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Goodbye San Diego

It´s my last day here in San Diego – tomorrow morning I´ll head back to snowy and freezing munich…
As you may have read, I flew from Affiliate Summit Las Vegas to San Diego to visit Shawn, mighty Overlord of the biggest SEO Forums in the World, and World of Warcraft addict-to-be, where I stayed for the last week.

I had a real great time over here! Highlights include friday night out to San Diegos famous nightclub Stingaree, some beers at the VIP Lounge of the PGA Tours´ Buick Invitational Golf tournament, and a trip to Disneyland in Los Angeles.

I had a fucking blast! Thanks again Shawn and all your other friends making my trip such a great time! Oh, and thanks to Adam the Shandyking to come down from L.A. to have some beers with us 🙂

At Stingaree San Diego

some more pictures from my trip:

at Stingaree San DiegoSan Diego BeachDisneylandDisneylandDisneylandDisneyland

and there´s more – just uploaded a little video from our trip to disneyland

Oh, I updated my mySpace Profile -> please be my friend 🙂
Surf to -> Mediadonis on MySpace

Pixx from the Affiliate Summit Las Vegas

I just uploaded a bunch of pictures from the Affiliate Summit – take a look:

-> Affiliate Summit 2007 Las Vegas Photo Album (or take the Show)

it was a f*** blast again, thnX to Greg & Brian, Mr.Shoemoney & Sister, Dave the Italian Stallion, the Pepperjam Posse, and Neil & Hiten (my hat still smells like beer… thanks again :-))…

Affiliate Summit here I come

Affiliate SummitI finally completed my travel arrangements (thanx to Marion from Designreisen for reminding me…) , on january 20th I´m off to Las Vegas again climbing the great Affiliate Summit! I´m so looking forward to be in Vegas again, although it will only be for 4 days…
Since my friends of the world´s largest SEM agency Pepperjam will be there with 12 people overall, I guess I won´t see that much of the conference 🙂

I see dead people (and new movie trailers…)

I was just scanning the movie trailers section on (I was looking for some news on the new iPhone when I stumpled upon the trailers), and I just want to share 5 movies I desperatly wait for this year:

1) Shrek – the Third (Trailer)
2) The Simpsons Movie (Trailer)
3) Die Hard 4 (Teaser)
4) Transformers (Trailer) <- great trailer!! 5) Smoking Aces (Trailer)

New Ad Placements at Google?

I just stumpled upon a new kind of ad placement on google. I almost didn´t notice it, but when I looked twice, I noticed the little box surrounding the ad on the right side.
I don´t know, if this is any news at all, and I´m not even sure, if it´s a new kind of placement – maybe it just appears, when there is exactly this type on constellation of 3 top-ads and one ad left alone on the side?! … feel free to speculate 🙂

New Ad Placement

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2007 conference plans

I´m thinking of flying to Las Vegas for Affiliate Summit end of the month – I probably decide it tomorrow, since I would have to move a couple of meetings.
But I wanted to give you guys a glimpse of the conferences I will go to this year:

1) Affiliate Summit Las Vegas -> 21. – 23. January (Website)
2) SES New York -> 10. – 14. April (Website)
3) Abakus SEO Konferenz Hannover -> tbd.
4) Casino Affiliate Convention Amsterdam -> 3. – 5. May (Website)
5) SES San Jose -> 20 – 23. August (Website)
6) PubCon Las Vegas -> tbd (Website)

I may go to Search Marketing Expo in Seattle – dunno yet

I´ll be speaking at the Abakus SEO Konferenz (I will be moderating the spam – panel), and the Casino Affiliate Convention (again on Spam…) so come and check me out 🙂

Furthermore I will attend various SEO and Affiliate gatherings in munich (for example the one from TBone in January, and Markus´ in February)

I hope to see some of you guys at any one of those occassions!


I know I haven´t posted anything in quite a while, but I´ve been kinda busy. I don´t really got anything important to say, but this is what´s currently floating around in my mind…

1) I got a new phone -> The new Palm Treo 750v! Great phone! I´ve been an avid nokia communicator freak for the last decade, having had the last 3 series, always buying the new series as soon as it hit the streets! But now I figured it´s time for a change, and so I finally abandoned nokia and got the new treo! And unlike my short escapade with a sharp phone 3 years ago (it had a 2 megapixel camera!), which turned out to be like a bad one-night-stand with a girl that was looking quite pretty after lots of beer, but not so pretty any more the morning after… I´m really happy with the treo! So if you´re about to get a new phone, go take a look at it!

2) Is Matt on the verge of leaving Google? I read a post at DaveN´s Blog today which got me thinking a little… actually I heard that rumor too quite a while ago (I don´t really remember from whom) – what do you guys think? It´s amazing what has happened in the last couple of years, from the first appearance of google guy in webmasterworld forums, to an armada of cuttlets running around at conferences helping webmasters in need. Adam and Vanessa are more and more filling in Matt´s place on podiums and blogs, so Matt could pretty easy step back a little more, or even leave Google… I think Matt´s leaving google in 2007 to open up a SEO company 🙂

3) There´ve been more and more reports on problems with GMail. Quad seems to have some issues with his account, and Philipp is even reporting, that 60 users lost all of their GMail emails and contacts! That is so f**** scary! As some of you know I use GMail as my main email adress! I just love the GMail GUI and usability! But what freaks me out the most, is that there is no possibility of backing your stuff up! No .zip download, no nothing. Or does anybody know of something to back up your GMail account?

4) Some more miscellaneous stuff:

– Screw WII Sports – I want this game -> watch the Video
– Need SEO Training? (Thanks to Michael)
– Will this be the new eminem? And where does Shawn find weird stuff like this all the time? 🙂

And this is for everybody, who doesn´t read Weird Asia News yet! Read that blog – it´s the most hillarious daily source of funny stuff -> here are the 10 weirdest posts of 2006!
(I just love that Russian Roulette for Kids Game :-))