Raped by Google: Over Optimization Penalty

•January 19, 2010 • 2 Comments

I’m going to give you a bit of background prior to diving into the Google over optimization penalty that a website of mine received. I recently bought a website for 6 months revenue ($1,000) after haggling down the seller from 9 months revenue; this website’s niche can be quite variable and the seller needed money, hence its relatively low price. This site had stable serps for the past 8 months for a nice variety of search terms; it did not require any upkeep. Additionally, it had decent backlinks – a few hundred blog comments and blogroll links on the rest of the previous owners related websites.
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Catch The Clap & Captivate Your Audience

•January 18, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Catchy, creative, and controversial titles can do wonders for your blog posts; they can attract readers, scare readers away, and even drive completely unrelated traffic to your website.  Plus, if you ever let your domain drop, at least someone else will now have a chance to make it into an altogether different website while maintaining your url structure.  Titles grab attention and can stimulate someone’s interest in a subject.  What is a more appealing title or would you more likely click on?

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Stop Writing S.H.I.T

•January 17, 2010 • 2 Comments

A lot of our older posts are really nothing more than useful facts written into a coherent paragraph or two. We have decided to step it up a level and make our posts unique, interesting, and thought provoking. Basically we have decided to stop writing





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How To Use CPALead?

•January 8, 2010 • 2 Comments

CPALead is a great method to monetize certain websites; I have already demonstrated how it can improve a websites revenue stream by over 500% in Why use CPALead? and CPALead Revisited.  Unfortunately, some people just do not know how or when to implement CPALead properly.  You can not  just put it on any website and hope for the best; it just does not work that way.  CPALead is only effective at monetizing specific niches.  If you put a gateway on any old website, you are just going to piss off your visitors, not make any money, and overall just be a failure.  So some niches that you can use CPALead on properly to monetize are the following:

  • Torrents

Download popular trail / cracked software or movies.  Add these files to a password protected zip file; then, add this password protected zip file to another, non-password protected, zip file with a readme.txt in it.  In the readme.txt file of the torrent, instruct the user to go to a website in order to get the password to the zip file.  The user will be forced to complete a survey on your website, if they want to gain access to the content of the password protected file.

  • TV / Movie Streaming

Making a TV / movie streaming website is quite simple, but making it become popular or have substantial traffic is a whole different matter.  If you are knowledgeable with SEO and/or have the resources, then getting a website to have a few thousand visitors a day from search engines is a cakewalk.  Most people can not do this, and then come to the conclusion that CPALead sucks – They could not be further from the truth.  Before you come to such a conclusion, become knowledgeable or use the following second tier methods.  Create video trailers (with your website url in he corner) and upload them to YouTube, repeat this process until you have carpal tunnel syndrome or are satisfied with your profits.  This method is very spammy and black hatish.  Thus I would not recommend it, but if you can not do SEO, you get suck with these second tier shit methods that still work.  Another option is to simply spam TV / movie linking websites (SideReel, TVDuck, Yidio, etc.) with your urls when you do not have CPALead on them.  After all of your links have been approved, then you can add the CPALead gateway onto your website.  Your links will slowly be reported and removed; your website will likely eventually become banned as well.  So repeat this process with new websites until you have carpel tunnel syndrome or are satisfied with your profits.  My suggestion to you is that you avoid these second tier shit methods that work at all costs, instead learn SEO and steer clear of the black hat arena.

  • eBooks

Gather eBooks from whatever resources you have available.  You can acquire eBooks from a variety of sources: free download (on forums), buy, or write them yourself.  Promote these Ebooks with SEO (you really ought to learn this already), social media linking, comments on blogs, forum posts, etc.  Require the user to complete a survey or offer prior to giving them access to their desired eBook.

  • Coupons / Vouchers / Authentication Codes / Software

Create a website with coupons, vouchers, or authentication codes for a variety of products; continue to add different ones until you have carpel tunnel syndrome.  Find a method of driving traffic to your website – same concept as with eBooks.  To add on to that, another means of driving traffic is going directly to the source.  For example, I have seen people that will post / spam their link in online MMORPG’s, such as RuneScape, for free bot software.  Interested users will go to the website expecting a free download, but they will be required to complete a CPALead offer first.  Having something that your visitors want and need, but making them complete an offer first is quite effective; this can be applied to many things – think outside the box.

  • FaceBook Applications

FaceBook Applications are a complete waste of time, yet people still continue to play them and send constant annoying invitations about them to their friends.  I hate FaceBook apps almost as much as I despise Twitter, but that does not mean that I will not try to make money off of it.  The user base of FaceBook apps is enormous; once an app goes viral, the cash will really flow in.  Designing a FaceBook app can be semi-expensive ($500-1,000).  After you have an application, the trick is not just hoping it become viral, but making it do so.  Note that this costs money, but proper marketing and campaigns can be utilized, so that your app spreads like a virus and gets the push it needs to become viral.  FaceBook apps will by far be the most profitable to use in conjunction with CPALead.  However, they will also require the most initial investment to get them started.

All these methods can generate massive amount of money, some touch into the black hat area, others are more legitimate.  Whatever method you choose to use, do not complain CPALead does not make money – You are completely wrong.  If this is the case, try a different approach or an all together different method.  Be persistent because most of these methods require tedious work that needs to be repeated over and over.  I am sorry that making money might bore some of you, but that’s why acquiring effective traffic driving methods is extremely important.  I would appreciate it if you use my CPALead referral code, as you lose nothing and I gain 5% of your earnings, otherwise CPALead just pockets it.

Website Trust and Authority

•January 6, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Website trust and authority are completely different things; they are commonly clumped together and confused.  Website trust is essentially a measure showing search engines that a website provides real value and does not engage in unethical techniques (aka blackhat seo).  Where your backlinks are from is an important factor in domain / website trust.  If you have backlinks from highly trusted editorial websites (Newspapers, universities, goverment sites, professional associations, etc.), then you will more likely be trusted than a website which only has backlinks from spammy or bad neighborhoods. 

The other side to this determining trust is who you link out to.  If you link to non-reputable and spammy resources, then your website will lose trust.  One last factor may play into the trust that is designated to a certain domain or websites; this is registration details.  Google is a registrar of domains; thus they can see who owns what domains, and they already know what these websites link to.  If the majority of your portfolio contains spammy or link farm like websites, one could make the assumption that on a whole, domains with your contact details could be flagged as having a greater chance of not being trustworthy. These are the factors that play into determining the trust a domain or website has.

Website authority is a bit simpler to understand; authority is a measure of how many website link to your domain and how these websites link to you.   Different links hold various authorities; the sum of these links and the authority associated with them determines your authority.  Google PageRank was once a good measure of authority, but it has recently been tainted by manipulative webmasters.  Google likely accounts for this tainting by adjusting the trust of these websites.  The diversity of a websites link profile is another factor.  If your website has 100 links from 1 different website, this will not be as affective at raising authority as having 100 links from 25 different websites. 

Authority can also be considered on a webpage to webpage basis compared to trust which is generally viewed as a global website factor.  A singular webpage of a website may have authority, while the rest of the website might be filled with non-authoritative content.  This touches upon the concept of deep linking and the importance of building deep links.  Domain / website authority and trust can be broken down into these concepts, but their value to a website in seo is clearly significant.