Review of Guy Kawasaki’s 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 Is Must Use Software For Affiliate Marketers

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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Qirina for Competitive Analysis, Keyword Research and Link Building

Qirina is a new service which allows you to enter either a domain name or a keyword and will return site stats, keywords and a set of domains that are in relation to each other based on what you’ve entered. Anyone doing keyword research and competitive analysis should be able to see the benefit here.

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Quick and Useful Site Reviews From Shoemoney

Shoemoney just released a new SEO site review service called Free SEO Report and just like anything that comes from the uber-cool super-affiliate, I was sure it was going to be great. I signed up for an account and tested it out on one of my own recently created sites to see how it holds up.

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How You Can Get Your Hands on a Chrome Notebook

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Google just announced their new Google Chrome OS earlier today and from what I’ve seen so far, this is going to be totally awesome. An all online-only notebook is sweet because it’s going to make setup and computer maintenance so much easier. I have a feeling it’s going to feel a bit limited at first, but I’m positive that I can get used to it and will make it work.

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