With 5 pay days already gone in November, I would like to comment that I am NOT seeing anything of the Christmas spend rush. In fact, my eBay earnings have been the lowest so far this month than they have been for many, many months. And its not just due to the fact that Google have been playing games with my rankings.
eBay visitor count has been reasonable (albeit it would be far better if Google had not dumped a number of my sites from their previous rankings).
But although I’ve been complaining a bit – as you do – about my really poor income so far, I’ve also been refocusing on some stuff which is well and truly away from eBay and has nothing to do with cashing in on the Christmas spend.
I set up a couple of sites… hmmmm… about 7 weeks ago I think. One is my JV in the fitness world (which has a lovely pink background colour, lol) and the other is based on selling a Clickbank product that pays out $50 US a go. Nice commission that is!
Well, I’ve not been working on ranking the fitness site for the previous week because there is nothing for sale on it yet, and its not monetized in any way. However, the two keyword phrases I have been gently working on are doing nicely in Google SERP. Both are ranking top 20 and I only used Build My Rank to get them there. Build My Rank is a better quality “tool” than is Blog Blueprint - by quite a long way, but its labour-intensive and may not suit everyone. [Read more...]
If you did not know about this already and you are one of those types who loves to check up on your Google rankings every half hour of every day of every week of every month (oh, a bit like me then…), then this tool is a cool tool to use for such a thing. Nope, its more than cool – its awesome!
Up till now I’ve been using Scroogle Scraper, and occasionally the Hide My Ass proxy – both of which offer up differing results to some extent due to the fact they focus on different Google databases for their ranking results.
I really like Scroogle Scraper its nicely accurate, albeit not deadly accurate every time. But it does provide for a very good feel for where your web pages are lying in the rankings over-all, or so I trust anyhow.
There is also Rank Tracker which is very good as you can fire it up and it will track rankings for various different countries and different Google databases. But its a bit slow for me and I always tend to go back to Scroogle for a quick update on the fly (every half hour )
But here’s a killer tool that once again went under my radar.