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  1. tinaemenes
    December 14, 2013 @ 7:01 am

    Deby, As you know I am so new at this, I’m not the one to give advice. If you find a good SEO though please share! I did found something interesting and confusing at the same time on my site. I paid a designer to build me a site last year, it was not at all what I needed to do a proper recipe and cooking site so very little content has been added. I then decided to build my own and teach myself as I go. I had the site up and running in just a few weeks. I have been vigilant about adding recipes and content several times a week doing great photo etc. I get a couple of people a day. I am devastated – I know I’m new but that’s just crazy isn’t it? So I went to visit my other site which I am going to use for photography and guess what? When I looked at the site stats… the site I don’t do anything with, has very little content… gets the same number of views! I don’t understand it at ALL!
    I have read article after article that for the most part says write good content and they will find you. I just don’t believe that to be true in todays market.
    You have been in this and seen success… Do you think that the way search engines view larger website that pay for advertising has more to do with it than anyone is willing to admit to? I noticed for recipe and cooking sites, no matter what you are searching for, the first page is always the big guys and the snippets that come up are just generic info not relevant to my search.
    Sorry for such a long post but it is very frustrating to say the least!
    Hope you can find out what’s up with your site!


  2. DesignedDecor
    December 14, 2013 @ 7:54 am

    Cindy, look into Court Tuttle, with the blog builders. He has spoke at a few blog conferences and maybe the SEO person you need. Let me know if it works out with this lead.


    • lostcyclist
      December 27, 2013 @ 10:28 pm

      Yeah, don’t look into Court Tuttle. He used to run The Keyword Academy and once Penguin hit he ceased to have any advice that worked. I have yet to see him deliver anything that was actually beneficial that didn’t have a hefty price tag attached.

      Ok, so talk to him, just expect him to charge a lot and provide very little. — my experience, anyhow.


      • Deby at Moms Make Money
        December 28, 2013 @ 11:38 am

        I feel so silly – I just dropped in to take a look at your site for the first time – I thought it was about cycling! You’ve got such a lot on there that I need to read, understand and learn. Thanks for the info and advice. I’m in wait and see mode until the new year to see if things improve on their own through my own efforts. I’ve spent/wasted too much money recently on ‘experts’ who have left me no better off and sometimes worse off than I was before. I’m also going to learn so much from your own site that I’ll have a new plan in no time. Thanks for leaving a comment.


  3. itzybellababy
    December 15, 2013 @ 11:58 am

    Wow- every month you have been doing better and better! I really appreciate the updates every month. I look forward to more success for you!


  4. Maria @
    December 18, 2013 @ 12:36 am

    Congrats on your first year blogging anniversary! Looking forward to your future posts and wishing for even more success in the monthly income posts!!!


  5. Michal
    December 18, 2013 @ 9:49 am

    Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.


  6. lostcyclist
    December 27, 2013 @ 10:29 pm

    Incredible numbers for only blogging for one year!! Good work.

    I love how you have so many little streams of income coming in. Well-diversified. It is refreshing to see!


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