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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

November is Internet Link Month

Welcome to my November goals post. In case you haven't guessed, I think I need to do a better job of getting links and linking my own articles. I have been bummed the last few days because my traffic at HubPages is down for the first time in my brief online career. I think that eHow traffic will be down as well. Thank goodness for Xomba and this blog, or I would be really depressed.

Overall, it looks like my total AdSense impressions will be up between 5-10%. Earnings are better than last month but look like they will fall short of my goal. I had a lot of great activity in the earlier part of October which has just trailed off. I hope to revive some of that activity through the use of better linking techniques and a little better organization and coordination of my articles. I also want to increase my AdSense impressions another 10% for November.

That being said, I would like to state my goals for the month of November:

HubPages: I have 106 Hubs. I would like to end the month of November with between 115 and 120 Hubs. I need to make them fairly high quality so I plan on doing fewer. I would like to have around 3000 total views for the month which would mean averaging 100 views for all articles per day. I have yet to be able to achieve that on a consistent basis.

eHow: I have 42 articles. I would like to get to 50 articles and make $25 for the month. I made $27 last month and am just over $20 this month so that would be in between the two. I would like to get 50 views per day total or 1500 for the month. I will need a little more traffic than I have had this month.

Xomba: I currently have 22 Xombytes and 111 Xomblurbs. I am a featured author there in the Money & Investing section. I plan on writing 1 article per week for that plus others. I see no reason why I shouldn't be around 30 or 35 articles on that site. I would also like to be to at least 150 Xomblurbs. Most of them should be as a result of my own links.

InfoBarrel: I have 6 articles there and will add as I find time and see fit. That site is not a priority. I am not getting much in the way of traffic or earnings. I have better ways to use my time.

My Online Income: I will keep posting as I have been. I am not making a ton off this site, but I am making something. I am also seeing my traffic improve and hope that I am being helpful to many of you readers. I continue to plan on letting it all out for everyone to see and report to you what I do and what I learn.

Speaking of learning, I finally figured out what anchor text means as it relates to backlinks. I figure I am the last one to know the definition, but maybe I could do my best to explain it in case my 9 year old reads this someday. The anchor text are those words that you use to create the link. For example, "click here." The thing is that you don't want to use those words but instead want to use your keyword phrase for which you are trying to rank. Turns out it is better with the SEO stuff.

Speaking of, my SEO Experiment has been a smashing success! I am still on page 1 of Google for the exact phrase and page 1 of Google without quotation marks also. Maybe that will eventually help people find this blog. Granted only 300 searches a month, but hey, I won't complain.

LINK GOALS: Back to Internet Link Month. I need to create more links. Plus, I need to be willing to give out some. I have done that somewhat, but I will be doing more of it. I think part of the initial success of this blog and the reason traffic is growing fairly well is due to the links of a few of my followers and the mention by Felicia at

You can thank Grizzly at How to Make Money Online for this insight. He is a genius, and you should spend some time at his blog. Just please come back to see this one to watch the process in action from the beginning (how an average person does it). You really need to read his stuff. I have spent much time on his blog going through the archives. I will be adding his blog to my roll on the right. Someday, when I grow up, maybe I can be half as smart.

Back to link goals. I want to add a link each day on Xomba, minimum. Plus one comment somewhere each day. I also want to go over many of my articles at HubPages and eHow to see if I can improve which ones link to which. I also think I have identified a few keyword phrases that I might be able to rank for if I create a few more articles and links using what I have learned from the SEO Experiment. The problem is that I am tempted to make those as part of my own internet site. It would just be for information so I am still thinking about it.

Any thoughts or suggestions from my readers would be helpful. I thank everyone who reads this and especially those who comment and have provided links. I wish everyone the best of luck as we all try to make money online.


  1. You're not the only one who didn't know exactly what "anchor text" meant. Thanks for explaining it. I've seen that phrase many times and just skimmed over it without searching for a clear definition. Now, it makes perfect sense. Thank you also for pointing out that there are better anchor text words than "click here." Little tidbits of info such as this add up to a greater understanding of the bigger picture.

  2. You are welcome for the explanation. I just keep learning more all the time, and as you said, adding to the bigger picture.

  3. You learn something new every day, I'm sure explaining it here will help a lot of people. There is such a massive learning curve with online marketing!

    Sounds like you have some good solid goals for November and I hope you can achieve them all.

  4. Thanks, Ruth. I hope I can stick with it for the month and just keep chugging along.

  5. Hi,
    Visited your first article on Life123 and subscribed to you there. Hope the hits add up fast!

    Another way to get people to find your blog is through having a "button" or "badge". There is a link on my blog on how to create on and create the textbox so other sites can take your button and put it on their blog. You would not believe how many people visit my blog because they see my button on another blog. Just an idea.

    Keep up the good work!

  6. Thanks, DeAnna. I will try to figure out how to create a "button".


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