Saturday, March 14, 2009

New Twittad Features To Help You Monetize Twitter For Affiliate Marketing and Business

Some new features on that gives you a second way to monetize your Twitter profile.

Advertisers now have the ability to post Opt-In Ad Campaigns. Once the advertiser builds their campaign, they select certain demographics they would like to target for ad serving. If you fall within their demographic you have the ability to opt-in to their campaign for the monetary value that is specified; for example;

If you are a Blogger, with over 500 followers and the advertiser wants to give you a opportunity to promote their product, the ad campaign will show up as available to you on Twittad

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If you are in San Francisco, CA and a local restaurant, bar or business would like you to advertise a special event or website sale on Twitter, they can place a ad campaign for you to opt-into to help promote your local area

If you qualify for any of these campaigns you have the ability to be notified via email, if you choose not to be notified by email your available campaigns can be found under “Search Opt-In Campaigns” when you login to your Twittad account.

Also, from the Twittad site

1 Background Image Placement through the Twitter API. We have continued our development by using the new Twitter API to “push” the background image after a Twittad user accepts the background ad placement. This eliminates the extra step of having the Twittad user place the image on their Twitter account, once you accept the ad we will place it automatically for you.

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2 Introduction of Price per Follower (PPF). Because advertising on Twitter is such a new concept, we think it is important for Twitter users to get a feel for how valuable they could be for an advertiser. For this reason we introduce today a PPF (Price per Follower). For Twittad users this means that we will calculate your potential worth from, depending on your profile tenure, we then calculate a PPF (for example .008 cents per follower), that will be shown to the potential advertisers.

3 Final Tweet. We realize that there are a lot of discussions on Twitter about the perfect fit for advertisers and Twitter users when it comes to promotion of brands/products on Twitter. We have witnessed a few advertisers who have had great success with our 1-Tweet Promo. Today we introduce a Final Tweet, that will be sent out at the end of the tenure.

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Friday, March 13, 2009

"This Geek Had No Internet For 24 Hours"

What is it about being technically challenged that makes us all act somewhat like a little school girl? I already have to live with the guilt of using PC over Mac, and that shame being shoved down my throat daily either from daily media advertisements, or a colleague raising an eye at me when I mention in passing recent issues using the "M"icrosoft word.

I am not stupid, no really I am not stupid. But I am a little paranoid, slightly repetitive (not quite a.d.d. status), and middle aged. So when I run into an eight year old at the mall that is listening to i-tunes, while also playing a Sony portable hand held gaming device, and texting a friend on his recent skipping success, while about to receive an incoming call from his girlfriend on his i-phone, I have to ask.... When is enough enough?

Recently I learned the answer to that question all within the time frame of "24 hours". More importantly, with the absence of a Computer, Phone, or TV. Starting with the least important of the three, I use a satellite TV that has recently been deciding things on it's own. I mean to say that my TV chooses channels on it's own, as well as enters sub menu options, programs upcoming shows, etc. Now I am guessing my TV is not possessed. I assume someone else who recently moved into the area may have also obtained the same provider of satellite service, and is also using his remote at the same time that I am. Well the jokes here just get funnier and funnier, but I digress.

I am also a new owner of the ATT HTC Fuze smart phone. Lets just say I am not impressed. Especially with bills recently that have gone from $69 to $150 per month. My guess is it is for those expensive commercials showing some rock climber using my phone to download blueprints for work, while he also shoots some pictures and video of some cute school girl, and then having a calender remind him of an early meeting tomorrow, all before he jumps in the jeep to use his ATT Fuze gps ready phone to find his way home. Well it has limited functionality at best, and well you get the idea.

Now some will say I am starting to ramble. But where I am going with this, is to advise you of the recent heartbreak even I had with yes... you guessed it, spyware issues on my workstation. Now you are probably still asking, so what? I bring this up because with the enormous amounts of virus, spyware, malware, etc. issues that come up in a day, it can be a really big problem even for a computer technician.

For example, I work closely with an owner of a computer repair company, where we recently discussed the "trial and error" required to attack most of the malicious virus or spyware that are released in a given day. It is not always an issue that is already categorized by the amount of the actual threat involved, even with the larger anti virus or anti spyware providers.

Fortunately, I am not a novice when it comes to issues like these. Thanks in part to my work in an industry so dependent on a virus free environment, as well as the luck of partnering with other very talented individuals like the one I mentioned above. Through the years, we have used every manufacturers product available to remove virus and spyware from workstation's. From Symantec/Norton, Mcafee, AVG, Kaspersky, CA, Webroot, Avast, BitDefender, etc.

What we have found is just more headache. Yes some of these have benefits, but some also have really big negative issues. I am not here to bash any of these products, so their is no need to detail the bad. What I am here to do is offer advice on a manufacturer of products that really is the best product offering I and any of my other colleagues have seen, present list included.

The product is Spyware Doctor. Now I know what you are thinking. Sound's cheesy. Well I thought the same thing. But after working with this product for several years, I am extremely confident in it's user friendly approach, overall reliability, and the "second to none" support offered from this anti spyware provider.

But don't just take my word for it. Right now for a limited time PC Tools is offering you a FREE no obligation scan of your system. So if you are currently fighting with any other manufacturer of spyware products, I strongly suggest you give PC Tools Spyware Doctor a try. Please notice the "ease of use approach" offered by this program. Give me an opportunity of proving to you that this program beats everything else available now, and scan your system for FREE now by clicking on the banner below

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Click Here to learn about the Google Cash Detective!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Google Cash Detective 2

In less than 24 hours Chris Carpenter is going to be releasing Google Cash Detective 2. The powerful tool that is going to undoubtedly add a much needed spark for Google Affiliates all across the web. What does this mean to you? Well clearly new tools means new research. Go easy. Take your time and "get your feet wet" as it were, especially if you have not yet jumped in the adwords pool.

From what I, like you, have all seen with the recent press, this looks to be big. Real big! Chris has released recent posts to his blog, which I am offering for you below. These videos not only demonstrate how powerful this tool will be, but also the ease of learning, due to the unique non-intimidating coaching Chris offers. Just watch one video and see for yourself.

Which leads me to the point of this little blog. Advertising, Marketing, SEO, Sales, Website Development, Monetizing, ROI, etc. It's enough to give anyone a headache on its own. Add to that the stress most of us have with keeping a job we do not want, but know we have to for financial reasons. As well as a bank account that is already depleted due to the money spent on the new tools like these, in an effort to get out of plan A. So how can I afford to pay Google for more advertising? Maybe the answer at this time is - You can't.

However, this may also be the turning point. The time where you find a little piece of financial freedom for yourself, to relieve some of the stress that is currently so burdensome to you. And I sincerely hope it does, as you, like I, probably deserve it. Good luck!


Sunday, March 8, 2009

How Do I Get More Twitter Followers?

Maximize Visibility: Treat Your Twitter Profile Like Any Other Website

The first step is to understand that your Twitter profile is like any other website. You should treat it no differently from your own blog or a free opt-in newsletter. This means that if you want to increase your Twitter subscriber base, you just need to do one thing again and again: Drive web traffic to your profile. The more targeted the traffic, the better.

This sounds obvious but many people overlook this fundamental principle and focus instead on less relevant details like Twitter usage times/frequency. I’m sure that causing controversy or learning to tweet a certain way might get some extra exposure to your profile but in my opinion, the benefits are minimal. How, when and what you tweet is not crucial.

When you want to catch as many fish as possible, use a large net and spread it as far as you can. The guideline to remember when building your profile is just one: keep working on sending visitors to your profile. People can only follow you when they know you exist.

With this in mind, you can play around with a myriad number of marketing strategies, just like how you would promote a website. Think in terms of incentives. Why would someone want to follow me on Twitter? How will he or she benefit from it? Assuming that someone doesn’t know who I am, what would motivate him or her to subscribe to my Twitter profile?

Here are just some examples of traffic-driving strategies (there are many more):

1. Create a tool/application and promote your profile alongside it.
2. Buy a banner ad to target tech-savvy audiences, link it to your profile.
3. Use Twitter as a tool for tech/customer support.
4. Organize a contest through your Twitter profile
5. Include links to your profile in email/forum signatures.
6. Evangelize Twitter on your blog/other blogs and include a link to your profile.
7. Connect your blog and other social media profiles to your Twitter page.
8. Learn to pitch Twitter influencers with articles relevant to their interest
9. Explicitly ask another user to recommend your profile or exchange recommendations.

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