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Success Secrets?

I read a post today from my mate Mitch titled The Secret To Success Is….. in which he posted a great video naming one specific thing that you need to be successful. While I agree with him that the reason he named can be very important I don’t believe it to be the sole factor. I don’t believe that any one factor can lead to success. Nope, in my humble opinion a person’s success is usually attributed to several factors. Over the weekend I went to the Australian Grand Prix and whilst I wanted Alonso to win in his Ferrari the person who actually achieved success was Kimi Raikkonen in his Lotus. While his successful win can be attributed to a team effort a lot of it due to the Kimi’s personal attributes. Had someone else been driving the car it could well have been a different result. Read the rest of this entry

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Will Adbeans Affect Your PR

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I’ve already done two posts on Adbeans, mainly Using Adbeans To Increase Your Online Income and Update On Adbeans – Can You Make Money With Adbeans? I wasn’t planning to do anymore posts but something came up that I felt wass of the utmost importance to a lot of my readers, especially those who are concerned about their PR!

Firstly, let me say that I have had no problems with Adbeans themselves as they have always paid me my dues. Unfortunately Google does have a problem with me using them and because of that they have decided to strip the blog where I was using their ads of it’s PR. Yep, it went from a PR3 to PR0. No biggie for me because I’ve never been too worried about PR but I reckon because I’ve lost my PR Adbeans won’t be sending any more jobs my way. That’s cool too because those links weren’t really related to my blog which is probably the main thing that tipped Google off.

Is Google A Hypocrite?

Speaking of Google, one has to ask the question as to whether or not Google is being hypocritical when it comes to certain things. Take for example my top sexual aids or my load of bullshit blogs. The first was stripped of Adsense because of it’s sexual content and the second because Google didn’t like the domain name. It seems that Google doesn’t wan’t it’s advertisers exposed to things of a sexual content or even to things that some may find offensive, like the word bullshit for example.  :tongue_laugh_ee:

Take the post I did a little while back called Friday Funnies #36 Is All About Boobs for example.  Knowing Google, I made sure there were no Adsense Ads within the post itself. That normally is enough but it seems that without even reading the content Google found the content offensive enough to make sure there were no ads displayed in the sidebars. Go ahead, have a look and you will see two blank spaces where the ads would normally appear.

So, even though it seems Google’s morals may be high enough to ensure that it isn’t associated with anything that others may find offensive it’s quite happy to direct people to porn and sex sites as long as they’re willing to pay for the ad space. The screen shot below shows the results when I did a search for top sexual aids and as you can see from the arrows the ad shows that Google is happy enough to display those sites as long as they get paid for it. BTW, my site appears still on page one  :thumbup_ee:

I understand that some advertisers may not want to appear on certain sites but then I’m sure there are many who do. You would think that Google with all it’s algorithms and stuff would have a way keeping certain ads out and allowing others in. Perhaps by configuring an “adults only” switch for us to use when placing ads?

What do you think, is Google a little harsh when it comes to the way it treats it’s publishers? Rather than just yanking our PR or playing around with out SERPs should it give us some warning first so that we can fix the problem or at the very least so we can explain the reasons behind doing what we did?

 

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Are You Paying Too Much For Your Domain?

Like any other business an online business does come with certain expenses and one of those is the constant renewal of your domain name. This may not be necessary if you use BlueHost or Green Geeks as your web host because they both give you a free domain for life when hosting with them. Unfortunately not everyone hosts with them, I know I didn’t at the beginning, and even if you do you only get one free domain. The question is are you paying too much for your domain? I think it’s a safe bet to say that a lot of you are. I know I was.

If you are paying more than is necessary this post will show you how to reduce that cost thereby increasing the profitability of your online business.

How Much Does A Domain Cost?

What surprises me is not that there is a way to minimize your domain cost but that it’s taken so long for me to share it with you. I’ve known about it for awhile but it wasn’t until I got notification that my theelusivepotofgold domain was about to expire and that it was going to cost me $59 to renew it for two years that it dawned on my to tell you aboutDynadot my domain registrar of choice.

Ever since finding out about them I’ve been slowly transferring my domains over to them one at a time. Truth be told they’re a lot more than a simple Domain Registra, but I’ll let Dr. Domain show you what they’re all about.

Dynadot ServicesCost/Value    Features
Domain Registration

$9.50

Free forwarding, Free                         stealth, Free email     forwarding, Free parking.

 

Domain Renewal

$9.25

Watch out for high renewal rates at other companies.

 

Domain Transfer

$9.50

Includes one year domain renewal.

 

Domain Privacy

$2.00

Protect your privacy, reduce spam and fraud.

 

Domain Change Account

Free

Move a domain to another account for free.

 

Web Hosting

$1.00

30 MB disk, 3 GB transfer, Ftp and browser upload. Free setup.

 

So, what you need to remember is that Dynadot is an ICANN accredited registrar, not a reseller. This is why they are able to offer some of the lowest prices on the internet, speaking of which, all prices listed here are in US Dollars and yes, Paypal is accepted.

Anyway, transferring my domain from my old registrar to Dynadot only cost me $9.50 and because it also included a year of domain renewal I saved myself $40 over two years. This means that I have another $40 up my sleeve and I’m going to use that to purchase some more nifty plugins from JVZoo. Which ones? Well I reckon you’re going to have to wait for that information in one of my future posts. :wink_ee:

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