John Chow has been very successful at making money online, but with this success he has also made some big enemies along the way. Google has dropped John from the top position for his own name to the bottom 50, and Technorati doesn’t show him on the list of top 100 blogs even though in his profile it shows he is ranked 48th.
While it is incredibly beneficial to use an invite-based system while your startup is in beta, the system is highly susceptible to spammers. Here are a few things to look out for.
If you came to this article looking for ways to “Make Money Online”, you came to the right place. If you were searching for John Chow, and ended up here you must be wondering how we are the first result and if it makes sense.
Nielsen/NetRatings made changes to the way it ranks sites, shifting from rating by number of page views to rating by amount of time spent on a page. A lot of the online response to this announcement has dealt with how this move will really hurt Google, because most Google users do not actually spend that much time on the search engine itself. However, here’s a contrarian view of the situation.
Back in December of 2006 John Chow started a very aggressive link back campaign, in which he would give a link back for every review of his blog when the text anchor ‘make money online’ was used. John now has over 870 links from various sites as a direct result of this campaign. This has proved to be very successful for John, because since inception of the link campaign his blog income has grown from $2790.05 in December of 2006 to $12,569.61 in June of 2007, an increase in revenue of $9,779.56. All of this growth, however, has come with a price, and it is a pretty heavy one to pay.
Everyone’s favorite socially driven news site has a lot to offer but could also learn a lot from its users. Here are 10 things I feel the site needs to work on.
If you don’t like Digg’s site search bar you are not alone. Many Digg users recently expressed their hatred for this feature in a submission on the social news site. While many others that I have talked to say they have simply stopped using Digg’s search features and instead have opted for Google Search (by using the site:digg.com [query]). Here’s a little experiment.
With the release of the console specific Opera browser we have been able to surf the web on the Wii. Which of course means that you can finally step away from your computer screen, get comfortable in that couch and get ready to get social through your television screen.