All Articles by Edward Antrobus

Your Comment System Is Killing Your Discussions And Community Building Efforts

by in Lifestyle on Jun 2nd, 2014
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There once was a time when no comment system existed. You’d just go to a site, read the post, and leave your Name, E-mail, and URL address (optional) to leave a comment. If your browser was smart enough, it would remember all your details so you could go directly into leaving another comment instead of […]

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How To Write The Whale Post

by in Lifestyle on Nov 17th, 2011
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One of the reasons why public writing is so addicting is because there’s a chance somebody important out there might read what you’re writing and highlight it to somebody else important.  Your traffic starts to surge and your site might even crash due to server overload.  If this happens, congratulations!  You have found your Whale […]

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Conclusive Evidence Beyond Basic SEO Is A Waste Of Time And Money

by in Lifestyle on Oct 1st, 2014
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I’ve kept the stance for several years now that beyond basic SEO, SEO is not a great use of time or money. If you artificially build links, you’ll eventually get penalized by Google. If you build a link-building business, your business probably won’t last very long either. If you build a link building network, it’ll […]

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How to Use Coupons to Cut Down on Medical Bills

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in Personal Finance on Sep 30th, 2014
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Whether you’re seeing the doctor for some allergy relief or even the common cold or you need some lab tests done, you would be surprised at how medical bills can get so expensive. Fortunately, there are a number of ways that you can reduce your healthcare costs. If you’re a coupon clipper or the type […]

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Yahoo!-Bing Media.net Review: Five Years Later Using A Google Adsense Alternative

by in Lifestyle on Sep 15th, 2014
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When I first started blogging in 2009, Google Adsense and selling text links was all the rage. I remember reading everything I could about ad positioning with heat maps, figuring out the optimal number of CPC ad blocks to place, and understanding which keywords were more lucrative. It was fun and exhilarating to earn several bucks […]

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When Should You Quit Your Day Job To Become A Full-Time Blogger?

by in Lifestyle on Sep 2nd, 2014
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I was doing some financial housekeeping the other day and I realized my online company’s operating profit YTD finally outstripped my day job income from the very last full year. I was excited not so much by the amount, but because I had finally proved to myself that I could finally make something sustainable on my […]

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Should I Still Accept Guest Posts? Absolutely Positively!

by in Lifestyle on Aug 25th, 2014
Guest Posting Is A Good Idea

In early 2014, there was a lot of buzz that Guest Posting was dead thanks to Matt Cutts from Google saying that a lot of guest posting is just spam. I seldom host guest posts on FS because most of the inquiries are thinly veiled advertorials or indeed spam. My average guest post hosting frequency […]

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How To Make Money Quitting Your Job
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