Wednesday, March 12, 2008

A Comprehensive Guide to StumbleUpon: How to Build Massive Traffic to Your Website

"I’ve been experimenting with StumbleUpon for the past few months and have had several pleasant experiences. It’s simply an incredible viral means to drive a large amount of sustained traffic to any website over a period of time. I wrote this mini guide on StumbleUpon because I thought StumbleUpon had enormous potential in maximizing brand exposure"... read more

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Sunday, March 9, 2008

Video mailbag: Theresa Chow answers your questions

Theresa discusses the following:

1. How many Google AdSense products can I use in each website?

2. How do I get rid of an ad that I don't want on my site? I have some disagreements with it.

3. In case we would like to add other websites, do we need to create another AdSense account?

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Blogger adds option to post Adsense Ads between posts

We've heard your feedback about wanting to insert Google ads between your blog posts, and we're happy to let you know that Blogger now supports this implementation through the AdSense widget.

Here's all you need to do:
  1. Log into your Blogger account at .
  2. Visit your blog's Template tab and click on the Page Elements link.
  3. Click Edit in the Blog Posts section.
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Friday, March 7, 2008

How much time do women spend blogging and socializing online?

I am very curious about how moms spend their time and how they go through each day. I am the type of person who enjoys quiet time at home, so I guess because I find myself constantly going and going between family and work that sometimes I just wonder if there are much other people like me out there (duh, of course there are!). So, I asked my Work It! Mom (WIM) community how much time they spend blogging or socializing online. I spend probably about 2 hours a night on the average doing these things and sometimes I feel a little guilty about it because there are probably more things I can be doing around the house and such. Blogging and things do help me keep my sanity on a day to day basis though, so that feeling quickly goes away! Here are some responses from the WIM comunity.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

RGB Color Calculator

I was creating a marketing piece for work and trying to match the color value that was used on our website to the marketing piece I was creating. I came across this great color calculator site that I have now saved to both my home and work bookmarks. It can calculate the RGB and HEX codes of any color you want.

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Modifying the Feedburner Chicklet and Headline Animator.

You can modify the feedburner chicklet to display the colors you want in your blog. You can also tweak the code to change the text displayed. You can display the Headline Animator as your Blog Header. You will then have your header display the rotating headlines of your posts displayed in the blog more

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Monday, March 3, 2008

How to Become an Authority in Your Niche: Eight Content Development Tactics

Online content is usually created to express opinions or share information with others. For entrepreneurs and web publishers, content is developed as a means to generate direct/indirect income.

However, one should not only view content as a means to receive immediate benefits like traffic or revenue. It is not just fodder for pageviews but a tool to enhance more abstract factors like reputation, reader trust and peer relationships.

Jeff Quipp recently asked what is authority and how do you build it? and I thought it’ll be interesting to examine this question from the angle of web publishing and content development.

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What You Don’t Publish, Defines Your Site

I didn’t write any articles in the last few days on Dosh Dosh because I didn’t feel that I had anything interesting to say. It’s not entirely self-censorship: I just don’t like to write when there’s no way to inject a new perspective on any topic.

Many will publish content regularly because they feel a necessity to generate pageviews and maintain site freshness. Some fear that their subscribers will go away if they don’t update their site.

They don’t mind repeating the ideas of others and writing variations of the same topic again and again. Some will tirelessly create resource lists every week for links. read more

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Mom Blog Network™ Releases Dynamic Widget and New Tools for The Mom Blogger Community

Providing the latest technology for bloggers to self-promote and reach more readers by making it easier to share content and grow viral audience.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 12, 2008 -- Mom Blog Network™ ( is proud to introduce the latest developments for its members: a dynamic, customizable widget and a multi-platform 3rd party blog integration tool. Both of these new features are designed to give mom bloggers additional opportunities to promote their posts across the web, reaching more readers and driving traffic.

The widget was created to be an important channel for extended network syndication as it dynamically pulls in the "hottest" headlines from and displays them in a stylish sidebar module. "We thought it would be great to give all bloggers and other site owners the chance to conveniently offer their readers the latest headlines and links to a broad and diverse range of mom bloggers," says Andra Davidson, co-founder and president of, the social network and parenting site which operates the network. "Our motto is: 'What moms are talking about' and, in the true spirit of community, the widget really helps our members distribute their content more widely."

Our motto is: 'What moms are talking about' and, in the true spirit of community, the widget really helps our members distribute their content more widely.
The integration tool was developed with the active blogger in mind. It provides the elegance of inline promotion through the simplicity of cut-and-paste, easily adding some code to any existing blog. This step is required only once and, thereafter, the system automatically creates a "voting" button which appears on every new post.

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How to use Google Trends to drive tons of traffic to your site

I guess this post could be considered part 2 of How I went from making pennies a month to nearly $600 a month on Google Adsense.

I’ve recently discovered a great way to drive tons of traffic to my personal blog and I want to share with you exactly how I’ve achieved that.

I recently made the decision to stop doing sponsored posts on my blogs. Instead, I decided to just focus on building links and driving more traffic to increase my Adsense and affiliate income.

About 2 weeks ago I was getting an average of about 50-100 unique visitors a day over at Most of these visitors are regular readers who are good buddies and have stuck with me through all of my fickle blogging phases.

But what’s the #1 thing you need to make money on Adsense? Good old fashioned search engine traffic. This kind of traffic consists mostly of people who are on a mission and are frantically searching for something. When they arrive to your site they may not find exactly what they are looking for but they will keep on clicking in hopes of finding it. With proper ad placement your click through rate should start really increase from all this extra traffic!

One way to drive loads of traffic to your site is by posting about the hottest search topics on listed Google Trends. The hot topics are updated on an hourly basis. If you are having a bit of writer’s block and need some ideas you can get plenty here. Just visit this page and take a look at the hot topics. If you see something that sounds interesting and you think you can work it into a blog post then give it a shot! What have you got to lose right?

I decided to start doing this recently and my traffic has exploded. Take a look.

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