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Life After Panda

By Edited Jul 18, 2014 7 20

Panda Backside

Ah, life after panda. If you're an on-line writer then this algorithm update has in some way affected your earnings. The questions are many and the answers are few, "Which way do I go George?", comes to mind.

After spending the better part of four years writing on-line for income, I've found this change very hard to adapt to as I'm sure many others have. It's inbred in most writers to adapt as they have to with each topic they choose to write about.

The problem is, we used to be able to build back links, in an organic looking fashion and also truly organic links and count on them to produce results in the form of page views.

These page views, in large enough volume, would get some return in the form of advertising clicks and also for page views alone with some ads.

If you weren't getting clicks, more page views would increase the small amount you were getting, so just keep back linking and eventually you'd get hundreds of clicks and make a ton of money.

More articles, more money. Simple mathematics told us that if you write quality work, along with good keywords with low competition, you were likely to rank high in search results.

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What I Just Wrote has not Changed at All, From My Point of View

he new updates to Google's search results have spooked us all into thinking we need to change our approach. I disagree with this and think what's really needed is to keep doing exactly what we've been doing and do not by any means change any of what was getting you tons of views before.

The key is going to be adding leveraged social networking to our articles. I "bold" the word leveraged, because this I believe is the key to using social networking to promote your work. What good are tweets that only two or four people see? We each should be finding ways to accumulate hundreds of thousands of followers, on every single social network we belong to and if you don't belong to any, then you had better join some quick.

Google has once again relieved itself of figuring out what is good content and what is not. They are relying on the general public to tell them what they want. These networks are re-tweeting and Facebooking links to the content they like and Google is just a bean counter now. (Might be biting off the hand that's supposed to be feeding me but what the hey, they're leaving me kinda hungry anyway lately.)

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Facebook is a very highly ranked website. Number two in the world I believe. Twitter is a must have and StumbleUpon can gain you quite a few followers quickly as well. These are obviously just a few of the sites we should all have accounts with. If not I suggest you all get one.

Now with just a few friends the leveraging doesn't really work well. You need about a thousand followers, now let me reword that, as many followers as you can possibly get. These people are to be found, by searching for interested parties at the social networking sites you join.

If you maintain the similar interest approach, search for people who are looking for what your writing, You'll build a list of friends who are eager to share what you send them. they in turn link to friends who have similar interest thus creating the lever that will lift your article to the stratosphere if you happen onto the right group.

Take the best content you can produce and send it to people who want it and you have a recipe for success that will stand on it's own merits without any black hat tactics. Once it starts working, keep doing it the multiples are endless and the possibilities of making a few bucks grow by leaps and bounds.



May 13, 2011 4:07am
Sound advice
May 13, 2011 8:09am
Thanks Fran5050
glad you came by.
May 14, 2011 12:06am
Good thinking, it is the wave of the future for us all to get more social and it's kinda fun:)
May 14, 2011 12:12am
I agree veto I have a lot of friends. Of course I spend about an hour out of every three answering e-mails but it gets me a zillion ideas and I both help a lot of people out and get helped out a ton. Thanks for the visit!!
May 14, 2011 1:36pm
Thanks for the insightful article, as I was reading it I realized how true it is. I am much more likely to check out a link from my best friend or someone who belongs to an organization that I belong to. Finally, there are some sites that have such great content that I can't wait for them to add content. If you deliver content that causes people to think "I can't wait until I can get more content like that", you will be successful.
May 14, 2011 2:21pm
All relevant additions to my point. Thanks for stopping by Dan.
May 22, 2011 4:47am
Thanks for this article. The picture was also very appropriate for the topic. :)

I have always used social media to "share" my articles, but I am careful not to promote too much. Social media is more about building relationships, so I work harder at making my connections stronger, than promoting.
May 22, 2011 9:58pm
Very true, that' relates to using Social media sites, specifically networking with people who have similar interests. Most sites have now made this easy to do, with the help of filters when you search for these people. Thanks for coming by.
May 24, 2011 1:17pm
This is very useful for a newbie! Thanks dreamaker!
May 24, 2011 4:43pm
your welcome and thanks for the visit. And welcome to IB.
Jul 21, 2011 4:18am
Life has changed for writers as you say. No longer can we be satisfied with just writing and leaving everything to chance (which worked well in the old days). Time to remove one's head from the sand.
Aug 21, 2011 10:46pm
The times change and we change with them. I for one am very happy to have this community of writers here at IB to help me keep up with all the craziness.
Thanks for the visit Tom_Carver
Aug 24, 2011 6:32pm
This is a great article. I'm sure it will help me as I grow in IB. Thanks dreamaker...
Feb 8, 2012 5:36pm
your very welcome
Oct 18, 2011 3:37pm
Fabulous advice for new and old alike.
Feb 8, 2012 5:36pm
Still valid to date as far as I know. Thanks for stopping by.
Oct 21, 2011 12:35am
This is good advice for a newbie.
Feb 8, 2012 5:37pm
I think so too and time will prove it all out. Still no substitute for sound content. Thanks for stopping by.
Jan 14, 2013 6:11am
Great advice for anyone not using social media. Moved here a few days ago from HubPages, and really starting to love it.
Jan 14, 2013 6:37am
Thanks for the visit. Welcome aboard.
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