Another week has gone by. And no cash in my pockets. Should this surprise me? In the end, I am doing very little to make some cash online, I am focusing entirely on my blog and adding as many articles as I can to it, including new amazing chapters of the Ultimate Web Hosting Guide. This week, although I still did get manage to get distracted repeatedly by various things, I managed to focus quite a lot and bake up some decent progress: I believe over 15,000 words in new articles! And I have two more half finished, one of which you’ll likely see in a few hours! YAY! Still, I am not doing any SEO. I am doing NOTHING at all to promote my blog. I admit that I am not a multitask kind of guy. I can only do one thing at a time and focus on that. Sadly, this is no good thing at all. There is however one single thing I am doing to earn some cash, but I am having problems with that too! Here is why!
What Will Mr Huggins Say This Week?
This week I don’t have too many updates to talk about. I have been working on the Ultimate Webshosting Guide. I was hoping it would be finished by now, but I still have three and a half chapters to finish. The one dealing with optimization plugins on shared hosting, another on how to choose a WordPress theme that makes the most of shared hosting and the last one being optimizing pictures to save on inodes and speed up loading times. Of course, if only people took my advice and signed up with Site5 they would have no problems with inodes, since Site5 doesn’t have any restrictions on the number of files that one can have in his hosting account. And with all the pictures I am using for my tutorials, that would have become a problem for me. Anyhow, I am positive that the guide will be finished by the end of next week. I’ve never managed to have that much of an issue with finishing two articles in a seven day time frame. Two articles is really very little to be proud about, so I shouldn’t be, anyhow the question is: what am I going to do after I finish the Ultimate Web Hosting Guide?
Someone May Already Have an Answer
I will start by saying that this has been an awful week for me, as far as my business goes, but I want to start the recap by talking about “Another Loser“. Nope, he is not an imaginary idiot like Cletus from the Simpsons or Mr Huggins. He is a real human being, that took the time to write to me to tell me what he thinks about my site! Before I go into that,I will make a premise. I have been surfing the web looking for a bit of inspiration yesterday and I came across this article. I did post a comment there, partly because I was interested in the subject and partly, because I try to leave my links anywhere I can…:( Anyhow, the comment was a rant about how my site is not getting any traffic and how I wished that someone told me what I am doing wrong. My comment actually did drive a lot of traffic to Moneyearningsites.net. I wasn’t expecting that to happen and it’s really ironical that a post where I was complaining that I have no traffic, brought me in traffic! LOL Anyhow, none of the visitors actually answered my question, except a user who was kind enough to draw my attention both directly and indirectly to two issues: 1) I will never have any success with this blog if I don’t find a way to make some money and, thus, gain some trust and 2) the scope of this blog is not as obvious as I thought. Those are great suggestions, that hopefully will help me do better – so thanks to Mark McKnight’s Blog for making them! However, I also received other feedback, directly through the contact form of my website! This time, from a user who signed himself as “Another Loser“. Let’s see what intelligent remarks this dude has left for me! Let’s See Another Loser’s Intelligent Remarks
So last week was awful? Well, compared to this one, it was a great week because, I’ve never felt this bad in like a decade or two. As you guys…erm…wait… who the heck am I talking to??? No one reads or visits my blog, so why should I even write? Well, there are both the spammers and Google Bot who read me. OK, so, let me rephrase that, as you spammers and Google/Bing/Yandex bots know, I have been asking people around the Internet an opinion about my website and a good 80% of them think that it sucks. A few think I should shoot myself in the head. It’s great to have some negative feedback since that is what is needed to improve. And since I am still doing very little cash over here, improvement has to be my only goal! But, those comments do hurt a lot, at the same time. There are some legitimate complaints that I received and I will be working on those in the next few weeks. However, the biggest issue seems to be that people fail to understand the purpose and spirit of this site. And mind you, I am not saying this to play the part of the guy who is “misunderstood“. I’ll leave that to Robbie:
Who the Heck Is Robbie?
This has been a very calm week for me and I have done quite a lot of work and discovered a few new SEO techniques. I still don’t feel that I am doing any significant progress money wise. I’ve been actively working on SEO for the site for three weeks. I learned many new things, all of which, obviously, I am going to share with you. Now, the site is on page one of Google for three keywords related to Yahoo Answers, on page three for ‘money earning sites‘ and it moved from n/a to page five and from page eight to page two for another two keywords. My traffic is still like four visitors per day. But I am definitely seeing progress for all my keywords. Now, I think that’s a momentous achievement! Basically, Google ranks a Web page depending on a score it gives to the page itself for a given set of keywords and an overall score it gives to the Web site (i.e. the domain) as a whole. I may not have years of experience in SEO, but I know that this is the way it works. It’s pretty obvious. You don’t need to be a genius to figure it out. There are times when all keywords improve together and other times when only one keyword improves. Also No Follow links definitely affect search engine placement as far as the single page score works. I am not sure if they affect the domain score too. I think not. Will have to do more tests to figure that out properly. Considering how much SEO has become difficult since 2011, I think I am doing well. I am seeing people, who could rank a site to number one in a week prior to Panda/Penguin/Hummingbird, and now they can’t rank at all. This is a hard time for Internet marketers. There is no question about that and things will keep getting worse. So what did I do this week?
Check Out What I Did