VigLink vs. Skimlinks

VigLink and Skimlinks are two companies that aim to help bloggers and other website owners monetize their content and traffic. They do this by transforming regular outbound links into affiliate links wherever possible. If any sales result from those links, the website owner earns a commission. (Technically, VigLink or Skimlinks earns the commission, which they … Read more

Check Out My Serious Face

This week I was interviewed and photographed by the San Francisco Chronicle for an article on California’s proposed “Amazon tax.”  Obviously I don’t get a lot of press so I thought it was pretty cool.  Hopefully Gov. Schwarzenegger will veto this bill again if it passes.  The full article is available here. The photographer, realizing … Read more

The Great Google Smackdown

What Every Google User, Advertiser, and Shareholder Needs to Know Last summer was kind of stressful.  After careful consideration, and 2 years of Internet-business income history, I decided to quit my job (salary, benefits, company car, all gone).  The very next day, Google decided my site was “poor quality” and “irrelevant” — and would no … Read more

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