There is nothing better I feel than experienced hubbers passing on information and knowledge to others to help them.
I wrote this hub purely to offer some help to others experiencing a drop in their Adsense earnings to see if it helps them to resurrect their accounts. Nothing to buy, its all free and not spam at all.
http://hubpages.com/hub/Adsense-Earning … Fix-It-Now
I do hope it offers some help to publishers and is intended to offer some information you may not be aware of.
Is Google having a spasm, or have we possibly offended the Google Gods?
I am talking about indexed sites showing up the search results at the BOTTOM of the list when you enter the URL in the search box.
Superstition? Or Google really has it in for those domains?
Jenny, maybe you should search "Peter Drew" a fellow Aussie and follow his techniques.
Thanks for the lead, Terry - his general promotion system looks very similar to the one we're currently using. We have 6-9 of the top 10 listing on Google for our search terms, but they are all the 2.0 and blog sites - the site they all point at, which used to also show up in the top 10, is now on about page 25 of the results.
As you can imagine, traffic is lower without the direct search traffic - half or less - because we only get referral traffic, which means two clicks to reach the main site instead of one.
His article directory looks worthwhile, though - you can get 50% of the Adsense revenue from your articles posted in his directory - and he propagates the article URL, a summary, and the resource box with your links to about 1000 places online. Thousands of backlinks for FREE!
I was going to sign up for something that costs $47 a month to get access to that (mind you, that does vary the article into many different versions so it's not an exact duplicate, but still, for FREE! Good value.) Plus they spread the links over a couple of months so it looks organic.
I shall be watching closely to see how well it works in getting backlinks and raising PR ...
Thanks again for the lead. I shall try to track the guy down in person, since he's actually in my hemisphere!
Adsense earnings have dropped due to the global warming.
http://hubpages.com/hub/Adsense-earning … rming?done
LOL, Rudra - and the overall decline in the number of pirates?
http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Church-Of-T … ti-Monster
Jenny, I am so in awe of your internet savvy that I signed up with this guy straight away - and now I'm wondering why!
For someone who is setting himself up as an internet guru, his site leaves something to be desired.
Unfortunately, it insisted on a non-Yahoo or Hotmail email, so I had to choose an email address that I rarely used - and made a typo. I've now corrected the email but there is no "contact us" on the website so I can notify him of my error - which means I have no way of receiving my introductory email. The forum is down, so I can't ask there.
The original "blurb" implies that when you sign up, you can create your own free website where you post your articles - but now I'm there, all I seem to be able to do is post articles on his website. There is an option to set up my own website (under "buy script") but I have to buy the software to do it.
All in all, not very impressed!
Nothing - I haven't entered any Adsense ID on his site, but I wanted to check whether his affiliate system was actually working.
I heard about the site from Terry, checked it out, it sounds like a better deal than anything else I have seen for free, and I said so. I am about 30 minutes ahead of Marisa in comparing the actual with the promised.
I am now waiting to see whether the promised backlinks sppear - I will keep you posted.
I agree with you, Marisa - contacting him a a pain in the butt. I ended up leaving a comment on his blog to tell him the forum was down. Haven't had a reply yet.
If the backlinks appear, then it's worth the effort of posting articles, because it's less labor-intensive than any of the other backlink methods I have seen to date - all of which ALSO cost a monthly fee for access.
If any of his stuff is not as promised, I'll be the first one reporting him to the ACCC - unless Marisa beats me to it, of course. If you mislead consumers here in Australia, you cop a $1 million fine - PERSONALLY, as well as in your company.
I agree, Marisa, it's not obvious where the articles get displayed. I have asked the question ...
Peter is actually quite a well known hubber. http://hubpages.com/author/peteinoz/hot/
The particular article I refer to is the BaddAss Report. Peter has many time saving tools and is a valued Warrior Forum member.
To contact Peter just go through the hubpage email. The man has nothing to hide, is not quite a guru but has integrity. IMHO
I wouldn't call posting a dozen or so hubs full of duplicate content to be expert hubbing. Count me out!
I see where your coming from Gamergirl but those postings are all discussed in the Badass report and dominating the search engine page. It basically is a strategy of distributing an artilce or landing page to get rankings.
Other than that point he does have some good tips and software. I personally like his advice and have put it to good use. Thats not the point though, it was just a direction Jenny could take for some other advice as she asked in her post.
His Hubs are not dominating the search engine page for any other reason than the first sentence of actual text being found and linked to the hub and four other locations where the exact same content the hub has are located. Posting the same article over and over in five different locations is not a masterful technique, it is spammy. So, like I said, that right there tells me this guy is bad news.
I think a lot of Peter's stuff borders on the shady/spammy side. Squidoo recently had to change some stuff on their end in order to prevent one of his automated "lens creators" from working. If you keep an eye on the Warrior's Forum, he posts a lot of WSOs for automated content builders.
I have actually tried a couple of his products before I thought better of it, and they did not perform as advertised. Almost all of his stuff is set up to go through his servers so you have to sign up for a monthly subscription instead of just paying him a one time fee. More than half the time, the submissions don't work. I've also gone back and looked at some older stuff he's posted showing off his Google results and the "success" of his work and none of it ever lasts. Usually his sites drop out of the SERPS and a lot of the free-hosted links are dead for TOS violations due to his automated scripting to create and host content.
As for the article marketing thing he is promoting now, there are already some complaints about it not working properly in the WSO thread. I'm not linking to it as I don't want to send him more easy traffic, but if you really want to you can easily find it on the WF.
Also, I'd think twice about using anything that promises to auto-submit to Ezinearticles.com. That sounds like a quick way to get your account there banned. And I doubt it would work for long anyway. Chris Knight watches the Warriors Forum like a hawk.
Thanks for the review, Embitca. I value your opinion, and I haven't tried any of his paid products.
I have emailed Peter via HubPages as Terry suggests, and will keep an open mind until he has a chance to respond. This may just be unfortunate timing.
I am not trying to use any of his paid products, just his free article directory. I will keep this thread updated with developments.
For myself, I am so NOT interested in anything that is short term or temporary in nature. I want to know that work I do today will pay me for years to come, not have to be redone in a few months because someone updated their algorithm.
That's why I like articles in the first place - I can see the win/win/win in the model, and it has worked for decades in offline publishing. An evergreen article provides ongoing value forever, or at least for many years. I like that. I feel those links are built on solid ground.
I must admit it peeves me that article directories make all this money from advertising on my content, so if someone running a directory offers to share the revenue, as HubPages does, I will be listening.
But it has to be built on a foundation of integrity and ethics, or it will crumble in short order, and I don't want to waste my time and energy on anything that will crumble in short order!
Further updates as events warrant ...
I echo your thoughts Jenny, Embitca has delivered a very sound appraisal that is quite fair.
I agree with you on article marketing wholeheartedly, especially when your articles gain page rank they provide long lasting value.
As to my quote here of your post just as an aside, did you know Article Dashboard provides a script of an article directory that you load and run. I suspect though, the script contains their ads in some form, maybe one component I really don't know, but they say you can place your own ads in the directory that you run.
I thought about it, maybe a niche article directory, such as building self esteem or something else quite obscure. Trouble is it takes uploading cron jobs etc that I feel takes to long to set up and subsequently run.
And Jenny just re-visiting your question about the site showing up at the bottom of the page have you tried pointing a few good quality links at it. I say this because my blog came up on Wordpress stats with a strange keyword. I went and built a page at http://www.livewirenews.net/story.php?t … _For_Women and found to my amazement with such a powerful site linking, the keyword url went to the top of the page. I posted the url to give an example of what the site is like and to describe how the tags work wonders on that site. Also do not overlook http://www.indianpad.com/ for a very quick index on G. Those two sites were enough to pick my page up. It may help you and others looking to boost their search engine positioning.
Thanks for the pointer.
Just so I am clear - did you register that URL and create that site, just to place an article about hair styles, and then bookmark it, all to get traffic to the "self esteem" link on the page?
I'm not seeing any PR, so the link won't be feeding PR to your self-esteem site, so I am assuming you're after traffic?
Our site is indexed and has PR 0, so I don't need to worry about that. It has just dropped off the first page of Google results for the three or four keywords where it used to be number 1, 2 or 3 on the first page. Not just dropped to page 2 - dropped to page 25.
We still get traffic from referring sites, but we have lost the direct search engine traffic.
Trying not to be superstitious about Google penalties, here ...
Just quickly, my build a page and build links strategy is to build my page on the blog. I then use the same heading on an article and send it, everywhere. I put it on the livewirenews site and indian pad as well as a host of others, squidoo, blogger, wordpress(free). I am looking for two things only, one a targeted keyword link and two targeted traffic from the article.
40% of my traffic is from search engines. I generate a lot of traffic so that can be quite a lot of visitors for the other 60%. The page rank of the articles, blogs, livewire, Indian pad and a host of others will get their own pr in time. The links will keep the url on the page of G for a while to come. To keep it there or to get it there keep targeting the keyword with other articles and repeat my process.
New Hairstyles for Women is my blog. I wrote the whole site. I have been using a strategy that I will write a hub on. Basically and as a teaser, most sites have one page targeting a keyword, my blog has ten pages targeting the one single keyword - new hairstyles women. When you think about the sites on Page 1 they are there with one page, I have ten, so what do you think will happen? I have ten pages somewhere in the search engine pointing at that one keyword with a back up arsenal of links, articles etc, that will outrank intime, the single page. The feed I am looking for is not for self esteem, thats a different strategy, but new hairstyles women. The self esteem link is just giving my today self esteem site bit of a boost with a oneway link.
My advice is to do the same. Target one page of your site, articles are best and send them everywhere just as I do but mix the anchor text up but keep the same keywords in there.
Do you see what I mean? I hope it helps. Forget about pr and just focus on links to one page at a time.
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