Does email marketing still work?

email-marketing-does-workYou know in this day and age, one would think that with all the laws and spam filters that email marketing would just go away.  Well, that is totally untrue.  Email marketing does indeed still work.  I can prove it by all of the credit card charges to Macy’s and Lands End by my wife after receiving a wonderful email message from them.

Sure, it is harder to do things right these days, and even more difficult to construct an email that is enticing and considered NOT spam by the end users.

In my next few posts I will be reviewing a few email marketing services that do work and work without the worry of being called a spammer or having to deal with whitelists.  Yeah, I’ve written about getting blocked when sending more than 500 emails using Hostgator, so don’t be like me and think that all of your emails are not getting out.  Stay tuned!

Furby Toys for 2012– Market Trend Increasing!

Furby 2012 toys amazon I’ve reported in my last post that the Furby toys for 2012 are a hot item.  I wanted to wait a few weeks before I posted a follow-up post, showing indeed how the trend is increasing.  As the Christmas holiday gets closer, I’m sure we’ll even be seeing much more Furby stuff floating around.

So for the past 90 days, the web search interest trend for Furby has steadily increased in popularity, based primarily on news headlines, but that seems to be the driving force behind “hot” items year after year:

So the next natural step for the consumer is to find these items and find them cheaply.  This is easily seen by looking at the currently rising terms used to find information on the Furby for 2012.  In fact, the terms Walmart Furby and Amazon Furby have increased by at the least 200% over the past 90 days.

What does this mean to affiliate marketers?  This means it is time to start plugging your Walmart and Amazon affiliate links for Furby toys.  I’ve already done so, and I will continue to do so for the next month. 

The other rising search stars for the Furby toys is something I typically neglect to consider.  What seems to go with toys, movies, cartoons, or whatever these days is an app companion for the iPad, iPhone or Android device.  If you currently have an Apple iTunes affiliation (maybe through Linkshare), you may want to start some chatter with the Furby apps.

Oh wow, I just noticed this cool little Furby, the FURBY, Raincloud

Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles CA

You know, I’ve always wanted a tummy tuck (not really), but for some reason I don’t trust the plastic surgeons here…I prefer to get plastic surgery in Los Angeles CA.

plastic surgeon los angeles Whether you are looking for Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles or any other place, men and women of all ages pursue plastic surgery for a variety of reasons. Most plastic surgery patients feel insecure about some aspect of their appearance and seek plastic surgery to boost their self-confidence. Especially in Los Angeles, those people are really concerned about the size of their butts.  So, keeping up with the Jones’ in Los Angeles applies to plastic surgery as well.  Some have been bothered by these cosmetic issues their entire lives, while others have seen a gradual change in appearance as they age and wish to set back the clock with procedures such as facelift or brow lift surgery.

blog260208_joan2 Most plastic surgeons advise prospective patients that it is best to go into their surgery with realistic expectations about the outcome. Unrealistic expectations often produce dissatisfaction post-procedure. It is important to discuss your reasons for pursuing plastic surgery with your doctor during a consultation.

Here are a few plastic surgery places in near Los Angeles, CA

Pittsburgh Criminal Attorneys – Important Details On Finding The Right Criminal Attorney For You

Pittsburgh criminal attorneys as well as other criminal attorneys are the backbone of the criminal justice system. Why is that?  Well simply put,  criminal attorneys are always involved with actual occurring events in the justice system.

This post will explain and discuss how a reliable and experienced Pittsburgh criminal attorney can and will influence the criminal justice system not only in Pittsburgh, but elsewhere.  I’ll dig even further and explain the best way to locate some of the best Pittsburgh criminal attorneys.

Pittsburgh criminal attorneys start working way before you are in a court room. The process starts from being arrested, charged, initial appeal, preliminary hearings, and bail detention hearing all the way to trail.

This is why sometimes having an criminal attorneys in Pittsburgh to represent you is the best way to protect you and your family’s interests. Face it, it happens, you could be at the wrong place at the wrong time.  You could be witness to a scene of crime and require immediate legal council from an attorney, such as a Pittsburgh criminal attorney.

So to really find the best Pittsburgh criminal attorneys to protect yourself, you should considering the following factors:

  1. Experience is critical!  In Pittsburgh, criminal attorneys who have served for more than 10 years are worth a look
  2. An impeccable track record is very important.
  3. You need an Attorney who can and will provide an aggressive representation.

David J. Shrager is an experienced attorney who constantly locates the most accurate information regarding DUI defenses. You can read more about David J, Shrager and the his Pittsburgh firm’s information on DUI defense at his website

How to use the Magnetic Lasso Tool in Photoshop

The magnetic lasso tool in Photoshop has to be one of the greatest features ever added to a paint program.  It is amazing how snappy and precise the tool is out of the box.  Go ahead and try it for yourself.  Simply click the icon and start tracing an area of your image and watch how cool it works. 


What is also cool about it is that you can click on a point if the magnetic lasso tool is missing a particular detail.  I’ve been using this tool to do some really creative photo manipulations.

Recently a friend of mine has been inspired to create a new work of art using the magnetic lasso tool to perform some really kick-butt photo manipulations.  Below is what he sent…what do you think?