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As part of the preparation for our product roll-out, we’re going to be producing a huge set of resources that our affiliates can use to drive quality traffic, in a bid for commissions. There will be a range of text links, image ads, sample mailings and more, but if you have any particular requirements feel [...]

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…is coming real soon! I’m thrilled to be putting some of the finishing touches to the first release from the Shout Software stable. Exciting times! I don’t want to get too far ahead of myself just yet – we’re some weeks from full roll-out yet – but it’s pretty darned exciting nonetheless. So… watch this [...]

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As our first wave of products near completion, we’re getting our house in order, and offering all our friends and partners a chance to jump on board our shiny new affiliate program. All of our products (one-time purchase AND residual payment products) will pay commissions for any sales referred by you as an affiliate. More [...]

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So I set up the new Facebook Timeline today. While it’s still officially ‘pre-launch’ to the masses, it’s wide open to FB developers to take a look at. And, well what can I say? Actually, I was a bit creeped out at first! You see the thing is, the timeline gives you super-quick jump-off points [...]

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For years now, ‘classic’ Internet marketers and the newer breed of social media gurus alike have preached at the business-owners about the endless virtues of ploughing endless hours into building a huge social network, in a bid to grow the business. But one question always recurs in my mind. In fact, two questions: 1) Really? [...]

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It’s funny, but we often find ourselves getting emotionally attached to our possessions when, many would have us believe,  they really aren’t that important in the grand scheme of things. Case in point: here I am about to leave the home that my wife and I saw ourselves staying in to a ripe old age, [...]

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What’s your instinctive reaction to difficult situations? Most of us are genetically predisposed, it would seem, to setting ourselves firm against the task or problem in question; digging in, getting our head down, pushing back. For many, ‘quitting’ is seen as some innate failure… a negative event – damaging to a personal sense of pride. [...]

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When it’s so big you just can’t face giving up the time needed to read it, that’s when! Going back a while, Microsoft published a hugely informative resource called a UX Guide on their site; the definitive guide to GUI design from the MS perspective. This document was a vertiable treasure-trove for anyone looking to [...]

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Fresh from the vaults of Google Labs, Google ‘Correlate’ gives marketers a unique perspective on keyword trending, or rather the correlation of trends. Very much still in Beta, and with much of the chatter around this new innovation relating to the correlation between (and even predictive potential of) large data sets over protracted time periods, [...]

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I’ve had two calls this week with marketers whose businesses are largely service-based, and since a couple of common themes emerged I thought it worth putting a short post together for the benefit of other such service providers. Just my thoughts really, for what they are worth. I ought to set up the post by [...]

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