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Archive for August, 2013
Emergencies, by their very nature, are irritating and unexpected. While there are worse emergencies (than cash flow issues) that a blogger can face, there is no denying that cash problems can be more than a pain in the butt. For anyone who works online as a freelance blogger/writer, finances are an even more uncertain factor. There are great months, but there are lean months.
The best advice I can give any blogger is to make it a habit to stash money whenever it comes in. Big or small, you need to make sure that you always set aside some cash for a rainy day. Over time, your stash can reach a sizable amount that will serve as a buffer against most emergencies.
However, sometimes, life really just delivers a blow or two, and you might still find yourself needing emergency cash. What do you do then? Take advantage of your online prowess, and find emergency cash sources! Read More
Over the past year or so, Google has been clamping down on what it considers bad links and bad linking practices. This includes a wide variety of link building activities that Google considers unnatural. This includes some forms of article marketing, comment spamming, etc.
This has led to a large number of webmasters, including many who didn’t feel they were doing anything wrong, to take severe penalties in Google that hurt their traffic and their bottom line. Many webmasters first learn about these penalties from Google Webmaster Tools and its alerts, while others simply see a drop in traffic and go hunting for an explanation.
But regardless of how it is discovered, once a webmaster learns that they’ve been hit, there’s usually a sense of panic and a rather large mess to clean up. Most of the sites bit by Google penalties have hundreds, if not thousands of questionable links. Removing them to get back into Google’s good graces can be a daunting challenge.
However, it’s not just a challenge and a problem for the people who have their site hit by the penalties, it’s also a problem for the sites where those links appear. Those include many legitimate sites who either were the victims of comment spam or hosted guest posts unaware that the author was engaging in dubious behavior.
Many of those webmasters, myself included, have been getting an increasingly large number of link removal requests and are wondering what to do about them.
Unfortunately, the answer isn’t 100% clear and it depends heavily on you, your site and the situation that you’re in. Read More
Got a slow website? I know how frustrating it can be to open your website only to wait 3 minutes until it fully loads. If your website garners many daily visitors, I can only imagine the sheer panic you may feel when you open your website only to see that it’s not loading at all. “How many visitors am I losing this very moment?” you may wonder. Did you know that your website conversion rate decreases by a whopping 7% for every second your website loading speed is delayed? Read More
Here are the job board highlights for the week. Good luck!
I think that everything Brazilian is beautiful, even the language. If you’re fortunate enough to know Brazilian Portuguese, then this gig could be interesting for you.
WordPress certainly has a lot going for it, and themes are not the least of it. Anyone who has dabbled with the platform will know that there is a plethora of themes out there, some free, some not. The discussion as to whether one ought to stick with free themes or to get premium WordPress themes is as old as, well, WordPress itself, and for some, it is not over. Read More
Going viral. Catching the Internet by storm. That’s something that every content creator wants to achieve. Except that we know it is not that easy. Sometimes, a blog post that you have high hopes for just doesn’t seem to cut it. Other times, an entry that you didn’t really think much about suddenly gets hundredfold your regular views.
What’s up with that? Is there a recipe to ensure that your content catches on? Read More
We’ve all heard tales of gallant and courageous acts in the name of love, but the humble word is just as powerful. It can entice, sway and lure us to take the plunge. In today’s media-obsessed society, the written word remains a most potent form of persuasion. Express yourself well and the digital world is your oyster.
Mutually happy relationships matter more than ever. In business, they’ve taken on a new level of importance. Since the 1960s, marketing has revolved around the concept of the Four Ps: product, price, place, and promotion. This quickly became the unchallenged model for marketing. But business globalisation meant new approaches were necessary. Suddenly, retention and relationship and economics were elevated up to and above the product or service itself.
The world of commerce now resembles a jousting match for the fair customer’s hand. Expect the most fiery and foolhardy of your competitors to attempt to strike you down at the first opportunity; in turn, you can opt to be just as combative. Or, you can leave these tiresome battles to the mere mortals beneath, lay down your sword and use your mighty pen to charm your way, often permanently, into your readers’ hearts. Read More
Artificial Intelligence expert (and all around cool guy) Robert Wilensky, who recently passed away, was once quoted as having said “We’ve all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters will eventually reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true.”
When you take a stroll down the world wide web and check out the almost infinite number of blogs that seem to fill every nook and cranny of cyberspace, you begin to realize that there are a lot of monkeys out there with a lot of free time on their hands. Read More
Here are the Job Board highlights from this week. Have a great weekend!
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