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Look Who Holds The Affiliate Summit Pinnacle Awards for Best Blogger

written by John Chow on January 13, 2011

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The fifth annual Affiliate Summit Pinnacle Awards was presented on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at Affiliate Summit West 2011, taking place at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas.

The Affiliate Summit Pinnacle Awards are affiliate marketing’s most prestigious, competitive honor for the leaders in the space. Award winners are recognized because they are innovative leaders with vision and influence.

I must say, it is indeed an honor to hold an award as prestigious as the Pinnacle Awards for Best Blogger in my hands. I’m sure all my readers would agree that I am deserving of such an honor and I want to thank the award winner, Eric Nagel, for letting me hold it.

Best Blogger Award

Best Blogger Award

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Email List Building January 14, 2011 at 12:19 am

Hey John,

I’m a bit confused. Did you win the award, which I agree you’d be deserving of it or were you just allowed to hold it for someone else?

In any case even holding it means that you are pretty close to being the winner.

Congratulations and thanks for all your hard work and being so helpful to your readers.


Paul B January 14, 2011 at 3:34 am

You might want to actually read the post ;)

Email List Building January 14, 2011 at 11:46 pm

I did actually read the post Paul B. It is your comment that is useless right here.

I have noticed that you have also attacked D3so recently.

Will January 16, 2011 at 6:18 am

Then maybe you should read it again…

“I want to thank the award winner, Eric Nagel, for letting me hold it.” (it; the award)

Paul B January 16, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Vancey Vancey Vance, that is your name isn’t it, NOT Email List Building. You only put that in the name field because you’re only interested in commenting on Johns blog as a way of gaining a link, comment spamming I think is the technical name?

That wasn’t really an attack, more an observation in that in your rush to get a first comment it may have been wise to read the actual fucking post first, but heh, don’t listen to me.

Please feel free to reply to this comment as well, gotta keep yourself up on that Top Commenter List after all. Rock on Vance, you’re my new hero.

d3so January 16, 2011 at 6:49 pm

wait when did he attack me? does someone need to be slapped silly?

Email List Building January 16, 2011 at 10:46 pm

You are Paul B the accuser and one who does the things that you accuse people of doing.

I’d like to know who of the commenters is not here to get a link in addition to participate in the conversation.

Maybe you are here just to annoy people.

My blog is mainly about list building. It is not about Vance, primarily.

My thinking is Paul B that you are jealous of people who are getting close to the top of the top commentators list.

Grow up and work hard instead of accusing others of being scum without actually using the word but implying it.

My conversation with you is permanently closed.

Abhik January 14, 2011 at 9:13 am

Amm!!! It’s not John buddy.. The actual winner is Eric Nagel.

dotCOMreport January 14, 2011 at 11:32 am

Oh John is certainly deserving of the honor of holding the award. It looks good in his hands.

Congrats Eric Nagel.

PPC Ian January 14, 2011 at 5:48 pm

Big congrats to Eric and John! The award certainly looks good in John’s hands!

Penny Bid Auction Sites January 14, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Yes, he holds it, but it isn’t his. Ha!

Email List Building January 16, 2011 at 3:15 am

John wasn’t nominated for the award so that’s why he couldn’t win it.

d3so January 16, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Honestly, I would’ve been shocked if John won it lol.

WTF News January 14, 2011 at 12:47 am

Congratulations, you surely deserve that!

They couldn’t have chosen a better person to give that to IMHO.

Abhik January 14, 2011 at 9:13 am

lol!! why don’t you guys read that post before making any comment?

fas January 14, 2011 at 10:43 am

I guess to make it to the top 10 list, LOL

Business Intelligence January 14, 2011 at 2:49 am

Congratulations! I like your T-Shirt in the 2nd picture. January 15, 2011 at 10:18 am

Hmmm, read the post first :-)

Hidden Object Games January 14, 2011 at 3:04 am

Dont worry John

It will be yours next time for sure

Good Luck bro

Eric Nagel January 14, 2011 at 5:19 am

You look good with it, John. Maybe next year…

I had fun hanging out with you in the blogger’s room, even if just for a short while. You’re a character (and I mean that in a good way)

Harshad January 14, 2011 at 5:57 am

I never understood the Affiliate Summit awards.

Shawn Collins January 14, 2011 at 6:33 am

There are six awards given to leaders in affiliate marketing annually – the nominations are open to anybody and then the Affiliate Summit advisory board votes on the nominations.

Harshad January 14, 2011 at 11:30 pm

Damn! Man you keep an eye on what people are saying about Affiliate Summit everywhere on the Internet.How do you manage to do so many things :D

Email List Building January 14, 2011 at 11:51 pm

Hey Shawn,

Thanks for explaining how the awards are determined.

How many people are on the advisory board?

Shawn Collins January 15, 2011 at 6:03 am
Shawn Collins January 15, 2011 at 6:01 am

I used to be a juggler.

Bryan Shearer January 14, 2011 at 6:28 am

Congrats on holding the award!! So, how long did you actually get to hold it, as that is important as well??

TrafficColeman January 14, 2011 at 6:30 am

John can mail that award to me when you get the time..but seriously..congratulation..

“Black Seo Guy “Signing Off”

Abhik January 14, 2011 at 9:14 am

Go read the post again, buddy..

Dwight Anthony January 14, 2011 at 7:02 am

Threw me off for a sec. there John, maybe your time next year.

Dwight Anthony
Financially Elite Blog dot Com

Alex Dumitru January 14, 2011 at 7:12 am

Congrats John !

Kirk Taylor January 14, 2011 at 8:06 am

Funny! I’m thinking I really wasn’t paying attention when they gave out the awards!

I’m sure you’ve just started a rumor from people that don’t read the article and only look at title and picture….

Justice Wordlaw IV January 14, 2011 at 8:08 am

Congrats John on that award

Email List Building January 16, 2011 at 3:19 am

It says in plenty of comments that John didn’t win.

If you were the first one to comment it would be possible to be confused.

It’s a good idea to read the comments too to keep up with the conversation.

Jim Grey January 14, 2011 at 8:40 am

Congrats, but man you are one fugly muthaphucka

Dean Saliba January 14, 2011 at 8:48 am

Years of being in the professional wrestling industry has meant that I am always looking for the twist, so was not fooled. Sorry. :)

I find it funny how a lot of the people commenting are saying congratulations and then leaving. It is so obviously they did not read the content of the post and just ran to the end to leave their link.

Joshua Rasnier January 14, 2011 at 9:06 am

Maybe we should pass it around so we can all get a photo with it.

Abhik January 14, 2011 at 9:11 am

You made me to believe that you won that award..

clever trick :)

Hidden Object Games January 14, 2011 at 4:32 pm

Same Here

At first, I also had the same thought

Stanislav January 14, 2011 at 9:18 am

Don’t worry, John. Next time you will be a winner.

The photo is great :)

Andy January 14, 2011 at 9:40 am

Maybe you’ll get it next time. your blog kicks a$$.

Penny Bid Auction Sites January 14, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Can you say…link bait. You got me.

Juan January 14, 2011 at 6:20 pm

And wich criteries do they take in count when giving the award? Is the first time I heard from Eric Nagel, and I checked his blog, is good but it doesn´t really stand out when it comes to rankings, so care to explain John?

Dan Lew January 14, 2011 at 7:01 pm

I never heard of Eric Nagel before, how does the judging work?

Abhik January 14, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Me neither.. But who cares?

Trisha Lyn Fawver January 15, 2011 at 12:52 am

Read Shawn Collin’s comment above… it’ll tell you how judging works.

Dan Lew January 15, 2011 at 4:34 am

John: let’s hold the trophy together! :)

Email List Building January 16, 2011 at 3:22 am

Hey Trisha Lyn,

It’s wonderful to realize that there still are a few people who read other peoples comments.

Jordy January 14, 2011 at 7:12 pm

I looked at the Eric Nagel blog…nothing special. The first thing I noticed is the landing page doesn’t fit my monitor screen. I had to scroll to see the page.

I’m with Dan…how does the judging work?

Eric Nagel January 15, 2011 at 7:17 am

I’m not really known as a blogger, because I only make posts when I have something useful to share. But, I believe that’s what won me this award: I help other people. I *really* help other people make money with affiliate marketing.

I’m a programmer by nature, and the scripts I give away (not sell) help others with affiliate marketing. And if someone asks me to write them a script, I usually do it for free & post it to my site.

If I don’t have something useful to say or share, I’m not posting.

Thanks for the info on the screen width; I’ll take a look at that.

Hidden Object Games January 15, 2011 at 9:13 pm


To be honest i really like the design, Simple and i think you that’s why you won the award. Winning is not easy unless its rigged.

I was reading your blog just a few minutes a few and i learned some new things. Keep up the good work bro

All the best

Harshad January 14, 2011 at 11:26 pm

I guess you need to submit your entry for the award. I don’t think John entered this one.

Bob January 15, 2011 at 3:07 am

Congratulations John. Wish be the next best blogger in the net. LOL

i watched Shoemoney’s video regarding this summit.

Wow very wonderful award you really deserve!

Financial News January 15, 2011 at 11:16 pm

Lol, did you read the post? Congrats to Eric, not John- he is just holding it in that picture.

Anita Lopez January 15, 2011 at 11:20 am

Hopefully it will be you holding it for real next time:-)

How to Make a Website January 16, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Your definitely one of the best marketers in the blogging game, and for that alone, I think you deserve some kind of reward.

Of course, the income is a reward in itself though.

Nikmaya J January 17, 2011 at 12:27 am

What happened there????

ikki January 17, 2011 at 7:14 pm

you won the best blogger award?

Hidden Object Games January 19, 2011 at 12:03 am

Eric Nagel,

Its there written in the blog post

turin January 21, 2011 at 10:43 am

so, what is the criteria for winning the award? is there somewhere I can find this info?

nintendo 3ds January 27, 2011 at 1:36 pm

For a second I thought that you won it John and then I read further that Mr. Eric Nagel had won it. You really are deserving John, all the best for the next time.

Neon SRT4 February 2, 2011 at 8:00 am

Congratulations John, for winning summit pinnacle awards.

Make Money Online February 10, 2011 at 6:05 pm

Funny trick, I thought you win it but you probably deserve it. Next year will be yours?

Daryl Lorette November 21, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Could it be John Chow?!

Zui Yan Hong November 21, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Is John lah.

Zeus Panthera November 21, 2011 at 4:48 pm

The man, the myth, the blogger, John Chow

Will K. Tachiiri November 21, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Congratulations! My book that has your interview from BWE10 is coming out this week, I’ll send you a copy soon!!

Email List Building January 16, 2011 at 10:55 pm


The jealous accuser attacked you a few days ago similar to the way he spitted on me because you are often sat the top of top commentators.

He thinks we are spammers because we have something to say besides spitting out venom. He can’t do anything else and that bothers him.

If you look at whom he attacks its plain what motivates him.

nintendo 3ds January 27, 2011 at 1:39 pm

I think we just need to ignore such people. You guys being on the top commentators is not spamming at all. I have been through almost all your comments and they are all related to what’s being written.
We got to do what we got to do eh! Have a wonderful afternoon Email List Building (well I don’t know what your name is :P)