Friday, July 28, 2006

Cool Blog I Found

Here is a blog I found recently that allows users to make their own posts. Very good idea. It's called Silii, which stands for SAY IT LIKE IT IS.

Users register, login and post their comments on any subject under the sun. There are some cool tutorials for beginners, showing how to register, login, and post.

What I find strange is that Silli is using a Wordpress blogging platform and the back end is customized. They also allow users to use up to 2 outbound links per article. They have administrators moderating at all times apparently.

Pretty smart idea.


Tuesday, July 25, 2006

My Top 10 “Things I would do differently if I had to start my blog again”

Here is the latest Zulit monster post all about blogging for money. Great for new-comers who want to build a power blog for lasting income.

Basically Terry outlines the 10 things he wishes he had done (and not done) on his first blogs. Invaluable stuff here.


Monday, July 17, 2006

Money Traffic Update

Well....Money Traffic has been up and running for around 2 months. Google did their update and it's presently showing a Google PR of 5. If you don't undertsand Google PR, click here.

Notice how when you include the address www in our domain you see a PR of 5, but when you remove the www you see a PR of 3. This is because other blogs are linking to us using the www in our address.

I'm not much on the PR thing. Don't really care. What I care about is traffic, and our traffic is beginning to climb on it's own now -- without posting on forums and posting at Digg, etc.

If you presently don't have the Google Toolbar, you can download it here -- OR you can use Google's Firefox browser which includes the Google Toolbar.

Blogspot To Be Blocked In India

Well..there goes all our traffic from India to Money Traffic. Read this article. India's government will be blocking all blogspot web addresses; India's Department of Telecommunications (DoT) passed an order to ISPs Friday to block several websites., and are know to be on the list to get whacked. It's a real shame becuase Money Traffic gets alot of hits from our friends in India.

Since private sites will not be blocked, I suggest our visitors living in India bookmark the money traffic blogroll.


Saturday, July 15, 2006

Backing Up Your Content

Here is a good comment submitted awhile back. After seeing people lose their blogger accounts, it's timely.


I thought of a small addition to your tutorial. When I build a new blogger
blog, I always include an BlogSend Address (located in the Email settings tab).
I do this so that in case my blog is ever deleted or banned for whatever reason,
I at least have all my postings and can quickly rebuild them.

Just something a little extra I do.


Thursday, July 13, 2006

Another Good Zulit Post

Just doing my morning jog through the blogoshpere, and read Terry's post for the day. I like this one. It's called Day In The Life Of - Yet Another Internet Enrepreneur (and of course Bob Marley)

As usual from Terry some humour, insight, and weird tangents.


Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Jackhammer Loses Blogs

One of our contributors recently lost over 50 of his blogger blogs. When he contacted Blogger they gave him this response:

Hi (NAME),

We have removed your blogs and/or disabled your Blogger account due to thefact that you have been misusing our service. Based on our records, thereare a number of blogs that are not compliant with our Terms of Service( This behavior is not looked uponfavorably.

Sincerely,The Blogger Team

I have no idea why his blogs were whacked, but his account is still live he tells me. I suggest reading the Blogger Terms Of Service closely if you intend to grow these Blogger niche blogs.

At this point I am no longer building blogger niche blogs. The ones I have I will maintain but I will be focusing on my Typepad, Movable Type, and Wordpress blogs in the future.

For further information on how to create and use the above mentioned blog platforms, please use my blogroll in the right sidebar. In the LONG run, your content will be safe on a domain you own and control.


Thursday, July 06, 2006

Joel Comm Adsense Templates!

Kenny, decided I should post today and have good reason to do so! As I mentioned in my e-mail this morning, our good friend Joel Comm has come out with yet another gem! Yesterday, Joel released a package or software containing about 100 Adsense templates plus a site builder! He had only 1000 copies to sell and the price kept going up as the copies were selling out. So I purchased the package and can safely say that this is going to be fantastic. It not only contains website templates but he's also designed templates for Wordpress and Blogger blogs! So basically, the work is already done and all you have to do is come up with good content! Along with his package, Joel includes tutorial videos to teach beginners how to use his templates and site builder!

He sold out of the package shortly after the release but he emailed me this morning to tell me that he'd be releasing another version shortly! To get on Joel's list for the release of the next version, click here! And no there is no affiliate for this program so don't worry, I won't be getting any cash out of this! :) Like Kenny, I want to help others make it! Comments from you all are welcome!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Highest Paying Keywords

Always alot of talk regarding what markets to get into. I bought Keyword Explosion which was great until they could no longer access Adwords data. Now it seems like they're just guessing. I dunno. Let me know your thoughts on it.

I tried Top Paying Keywords last week for finding the niche keywords that pay. I've tested their list with some PPC and so far I'm impressed. I'll let ya know later how a full site goes, but on the three keywords that I tried, they paid as advertised.

The problem I see with some of these so-called high paying Adsense keyword databases is this; they are basing their data on search traffic and not content traffic (clicks we get on our sites) Basically - many big advertisers that pay big for their ads choose only to have their ads displayed on Google's search, and not on publisher sites (ours) This is the problem Keyword Explosion had, and that their database was crippled with Google changing it's ways.

Top Paying Keywords has some good rep you can read about on their site.


Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Understanding eCPM

Since I have started blogging with, I have noticed some things about Page eCPM...and I THINK I finally get it....kind-of.

I noticed that when I am working on my own blogs...posting...then vieweing...the posting etc...Google counts each time I visit my own page as a PAGE IMPRESSION. This can get a little confusing because I am never sure if those are MY page hits, or someone else coming to look at my blog.

The page eCPM counts ONLY those viewers that have done a search for your site. I can visit my own blog 1000 times/day...and I WILL NOT see ANY page eCPM. Once a 'real' viewer comes to your blog (by doing a search for it) Google will show an eCPM number.

Am I right about this? Has anyone else noticed that?


Money Traffic Starting To Gain Ground

Money Traffic is a very new blog, only housing 27 posts to date. A mere nothing as far as blogging goes. We've talked alot on this blog about ratios. Ratios as far as competing pages for particular keywords in comparison to how many people search a particular keyword. (see step one of the tutorial)

I noticed today that Money Traffic is now on the bottom of page two in Google for the keyword search, blogspot adsense. You can go to Google and try it - keeping in mind that depending on where you are and the latest updates, the listing positions may be different for your experience. You'll notice that the site above Money Traffic is Darren's (If you have never surfed through Darren's site I highly recommend it.) You might take notice of his PR7 page rank as well.

Now.....competing pages for the keyword blogspot adsense is as follows:

Results 11 - 20 of about 1,620,000 for blogspot adsense

So not bad for a brand new blog with only 27 posts on it. I'm not writing a "boast post" here folks. I'm trying to give all new-comers some hope that their niche blogs will begin getting traffic and making money.

Remember that when you build your niche blogs using my tutorial, you are looking for competing pages much lower than 1.6 million as shown in the example above.

So keep building your niche blogs and keep adding periodic posts to all of them, and you will certainly receive traffic, and in turn, receive Adsense earnings.


Sunday, July 02, 2006

Wordpress Video Tutorials

I've been asked if I could post links to Brent's (one of our contributors) old Wordpress video tutorials. The Zulit blog has posted a page for downloading and viewing all these videos. All these videos are free of charge still. That will change when the Google Video service allows video via purchase to all producers. The charge-per-video function for Google video is still in beta-mode.

For those of you who are just using your Blogger accounts for niche videos, this is a way to step up and create a domain you own, and run the Wordpress blogging platform.

View Wordpress Videos