Jul 27

Saturday Update #3: Google, Mistakes, Humility, Pain

GooglePage One Of Google With Little Effort (Presently On Page 2)

So, for four days I have been on page one of Google at a very decent fourth position, for my keywords ‘money earning sites’. Now, as I write this, I have been pushed back to page 2. Sadly no money came in, and there was very little traffic consisting mostly of spam. What did I do? Nothing, basically. The only link I added and which Google seemed to have picked is from the Great Rebellion website, which is a PR3 blog. I got a no-follow link from some guy who was discussing Yahoo Answers on his blog and who visited and commented on my article here. I also got a few do-follows from some PR0 site that is apparently using my articles to generate content. That’s all and …I ended up on page one! Now, I am on page two, however. My Google rating seems to be dropping. I am also on page 3 for the keywords “make money online Yahoo Answers“. I was ranking for “money making sites” too but that is no longer the case. It looks like I got penalized for some reason. The speed of my site maybe? Some bad links? I don’t know. What I know is:
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Jul 22

An Idea to Make Money with Domain Samurai

Domain Samurai[Updated 29th November 2013: Since Google started penalizing EMDs, this application no longer provides the value it used to, and the method described here no longer works. I am leaving the article for reference only.]

Do you want to get into eBooks, but cannot come up with a cool idea to make some good cash? Let me help! Domain Samurai is a free application that will help you find the right Domains for your Web site. It comes with Market Samurai‘s keyword research module integrated into it. It is a great alternative for beginners who cannot afford the paid version. Domain Samurai does not come with the high-end features that his bigger brother does, such as the SEOC module that is so important for researching competition. The SEOC module in Market Samurai is the one that tells us everything (or almost everything) about the strength of our competitors. Domain Samurai can only tell us how much competition we have in our niche.

Once the right keywords are found, very rarely an EMD (exact match domain) is available for registration. For example, if the keywords are ‘money earning sites‘, moneyearningsites.net would be an EMD for those keywords. I found my EMD for this site thanks to Domain Samurai. With the same keywords, emoneyearningsites.net would be considered a PMD or partial match domain because, in addition to the main keywords, the domain also contains the prefix “e”. Yahoo and Bing seem to love EMDs. Google may be divorcing them, but I heard they are going to a marriage counselor… Who knows?! Anyhow, an EMD works best but, if it is not available, we can feed Domain Samurai a list of keywords to append as prefixes and suffixes to the domain. Domain Samurai eBook

Jul 22

InfoBarrel: Writing Articles for Revenue Sharing Websites

Writing for InfobarrelWould it be cool if you could contribute to sites like Facebook, Wikipedia or Yahoo and have a share to their profits? Imagine the audience that you would have and the money you could make. Unlike sites such as Yahoo Answers, where users are expected to add value for the community without getting anything in return for their hard work, revenue sharing sites such as InfoBarrel compensate members by giving them access to part of their AdSense earnings. InfoBarrel, in particular pay a good seventy-five percent of their Google AdSense revenue. Users can increase this to ninety percent by winning points or accomplishing certain easy tasks, as advised from time to time by the administration. Referring new authors to InfoBarrel will add an additional two percent commission to the referrer’s AdSense revenue. If you wish to click on my referral link, let me thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Thumbs UpBack to business! That is not all! An InfoBarrel author can add up to two self-serving-contextual links to the article itself or up to two self-serving links in their signature. The links in the signature can be call-to-action links and need not be contextual.  If you don’t know the difference between the two, here is an example:

  • This is a contextual link: “Keyword analysis can be achieved quickly and efficiently by using applications such as Market Samurai.”
  • This is a call-to-action link: “Download your free trial of Market Samurai to achieve keyword analysis quickly and efficiently”

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Jul 21

Saturday Update #2: Free Web Hosting Sucks

freehosting sucksI got to retract what I said recently in my ‘starter’ introduction [Updated 29th November 2013: i.e. the old version that has been recently rewritten.] advising everyone to go for free hosting with 000webhost. I had nothing but trouble with 000webhost in the past week. I have no words to describe how bad this makes me feel having thought this to be a great solution for helping people with low budgets getting started easily. Now I feel like a complete fool. Do I really know what I am doing? Ah! I am so insecure. Guess this has been a lesson in humility. I have to listen more to people who are more experienced than I am, and test out stuff more carefully before getting to the keyboard. Here’s what happened with 000Webhost:


It’s a scam, plain and simple. Users click on your affiliate links and they don’t even get tracked. I did a search on the web and it appears that there isn’t a single dude who got some cash from this damned rotten company! If you search for “000webhost affiliate” on Google you’ll find nothing but complaints, starting from people who had their accounts deleted when they reached their payment threshold, to others whose sign-ups weren’t even tracked. When someone complains about not getting paid on the 000Webhost forums, they either delete the thread or close it!
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Jul 17

Make Money Online—Yahoo Answers Tips and Tricks

Making Money With Yahoo AnswersThe method I use to make money on Yahoo Answers is both an ethical and a legit one. Yahoo Answers do allow contributors, who have their own business, to put a link in the answers which they post provided that certain conditions are met. Unfortunately, the moderation of the Yahoo Answers community is left to a group of preselected users of the site some of whom, obviously, did not read the terms of service, or just choose to ignore them for various reasons. I have discussed this in my previous article covering this method, which weighs the pros against the cons of using Yahoo Answers to generate a long-term-recurring income. To summarize that discussion, Yahoo Answers can be a great source of extra income, but, because of the way in which the site is managed, all questions and answers left by any user may be suddenly deleted with no way to effectively appeal to their unfair deletion. This should be taken into consideration before engaging in this technique. For those who still wish to try Yahoo Answers, here is exactly how I do it:
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