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Why Internet Marketing?

Increase the amount of visitors to your website. Drive relevant traffic and get seen by your customers, organically and locally.

I was setting up an MSN account the other day for a client of mine and when I went in to the Hotmail account, I noticed an ad in the sidebar.

Does Mariah Carey Support Online Criminal Background Checks?

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Crabs Are the New Bacon On Deals.Woot

You can see the power of community in action today at Deals.Woot.com. I took this screenshot around 6am this morning, which shows lots of crab related deals on the home page. 10 of the 15 deals are crab related.

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How to Add the Creative Commons Search Bar to Firefox 4

I use CreativeCommons.org all the time to find legal and free images for my articles, so I was extremely disappointed to find that CC Search was removed from the drop-down search bar in Firefox 4. And it’s also not listed in the Search Tools section as an Add-on.

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Review of Guy Kawasakis New Book, Enchantment

A couple of months ago (June 2013) I received an email from Guy Kawasaki asking if I had an interest in getting a free copy of his book Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds and Actions. He sent out the request to registered users of his Alltop.com website, an awesome website by the way. The book caters to business owners, which sounded interesting to me so I filled out the necessary information to have a copy shipped to my house.

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LinkTrackr describes itself as a link cloaking and tracking software. I think in the internet marketing industry the word “cloaking” has negative connotations, but for affiliate marketers, this is a good thing. If you’ve ever signed up for an affiliate account somewhere, you’ve probably noticed that they give you long, ugly URL’s. They might have numbers, id’s, and often look a little sketchy. This is why you want to cloak your links.

Usually I set up redirects in my htaccess file so that my affiliate links look something like alexjuel.com/friendly-url which is much easier on the users eyes. You’re probably posting your links all over your site and on Twitter, guest blog posts and other places, so if your real affiliate link changes you can easily fix it in your htaccess, instead of trying to figure out where you posted that link all over the internet. And if you can’t update it or remember where you’ve posted it, you’re going to lose commissions.

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