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 both 2009, 2010 & 2011 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, 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. Adam currently sits on the publisher advisory boards for Commission Junction and the Google Affiliate Network.

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Google Introduces the +1 Button

Google has seen the success of Facebook’s Like Button and wants in on the action! Logged in Google users will now have the ability to “like” Google ads and Organic Listings in Google search by using the new +1 button. …

Bing Flatters Google

That say that imitation is the highest form of flattery…well Google thought that Bing might be “imitating them” in the form of copying their search results. So the Google engineers rigged a “sting” to catch Bing in the act.

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$6B for Groupon? Is Google Crazy?

Social Shopping is clearly heating up!  Rumors are flying that Google is prepared to pony  up $6 billion dollars for Groupon, the market leader in local deal sites.  This would mark Google’s largest acquisition to date and value Groupon at …

Are Internal Corporate Politics Killing Real Pay-for-Performance Marketing Opportunities?

If a marketing professional walks up to the founder of a company and says: “I am so confident that I can generate sales for you, I am willing to risk my time and my own money to market for your …

Hot Topics in Digital Media – Digital East 2010

I think we all have a tendency to get hyper focused on our individual areas of expertise.   We live most of our business lives working in the trenches of our day to day issues and the “weeds” of our …

Merger and Takeover Rumor (AOL/Yahoo)

According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, AOL and several private equity firms are talking about the possibility of making a bid to buy Yahoo! Silver Lake Partners and Blackstone Group are two of the private equity …

Google To Roll Out New Display Advertising Tools

Google’s Display Advertising Network, formally called the Google Content Network, allows advertisers to target ads across Google’s large base of websites, whose owners have decided to run Google’s AdSense banners and text ads in order to earn money for their …

Performance Marketing Poised For Dramatic Growth

Last week in Santa Barbara, CJU attendees breathed a communal, but skeptical, sigh of relief as the media reported an end to the Great Recession. Thankfully, the Affiliate Marketing channel has fared better than most other industries due to its …

The Google Animal House

Two weeks ago, I wrote an article entitled “Google’s New Instant Search – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly“.  Since then I have had more time to talk to some Google users, Google power users, and Google …

2010 Top Performance Marketing Companies in the Inc 5000

Last year, I started a tradition of culling through the updated Inc 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies to try and identify companies that are primarily focused on Performance Marketing / Affiliate Marketing out of the list to …

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