Archives for April 2009
Oh, and by the way, if youâ€™re wondering about the weird spelling of Techiiies, it was of course because the name â€œTechiesâ€ (with the single â€œiâ€) wasnâ€™t available 🙂
And then Seth Godin published a book called “Tribes” and used the name Triiibes.com for its web site.
And I blatantly copied Sethâ€™s idea, that is all 🙂
And ended up with Techiiies.com as well as Techiiies.tv
So check out a video that I created for the site.
Or, the truth is, I launched the web site just to showcase videos that I have created 😉
– Ravi â€œGeekDawgâ€ Jayagopal
PS: Also on YouTube at http://YouTube.com/Techiiies
Here’s the email I received earlier today, notifying me of the change to Amazon’s Affiliate Commissions policies. Relevant portion is highlighted below.
Weâ€™re writing to let you know about a change to the Amazon Associates Program. After careful review of how we are investing our advertising resources, we have made the decision to no longer pay referral fees to Associates who send users to www.amazon.com, www.amazon.ca, or www.endless.com through keyword bidding and other paid search on Google, Yahoo, MSN, and other search engines, and their extended search networks. If you’re not sure if this change affects you, please visit this page for FAQs.
As of May 1, 2009, Associates will not be paid referral fees for paid search traffic. Also, in connection with this change, as of May 1, 2009, Amazon will no longer make data feeds available to Associates for the purpose of sending users to the Amazon websites in the US or Canada via paid search.
This change applies only to the Associates programs in North America. If you are conducting paid search activities in connection with one of Amazonâ€™s Associates Programs outside of the US and Canada, please refer to the applicable countryâ€™s Associates Program Operating Agreement for relevant terms and conditions.
We appreciate your continued support and participation in this advertising Program. If you have questions or concerns, please write to us by using the Contact Us form available on Associates Central.
The Amazon Associates Program
What do you think? Does this affect you in any way?
Feel free to comment below (I do “follow” links here in comments :-).
Incredibly exciting, inspiring, and motivational video. 50% of the credit goes to the music and the “style” of presentation.
I use Amazon S3 to host my business videos.
S3 offers incredible performance, unlimited storage, and is extremely affordable. Another Purple Cow from Amazon.
Plus it looks a lot more professional than hosting your business videos on a crowded social video site with user generated videos and ads surrounding it.
- Amazon S3 for video hosting.
- Camtasia / Jing (both from the same folks) for screen capture.
- S3 Fox Free FireFox plugin to upload videos to your Amazon S3 account.
- FlowPlayer free flv player (flowplayer.org) to play the videos.
And I’m done!
Check out some videos I have hosted on S3.