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Forum: Warriors For Hire 15th January 2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,072
Posted By michaelra
Re: Contentgather.com - Premium Content from English Writers - Custom or Pre-written - Review Copies

Here's a mini review of the service, which generally gives me positive views and results overall. I've ordered a few custom jobs and so far I like the experience (as a buyer):

What I Like

- You...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th October 2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,169
Posted By michaelra
Re: I'm Thinking About Getting Back into SEO Again - is backlinking dead?

Finally, some people talk sense. I hate these so called bloggers always writing that "content is king" blah blah. I've seen crappy posts that rank. Google algorithm can't tell if your content is good...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 11th August 2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,430
Posted By michaelra
Re: Best pay per clic sites ??

How much do you have to pay per click for Bing ads? I sometimes use Outbrain but at 10 cents per click (and $10 a day), it's still a bit pricey for me

I'm just interested in getting traffic for my...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th April 2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,681
Posted By michaelra
Re: How to get my site in google first page

1000 Extremely High Quality PR6-PR9 links <--- wowwwwwwwww I wonder how they can get that kind of thing for $5 :D
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th February 2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 682
Posted By michaelra
Re: Pinterest any good for SEO?

I did this a couple of years back, found out that tech/gadgets niche didn't really get good feedback/traffic from Pinterest. I assume it's still the case today
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd November 2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By michaelra
Re: LinkDelete "forces" me to continue on cleaning links up

Yeah. I've rejected their offer just now. Seeing how there will always be new links (toxic or good ones) pointing to my posts, cleaning up links will take forever - a never ending story
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th October 2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By michaelra
LinkDelete "forces" me to continue on cleaning links up

So my blog used to get 3,000-ish unique visitors a day from Google years ago but it's been going down to about 300-ish a day nowadays (ever since Google released Penguin)

I never got any spam...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th March 2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By michaelra
Re: Verifying a Site is Not Penalized by Plugging it into WMT?

I don't think you need to have the analytics code (I can be wrong, it's been years), but you do have to verify with WMT (by uploading an HTML or having another code on the header)

There is no...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th March 2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 623
Posted By michaelra
New Matt Cutt's video about "algorithmic penalty"

It's hard to say that a site is being penalised algorithmically. It's more like the others outrank you (in summary, I think)

How can I tell if my site is affected by a particular algorithm? -...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th March 2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 693
Posted By michaelra
Re: is there any faster ways to get backlinks

Are they high quality backlinks though? Because if you only look at numbers, you can win by hundreds of backlinks (crappy links) easily with just $5, so don't get discouraged!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th March 2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By michaelra
Re: Google's Upcoming Softer Panda Update. Cuter and Cuddlier for SMBs?

I don't quite understand what this update will do?

So if you have a small site/business with unique quality content, this next Panda update will boost your rank a bit in the search engines...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th March 2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,050
Posted By michaelra
Re: Local seo question - more links more directory listing but can't beat the first

Same here.. months ago I could just focus on writing articles and contents - somehow Google loved my site and always rank me on the first page or so on almost every new article. Those days are gone...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th February 2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By michaelra
Re: How Can I Get My Blog Out Of Sandbox?

Thanks, yukon. I used to use an SEO plugin to make sure I have 2-3% keywords on my every post :( (which was what recommended last time by every "SEO expert").

It's gonna be a pain to update...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th February 2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By michaelra
Re: How Can I Get My Blog Out Of Sandbox?

That's an interesting one to try on. Any reason behind this, yukon? I assume it's because Google penalising the posts for being "over optimized". But if you remove the keywords completely, I guess...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd January 2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 971
Posted By michaelra
Re: Will 301 redirecting a penalized site pass the penalty?

I thought it's the other way around? Since no one knows why a site/blog is penalised (assuming it's an algorithmic penalty)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd January 2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,428
Posted By michaelra
Re: Can adsense be a source for passive income?

It can be, but the problem is you are relying on Google/search engine too much for that income. One algorithm change or a "bad luck", your wallet becomes empty overnight
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd January 2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,501
Posted By michaelra
Re: Are Wordpress SEO Plugins Overrated?

I use it because I want my post's title to be more reader-friendly (and fun/interesting) on screen, yet SEO optimised off screen
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd January 2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,396
Posted By michaelra
Re: How to get listed in Dmoz directory.

I think I have asked mine to be listed like years ago.. tried submitting twice, can't be bothered anymore now

Don't even know if it has any good effect whatsoever
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th January 2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By michaelra
Re: Starting a blog (high paying niche)

Should the links on the guest posts go to your main URL or its posts/pages? (or mix?)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th January 2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 786
Posted By michaelra
Re: Interesting thing about over-optimization !?

They are lol.. since a review post normally explains about 1 gadget plus tons of photos from different angles, they are all on the same page/post.

At least I've stopped doing them since a couple...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th January 2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 786
Posted By michaelra
Re: Interesting thing about over-optimization !?

I've been doing that without realising it.. export my gadget review photos from Adobe Lightroom with the same file name. I didn't add any ALT or TITLE manually when writing post with Windows Live...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 9th January 2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,894
Posted By michaelra
Re: web 2.0s as buffer sites - Opinions?

I had that thought before for a few years. Wait until Google bring down all your keyword ranks and push your posts into a few pages out of the first page
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th January 2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 532
Posted By michaelra
Re: Have reseller hosting, don't know what to do with it

It's HostGator. I have a separate unlimited Hatchling plan with them on my main site for 5 years and really happy with their service

Getting a new domain is pretty cheap anyway (like $10-ish a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th January 2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 532
Posted By michaelra
Re: Have reseller hosting, don't know what to do with it

Well it's true that if I cut off all my website (and friends') and change them to a Baby/Hatchling Plan, it'll be cheaper. I went to a Reseller just so that it would be easier to manage them all and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th January 2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 532
Posted By michaelra
Have reseller hosting, don't know what to do with it

I actually have a reseller hosting plan (that host my main blog, my personal website, and also helping out a few friend's websites for free)

I was thinking to resell hosting but I changed my mind....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th January 2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,162
Posted By michaelra
Re: Penalised because of low quality links = lies?

The hard part is when you are hosting a gadget giveaway, and all these sites like tattslotto or other "gambling" forum/info post about your giveaway on their site with a link... used to be happy with...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th January 2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,162
Posted By michaelra
Re: Penalised because of low quality links = lies?

It's also sad because I now have to contact a few bloggers who liked my posts years ago and have put me on their blogroll as their buddies/good gestures :|

Obviously, their niche is totally...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th January 2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,162
Posted By michaelra
Re: Penalised because of low quality links = lies?

I think most are just using a software to scan and guess what links are low/bad-potential and then give you the report, as if they are doing a thorough analysis one by one

I wonder if...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th January 2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,158
Posted By michaelra
Re: Traffic Drop By 70 % over 4 days ?

I thought it means that his site may also get an algorithmic penalty? (without having the warning message Webmaster Tools)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd January 2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 952
Posted By michaelra
Re: New in SEO. What I need to know?

Problem is, these customers are most likely don't know much (or at all) about SEO and whether the service is devastating or not in the long run
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd December 2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 745
Posted By michaelra
Re: Recovery by removing bad links

A few days after? That's amazing. I hope I can get my blog back to its glorious days
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd December 2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 745
Posted By michaelra
Re: Recovery by removing bad links

I'm still struggling with this so unfortunately I can't give any comment as of yet (still busy trying to identify and remove low quality links to see if they have any effect)
Forum: Warriors For Hire 22nd December 2013, 01:12 AM
Replies: 17
Content: [CLOSED]
Views: 1,088
Posted By michaelra
Re: Super High Quality Unique Content For $1.20/100 words | Fastest Turnover Time and Free Review Co

I can do better than that. Here's the article: Google Glass: An Amazing Technology With A Wink (http://www.cravingtech.com/google-glass-amazing-technology-wink.html)

I didn't make any changes at...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th December 2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,162
Posted By michaelra
Re: Penalised because of low quality links = lies?

For example, a link from well reputable sites like thenextweb.com (they had an article and linked to me as the source) or when I made a comment on blogs with commentluv (such as at kikolani.com or...
Forum: Warriors For Hire 20th December 2013, 03:00 AM
Replies: 17
Content: [CLOSED]
Views: 1,088
Posted By michaelra
Re: Super High Quality Unique Content For $1.20/100 words | Fastest Turnover Time and Free Review Co

I had my review copy of an article (tech related). I'm very happy with the quality of the content written. It's actually more than what I expected: it's well-written, personalised, and I really had...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th December 2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,162
Posted By michaelra
Penalised because of low quality links = lies?

I hired SEO guys to look at my links to try bringing my blog back to its glory by taking low quality links out/providing a disavow file. I notice that there are lots of "legitimate" (or at least I'm...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th December 2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 796
Posted By michaelra
Re: My website is penalized by Google. Is it okay to start a new website on the same hosting account

I have a similar situation like yours.. ever since December 2012 (or so) and especially around February 2013 onwards, traffic steadily went down hill
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st December 2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,438
Posted By michaelra
Re: Is Anyone Here REALLY Skipping Link Building and Focusing on Content?

I've been focusing on contents alone as well, which I know is wrong.. but maintaining 1 post a day (ideally) with full time job is a challenge of itself.. let alone sparing another time for doing a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th November 2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,301
Posted By michaelra
Re: HitLeap - Google Penalty?

You shouldn't be, but as far as I remember, there is a clause in AdSense policy that it doesn't like Traffic Exchanges (those that encourage people to click on a post, say, to visit in exchange for...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th November 2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 631
Posted By michaelra
Re: Why did my traffic disappear overnight?

Can it be because he hasn't done any SEO backlinking that the algorithm "penalises" him for not having strong backlinks to his site? (or more like other sites outrank his)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th November 2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By michaelra
Re: Penguin 2.1 recovery suggestion

When you say it won't help, does it mean we should just take it out? (we will be penalised for doing so? Or it's just that it offers no value - but someone may click on the link and visit)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th November 2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,052
Posted By michaelra
Re: Switch from thesis to genesis , lose G rankings?

This is probably just coincidence but my traffic went down quite dramatically after upgrading from Thesis 1 to Thesis 2 in January

Then it went down a bit again after changing to Genesis

I...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th November 2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By michaelra
Re: Penguin 2.1 recovery suggestion

Do you mean like Forum signatures?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th November 2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By michaelra
Re: Does Anyone Build a List From A Review Website???

I never thought of it like that, good tip! At the moment my newsletter is just an auto RSS weekly feed and I never design or send other ones so far... call me lazy
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th November 2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By michaelra
Re: What SEO keywords should we aim for a blog?

Thanks. The site used to be very high in authority (I know this because every time I posted something, it ended up going on the first page almost all the time). Til Penguin came and ruin it (bring...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th November 2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By michaelra
Re: What SEO keywords should we aim for a blog?

Thanks for the reply, Shyam. It's just I had lots of articles on1st Results Page last time (so I assume I had a good onsite SEO). Though after Penguin, traffic went downhill (from 3000 a day to 200 a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th November 2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By michaelra
Re: What SEO keywords should we aim for a blog?

Thanks :) I knew the articles that got lots of traffic in the past and somehow they got de-ranked to some pages below (used to be on the 1st page or 1st result, even). Just want my site to get back...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th November 2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,123
Posted By michaelra
Re: Destroyed by Google, need help!

For once, I'm actually happy about those Google's new algorithm animals
Forum: Social Media 5th November 2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 673
Posted By michaelra
Re: what is the benefits of pinterest

I find that funny pics, fashion, or food get more clicks or interests on Pinterests compared to tech or electronic pics. Not sure if people here can prove it otherwise?
Forum: Social Media 5th November 2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 40,690
Posted By michaelra
Re: Facebook vs Twitter, which is better ?

I'm doing both.. somehow I can connect better with individuals on Twitter rather than on a Facebook fan page (where people do more "Likes" and that's it).

But I guess it depends on your niche and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th November 2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By michaelra
Re: What SEO keywords should we aim for a blog?

Ah, thought so, just need someone who knows about SEO to confirm this

In the past, I got lots of hits from "Product X reviews" (gadgets, mostly). Although that keywords are pretty general and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th November 2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 583
Posted By michaelra
Re: The only post in the world with keywords but Google doesn't wanna rank

OH wow! Either you have too many time to spare or you are a super nice guy :) (or both)
Thanks, buddy. I've been blogging for 6 years but ever since Penguin hits, I've started to really research...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th November 2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 583
Posted By michaelra
Re: The only post in the world with keywords but Google doesn't wanna rank

Thanks for the tip, Yukon. Looks like I only have less than 10 posts/pages though with a good PR (PR2 to PR4) to fully utilise it

I think I can try putting a few links on my front page's footer to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th November 2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By michaelra
What SEO keywords should we aim for a blog?

When building backlinks (I'm new at this), I realise that we need the keywords in order for our website to rank high for that keyword.

But what about a blog, say a technology blog which has lots...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th November 2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 17,234
Posted By michaelra
Re: SEO Reseller / SEO services feedback needed (Hubshout, eBrandz, Endless Rise, Zeno, etc...)

There are some good SEO work offers in this forum (I'm new here). Still contemplating whether to try it out - just a bit scared and all; never did this before, afraid of Google giving more wrath
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th November 2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 583
Posted By michaelra
Re: The only post in the world with keywords but Google doesn't wanna rank

Ah ok. I guess back in the years ago, I didn't need to do any backlinking "tactics" per article and they all would rank first page on Google. Heck, didn't even do any linking and such (some brands...
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