Lessons Learned

Follow along as I document my journey

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How I Ranked Above Neil Patel’s Site And Why It Doesn’t Matter

[Update: Neil responded to my email…see his response at the bottom of this post.] In this post I will show you how I ranked above Neil Patel’s site and why it doesn’t matter. It’s easy to get a quick hit in Google’s search rankings but keeping it there is the real trick. I like checking … Continued

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Does Updating A Post Affect Page Rank?

I made a post a few months ago about the Semalt spam crawler. Which thankfully worked and has removed the spam from my Google Analytics data. Since the original post hundreds of other posts have appeared on the topic. When I originally decided to write the article I did some research and found it was … Continued

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How I Failed At Starting An E-Commerce Site

One of my goals for 2014 was to try an Amazon affiliate program based E-Commerce website. The idea of an automated business that generates passive income is very attractive. I thought, shoot I know a niche market that would love an E-Commerce site, I have the tools to create a site, and I know a little … Continued

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What Is Blackhatworth Spam? (How To Filter It)

If you are reading this chances are you are seeing something like this in your Google Analytics account and you are worried that blackhatworth is able to hack your site and/or affecting your SEO rankings. Read on to learn why a .htaccess rule won’t work, why you shouldn’t be worried, and a simple way to remove … Continued

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Speed Up Your WordPress Site and Rank Better [How-To-Guide]

[Update: I have changed to a different WordPress theme so a lot of this info is out of date] Here is a guide you can use to speed up your WordPress site and potentially rank better. Optimizing websites using Google’s Page Speed Insightcan be a worth while exercise to cut some fat in your websites file … Continued

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How To Remove Darodar Spam

Update: As of 1/7/15: I found some interesting information about what exactly is going on with Darodar spam. Check it out below also. In my most recent Google Analytics reports I stumbled across another spammer sending ghost referral traffic and interrupting my data. This post will help teach you how to remove darodar spam from you … Continued

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How to easily remove the Semalt spam crawler

If you are like most websites on the internet you were hit with a spam crawler called Semalt. There are quiet a few people in Google’s product forum asking how to easily remove the Semalt spam crawler. Chances are you found this post by looking for a way to easily remove the Semalt spam from … Continued