Tame Bear on January 12th, 2016

I’ve been traveling a lot more this past year, and the Amtrak is my preferred mode of travel. Especially now with WiFi on the train! Treesh and I are in the process of moving to Albuquerque, New Mexico and we’ve been going back and forth between our home in Goshen, Indiana and our new condo […]

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Tame Bear on March 15th, 2013

Here’s what happens when an automated robo-call from CVS Pharmacy contacts my Google Voice phone number with voice-to-text translation:    “Yellow This is C. V. S. Pharmacy. Our records indicate that it’s time for Peter, yo Cally. Yeah to refill the prescription with us you call back later today to remove this number from a […]

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Tame Bear on April 17th, 2011

This is a very exciting time in the life of Tame Bear. You’ll see why when you watch this video. (Watch it full-screen if you can. And if you love it, click the “Favorite” link.) I’d like to thank my family for making this day possible: Thanks Mama Bear, Papa Bear, and Sister Bear and […]

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Tame Bear on January 27th, 2011

In a previous post I talked about the two essential things that Traffic Exchanges are good for: Building Your Brand and Building Your List Traffic Exchanges (TEs) are useful for bringing more traffic to any web site, of course, but what they’re really good for is building your brand identity (through repetition — others become […]

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Tame Bear on December 22nd, 2010

You know, one of my favorite Traffic Exchanges is Traffic Ad Bar, and I use it nearly every single day to bring more visitors to my web site. Over the past few months that I have been using this mutual traffic exchange, no other source of traffic has brought me more visitors than Traffic Ad […]

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Tame Bear on December 2nd, 2010

In a previous post I talked about how to use Traffic Exchanges (TEs) to create your unique identity on the web and build your list. I call it “Brand YOU.” Admittedly, that’s easier said than done. For me, putting up an email capture page is not real difficult. You see I’ve been doing this sort […]

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Tame Bear on October 24th, 2010

What are Traffic Exchanges good for? If you’ve been using TEs for a while maybe you’ve already figured some of this out, so we can compare notes. And if you’re new to TEs, I hope these two essential tips are helpful. TEs are great at pointing traffic firehose-like at a web page and opening the […]

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Tame Bear on October 21st, 2010

Of course you know a “retweet” is simply repeating what someone else said. It’s a Twitter thing. A retweet begins with “RT” followed by the twitter name of the person you’re retweeting, followed by whatever that person said. So for example if you want to repeat something I’ve said, your retweet will start with “RT @tamebear …” […]

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Tame Bear on July 28th, 2010

When you’re looking for something specific on the Web, a search engine (Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc.) is the way to go. But what if you just want to discover, without searching for anything in particular? Genuine surfing for the sheer thrill of discovery? Finding web sites you never would have found by searching, because it […]

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Tame Bear on May 12th, 2010

Update – June 29, 2010: A word about Traffic-Splash: The more I use this one, the more I like it. It’s quick, so I rack up credits fast; and there’s a bonus every 15 pages! At least half a dozen days now since I signed up they’ve been running “Double Double” bonus incentives — from […]

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