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Google Is Rubber – and YOU’RE Glue

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by PotPieGirl on March 26, 2014 · 12 comments

One day you’re ranking awesome in Google – the next day you’re not.  POOF, those good rankings disappear and you don’t even rank for your domain name anymore. What the heck happened? There are many reasons this could happen, but now add in the fact that OTHER sites linking TO your site could cause Google […]

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Do you think it’s possible that ONE outbound link on your site could cause a SITEWIDE Google penalty?  I never really thought so until I started following a situation that is being talked about a lot online.  Let me fill you in… This conversation seemed to have all started with an open letter to Matt […]

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When one guest blogging service got singled out hit with a Google penalty recently (as well as the sites using the service), it has since been a BIG topic of discussion. Was it fair? Did Google use MyBlogGuest as an example to spread more fear in the community? Was it an over-use of power by […]

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How To Find Buyer Keywords FAST

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by PotPieGirl on March 14, 2014 · 16 comments

Finding keywords that combine commercial intent with products that people are REALLY buying online is that ‘sweet spot’ for affiliate marketers. Keyword search volume is fun and all, but not nearly as fun as hitting the sweet spot between traffic volume – and traffic that actually buys things. Learning to find those profitable ‘buyer keywords’ […]

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Let’s Talk About Backlinks (Video Post)

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by PotPieGirl on March 14, 2014 · 17 comments

The topic of backlinks has been on my mind and apparently on the minds of many of my readers as well.  I rarely go a day without getting at least one email asking me about backlink building, if backlinks are “dead”, what kind of backlinks are safe – which work, which will get your site […]

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When It Comes To SEO, Is Ignorance Bliss?

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by PotPieGirl on March 6, 2014 · 10 comments

I just spent an hour or so of my life over on a post at SearchEngineLand.com – mainly in the comments section. Barry Schwartz has an article summarizing what Matt Cutts explained in one of his videos about how Google determines a ‘paid link’. I have had more SEO-related entertainment on that one web page […]

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7 years ago today, my husband came home from work to find me staring at a totally white computer screen.  He carefully asked me what I was doing to which I responded, “I’m making a website”.  He then asked me why I was doing that – my answer was simple, “Because I am going to […]

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About Reclaiming Lens Urls

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by PotPieGirl on July 21, 2013 · 59 comments

Since there’s been a good bit of an uproar over “reclaiming ” lens urls of locked Squidoo lenses, I thought I’d go ahead and make a post to clear up some misconceptions about it all. For a short background on all this (for those that are clueless about what’s been going on over at Squidoo.com) […]

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How I’m Making Niche Sites Now

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by PotPieGirl on June 18, 2013 · 17 comments

Ah, niche sites – how I love thee!  I have always been in love with the idea of small, targeted sites that just sit out there and work FOR you.  And yep, I sure loved their results before Google unleashed all those Penguins and Pandas!  Such cute animals… why’d they have to make them have […]

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Death to BullSh*t and Info Overload!

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by PotPieGirl on April 22, 2013 · 20 comments

First off, there is a really good reason for the title of this post so bear with me for just a moment.  Also, if you are sensitive to any bad language or you have kids near you that can read, please don’t go any further.  Alrighty, that out of the way, let’s get down to […]

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Squidoo Conference Call – Recap

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by PotPieGirl on March 19, 2013 · 137 comments

Hey everyone!  I just got off the conference call that Seth Godin, Bonnie, and Gil from Squidoo HQ held for Giant Squids so thought I’d recap some highlights here for everyone.  As most Squidoo lensmasters know, Squidoo has been going through some changes so HQ decided to give us some of their time to tell […]

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Quality Content – What IS It?

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by PotPieGirl on February 10, 2013 · 77 comments

Ever since Google sent their black and white animals out to get us, the term “quality content” sure has become a THING.  I hear so many definitions of ‘quality content’ all over the place while traveling the internet.  I also see a lot of “poo-poo’ing” from other online marketers because they see content they think […]

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Hey Affiliate Marketers – What’s Your Job?

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by PotPieGirl on January 24, 2013 · 32 comments

I was going to save the content from this post and have it in my One Week Marketing Training Center for my members only, but I thought, “This is something we all need to talk about” – so here it is.  I’m sure this will bring mixed feelings – and I’m good with that.  Different […]

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