Guys, I started a thread to help each other to improve Google ranking by :
1. Organically search for each other's website (to improve number of organic search, pageviews and unique pageviews)
2. Browsing through each other's website for at least 10 minutes (to improve average time on page, pages/session, Avg session duration and bounce rate)

As you can see from Google Analytics, these are among the factors determining our ranking:
1. Pageview
2. Unique pageviews
3. Avg. time on page
4. Pages/session
5. Avg. session duration
6. Bounce rate

The existing 'exchanging comment thread' is good but I found a problem with it, most of the people go to a particular page, put a comment and left the website. This is really hurting the Avg. time on page, pages/session, Avg. session duration and most of all the bounce rate.

So I suggest we help ourselves in a more effective way, yes we will spend a little more time but it is definitely worth the effort.

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axtonkong Premium
Kyle is right that Google is putting more emphasis in User Experience. Because Google can't read human's mind, Google rely on engagement metrics, which can be found in Google Analytics to judge user experience. For examples :
1. Sessions with search : total number of visitors who searched for your website in Googl search
2. Results Pageview / Search : total number of pages visited after clicking into your website from search results
3. Click Through Rate (CTR) : the percentage of users clicking into your website from search results
4. Pageview : total number of pageviews
5. Unique pageviews : total number of pageviews by new users 6. Avg. time on page : average time spent reading a page
7. Pages/session : average number of pages users navigated when visiting your site
8. Avg. session duration : average time spent navigating your website
9. Bounce rate : the percentage of users leaving your website without navigating to a second page

Therefore if we can help each other improve the above engagement metrics, which indicate good user experience to Google, we will be able to improve our rankings.
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MattyBx Premium
Axton - Are you still around? I came across this blog post of yours and I totally support your effort. Here at WA we are a community that should be helping each other as much as we can.

I wish there was more structured way that we can help to improve each others ranking in Google since there are over 200,000 active WA members with mature sites (6 months or older).

Are you still working on this and spreading the word. I see its been 6 months. I agree that we should all somehow go to each others sites via Google Search specifically and type in actual web address then 'website'...let google take us there and then spend 10 minutes scrolling clicking and writing some comments.

Is this allowed by Kyle and Carson. I mean we are legitimately using each others sites and still reading and learning, etc. Its like our COMMENTS and FEEDBACK sections at WA, but more comprehensive and detailed than just leaving a 1 minute comment per site.

Lets get this going again to help each other. Count me in,
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Kyle Premium
Analytics doesn't necessarily have any direction correlation to ranking. For example, Google won't look at these factors and determine your rank as a result of looking at them as their first focus is content and overall user experience. Some of these might trickle into secondary things Google will look at although they have stated they don't.

In saying these, they are good metrics that you would have to believe that Google would use in determining rank, in particular the "time on page" variable. The longer someone stays no your page, the more valuable your content must be (or the more relevant it is).
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ChrisScott Premium
Thanks, Kyle.

Do you know a way that we newbies can get an unbiased report of how user friendly our sites actually are to the general masses and get modification recommendations?
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axtonkong Premium
Hi Kyle, thanks for your comment. Just to clear the air, do you think what we are doing in this thread will help improve rankings and should we continue doing it?
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axtonkong Premium
Guys I have sent a message to Carson and Kyle asking them to help promote this thread, lets see if they will help.
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axtonkong Premium
Hi everybody,

Would like to remind that to make this work precisely how we want it to, please do not go into the website immediately, go Google search for the website first instead. for instance Kev's URL is "diyaquaponicswithkev.com", if you type the exact words in the search text box, it will bring you directly INTO Kev's page.

Instead of searching "diyaquaponicswithkev.com" , type and search for "diyaquaponicswithkev.com website", then google will provide the search results and then only we click into the webpage.

This is important so that we increase the numbers of organic search and click through rate. Very important for ranking.
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With-Kev Premium
Hi Everyone, I think we should give Axton a big thanks you for starting this thread. It has made a big difference for all of us who are participating. Cheers Kev
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KarenEB Premium
Absolutely! Thank you Axton - great idea! :)
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GrantSudduth Premium
So, as far as bounce rate goes, the lower the percentage on the bounce rate, the better? Or the higher?
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axtonkong Premium
Lower bounce rate is better
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With-Kev Premium
Yes I agree, I have plenty of comments thanks to you. CHeers Kev
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axtonkong Premium
Hey thanks Kev and everybody else, just trying to help the community and myself :-)

Thanks for supporting guys.
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Kit-Wealth Premium
Very helpfull, thank you!
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WMcNeal40 Premium
Great idea. Is this an experimentation or is it a proven fact?
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ChrisScott Premium
It works
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Gmyogi Premium
Actually it is fact, I experimented a little...
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axtonkong Premium
Hi McNeal, Chris and Gmyogi, please leave your URL here so that we can visit your site.
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axtonkong Premium
Hi Chris, I did an organic search, spent about 15 minutes browsing through your pages, left a comment at your new ideas for website post. cheers
Mine is http://www.kickstartdream,com
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ChrisScott Premium
Okay, Axton.

Let me surf your site now. I'll post in a bit.
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GrantSudduth Premium
Hey Chris. Organically searched your website and browsed for 15 minutes. Left you a comment on WA review/scam page my site is:
www.theroadtointernetsuccess.com
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ChrisScott Premium
Okay Axton, I did an organic search, spent time surfing your pages and read the freaking awesome post on how to promote your website, took notes, lol, will visit again and I left a comment.
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ChrisScott Premium
Thanks Grant, getting up early in the morning and starting off with your site review. Have to do breathing treatment but I will most definitely return the favor.
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ChrisScott Premium
Okay, Grant. I did an organic search on your site and then browsed it for 20 minutes and left a comment on " How to choose a niche.
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axtonkong Premium
Thanks my friend !!!
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ChrisScott Premium
You are most welcome.
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Tw1 Premium
this does work
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axtonkong Premium
Tw, if you think this works just let us know your URL and we will get right to it
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Tw1 Premium
I have two URLs that could really use the help if anyone has the time.
http://thecivilvoice.com
http://ilovewealthyaffiliate.com

Your assistance is most greatly appreciated! Thank you!
I will be happy to return the favor!
Sincerely,
Tom
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axtonkong Premium
Hi Tom,

I did an organic search in Google search engine. Clicked into your website. Went through few pages, spent a little more than 15 minutes and left a comment at your "is islam to blame" post.

My URL : www.kickstartdream.com

Thanks andup the great work.

Axton Kong
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GrantSudduth Premium
Hey Tom! Spent about 14 minutes on your website and left you a comment on your Jaaxy Review. Hope you're having a nice day!
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Tw1 Premium
Axton!

Great website! Full of very useful information! I googled it, then spend 15 min or so reading several pages! Left a comment on the page about creating content!

Thank you so much for your help!
Sincerely,
Tom

Ps.. I also like your facebook page and shared one of your posts there!
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Tw1 Premium
Hi Grant! Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on my site! I really appreciate it! I just did the same for you.

I googled your site, spent about 15 min on the site reading several pages, Commented on your Chris Farrell's Membership page, And liked your facebook page!

All the best to you in your endeavors!
Sincerely,
Tom
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axtonkong Premium
Hey thanks tom
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KarenEB Premium
I have just re-posted your blog now. We aren't breaking any rules with this are we?
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axtonkong Premium
i don't think so, for the benefits of the community i don't think anybody should complain :-)
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With-Kev Premium
Just another way you can promote your site, publish articles with EzineArticles.com and link back to your site. EzineArticles has high Domain Authority and Googles like backlinks from them. Cheers Kev
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MattyBx Premium
Absolutely I agree that Google still highly favors quality back links. SOme people say otherwise, but I have a friend who works at google. She cant give specifics, but she told me back links that are from quality and high ranked sites are a major factor in google search.
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axtonkong Premium
Thanks guys for joining this thread. Lets help to promote this so that we can all rank better in google.

This is my URL http://www.kickstartdream.com

I will sirely return the favor. Cheers
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GrantSudduth Premium
Hey Axton. Went to your website. Really awesome graphics and layout! I left you a comment and browsed for 13 minutes. Thanks for this thread!
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marwil Premium
Hi Axton... spent about 11 minutes in kickstartdream. Site looks great too. My url is http://workwithmarilyn.com Thanks
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axtonkong Premium
Hi Grant thanks for visiting mine, what is your URL please? Let me visit yours
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axtonkong Premium
Hi Marilyn, i spent about 13 minutes visiting some of your pages. I went to google to search for your website and click on the result to access your website. Left a comment too at your reality stress testing post. Thanks again.
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axtonkong Premium
Hi Grant, did an organic search for your website, spent a little more than 15 minutes, and left a comment at your Create A Website post. Cheers
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GrantSudduth Premium
Thanks Axton!
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axtonkong Premium
You are most welcome. Lets try promote this thread further so that we and many more can rank better. cheers
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GrantSudduth Premium
Hey Marilyn! Checked out your website by organic search. Spent 16 minutes there on several pages. Left a comment. My site is www.theroadtointernetsuccess.com
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With-Kev Premium
Great idea, perhap it can be taken to Kyle and Carson to make it formal in WA. My site http://diyaquaponicswithkev.com
I know it won't make any difference to ranking but it would be helpful if, when we visit a site, we let the owner of the site know. Thanks for starting this thread, fantastic idea. Cheers kev
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axtonkong Premium
Thanks Kev. Yeah lets take this to Kyle, if we can get more people to do it then we can all be benefited
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With-Kev Premium
"Do it" Cheers Kev
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GrantSudduth Premium
Hey Kev! Your website is interesting. I browsed and got to reading a lot about the aquaponics. Stayed there 19 minutes. Left you two comments. Thanks for your visit!
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GrantSudduth Premium
Ok, Axton, while I have you, lol. What exactly does bounce rate mean?
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With-Kev Premium
Hi Grant, thanks. I am glad you found the contant interesting. Cheers Kev
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jimk43 Premium
Hi Kev, I also visited your website and spent 15 minutes there, leaving a comment against your post 'DIY Aquaponics Plans can make your project much easier'. You have a great looking site and I wish you lots of success with it. Please return the favor by browsing my site at:-http://fit-cats.com

Jim
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With-Kev Premium
Thanks Jim, I will do the same for you. Cheers Kev
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With-Kev Premium
Hi Jim, can I make a suggestion on your site. I just click a link and it takes me to clickbank, away from your site. THis is not good for serch engines cause it lessens the time visitors spend on your site. You also loose them when they leave.
The best way to go about this is create a page or post on the subject and add a link to your clickbank offer. Choose open in another window/tab so your visitors don't leave your site. Cheers Kev. ps still on your site browsing
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jimk43 Premium
Thanks Kev. Mind you the same could be said for any link that people click on in a article and for article optimization purposes you are always told to have at least 1 outbound link in a post. If a person is really interested in getting back to your website they can always click the back arrow near the browser bar.

Thanks for looking over my site

Jim
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With-Kev Premium
You are right Jim but people are lazy, you will find the majority of people who leave your site this way will not come back. You still have the oubound link even if you use the open in a new tab. This keeps them on you site longer. Very important for serxh engine. Cheers kev
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jimk43 Premium
Thanks for that important point Kev. I have since gone over my posts and edited the links so that the links open in a new tab.

Jim
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With-Kev Premium
Very happy to help Jim. Cheers Kev
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KarenEB Premium
Hi Kev - just spent 10 minutes on your site spread across each page. Clicking on the video and reading your text. Congratulations. Its a great site!
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With-Kev Premium
Thanks Karen Cheers Kev
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marwil Premium
Been to your site Kev and left a comment. It was fascinating reading and something that interests me. Would have spent about 10 minutes I'd reckon going here and there. Appreciate your return http://workwithmarilyn.com
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With-Kev Premium
Thanks Marilyn, I will check you site out now. Cheers Kev
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axtonkong Premium
Bounce rate refers to visitors who landed on your website and leave your website without navigating to any other page. If you have 10 people visiting your website, and all of them leave on the page they landed, not going to any second page then you have a 100% bounce rate, not good for ranking.
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axtonkong Premium
Hi Kev, i did an organic search and clicked in. Spent about 15 minutes and left a comment in your Aquaponics Fish post.
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GrantSudduth Premium
Hey Jim! Visited your site and spent 16 minutes there. Left you a comment on the blog about cats loving their owners. Nice site. Mine is www.theroadtointernetsuccess.com
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jimk43 Premium
Many thanks Grant. I spent a total of 20 mins at your site and left you a comment on this post link:-
http://theroadtointernetsuccess.com/wealthy-affiliate-review

Loved your site and must set up a similar one for myself to start promoting WA.

Jim
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GrantSudduth Premium
thanks Jim
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bigeckl57 Premium
Great think you.
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axtonkong Premium
Hey Bigeck, please leave your URL so that we can visit your site too.
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KarenEB Premium
Great idea here is mine... www.country-charm.com and I'll go to yours now. Will spend time browsing several pages.
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KarenEB Premium
Just spent 13 minutes on the site and well worth it - great site, very informative and wish you the best of success. You deserve it.
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axtonkong Premium
Hi Karen,
I did an organic search for your website in Google. Clicked on it and spent 11 minutes browsing through quite some pages.
Mine is http://www.kickstartdream.com
Will appreciate if you can do the same.
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KarenEB Premium
Thank you :) I did spend 13 minutes on it yesterday - really good site and very informative. Left a comment too.
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axtonkong Premium
Karen let's promote this thread so that we and others can benefit more out of this thread and rank our website better.
I have edited the description of this thread.
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KarenEB Premium
How do we promote this - by reblogging? Or is there a Share button? I think the idea for visiting others sites is to use the Site Feedback tool from Site Manager and visit sites and comment on them?
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axtonkong Premium
I would suggest you copy the description above and send it to your followers. Slow but at least words are going out... :-)
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With-Kev Premium
Hi Karen, visited your site and browsed, Didn't buy anything though, sorry lol. Cheers Kev
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With-Kev Premium
Visited your page, browsed and signed up. Cheers Kev
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GrantSudduth Premium
Hey Axton. Excuse my ignorance. So what is the preferred way I go to someones website to do this? I'm not sure of what you mean "organic search". I think this is a great idea.
My website is; www.theroadtointernetsuccess.com
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axtonkong Premium
Hi Grant, for organic search we can go to google and search for the website URL, for your case i will go search for theroadtointernetsuccess. When i found your site in the search result, i click in, then the click through rate will improve as well.
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With-Kev Premium
Hey, Grant Did the organice seach, Check out your site and left a comment. Cheers Kev my site http://diyaqauponicswithkev.com
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GrantSudduth Premium
Okay. that's what I thought, but wanted to make sure. Will do I can.
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jimk43 Premium
That's what I have done. But check their profiles first to see whether they have any websites.

Jim
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KarenEB Premium
Thank you With-Kev :) Appreciate that :) Will go to your profile now and click on yours.
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jimk43 Premium
Great idea! Here is mine:-

http://fit-cats.com

Jim
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axtonkong Premium
Hi Jim,
Thanks for supporting.
I have search organically fit-cats.com in google. Landed on your main page, spent about 20-30 seconds and moved to 'general care'. I did not really read that page i must say but i left it open for about a minute. Went to 'Do cats love their owners'. Then to 'Amazon Cat Care Product'.

Mine is http://www.kickstartdream.com
Will appreciate if you can do the same.
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jimk43 Premium
Thanks and I spent 8 minutes on your site mainly on the online courses section where I read through parts 1 & 2.

Jim
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KarenEB Premium
Hi Jim I just did the same for yours. Spent 8 minutes on your site and found it really informative and well written. I am a dog owner myself but can see how this would be a great resource and a success story for you. Did try to comment but wasn't able to as it asked me to enable Java cookies (?) my website if youcould just browse a little is www.country-charm.com Many Thanks
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jimk43 Premium
Hi Karen, Thanks for checking out my site..Great family business you have. Spent 10 minutes on your site checking out different products

Jim
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KarenEB Premium
Thank you Jim :) Really appreciate it.
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jimk43 Premium
You are most welcome Karen.This seems to be a great idea.

Jim
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axtonkong Premium
Jim i am glad that you find that this is a good idea. Lets promote this thread for everybody's benefit.
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jimk43 Premium
Have sent PMs to my followers who have websites and are not ambassadors notifying them of this thread.

Jim
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AAmouzou Premium
I visited your website and spent at least 12 minutes reading your Google analystics and webmaster articles because I was interested in them.
I will appreciate it if you can return the same thing.
my site is www.my-online-businesses.com
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jimk43 Premium
Hi Ayawa,

I visited your site today and was greatly impressed with it and stayed on it for 17 minutes checking through your posts. I tried to leave a comment on this post but received the error message which you can check out yourself by making a dummy post:-

http://my-online-businesses.com/secret-to-build-successful-business-online

The error message I got was:-

ERROR: JavaScript and Cookies are required in order to post a comment.

Please be sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled in your browser. Then, please hit the back button on your browser, and try posting your comment again. (You may need to reload the page.)

If you have the WP Spamshield plugin active on your site I suggest that you deactivate and delete it as this seems to be causing these error and preventing WA members commenting on your posts. With the recent installation of new security features on the Wealthy Affiliate platform there is no longer a need for that plugin.


Can you please return the favor by visiting and browsing through my site at:-

http://fit-cats.com

and perhaps also leave a comment against one of my posts.

Thank you

Jim
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AAmouzou Premium
Thank you Jim ,I will try to do everything you said。Really appreciate it。
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