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Do you want to be famous?

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Because if you do, Social Media Examiner doesn’t want you. The founder and CEO of Social Media Examiner, Michael Stelzner, is one of the few people in our space that I truly admire– an incredibly deep thinker who takes the long-term, systems-level view. He explained to me that authors and… Read more »

Made with 100% Real PPC (How to make EASY money as a SEO consultant)

I was at McDonalds recently and noticed the writing on the bag: “Made with 100% Real Beef.” And then something to the effect of “And with a number like that, you can’t get any better.” Reminds of the breakfast cereals that are made “with” 100% real honey— meaning that they… Read more »

Syncapse’s spectacular $45 million bankruptcy– the turd in the punchbowl

They raised $45 million, had 180 staff across the globe, and a blue chip client base. Their epitaph reads “Facebook fans are worth $174.14”, but they discovered reality is not so simple, as laid bare in their financials. Syncapse going under is not indicative of Facebook’s overall direction. Just look… Read more »