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Post Your Own at PostUrOwn-A Review

By Edited Jan 16, 2014 11 32

PostUrOwn is a both a backlink site and an additional source of Adsense income. When you first register for PostUrOwn you are given the default Wordpress status of Subscriber.

 

PostUrOwn Peculiarities

 

You need to send the site owner, RT Cunningham a message asking to be changed to Contributor. RT lives in the Philippines, so is in a different time-zone from most of us, but he does not seem to need much sleep and responds very quickly

 

PostYourOwn (PostUrOwn) specifies a 300 word article length in well-written American or British English (Australian will do I imagine).

 

The best way to use this site is probably to wait until you know which Info Barrel articles are earning you money, then write a shorter version of the article to post on PostYourOwn.

 

Assuming you have been approved as a Contributor, log in and go to your Dashboard – Posts – Add New.

 

Paste your article in here, from a text editor on your own computer. You are allowed one link for every 150 words, so in your 300 word article you have two contextual links you can use.

 

When you read the Author Requiremants on PostUrOwn you will see you are required to include the target="_blank" link attribute. This just means make your link open in a new window. Links are done in the standard Wordpress link-formatting window.

 

You need to find the 'More' tag from the formatting toolbars above your post and insert that after the first or second paragraph. Just click after the appropriate paragraph and then click on the 'More' tag (4th from right, top row, looks like a cooker). This just splits your article so readers have to click 'More' to read the rest.

 

I suggest you include one link in the section before the 'More' tag and the second link near the bottom of your article.

 

You must include your keyword once in the first paragraph and twice in the body of the articlem but you would do that anyway.

 

There is an option to add an 'Author Info' box. You get an extra link if you do, so it's worth your while. Find the 'Block Quote' tag ( the " symbol just to the left of the Left Align button). Click that " and then type your bio. I usually include a contextual link and a page address like http://www.pageaddress.com as well, without a link.

 

You then 'Submit for Approval'. All articles are individually approved by the man himself. I have never had any problems and he is very quick.

 

You will get an email saying your article has been approved. Log in again, go to your Dashboard and click Tools – PYOA Ad Manager. You need to add your own Adsense ads to each post, individually, clicking Save each time.

 

I am no techno whizzkid and I managed to do this without any problems. I think there may be a template where you just insert your own Adsense ID, or just set up an ad block in Adsense Ad Set Up, complete with channel info and paste the code into the two boxes, one for above and one for below your article. Most authors have not done this, but they are passing up a good source of income because the CTR fom PostUrown is very impressive.

 

You only need to set up the Adsense code once, because you can copy and paste it from older articles into new ones as they are approved.

 

Is PostUrOwn Worth it?

 

It sounds worse than it is. I like easy as much as the next person and I do not use this site just for backlinks. I do use it for articles that show promise though and my 300 word articles on there have earned me money.

 

The site has a PR of 2, though your articles will have a PR of 0 until they earn their own. All links are "DoFollow".

 

Once you have used it the first time PostYourOwn is very easy to use.


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Comments

Nov 10, 2010 8:50am
aidenofthetower
Sounds like a great opportunity, but also a lot of work! I think I am going to need this article at the same time I am posting there for the first couple of times. I usually need super easy...thank you for writing this so that I can work on posting there as well...
Nov 10, 2010 8:52am
Philtrate
WE all help each other and thereby help ourselves
Nov 10, 2010 9:00am
aidenofthetower
This is true. However, that doesn't make me any less thankful!
Nov 10, 2010 9:08am
Philtrate
and I appreciate your thanks, thank you (last word)
Nov 10, 2010 11:54am
Deborah-Diane
I agree with Aiden! Thanks, Phil, for the explicit directions. I'm busy building up my IB library right now, but will probably want this info in the future!
Nov 10, 2010 12:11pm
Philtrate
Glad you think it's useful DD. Thanks
Nov 10, 2010 12:57pm
dreamaker
Another great help Phil Thanks again.
Nov 10, 2010 1:06pm
Philtrate
My pleasure dreamaker
Nov 10, 2010 1:31pm
maryrecord
The target = blank thing is new. I've never done that on any of my articles there. Just the basic link and url thing.
Nov 10, 2010 1:44pm
Philtrate
I checked it and it's just the normal Wordpress link formating window that comes up. Basically RT wants your links to open in new windows so you stay on his site longer. This was something I had forgotten about. On bookmarking sites I always open link in same window and I have set all my links on PostUrOwn to do the same. I don't know if RT cjhanged them, and I don't care enough to check. NO HTML though. The open in new window automatically puts that scary HTML stuff in automatically
Nov 10, 2010 9:03pm
maryrecord
Great. So long as I don't have to do anything special I'm cool with any rules he wants to make.
Nov 21, 2010 11:57pm
chezfat
Hey Mary - you should make sure to make your outbound links here on IB all use the target="_blank" attribute. It's smart stuff to do this - every little bit helps out in the long run.
Nov 10, 2010 4:28pm
Tarin
Starting out with a PR 0 is very good! You sure it's not PR N/A?
Nov 10, 2010 4:34pm
Philtrate
I was not aware it made much difference, I stand corrected. Yes they all start at n/a, the same as any article does
Nov 20, 2010 12:16pm
LoveSpaces
Very useful - thanks Phil!
Nov 22, 2010 12:37am
Philtrate
Glad U think so Lovespaces. Thanks for commenting
Nov 21, 2010 11:55pm
chezfat
seriously Phil - that was an excellent tutorial on PostUrOwn - I must say I'm happy that I introduced it to you guys a few months back, everybody seems to like it as much as I do. I hope you can forgive me for tooting my own horn here :) Too bad there's no affiliate program. :)
Nov 22, 2010 12:36am
Philtrate
U R entitled to blow yr own trumpet Chezfat. ThankYOU. I am a teacher so breaking a task down into logical steps comes naturally. I appreciate your comment, thank you
Nov 28, 2010 10:00am
vetochemicals
Thanks Phil, I'll try to give this a whirl even though it still sounds complicated to me for some reason, esp the target= area. I'll save as a fav though since I'll need to refer to this I'm sure!
Nov 28, 2010 10:45am
Philtrate
No prob Veto. It really is just the usual WP linkwindow you've seen hundreds of times, just set it to open in a new window. I am HTML illiterate and I can do it
Nov 28, 2010 10:05am
AJWalton
Thanks for the review of PostUROwn Phil! I can't keep track of the specifics of all these article writing sites so this is an excellent resource.
Nov 28, 2010 10:47am
Philtrate
No prob Andrew. Glad U find it useful
Nov 29, 2010 4:33am
JadeDragon
Very helpful tutorial - the teacher in you shows. I keep reading about PostYourOwn and how great it is so I should really join up.
Nov 29, 2010 5:14am
Philtrate
Trouble is, there aren't enough hours in the day..
Apr 20, 2011 7:48pm
JudyE
This is really helpful. I've just signed up with PYO and am stoked that I found this article.
Apr 21, 2011 1:43am
Philtrate
I am glad you found it useful Gooby
May 6, 2011 2:14pm
Lynsuz
Thanks Phil, now that I need to move articles from the bad E, I have to find a home for the short ones. Will check out PYO, but beware, if I have probs, I may coming knocking:)
May 6, 2011 2:45pm
Philtrate
No problems. Hope it works out for you
May 7, 2011 10:12am
southerngirl09
Thank you so much for suggesting PostYourOwn. I will definitely be using it for some of my shorter articles, and I am very interested in the backlinking possibilities, too.
May 7, 2011 10:35am
Philtrate
Glad you like it
Feb 18, 2012 12:27am
sultanarzari
how much % of adshare do POST your own dot com provides??
Feb 18, 2012 8:06am
Philtrate
You get 100% from your ads. KT puts other ads up, but only Adsense on it is yours
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