Give Thanks For Your Health-Some Folks Tonight Have None

Today you should give thanks and maybe say a prayer for the folks who lost their lives in this latest tornado outbreak. I for one am thankful as I had driven I-40 today and passed right by where these hit in Arkansas and wiped out a lot of homes and a few lives. Tornados hit several states and took lives as they tore up homes and made a general mess of things.





Aweber Service Went Downhill

I for one have had my Aweber account for some time now and really did not have that many problems until some updates just last fall. Others have had issues that stemmed from supposed upgrades but for the most part all was going fairly well. I went into my account the other day and tried to do some normal tasks and even backup my lists, none of the buttons worked. I think for me that was the deciding factor as I have worked through the changes and was doing my best to not get all worked up over the fact that delivery rates seemed to drop. Not all of this was Aweber’s fault, I will point directly at Google for the tabs changes in Gmail.

This latest of issues was the last straw as we keep plodding along and doing our best, then the service just slaps you right upside your head and makes you pay attention to the amount of issues and take stock of how the service is working to make your business easier. I found that with these recent problems that if I were to place a score on this service and make a decision on whether or not it was helping me or hurting, I decided that it had fallen into the realm of harm. Harm in time spent and that was above all else.

I used to get %34 average open rates and higher on my emails and people liked what I had to say. My emails were to the point and I did my best to provide value and free training and tips when possible. I will be sending out an email to my combined lists and sharing my decision to close my Aweber account and I wanted to say why so you understood.

This is not the end of my career, far from it. I will be making inroads elsewhere and I will also be moving my lists to a place where I am able to reach more of you.

I test a lot of software, I usually get it as a JV copy and run it until it breaks or I find that it works as advertised. I will continue to do this as long as folks want my unbiased opinion on what works. If you see a launch of software but didn’t hear from me that is really no indication that it may be bad, far from it. I only test software that fits with my business plan. If I see it does work and it will fit into your business, then you will most likely have an email from me in the inbox. Problem is that in recent times I hit promotions tab no matter the value of what I had to say. That is why I am going to re-frame my business now and change focus on how my message gets to you fine reader.

I do hope you will follow along as I continue to provide the inside look into what software and services are out there and how they will help you.


Video Vantage Gives You The YouTube Advantage

Software is a time saver, we get that. If you spend all your spare time building and ranking videos on YouTube then you realize what kind of time we are talking about here.

Currently there are ways to rank videos and do it the old way, like spamming the crap out of links and doing things you cannot do to your blog or website. Nope, if you spam you get hammered by some Google animal or something. Seems they punish people for that. Well, we know this also and still need traffic so what do you do? Ghost busters does not enter into anything so you do the next best thing and that is video.

Trying your best to do all this by hand and still have a life can be a wish that may never come true. Using a software tool to assist with some of the mundane chores has always been a solution for you, trouble is which software does the job you want it to without a lot of hassles?


The way I have found is just by testing to see what works best. It can be a bit expensive, especially when there are so many solutions out there to look at. Let’s look at some of the ways to save time.

Problem one: Upload a video easily

Solution: One click uploading

Problem Two: Build Backlinks to your video

Solution: The software builds high pr links and wiki links for you

I could go on and on but you get the idea here. Time saved is money in your pocket. I also see where this software works for both Mac and Windows so you do not have to worry a bit about running extra applications to get something to work with Mac. This is all done for you.

Have a look at Video Vantage and see what I am talking about. There is a lot more there on the page than what I can describe here. I have an idea that you will be happy with it.





Backlink Commando Launches

Backlink Commando Replaces Backlink Booster

I own the old backlink booster program along with the little browser bookmarklet from a couple years ago, I have been waiting for this new updated version to launch for a long time.


Backlink Commando Replacement Here

If you were like me and using the older BLB or Backlink Booster then you knew how good it was. I used it on my articles out published in the wild and utilized this little program to give the links a boost and some extra juice. This was a couple years ago and it did help me with my sites and improve my link profile.

Fast forward to today, launch day. It has been some time coming but Sean Donahoe has coded this plugin and bookmarklet code himself, I know because I saw him do it on a skype call. There is always room for improvement, even on the old BLB code. Sean has been working on this for a long time now. I was one of the customers that was waiting, and I was not always that patient about it. I razzed him in a good way whenever the chance presented itself about when the new code would be finished.

My waiting time is over and I have had the chance to mess around and install the plugin. The install went through without a hitch. The activation also worked %100. I had an issue with the way the bookmarklet code worked at first as I was used to the old way. Once I figured out what I was doing wrong then it was fine. The code works, it was user error.

The plugin has a cron which you can use, and other settings for boosting your own content links. This is all automatic and it will work on a shared hosting server box.

I am pleased with it and will be using this newer version a lot. My old version got a lot of use until Pingfm went and changed hands or out of business. This new program does not rely on that stuff so you will have a longer lasting program to boost your content.

If you have a blog network this plugin also works with it. It can be set to boost content in your network. I like the many features and tore this thing apart to make sure it worked. I have a lot of plugins installed on this blog for testing, and there were no conflicts.

Make sure that your hosting has Ion Cube Loaders as part of the hosting package, the plugin needs this and the support will not be able to fix and Ion Cube issues. I just wanted to make sure you knew this part.

Have fun with it and use it to build your link profiles, it built mine up a lot in the past and now I will go get to work building more juice.

Backlink Commando Rocks!

Typhoon Hits The Philippines – Emergency Charity WSO

Folks, what we have here is yet another really bad situation in the fact that just in the past few days our friends in the Philippines was hit by a monster typhoon.

Emergency Charity WSO

“ I’m out here retrieving bodies that are starting to rise to the surface.
It’s overwhelming. We didn’t expect these many dead ”
Benito Ramos, head of the National Disaster Council

This the time of the year for a lot of us to be thinking of Christmas, not burying our family members from a disaster. I would hope if you just a few minutes of your time to please go visit and look at this offer, you will see the value in many ways, both in helping your fellow-man, and getting a lot of great internet marketing tools and training.

This WSO is all charity, %100 of the proceeds will be going to the disaster relief fund for these folks. A lot of us employ people or VA’s from this country, so any help you can give would be great. I know personally 2 people effected myself, they have had loss of either family or homes. Both can be devastating to any of us, imagine what these folks are going through right now.

Charity WSO’s are not new, the warrior forum is well-known for raising a tremendous amount of money for charitable causes. You can do your part if you are an online marketer or wanting to learn from some of the best by visiting this WSO and seeing for yourself how wonderful it is to be a member there. If you have some spare time, would you please go visit the forum and take a look? Thank you all…