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Guest Posting and SEO

Guest Posting and SEO

| January 31, 2014 | 3 Comments

Matt Cutts, head of Google’s web spam team, recently published a post that may help reduce my inbox spam. He advises bloggers to stop writing guest posts for SEO purposes  (key words here…SEO purposes). The practice of guest blogging has become so distorted that there are companies offering to provide “100% original” guest posts for […]

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C’mon Phishers, You can Do Better than That!

C’mon Phishers, You can Do Better than That!

| January 29, 2014 | 1 Comment

I opened my email program this morning and this was one of the emails I received last night: The hyperlink for “sing-in” leads to http://www.azinetur.com/cc.php. Just for grins I clicked on the link to see how elaborate of a bait and switch plan these phishers put together, but I didn’t get too far. This is […]

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Down the Home Stretch

Down the Home Stretch

| January 27, 2014 | 2 Comments

It’s the end of January and I’m working hard to complete the task I set for myself this month. With a few more days of working diligently, I believe I’ll be able to cross it off my To Do list. Of course with any major task there are always stragglers to handle, but I can […]

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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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Thesis 2.1 Page Numbering

Thesis 2.1 Page Numbering

| January 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

(Warning: If you don’t use Thesis WordPress theme, ignore this post) This post reminds me of why I originally created NJFM. NJFM serves as my memory. I know there are programs like Evernote and a host of other apps and software programs that could remind me of missed appointments and the like, but none of […]

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The Sad Facts of My Online Writing Income

The Sad Facts of My Online Writing Income

| January 10, 2014 | 8 Comments

2013 was not a stellar year for my online writing income.  My writing income hadn’t been this low in several years.  As a matter of fact, I had to go back to 2008 in order to see such low residual numbers. Here are the facts.  In 2013 my earnings were a whopping $11,458.43! To give […]

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Why Do I Write about Old Things?

| January 8, 2014 | 4 Comments

Ok, my kids would answer that question differently than you or I might. The reason why I write about old things is because some people want information on old things. I’m learning not to pre-judge my audience. One person’s trash is another person’s treasure. What am I Talking About? I recently wrote an article about […]

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Temporarily Deactivating CommentLuv

Temporarily Deactivating CommentLuv

| January 6, 2014 | 8 Comments

The amount of spam this blog has been getting is truly outrageous! It is my belief that the CommentLuv plugin is a magnet to spammers. They want backlinks and CommentLuv provides such links. I’m running an experiment for a bit. I have deactivated CommentLuv and am monitoring my spam count. If I find there’s a […]

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Hosting Company Network Problems

Hosting Company Network Problems

| January 2, 2014 | 6 Comments

Many of us were affected by the major network outage on New Year’s Eve. I was working on my sites when the outage occurred. Having gone through such an outage not too long ago, I felt it was time to look around for another hosting company. HostGator has been my web host for many years […]

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Working Retail is Like Blogging

| December 30, 2013 | 4 Comments

Let me begin this post by saying, “I love growing older!” Being there’s not much I can do about growing older I might as well embrace it. My alternative is to die (I’m not quite ready for that yet). This growing older revelation has done much to help me find joy at a minimum-wage, part-time […]

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