Mar172009

IM Road Trip Sponsors: What You Get For Being So Awesome

im-road-tripIf you’ve been living under a floppy disk, and haven’t heard yet… Pamela Lund and I are going to be taking it  old-school with a cross-country Road Trip to IM Spring Break.

Pam’s original idea (though she may have been half-kidding) was to see if she could get anyone to “sponsor a cross country road trip to IM Spring Break” if she vlogged the whole trip.  Well, I loved the idea and we’ve decided to run with it.  We are both fun-loving and adventurous people, so to make things more entertaining and interesting, we wanted to involve the SEO/internet marketing community by opening up our trip to sponsorship.  In return, will consider doing just about anything you request for your contributions!

Initially, there were many who questioned our sanity for even thinking about embarking on such a long journey, but we have since received a lot of support.  We would like to thank these generous individuals who have already contributed to sponsor our cause (without any incentive!): Jessie Beaudoin (Retrove Real Estate Search), Jeremy Hermanns (SEOintelligence SEO Tools), Carol Adam, Hrant Bedikian (A&A Accounting), Debra Mastaler (The Link Spiel Link Building Blog), Neil Patel (QuickSprout), Steve MuntonCasey Yandle (Creative Daylight) and Dr. David “DK” Klein (PurposeInc). Thank you all so much!

In addition, we have received some additional support from a couple of very well-known internet marketers, and thanks to them, sponsors who contribute more than $150 to our adventure will not only be pimped by Pam and I in our blogs, vlogs, live streams, and tweets, but will also receive discounts or free memberships to a kickass click tracking analytics tool,  a not-even-released analytics and insights tool, a complete internet marketing tools suite, top notch PPC tools, a new rank checking tool, and the best online reputation monitoring tool! Not only that, you will also receive the tasty awesomeness that is sweeping the world… the one and only BACON EXPLOSION! :P

We will welcome all types and sizes of contributions, but…

Sponsors contributing $150 or more will receive:

Various mentions by Pam and I via:

  • Twitter.com
  • Ustream.tv/Qik.com
  • SEOdisco.com – blogs and vlogs
  • ThatPamChick.com – blogs and vlogs
  • Pickups via our network

crazyeggCrazy Egg
Thanks to Big Deal Neil Patel, our sponsors will receive a 1-year basic subscription to Crazy Egg.  Crazy Egg is an awesome click tracking analytics tool that provides visualizations of where your visitors are clicking on your website.  This is a value of $108 that you will be receiving for free!

kissmetricsKISSmetrics
In addition to a year of Crazy Egg, Neil is also offering a sneak peak into the private beta of KISSmetrics!  It’s not even out yet!  KISSmetrics is a one-of-a-kind analytics tool that not only captures metrics, but provides it an insightful and actionable format, allowing you to tune your website to optimize your user’s experience.  This is priceless! ;)

ravenRaven Internet Marketing Tools
Jon Henshaw over at Raven is offering 6 free months to their SEO Pro account. Raven makes the process of managing search engine optimization and social media campaigns incredibly efficient. With Raven, you can research keywords, manage link building campaigns, easily handle more clients, collaborate with colleagues, instantly produce ROI reports and much more! That’s a value of $600 that you’ll be getting for free!!!

shoemoney-toolsShoeMoney Tools
Jeremy Shoemaker, more famously known as ShoeMoney, is offering a 50% discount to ShoeMoney Tools.  Included in this collection of tools are PPC tools, SEO tools, link building tools, and a domain marketplace!  The normal price is $99/month, so at 50% off, you can gain access for just $49.50/month.  Over the course of a year, that’s a savings of $594!!!

authoritylabsAuthorityLabs
AuthorityLabs, a Gangplank Company, is offering up free accounts for life for their Personal plan.  AuthorityLabs is a brand new search engine rank monitoring service that helps you gain an understanding of how search engines are representing your brands over time.  Over the course of a year, this is a savings of $108!

trackurTrackur
The always gracious Andy Beal is offering our sponsors a 3-month personal subscription to Trackur.  Andy is quite well-known for his reputation management expertise and has created Trackur to monitor your online reputation and social media buzz.  This is a $54 value!

easytweetsEasyTweets
EasyTweets is offering a 50% discount for the life of your subscription to any of their plans. EasyTweets is a web-based Twitter management tool that features a lot of tools, allowing you to promote and monitor your brands via an extemely user-friendly interface. Over the course of a year, at the lowest plan, this is a savings of $144!

And last, but certainly not least…
bbq-addicts

Bacon Explosion
Aaron Chronister, aka TheMadHat, aka BBQ chemist extraordinaire, is offering up a bacon explosion!  The NYTimes has described it as a “massive torpedo-shaped amalgamation of two pounds of bacon woven through and around two pounds of sausage and slathered in barbecue sauce.” Catch a glimpse of the worldwide phenomenon here:

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All combined, that’s a total value of over $1600!!!

That’s not all, folks!

seomoz-proSEOmoz PRO
Rand Fishkin of yellow pumas fame is offering our top 3 sponsors who contribute the most a free month of SEOmoz PRO membership!

seobookSEO Book Training
Aaron Wall of SEO Book is offering a free month of the SEO Book Training Program & Community to the first sponsor who contributes over $150.

So, join in on the fun and benefit from our craziness! In addition to getting exposure through our network, you will also be getting access to some of the best internet marketing tools available!


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5 pimp-style comments, so far... »

  1. Adam Moro

    March 18 2009 @ 2:34 pm

    I’m still in shock about that bacon explosion thing. Tell you what, I’ll donate $150 if you and Pam eat a whole bacon explosion between the two of you in one sitting.

  2. kid disco

    March 20 2009 @ 10:54 pm

    @Adam Moro – Hmmmm… That sounds healthy. It’s pretty hard for me to turn down an eating challenge! :P

  3. Jesse Friedman

    March 31 2009 @ 2:26 pm

    How much do I have to donate to get Pam to strike a line through Patel’s name and tattoo my face on her back? – @professor

  4. Abhilash

    March 31 2009 @ 5:33 pm

    ok i’m really interested to see how much you guys make with this thing. How far is the $150 going to go? I think it depends on whether or not you guys are going for one room or 2, right?

    Either way I’m in to help out, but how do I get to claim MadHat’s explosion?

  5. Abhilash

    April 2 2009 @ 2:49 pm

    Crushing. @professor, you underestimate my resolve. @kid_disco & @pamela_lund might end up the beneficiaries, but I’m down for that tattoo. :)

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