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$70,000 in one week arbitraging traffic with Redirect.com

Posted by on Nov 18, 2012

If you are reading this now when you sign up put “heavyt” in the where did you hear about us section and I’ll take care of your account. Redirect would like me to take care of some of the people I’m referring to their platform.  Some of you have been following my fb group, facebook postings, and twitter posts regarding the screen shots of my arbitraging traffic with this platform called www.Redirect.com started by the guys over at Media Breakaway aka Cpa Empire aka Affiliate.com. Now I been working with Scott Richter and the team over at www.Redirect.com on arbing traffic with them and have had tremendous results so far. Scott originally invited me out to Colorado to handle some other business that we work on together and before we even started talking about it he pulled me aside and said “Let me show you something”. Now he mentioned what he did with it and had done in the past. I was shocked and surprised but the numbers were there right before my eyes. I heard about www.Redirect.com and the technology that was involved behind it. Brian, brian@redirect.com...

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Conferences and Meetups

AdTechNYC13 and the HeavyT Recap

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013

So its been a while since I posted on my blog and done a conference post. Last one I posted on was ASW and I did attend ASE in Philly. But Adtech NYC 13 was a pretty good conference for me overall. We headed out Tuesday morning to NYC for Adtech and flew first class on us airways leaving from DEN. We had a layover in Philly before heading over to LGA. After a short stint in the Us Airways Club on the new F terminal at PHL on the layover we headed to LGA and finally landed in NYC. Unfortunately even those we had priority on our bags they missed one and we had to run around the airport for the next 2 hours before finding it and heading to the city to our hotel. After finally getting to our hotel and settling in Jason Von Felt with Dan and the crew from Exclusive CPA hit me up for dinner. It was last minute and after calling around was able to make reservations for the 10 of us at Ruth...

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Personal

I almost DIED. I was in the hospital, in Australia, for 3 months.

Posted by on Oct 17, 2012

Some of you are friends on Facebook with me and have followed along the past couple months of what happened to me. Some of you might not know and wondered where I been and how come there haven’t been any updates on my blog. Long story short I was in the hospital in Australia for several months where I almost died. It all started on saturday night in early May. I got an email from my dad. My mom and him were on a cruise going around Australia. The email started with, “your mother had a stroke” my heart sank. I frantically searched for the emergency number for the cruise ship and called paying 9 dollars a minute to find out what was going on and what happened. After first calling the wrong ship, I finally go a hold of my dad and booked a flight out to Australia the next morning. The flight was 6am by the time I was done and off the phone with my dad it was 2am. I woke up a couple house later and packed my bags. I headed...

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Technology

I divorced my current webhost…..

Posted by on Jan 29, 2012

As many of you know I’ve been a strong supporter of liquid web for many many years. As of today I no longer have any services with them. It was a tough breakup but it had come to this. Now don’t get me wrong it was nothing they ultimately did, and I would still recommend them to any of my friends or people looking to get sites hosted, BUT we just outgrew each other. Over the years I’ve used liquid web for everything but my needs continually grew. The support, staff, and attention to detail they had and still have is top notch. My requirements for speed and equipment just outgrew what they were able to provide. You see they couldn’t grow with me affordably. Now I have a couple servers and at one point I had over 15 at liquidweb. Then at another point in my need for expansion or consolidation I moved those servers to cloud and was amazed at their storm on demand system. I helped the staff, owner/ceo with my concerns and gave them feedback on what could be improved with their...

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Recent Posts

So I been traveling for the past two months and the short recap….

So I been traveling for the past two months and the short recap….

May 3, 2012

I been traveling the past two months all over the place for business and a little relaxation to some extent. Now I’m finally home and been catching up on some things. From my previous posts you could see that I visited Hawaii and then San Diego for the A4d Meetup that was just awesome as usual (thanks Jason and the good people at a4d for putting it on every year). I was all over the place traveling. I visited NYC, San Fran, ,Ft Lauderdale, Miami, Las Vegas, Denver, and Pheonix just to name a few. When I was in nyc I had a meeting with an ad agency and was staying at the london where George Lopez was having dinner and I was able to grab a pic with him outside really cool guy, there was also some british band there from one of the got talent shows. After there was adtech in San Fran which was a great show for me actually. I stayed at the clift and had a pretty nice suite. I met up with Rick and Nikki from h2h and talked a little biz as soon as they got in. My boy ytcracker joined in and it was a nice lunch. h2hinteractive.com isn’t so much as a network as it is an agency. Nikki has been wonderful to work with and they have some very good things going on over there. They have some really good offers and Rick has been in the business for many many years. I’d also like to mention that the guys over at engage bdr have an awesome new self serve platform that they demo’d to me and have been letting me play around with. It really blows any rtb selfserve I’ve used so far out of the water. Its called First Impression and you can see it at http://engagebdr.com/rtb/ I suggest you guys check it out. I also sponsored the marketers/aff ball and got a special thanks to my company on the passes as well as my blog logo and company logo flown all over the concert walls. It was a nice show and I had a good time while there, Rick from over at h2h had...

YTCracker Heckled By BUM And Kicked Out Of Marketers Ball *VIDEO*

YTCracker Heckled By BUM And Kicked Out Of Marketers Ball *VIDEO*

Apr 4, 2012

As the Marketers Ball came to a close, there was a bum that somehow got into the venue and started asking everyone for money. He even came up to YTCracker who was spinning in the entry room of the venue and asked him and heckled him for money. When YTCracker said no he didn’t have any money and he was djing the BUM started getting irate and YTCracker told him to get the fuck out then hilarity ensued. “Bro he don’t know who I...

Let me introduce you to The Linkbuilders

Let me introduce you to The Linkbuilders

Mar 28, 2012

Now I’ve mentioned before about a company I use out of Maryland which I use for alot of reputation management and seo services called The Linkbuilders. I’ve known these guys for a while, in fact for over 3 years and they not only are good at what they do they are good friends in the biz. Here is a little more info about each of them and if you need services relating to their skill set hit them up below or visit their website www.thelinkbuilders.com Robert Adler – Founder and President: Robert Adler is a search engine optimization professional with a formal background in the areas of programming, application development, Internet security, and automation. Mr. Adler is the founder of Leadmatix LLC, a Baltimore-based entity that creates software and automation tools for performance based Internet marketers. In 2004, Mr. Adler was elected as Chief Executive Officer at Refresh Networks and served the position through December of 2008. In other roles, Mr. Adler developed web applications at a top-tier IT solutions provider and was appointed as an advisor by several global companies for assistance in the areas of programming, software development, and Internet marketing. Mr. Adler’s aptitude in PHP as well as C#, among other languages, sets him apart from colleagues. Robert Adler received a Bachelors of Science in Information Technology from Central Pennsylvania College in 2008 with specializations in Computer Programming and Computer Security.  Connect with Robert Adler on LinkedIn to learn more. Nicholas Cuttonaro – Vice President of Operations: Nicholas Cuttonaro is an Internet Marketing professional specializing in the areas of search engine optimization, viral marketing, lead generation, and web development. Mr. Cuttonaro is the founder and President of Hyper Vision Media, an online advertising agency which has produced marketing plans for major motion pictures, executed licensing agreements with National Geographic and truTV, and provides market data and consulting services to MetLife, investment banks, and other leading financial institutions. In previous positions, Mr. Cuttonaro was an Account Executive at Future Tech Enterprise, a privately-held IT solutions provider as well a Mortgage Consultant at Maximum Financial. In both roles, Mr. Cuttonaro developed sales teams as a result of leveraging the Internet with a specific focus on...

EngageBDR Launches First Impression RTB

EngageBDR Launches First Impression RTB

Mar 27, 2012

Good news for those of us who don’t have $25,000 min. spends for media buys BUT want access to EngageBDR’s premium inventory!!  Nick Lynch, one of the baddest ass developers out there, just finalized EngageBDR’s “First Impression” RTB platform. Min. spends are $500, which significantly lowers the barrier-to-entry for media buys. As you know, Direct Response Marketing is pretty much an exact science.  Once you’ve optimized your campaign so your spend is lower than profit, it’s a matter of scaling.  Scalable camapigns ARE THE SUREST bets in the world. i.e.  EngageBDR is placing media for Reputation Management, and for every $100 we spend we’re pulling out 7-8x that in margins! Here’s the specs for First Impression: Inventory Types: –          Online Display –          Mobile Display –          Video (Launching Mid Q2)   Inventory Quality: –          Tier 1: engage:BDR channel – Premium, Above the Fold, 1st Impression, Publisher Direct –          Tier 2: Mid-Level 3-5th Impression, Above the Fold –          Tier 3: Exchange/Remnant Traffic   Inventory Reach: –          US –          International   Tools: –          Granular campaign control down to the creative –          Audience Targeting: age, gender, race, income, etc. –          Mobile Targeting: publisher, platform, make, model, device, carrier, etc. –          Mobile Ad Builder and Landing Page Builder –          iPhone App to manage campaigns on the go –          API access to build your own tools and UI   Expertise: –          Team of experienced and season DR representatives to provide campaign consultation   To sign up for a pilot of First Impression go to: http://www.engagebdr.com/rtb/    ...

How to move a large active prosper install – Part 1

How to move a large active prosper install – Part 1

Mar 13, 2012

I’ve been asked several times by friends in this industry how i’ve managed to transfer large prosper installs, that are currently running, from a vps or a dedicated server or from one dedicated server to a better server.  I’ve transfered servers with databases that were 4gb in size before to another server in less than a half an hour. When I mention this people are bewildered and say its impossible but it is. So over the course of the next week or two I’m gonna make a couple posts going over each step. I thought I’d break it up so it would be easy for someone to prepare and read over each part as this little series progresses but below are the topics I will be covering. Domains Hosting Server config Moving web files Begin actual downtime Moving databases Redirecting traffic New server online So without further ado……..   Domains When I have my domains especially for tracking I never have the dns on the same box and I never put the name servers there. I always use a third party dns server or the one at the registrar where I bought the domains. I then make an arecord and point the domain to the ip I gave it on the box. This allows for less time or ttl for switching hosts and or repointing websites. Therefore if you have a lp or tracker that nobody has hit before right after changing the ip it will switch it on the dns and the dns is looked up and then ip given where to send the visitor. Hosting and server config So when you get your new box where ever or from whoever you are gonna have to set it up. Most servers come with cpanel/whm on them and I prefer it on my boxes cause it make some things easier. When you get your new snazzy speedy box you are gonna want to log into your old one and mark down some things. You are gonna want to get your php version, apache version, mysql version, etc. When you login to your new box you are gonna want to upgrade or downgrade your php apache and mysql version to match...