Today Jay Adelson from Digg wrote on [removing the HD-DVD story from Digg](http://blog.digg.com/?p=73). As a business owner I understand why Digg removed that story, but within that blog post Jay said:
The other day I wrote a short post on [passionate customers](http://www.pronetadvertising.com/articles/how-passionate-are-your-customers2954.html) which was about a funny beer commercial. The problem with many online companies is that they don’t think about [creating passionate customers](http://headrush.typepad.com/) when they should be; so here are a few ways you can do so:
I don’t know what company’s commercial this is or even if it is a real commercial, but this a great way to show how passionate your customers are.
The most thoughtful person I have met in my SEO life is J. Schoemaker (Shoemoney’s wife).
Last year I wrote a guide to web analytics that discussed various types of tracking solutions such as [Google Analytics](http://www.google.com/analytics/) which has caused many people to ask me about solutions other than Google. I personally am a big fan of Google Analytics, but if you don’t want to use them for some reason or are looking for more advanced reporting, Engine Ready is a great solution at a cheap price. Here is why I like it:
Infomercials are well known for selling products, but how many of them are actually entertaining? The problem with watching them is that they are boring so even if they are selling a great product it is hard to keep viewers concentrated. Today I was surfing YouTube and I actually found an infomercial that was humorous enough to keep me tuned-in.
As the presidential race begins to heats up, search engine marketing is going to play a big role in the elections. It will be critical for candidates to have good visibility in the search engines for issues related to the election. It is also critical that candidates effectively manage their reputations as they don’t want the dirt to be visible to those people using the search engines to help with their voting decisions.
Are you kicking yourself for missing the last [Elite Retreat](http://www.eliteretreat.info/)? If not you probably are now because many of the attendees walked away learning how to make $5,000 to $10,000 a month. Instead of regretting it, you can now attend Elite Retreat.
We get quite a bit of emails from people asking why they are not ranking well in [Google](http://www.google.com) and [Yahoo](http://www.yahoo.com) and in many cases these sites did nothing shady or “blackhat” and they have tons of organic links. We’ve actually had this problem in the past with Pronet Advertising but after email Google and Yahoo we’re doing great with the search engines. If you are having some search problems that don’t seem to make sense, here are three simple steps that should fix your problem
Lately a lot of people who used to get on the [Digg homepage](http://www.pronetadvertising.com/articles/how-to-get-on-the-digg-homepage.html) constantly have been complaining that they can’t make the homepage anymore. In most cases these people are doing the exact same thing as they used to do before. Here is how you can still get on the homepage
On Monday I blogged about the [Jason Calacanis challenge](http://www.pronetadvertising.com/articles/calacanis-seos-next-evangelist0307.html) and how he received a 21% increase in traffic with only 10% of the changes being made so far. Many people have been wondering what the 10% of the changes were and some have even blogged that it could have been a [fluke](http://www.calacanis.com/2007/03/28/seo-crack-pipe-increases-traffic-at-calacanis-com/).
Bored? Be bored no more because we have created a video game that will keep you entertained and teach you about the search industry. [Search Engine Smackdown](http://www.pronetadvertising.com/searchenginesmackdown/) is a fun game where you can be the Google founders (Larry & Sergey), Yahoo founders (Jerry & David), or Microsoft founders (Bill & Paul) and duke it out with each other in a wrestling ring. Here are some screenshots:
I’ve been getting quite a few emails asking about the [Jason Calacanis challenge](http://www.pronetadvertising.com/articles/open-challenge-to-jason-calacanis.html) so I thought I would update you guys on it today.
Ever wonder how you can make a quick buck? If you are a blogger there are [services](http://www.reviewme.com) out there that will pay you to do reviews on a specific website and today Shoemoney just did one on [HarpzOn.com](http://www.shoemoney.com/2007/03/24/reviewme-harpzoncom/) for $2500.
Andy Beal from [Marketing Pilgrim](http://www.marketingpilgrim.com) is holding a [search engine marketing scholarship contest](http://www.marketingpilgrim.com/2007/03/second-search-engine-marketing-scholarship-contest-launches.html) where he is giving away $10,000 in prizes. If you are interested in kick starting your online marketing career, I definitely recommend applying.
The world is filled with hot shots and arrogant people. One thing about these people is that their attitude and the way they act makes it hard to ever forget them. If you use one of these hot shots in a commercial and add a touch of humor you can create a very memorable advertisement.
If you are looking to learn more about social media marketing from people like [Kris Jones](http://www.pepperjamblog.com), [Shoemoney](http://www.shoemoney.com), [Todd Malicoat](http://www.stuntdubl.com), and I, here is your chance. On Thursday, March 22 at 4:15 PM EST we are going to have a FREE live social media session during the [eComXpo](http://www.ecomxpo.com/). So if you have any questions for us leave a comment below and we will do our best to answer them.
Have you ever been to MSN, Google or Yahoo and seen a “personalized” message pop up?
Every month Cameron hosts a small meetup in San Diego called [Refresh SD](http://www.refreshsandiego.org/). I am not sure how many of you are in LA, Orange County or San Diego, but if you would like to meet Cameron and I and learn about the latest online trends come to Refresh SD.
Want to become rich? Well here is your chance! This Wednesday, [Jeremy Schoemaker](http://www.shoemoney.com) (aka ShoeMoney) will be joining Cameron and me on Rush Hour. Jeremy is well known for his $500,000 check as well as his newly launched project [Auction Ads](http://www.auctionads.com).