How to Write a Roundup Article

Roundup articles are a little like “freebies”for web content writers. Presumably you’ve been writing in the same niche for a while and have several articles about a few very precise topics.

Mini Touchscreen Laptop –irrelevant but awesome

A roundup article is basically a compilation of all those articles,with links to several [...]

note to self:never publish this

I keep a page with this title on each one of my sites,saved as a draft or password protected. I use it as a general “things to do next”and a place to document the invisible work I’ve done on the site. It’s amazing that I can remember what each of my six kids [...]

Writing for Bukisa,One year anniversary

If you haven’t heard of Bukisa as a writing site,it’s probably because it’s not taken very seriously as a source of income. The site pays on a monthly $/1000 which changes,based on the previous month’s earnings for the entire site. Consequently,crappy articles are paid at the same rate as good articles,and [...]

Suite101 earnings,revisited

Almost a year ago,I wrote about my Suite101 earnings,because one writer made $5000 in a month and they finally told us we were allowed to discuss our income.

I’m revisiting that topic this year because the industry has changed a little,so have my earnings and my writing habits and Suite101′s best practices

[...]

Awesome free widget from Facebook

I absolutely love Facebook’s Activity Feed for web developers. it creates a sidebar widget that you can use to see which of your blog posts are being “shared”most often on Facebook.

I created one for a client’s website and it was so easy,I decided to do a few for some of my own [...]

Another site for bookmarking

Free blogging platforms are great for creating incoming links. I just found another,Salon.com has a blog network that you can use to create incoming links and direct traffic from your other sites. You get 100% of all three google ads on the page,which is nice. You also get a sidebar of links that [...]

Philosophical Niche Blogger Battle

And I don’t mean to use the word “battle”in a war-like sense,I just mean that there are two different philosophies niche bloggers should be aware of,and maybe they’re wrong and maybe they’re right,but the speculation is interesting. And I want to add mine so that there’s really three.

OK so today [...]

New place to get paid for linking

I’ve written before about Xomba,a site that allows writers to publish little blurbs about their articles.

Here’s another one I found this morning. She told me all about it lets users input their google adsense ID and their chitika username for earnings from both companies.

I haven’t researched it much,so I’m not adding [...]

Building DoFollow Links with a List of Dofollow Sites

SheToldMe.com allows you to create Xomba-like incoming links that are dofollow,too.

I was talking with some new-to-web-marketing moms about the mystical virtues of dofollow links. There’s some debate in the SEO world about whether or not they matter,or for how long they will matter. Without actually researching Google’s stance on the virtues of [...]

Q- How much time should you spend promoting your articles?

A- none.

I know there are advocates out there for massive article-promotion campaigns,but I’m not one of them and I’ll tell you why.

#1- your article is REALLY only interesting to a few people- people who SEARCH google,yahoo,bing,etc for that information. If your SEO is on target,they will find it. [...]