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  1. Amy
    June 13, 2014 @ 8:16 pm

    I didn’t get your email but I checked here anyway:). I started a blog and noticed my traffic went up once I used Facebook as a personal page. I just bring that up because I know you mentioned Facebook in the past. And yeah, you are right about SEO’S. Why does everyone just rehash everyone else’s material?

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  2. reneeliamrhys
    June 14, 2014 @ 9:18 am

    Deby, it’s been awhile since I’ve visited, but can see that you are doing great. Lots of new things happening for you, congratulations. I see you have your virtual assistant going 🙂
    The previous comment reminds me I must get my Facebook connected to my blog…I’m still enjoying blogging but life and family needs me at times so that comes first.
    Alexa from Sydney, Australia
    http://www.Alexa-asimplelife.com

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  3. Daniela
    June 14, 2014 @ 11:47 am

    Deby, congrats on your earnings and your new job. Regarding infolinks, same story here. People are complaining about them, that they can’t access the patterns, etc. I took off the in text option because it looks spammy to people and they are commenting this on other websites too. What a shame.
    Thanks for the info this month.

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      June 15, 2014 @ 7:02 am

      I was getting that too – people who hadn’t seen them before were clicking everything and anything that was underlined trying to find the pattern download – even though it is in a big bright orange box that says ‘download here’.

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  4. itzybellababy
    June 14, 2014 @ 6:40 pm

    That new Panda update helped me as well.. I went from essentially no google hits, to a few a day on each of my 4 sites. It isn’t much, but it is a 100% improvement! 🙂

    I am really focusing on building my deals site, trying to get away from my Blogspot site, but until I can get a page rank I think I am stuck with both. The hits are helping.

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  5. Lauren @ The Thinking Closet
    June 16, 2014 @ 10:32 pm

    Glad to hear your Google traffic is back where it should be. Unfortunately, I think the most recent Panda update hurt my traffic. I’ve noticed a big dip in search engine traffic since the May update. It used to be my #1 referrer and now it’s second to Pinterest with my Pinterest traffic being the same as it was before…but Google several hundred pageviews lower a day. And like you, I have more posts than ever and more back-links. Wondering if there’s any way for me to get back in Google’s good graces…. 🙁 Any wisdom you could send my way is welcomed. Thanks, Deby!

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      June 17, 2014 @ 7:24 am

      I’m so sorry to hear that Laura – honestly, if I knew their secrets and how or why they had chosen one site over another to promote or demote – I’d be selling that secret for a lot of money! We all do all the right things we are told, yet sites fall in and out of favor. There was nothing different about my site one day than the day before, yet now I get twice as much search engine traffic – so its certainly nothing I did. Its ALL down to Google and their secret formula. So frustrating when all that traffic got taken away from me, but hang in there, and keep up all your good work, and hopefully the next update will restore you, like it did for me.

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  6. Kim
    June 25, 2014 @ 3:16 pm

    Hi, Deby. I’ve been thinking about getting a VA to handle my adverts and such, since I can’t seem to find the time to fool with it. I’m making no money with my ads, and I know it’s because I don’t know what I’m doing in that area. The little I have done is strictly based on the information you’ve given, like Share-a-Sale. My blog gets about 12,000 unique visits per month and about 24,000 page views. Wouldn’t you say I should be making a dime at least? I’d love to know how you went about finding a reputable VA. Your sewing site seems to be your main focus, but I truly hope you’re not thinking of shutting down this blog. You’ve been a huge help to me and many others! Thank you!

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  7. SEO Arbiter
    July 3, 2014 @ 10:45 pm

    Hi Deby,

    Wow, those numbers are very impressive. Well done!

    I’m curious to read more about your approach to Shareasale. Do you have any posts about your strategy there?

    I do know a few people who have used Shareasale as a secondary, smaller income source but I think you’re the first I’ve seen who is generating a bulk of their income from it so I’m very interested to read more about your strategy.

    Richard.

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      July 12, 2014 @ 9:21 am

      No real strategy – I just have found a merchant in that network that my readers really like and buy from often. However things are about the change, they have announced a huge change to their plan and I expect to lose about 96% of my income from that merchant as a result. Really, its just down to finding the right merchant and products for your readers and review and recommend them often – genuinely.

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