after many months of hibernation the creative subconscious in me finally squeezes thru. behold my first attempt to revamp the techfresh network, peepculture deconstructed, re-engineered, reconstructed, refaced and relaunched.
if you own a fashion / lifestyle blog for men and are up for a new wing man, hit me up for a link swap!
i own 20+ domains and manage 10+ more for friends and clients. almost every month i get a notification from my registrar that i need to renew a certain domain. i’m getting tired of this and i’m considering synching my domain renewal dates. but while it may make things simpler i will have to pay everything at once, in bulk. so out of curiosity, i’d like to hear your take on this. you can leave your thoughts in the comments.
i guess it wasn’t wise to talk about the slapping around unless i wanted to get slapped too. and so i did. lol. jermexpress.com is now officially a pr3 domain. it’s no surprise though, not that i did anything wrong or anything, but i haven’t done anything on this domain at all besides talk about my “little findings” on various topics. and considering that most my blogging friends are mia and not linking me anymore, the pr drop is to be expected.
so, i guess i’m cool with this. i still love google and all and i honestly think it was wise for google to straighten up the whole pr bs out there. pr is just one factor that weighs your serp folks, it’s not the deciding factor at all. and for those of you losing your high almighty pr, quit worrying and go back to your content. yes, your content, that thing that people actually read when they come to your blog. lol.
ok so after about a month and a half since i optimized the keywords for techfresh, it jumped, well, climbed, from page 10 to page 3 for the search term ‘gadget blog’. not so bad eh? well i’m not too happy about it, but then again i’m never known to be patient. i guess when i come to think about it i know seo pretty damn well, but i just never had the patience to wait around until something happens so i always either ‘abort’ my own tactics or switch to something stupid. ahh well, me. well i hope i can be more patient this time. still optimizing around the network, so i hope we’ll ‘own’ our niches soon.
on another note, health’s been a bitch, but getting sick made me realize of my ‘human’ side, which isn’t forever. i watched peaceful warrior last night and realized that it isn’t the destination that matters, it’s the journey.
nothing lasts forever, so make every moment count.
i just googled gadget blog and it threw 39 million search results in my face. techfresh is #94 (page 10) – quite sad, isn’t it? well, not really. what’s interesting is that it wasn’t even there to begin with. all these time having a blog dedicated to cool gadgets, gizmos, and cutting-edge technology i never really thought about using the keywords gadget blog on techfresh. stupid huh? i realized this a few days ago and i started throwing in gadget related keywords on techfresh, and voila after only a few days techfresh is on page 10.
no reason to party yet but let’s see if my strategy works and techfresh can climb up to page one in the next few months.
i’ve been in a limbo and i made an agreement with my soul that it’s best to move on. so my old skin is shedding i figured the blog could use a breath of something fresh too. a new theme is underway and i’m working with the little details to get things running cool and sleek again. it’s gonna be dark. that’s all i can tell. oh and pixel jerm will return!! =)
Ok I just installed Winfuck XP Black Edition on my poor desktop and now I can run IE7. So I fixed jermexpress.com so it displays correctly on IE7 and it’s all good now. I don’t care, really, but some poor folks are still stuck in the Microfuck world.
Kontera is an in-text advertising system. What the hell is an in-text ad is not my (or your) problem, there’s Google for that, look it up. Lol. Now what’s amazing about Kontera is the ability to make me an additional $60 a day from my blogs. Why is an additional $60 amazing? Because it converts to around $1800 a month. And if you still wonder why $1800 is amazing talk to a guy who’s been living off $50 a month in South East Asia.
So why all the wait? Well Google had this policy against using any other contextual advertising programs on your blogs, so we had to (a) comply or (b) say good-bye to Google. It was unreasonable at the time to let our only revenue source go so we stuck with Google. Now Google is living up to its “Do no evil” slogan and they’re allowing contextual advertising programs to run alongside AdSense so we decided to give some other programs a try. And Kontera prevails.
Our blog TechFresh jumped from 500 uniques a day to about 10000+ in two hours alone, and it’s still flying up.
Our server almost crashed earlier and I managed to install WP-Cache just in time so now it’s all good. This kinda gave me the motivation to start blogging again. I’ll be honest with you I haven’t blogged for the longest time in any of our blogs. We’ve hired people to blog for us and we spend our days sitting around sketching our world domination plans. Aiight enough crap check out the cool phone and the digg, we’re still on the main page right now.
I’ve been working on VieCouture since yesterday and after about 10 long hours each day doodling with the design and coding I’m proud to finally brag about it to you.
It’s a high end fashion blog so it’s not really my thing, but Vie loves it and she’s been blogging like nuts over there. I hope we could turn this into another gold pot to support our high end lifestyle – just kidding!
Ok shoo, take a look and come back here later and let me know what you think.
JErm is a self made online entrepreneur and web designer living in Bali. He also practices reiki and helps people live a rich and healthy life. This blog is his outlet for sharing snapshots of his thoughts and day to day life. He also takes photos, sometimes. Enjoy with a grain of salt. Or caffeine. Whichever suits you best.