Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2011

In my offline business it’s become a tradition to do a special Christmas video. I got the idea years ago from Mike Stewart (some of you may know Mike as the internet audio guy). He does a fantastic self made music clip every Christmas.

This year I figured it was about time to include my online business in this tradition.

This year instead of self made music, I’m switching to Christmas lights, but not just any old Christmas lights. My family has undertaken to take our Christmas light display to the next level and make the lights run to music. Since this was our first year we’ve kept it small, but next year will be much bigger.

For 2011 there are 1600 LED lights across 16 channels (sets of lights) and were programmed by my 12yr old son Declan. He’s done a great job.

Best wishes for your holiday season, and take care.

PS Over the year I’ve put a lot of great content on the blog and done upgrade releases of Script Smart, Affiliate Page Pro, Backup Smart, and quitely released my latest software Local Rank Tracker, but just haven’t announced any of it. Sorry.

Talk soon

Google Local Search Webinar

It’s been so busy around here this year, that I forgot to post this webinar from 5 months ago that I did with Steve Wiideman all about Google Places and local search. Enjoy. Steve knows his stuff as you can tell from the webinar so check him out if you haven’t heard of him before. He’s got a lot of great SEO information, not just local.

Using Video to Grow Your Online Business

Recorded at the Brisbane Internet Business Meetup in Feb 2011.

Here are the slides of the presentation in PDF format
(right click to download).

There were many more questions about using video on your website that I didn’t include in this video, since it was getting rather long.

Forgive the video quality I used a 12 year old video camera to record this (and had trouble getting the video off the camera onto the computer), but the audio is great since I use my trusty Sony MP3 audio recorder.

This is a prime example of the need to have a HD digital video camera with a hard drive and a good zoom in it for those longer than 20 minute video recordings.

Don’t let the technology stop you, just do something and get it out there. You can fine tune it as you go along.


Affiliate Page Pro Version 3 Released

It’s been a long time coming in fact 13 months between releases for Affiliate Page Pro. Now at version 3 this software that creates great affiliate tools pages that integrate email capture for your affiliates, just got even better.

I initially created this software with Paul Kleinmeulman another Aussie internet marketer, and since then have rewritten the software from the ground up and now have introduced the ability to offer a free trial, just like all my other software.

This release brings the software up-to-date with the new Adobe AIR releases that have happened over the last 18 months.

Since this is a new version Affiliate Page Pro 3 will install separately. You can uninstall the old Affiliate Page Pro 2 version at any stage.

You can’t obviously upgrade while running Affiliate Page Pro 2 using the inbuilt upgrader. So simply go to the download page (emailed to you) and install the new version.

If you require your license to be reset you can now action this on your own without needing to contact support.

This release will pave the way for any new features added in the future.

So I urge you to upgrade now, and then future minor updates will be seemless once again from within the application.