031: Today's breaking news on your blog - "The twist"!

Last Update: June 30, 2014

The object:

Take any of today's world/country/local breaking news headlines - [depending on your geo target audience], - and write about that news today and post it on ANY blog niche today!


Why?

Because people are searching for info on that topic more than yesterday?


How?

Headline: Plane crash disaster! = Subjects/Possible words:

Loss, grief, technology, rescue dogs, shortage of goods, water, food, emergency supplies, operators neglect, overworked, underpaid, stress, .....etc.

Headline: The Economy sucks! =

Unemployment, work from home, insurance, investment, planning for emergencies, better education, start a business, be my affiliate, ..... etc.

Headline: OldMules kept in chains! =

Animal cruelty, neglect, teaching young people, better education, charity, knit for charity, donate to, pet care, pet foods, animal products .... etc.


The process

1. Scan the first page of the newspaper - what hit YOU?

2. Think laterally about the story - can I write about it as the story?

- - How can I break it into segments / subjects / etc

3. Write about the story as the story and lead the way into your "twist" subject that leads
them as to why they are now here.

4. Use the keywords for the original article and add others related to your "twist"


The result

If nothing else - you can help your overall search engine rankings at a minimum.

If your "twist" is closer to the subject - more visitors may look deeper into your site.


Conclusion

It is all about getting creative with your marketing, finding more free ways to generate traffic.


Outsourcing

You are not a creative writer? Connect with somone on Fiverr.com - creat a deal with someone in your time zone or earlier zone - they get the headline and story from you - they write the article with the twist - you re-write/edit/check it - they get the $5 - you get free traffic and or better ranking. Rinse and repeat.


Swipe file

So that is it for toady - get creative with your marketing - think of your niche outside the box - build a "swipe file" with ideas - words - sentences that relate to a "twist" in your niche.

[Swipe file: Simple notebook file you add ideas, words, thoughts too related to the site/blog/subject - per project/site/blog etc - for later use to help the creatine juices].

More on that in the next blog.


Thank you for reading and I hope that gives you a little more towards your free traffic building methods.

Remember your "likes and comments" are appreciated - no matter what you have to say!

Be blessed with success!

OldMule

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justeileen Premium
Wow! Awesome ideas. This is fantastic! :) Thank you
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dynamite8 Premium
Great information OldMule, thank you for sharing.
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McNeelyM Premium
Thanks Old Mule....
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OldMule Premium
You are welcome buddy and thanks for the shout!
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Donnie58 Premium
That is a terrific idea! I just swiped it (I don't mean, "stole it,") and am going to save the idea for later when I get my site going! Thanks Old Mule!
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OldMule Premium
You are very welcome my good man - appreciated as always!
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LisaShuman Premium
Thanks a lot. But what does a "twist" in your niche mean?
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Pauric Premium
It means taking a topic thats in the news today and twisting it in a way that gradually leads the reader into reading about your niche. It takes time to get good but with practice you can get good at this.
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LisaShuman Premium
Thanks a lot. I got it now. It is time to teach my son to study. I will check your profile later.
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bonniebee425 Premium
Awesome! When my head stops spinning from all of the info I'm stuffing in it, definately will give this a try. Thanks, I'll be back to read some more : )
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OldMule Premium
Thanks for the awesome comment and your time! Remember though to stay focused - have fun - go for gold!
I think I should do a blog today about this info overload and how to control it - now you have created work for me! Cheers! Lol!
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bonniebee425 Premium
OldMule, that is a great idea, I think sometimes within that feeling of information overload it all too often leads to people giving up and quitting (not that I am going to do that - I love it here!), but your idea of addressing this subject would be very, very welcome!
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OldMule Premium
Typing it as we speak - hot of the press within the hour! Cheers!
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bonniebee425 Premium
lol! Can't wait to read it - should be awesome like your others! Thanks in advance for the great info, as always : )
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OldMule Premium
Now I feel under presure - it is a boring thing lol!
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CactusRocks Premium
Kind of like being a politician except you " Twist" something for a good reason and actually do some work
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OldMule Premium
Ha ha - well said!
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marcmendez Premium
Awesome blog, I will benefit from it. Thanks again.
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OldMule Premium
Cheers buddy. Thanks for the comment!
Make it a magic day - Go for gold!
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Scorpio15 Premium
I think you should change your nom de plume to Wile E.Coyote you always come up with stories full of wisdom and common sense!Well done!Great info!
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OldMule Premium
Cheers for the more than fab comment - you are a good man and I am glad to have met you here on WA! Be blessed!
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burnz07 Premium
It really is a very informative article sir Oldmule. I will really benefit from this a lot. Have a blessed day!
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OldMule Premium
Cheers buddy. Thanks for the comment!
Be blessed! Make it a magic day - Go for gold!
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Thanks Old Mule
Great tip ;-)
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OldMule Premium
Cheers my friend - go for gold!
Chat soon.
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Eugenson Premium
Great insight, OldMule. YoungMules like me have quite a lot to learn from you. I'm well on my way under your tutelage. Wow! I can't believe it's already happening.
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OldMule Premium
Thank you, you are very welcome!
Remember: - stay focused - do the classes - have fun - aim high!
Chat soon.
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DHuong Premium
Great concept/idea OldMule.Most likely something for me more on down the road a ways, as i am confused & stumbling left & right every time i do something right now.You know the old saying, 'Don't put your cart before the horse',or it could be a mule,depending on what you have ( Ha! ).Anyway, i like it & thanks for the blogs.
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OldMule Premium
Thank you, you are very welcome!
I get you completely I am glad I am where I am although I still learn everyday too - it is different.
if you want a chat at any time - shout me!
Remember: - stay focused - have fun - aim high!
Chat soon.
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dovemck Premium
Good thought mate, I like what you're thinking.
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OldMule Premium
Cheers my friend. Thanks for the comment!
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NM Premium
Thanks for sharing! Sure offers some good ideas for a blog when it's hard to come up with something to write about!
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OldMule Premium
Appreciate the fine comment! Thank you.
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ambraneo100 Premium
Thanks oldmule!!!
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You are welcome, appreciate your time too.
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Sarcastic525 Premium
Thanks for sharing friend, this was very informative. I like this strategy as well...now let me go rewrite my titles and get back to the drawing board haha.
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OldMule Premium
Rock on my friend! Be blessed with success! Chat soon.
OldMule
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marsgram Premium
I will be using this strategy. Thanks OldMule! Lori
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OldMule Premium
Thanks a mill for the nod Lori.
Glad you can see the use of it!
Happy writing my friend!
OldMule
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Chaneyof90 Premium
Awesome idea oldmule.
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OldMule Premium
Appreciate the comment - cheers my friend!
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MarilynM Premium
Thank you. This such a great approach to investigate and hopefully master.
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OldMule Premium
Thanks for the heads up and great comment.
Have a magical day! Chat soon.
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LynneHickey Premium
What a great idea,will be making use of this. Thanks.
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OldMule Premium
Thank you for the great comment! Be blessed with success!
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Rad Premium
Wow! Thanks !
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Cheers my friend - go for gold!
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Cadigwu Premium
Inspirational! well I would rather OldMule's not kept in chains!! but loosened to keep enlightening the likes of me!!! Thank you.
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OldMule Premium
Thanks for the fab comments and the freedom to mind roam! Cheers my friend.
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ambraneo100 Premium
I did it!!!! I just recovered my website!!!!...of course, under a different URL. Basically I bought a domain at Namecheap.com and used the "move" button beside my old "broken" site to move the site to this new address. It worked perfectly! Now I'm ready to keep going, with a scary experience that i do not regret since I learned a lot!
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Great job - great attitude! Well done you - have a magic day and go for gold!
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onyekachi Premium
Thanks! Great idea. I'll definitely use this strategy.
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OldMule Premium
Thanks a mill for the great comment! Make it a magical day!
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gregarious1 Premium
What a great idea ........... thank you!
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OldMule Premium
Cheers Greg - appreciate the heads up!
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Thanks for sharing. Great insight!
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OldMule Premium
Appreciate the fine comment my friend!
Have a magical day - go for gold!
Chat soon.
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wallwolf Premium
Topical is best mate you get behind on a subject and you become the old news. good post like the slant suggestion, will take a more careful look at that. have a good day lad
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OldMule Premium
Cheers my friend - be blessed with success! Chat soon,
OldMule
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atlanticus Premium
There is nothing more powerful than learning from experienced people, thank you for sharing your knowledge.
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OldMule Premium
Cheers and thanks for the great comment!
Appreciated - Go for gold!
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Freedomseekr Premium
Brilliant idea! As usual, I might add. Haven't seen you around for quite a while...it's good to see you around here again. Take care and best wishes :)
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OldMule Premium
Hi there my friend - just been super busy and not had the real time to be here to helo as much as I would have liked to. Good to hear from you too and appreciate the comments.
Chat soon.
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suip Premium
Awesome insight.
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OldMule Premium
Cheers buddy. Thanks for the comment!
Make it a magic day - Go for gold!
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Visions Premium
Another great one! Thanks for sharing.
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OldMule Premium
Cheers buddy. Appreciate the comment!
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IMN Premium
Great ideas! Thanks.
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OldMule Premium
Cheers and thanks for the comment!
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whitsunday Premium
Gold again. Thank you.
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OldMule Premium
Thanks for the great comment - as always - appreciated!
Make it a magic day - Go for gold!
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Tavit Premium
Thanks for the ideas and the way to increase traffic. May the Lord continue to shine His countenance on you and your work.
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OldMule Premium
Cheers my friend and be blessed. Thanks for the comment!
Godspeed - Go for gold!
OldMule
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womanlu Premium
right on, good way to increase traffic. like it like it. :))
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OldMule Premium
Thanks for the great comment - as always! Totally appreciated!
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TANOPENN Premium
Great ideas, really out of the box. Thanks
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OldMule Premium
Cheers. Thanks for the great comment!
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Christabelle Premium
a very interesting idea! Thank you!)
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OldMule Premium
Cheers my friend. Thanks for the comment!
Make it a magic and go for gold!
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Thank you for knew ideas.
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OldMule Premium
Cheers buddy. Thanks for the comment!
Make it a magic day - Go for gold!
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mykat Premium
It's interesting that you suggest this as I was just considering doing this very thing and wondered how I could incorporate it on my site.
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mykat Premium
I meant in regards to adding trending articles and such.
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OldMule Premium
With you all the way!
Thanks for the great feedback and comments.
OldMule
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BERNARIUX Premium
I will use this¡ Thanks.
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OldMule Premium
Cheers friend and thanks for the comment - appreciate!
Make it a magic day - Go for gold!
OldMule
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ambraneo100 Premium
Thanks Scott, but I think there must be a way to at least log in. Again, thanks for your support!
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tweet76 Premium
You are so full of useful , little tidbits . That is a good one here . Keep the great ideas coming .
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OldMule Premium
Cheers buddy. Appreciate as always!
Thanks for the comment!
Make it a magic day - Go for gold!
OldMule
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katheemis Premium
Please don't ever delete your blogs Mr. OldMule. I refer to them often .. : ) & I especially like that you like ALL of our comments .. no matter what!
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OldMule Premium
I really appreciate both the fact that you like my blogs and find them useful, but that you noticed my responses too - really appreciate that!
Be blessed!!
OldMule
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katheemis Premium
You be blessed also sir ..
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I like this idea a lot. I'm a photojournalism student and I have a blog where I publish my own stories, but it never occurred to me to write about other stories before!
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OldMule Premium
Keep me in the loop as to how this helped or not - would love to know.
Appreciate the comment - thank you.
OldMule
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Ivy15 Premium
Very good ideas to work with when I am at a stalemate about what to write. This is so much appreciated. :)
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OldMule Premium
Be blessed Ivy and thank you for your lovely comments as always!
Godspeed!
OldMule
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geney33 Premium
Thank you OldMule I appreciate the sharing. Gilles
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OldMule Premium
Cheers buddy. Thanks for the comment!
Make it a magic day - Go for gold!
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ambraneo100 Premium
Thanks Scott. Now I know, but does It mean that l totally y ruined my site and I wont be able to log in and get things fixed?
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sspletts Premium
You could just create a new site and kept the old one to. Then you would be able to log-in to both of them.
Scott
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SowAndReap Premium
Hey Andy, Excellent Idea! I'm gonna give this a shot. Thanks for sharing.
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OldMule Premium
Hiya - glad to see you are out there and going strong!
Thanks for the great comment as always!
Be blessed and have a magic day! Hugz!
OldMule
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qtip2011 Premium
Good idea I had not thought about.
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OldMule Premium
Cheers my friend - appreciated! Thanks for the comment!
Make it a magic day - Go for gold!
OldMule
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dhayman Premium
Great thoughts. Keeps the brain moving.
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OldMule Premium
Thanks for the great comment and as always I really appreciate it!
Make it a magic day - Go for gold!
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KatieMac Premium
What a great idea, thanks for sharing this with us
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OldMule Premium
Cheers Katie - appreciated! Thanks for the comment!
Make it a magic day - Go for gold!
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JessicaN Premium
Excellent! Thanks for sharing your insights.
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OldMule Premium
Cheers Jessica. Thanks for the comment - I truly appreciate it!
Make it a magic day - Go for gold!
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Bill67 Premium
Hey OldMule you always have very good information for us Thanks
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OldMule Premium
Hi Bill - good to hear from you as always and thanks for the comment!
Make it a magic day - Go for gold!
OldMule
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ambraneo100 Premium
I need help! I was trying to change my site address from: http://jobfinder-gapbdg.siterubix.com to:
http://jobfinder-gapbdging.siterubix.com (I just added the ing to gapbdg) and now when I try to log in it says "Firefox can't find the server at jobfinder-gapbdging.siterubix.com."
Can somebody tell me how I could fix the problem?
Thanks in advance
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sspletts Premium
ambraneo100,
Sorry to say you can't just change the name of your site. You need to create a new one with that name and delete the first one. I wish you good luck with that. I don't know if you can save the content of your site to transfer it to the new one or not. Maybe some else can hlep with that.

Scott
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OldMule Premium
Yes - as with a normal.com - you have 1 name and build on that. To add another domain you get a new name and keep or delete the other.
So as Scott says - sorry.
OldMule
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Lemm Premium
Thanks for this article. I learned something here.
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OldMule Premium
Cheers lemm. Thanks for the comment!
Make it a magic day - Go for gold!
OldMule
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gerryturner1 Premium
Hi, Thanks for sharing this, I am not yet at a stage where I can use the idea as I haven't got my website up and running but I shall certainly use the idea as soon as I can.
Just one more example of how brilliant this whole system is with experienced people such as yourself taking the time, trouble and effort to share ideas with others.

To your continued success and to mine when I get up and running
Gerry
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OldMule Premium
Cheers Gerry. Thanks for the comment!
I am sure you will be in that place real soon!
Stay focused - have fun - go for gold - and never be stuck, shout me any time!
Make it a magic day - Go for gold!
OldMule
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hudhud Premium
Thank you for this great article. I have started my first website and I feel maybe I overcomplicated it. I will have about 26 pages when I am done. Is it too much for a very first website?
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Lemm Premium
No, not too much. The more pages that rank successfully, the more traffic you get to your website. The overall advice I get here at WA is to help and educate your audience with your content to obtain traffic. Then monetize on the traffic.
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OldMule Premium
Hi. As Lemm said - never too much! As long as it is easily readable, users can get around the site and ingo - all good.
Drop me the website link if you want me to make any comments on this subject.
OldMule
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Starcreator Premium
Good ides, thanks for sharing. I'm bookmarking it, so I remember.
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OldMule Premium
Cheers Starcreator- apppreciate! Thanks for the comment!
Make it a magic day - Go for gold!
OldMule
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PhyllisE1 Premium
Thank you. Blessings of success to you!!!
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OldMule Premium
And to you - thank you kindly.
Godspeed.
OldMule
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martin57 Premium
Thanks OldMule for this valuble information at this time i am in a bit of a struggle how to write blogs this will help me to get it going
Thanks
Martin
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OldMule Premium
Hi Martin - cheers for the comment and please keep me in the loop as to how you progress or not - maybe we can work on other ways to help you get stimulated into creative writing.
OldMule
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Jchris142 Premium
This is great stuff. Thanks.
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OldMule Premium
Thanks for the comment!
Make it a magic day - Go for gold!
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Sui_generis Premium
Interesting perspective that I'm not sure I would have ever thought about. Thanks.
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OldMule Premium
Appreciate the heads up - thanks a mill!
Have a magical golden day!
OldMule
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masirois Premium
It's a fabulous idea! A great way to tap into something current/trending and gain attention, as well as put a spin on your marketing tactic. NICE! Thanks!
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OldMule Premium
You my friend are always welcome - thank you as always for a super comment! Appreciated!
Be blessed with a magical golden day!
OldMule
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Waldo P Premium
Thanks for this. Just last week I started forming an idea in my head about taking advantage of emerging news search terms, and your post just completed the whole picture for me.
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OldMule Premium
Thank you for the great comments and affirming my point in question - great thinkers do just that - Think Great!
All the very best!
OldMule
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burnzy Premium
Great post OldMule! I like the way you think. I'm going to give this a try. Thanks for taking the time to share with all of us.
Have a great day!!
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OldMule Premium
Hey Burnzy my friend - great to get such a nice comment - appreciated!
Make yours a magic day!
OldMule
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ambraneo100 Premium
Very valuable information! I'm now struggling to finish my first article and my biggest concern was what my next topic would be. It seems easier now. Thanks!
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OldMule Premium
Very happy this may be of help to you. Throw me your website link here please.
OldMule
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CathyS Premium
Great advice - as always! Welcome back!
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OldMule Premium
Hiya Cathy - cheers my friend - just been very busy and had 10 minutes a day on WA - hope all well with you and your goals!
Be blessed.
OldMule
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cubandane Premium
Hey there OM, I really like that thinking well outside the square. Thank you for that and I am going to Book Mk. this article as I know I am going to need it when I am looking for traffic. Thanks mate, all the best,
Old Aussie, Simon
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Cheers my Old Aussie Simon buddy. Appreciated!
Make it a golden!
OldMule
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tomtitty006 Premium
Hey Old Mule.It is a long time since we chatted but I have seen you posting away so I know you are still here.That is another good post.
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OldMule Premium
Hi Tomtitty, long time yes - been super busy with a big project - taken away my WA time - so aleways in and out. Dropped rank from 6 to 17 because of that.
All in a days work hey? Hope you are doing okay. Chat soon.
OldMule
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wilmirage Premium
This should be great for experiment. Great ideas!
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OldMule Premium
Cheers buddy. Thanks for the comment!
Make it a magic day - Go for gold!
OldMule
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petesway Premium
Thank you!
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OldMule Premium
Cheers buddy.
Thanks for the comment!
Go for gold!
OldMule
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hgvgirl Premium
Great post. Learnt something new AGAIN!!.
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OldMule Premium
Cheers my friend for the lovely comment!
Make it a magical day!
OldMule
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pahr53 Premium
Thank you for the guidelines! I will do this. I check the news every day!
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OldMule Premium
Cheers - thanks for the comment!
Be blessed with success!
OldMule
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apache1 Premium
Great way to think outside the box as well. thank you very much. I hope that the chains are taken of the Old Mule you need to be able to roam about. Take care be well.
Andre
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OldMule Premium
There's a song in that I am sure!! Ha!
Cheers for the great comment as always - appreciated my friend.
OldMule
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RussStewart Premium
Good food for thought OM! Well done!
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OldMule Premium
Cheers Russ - [Maybe that is why I have a business called Out Box Think - Obt Ltd? Lol!].
Have a great day my friend!
OldMule
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stn67 Premium
Good idea i Will implant this
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OldMule Premium
Cheers buddy.
Thanks for the comment!

OldMule
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