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LeapFish $100K Ca$h Da$h

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of LeapFish. All opinions are 100% mine.

The LeapFish $100K Cash Dash kicked off just a few days ago, and people have already won things like iPod Touches and Flip Mino camcorders. There are still some pretty cool prizes left, so don’t wait too long to begin.

To enter the contest, you’ll need to earn points. Start by singing up and setting your homepage to LeapFish. Then, use your social media prowess to create videos, blog posts and tweets. You’ll also earn points by linking to the contest on your own home page, as well as for every person who signs up under your account.

In addition to prizes like a Dell Laptop, an Apple iPad and a MacBook Pro, there will also be random cash drawings. To win the physical products, you’ll need to be one of the first three people to reach the point level for that prize. To win the dough, you’ll be relying on the luck of the draw. You’ll gain 1 raffle entry in the Grand Prize drawing for each point you have racked up. Cash prizes range from $1000.00 to $50,000.00.

You already spend a large part of your day using various social media sites. Why not put that usage to work for you, and enter to win some pretty awesome gear? Signing up and setting your home page to LeapFish will earn you 75 raffle tickets. That’s 75 chances at fifty grand, folks. Who couldn’t use that kind of extra money?

This contest is a perfect example of being creative with social media resources to engage your community and followers. The more you talk about the contest to your audience, the more chances you’ll have to win. I think this contest is going to be a lot of fun for some people, as well. Good luck to anyone in our community who chooses to enter!

LeapFish Sponsors Tweet-a-Cause: Tweet to Send Ill Child to Disneyland

I remember going to Disneyland for the first time, but it wasn’t as a child. I was much, much older (and still as enchanted by what I saw there). Do you have any memories of going to Disneyland?

Jacob is a four-year old with Atresia who has always wanted to go – and you have a chance to help his wish come true with a simple tweet. LeapFish teamed up with the Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation┬« to help Jacob get to Disneyland. Tweet-a-Cause gives Twitter users the power. That’s you!

So, LeapFish is making a donation per tweet sent to the Make-A-Wish Foundation until $10,000 has been raised. They’re inviting you to tweet to raise awareness for children who need your help. What do you need to tweet? Click This or copy / paste the following into your Twitter client:

Just tweeted to grant a child’s wish! #leapfish donates to #makeawish foundation for each tweet. http://bit.ly/3KgyQX

With any luck, we can use our small influence to make a big difference in Jacob’s life.

How to Surf


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Most of you know that I am an experienced surfer. I’ve been at it since about 1994, through various platforms and browsers. Yes, I’m an Internet surfer! I’ve never gotten on a physical surfboard, or been on one in the water. However, I did get my own custom surfboard today, courtesy of LeapFish! How cool is this thing?! The folks at leapfish just recently re-launched their site, dedicated to bringing you a single, connected, multi-media experience for both searching and sharing traditional and real-time content.

Of course, since I am talking about surfing, I headed over to LeapFish to do a real-time search to attempt to learn something about it. The first thing I noticed was how amazingly well the results are laid out. Instead of one large and continuous listing of mish-mashed results… everything is broken down into categories right there in front of me. I don’t have to fumble around and click to the “video” tab, or the “shopping” tab. It’s all there.

So I’m seeing news and wiki results first – that’s cool. But I think I want something a bit different. Scrolling down, there are video results next… wait. What the heck is this? Twitter results – in my search engine?! There’s blog results, too!

Yes, you read that right. No, I didn’t typo it or dream it up. LeapFish not only gives you results based on current news stories and dry articles. You’ll also find real-time results based on Twitter and the millions of blogs across the Internet. We already know that those are two of the best, fastest and most reliable ways to get information. Now we can actually find what we need, simply by starting on LeapFish.

There are still tabs across the top of the page, like you are probably used to from other search engines. These tabs can help you narrow down the types of results you’ll see. Do you want only video? Great… they have that. Need some pictures or something from Twitter and Digg? Yep… they have that, as well!

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I honestly think you are going to need to try out LeapFish for yourself. Once you do, I think you’re going to want to keep trying it… day after day after day.

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Does LeapFish Leapfrog Google for Searching?

If you were looking for a Google alternative, here’s one that might strike your fancy – assuming you’ve tried everything else to this point, there’s now LeapFish to look at. The interesting thing is: with LeapFish, you’ll still be using Google (and then some).

This sponsored review was requested by LeapFish, courtesy of IZEA. In the spirit of transparency, let me also state that I’ll be using this stipend to help cover the costs of our DDoS attack this past weekend. Timing for this couldn’t be better!

LeapFish is a metasearch service that will give you results from Google, Yahoo News, Yahoo Answers, YouTube, Google and Yahoo Images, Amazon, eBay, and Google’s Blog Search. At the same time? No, but these sections all just a click away (with no page reloads). You only need to enter your search term once.

Oh, yeah… and it’s fully functional without a Search button. ­čÖé

From a single Web page, I haven’t seen an easier way to pass a single query to these top search indexes. With the minimum amount of typing, you can get the maximum amount of results. Heck, you’ll wonder why Google doesn’t do this now.

It’s incredibly convenient to use Google – but when you want to pass that same search to other sites, it requires additional thinking (and typing). The first few Google Blogs results are listed at the bottom of certain search types, too. As a bonus, if you hover over a thumbnail on the YouTube searches, the video will start playing inline – and image thumbnails can be enlarged through a similar action.

They have this text in their search form: “It’s ok, you’re not cheating on Google…” I suppose that’s correct. Oh, just try LeapFish when nobody’s looking. They’ve got their own blog, too.