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    Senior Affiliate Manager AMWSO James - AMWSO's Avatar
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    Anyone for Qigong?
    Hi all,

    I've been playing some more with the WebVideoZone software and I have created a new set of videos. If you're interested in Eastern Meditation, Yoga, or you have a fitness related site you may want to check out these videos.

    Qigong is seriously cool (and extremely good for you - there is lots of anecdotal evidence that people throughout the world have 'cured' themselves from terminal diseases through the practice). It's pretty popular amongst the Chinese in Thailand. I've been meaning to get off my lazy ass and actually learn it/practice it myself. For those of you that are interested here's what Qigong is all about: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qigong.


    Gaiam (Linkshare):

    Qigong:
    http://go.webvideoplayer.com/aff/Esq...clH34IoOAv1405 (Short documentary)
    http://go.webvideoplayer.com/aff/BAt...cNOG5RDjoJ1407 (Examples of Qigong moves)

    BalanceBall Beginners Workout DVD:
    http://go.webvideoplayer.com/aff/lEa...JhKRNiUfsX1409

    Rodney Yee - Yoga For Back Care DVD:
    http://go.webvideoplayer.com/aff/YST...4JF1O6oEbV1381

    Rodney Yee - Advanced Yoga DVD:
    http://go.webvideoplayer.com/aff/z6U...2Lihto95aI1310


    GT Media (Linkshare):

    The TransFIRMer Series:
    http://go.webvideoplayer.com/aff/noU...h9D1yCGVAj1380
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    Newbie affilio's Avatar
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    I'm posting the script into a Word Press blog entry (this is the second time this has happened) and while it looks fine in the editor, with or without WSYWIG editing turned on, I get some characters on either side of the affiliate ID (which I have changed in this example):

    affID = DWkGiDkEoYU;
    Actually, it shows up fine in this post. Word Press seems to be changing some of the characters to code:
    apersand,pound8220; before and after the affiliate code to signify double quotes.

    Any idea why this is happening and how I can fix it? Do I need a WP Plugin?

    "Qi means breath or gas in Mandarin Chinese, and, by extension, the energy produced by breathing that keeps us alive; gong means work or technique. Qigong is then "breath work" or the art of managing the breath to achieve and maintain good health, and especially in the martial arts, to enhance the energy mobilization and stamina of the body in coordination with the physical process of respiration."

    That's from the Wiki you linked to. I think it's the most succinct way of putting it, so thought it worthwhile to post the quote.

    Any word on some "green" or sustainability products? A little birdy told me (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6378161.stm) that Fluorescent Light Bulbs are going to be real big in Australia over the next few years.

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    >>>Any word on some "green" or sustainability products? A little birdy told me (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6378161.stm) that Fluorescent Light Bulbs are going to be real big in Australia over the next few years.<<<

    Gaiam has alternative energy products: wind/water/solar power, if that'll help. I wonder if anyone is contracting with the government regarding the bulbs . . .

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    Hi Herb

    Working on that right now I hope we have it done for Monday.

    Cheers

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    Newbie affilio's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herb ԿԬ
    I wonder if anyone is contracting with the government regarding the bulbs . . .
    Yeaaaaa, I didn't even think of that. I'd be willing to bet some money is being pocketed under the table by some politician or lobbyist who brokered the deal.

    Oh well, it's all for a good cause

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    Senior Affiliate Manager AMWSO James - AMWSO's Avatar
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    Hi guys,

    Your wish is my command! I have uploaded two more videos to the system. One video focuses on energy efficient light bulbs (the link goes here: http://www.gaiam.com/retail/SolarLiving), and the other video focuses on 5 ways to reduce your 'carbon footprint'. The main thrust of the second video though is on solar living, and this is where the link goes to i.e. http://www.gaiam.com/retail/SolarLiving.

    The videos are pretty neat and have a guy explaining how/why you'll be reducing your 'carbon footprint'. I've already got energy efficient bulbs in my house - saves a ton of cash for starters, and they last way longer .

    Here are the links you'll need Herb and affilio:

    Energy Efficient Lightbuilbs:
    http://go.webvideoplayer.com/aff/oLr...fDPtsvBcnW1424

    5 Ways to reduce your 'carbon footprint':
    http://go.webvideoplayer.com/aff/SpE...CUawfBY5Xx1425

    If there's anything anyone else needs give me a shout.
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    Verbosely Virtuous Mutt spacedog's Avatar
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    Speaking of bulbs, does anyone know if there is such a thing as an energy-efficient long life replacement halogen bulb for those ubiquitous torchiere floor lamps? I have a nice brushed metal torchiere in one room (that I got from Lamps Plus) which uses two "regular"-sized incandescent or compact fluorescent bulbs, but my other floor lamp is an el-cheapo from either Wal-Mart or Home Depot that seems to require a new bulb too often. It takes those 300W thin tubular halogen bulbs that get really hot and use a lot of energy.

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    I asked my husband who's an electrical contractor and knows a little about these things. lol he's unaware of an energy-efficient bulb that goes into that type of light. He said you'd be better off using a light like your other one that's incandescent or fluorescent cos the tremendous heat that the halogen light creates.

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    Sweet thanks!

    John is the Godfather of sustainable living and small-scale solar power . I didn't realize he that tubby though.

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    Verbosely Virtuous Mutt spacedog's Avatar
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    Thanks purplebear! I've been meaning to replace the cheap lamp with a better one. Being more "green" is a good incentive.

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    You're quite welcome spacedog. Happy to help ya

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    Senior Affiliate Manager AMWSO James - AMWSO's Avatar
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    Hi all,

    If you are having problems using the videos on a Word Press Blog (WP will sometimes rewrite the javascript code so the links dont work) here is a plug-in that should solve the problem:

    http://dev.wp-plugins.org/wiki/TextControl

    How To Use the Text Control Plug In for Affiliate Video Links:

    1. Download the Text Control Plug-in. Unzip it, and upload contents to the plug-ins folder of Word Press.

    2. Activate the plug-in. From now on, you will have the option to turn off formatting and character encoding on individual blog entries. This option will only appear AFTER you save the blog entry and go back in to edit it.

    3. Be sure to create the blog post with visual editor turned off. You can check or uncheck this under your user profile tab.

    4. Save your blog entry without the video and go back in to edit the post.

    5. Under Text Control, choose "No Formatting" from the left drop-down and "No Character Encoding" from the right drop down.

    6. Save the blog entry again and it "should" work.
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    James, I am really interested to know how your video marketing method is panning out. Is it worth the effort? Any results? I hear stories that sometimes you can get lucky with a video that suddenly becomes highly recommended and you get hundreds of thousands of views, but most would not take off like that..

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    Senior Affiliate Manager AMWSO James - AMWSO's Avatar
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    Hi bizzer,

    I can't give you any numbers, but I can tell you that the results have been very encouraging. AMWSO is putting a lot of resources towards this project across multiple merchants as we can see huge value in video. Videos convert extremely well if they're in the right place!
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