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Oh those Blasted Internet Scrapers!

No More Scrapers

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 [...]


Surprising Income Increase by Tweaking Old Blogs

Income Increase

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. [...]


The Panda Returns

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 [...]


Google, Content Farms and Diversification

Google Blog

If you write for Suite, HubPages or some of the other “content farms” you may have noticed a drop in traffic in the last day or two. The traffic drop is most likely due to recent changes in Google’s algorithm. Diversify, Diversify, Diversify You’ve heard it before and it bears repeating again. If you have [...]


To Backlink or Not to Backlink

In reviewing my stats the other day, the question of backlinking came to mind. You see, back in mid September, 2010 I registered 5 new domain names.  It took me from September, 2010 to December, 2010 to finally set up the WordPress template and add content to the blogs.  I didn’t add much content to [...]


Things One of My Blogs Taught Me

I decided to truly analyze one of my blogs that started earning money from the first month of being on the web. That surprised me because it doesn’t get a lot of traffic. Since it consistently earns money each month, I decided to see what I had done differently on that blog that I had [...]


A Neat Little FireFox SEO Extension

I’d like to take credit and say that I discovered a neat little FireFox Extension, but in all honesty, I didn’t discover it.  I found out about this tool because I subscribe to the “WordPress How to Spotter” newsletter.  Alex is a WordPress Plugin Guru, and he happened to write about this Firefox Extension. The [...]


DoFollow vs NoFollow Backlinks

Crystal brought up a good question the other day and I didn’t have the answer. So I thought I’d do a little research, write about what I found and post it here. We both (Crystal and I) would love to hear your thoughts on DoFollow and NoFollow backlinks. Before I go into DoFollow and NoFollow [...]


Here’s One for Working Smarter

As most of you know, I’m a statistics junkie (there, I admitted it). I’ve cut back on the amount of statistics I track because I found that stat tracking could be a full time job. That being said, I inadvertently ran an experiment. The experiment solidified my belief that it’s so much better to work [...]


Working Smarter to Enjoy Google Favor

Recently I tried an unscientific experiment. I wrote three articles all targeting the same keywords. Although the keywords were the same, each article was unique, approaching the topic from a different angle. I then decided to place one article on Suite 101, one on HubPages and one on eHow. After posting the articles I searched [...]