Internet Marketing

Google search ranking algorithm changed today, dropping many spam sites

Posted in Internet Marketing, SEO on April 26th, 2012 by HanaDaddy – Be the first to comment

Today (4/25/2012) many Internet Marketers faced terrible news that Google has changed their search ranking algorithm  that actually affected many many websites including mine. I just found out that one of my favorite SEO site has disappeared completely from the targeted keyword search page.  Many IM are apparently very upset. (http://www.warriorforum.com/adsense-ppc-seo-discussion-forum/586689-google-algo-change-today.html)

Here is the article from Google Webmaster Central Blog. I highly recommend every IM to read and understand the Google’s intention against Black Hat SEO marketers. Another step to reward high-quality sites

For me, I think my affected site was basically dropped because of “keyword stuffing” and unrelated keyword linking service that I used out of desperation that the site’s ranking was dropping quickly early this year. Here is the sample of unrelated keyword link.

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I personally believe Google has done the right thing,  what should have been done already. Effective spam site detection and removal will guarantee the better search results and promote White Hat SEO with high quality contents, so we can all benefit from it. Cheers !

Amazing HostGator Cyber Monday Deal 50% OFF

Posted in Internet Marketing, Marketing Tools on November 27th, 2010 by HanaDaddy – Be the first to comment

Hostgator is the most reliable web hosting service provider. They had Black Friday deals with 50% off all day and 80% off from 5AM to 9AM CST. I was thinking of taking the 80% deal, but I woke up too late. But 50% discount deal was also great! I bought a shared hosting BABY Plan at $3.95 a month even though I already have one. The regular price is $7.95/Month for 3 years. And the regular total price is about $286. But with 50% discount deal, I paid only $143! Therefore I was able to save more than $140!

But don’t be disappointed yet! Here is the good news! They have decided to extend the 50% discount deal for the Cyber Monday (Nov 29th) and 50% discount will be automatically applied on all of their products. The coupon reference code is CYBERMONDAY2010.

  • Shared Hosting: ONLY $2.48/month
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Even if you already have hosting service plan, it is a very good deal. This kind of opportunity never comes again. I strongly advise you to take this opportunity.

This promotion will run Monday November 29th from 12:00AM to 11:59PM CST.

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Important Rules of Adsense that you should be careful about

Posted in Internet Marketing on May 24th, 2010 by HanaDaddy – 3 Comments

Deploying Google Adsense was maybe the first thing that you have done as an Internet Marketer or blogger to earn extra income. It is the easiest way to make money. (Easy to deploy and you can trust them since it’s from Google.)

But you should be really careful and follow Google’s guide on how and where to show the Adsense ADs. Otherwise your AdSense account will be closed and you will be banned. Once banned, you should prove that you didn’t cheat (I heard this is really difficult).

One of the worst mistakes is to buy clicks from a party from oversea country where manual labor is really cheap. Please don’t fool yourself and don’t ever try to cheat Google or you will loose the easiest way to earn money. I have seen so many people doing this and they all failed and banned from Google.

So here are the basic rules of Google AdSense.

  1. Don’t click on your own ads.
  2. Don’t ask others to click on your ads.
  3. Don’t include any prohibited site content, including adult content, violence or excessive profanity, drugs (including alcohol and tobacco), or copyrighted material.
  4. Don’t modify the AdSense code.
  5. Do follow our Webmaster Quality Guidelines.
  6. Do provide a good user experience.
  7. Don’t place more than 3 ad units, 3 link units, 2 search boxes, and 3 referral units on any page.
  8. Don’t place images near ads in a way that may mislead users into thinking that the images are associated with the ads.

Some tips from me:

* Do not put too many ads in a page. I read that too many Ads will result low CPC ads showing up. That means each click will earn less money. Using 2 ~ 3  of different ad types are good.

* You should analyze your layout and refer to the Google suggested Heat map to determine the best position to maximize the chance to be seen .

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* If you are expecting lots of traffics coming, contact Google Adsense Team and let them know that you are expecting traffics due to certain reason.

* One of the hot topics is that often someone clicks the AD several times ( 5 or more times). This could be seen by Google as invalid clicks and you may get warnings. For example, your keyword competitor can intentionally click your website’s AdSense AD several times intentionally, just to give you hard time. At this time , this kind of invalid multiple clicks from the same IP address can not be blocked, so you need to monitor closely and report if you suspicious activity is detected. I read some articles regarding AdLogger that blocks the multiple clicks from the sample IP, but I am not quite sure if that is allowed by Google TOS.

Here are the related references from the Google Adsense Site.

What can I do to ensure that my account won’t be disabled?

Invalid Clicks Issues and Concerns

Google Adsense Program Policies

WP Marketing Blog