EzSEO Newsletter #344 11


In this issue:

1. Internal Linking Update

2. Building Links in 2013

3. Progress with Kindle Publishing

4. Comment Spam Disguised as a Real Comment

Hi Again

In this newsletter I wanted to talk a little bit about building backlinks in 2013.  This ties in nicely with an update to my article on Internal Linking which will probably surprise (even shock) you.  I’ll also update you on my Kindle Publishing progress and have a little rant about comment spam.  If you have any comments on any of the articles, please leave a comment after the article. 

1. Internal Linking Update

A short while ago, I published an article on my site showing how I increased the rankings of a webpage using nothing more than internal links on the site.  If you have read that article, you might remember that I moved the page up for a variety of terms.  The main term I was targeting had moved from #190 in Google, up to between #50 – #60.  In itself, that was cool.  However, I carried on with that experiment and got much cooler results.  Check out the full article Internal Linking & SEO.

2. Building Links in 2013

SEO isn’t dead and backlinks do still count a huge amount towards web page rankings.  The problem with backlinks is that they can also get your site into trouble.  In my article Building Backlinks in 2013, I’ll share my personal strategy.

3. Progress with Kindle Publishing

You probably know that in July 2012 I started publishing books on Amazon kindle.  I have kept a “journal” of my journey over on my Kindle Publishing Journey Facebook page.  I’ve been updating that page with weekly earnings updates, but from the feedback I have received, many of you don’t trust Facebook, so don’t want to visit my page.  Even though you do not need to login to Facebook to be able to read this page, I wanted to share the results with my newsletter subscribers, as I am very pleased with them.  The screenshot below shows you my weekly earnings from Amazon.com for the last 5 weeks (every week from day 1 is on the Facebook page if you want more data). 

The date in the screenshot is the last day of the week and the amount is how much I made during that week.

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So the week ending 5th January, I made $671.15 from Amazon.com.  Another update is due tomorrow morning for the next weekly earnings, so check into the Facebook page to see that if you are interested.

This has seen nice growth since my first Kindle book sale.  Her is a screenshot of my first earnings update:

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So my first book sale was in September 2012.  If I remember correctly, my first book was published at the end of August.

Of course, none of this would have happened if I hadn’t stumbled upon a course by Geoff Shaw.  His Kindling Course (that links to my review of his course) has been my guide and inspiration and the reason why I’ll be spending much more of my time writing and publishing Kindle books.  It’s especially exciting when you realize that Google can’t flick a switch on your Kindle efforts to stop traffic and sales.  Amazon is the 600lb Gorilla here, and they want you to sell more books because when you profit, so do they.

4. Comment Spam Disguised as a Real Comment

If you are like me, you hate comment spam.  I especially hate those comments that are designed to look natural, or flattering in an effort to get them approved.  I had a little rant in my article comment spam disguised as real comments

OK, that’s it for this newsletter.

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11 thoughts on “EzSEO Newsletter #344

  • Chris

    Hey Andy, congrats on the Kindle, that just lit a fire under my rear to start that next weekend.

    Btw, any ETA ion your internal linking plugin?

  • Tony Crofts

    Hi Dr Andy

    Nice to know I’m not alone in not trusting Facebook. I’m never sure what is seen publicly and what is kept private or accessible with permission, so I do as little as possible on FB. I have visited your postings on there a few times to follow your progress though. Starting to look good.

    In regard to site comments. A few weeks ago you asked about podcasts that were available as you found, like I did, that it doesn’t take many walks to exhaust the more obvious suppliers of podcasts. I replied on here with 4 that I listen to regularly but the comment didn’t show up nor did I get a reply to my follow up query to make sure you had got the comment. I followed up because I realise even though you may read all non-spam comments you might not want to publish them all.
    So any reply now please Andy?

    Regards

    Tony C

    • Andy Williams

      Tony
      There is a comment on that post from you. ALL comments are held for moderation so it would not be approved immediately. Since your comment had links in it, it would have automatically gone to the spam folder, which I check a little less frequently, so it may have been a little longer before I got round to approving that one.

  • Wendy

    Great results on your Kindle books. I also picked up Geoff Shaw’s course. It is straight to the point, no fluff, and easy to understand. I have not yet needed his instant “help” but I heard he answers every email. I also see the your Facebook page is PR9. Wow. Best of luck to you in 2013.

    • Andy Williams

      My Facebook page is not PR9. That will be Facebook.com’s PR. If they are using some form of frames to show pages, then that is normal. Yes, Geoff’s support is second to none.

      • Wendy

        Embarrassed!

        Of course, your page was not PR9 and indeed was Facebook.com’s, good grief; I must have had a moment of complete brain loss. My apologies.

        Looking forward to your new Kindle book on Publishing on Kindle.

    • Andy Williams

      I do have an advantage in having this mailing list, and that helps with the promotion. All I do is enroll the book in KDP Select (or whatever it is called) and then offer it for a 5 day free promo. All 5 days in a row. While it is on for free, get the word out to as many sources as you can. I just email my newsletter groups about it, post on Twitter and Facebook and that’s it. If I did not have the mailing list, I’d look at all of the websites that allow you to post your free download info. I’ll be covering this (and other stuff) in my new Kindle book on Publishing on Kindle 😉