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The Team On This Day July 29th, 2009

Here is a snap-shot of our team on this day. We’ve recently brought on a lot of help.


Wes Mahler
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Twitter: @wesmahler
Username: T202Wes

September 2007

Steven Truong
Chief Operating Officer (COO), President
Twitter: @steventruong
Username: T202Steven

September 2007

Jennifer Louie
Web & Graphic Designer
Twitter: @jenniferlouie
Username: T202Jennifer
Since August 2008

Aaron Glinski
IT Support Rep, Video Production Manager
Twitter: @paperdonut
Username: T202Aaron
Since January 2009

Man Ma
Software Engineer
Twitter: @t202man
Username: T202Man
Since February 2009

Roland Navarro
VP of Business Development
Twitter: @reachroland
Username: T202Roland
Since April 2009

Nana Gilbert-Baffoe
VP of Sales
Twitter: @nanagilbertb
Username: T202Nana
Since April 2009

Justin Barr
Publisher Manager
Twitter: @justinbarr
Username: T202Justin
Since July 2009

Feldo Nartapura
Publisher Manager
Twitter: @wheresfeldo
Username: T202Feldo
Since July 2009

Wes Moehlenbruck
Advertising Manager
Twitter: @masterlesamurai
Username: T202Brooks
Since July 2009

Alexander Tsatkin
Publisher Manager
Twitter: @tsatkin
Username: T202Alex
Since July 2009

Rachelle Navarro
Operations Manager
Twitter: N/A
Username: T202Rachelle
Since July 2009

Introducing Alerts202 – Offer Email Alert Notifications

Alerts202 is a new product we are proud to release today. Alerts202 is a simple offer alert notification system that we’ve built using our new Offers202 API. The alerts service allows you to monitor new offers being added into Offers202.

Here’s how it works. Let’s say you want to see all of the new "credit report" offers coming out. Simply login to Alerts202 and add a new offer alert for "credit report." Now any time a new "credit report" offer is added you will receive an email notification telling you about the offer.
Now you will know every time a new "credit report" offer comes out. This is especially useful if you are an advertiser. Now you can monitor your own niche and see anytime a new advertiser comes out with a competing product or service. You will always be up to date every time a new offer comes in that you’d like to know about.

Alerts202 is a free application; you can use it by logging in our Tracking202 Dashboard and clicking over to the Alerts202 tab. We have also have created an Alerts202 API for any developers out there.

Here is an example screenshot from an "acai" offer alert, shown in gmail. Click the image to enlarge it.

Video Interview On The Importance Of Transparency & Innovation In The Affiliate Marketing Industry

Peter Bordes, the CEO of Media Trust was kind enough to invite me on the keynote panel during this year’s Affiliate Conference in denver. After the event I had a chance to do an interview with Scott Parent from Relevanty Speaking, this is a short video clip of the interview. It is also great to know that California is not allowing the affiliate tax to pass here. This is mentioned in the video.

Our 4th of July Revolution202 Launch

written by steven & nana

Happy Fourth of July to everyone in the U.S. and everyone who chooses to celebrate this holiday with us today, also known as Happy Independence Day! Today marks the launch of our new network, the Revolution202 Partner Network! It has been a long journey getting here and launching our own network but is also a natural progression in the growth of where 202 is headed. It is with this in mind that I wanted to announce our launch today. However, this is only a pre-launch and although we’re accepting applications starting today, this is currently invite only, meaning we’re limiting the number of affiliates who gets to be the first to join our network. Be one of the first to join and apply today!

With that said, it is important to note that if you are a current 202 user, your 202 username and password is universal across all 202 services. When applying for Revolution202, please login using your existing 202 username if you have one as this will make things much easier for you. If you’re new, don’t worry, you can still apply and create a new 202 account.

Today also marks a huge national holiday for the U.S., Independence Day. It is the anniversary of when the United States Declaration of Independence was signed 233 years ago, on July 4th, 1776, when the United States (the thirteen originally British colonies) officially gained its independence from the British Empire. This was the day our nation celebrated the birth of the United States; so in essence, the United States itself is celebrating its 233rd birthday.

The history behind how the United States were formed as a result of declaring its independence from the British Empire was the result of the occurrence of the American Revolutionary War, also known as the American War of Independence. The war began as a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and thirteen united former British colonies on the North American continent, and ended in a global war between several European great powers. This war was the culmination of the political American Revolution, whereby the colonists rejected the right of the Parliament of Great Britain to govern them without representation.

In 1775, revolutionaries gained control of each of the thirteen colonial governments, set up the Second Continental Congress, and formed a Continental Army. Petitions to the king to intervene with the parliament on their behalf resulted in Congress being declared traitors and the states in rebellion the following year. The Americans responded by formally declaring their independence as a new nation, the United States of America, claiming sovereignty and rejecting any allegiance to the British monarchy.

The sources and interpretation of the Declaration has been the subject of much scholarly inquiry. The Declaration justified the independence of the United States by listing colonial grievances against King George III, and by asserting certain natural rights, including a right of revolution. Having served its original purpose in announcing independence, the text of the Declaration was initially ignored after the American Revolution. Its stature grew over the years, particularly the second sentence, a sweeping statement of human rights:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

All this came about due to a change or shift and as a result of the American Revolution. The term “Revolution” can be defined as a sudden, momentous, radical, or complete change; a dramatic change or fundamental shift in the way of thinking or visualization; and activity or movement designed to effect the fundamental changes in the socioeconomy. It is with this definition in mind that we find it fitting to launch our Revolution202 Partner Network today. What are you waiting for? Join the Revolution!

Picture Of The Team, On This Day, June 23rd 2009

Capturing history is one of the treasures to pass along to your friends and family once your gone.

So here is a photo of our team as of June 23rd, 2009.  The ever growing 202 family. Entrepreneurship

is a lot more fun, when you have great people working with you. 

Top: Steven Truong, Jennifer Louie, Roland Navarro, Aaron Glinski, Nana Gilbert-Baffoe

Bottom: Wes Mahler, Man Ma, Feldo Nartapura

Video Interview With Paul Bourque From UberAffiliate On Becoming An Advertiser

Paul Bourque is an extremely successful pay per click affiliate, runs the blog UberAffiliate.com and is now on route to becoming a large advertiser in our space. Paul is mainly known for his blog UberAffiliate.com which is focused on sharing tips and tricks to help you generate more revenue using PPC. You can find all of his articles by going to his Affiliate Marketing Guide. Please go through his guide if you have not had a chance to see all of the articles there. Many times we will simply read the most recent blog posts, but we forget that there are a lot of great posts that were also written in the past.

In this interview Paul talks about becoming an advertiser. After you’ve been in the industry for awhile you’ll notice once Affiliates start taking different paths. Some will create large affiliate networks, some will become advertisers, some will become service providers like us and of course some will continue to become bigger and bigger players in the affiliate space. Paul has decided to make the move to become one of the advertisers in the space and in this interview we’ve talked about his experiences and challenges in doing so.

You can read Paul’s blogger over at uberaffiliate.com, and you can follow him on twitter at twitter.com/uberaffiliate.com. If you’ve enjoyed this video post a comment to let us know what you think.

If you haven’t already, you can catch our recently posted video series through TV202:

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How Jonathan Volk Scaled Past $300,000/month (video interview)

We had a pleasure to interview Jonathan Volk, one of our very good friends, and a very successful affiliate marketer. Jonathan is the founder of Surge Marketing, a performance marketing company. Jonathan is best known for his blog “JonathanVolk.com” where he blogs about tips & strategies people can use to increase their PPC marketing efforts.

During Ad:Tech SF 2009, Jonathan and I had a lengthy interview about scaling PPC campaigns. Specifically we asked how he has scaled to over $300,000+/month in commissions, to learn how he did it watch the video! To read more of his stuff, visit Jonathan’s blog, or follow him on twitter at: twitter.com/jonathanvolk.

Stay tuned for theses up and coming interviews:

If you haven’t already, you can catch our recently posted video series through TV202:

If you enjoyed this interview, please subscribe to our blog, follow us on twitter and join our newsletter.

Meetup202 AdTech Speakers – Jonathan Volk, Ralph Ruckman, Dennis Yu, Larby Amirouche and Paul Bourque

Here are some speaker presentations during our meetup202 event last ad:tech. I think I probably had a little bit to much to drink before getting on stage, as you will notice. But we all still had a great time, if you missed it, check out our up and coming meetups here.

Jonathan Volk

Ralph Ruckman

Dennis Yu & Paul Bourque

Meetup202 Ad:Tech SF 2009 – Event Video

Check out our video from our largest Meetup202 event which held over 400+ people during Ad:Tech SF this year. We want to thank our sponsors, Hydra Network, ClickBooth, WebTraffic2Go and CPA Fuel for helping us put it together. Enjoy the clip!

PS: Be on look out for the next video. We will show the presentations from the speakers during the event.