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Oh those Blasted Internet Scrapers!

Oh those Blasted Internet Scrapers!

| October 25, 2017 | 2 Comments

A few months ago I learned more than I wanted about internet scrapers when I realized NJFM was being attacked by one (or several). At first I couldn’t quite figure out what was going on. I would periodically receive notifications from my web hosting company, SiteGround (they’re the best), of potentially reaching my daily usage […]

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Surprising Income Increase by Tweaking Old Blogs

Surprising Income Increase by Tweaking Old Blogs

| October 12, 2017 | 6 Comments

Warning: If you’ve been blogging continuously without taking a long hiatus, you don’t really need to read this post. You already know that responsive ads increase income. ### By tweaking my old blogs during the month of August I realized a 1.7% decrease in traffic and a 74% increase in income! Don’t be too impressed. […]

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Scrapers, Spam and No Follow

Scrapers, Spam and No Follow

| January 15, 2014 | 6 Comments

When I turn on the computer in the morning, one of the first things I do is review yesterday’s stats. Sometimes I’ll check to see where the views are coming from. When I find something unusual, I track it back to learn more. This morning I saw an unusual referrer. Not wanting to give attention […]

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Could it be the Theme Change?

Could it be the Theme Change?

| July 2, 2013 | 3 Comments

Yesterday I noticed a significant increase in traffic after changing one of my blog’s theme to Thesis. This particular blog used to be one of my money making blogs, but after several Google algorithm changes my income was reduced to a trickle. Sunday night I converted the blog to Thesis and on Monday my traffic […]

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Tennessee Tuxedo Strikes!

Tennessee Tuxedo Strikes!

| April 28, 2012 | 12 Comments

The old schoolers know who Tennessee Tuxedo is.  For you young folks, Tennessee Tuxedo is the penguin in the old cartoon of the same name who had the sidekick Chumley.  Google’s latest Penguin algorithm change brought the old character to mind. This penguin algorithm change is supposed to weed out web spam. How Penguin Affected […]

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A Lot Going on Online

A Lot Going on Online

| March 23, 2012 | 23 Comments

I’ve been spending a little time reading about the latest Google fallout. It appears Google is penalizing and de-indexing sites that used “unnatural links” to improve page ranking. By unnatural links, they are referring to paid for backlinking strategies and/or backlinking networks. It sounds like Google prefers sites to develop natural backlinks. In other words, […]

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Ready, Aim…Shoot Self in the Foot!

Ready, Aim…Shoot Self in the Foot!

| January 4, 2012 | 19 Comments

From time to time I experiment with different plugins to enhance my blog’s functionality (functionality…such a tech writing word).  Anyway, I use a plugin that is supposed to help detect hack attacks. After having a couple of my blogs hacked some time ago, I’m a bit sensitive to hacking. The plugin I use is called […]

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A Few Mouse Clicks to 62% AdSense Earnings Increase

A Few Mouse Clicks to 62% AdSense Earnings Increase

| November 22, 2011 | 18 Comments

Maybe it’s a bit early to share my latest discovery, but a few clicks in my Google AdSense interface resulted in a 62% earnings increase. If you’re an AdSense publisher, I’m sure you’re familiar with the warning atop of your AdSense account. The warning tells you that your ads are displaying on unauthorized sites. The […]

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Google’s Panda Part Duex.5

Google’s Panda Part Duex.5

| October 17, 2011 | 7 Comments

It’s my belief that Panda has a 1, 2 punch. The first part of the punch is obvious in the form of reduced traffic. As I’ve mentioned in my last post, my Tidbits and Stuff site was smacked by the Panda. Traffic dropped by about 40% (Panda’s first punch). Although Tidbits used to get a […]

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The Panda Returns

| October 15, 2011 | 12 Comments

You know something is up when you walk into a room and the kids suddenly get quiet and each of them has “that look” on their face. A mother’s gut knows something is up. Well, when I clicked on my statistics page for my page views, one of my sites had “that look” while the […]

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