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307 weeks ago @ MikeChiasson.com - Who Else Is Signing Up... · 1 reply · +1 points

Is that me you're talking about up there? LOL
I second the review here - IMGrind is excellent. Registrations are closed for the moment, though. You snooze, you lose.

315 weeks ago @ Mr Green - Affiliate Networks - T... · 1 reply · +3 points

OMG - The "offer pending approval" message has got to be the worst buzzkill EVER. Its like the power going out in the middle of your favorite game.

There are networks where ALL the offers need manual approval - They are the LAST network I will reach for an offer when I'm putting something together simply because its a pain.

When I'm building a campaign, I want to do it once and launch it - I don't always know what I'm going to do so Its not like I have a clear plan. Usually I'm putting things together at off hours, my AM isn't on, or they are doing something better than twiddling their thumbs.

I understand the risk thing and quality - there's got to be a better way, though. On most every single network if you have to submit a request, then you can't access the tracking links - that stops me dead on my tracks as I NEEED the link be it to post the campaign on the traffic source, to save the thing on my tracking platform, or even to not forget what the heck I was doing. There is tremendous value in getting things done when I'm sitting down to do them, and not the following day where I have to spend twenty minutes trying to figure out where on the process I left off.

318 weeks ago @ MikeChiasson.com - Behind The Scenes At T... · 0 replies · +1 points

That's one funny video, bud. Congratulations!
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321 weeks ago @ Mr Green - The reason I haven't b... · 0 replies · +4 points

Finally somebody with some sense - As evidenced by being attracted to the beautiful Maldives instead of Thai-shithole-land.

325 weeks ago @ How To Make Money Online - And You Thought Only A... · 2 replies · +1 points

Jonathan, what's right is... debatable.

Take a look at the first chapter of "All Marketers Are Liars" by Seth Godin - His chat about the famous wine glass maker is brilliant. In a nutshell: If your story (this phone has IntelliAcceleratorX found on an alien spaceship) makes the customer actually perceive the benefit, then your marketing claim is actually making the product better, move valuable and desirable - Nothing wrong with that.
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355 weeks ago @ NegBox - Internet Mark... - Learn Internet Marketing · 0 replies · +1 points

I say, if you can\'t give them great stuff to keep them coming back, throw in some tits and ass and see what happens. Just like at tradeshows!

355 weeks ago @ NegBox - Internet Mark... - Learn Internet Marketing · 0 replies · +1 points

Dang, man... Are you sure that\'s the way its supposed to work? I\'m going to get my burger-flipping spatula ready, and go apologize back at the drive-thru.

356 weeks ago @ NegBox - Internet Mark... - Five Hosting Tips for ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Joseph, as long as you can control how much CPU you get and how much bandwidth I don\'t see a reason to move. I tried DreamHost\'s VPS offering and you could not control the CPU (they would only tell you the amount of RAM) and were not terribly helpful when I needed MySQL to support partitioning, so I cancelled that. The amount of CPU is an estimate (1 Gigahertz is just a measure of frequency, not of compute power or I/O power).
I\'d stick with brands you\'ve seen before. My suggestion of Rackspace is solid, a bit on the expensive side, though. You can also check out vps.net - amazing offering but its not managed from what I remember.

Best suggestion is to test it. Almost all the companies will give you your money back if it doesn\'t work out. Another thing you should could into is using Amazon\'s CloudFront to store your landing pages, or at least any graphics in them. The graphics on this blog, are all coming from CloudFront. I talked about how I\'m using CloudFront on the post titled \"How to Accelerate your Site to Warp Factor 9.9 without paying $99 a month\" here: http://negbox.com/how-to-accelerate-your-site-to-...

356 weeks ago @ NegBox - Internet Mark... - Five Hosting Tips for ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Joseph, as long as you can control how much CPU you get and how much bandwidth I don't see a reason to move. I tried DreamHost's VPS offering and you could not control the CPU (they would only tell you the amount of RAM) and were not terribly helpful when I needed MySQL to support partitioning, so I cancelled that. The amount of CPU is an estimate (1 Gigahertz is just a measure of frequency, not of compute power or I/O power).
I'd stick with brands you've seen before. My suggestion of Rackspace is solid, a bit on the expensive side, though. You can also check out vps.net - amazing offering but its not managed from what I remember.

Best suggestion is to test it. Almost all the companies will give you your money back if it doesn't work out. Another thing you should could into is using Amazon's CloudFront to store your landing pages, or at least any graphics in them. The graphics on this blog, are all coming from CloudFront. I talked about how I'm using CloudFront on the post titled "How to Accelerate your Site to Warp Factor 9.9 without paying $99 a month" here: http://negbox.com/how-to-accelerate-your-site-to-...

360 weeks ago @ NegBox - Internet Mark... - How to Accelerate your... · 0 replies · +1 points

Mike, for price check out their online calculator here http://calculator.s3.amazonaws.com/calc5.html Its very complete. Its in the same ballpark as any traditionally hosted solution for most intents and purposes - you're not going to rack up a $3000 bill unless you're running animoto.com - Which runs entirely (rendering and everything) on Amazon's cloud.
I saw your post on the PPV view rates - I was thinking of you when I wrote about the PPV mavens. :) ... This may be a dumb question, but... Are those analytics for PPV view rates javascript-based? If so I've heard its a good idea to compare to good ole AWstats and other log analysis tools.
Speaking of BlueHost... Damn... I just Googled "Bluehost CDN"... They integratred CloudFront within four months of release and it is a push-button integration - not all this stuff I just did. I smell a trial migration coming at least for one site.