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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Doing More Linking At Xomba

I have been doing more linking at Xomba over the past week.  I haven't felt much like writing so I haven't done much.  I have some ideas but am fairly busy and just haven't taken the time to sit down and put them on the internet.  Sometimes getting the motivation to write is difficult for me even if I have significant goals.

So instead, I have been doing more backlinking at Xomba.  I decided that if I couldn't write, at least I could be doing something.  As a result, my traffic at Xomba this month is already double what it was last month.  Unfortunately, this confirms for me that which I had already figured out.

Xomba has not turned out to be the best place for residual income.  I really tried to use the site for that purpose.  I have 47 articles published on the site which represents the second highest number of articles following HubPages (of course I am excluding this blog).  And yet last month, I didn't even earn a dime from Xomba despite a decent number of views.

I have earned some money this month but that is only because I have been so active over the past week.  I have placed 7 bookmarks on the site.  It is only when I have actually done something that I saw the traffic spike along with a little bit of revenue.  I had hoped that the site would turn out to be a decent site for residual income.  I do get a few views each day.  In 2010, there was never a day when I haven't had any ad impressions.  And I have made $42.85 so far this year.  But I would liked to have seen in the neighborhood of $10-20 per month which hasn't happened.

So, I will continue to simply post my links on the site and make what money I can.  The site may help a little with traffic at my other sites, and I may get a little payment for doing it.  But I won't be writing any more articles since I think that writing elsewhere will turn out to be a more productive and lucrative use of my time.

Photo credit: Toni Lozano


  1. Hi Kidgas,

    I only place bookmarks on Xomba and haven't earned much there either. You've earned much more than I have for the year. Since mine are only bookmarks, I see it as a way to get people to the articles where they may, hopefully, hit an ad there. My bookmarks do get quiet a few hits at Xomba, so that is a positive thing.

  2. Deanna,
    Yes that is all I am doing and is my strategy as well. Since Xomba is nofollow, I have even begun questioning that as well. I am wondering if I should be doing more at other sites to generate better results when it comes to delivering traffic.

  3. Hi Kidgas,

    I just found your blog today and have really been enjoying reading your insights. I also wanted to thank you for linking List My Five, as I hadn't heard of them before, and they look to be right down my alley!

    The Geek Girl

  4. Thanks Geek Girl,
    I am glad that you have enjoyed the blog and wish you the best with List My Five. If you put up lots of lists, I am sure that you will do well.

  5. Hi Kidgas,

    It seems like you are much like me in not being able to get motivated. However, you are more motivated than me - I hadn't even looked at my earnings for a few months let alone actually do any work. Just checked Adsense though and I concur - Xomba is rubbish for earnings, despite godo traffic (however my hubs/blog continues to get good traffic from Xomba so it's not all bad).


  6. I have pretty much given up on Xomba entirely. For a while in the summer, I wrote some 200+ word bookmarks and posted them as articles, hoping that would work. I haven't gotten any earnings from them and haven't seen Xomba as a source of traffic to anything I pointed to. It's a pity, because when I first started there, I was getting lots of traffic. Then everything ground to a screeching halt. Oh well, there are other places. Seekyt looks promising.

  7. @Bristolboy,
    Wow! I can't imagine not checking earnings for a few months. Obviously you are doing other things and keeping busy. Nice to hear from you, though.

    It seemed like Xomba was working pretty well for me at the beginning as well. There was a screeching halt for me as well. That is why I am trying to see if a little more activity will help. If not, thanks for the suggestion for Seekyt.


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