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Affiliate Summit West 2011 Day 2

Day 2 started off early I headed to the exhibit hall. I stopped by BlueGlobalMedia booth and shot a quick Q&A with Chris Kay using my Flip Mino. Chris talked about BlueGlobalMedia and how they recently upped the referral program to 7% . He also talked about how they have exclusive offers and publishers do really well with their in house offers such as financial services, “100 Day Loans” is one of the biggest financial offers out there so be sure to sign up with BlueGlobalMedia.

I ran into some of the wicked fire guys Ad Hustler,Pappa John to name a few. Then I decided to go to leverage your brand for affiliate success session with Jim Kukral. Then headed to the blogger lounge to meet up with Syed Balkhi and John Chow. The three of us decided to go to the SEO – Ask the Pros session with Todd Friesen, Greg Bower, Stephan Spencer. They gave some great tips!

Ask the Pros ASW11 Session

SEO – Ask the Pros ASW11 Session

  1. Avoid domains with more than two hyphens as Google considers them spammy.
  2. Don’t focus too much on exact match keywords. Google is getting good at detecting gaming of exact match keywords.
  3. Never write any post about how good you are doing in Google.

After the Ask The Pros about SEO session I decided to make my last run of the day through the exhibit hall with John Chow & Syed Balkhi. We stopped by the ShareASale booth and John got a record breaking 750 points playing the ski ball game ShareASale had there.


Affiliate Summit West 2011 Day One

Day one of Affiliate Summit West 2011 was pretty awesome. I decided to skip some of the sessions and head for the Meet Market since the Exhibit Hall did not open until Day two of Affiliate Summit West. It was packed. I stopped by the Media Trust booth and hung out with Peter Bordes founder and CEO of Media Trust he talked about their new platform for CPC and how this will benefit the affiliate industry. I personally think Media Trust is on to something big & will test out their new Performance Exchange CPC bidding platform.

Nick Throlson & Peter Bordes
Nick Throlson & Peter Bordes

After hanging out at the Media Trust booth, I headed to one of my favorite networks booth Blue Global Media. They have grown into an amazing network over the last couple months. If your not with BGM you need to be! I highly recommend them they are very experienced affiliates & test the offers before they go live which is one thing I have not seen any other network do.

Blue Global Media
Blue Global Media Booth

Later that night I decided to go to the ShareASale Under The Stars Party. I had an amazing time Tryst club was packed John Chow & Syed Balkhi were on the dance floor showing everyone up. Syed decided to start break dancing, good times.

ShareASale Party @ Tryst
ShareASale Under The Stars Party @ Tryst

Overall the first day was a great experience. I met a ton of great networks and entered into every contest at the meet market so wish me luck on winning another Ipad 🙂

ASW11 Meet Market
ASW11 Meet Market