Archive for July 2010

Alexa Update

Something pretty cool is happening at my strength and fitness blog:  I'm coming close to breaking into the top 100,000 in Alexa ranking.   

I'm not sure exactly what this will mean in terms of advertising offers, etc.  This is uncharted territory for me.  

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Slumping Summer Sales (Part 2)

I made a sale within a few days of writing  that post about not making any money for two weeks.  Things have improved a little ever since then. 

Like I've said before, you have to be prepared for "down times" if you are going to to affiliate marketing.  I could have panicked and gone back to doing adsense--yuck (nothing against adsense, but I just don't really want to use it on my fitness blog).  But I hung in there and didn't make any major strategic changes. 

I'll just keep blogging about losing fat and gaining muscle and let the chips fall where they may. 

Blog with passion and you'll easily endure times of lower profits. 

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Slumping Summer Sales

This is supposed to be a blog about making money.  But there's one small problem: I'm not making money as of late.

No one is buying the programs I promote on my strength and fitness blog. 

Other stats are in pretty good shape:  I'm getting decent traffic and I think I'm even improving in terms of search engine rankings (even though my page rank is stuck at 2).  But people just don't seem to be investing in training programs right now. 

I think it's just a seasonal thing.  It's the time of year when most folks have left the gym to hit the beach, the lake, or the picnic table. 

I've thought about changing my monetizing strategy (like going back to using adsense), but I really like having tight control over what I promote.  I have nothing against adsense per se, but there are just too many fitness scam ads on it.

I'm not too concerned about it.  Blogging is just a hobby for me: I don't really depend on it for my livelihood.  And I still have an awesome car that I bought with blog money.

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Blogger/Blogspot Comment Fail

Seems Blogspot is having some major malfunction in publishing comments. I've experienced this problem a couple of times today. Hope they fix it soon.

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Free SEO Course

Sean Si (aka SEO Hacker) is offering a free course in Search Engine Optimization (SEO).  Just click here to check it out: SEO Hacker School.

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