Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Looking Back At My Accomplishments For June 2008

Looking Back At My Accomplishments For June 2008

Here's hoping that your June was as good as mine was!

I learned a lot, and implemented a fair amount of it, the
end result being a net improvement to my Alexa Rank
of better than 500,000 places. I know, I know: it doesn't
really mean anything. It does give you a yardstick to
guage how you are doing in comparison to your peers.

The traffic that has gotten me here has come primarily
from Social Marketing activities, a bit of Article
Marketing and by getting into Trackback Links.

These are all a direct result of info gleaned from reading
the 2008 Authority Blackbook. I keep telling you all to
subscribe up at the right, but tell you what! Here it is:

The 2008 Authority Blackbook

This is the biggest and best Web 2.0 Resource list you
will find anywhere. It just flat out rocks!

Apply what you read and you will benefit...

I also learned a little something from one of my readers
that advised me to put more of my blog's "Link Juice"
to work for me, instead giving it away.

What's that mean?

It means no more widgets listing MyBlogCatalog or
FuelMyBlog. It means making sure that when you
mention something from another blog post, linking
to it. It means making sure that your blog doesn't
have the look and feel of a garage sale.

Hey, I know I've been guilty of that one, and am trying
to constantly improve the quality and quantity of the
content and resources that I publish here.

My relationship with Blogger took a bit of a beating
in June as well, but we got through it...

Another blogger (who shall remain nameless) that I
was (successfully) competing with for certain keywords,
decided to get a leg up by reporting me to Blogger as a
spam blog. This got my blog locked up 3 different
times. Smoke actually came out of my ears once...

Fortunately the good folks at Blogger listened to what
I had to say in my defense and unlocked me pretty
quickly. Anyone that has had this happen to them
knows the powerless feeling that ensues, and can

Well, I did get past that, and am persevering with my
little Blogger blog here and have decided to keep it up
even once I get the WordPress projects planned off
the ground.

My copy writing services have suddenly become a
bigger part of Floyd's Online Income as well. Any
of you wanting to grab some traffic generating
Squidoo Lenses check out my offer HERE.

And speaking of The Squid! I suddenly got a wild
hair last Friday night and just had to do whatever
was necessary to qualify as a Giant Squid. So...

24 Lenses in 24 Hours

Unfortunately I found that I no longer like some
of my old lenses so I took them down and replaced
them to make that all important 50 lens mark.

I was already sort of cranked up about Squidoo
anyway from my Genepax lens hitting #3 in the
Autos category, and realized that to start getting
ranked in the Top 100 overall on Squidoo, that I
would need to be one of the Giant Squids.

Who knows, I still may not make Giant Squid, but
I sure had fun cranking them out. It also gave me
motivation to keep writing. Content is so important
to what we do here, and I was on a roll so...

Just kept on cranking.

One of my Digg friends, Janet Ford also got me into
putting up pages on eHow and Triond as a means
of writing for income. Both have good revenue sharing
programs, but you've got to produce a fair number of
articles before it starts adding up, but add up it does.

Speaking of Digg, been having some scrapes there too.

The url for this blog got banned there. Not really sure
why. Sent an email about it, but got nowhere. Not a
stinking thing you can do about it, so moved on and
started using Propeller instead...

BTW, it looks to me like FriendFeed is going to become
more and more important as time goes on, so if you
ain't jumped on yet, do so now! I'll now doubt be
posting more about using FriendFeed in July so watch
for it.

If you pay any attention to me at all (and why should
you) you have noticed a growing dependence on Google
. This is an ongoing thing for me, and several
others in my circle. On the other hand, they have gotten
me one whale of a lot of traffic on several occassions.

My attitude on this is, why fight it?! Google accounts
for the lion's share of the traffic out there, so why not
go with the flow?

After my dust ups with Blogger and Digg, I'm just too
tired to tackle Google...

Eat a peach!

Floyd Bogart

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