Wiping Cyber Egg Off My Face…

Doesn’t it just have to happen…! I hold off writing about Alan’s blog being deleted and if I’d held off another day I wouldn’t be writing this. His blog is back!

So what happened?

Seems he appealed and got it back. Maybe the whole MMO community came in their collective pants a little too soon and the resultant world-wide ejaculation of contemplations, conversations and theorizing cause a cyber-tsunami that everyone got caught up in… me included! Bugger!

So, does this mean its back to business as usual? Was this deletion just an automated thing caused, as I mentioned in my last post through malicious flagging by some envious competitors?

First, I don’t think business will be as usual, despite the reinstatement of Alan’s blog. There are plenty of other warning signs out there that not just Blogger, but Google are cracking down on sites they don’t like the look of. That means my comments about thin sites still stand. If you want to keep them, you’ll need to make them more useful and interesting to real people, not just add a bunch of crap content to pad them out. You’ll actually have to start writing it yourself and make it real! Oh, that will stop a lot of wannabe marketers in their tracks, especially the ones that use spinners and other software tools to create garbage content.

Second, whether Alan’s blog was deleted by an automated flagging system or not, the fact remains that if you want to build a really bullet-proof site, then you are going to have to pay for a domain and some hosting. Its not as if it will break the bank, either. You can get a .com domain from GoDaddy for around $10 or less with a coupon, and host it at Hostgator for less than $10 a month. Do me a favour and click the small banners for those two companies at the top of my sidebar – it’ll cost you nothing and I get a small commission for my trouble. Thanks!

Its chicken feed for the piece of mind and professionalism that goes with owning your own piece of cyber real estate that not only can no one take away from you but you can even sell at a later date if you have made it into something that really does make money and you have grown tired of it, or you want to flip it for a nice tidy profit.

Anyway, that’s all I wanted to say – jeez two posts in one week! What has come over me???

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Big Home Business Site For Sale!

Hi everyone – just thought I’d let you know if you didn’t already that Trent Brownrigg is selling his flagship website over at Sitepoint. Its quite pricey, but it makes a lot of money and site high in the SERPs for a lot of home based business related keywords that attract a lot of organic search traffic.

What have I told you about traffic? Yep, if a site is getting its traffic from Google and co, then the visitors are targeted and more likely to buy what you’re promoting or click on ads. In short, this is exactly the kind of site you want both as a source of regular income online as well as an authority presence that you can launch newer sites with.

I’m not giving too many details of the sale away, as you can read them all on sitepoint by following this link: http://marketplace.sitepoint.com/auctions/65386

Why is Trent selling his flagship site that he put 6 years of hard work into? Well, that’s personal and not a decision he came upon lightly, but when you gotta sell, you gotta sell and if you are in the market for a strong flagship website/domain that makes good money every month and has the potential to make even more for someone with fresh ideas, then it will easily offset the sale price.

So if that has got your interest, hop over to sitepoint and check it out.

Terry Didcott
The Honest Way

Honest Push to Make Money

This is a sort of follow on from my last post Honest Assistance, where I talked about helping out your other sites with backlinks to specific posts or keyword anchored text links to give the site or blog some keyword authority to help them climb up the SERPs.

This post is going to be short and to the point as I don’t have a lot of spare time just lately and I have a lot of sites that are all screaming out for my attention!

The whole point is to help out two of my sister sites in the difficult and highly competitive make money niche to gain a little more keyword authority on the long tail keywords they are targeting at the moment.

One is my Money Hints site which is still fairly new but has a domain age of around 5 years so it has plenty of antiquity but no page rank. So I’ll just give it a leg up with its foray into the home make money long tail keyword arena.

Next up is the subdomain to this site, Make Money The Honest Way, which is also targeting a similar long tail keyword in the work from home make money category.

It always helps when the post and the site that the links are coming from are in the same niche, as it gives additional weight to the link juice being given out. So being in the make money niche and having that in the title of this post is a good way of passing around some of this site’s authority to sites that need it!

Terry Didcott – Freedom Writer
The Honest Way

A New Website

This is something of an experiment for me and I always enjoy putting a new website together because I just like to make things! So when I picked up this idea from Grizzly’s blog How to Make Money Online for Beginners, I decided to spin it a bit and see what happens!

Grizzly’s idea was firmly focused on creating a free blog to do this, which I have followed, but I wanted to add to the idea by creating a complimentary website, which I have now done. It’s still young and in need of a lot more content, which I’ll be adding to over time, but it’s ready to hit the airwaves and now is a good time to start promoting it.

The idea uses the taboo keywords “payday loans”.

Why are they taboo?

The search engines associate them with spammers who once created a ton of crappy sites with the sole purpose of trying to generate clicks with adsense ads using these high paying keywords. Now this practice has been stamped on, but any new sites starting up targeting payday loans are scrutinized closely. So it’s playing with fire, but that just adds to the excitement and makes it more of a challenge to get a site up high in the serps for these keywords.

There is a lot of competition in this particular niche and I’m going up against a lot of other sites. Google shows up over two million of them – but I happen to know that there are really around eight hundred, of which there are probably around a hundred serious contenders.

So the challenge is to creatively SEO the site and see if I can’t push my way up through those hundred and get into the top twenty, at least. The higher, the better of course, but that will take a little time because the site is brand new and is unlikely to attract any page rank for a couple of months at least. So in the meantime, I’ll be adding to it’s content and procuring some back-links, mainly from article marketing, forums and blogs.

The first article, entitled How Much Do You Know About PayDay Loans? is already up there at GoArticles and has caused Google to spider the site and index it within a couple of days. Good first promotional push.

Next is to blog about it in my three PR3 blogs, the first of which is this one and the other two will be shorter posts with a link to the site to give it some link juice.

Here is the url: PayDay Loans

Then we’ll see what happens…

Terry Didcott
The Honest Way