• Content and Copywriting

    Knol is Shutting Down

    Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin For those of you that have written content for the Google site Knol, I thought I’d let you know that they are shutting down soon. So, you should move your content ASAP if you want it to still be online. Here’s the email I received from Google: As part of Google’s prioritization of product efforts, we will be retiring Knol. From now through April 30th, 2012, Knol will work as usual, but we’ve made it easy for you to download your knols to file and/or export them to WordPress.com. From May 1, 2012 through October 1, 2012, knols will no longer be viewable, but can be downloaded and exported. After…

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    How Important Are Photos to Search Results?

    Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin You’ve probably heard the old SEO tip that you should add photos to your articles because it will give the article more Google juice. The file name of the photo gives you an extra place to put a keyword and sometimes people search for images with certain names. I decided to check on the last part of that tip. How many people actually come to your site through an image search? According to my stats, out of 1,000 page views, only three of them came by image search. This information came to me via my art blog that almost only consists of images. I suspect a blog that…

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    Why I Still Write for Suite 101

    Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin After Panda, Suite 101 face-planted into the asphalt of the Google highway. Many of my writer friends there quit or just stopped writing. Some went on to create websites and blogs specifically aimed at roasting Suite. Me? I stayed. My reasons may not make sense to everyone, but I’ll share them anyway: I still make a decent chunk of change there. My earnings are steadily going up and are almost back to pre-Panda days. I am now what Suite calls a “Topic Editor.” I’m over two sections, Mixed Media Arts and Painting/Drawing. The position only pays $.5 an article, but I don’t really do any major editing. I scan over the article, tweak a…