Friday Bits & Pieces: Google Attacks, How to Talk to VAs, and Content Isn’t King

I’ve been traveling this week for work, so unfortunately, I’m short on time for blogging.  It does really bother me when I don’t have the time to sit down and write a thoughtful article with my usual detail and analysis, but that’s how things go when you have major obligations with your “day job.”  With that said, I’ve read some pretty interesting articles/blog posts over the past week that I really want to share with you.  Hopefully you’ll find these interesting as well:

  • Your Sites Might Be In Danger…Mine Are – Spencer from the Niche Adsense Challenge site (one of the niche site duel participants) talks about how Google recently changed some part of its ranking calculations (it’s not clear what exactly changed), which has really hurt the rankings of some of his sites.  He links to some good articles that further explain this mysterious change by Google.
  • How to E-mail Virtual Assistants (or Any Assistants): Proven Templates – This was a guest post on Tim Ferriss’ blog that I thought would be extremely helpful for anyone who currently utilizes VAs.  Even if you don’t find these specific templates helpful, there are some important key takeaways that are relevant to any communication you have with your VAs.
  • 5 Ridiculous Myths You Actually Believe About Blogging – This is an entertaining piece written by Murray from Murlu.com, about some very common items that people believe about blogging, but he takes a sort of “devil’s advocate” approach by pointing out the flaws within these common beliefs.  The first myth that he exposes: Content is king.

That’s all for now, as I get ready to head back to Chicago tonight.  Have a great weekend!

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8 Responses to “Friday Bits & Pieces: Google Attacks, How to Talk to VAs, and Content Isn’t King”

  1. Yooo, thanks for the niche adsense post – checking that out now. Thanks also for linking over Eric :) – have fun on your traveling!
    Murlu recently posted… Blog and Income Report- October 2010

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    Eric G. Reply:

    No problem, Murray. Keep up the awesome content!

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  2. Hey Eric – I appreciate the post! I feel like you and I are in pretty similar situations – still working the day job in the financial industry – and hoping to do this IM thing full time. Keep up the work bro…we’ll get there!!
    Spencer @ Niche Adsense Challenge recently posted… Is it Possible to Prevent Problems with Google

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    Eric G. Reply:

    Yep, it definitely sounds like we’re in similar places, though your IM income is much higher. :) I’m excited to see that you’re getting close to finally leaving your day job behind, so I can’t wait to keep reading about it.

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  3. Hey Eric, I hope you’re enjoying your travel, even if it is for work. Thanks for giving me something to read this weekend!

    Keep well,

    Jay
    Jay recently posted… Weekend Wrap-Up- Sleeping-In And Climbing The Google Ladder

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    Eric G. Reply:

    Thanks Jay!

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  4. Man. I love these roundup posts because you can only cover so much ground on the internet by yourself! It’s great to see what I’ve missed and what other people are reading. Thanks!
    Tristan recently posted… Newton’s 3 Laws of… Blogging Or- How I Got My Blog Moving!

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    Eric G. Reply:

    Glad to see that it helped you, Tristan! There’s SO much information out there, and it’s impossible for any one of us to get through it all.

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