Posts by Swangirl 573
Do you ever get a random thought in your head about something and then it happens? You have to wonder if it was a premonition or if you jinxed yourself by somehow doing something to make the thought turn into reality even if you didn't want to or mean to?I went to the store tonight to get ready to go on a day trip with my husband and his parents tomorrow down to a tiny town on the coast where you have to take the longest highway tunnel in the North America through a mountain to get there. This
November 08, 2019
I have not been around here much lately. I have only posted a few times in the last few months when I had something interesting to share. After almost 2 years as an Ambassador I fell out of the ranks. I knew I would be busy this fall and I have been. I don't want to share endless posts of how busy I am at my job, with our rentals etc. so I have been off the radar here. I miss my WA friends though! I have met some wonderful people here and truly miss hearing from them. There are some here at WA
Google Announced the BERT Alogorithm Update October 24, 2019.I happened to see that Google is integrating a new core update called BERT. I think it started last week. It was announced October 24th.BERT stands for "Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers". It has some very interesting implications for online marketers and bloggers.What Does the Google BERT Update change?Basically, the BERT update allows Google to recognize nuances in search terms and specifically recognize the i
Why Does 1 of The Posts on My Website Get Way More Traffic Than the Rest?It just dawned on me why 1 of my posts gets so much more traffic than all the others. It is't the newest, it isn't the longest. It isn't the oldest. It isn't the best post. It is "average". It gets 5 times more traffic than my other posts however. It does this day after day, week after week, month after month. That 1 post always has more traffic than the others. I am talking about traffic in general but the majority of my
I have seen duplicate comments in Site Comments where someone copies a comment on my site, adds a few more sentances and pastes it onto Site Comments. Now I am seeing this in organic comments as well. I always dissaprove these and explain, plagiarism is not allowed! I never know if it is the same person with multiple names or the second person is copying the first. I try to keep the first one and trash the second.Hopefully these organic copycats have nothing to do with WA or Site Comments. I ha
As many of you know, I have two niche websites in pet health and human health. I have a few WA premium referrals even though I don't have a work from home website. I had some friends and family sign up and a few random referrals from social media as well. I really appreciate how easy it is for us to get referrals to WA! I know I don't have time for a third website now but if I can get premium referrals without a website it should be easier WITH a website right! I won't have time to really focus
September 06, 2019
I happened to be in Google Analytics and saw someone from a Bing Search spent 20 minutes on my latest post on my health site today. I was curious what kind of traffic I was getting from Bing so I went to Bing Webmaster Tools and looked around. I saw there are a ton of keywords which were ranking highly that I was not targeting specifically. Most of these are variations on my keywords which is to be expected. I did some searches on Bing as well and discovered I am ranking at #2 for many of the h
I wrote a new post on my website last night with an extensive list of evacuation shelters on the east coast of Florida that accept pets as well as other information for people that want to help pets in the affected area through rescue groups. It is arranged by county, north to south so someone in the area could easily find shelters in their area where they can escape with their pets. Pets are very vulnerable in these storms since many shelters do not accept pets and rescue groups simply don't h
It took all day, my hands are sore, but I completed my post of pet friendly evacuation shelters in East Florida in the path of Hurricane Dorian. Note, there are no affiliate links in the post, I am sharing this for information people can use if they are in the affected area or want to help and as an example of our websites helping vs. selling. This post lists all the pet friendly evacutation shelters by county (there are a lot) and also other information applicable. It also lists some of the lo
I am very happy to report that I am just $5 shy of my all time record for Amazon sales commissions in a month. I have one day left to break my record which was set in April. After a slump this summer in June and early July, with very few sales, lower traffic and lower post rankings, things picked back up in late July. First I set a new record for days in a row of sales. Then August started off great as well. Now I am thrilled that August has been my second highest month for sales to date and I