Perhaps the title of this entry is a little bit over-dramatic. However, it accurately sums up my state of mind as it’s been nearly a year since the beginning of this blog series. Countless hours of writing, designing, networking, and other various efforts have been poured into Kettlebell Krusher. Just a few short months ago things were heading in the right direction and earnings were increasing at a nice clip. However, this downward spiral continues to reach new lows and the fact is, for the month of June, a measly $22.55 was earned.
I’ll cut right to the chase. It feels like things are going in the opposite direction in regards to my niche website. Earlier in the year, I had a couple of earnings cross the $100 mark for certain months. This current month marks the 3rd straight decline in earnings.
I’ve discussed on several occasions how I believe readability is just as important as SEO. Since search engines are becoming more human-like, there’s been an emphasis on creating quality content over the last several years. Keyword stuffing and article-spinning are relics of the past. Even though that may have worked a decade ago, today it just looks very unprofessional.
Since I started seriously blogging over a year ago, it’s always been my goal to get both the SEO and Readability analysis in the green. In doing so, I’ve found that it has helped me to become a better writer and obviously rank for targeted keywords. The key is to get the overall average of each test from Readability and SEO with the majority of green bullets. That’s easier said than done, especially if you’re writing about a complex subject.
The main benefit from clicking on the cached version of a webpage is to get information when a website is down. Unlike The Wayback Machine which saves captures of pages on various dates indefinitely, Google’s caching system strives to get the most up to date version of a page. This is helpful to recover information that might have been inadvertently deleted or changed. Sure, WordPress has a revision system which can roll back pages from certain save points. However, if all your looking for is a block of text, it might be easier to view cached pages than undo an entire version of a post or a page.
I had high expectations of having another stellar month for commission earnings from Amazon. In last month's report, The Turning Point, I thought I had made a breakthrough. A couple of months in a row of earning $100+ and the increase in traffic had me believe that April would set a new high in earnings. Unfortunately, my niche website ended up earning much less than anticipated. Am I disappointed? Sure. It's a bit of a bummer when you work so hard only to take a step back. However, that's life. There are ups and downs and building an affiliate website...
Since I’ve started seriously investing time and effort into link building, I’ve noticed many SEO’s put a lot of weight on DA and PA. At first, I did as well. However, I’ve shifted over to majestic’s Trust Flow and Citation Flow as a better gauge of website authority. Still, the most important statistic that I look for when seeking out guest post opportunities is the organic traffic of a website.
One of the more popular topics talked about amongst the cPanel Community is AutoSSL, a tool that automatically installs domain-validated SSL certificates for cPanel services and users’ websites. Since we haven’t touched on AutoSSL on our blog for a bit, some of the recent changes added to cPanel & WHM have created an opportune time to revisit one of cPanel’s most popular features. What is AutoSSL? AutoSSL is the solution for one of the most prominent SSL pain points for cPanel & …
It should come as no surprise that, yes, links are still very important for ranking web pages. The study done by MOZ reads like a technical manual but it proves that links are still one of the top ranking factors for Google. Over the past couple of years, it’s been said by Google engineers NOT to concentrate so much on link building. Instead, we’re supposed to focus our efforts on quality content. Well, anyone that is serious about ranking is already doing that. You could have the most informative and helpful article written on a topic and still get outranked by more authoritative websites. It’s not fair, but I understand the rationale.
Yoast SEO has been instrumental in helping websites that I maintain rank for specific keywords. In my opinion, it is the holy grail of formatting content for SEO. Even though the two separate analysis features, SEO and Readability, are independent of one another, they both deserve your best effort.