My blog is finally up-to-date

Finally! I’ve added all the old posts to my blog from BackLinkMachine, all the way back to the Welcome post that was published on 3 June 2006.

I still have to add a few inner pages to the site which were linked from within some posts. I’ll do them soon enough too πŸ™‚

Some of the interesting posts I came across while updating my blog are listed below:

Be sure to read through these and stay tuned for more posts!

JohnChow visited my Blog!!!!

JohnChow MyBlogLog

I was just going through the latest visitors of my site using MyBlogLog widget and was amazed to see that JohnChow had visited my Blog! I was so happy to see him on the list of visitors, that I thought of blogging it on my blog and bragging about it πŸ˜› (Come to think of it, JohnChow even gets links from blogs by visiting them, lol)

I’ve been trying hard to post regularly on my blog but never get to meet my goal. I’ve been too busy working on some client sites that I simply don’t get the time to blog regularly. Posting new posts on a regular basis will bring return visitors and I’m sure it will also attract a lot of traffic from the search engines and other social bookmark sites.

Anyways, I’m off to give myself a treat to celebrate John Chow’s visit to my blog. I’m also very excited to announce that I won the “Comments ClosedFunny T Shirt from the contest I entered last week πŸ˜€ Waiting for the Tee to arrive anxiously and then I’ll add some pictures on my blog.

Getting on ShoeMoney top commentators list!

ShoeMoney Top CommentatorsI recently made it to ShoeMoney’s Top Commentators List and am really happy about it πŸ˜€ The whole idea came from the Free Blog Comments thread I had started at the Digital Point Forums a couple of months ago. Many people who posted in the thread mentioned that they have the Top Commentators Plugin installed on their blog so I can use it for my advantage if I leave useful and non-spammy comments on their blogs. Also, sundaybrew of Sunday Skool mentioned in one of his tips at Digital Point to leave comments on high PR blogs like ShoeMoney and John Chow. So I started with the comments last week on ShoeMoney’s blog and am one of the top commentators on the list now πŸ™‚

On most blogs, the Top Commentators list is refreshed every month, but in the case of ShoeMoney’s Blog, I think it updates weekly as I read somewhere on his blog. I haven’t seen a drastic increase in the amount of traffic coming to my blog from ShoeMoney’s Blog, maybe because very few people give notice to the Top Commentators List, and the plugin is mostly used to reward the commentators in terms of passing some Google PageRank. All together, I got 20 referrals from the blog in the last 2 days πŸ˜›

Despite the lack of traffic and referrals, getting on ShoeMoney’s top commentators list has drastically improved my Technorati Rank and Authority. My Blog had an Authority of 19 last week when I started and after reaching ShoeMoney’s Top Commentators List, it increased to 35. The Rank is now showing 1 with a Top 100 icon Top 100 with it, although I’m now sure how this happened. The whole idea is to be consistent and leave useful comments on the blog, which are not deleted as spam by ShoeMoney πŸ˜‰ Technorati Rank

The responses at my Technorati Profile increased a lot due to ShoeMoney’s Blog getting regularly spidered by the Search Engine Bots, which is why my Blogs Authority increased by 15 by just getting on ShoeMoney’s Top Commentators List.

My next goal would be to maintain my position on ShoeMoney’s Top Commentators list in the coming days and weeks and also get on the Top Commentators Lists of other high PR Blogs. Lastly, I would like to thank ShoeMoney for such a wonderful blog and my readers also for their comments and emails πŸ™‚

Blog Contest – Great chance to win $2,500 in prize!!!

Ashwin Khanna is holding a crazy blog contest at his blog. The whole idea is to add a post to your blog about his contest with a link to his blog, and enter your self in a chance to win $2,500 hard cash in prize!!! Winner will be sent payment by Paypal so it is necessary that you have a Paypal account for this, to avoid any complications later on πŸ™‚

Here’s what you have to do

Simply copy and paste the following on your blog to be considered as an entrant to the contest.

Over at Ashwin’s blog, you will find one crazy blog owner!! You can win $2500!! To enter just copy this text and paste it in your blog!! But hurry, this competition will not last long! So get posting!

So what are you waiting for?! Join now and have some fun! Who knows you might win the $2,500!

Contest Details

  • The contest started on 11 July 2007 and will end on 20 August 2007.
  • Payment will be sent via Paypal to the winner.
  • Ashwin is looking for a minimum of 50 entrants to give out the prize money.
  • He has not made it public how he will decide the winner yet, and if there will be only 1 winner or several winners.
  • A lot of people questioned him if the contest is a genuine competition, and YES! It is a genuine contest.

Some interesting facts

This contest is an excellent idea for link baiting as it has spurred a lot of excitement among bloggers and website owners.

Here’s what I found out doing a quick search and checking on Technorati:

People are entering the contest like crazy. Just a quick look at the reactions at Technorati shows some very interesting results. Just yesterday, the contest got 7 – 8 more entrants as more and more people are blogging about the contest on their blogs. The screenshot below highlights some of them.

I’ll also help promote the contest so he reaches his minimum 50 entrants limit soon, although I’m sure he must have reached that mark already πŸ˜€

The post will also be visible on my Digital Point Profile in the Recent Blog Post Feed link, so hopefully a lot of new webmasters will be able to signup from there!

Ashwin's Blog

On first page of Google in less than 6 hours!

I launched a new section for SEO Jokes on my SEO Blog today and to my surprise, I was checking my website stats, when I found someone had visited my site by searching for ‘seo jokes‘ on Google! I quickly checked the SERPs and my blog was on the first page of Google for this not so competitive keyword πŸ™‚ This happened in less than 6 hours since I added the posts on the blog!

My website is coming on the first page of Google and also on the regional Google Search Engine. See the results yourself in the screenshot below!

SEO Jokes Google SERPs

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