Every week our team scours the web to bring you a condensed version of stuff that matters to affiliate marketers and software bundlers. Most of the articles are newly published while others are resources we have found useful in our daily work over the past week.

More Facebook Ads Coming
Facebook blurs the lines of ads with the roll out of Featured Stories.
MSN Money

Coca Cola Content 2020 Plan Part 1 & Part 2
In this video Jonathan Mildenhall, Vice-President, Global Advertising Strategy and Creative Excellence at The Coca-Cola Company explains how Coke will leverage the opportunities in the new media landscape and transform one-way storytelling into dynamic storytelling hoping to add value and significance to peoples lives.

Internet Marketing & SEO Conferences
Amazing curated list of conferences around the world organized by geographic location; a great resource for planning your conference calendar.

The 14 Best WordPress Plugins for Social Media and SEO Optimized Sites for 2012
Save yourself a ton of time, money and research on how to get the most out of your WordPress sites in 2012 by referencing this well researched & thoughtfully curated list.
WindMill Networking

Image CSS – Be the boss of your images
Ever struggle to get an image to align correctly in a blog post or website? Eliminate that frustration with this straight forward guide to image CSS magic.

5 Things That Haven’t Changed Online Since 1997 & 5 Lessons for Marketers
Sometimes it seems as though the more the internet changes, the more it stays the same with just a new twist. Here is how you can use that to drive traffic to your affiliate sites.
Search Engine Watch

Google Earth Funds Sea Turtle Tracking Project and Game
Google takes a lot of flak for being “evil” yet they are still focused on doing some good in the world. What better way to get users more engaged with a product then turning it into a game.
Search Engine Watch

Google’s New Page Layout Update Targets Sites With Too Many Ads
Search result pages are constantly changing as Google looks to maximize profits and keep users on Google properties. Here is a peak into the latest layouts being tested & rolled out.
Search Engine Watch

SOPA & PIPA Protest Roundup

What Mark Zuckerberg Says About SOPA/PIPA
“The Internet is the most powerful tool we have for creating a more open and connected world,” writes Zuck. “We can’t let poorly thought out laws get in the way of the Internet’s development.”

Making Light of a Dark Day: 6 SOPA Memes Worth Seeing
Internet memes for the most talked about & controversial bill so far in 2012…what more do you want?

The Day The Internet Went Black: A SOPA Protest Slideshow
A visual look at the protests from blackouts to censored search.
Fast Company

SOPA blackouts to go on, even if bill is dead (for now)
It may have lasted a day, but it is infamy on the internet now.

SOPA Explained: Why It’s Bad for the Web & How to #StopSOPA
SOPA is proving to be more resilient than many had hoped, with Rep. Lamar Smith, its chief sponsor, vowing to bring it back for markup in February, just days after the White House released a statement that they would not support it. While many cheered, “SOPA is dead!” the statement was not a bill killer… not even close.
Search Engine Watch

What Megaupload Teaches Us About the Cloud, SOPA and Backups
The raid and subsequent shutdown of file-sharing service Megaupload not only hacked off members of Anonymous, it also underscores one of the inherent vulnerabilities in storing data in the cloud.

Website Magazine February 2012 Highlights

Google Algorithm Changes to Know
Keep up on your search mastery command by understanding 6 important Google Algo changes that are impacting search result pages today.
Website Magazine

Landing Page Design Trends for 2012
Get some conversion optimization inspiration with these tried and true web design tips that often still get forgotten when it comes to landing pages.
Website Magazine

Mobile Minute App Watch
Quick highlight of 4 popular apps in February including Catch Notes, Google Tasks Organizer & Salesforce Chatter.
Website Magazine

Building the Ultimate Affiliate
Performance-based marketing remains wildly popular with savvy Web marketers — and merchants are increasingly taking note based on new IAB research.
Website Magazine

The Three M’s of Social Commerce
When Mark Zuckerburg coined the term “social graph” to refer to the network of relationships among Facebook users, the contest began for companies to capitalize on how we influence each other’s buying decisions.
Website Magazine

Navigation Tips Users Will Love
Among the many causes of website abandonment, poor navigation is a key contributor. Use these quick tips to reduce bounce rate & abandonment and increase conversions.
Website Magazine