Subvert and Profit, the site which pays social media website users for their votes, has announced it will expand its services to StumbleUpon on July 16th. While some people believed S&P would go down in fiery flames, there have been a couple of interviews with the site’s owner that paint a much different picture.
Thoof is a new service that aims to bring you news stories and blog posts custom-tailored for you. It might be easiest to think of it as a similar idea to how Netflix or iTunes gives you personalized movie and music recommendations based on your rental and purchase histories – Thoof does the same thing with stories but does so by keeping track of what you’ve clicked on to read in the past on the site.
If you came to this article looking for ways to “Make Money Online”, you came to the right place. If you were searching for John Chow, and ended up here you must be wondering how we are the first result and if it makes sense.
The events of the past week made one thing abundantly clear. You can have a great, even revolutionary product, but without the proper marketing and a well-timed press release you may still be doomed to obscurity. And while timing press releases sounds straightforward and obvious, here’s an example of how it isn’t always quite straightforward or obvious.
With Digg.com being one of the hottest destinations on the net, it was obviously not going to be long before it released an iPhone compatible version of the site. An unofficial version had previously been created, and interestingly enough, the Digg version (though adds functionality), looks strikingly similar to it.
Listening, unfortunately, is a trait which many businesses lack, often times, leaving users or customers feeling upset or alienated because their needs aren’t being met or their concerns aren’t being addressed. This is why when your users (i.e. your customers when it comes to new media) speak, you should be all ears.
Nielsen/NetRatings made changes to the way it ranks sites, shifting from rating by number of page views to rating by amount of time spent on a page. A lot of the online response to this announcement has dealt with how this move will really hurt Google, because most Google users do not actually spend that much time on the search engine itself. However, here’s a contrarian view of the situation.
Over the past few weeks I have been reading a book called [Web Analytics: An Hour a Day](http://www.amazon.com/Web-Analytics-Hour-Avinash-Kaushik/dp/0470130652/ref=sr_1_1/102-9272301-5411330?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1184016152&sr=1-1) which was written by [Avinash Kaushik](http://www.kaushik.net/avinash/). I am not a big fan of reading books, but this one actually provides tons of knowledge on analytics for advanced marketers as well as beginners.
Transparency is something that we, not only as consumers, but also as human beings, value in every facet of our lives. Whether it be financial transactions, politics, traditional media or online media. Here’s a look at transparency from brick and mortar to online brands.
While listening to ‘This Week in Technology’ a few days ago, the masterfulness of Apple’s marketing dawned on me. Here’s a look at the 3-tiered structure.
I have to admit that I know a little (though not much) about Ron Paul’s politics and I have nothing against him as a person or his political platform. When it comes to social media, on the other hand, he has fast become public enemy number one. Here’s what you can learn from Mr. Paul’s mistakes.
While one of the things this blog is dedicated to is teaching people how to market themselves using the various social media and online marketing tools available to us (along with making a truly marketable product), today I wanted to step back and focus on two things: the importance of using all of these tools in moderation (as a marketer) and when it comes to writing about certain topics (covering), doing that in moderation too, and generally striving to provide your audience with a healthy mix of offerings.
Yesterday was the fourth of July and though I am not an American and do not celebrate the holiday, I could not get away from it no matter how hard I tried. The reason? Everyone who had a chance to blog yesterday was trying to capitalize on the holiday of the month and consequently my RSS reader was full of the holiday. Here’s a look at how other sites capitalized on this year’s independence day and how you can do it too next time.
Back in December of 2006 John Chow started a very aggressive link back campaign, in which he would give a link back for every review of his blog when the text anchor ‘make money online’ was used. John now has over 870 links from various sites as a direct result of this campaign. This has proved to be very successful for John, because since inception of the link campaign his blog income has grown from $2790.05 in December of 2006 to $12,569.61 in June of 2007, an increase in revenue of $9,779.56. All of this growth, however, has come with a price, and it is a pretty heavy one to pay.
Picking the right service to host your website on is incredibly important. Imagine you get Dugg, or Reddited, or Slashdotted and you deplete the alloted server resources, not only will you rack up an exorbitant amount in overage charges but you miss out on incredibly important exposure, and new subscribers/readers.
In an effort to further improve the quality and credibility of the content on Pronet Advertising, we have established a code of conduct and a set of rules that will regulate all new content written on the site.