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December 2, 2006

Why Google should invent a new online currency similar to “Paypal”

Paypal was first created for “securing” payments on Ebay. But quickly became widely used by business people, mum’s and dad’s. Lots of teenagers even have Paypal accounts. You would expect Paypal to be abused some what, due to the amount of people that use it. But Paypal has become to “stuck-up” in trying to give the buyer too much “protection”. Anyone who knows a bit about Paypal would know that you can buy games and stuff, then once you receive them, do a “claim” (a Paypal feature) saying you did not infarct receive the goods. The same applies with domains. Paypal also has no problem limiting accounts and making you verify them, buy adding Card details, verifying location. Paypal can easily be hacked too. Scam emails are big. But another one is on line stores get hacked and your Credit card details get hacked into. Then the person uses the details to make a fake Paypal account with your details and go on a spending field day. Now I bet you’re wondering why I think Google should introduce a on line currency. Well I’ve got some reasons why I think they should.

Google has the resources to get a high serp, pagerank, traffic site. I mean, there’s no chance any small company could run a huge on line currency.

Has the unlimited check book. What an advantage, with shares at 500 US, it’s got a big capital.

Ethics, every time I use Gmail, Adsense or any Google owned product I usually find it’s useful and if you run into errors the support team is willing to listen.

So what’s your opinion?

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Why you should post comments on other blogs

Why should you post comments on related Blogs? There’s some highly logical reasons for why it makes sense.

1. It gets your site known. If you’re posting comments on 5 related Blogs to your Blog, their will be times when people keep seeing your comments and your name+url.

2. It’s encouraging for the Blogger. Trust me, there can’t be much more encouraging then logging into your Blog and moderating 1000 comments. (or using a tool that will aprove the comments instantly)

3. Indexation. If the Blog you’re posting a comment on has high Pagerank, it will index the name of the link and the url.

4. Backlink. Depending on the Blog, and if it uses nofollow. You might be able to get some nice backlinks. Tip, it’s best to go back to posts 3 months+ that have Pagerank.

5. Traffic. If you’re commenting on 10 high traffic Blogs and you’re posting good info, people will click on your link. Tip, being the first person to comment is a huge advantage.

 

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December 3, 2006

Tips for increasing Subscriber’s

 It may sound silly coming from someone who’s got 2 Subscribers. But here are some tips I’m going to follow. I’ve been getting about 100 uniques a day. So lets see if I can get many Subscriber using these tips.

1. offer an email alternative to RSS

2. create a subscription landing page, like this

3. Put for Subscription at the end of each post. Like, “If you found this interesting Subscribe by RSS Feed or email” 

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CTR rates depenging on your topic/niche

One thing I’m learning and experiencing at the moment is Web, SEO, Technology, Webmaster readers are a real Tech savvy bunch. Why will this make me have a low CTR (Click Though Rate) you ask? The more Tech savvy the user is, the more chance that the user can identify what’s Advertising and what’s not. Chances are unless the Advertising is super relevant they won’t click on the Advertisement. What can be done to curb this? 

– Advertisements that pay per impressions instead of clicks 

– Blend your Advertisements to look like they are a part of your site 

– Adding a donation button. Many Blogs that don’t make much from Advertising will have a donation button. No one will donate I hear you saying!. Even if 1 in 1000 people donate 5 dollars, it can pay for the hosting 

– Other methods of revenue such as Paid Posts, Selling Links, Donations 

  

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Don’t get caught up in the money of Blogging

One mistake I made when I first started Blogging was I did it for the money. I was so caught up in how much or little I was making. This had negative effects and problems such as bad content, being paranoid about how much is in your Adsense account, clicking your own Advertisements, asking friends to click on your Advertisements and optimizing the Blog for money instead of optimizing for your users. (the most important thing is the users) So if you’re only getting around 100 unique visitors a day, I strongly suggest you don’t have any form of Advertising or revenue raising until you’re around the 200 unique visitor a day mark.

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December 4, 2006

How a little exposure goes a long, long way

Darren from Problogger was going on a business trip (so he says, I bet he just got drunk and had a party) so he asked his readers to email him some tips and tutorials. So that he can put a timestamp on them and they will automatically post when he’s at a party somewhere. This is not good just for Darren, but for the people that submited there tips and get good exposure. In my case my site had Pagerank 4 Prediction days before my article was put on Problogger. ( Predicted pagerank 4 (3.8) and 419 backlinks.

After gaining that exposure my Predicted Pagerank has gone to 5(4.9) with 1240 backlinks.

This is the power of exposure. I guess you could say exposure is a type of marketing.

Article on my BlogArticle on Darren’s Blog

 

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Spice up your 404 page

Bloggers spend too much time customizing and trying to increase their CTR (click though rate) and make all their pages except for the good old 404 error page. It is essential that you spend time customizing your 404 page with helpful info, not just an Adsense unit. Some things you might want to put on your 404 page are, Recent posts, most helpful posts, link the homepage and a friendly sentence. Or you can be silly like me and have your 404 page a cat that will punch you if you don’t get the url right on the next attempt.

To customize your 404 page > login you wp-admin > click on presentation > theme editor > 404 template

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