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Upgrading Your WordPress Blog — Weekend Fun!

Read this only if you have a WordPress blog. If you don’t have WordPress, then have a great weekend! See ya!


If you do run WordPress, they added a feature a short while back that makes upgrading it very, very easy.

One of the great things about WordPress is that it makes owning and running a website so very easy. You don’t have to know a thing about HTML to make your website look very professional — and to keep it that way — because in the WordPress system, the look of the website is kept totally separate from the content of the website.

They’ve got these things called “Themes” which are easy to install and use.

Well, sort of.

Because it used to be that you had to

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Penny Wise and Pound Foolish with Your Online Business

I had a long online chat with Nathan Anderson yesterday about his “Niche ATM” sites. This morning, I was thinking about the webinar he’s doing tomorrow, and I thought I’d share with you the beginning of that chat with Nathan because frankly, there’s an important lesson to be learned.

In the video (that about a thousand of my readers watched over the last two days), Nathan shows how he automatically made a site about Auto Insurance — a VERY high value keyword in the Affiliate and Adsense space — and how in about a week it had ranked at #2 for his keyword.

Well, yesterday, I Googled the keyword he had optimized for, which was “Casualty Auto Insurance” and found that his site was now #1 on Google.

(You can Google the keyword yourself to see what I mean.)

On the blog (which you can see below the video after you opt in on Nathan’s site), some people were asking “Won’t the rankings deteriorate over time?”

Nathan replied that they wouldn’t. In fact, they’d rise. (Nathan is replying to a LOT of the blog posts there.)

The weird thing about what Nathan does is that — and I frankly don’t understand this fully yet — his sites rank highly WITHOUT getting backlinks.

So, when someone finally does link to the site, the site rises even more.

Again, I don’t get it, but I don’t have to, because

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My FTC Compensated Affiliate Notice

I recently wrote about my interpretation of the new FTC Marketing Guidelines that go into effect on December 1st. Among other restrictions, those guidelines compel online marketers, such as me, to make full disclosure when we are compensated for the recommendations that we make.

If you’ve been online for any length of time, you know what affiliate marketing is. And so it shouldn’t surprise you that I’m an affiliate for many of the products that I promote and recommend. Not all of the links on this blog are affiliate links, but you may as well