I saw Will Reynolds speak about SEO. I’ll give him props for being a good speaker but I really didn’t like his message or what he had to say. Being squeaky clean is fine but real money in any niche is made in automation and scaling. Will doesn’t seem to like either of these concepts.
Shoemoney’s PAR program that he’s pushing right now seems like a cool concept. Here’s the gist. You pop his snippet on your site, it collects a prospects email address. It then uses that email address to find more info about the prospect such as name, address, social info etc and then starts marketing to this prospect through a drip email campaign. It can do some other cool things too like use the social info it obtains to contact the user through twitter. If they stick with this project, bring down the price and make it self serve I think this might be huge! I also think they have the potential to sell this product to a company like iContact or MailChimpfor big bucks.
SolarVPS is releasing something called the Solar System. It’s basically their new cloud offering and backend to provision and manage your VPS’ with them. I know they’ve been working on it a long time and I think they are going to give Rackspace & StormOnDemand a run for their money when it’s all done and released.
Big thanks to XRev Media, Kris Trujillo & Ian Fernando for an awesome gift they gave me yesterday. What was the gift. A pair of Beats Wireless headphones. That’s just awesome.
There is NO party like a Darren Blatt Marketers Ball party! Affiliate Ball was so much fun and had awesome surprise guests like Sugar Hill Gang & C&C Music Factory.
Last might was the first AFFY awards. I won one as did Shawn Collins, Missy Ward, Ian Fernando, NickyCakes, ShoeMoney & John Chow. Ice-T & CoCo presented the awards which was cool.
I saw 1 grown man affiliate spit his drink into another male affiliates mouth and then they spit it back and forth. Apparently this is called baby birding and it’s pretty damn gross.