GeekCast 10: Attack of the Killer Videos

by Shawn Collins on March 19, 2008

Lisa Picarille, Jim Kukral, Shawn Collins and Sam Harrelson gather to discuss online video, owning your niche, Squidoo, going mainstream, external hard drives, broadband adoption, cloud computing and conference locations.

Joining GeekCast this week is eBay’s Will Martin-Gill to discuss the eBay / ValueClick situation.

The show is about an hour.

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PotPieGirl March 20, 2008 at 2:30 pm

This is great! First time I’ve listened to one of your podcasts – I enjoyed it very much!

Quick note about Squidoo. You wondered why someone would use the eBay option on their Squidoo page….

Squidoo shares the revenue a lensmaster (ie, Squidoo page creator) 50/50. So if you make a sale from your Squidoo page, you would get half the commission generated. Same with the Amazon tool offered as well as many other money making modules.

Many lensmasters take advantage of this, and others (like myself) simply use their own affiliate code.

Squidoo is a nifty ‘little’ site….over 800,000 pages indexed in Google and a very large amount of individual contributors to the site. This makes Squidoo a powerful resource for the eBay affiliate program from both commissions generated by the Squidoo eBay account AND traffic generated to eBay.

Squidoo is a great place for those new to this whole affiliate marketing thing to learn…and those that are more seasoned definitely know how to harness the power ;)

Again, GREAT podcast…Thank You. I’ve sent my readers over to visit.

Shawn Collins March 20, 2008 at 2:36 pm

Thanks for the information, PotPieGirl!

I figured there must be something we were missing with the eBay and Squidoo thing. :-)

TrishaLyn March 21, 2008 at 1:17 am

Hilarious show as always peeps – just a note regarding masking affiliate links.

Shawn & Jim briefly mentioned masking affiliate links. I’m curious to know what you guys think of Google’s new announcement that they’re going to enforce their redirecting policies?

Shawn Collins March 21, 2008 at 6:43 am

I didn’t hear about this Google announcement and can’t find anything. What did they say about redirects?

Sam Harrelson March 21, 2008 at 7:44 am

Hey Shawn…

via @Trust on Twitter:

http://forum.abestweb.com/showthread.php?t=102945

Shawn Collins March 21, 2008 at 3:51 pm

Thanks to TrisaLyn for this link: http://adwords.blogspot.com/2008/02/update-to-display-url-policy.html

So I guess it’s not an issue unless you are sending the traffic to an affiliate link via AdWords.

Sending it to your own site will be acceptable.

I wonder if more affiliate networks will start offering direct link options?

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