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Squirrelers Article Picked Up at MSN – Yakezie Support

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3:59 pm
October 18, 2010


Squirrelers

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Posted as a guest post. No biggie, but any support you can provide in promoting this would be cool and appreciated!

This is uncommon for my blog thus far, but does anyone else get things picked up by mega-sites such as MSN? In my 6 months, I've had only 1 link to TIME, two links to The Globe and Mail (Canadian Daily), and that's it. Just curious about others' experiences.

Thanks!

Ray

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4:35 pm
October 18, 2010


Suba @ Wealth Informatics

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Happy to support and promote! I liked the crafty waitress Wink

Commented but waiting for moderation I suppose, didn't show up. For anyone else who wants the direct link (I had trouble finding it)

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5:49 pm
October 18, 2010


Squirrelers

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Post edited 5:52 pm – October 18, 2010 by Squirrelers


Thanks, Suba! I appreciate you providing the link.

There I was talking about this article and not providing a link. Not so "crafty" of me :)

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2:22 am
October 19, 2010


Forest Parks

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A link from Time that is impressive! I have been on CBC Radio in Montreal and just had links from a few bigger sites but never any mega sites.

 

Going over to help the article now….

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5:35 am
October 19, 2010


Mike – Saving Money Today

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Wow!  That's awesome!  How'd you manage to get it posted there?  Did they just see your article and ask to repost it?

9:22 am
October 19, 2010


Khaleef @ KNS Financial

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I remember reading this on your site! How did it get picked up by MSN? That's great!

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9:33 am
October 19, 2010


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Thanks for the link. I went over and posted a comment, they made me log on to window live first.

good write up on AI on your main page. ;)

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1:21 pm
October 19, 2010


Squirrelers

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Thanks, everyone!

To answer the question of how this was picked up, they just reached out to me out of the blue and asked if they could run it – without compensation, but I get 3 additional links.

There's been a definite traffic bump, but nothing staggering to be honest.  For context, my blog is smaller (~130k Alexa), and according to Google Analytics it only averages about 80-85 uniques a day right now. I gave it a check, and this doubled traffic yesterday, so it might have led to an additional 70-80 uniques to total 150, that's it.  Haven't checked today but maybe that effect has continued. I really don't want to be checking stats any more than one time per week.

Also, Forest, the Time link was just an article of mine that they simply linked to in one of their own roundups. That's all it was. However, the traffic bump there was much different – it generated an extra 800 additional unique visitors in one day alone, again up from the typical 80. Actually, since that was a few months ago, my uniques were maybe 60 or so on average. That traffic faded after a few days, but probably generated an additional 2,000 visits in those few days, beyond the normal traffic. Then, things went down to "normal", with a slightly higher regular traffic level. Maybe I picked up a few regular readers then, who knows.

I did have one radio station from Canada (I'm American, living in Chicago) that cold-called me (email, actually) interested in talking to me after reading a few frugality stories, but after their producer screeened me they never called back. Maybe I was too "boring" for them:) It's all good though.

Such is the excitement of a smaller blog just 7 months old! 

Ray

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7:22 am
October 20, 2010


everydaytips

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Great job Squirrelers!  You  know I love your Squirreling gone wild series.

I went over to the site and put in a comment!

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7:39 am
October 20, 2010


Mike – Saving Money Today

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Good job Squirrelers!  I would have expected a  bigger traffic surge from MSN but either way its still an impressive achievement.

9:20 pm
October 20, 2010


Squirrelers

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Mike – Thanks. I did check stats again (despite my intent not to do this too often) out of curiosity, and there were in fact an additional 400+ visitors from MSN. Most of them came the day after it was published. For a small ~130k Alexa blog, that's a surge in readers! The whole episode goes to show that you never know who might be reading each of our blogs!

Ray

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4:51 am
October 21, 2010


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Great stuff! Everbody feel free to post a link here to help readers find your stuff easier. Cheers

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7:42 am
October 21, 2010


JamesFowlkes

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Wow!  Awesome stuf, Squirrelers!   I will also tweet this today.

Congrats!Smile

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11:51 am
October 21, 2010


Andrew (Money Crashers)

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Congrats on getting picked up by 2 big-name sites.  That is really impressive!

6:41 pm
October 21, 2010


Barbara Friedberg

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Congrats! Loved the post the first time around :)

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