Believe it or not, I really haven’t spent a lot of money this year on games (or in games) at all. So I took some of my birthday money and splurged on a few titles in the recent GOG and Steam sales. And as Blogger Law dictates, I must now publicly brag about what I bought and why. GOG.com Dark Sun D&D 2-pack – These were pretty cheap and I had them on my wish list, mostly because I thought they’d make an interesting retro series one of these days. Plus, two for one! Silent Service/Silent Service 2 – Only bought this for the second game, which was one of my absolute favorite sims when I was in high school. Privateer 2 – The next time I touch a Wing Commander game for a retro series, it’s going to be one of the Privateer titles. I really wish I had owned these back in the day. The 7th Guest – Spooky horror adventure game! Ziggurat – The freebie that GOG threw our way Steam Everyone’s Gone to the Rapture – Wasn’t on … [Read more...] about My recent GOG and Steam sale purchases
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In my earlier story, I shared about how my blog started getting 150K visitors a month, and if you have missed that story; you can start here. For the late comers, My name is Surkhab, I am a food blogger at Evergreen Recipes and this is the second part of my post about my blogging journey. As I promised, here I’m sharing how I monetised my food recipe blog and also how I increased overall revenue from my blog by 3x. My food blog income when using Google AdSense Back in the days when I was getting only few visitors a month, I was using Adsense, like any other blogger who has just started out. But as the traffic wasn’t much, the Adsense revenue wasn’t good either. At least not what you call an earning, my focus was on generating more traffic to the blog as it would also increase the Adsense revenue. I was wrong, even when I started getting 3000 page views a day, I was making $3/day ( or 99/month) on an average, which means I would get a monthly check of $100 … [Read more...] about How I Increased My Food Blog Revenue By 3x in Just A Month Time.
Do you have multiple Facebook profile and a Facebook page for personal branding? Are you tired of managing all of them? This used to be my story as I had two Facebook profile, and one personal page. For long I wanted to consolidate everything so that I have to spend less time on managing all the Facebook properties. When I started online in 2008, I had one Facebook profile for friends & family, and in 2009 I created a new profile to connect with fellow bloggers and for networking. Now, over the time I have learned that there is no need to have two Facebook profile and I believe it was 2011 when I started my Facebook page. From last one year, I wanted to close down one of my Facebook profile and wanted to manage just one profile and one Facebook page. Now the problem was, it was a tough call to close any one of them, because It would lead to losing years of connections and over 3000+ subscribers. Couple of days back, I finally decided to take the call and merge one … [Read more...] about How I consolidated my Facebook Identity by Merging Profile Into Page
Blogging is one of the most powerful modern marketing medium out there. The only problem is — you cannot expect overnight success. Why? Because it’s a marathon and not just a sprint! So, always go term! “I’ve worked in marketing since 1987 and nothing I have used, studied or witnessed, comes close to the marketing power of an effective blog. Period.” — Jim Connolly When I compiled the blog marketing resources I mentioned that I do not have a blog promotion strategy. Still, I wanted to share my blogging strategy with you and realized that it’s better to publish a new blog post. So, that’s how I come up with this topic and it’s all about how I increased my organic traffic from 250 to 1,500 to 3,000 without spending a penny. When I first started blogging at Minterest, back in 2007, I didn’t have a content strategy and I chose random topics — like tech tips and news, affiliate reviews, … [Read more...] about How I Increased My Organic Traffic By 500% In 10 Months (And Doubled Them In A Year)
2017 Update: Alexa is no more the same. So there is no point using Alexa widget or paying for Alexa services. You should rather focus on improving domain authority. Learn everything about domain authority here. This article is just for the archiving purpose. Soon, we will remove all instances of Alexa ranking from ShoutMeLoud. As I announced earlier that I will be taking questions related to blogging , SEO , WordPress and MMO. In this series my last post was How to start with a professional blog? . If you have questions regarding any of these topic, you can email me that using Contact page. Here is a question asked by Robin Son How should I improve my blog alexa ranking? My traffic has increased a lot from last time but still I lost my alexa rank and from 4 Lack its now 8 Lack This is one of the most common myth people have about Alexa rank i.e = Alexa rank is totally dependent on your website traffic. Most important thing which you need to know is how Alexa calculate the rank. How … [Read more...] about How Can I improve my Alexa ranking