. Our user growth has been tremendous as well and we definitely want to keep the momentum going.

CONTEST

As great as the traffic and buzz has been, and how much better it will get, we’d like to take it one step further. So naturally we’re doing what most people have done to drive more buzz, a blog contest! The prize? A brand new Nintendo Wii! As many of you know, this is a pretty hot item on the market and in most places, is still SOLD OUT today ever since it was released! Amazingly most stores get new stock in each week and this thing is flying off the shelf like hot cakes. We’ll include the gift receipt shown below incase you already have one and would prefer to exchange it for something else (assuming they’re okay it’s over 30 days; it’s a hot item anyway meaning easy to resell). Do whatever floats your boat. Now that you know what you’re getting, here’s how you can participate.

REQUIREMENTS

1. All you have to do is write a short blog post about this blog contest describing as best as you can the rules and requirements and the prize giveaway. The review must be a minimum of 250 words which isn’t hard if you include these rules. You must link to our homepage using the anchor text Free PPC Affiliate Tracking Tool, our blog using the anchor text Affiliate Marketing Blog, our blog contest using the anchor text Free Nintendo Wii, and our forum using the anchor text Affiliate Marketing Forum as shown here. Be creative on what you have to say. Do this and you’ll automatically get 5 entries to the prize drawing. Once you’ve completed the above, leave a comment on this blog entry with a URL to your post so we can verify your entry (this is important otherwise you will not get credit for the drawing; do not email us or send us the link on AIM).

2. Your blog must be at least 90 days old and have a minimum of 30 blog posts at the time of this contest. If you do not meet this requirement, we’re sorry, you can not participate. The main reason for this rule is because we want to weed out people making extra blogs just to get extra entries and we feel it’s only fair to link to those who have been active with their blogs. If you fall under this category but feel you should be qualified to enter, shoot me an email at [email protected] or contact me on AIM at T202Steven and I will review over it with you. We will be checking whois to verify domain age as well.

RULES

1. The contest is only valid if we get 100 or more linkbacks aka participants.

2. Contest will end at Midnight PST on April 15th, 2008 (Tax Day). Winner will be announced within a week. IF for any reason we do not reach our goal of 100+ participants due to the short contest date, we may extend this to give more people a chance to enter but we may not so don’t count on this.

3. You must complete the requirement for the Bonus entries to count (more on bonus entries below).

4. Contest is open to everyone WorldWide so we’ll ship anywhere. However if there is a duty fee or tax fee for your country if you live outside of the US, you’re on your own. We will ship it as a gift in situations such as this and help alleviate any fees you might have to pay as much as possible.

BONUS ENTRIES

You can earn bonus entries to increase your chance of winning. Here are some ways you can get additional entries:

1. If you were one of the people who signed up for Tracking202 early on prior to this contest and have been “ACTIVE”, you automatically get a bonus entry in our appreciation for being a user. This is merely a way for us to thank those who put faith in our services. (Keep in mind all bonus entries are only valid if you follow the requirements above; please contact me if you’ve entered with your blog so I can verify your username and bonus entry).

2. If you subscribe to our newsletter, blog RSS, or Stumble, Reddit, and Digg our site, we will add 2 additional entry for each of those earning you potentially 10 bonus entries. Just send us a screenshot proving your RSS subscription (feed and/or email), Stumble, Reddit, and Digg (and email us your user name for each) and the email used for verification of newsletter subscription, and you’ll get your additional entries. If you are already subscribed, we’ll count those entries too (If you unsubscribe, the entry goes away; please send all screenshot, emails, etc to [email protected] ).

3. Leave a comment! Please note leaving your post URL and following the above contest rules do not apply. By leaving an actual blog comment, we will include 1 extra free entry to the drawing as a bonus. Multiple comments will not earn you multiple extra entries.

ADDITIONAL PRIZE GIVEAWAY

As another added bonus, the person that drives us the most traffic (base on our analytics stats), will get a free Tracking202 T-Shirt separately!

So start posting and enjoy! Please also look forward to future contests and freebie giveaways.

PS If you want to help support Tracking202, feel free to contact me at [email protected] on how you can Donate or Advertise with us. Thanks.

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Why The Web Is Free

This was a great interview I saw on TechCrunch that I really enjoyed, the first part was with Chris Anderson, author of the Long Tail, and he is talking about why the web is free, and why services even like Tracking202 is free. We are just following the trend of successful online mega businesses with our philosophy on giving away services. The last part is with Michael Arrington who has some great thoughts about technology in general.

Michael Semira with CXDigital Video Interview

Mike Semira is my personal affiliate manager at CXDigital, I was very impressed with their presence at the Affiliate Summit West convention last month. They had a great booth location, and everyone in the company was great to talk to, we also had a lot of fun at the gathering they put together during the event. Enjoy the video interview, Mike Semira with CXDigital, check it out!

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Adam Dufresne from MaxBounty Video Interview

This is an interview with Adam Dufresne from MaxBounty, unfortunately this is the interview that had the most audio interference out of all the ones we did. However, Adam emphasis communication is extremely important in getting the most of your relationship with your affiliate manager. He also emphasis continuing education by reading blogs, and taking action by putting what you learn to use.

Adam was one of the first affiliate managers to actually beta test the product themselves, Adam has been a great help and is a great person to talk to online and offline, make sure you talk to Adam when you get started with MaxBounty. I have loved working with MaxBounty so far, and I highly recommend them to anyone. There interface may look outdated, but their tracking works wonderful and they pay on-time, every-time.

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Jonathan Van Clute with LPGen Video Interview

Jonathan Van Clute is an experienced PPC Affiliate Marketer who resides in San Francisco Bay Area. Jonathan developed a landing page generation product, LPGen, which is designed to help users increase their quality score on the different search engines. Jonathan had kept LPgen to himself for quite awhile but due to demand released it to the public. The LPGen software can be found at LPGen.com. LPGen stands for Landing Page Generator. LPGEN dynamically adds content which is relevant to the keyword being searched for so Google rewards you with a higher quality score.

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