Just after reports of Twitter being hacked by the “Iranian Cyber Army” the website now appears to be completely offline. Attempts from several different locations have all resulted in various connection errors.
Previously when users visted the Twitter site they were presented with an image stating that the site had been hacked as some sort of protest over Iran. The hackers also provided the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org as a means of contacting them. This image began appearing 6 a.m. GMT today.
Google finally gets their fingers into the URL shortener pie.
There are numerous companies who create URL shortener tools. These are tools that take a long url and shorten it so that it fits into a character-limited field like Twitter or a status field in one of your other social networks. They help ensure that your social network messages don’t get cut off, give you more space to say what you want to say, make it easier to forward, share, retweet, etc. without cutting off bits of the long url.
You’ll really want to pay attention because today’s the final day to win ContestBurner prize entries!
Today at 3PM Pacific / 6PM Eastern (and various other times around the world) I’ll be doing my first annual reverse birthday LIVE show where I give you all the presents. Since I’m now turning 21 years old (What’s the matter? Don’t believe that?) I decided what better day to end the contest and hand out the prizes!
On tonight’s live show: I’ll premier for you a funny video from a talented 10 year old filmmaker and let you watch live as I make it go viral. Then I’ll share with you some techniques for doing the exact same thing to your videos. A video going “viral” and getting huge traffic isn’t random chance. There are specific steps you take to cause it to go viral and these are skills you really need to know. That’s why you’re gonna really want to tune in tonight!
I told you yesterday about how I’ve got some big plans to give away a bunch of premium stuff on tonight’s live show. Well, that’s tonight & I wanted to remind you to tune in live.
I’m also awarding the prizes from the $5,000 ContestBurner Viral Marketing Contest. If you haven’t seen it yet, ContestBurner is a WordPress Plugin & Twitter App rolled into one. It runs right from within any WordPress blog and puts you in total control of your own viral Twitter contests. If you have a blog, you can have a contest running in just minutes. I’ll be talking about this tonight on my show & giving away $5,000 in prizes live tonight.
I just launched Contest Burner the Viral Marketing WordPress Plugin that enables anyone with a WordPress blog to run a viral contest on their website. It’s extremely easy to set up: Just upload the plugin, activate it & in under 10 minutes you’ll have your very own viral marketing campaign running on your site!
I’ll randomly pick one of the retweets and hand out $100 cash on my show tonight. So the more retweets you send the greater your odds 🙂 You’ll also need to be watching the show in order to collect your cash.
Welcome to the July 17, 2009 edition of Bill’s online marketing carnival. The submissions are all in and we review each of them to only bring you useful online marketing tips. There were many great submissions. They covered a wide variety of topics. Everything from SEO and affiliate marketing to general advice about how to run an online business. Drop me a comment on this post and let me if these were useful!
Just in case you missed the live training I did for everyone on the Business Inner Circle Elite “early bird” list, I’ve posted the archive video online. If you haven’t signed up for the early bird list, you’re really missing out. You’ll get first crack at getting a membership & I’ll give you a 50% off discount coupon. What are you waiting for? Sign up here:
If you’re new to online marketing & haven’t quite figured out how to use Twitter.com (or you dont’ know what it is): I’ve got some good & bad news…
I’ll give you the good news first: In just a little while I’ll be live giving away an ebook that explains exactly how to get started on Twitter. This is designed for newer people who don’t want to hear about complicated marketing theory or a bunch of technical mumbo jumbo.