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Income Report for July 2018 (2 Niche Sites = $28,005 Net)

I'm still around. But I'm late again with income reports.  It's been worse though. It's October and this is July's income report.  2 months tardy isn't terrible. These income reports are boring to...
Search Traffic Increase Screenshot 2018

How I Grew Search Traffic by 154% in Only 3.5 Months (without building links)

There's a big lesson here which I ignored for years.  In fact, I've always spurned this strategy until I noticed these results from one of my niche sites.  Actually 2 lessons...
June 2018 Fat Stacks Blog Income Report

Income Report for June 2018 (2 Niche Sites)

Fat Stacks is back! Many of you told me you missed the Fat Stacks name.  I did too.  It's unique.  It gets attention.  It's a tribute to Jesse Pinkman from Breaking Bad...
What is my competitive advantage as a blogger

11 Ways for Bloggers to Gain a Competitive Advantage

I've launched more failed websites and blogs than I have successful sites. I cringe when I look at all the domain names I once upon a time registered.  It's well over 100...
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28 Productivity Tips for Bloggers (From One Blogger to Another)

I get more done in a day now than I ever have.  I've honed my systems, understand my peak working hours, invested time training VA's, restrict my use of software that...
What is a good Pinterest CTR

What’s a Good Pinterest Click Through Rate (CTR)? We CRUNCHED the Data

All the Pinterest impressions in the world are good for nothing unless you get clicks to your site. Put another way, it's better to have fewer impressions and more clicks than the...
AdSense vs. Affiliate Marketing

AdSense vs. Affiliate Marketing: What’s Best?

I earn my living from both display ads (i.e. AdSense) and affiliate marketing. Currently I earn a bit more with display ads, but in the past I earned more with affiliate marketing. ...
Flipping websites vs. Flipping Real Estate

Flipping Websites vs. Flipping Real Estate: A Comparison

I've dabbled in both flipping websites and real estate. Neither are my main business model.  I have no intention of developing a flipping business of any sort either. However, I'm familiar enough with...
May 2018 income report from blogging

Income Report for May 2018 (2 Niche Sites)

May 2018 was steady eddy month.  Pretty much all numbers were similar to April except I took a hit on one affiliate promotion.  Traffic and display ad revenue more or less...
Ways to improve old content for more SEO traffic

29 Ways to Improve Old Content to Increase Search Rankings

In February 2011 Google rolled out the first Panda update.  It sought to devalue low quality web pages in the search rankings. It was catastrophic for many sites that cranked out low...