A Twitter Treasure Hunt and Happy Birthday to Allison Reynolds

Really some people have too much time on their hands.

Today (well in Australia at least) it is Allison Reynolds from Secret Women’s Business Network who have birthday and what happend, well check out this link http://twurl.nl/e1aona which was posted on twitter, together with a tag  #allisonbday

I hope Allison will work it out, there is little doubt who is behind it all and there is probably a lesson to be learned about marketing in this as well.


Testing Market Samurai 0.50

Over the last 6 months I have had the privilege to work as intern on the Immediate Edge.

A very interesting experience. As with all projects there are positive parts and negative parts.

Right now it is however in the middle of the positive parts. Testing of the newest Market Samurai.

Just for this tool alone I would become a paid subscriber of the Immediate Edge.

Market Samurai SEO Competition

My Reason Why You Should Not Buy Market Samurai ;-)

Having tested the Market Samurai over the last month
I URGE you NOT to buy it.


Because it is so bl**dy powerful that I would rather that
NOBODY else got their hand on it.

Keyword research is a time consuming business, you can
literally spend days and days trying to find keywords and
phrases. I know because I have done it again and again
only to find, in the end that they did bring loads of traffic
but nobody wanted to buy.

Market Samurai can do the same work, from start to end
in less than 30 minutes. And with the added bonus of
identifying the phrases and keywords that actually convert.

Less than 30 minutes … It is just so good.

So why should you not buy it? Because I(!) want to have
the unfair advantage the tool gives.

Keywords are directly from Google, with Googles own traffic
estimates! No wild guess. Googles own figures. Each keyword
is then judged for commercial intent. How big is the chance
that somebody writing the keyword will actually buy something.

Well, I guess with millions of words and phrases there is room
for everybody. So if you cannot contain yourself, then go ahead
and get the Market Samurai.

It will do keyword research faster and more precise than any
other tool on the Internet.


First Thirtyday Challenge Pre-Season show

In the end I decided to stay up for the show.

The chat before the show was hectic, many people were online.

Then …

My Mac just stopped! No responses. So in the end I rebooted and started again with only one browser window open.

And the show started. I could see 673 people online, but the chat had gone. Ustream was not coping with the number of people, and the video link was less than perfect.

So I went to bed.

This morning I found the link from the Ustream site

so now I just have to find time to watch it.

Update: well it seems it isn’t ready yet anyway.
And it seems that more people had problems with the site yesterday.

Thirty Day Challenge 2008

With only 3 hours to the pre-season start of the Thirty Day Challenge, it is maybe worth having a look at what the Thirty Day Challenge really is.

The first challenge started in 2005.

Ed Dale had just sold over 30 small websites for several millions of dollars (really!) and wanted to 1) give something back 2) have something to do

I came across the challenge when I heard it mentioned on a podcast with Frank Kern and the NitroMarketing team, and I decided to join, since the cost was exactly zero Dollar!!!

The target was to make $1 in 30 days …

What a target !

Anybody could do that, or maybe not?

I had already made money on the Internet selling ebooks others had written.

There was only one problem. It had cost me more in advertising cost than I earned.

So I was ready for the challenge (on a side note, the reat of the family had gone to Russia)

Ok, so while this year’s challenge have not started yet and the pre-season is only starting now, I’ll follow along, and tell what happened on the first 30 Day challenge over the next 30 days.

Stay tuned


PS. You can see the kickof (I will be sleeping) here