Archive | October, 2007

Profiting from keyword phrases – playing domain lotto

31 October 2007

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I was listening to another excellent domain podcast on webmasterradio and one of the guests told a great story. An advertising company was doing a huge campaign for GMH based around the phrase “keys to victory”. They were already well into preparing for the launch of the campaign when they realized no one had bothered […]

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Think in verticals not niches and a new website

28 October 2007

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Over about the past year or so, since I started creating multiple websites the advice has always been to create a website based on a particular niche. The theory goes that it is difficult for new players to break into highly competitive markets. I think niches are still a good way to make money, but […]

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Are you going to stop selling links?

27 October 2007

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I can’t believe how much people are talking about the latest Google PageRank update! It even made the front page of the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper in Australia (at least the online version). It’s not going to stop me selling links, at least on this blog. I am still making money with Text Link Ads […]

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Two great new blogs to check out

26 October 2007

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In a world of thousand dollar ebooks and membership sites, it is nice to find people offering no nonense, BS-free tips and advice for making money online. Financial Hack As the author says on his about page: You probably don’t know my name. You have likely never heard of any of my websites or blogs. […]

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TNX Text links

22 October 2007

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Most people have already heard of Text Link Ads and Linkworth as a marketplace for selling and buying links. TNX is a new player in the market getting set to become an alternative text link broker in the space to buy links. The process for adding sites to list in the marketplace is very straight […]

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Working on the internet in China

19 October 2007

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Working on the internet in China can be a pretty frustrating experience which I have found out the past couple of days. The Chinese Community Party Congress held every five years is currently taking place. George Bush is also meeting with the Dalai Lama, which has caused a furore in government circles. I doubt that […]

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Madville

13 October 2007

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One website which sent me a bit of traffic when I had a big spike in traffic was Madville.com. I had never heard of the site, but it looks like you can submit a link and if it is accepted it stays on the front page for a day. I just submitted a post from […]

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Mini successes

11 October 2007

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After yesterday’s burst in traffic, I just checked my YouTube stats and I have had 683 views for the video I took on the new Beijing subway line. It looks like a couple of sites picked up the video. I took it on the day that it opened. I actually went there in the morning […]

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Over 6000 visitors in a day

9 October 2007

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I just had one of my best website days in terms of traffic on my Beijing Olympic site. From around 60 visitors to 6000, mostly from Stumbledupon. I know it is going to come down again, but I got some new links and hopefully some new readers. I have been in Beijing a week now […]

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Is your website blocked in China?

8 October 2007

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With a potential of 1.3 billion people not having access to your website, you could be missing out on decent some traffic if your website is blocked in China. Ok, not everyone in China has web access but they will surpass the US in the number of people online in the not too distant future. […]

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