One link to rule them all: Booklinker.net

Do you share book links?Whether you are an Amazon affiliate, a blogger, a book reviewer, or simply someone who likes to share links to books they love, there can be issues when sharing Amazon links.With the advent of social media, we now have friends and fellow readers all over the world. It is great that we can share things we love with people everywhere, but there is a potential downside, too.When sending an Amazon link to someone of a different country, they may be taken to a page that says that item is not available in their area. The reality may be that it is, but they can't get it from that link. If, for example, you send someone a link to an Amazon.com page, which is the US version of Amazon, but the viewer is in England, they may not actually get to a page they can order from.From an online group I belong to (thanks Dennis Becker!) I found an easy solution to overcoming that problem: Booklinker.net.​​With Booklinker, you can now create one link to a book, that when clicked will automatically detect the location of the visitor and send them to the appropriate page on the Amazon site appropriate to their geographic region.It is a free service, and there is a similar service, GeoRiot (free for the first 1,000 clicks per month) that does the same thing for apps, music, and products.If you are an Amazon affiliate, there is even a way you can attach your affiliate tag to the link.​You can go straight to the Booklinker.net site or you can check out my video walkthrough...

How tracking changed my life

Guest Post by Avani MisraI am honored to have Avani Misra as a guest blogger today.​Avani Misra is - for the most part - a writer. In the smaller parts, she tends to engage in code, business, life hacks, and design. She writes at her blog.I met Avani over 3 years ago in Dennis Becker's Earn1kADay Insider's Club.She has helped me in the past with several projects, and is fantastic to work with. She understands the power of networking and is one of the most intelligent people I know, as well as one of the most generous.Fortunately for us, she also has a deep understanding of measuring and tracking. Read on for some of her great insights on that topic.We welcome you to leave your questions and comments below in the comments section​. Be sure to check out Avani's blog also. You will want to bookmark it.​How tracking changed my life​ You can't manage what you can't measure. This is apparently a misquote, according to Wikipedia. Edwards Deming, to whom the quote is usually attributed, actually recognized that a lot of important things cannot be measured. So let me get this out of the way: of course, not everything is tangible, in life, health, business, or management. Although folks are pushing the bar everyday, with a Kickstarter project going as far as a device that can tell you how many calories you're eating by looking at your food. Anyway, today's post isn't about things that are hard or impossible to measure. It's about things that are easily or do-ably measurable. Even among things that can be measured, there are...