Penguin Update – Truth is Out

I just read this article:  “SAN FRANCISCO — Google earnings hit analysts’ target as refinements to the company’s Internet search technology lured more Web surfers to click on its revenue-producing ads.”

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The Google Webspam Update – What Were They Thinking?

Well, they’ve done it again! There was another Google slap rolled out a few days ago and this time it targeted webmasters who dared to optimize their sites for the Search Engines – the nerve! Apparently Google wants people providing CONTENT to rank better than those who what? I’m not sure.

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Diminishing Returns of Blog Networks And What To Do Now

Well, the blog networks are gone and I have to say, I will miss them. It was just getting so easy to check my stats and crank out a 150 word article for any keyword that was falling from the rankings. I guess I should have known that it can’t really be that easy. Eventually the Big G sees that people are making money a little easier and they put a stop to it. After all, it’s G’s goal to make money with their search engine – you can’t get to the top by paying someone else for links (it is, of course, against their terms of service)!

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What is Backlinking and How to Backlink Properly

Even if you’ve only been in affiliate marketing for short while, you’ve heard about backlinking. But I still often get the question of “what is backlinking” like it’s some sort of mysterious thing you have to do to be a super affiliate. Some people go about back linking in a very expensive way. They buy back links or they have  robot systems do back link building  (which is’nt exactly the worst way to go). But in order to succeed as an affiliate marketer you really need to know how to back link properly.

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Dragon Naturally Speaking Perfects Voice to Text Software

If you’re an Affiliate Marketer I have two questions for you today. How many times have you thought about writing an article then decided it was just too much work? Ok then, how many times have you began to tell a story and then decided that was too much work and stopped in the middle of the story? The answer to the second question is – probably never. But the answer to the first one is probably a lot since many affiliate marketers (including me) kind of dread writing articles after we’ve written about 50 or so. But that problem might be solved easily with Dragon Naturally Speaking Voice to Text Software. [Read more...]

Hide My Ass VPN Service Reviewed

I feel like I’m sometimes behind when it comes to new technology that hides things, especially the importance of having anonymous browsing history; and it never actually occurred to me to hide my IP address using a VPN service. However, I recently decided to test some VPN software called Hide my Ass and here’s why I decided it was worth investing in.

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You Better Watch Your Ads With the New Google +1 System

Now that Google has its own Social Network (Google+) they also have more places to show your ads – other than on other people’s keyword targeted blogs and sites that display Adsense Ads. You might think this is a good thing because your ads will get more exposure and maybe it is – but don’t you target your ads to a specific keyword, or geographic area, or age preference, etc.?

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Webmaster Tools – Traffic Travis Reviewed

If you’ve built more than one website as an affiliate marketer you might consider yourself a webmaster. It has a nice ring to it, and it’s actually true – you’ll have to master your web – building it and getting traffic to it or it will be hard for you to succeed. And that’s why I think it’s important that you take a look at Traffic Travis as you look for webmaster tools.

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Why Buy Backlinks When You Can Get Them For Free?

We all know how hard it is to get any kind of ranking with Google for your niche website. You have to have your site correctly keyword coded; you have to pay attention to meta tags; you have to do a lot of keyword research and make sure your categories are in sync with your keywords; you have to have links going to pages within your site; and you also have to have backlinks coming into your site from other people’s sites; and most of the time people buy backlinks.

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Get Website Traffic Statistics Painlessly

When I was just starting out in Affiliate Marketing, I would put up sites, add content to them, and then do a few things to try to get traffic (like writing articles, backlinking, etc.). Then I would wait and see what happened. I had no clue on how to track website traffic statistics; and also no clue on how much money I was leaving behind, until now. . .

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