Posts by Adam Viener

About Adam Viener

Adam Viener is the Chairman & Founder of imwave, inc, a leading performance search engine marketing agency. Imwave focuses primarily on building and launching effective pay-per-click search engine keyword marketing campaigns for companies paying commissions on sales and leads generated. In 2009, 2010, 2011, & 2012 Imwave was recognized as one of the fastest growing privately held companies by Inc. Magazine. Imwave recently announced they had served over 5 Billion ads for their clients!

Adam is also the founder of Yazing, a new site that not only pays you cash back on the things you buy online, but also lets you earn cash rewards recommending the top brands on the internet. Yazing gives you instant access to top commission rates from the leading online brands without having to join each affiliate network or program directly.

Adam, a serial internet entrepreneur, founded one of the first commercial internet service providers (ISPs) in 1993. He has a deep understanding of internet technologies and profitable internet marketing tactics.

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Youtopica – The Birth of a New Social Media Sensation

I recently had the chance to meet Nicu Burac, the founder of a new social media site called Youtopica.  I found Nicu very smart and engaging, and found his new site, Youtopica attention grabbing and fascinating.  To me, Youtopica feels like a cross between Pinterest and Linkedin, but as Nicu describes below, it would be […]

Tradedoubler Incentivises Mobile App Downloads and In-App Purchases

Tradedoubler, the leading UK affiliate network, has announced that they’ve developed and launched a new program that extends affiliate tracking into the mobile app space. Their new technology allows advertisers to compensate affiliates for mobile app installs as well as in-app purchases. This is exciting news for the performance marketing industry. Affiliates watching the amazing […]

The Value of Your Vote: Elections and Effective Online Advertising

I have been following the effective (or ineffective) use of current online advertising technologies during presidential campaigns for quite some time. In 2008, the presidential candidates started dipping their toes into using pay-per-click (PPC) advertising, and both campaigns jumped on the social media bandwagon. A quick search this year on who to vote for has […]

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Distilled Intelligence 2.0 – DC Area Start-ups Thriving

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of attending day one of Distilled Intelligence 2.0, a fast-paced, start-up pitch competition put on by Fortify.VC. It’s one of the area’s leading early-stage venture capital funds and sponsored by Microsoft and an A-list of area companies and service firms.  This is the second year for the event […]

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The Changing Book Business: An Interview with John Ujda of Better World Books


Every online retailer company often appears to be in a constant state of flux. However, I don’t think we have seen any category experiencing more change than the book business. Tablets and eReaders are reinventing the category, so I thought it would be interesting and helpful to get a sense of what’s happening in the industry through the perspective of John Ujda, the Vice President of Marketing at Better World Books (BWB). The following reflects an interview I completed with him recently.

Tradedoubler Launches The Zoo Project, UK’s First Affiliate Marketing Incubator

Tradedoubler, the largest UK performance marketing network, announced the launch of the first UK incubator focused on entrepreneurial affiliate marketing companies. The Zoo Project  will provide £1 million of business resources and industry mentoring services for up to 20 affiliate marketing start-up companies that apply between now and January 6, 2012.  Business resources will include […]

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Google Toys With Ad Placements Before the Holidays

Leave it to Google to make big sweeping changes just prior to the major holiday shopping season. Not only did they announce 10 algorithm changes, which includes an update that will affect one-third of their queries by adding real-time search, but they also made a major design change to how they will present paid search listings. […]

Pay-Per-Call Programs: We’re Not Just Talking Clicks Anymore

A little over a year ago, I wrote about my getting started with pay-per-call in the article Pay-Per-Call Programs from the Trenches. At the time, many of performance marketing networks I work with were jumping on board and offering pay-per-call programs. I must admit, I was a bit skeptical at first, and at the beginning […]

Consolidation Continues In Performance Marketing Space As Ebates Gobbles Up FatWallet

All industries go though a period of growth and consolidation.  It looks like consolidation is going to be the name of the game for performance marketing companies.  Just today, Ebates announced that they have acquired FatWallet and to form a new consolidated company called Performance Marketing Brands, Inc. (PMB).  The new company expects to […]

Advanced Search Engine Marketers Head To Seattle

SMX Advanced is billed as the only search marketing conference designed exclusively for experienced internet marketers, and is quickly approaching.  The crown jewel of search engine marketing conferences will take place in Seattle on June 7th and 8th and according to their recent blog post, there are only 175 tickets left and the $300 early […]