Site Building

Ok, that last Happy Easter post wasn’t one of my best literary masterpieces, but it shows that life for freedom writers can be fun too! The post previous to that was Freedom Writers Block, which delved into the problems all writers face at one time or another.

Now back to the serious stuff.

I don’t get much of a chance to write in any of my blogs as regularly as I’d like, simply due to the fact that I now have so many of the bloody things and they are all screaming for attention all the time! Freedom writers have to strike a balance between the more important ones, like this one and the less important ones. All the while, I’m busy creating new websites to expand my online presence and occupy more and more niches in order to make money – which of course is the prime directive when you spend as much time online as I do!

This blog isn’t exactly one of my big money makers, by the way – its more a place to hold all the parts of my growing online empire together and to limber up my literary voice from time to time just to make sure all the joints are supple and the mechanics are well oiled!

So what’s with all the site building, you might ask?

Well, sitting still with a few sites might be fine for some people, but for me – I just can’t stand still or I’ll stagnate. Building ever more websites is something I enjoy doing as part of the creation process. It also ensures that I keep up to date with what’s making money online and what’s not; what I should be working on and what can be left to stew in its own juices for a while with minimal maintenance.

This isn’t going to be one of my freedom writers “How to make money online” primer posts, as I think most of that has already been said by other infinitely more qualified people than me – I just follow the advice and teachings of the “real” online money makers and pass on what I learn as well as anything that I figure out for myself that is valid. You’ve probably already met some of these quiet (except maybe Vic) unassuming yet potent money making forces for good, like Griz, Court and Vic – between them you’ll gain just about all the information you’ll ever need to know in order to make money online successfully.

I would throw in a timely warning to avoid the self styled A-listers, who will spin you a good yarn about how they make money online and then thrust their hand out in readiness to take your money for the privilege of learning how they do it – by taking money off people like you. If you believe what they tell you that blogging will make you money, you are already lost!

However, I’m not even going to try to convince anyone that they ought to fall in behind this person or that blogger, or that guru or not. I’m not a guru nor am I a particularly selfless mentor, so it’s not for me to tell you who you should follow – but I will tell you this:

There are many sheep but few shepherds.

Aim to be a shepherd, the pay and conditions are better!

I’ll leave you with that though until next time…

Terry Didcott

Freedom Writers Block

My last post Freedom Writers SubDomain Sites, got thoroughly into the topic of using subdomains for keyword targeting sites where top level domains simply aren’t available in the niche you want to target. Well, leading on from that post and on the subject of keywords, I think I’ve just made a large freedom writers blooper!

I’ve been relying on a certain keyword tool which shall remain nameless to get me the stats on keywords for my sites to target in order to drive some decent organic search traffic to them, but I have to say that sometimes that information can be unreliable.

Yep, I’m not too sure what to think at the moment, because there is a very good one a Wordtracker that contradicts the “other” keyword tool on monthly (or daily) searches on certain long tail keywords. One is the very keyword I’ve been using for this site – Freedom Writer.

It seems that the conflict has arisen between the plural (freedom writers) form of that keyword and the singular. That, in (English) English is the difference between bollock and bollocks!

I’ve been targeting the singular which I was led to believe had a good monthly search statistic, whereas in actual fact, its the plural (freedom writers) that gets all the bloody traffic – something like over 300 a day compared with only a paltry 9 a day for the singular, which is quite frankly utter bollocks!

So now I’ve got to go back and do some changing – adding the all-important “s” to my keywords and also to go begging my linking partners to alter the anchor text (no small task).

Freedom writers it is from now on.

Bollocks!

Terry Didcott
Freedom Writers