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I blogged a lot. I blogged about different things. I looked at my stats. Then I blogged more and wrote for different sites and in different ways.

This is a cute animal. On a hoodie. On a girl.

My boobs are actually much bigger than that in real life. I’m #asian and a 34C.

You should follow my blog. #boobs #boobs #boobs

Hai look, I’m talking about ASIANS and BOOBS on the INTERNET! –

Seriously, what’s up with all these “How to Blog” blogs following me. There’s too many. Find a niche, guys. If you are supposedly SEO geniuses, you should know that already.

  • “How to Write a Porn Blog.” (Be hot.)
  • “How to Be Funny.” (Rip off funny people.)
  • “How to Give Up.” (Join the Army.)
  • “How to Make Money Online.” (Stop learning SEO and learn to code.)


There you go. The secrets to success. Maybe read one or two tutorials. But mostly just try a bunch of shit and then replicate what works.

4/20, Armadillos Metaphor, T-shirt, Fuckit, Smoke Weed

Trust me, I have big boobs.

Categories: meta-blogging Tags: Asian, blog, blogging, boobs, code, hits, internet, money, popularity, programming, SEO, wordpress, write, writing

Vector Marketing Scam

My most popular post currently, in terms of per-day page hits, is my old exposé on Vector Marketing:

The Cult of Cutco: How Vector Marketing Mass-Hires Students into Dubious Contract Labor

Vector Marketing caught on and, realizing they could lose a bunch of money on a Google Search, bought a bunch of shitty domain names to bump down all the talk about how everyone hates Vector Marketing.

They even bought vectormarketingscam.com with links to… personal testimonies! *gasp* Read a real story by a real 18-year-old kid!

I understand SEO, Vector Marketing, I see it.

Anyway, if you are a pissed off former Vector employee, go the original Cult of Cutco article and share it. If you want to blog about Vector also and link me, please copy paste the entire post title or use the phrase “Vector Marketing Scam,” because I think those are the two easiest way to help bump my Google rankings back up.

There are easy share buttons at the bottom of the article too. I think the one that gets the most exposure these days is Reddit.

So, thanks, guys. Rock on spreading the information.

Categories: meta-blogging, Social commentary Tags: Cutco, cutco cutlery, knives, money, pyramid scheme, scam, scams, SEO, students, Vector Marketing

So, as you may have noticed with my notorious link whoring, I recently joined a freelance writing site. I picked Suite101 over Examiner due to higher editorial oversight and general content quality. I made about $3 in 5 days, which is actually better than average for the average newbie freelance blogger. But still, I checked out their writer forum to see if others had insight into how they were doing.

Apparently, people who have been on the site for years found a massive drop in revenue in the last couple months.  People who had way more articles than me were not not doing vastly better. The phrase “Google panda” came up over and over again on the forum. Instead of trying to trace the orignal conversation, I, of course, turned to Google.  (No, unfortunately, Google didn’t adopt a Panda cub.)

I found a great article, apparently unharmed or able to surpass the limitations of Google Panda.  Here’s what I learned:

  • Google has a codename or nickname for their search algorithm.  Formerly “Caffeine,” it is currently “Panda,” named after one of their engineers.
  • The change was prompted in early 2011 by a call to help weed out “low quality” sites from the searches.   This includes websites from content farms.

Via wikipedia: “Content farm is used to describe a company that employs large numbers of often freelance writers to generate large amounts of textual content which is specifically designed to satisfy algorithms for maximal retrieval by automated search engines. Their main goal is to generate advertising revenue through attracting reader page views.”  < Suite 101 sounds like it fits the criteria.

  • Unfortunately, what determines this “low quality” isn’t always relevant to the quality of writing. Wisegeek, which I always thought had great articles, took a 77% hit in traffic, based on keyword exposure.   Simply by having a site with multiple ads hosted by AdSense (iroincally owned by Google) can hurt your ranking.

A Wired.com interview discusses Suite101:  

Wired.com: I spoke to someone yesterday who runs a site called Suite 101. His rankings have tanked, and his keyword traffic is down 94 percent. He says that it’s not fair, since he commissions and curates his own articles and contends the quality is high.

Cutts: Oh, yes. Suite 101, I’ve known about it for years.

Wired.com: So why did this guy take a much bigger hit than Demand Media, which has a reputation as the classic site that wins high rankings for low-quality content?

Cutts: I feel pretty confident about the algorithm on Suite 101.

I’ll still be using Suite101 for certain articles, simply because a couple bucks is better than the nothing I’m getting on WordPress.  But in terms of SEO (Search Engine Optimization), my experience finds WordPress better for Google exposure.  Fair or not?  Probably not, but at least I’m aware of it.

Categories: Uncategorized Tags: algorithm, blogger, content farm, freelance, google panda, SEO, Suite101, wordpress, writer