Archive for the "Social Networking" Category

11
Aug

List Surfing Video Review

Author: Jerry Iannucci

It’s been a week since List Surfing re-launched and I decided now would be a good time to dust off the webcam and do a quick video review to show you how the site works.

Here it is…

Apologizes to Matt Koshko for getting his name wrong.  For the trivia buffs… an “oshinko” is a Japanese pickle.

If you are not already a member and you would like to join List Surfing please click the banner below and give serious consideration to the upgrade offer you will see when you first login.

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4
Aug

List Surfing Re-Launches Today!

Author: Jerry Iannucci

You probably already know how much I love safelists…

but I also love traffic exchanges almost as much.

If there is anything that gets me more excited than the thought of my two favorite ad sources melting together into a mess of ooey gooey yumminess…

It’s today’s re-launch of List Surfing!

List Surfing takes the best qualities of a free list mailer and combines them with a manual traffic exchange to create a unique  marketing website that you can use to advertise anything you want!

List Surfing is not entirely new.

Perhaps you’re already a member?

The original List Surfing concept was created awhile back by my good friend Darren Olander.  Darren recently gave me a peek inside the new List Surfing site and I must say…

The new List Surfing BLOWS AWAY the old site!

If you can imagine taking some of the social concepts of traffic exchanges like Thumbvu and Sweeva and combining them with a unique viral list mailer like Adcheiver (also owned by Darren) you will start to understand why this new site is so cool.

But you really gotta try it for yourself…

Don’t miss your opportunity to take advantage of all of the traffic List Surfing is going to be generating with this major re-launch.

I’ll be there advertising all day.

Be sure to say hi.

Click the banner below to join!

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25
Mar

One of the biggest boosts I have gotten in my Internet marketer career happened when I started attending online Internet marketing conferences.  It it something I find myself constantly recommending to other marketers no matter what their experience level is.

I thought I would make a post listing some of my favorite online Internet marketing conferences that I try to attend as often as possible.

These conferences are all free!

These are not sales calls.  I always tell people that in these conferences there is no hype, no bs, and nobody will ever try to sell you anything.  It’s just a good place to network with other marketers and get the help you need from the people who are actually successful in this business.

Participation is totally optional.  If you want to ask questions and get involved in the conversation you will definitely get the most out of the experience.  However, if you would prefer to hang back and just observe what goes on you are more than welcome to do that too.

Affiliate Funnel
When: Every Saturday @ Noon EST
Hosts: William Brandt and Paul Kinder
Where: http://www.hotconference.com/conference,82001688

This was the conference that started it for me.  Affiliate Funnel brings to the table a wide variety of great guest speakers every week from around the industry.  The discussions are usually followed by an open q&a session where participants are free to ask any questions they have.  This is one of the largest weekly conferences I attend with dozens of big name program owners in attendance every week.  After the conference is over is not unusual to find owners offering incredible credit deals on their sites.  You would be amazed at the kind of deals you can find just from attending this one conference every week.  Highly recommended.

 

TimTech (T3)
When: Every Monday @ 7:00 PM EST
Hosts: Jon Olson, Tim Linden, and Justin Ledvina
Where: http://www.trafficexchangelive.com/room.php

This was formerly the conference to support TE Toolbox but with the recent forming of TimTech this conference is now covering all of their businesses under one umbrella.  This includes TE Toolbox, Sweeva, Adkreator, Click Track Profit, I Love Hits, and StartXchange.  The discussions are not limited to just these programs and often cover things like social networking, personal branding, list building, and starting an online business.

 

Tezak Traffic Power
When: 1st and 3rd Wednesday @ 6:30 PM EST
Hosts: Tony Tezak
Where: http://www.hotconference.com/conference,ttpchat

This is mostly a conference dedicated to members of Tezak Traffic Power traffic exchange.  You will find lots of great information here about how to get the most out of using free traffic exchanges to promote your sites.  Plenty of prizes are given away to attendees making this a very fun a conference to attend.

 

SWAT Traffic
When: Every Wednesday @ 8:00 PM EST
Hosts: James Holmes
Where: http://swattraffic.com/seminarroom.html

Another traffic exchange related conference room presented by SWAT Traffic.  Here you will find a wider discussions about the traffic exchange industry as a whole and discover lots of new ways to improve your online business.

 

Get Referrals Fast
When: Every Thursday @ 8:00 PM EST
Hosts: Mike Paetzold and Jerry Reeder
Where: http://www.hotconference.com/conference,81842117

The Get Referrals Fast conferences are a more structured than some of the others listed above.  These conferences are serious online training classes covering everything from list building, traffic generation, content creation, and all the nitty gritty details of running a successful online business.  This is some of the best online training you will find and the fact that it is given away for free makes this well worth attending every week.

 

Traffic Exchange Live
When: Every Weekday @ 4:00 PM EST
Hosts: Jon Olson, Tim Linden, and Justin Ledvina
Where: http://www.trafficexchangelive.com

This one is probably my favorite.  It is much less structured than the other conferences.  We often joke that we discuss everything here except business.  That’s not really true because TE Live is really more of a daily 1-hour peek into the lives of some of the more successful online business owners.  You would be surprised how much you can learn about running an online business just from “hanging out” with the people who are doing it.  Highly recommended.

22
Nov

Social Surfing Secrets Launches Today

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Happy Monday!

Are you taking advantage of free social media resources available to you right now to grow your business?

As more people begin to discover the benefits of social networking it has become necessary for us to evolve the way we do business online to take advantage of these new techniques without being left behind.  One area where these changes are having a major effect right now is in the traffic exchange industry.

To help you take advantage of these new techniques my friends Jon Olson and John Guanzon are releasing a new ebook today called “Social Surfing Secrets”.

You can download your free copy starting today at 12 Noon EST from this link:

http://www.socialsurfingsecrets.com?rid=29

Be sure to grab their rebranding offer when you first join. This ebook is sure to be passed around for months to come, the rebranding potential is HUGE for Social Surfing Secrets!

Limited Time Thank You Gift!

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Warning: Social Media Is Changing The Traffic Exchanges!

Don’t Miss the information in this report, it directly effects YOU and your business on the traffic exchanges. Don’t get left behind…

Claim Your FREE Copy Now!

5
Nov

My Favorite Internet Marketing Forums

Author: Jerry Iannucci

Welcome back.

The other day I posted an article on my blog that was all about using Internet marketing forums.  In case you missed it, you can read it here:

http://www.getrichwithjerry.com/using-internet-marketing-forums/

I had intended to promote some of my favorite forums in the article but it was getting kinda long so I decided to save that information for a new post.

So what are the best Internet marketing forums?

Probably the largest and most popular Internet marketing forum is the Warrior Forum.  This is probably one of the very first forums I joined when I got into Internet marketing.  It’s extremely active and filled with a wealth of information for new and seasoned marketers.

To be honest, I can’t keep up with everything happening on the Warrior Forum.  There’s literally hundreds of new posts there every day.  It boggles the mind to imagine how anyone can find the time to follow all of the conversations happening there and still manage to get any work done.

But still, if you are willing to put in the effort the Warrior Forum is a great place to learn almost every aspect of Internet marketing from people who are actually doing it.

Digital Point is another extremely active Internet marketing forum filled with great information.

But my personal favorite forum is Net Marketing Forum.

Net Marketing Forum is targeted more towards the hit exchange side of the industry which is right up my alley.  It’s not nearly as active as the Warrior Forum or Digital Point but that also makes it much easier to keep up with.

Just because Net Marketing Forum is smaller than those other sites doesn’t make it any less valuable.  You’ll still find heavy hitters there such as Jon Olson, Tim Linden, Tony Tezak, Mike Paetzold, Robert Puddy, Soren Sordansen, and Paul Kinder (just to name a few).  Of course marketers of all experience levels are welcome.

Net Marketing Forum just recently updated their script and now it really is one of the most interesting forums I am a member of.  The new Net Marketing Forum has taken it’s social networking ability to a whole new level with a wealth of new features.

One thing I would like to ask… if you do decide to join Net Marketing Forum there is a space that asks you to enter the username of the personal who referred you.  If you can, please enter my username: Jerry Iannucci.

I don’t get anything for it other than a little extra street cred but that’s all part of the fun of using a site like Net Marketing Forum.

4
Nov

Using Internet Marketing Forums

Author: Jerry Iannucci

One aspect of Internet marketing that I suspect most newbie marketers tend to neglect is the importance of participating in online Internet marketing forums.

Why are Internet marketing forums so important?

There is no better way to learn how to make money online than by interacting with the people who are actually doing it.  Internet marketing forums are filled with people who are more than happy to answer your questions or help you out with a problem you are having.  In most cases all you need to do is ask.

There is also the networking aspect of participating in Internet marketing forums.  It always helps to get to know who the big players in any industry are but it’s even more important that they get to know who you are.  Internet marketing forums are a great way to socialize and interact with these people get to get to know them on a more personal level.

And of course there is the traffic!

While you usually can’t openly promote your affiliate links on Internet marketing forums you can often add them to your signature which appears beneath all of your posts.  The more posts you add to the forum the more likely your signature will be noticed by other forum members.  If you’re lucky the thread you are posting in might even get picked up by some of the major search engines giving you even more valuable traffic to your links.

But no spamming is allowed!

You can’t join an Internet marketing forum with the goal of getting your links into as many threads as possible.  Most members can spot someone doing this right away.  I can guarantee you won’t last long if you approach Internet marketing forums this way.

When joining a new Internet marketing forum it’s a good idea to just read the new posts for a few days to get a feel for the conversations there and to see who are the most active members.

Before you start posting it’s always a good idea to introduce yourself to the other members.  There is usually a specific part of the forum dedicated to new user introductions.  Just tell everyone a little bit about yourself so they will be more likely to recognize you when you start adding to the conversations later.

Of course make sure you read and understand any forum rules before you start posting.

Once you have a feel for the forum and you’ve introduced yourself you can start adding to the conversations.  Just be yourself and try to add relative content to the conversations.  Try to avoid adding one line responses like “I agree”.

It can take some time to start seeing results from participating in Internet marketing forums.  That’s why it is important to try and stay active and visit your forums at least once every few days.  It might take awhile but the information learned from forums and the relationships built from them can become invaluable to you in the future.

And just for fun… here’s a little video I found from the 1950’s with a less than serious way of explaining how to get started with posting in forums.  Enjoy!

15
Oct

Ah traffic exchanges.

Say what you want about these free traffic programs but you won’t find another niche of Internet marketing where there are so many successful people willing to help other struggling marketers for free.

I have met some amazing people in the traffic exchange community.  Probably the best thing I ever did for my business was to start attending the online conferences at Affiliate Funnel, SWAT Traffic and Traffic Exchange Live.  These conferences have given me the opportunity to learn from some extremely successful marketers and also to also get to know them on a personal level as well.

One of the guys I met recently at Traffic Exchange Live is John Holmes who just took over the ownership of SWAT Traffic.  James hosts a Blog Talk Radio show on Internet marketing.

For the past week James has been interviewing some of the biggest names in the traffic exchange industry in a series called “Discover Traffic Exchanges”.  The last interview aired yesterday but thankfully all of the shows have been archived so you can listen to them whenever it is convenient for you.

Here’s the full list of interviews:

Episode 125: Tim Linden of StartXchange  >> Listen Here
Episode 126: Tony Tezak of Tezak Traffic Power >> Listen Here
Episode 127: Open Session  >> Listen Here
Episode 129: Randy Ritter of Top Flight Traffic  >> Listen Here
Episode 130: Marc Eglon of Jetstream Traffic  >> Listen Here
Episode 131: Guido Nussbaum of Traffic Witch >> Listen Here
Episode 132: John Guanzan of ThumbVu  >> Listen Here
Episode 133: Jon Olson of I Love Hits  >> Listen Here
Episode 134: Kym Robinson of Traffic Showdown  >> Listen Here
Episode 136: Lynn McCutcheon of Traffic Pro-X  >> Listen Here
Episode 137: Paul Kinder of Traffic Splash >> Listen Here

Seriously, go listen to these!

In any other industry you would find these interviews packaged and sold together for hundreds or even thousands of dollars.  You can click the links right now and go listen to these interviews for free!  They are great to listen to while you are working and I guarantee you will gain some valuable knowledge about these owners, the traffic exchange industry, and how to run your own successful online business.

There is a lot more to this business than just getting your links in front of as many people as possible.  Start taking some action and get to know who your fellow Internet marketers are.  It won’t cost you a dime and you will be amazed by how far you can go with just a little help from the people who have been where you are now.