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Just a hunch, but it's usually right

Interesting day doing doing some basic cyber housekeeping on here and elsehwhere and while looking at the stats on my make money online blogs I noticed a few things that I have now changed, which I have a hunch should help me with better results mid to long term, on them and on here!

It's only a hunch, although as I say, they are rarely wrong. :o)

Do you listen to a hunch you have anytime you have one?

What was it I noticed?

80% of the traffic came through with one word in common or variations of the word, other words meaning the same thing ... I don't know exactly why it never stood out before, call it another hunch but it could be the fact statcounter has changed the data on keywords recently. :o)

So I changed a few post, the wording of them adding a bit more content, also in some newer post on them I added a keyworded backlink to older relevant post that people may click on if not the adsense ads. :o)

Just a hunch, one that could make a big difference but something I wouldn't have even had, if I never did the housekeeping on here a few days ago, which led me to doing it elsewhere.

If you get a "hunch" about something, take notice of it and act on it, hunches are rarely wrong and if they can help you make money online too, great!

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"Blogrush any good then?"

Well I am still waiting to be reconnected at home, so while here at the library I had a look at blogrush....still not improved much for me as such, my dashboard is no help!

Has anyone seen any significant improvements?

Has your traffic improved?
Has your dashboard improved?

What have I been missing out online lately then?
Not much I hope...

The break has been nice, a chance to catch up on the real life we have...yeah that one...offline! ;o)

The fact I am less active at the moment gives me a good idea of what blogrush is sending me at my worse... ;o)

So, having that as a basis when I get back to being more active I can see where the improvements will happen.
Not holding much hope for it to be honest.

How is it all working out for you lot?

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"Stumbleupon stats"

Stumbleupon DOES work and works very well for UNTARGETED traffic... Here is a snapshot I have done of this blogs traffic when it is stumbled. :o)

I have not worked out how to cut the the white space from the bottom of this using the paint program which I did this in, so if anyone can advise me there I would be grateful. :o)





As you can see over 600 hits to one post in one day, thank you stumblers, but each post that is stumbled gives an average of well over 200 hits in a day, JUST from stumbleupon that is.

I am very happy using stumbleupon, there it is, I USE it, not just join and hope!

Maki...of dosh dosh makes a great post on stumbleupon which you should check out, it's explained better than I could do it. :o)

Another great bonus to being a stumbler is you get to find some great blogs and sites you would otherwise never see.

Stumbleupon is much better than people assume it to be.
It is not hard to use, it has a great community that is very diverse.

If you like to stumble this post, go ahead. ;o)
If you have yet to utilise stumbleupon get cracking as you will enjoy it as well as reap the benefit of traffic, but try and get it somewhat targeted.

It is I think the fastest way to drive traffic to a new blog.

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"Blogrush! Why bother?"

Many of you will know about this by now as it's plastered all over the net, and yes it's on here too and I DO think if you have yet to add it to your blog you should (updated) a massive FAIL!

So why ask why don't bother?

If you know of John Reese you know he knows traffic, how to get it and make the most of it.
There lies the reason it should have worked, not failed as bad as it did!

More importantly you can get a better idea of what it does for your blog now, and as it improves you learn things from the info you saved.

Make no mistake John's own sites will have had MASSIVE traffic lately and THAT info is worth a huge amount, John knows what to do to make the most of it and YOU only he benefited from that.

I do hope it will be a success. (It failed)

Knowing now what it does with your blog and what shows up now will mean you can take notes on what to filter as soon as able to, this then becomes the basis for your future testing as it improves from the admins tweaks.

You can then just keep improving what links you do want on your blog by way of blocking what you don't like, and filtering words you don't want.

That's why I got dumped it now.

But also you will notice I am not promoting this elsewhere, just going to keep on blogging as normal, so I get a real idea of what it has done in the normal scheme of things. ;o)

Then I can test and tweak with better accuracy.

If you have a blog, don't waste your time on this crap!

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"Almost there"

Funny thing life...

Funny thing online life!

Anyway I digress.

A few things have happened and things look slightly up, not quite there, but the right direction, still here, with opportunities, time and effort to utilise.


One step at a time eh? ;o)


Thanks to those who have helped, wittingly or unwittingly. ;o)

So...arse in gear throttle down...away we go.. ;o)

Some good things I notice with traffic stats lately is people are keen and active out there in the wide blogosphere and social network side of the Internet, keen to read your blog and giving you the chance to see their blogs...interesting what you find out there, amazing pictures too. :o)

Funny things where you just know the feeling... ;o)

Ever the watchful (enhanced?) eye I notice something I have had to give thought, the focus of some blogs I see tend to have a theme and a narrowness, and on others they are a mish mash of thoughts, pictures, tips, others purely aim to make money, or give 100% freely, whatever.

Yet all have different expectations as you know, but do you take notice of the anticipation?

All different again? ;o)

Every time you go to certain blogs you have visited often you get a certain expectation and that influences the anticipation...in a big way.

What do you anticipate on a visit to each blog you do?

In most case is "more of the same", no? ;o)

So something not quite expected this time is to peak in some way your anticipation on the next visit?

Concentrate on your readers anticipation and watch their expectations change, hopefully for the better, every so often ;o)

If you have yet to grab the free book as seen on the sidebar here, it touches upon a key example in it's "pillars" which do this. (Every blogger should have that book!)

Problogger Darren does it with his "series" too.

But there are alsorts of ways this is done, and maybe it truly is each blog is as unique as the writer AND reader. Each visit for each person generates a unique reaction, spark, idea, view, inspiration, spark of anger...whatever...all unique.

We all take things uniquely every visit, every word.

So we can never be perfect in any way, why try? ;o)

Just do whatever you are but anticipate your readers anticipations every so often until it's an every time habit.

The truth to me is the focus of a blog is what the readers make it to themselves. ;o)

The writers focus should be purely intent, in whatever form, be it to share, teach, sell, give, spread, annoy, worship, gain as a fan, or a mix in any way.

The writers intent may be different for each post obviously, yet the anticipation and expectation can be the real deciding factor in the level of reaction gained from each post, the aim of the intent.

Do I think about your anticipation then? Of course.. ;o)

I anticipate that some of you are not even here, but saying "wow, great pics", or "yeah, I KNOW I've been close to doing that", some of them may be back.. ;o)

Some of you "older" readers will be here, and thinking, "jeeeesus Rob, your marketing cap has slipped, you lost readers already, some won't be back and not a money button in sight!" ;o)

Some of you "older" readers may be saying "The caps on tight enough for now" ;o)

Some will be saying "Get to the bloody point Rob".. ;o)

Some of you new readers will be saying... "Hang on, start thinking about MY readers expectations and anticipations...then how I influence it hhhhmmm.. that's new" :o)

Some will be saying..."what the heck?" "Is the man nuts?" :/

Some will say..."nothing new here, nothing to see people!, move on" ;o)

It's all good. ;o) I learn something too! That's part of my intent.
Understanding yourself is the first step to understanding others. ;o)

Any thoughts?


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"Two faced warriors"

I was going to stop bothering even mentioning the warriors due to the mistreatment I had yet there has been something I felt had to share with those warriors who still read my blog here...and it IS a few of you judging by my blog visit stats.

Not surprisingly because of the fact it happens in life everywhere I have encountered some seriously sad backstabbing from the two faced warriors who are simply to stupid to realise that it only hurts them.

Listen up you backstabbing two faced warriors (you know who you are too) , you are NOT hurting me in any sense but you are making yourself look stupid...which you probably are so it's no surprise there.

I will say though you are seriously misguided when you say the warriors is the place to be if you want success...woah there, if you really think so you are as stupid as you sound.

Most people have NEVER heard of the place and yet they have good success...so what gives you that stupid view on things?

The fact you have emailed me calling me alsorts and saying that I am a nobody is not doing anything but making it clear to me what sort of a person you are...not one I would want to know anyway.

What IS surprising is the few who I considered friends who have stabbed me in the back with their two facedness, so they are not really friends as such just users who are a little to stupid to realise they make themselves look bad...I could EASILY name you here for everyone to see....would you like that?

Didn't think so either...so a little warning to you there, that should you feel like emailing me with another load of crap...your name will be on here for all to see!

If you are so sure of the warriors making you rich as you say...why are you bothering with me?

Let me say this...the way you said that you will get rich from the warriors will end up ONE way...you being banned because what one of you said in essence is you plan to rip them off!

Doubt that will go down well lol!

Whatever happens you won't be hurting me because I am not there to be ripped off... ;o)


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"Shocking stats"

So over the last few weeks I have been getting back into the swing of things nicely and moving swiftly in the right direction, that's down to a few things.

Blogging by it's nature has ups and downs with posting, at times it can't be resolved as with my case.
Losing momentum was a key area for me and I believe it is an important thing with building a blog and giving the readers what they want...content.

During the offline hassle the blogs visitors dipped alot, naturally.
Now a month on, the blog's traffic has gone right back up to almost 3000 for July. :o)

Pleasing to say the least.
Averaging 100 a day is not to be sneezed at really.
Not my best month but still a good month and there is a week left yet.

Great to know at least you are happy to read the blog, thanks.

The bad side of the stats which surprised me was the fact the response to my offer in the post below was not as good as hoped, but not as bad as can be.

Well over 300 visitors in 3 days...to that blog post and 11 takers.

I can't believe it really, a service that will help you if you play your role and be 100% honest to yourself is not taken up, they miss the potential, yet...

If I had offered an ebook that was ok and you learnt things yet it just sat on your hard drive gathering dust it would have been snapped up by more people?!

Especially newbies who suffer lack of focus more than most.

Yet it did nothing to change things, because you read it and did nothing.? Wasted money.

Yet with my offer you would have HAD to take action or you would be wasting the money joining in the first place.

If you took NO action with with mine, fine...you are in the same position as you are AFTER buying the book....wasted money.

Strange this, so it's leading me to question alot of things.

Any opinions on this?








P.s Warriors...would it help to offer you a free warrior way book after you join?
I am going to revamp it and you as well as others who have bought will also get the upgraded version free. If so... buy the offer as below, use beer function and you will get a copy!

If that is good enough for you, do it, then email me to warriors+deafdad AT gmail.com
(replace AT with @ )

Its only good for this week!

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