LAC 2013: The Wrapup

[caption id="attachment_32321" align="alignright" width="294" caption="Ambiance"][/caption] There’s always this moment the morning after a big night where you wake up and you’re sweetly cocooned in ignorance about all that transpired the night before. It never lasts. You yawn, stretch, roll over and reach for your water bottle (empty – damn) and suddenly the memories start bubbling…

BAC 2012: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Question: What is with the Spanish definition of a shot of vodka? [caption id="attachment_28391" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Network, network, network!"][/caption] I ask this on behalf of myself and hundreds of others who fell victim to the free-pour frenzy at the Barcelona Affiliate Conference, which kicked off on the 11th of October. Thursday was supposed to a…

Google Penguin: One Affiliate’s Opinion

What? Another update? Quick, everyone panic! Even though Google strains to make its updates sound as cute and friendly as possible, content managers all around the world have begun to hate the innocent Panda and Penguin. Why? Because due to these updates, their SEO teams have gone completely round the bend, taking out their Google…

Musings on Affiliate Managers

[caption id="attachment_19444" align="alignright" width="284" caption="Is this your affiliate manager?"][/caption] I know this guy. Technically, we all know him. We’ll call him Charlie. Charlie is a charmer; ladies love him, men want to be him, dogs strain on their leashes to leave their masters and run alongside him as he jogs through the park and saunters…

London Affiliate Conference 2012: The Recap

[caption id="attachment_16565" align="alignright" width="320" caption="Snapshot from the Bodog party"][/caption] I’m curled up in the fetal position trying desperately to hide from Mr. Hangover, who wants to be my new best friend. The inside of my mouth feels like sandpaper. I’ve got a splitting headache. I’d ask my liver if it’s ok, but I’m fairly sure…