- Dec 18, 2010
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As I've said, I use it only for the readability function and some basic settings. Hence for me it doesn't matter much if I use Yoast or other plugin. I can probably delete it altogether and nothing will happen...I’m surprised you’re using yoast, my adv move to a better plugin asap this plugin is known to have major issues and is bloated.
100% agree with what you write. Everything relates to everything, and I can definitely admire that.Everything is interconnected. We shall not shy away from admiring that. It is the reason life exists. Sometimes I feel like the most versatile person in the world. Maybe that's the nature of a dreamer?
I used to feel anxious about it. I started taking nootropics and caffeine. However, this only made the situation worse. Today I am already living with it without these caffeines.
If I want I can focus, for example, creating a content calendar, but I really need to create a real calendar first and then write. Otherwise everything falls down.
The most important thing is that you eventually get the core of the work done. If you need content calendar to be able to produce the content, then do the calendar first .
Yes, I've been using them for a long time. This year the RPM is disappointing from April onward, but I see the drop in all networks I use across different smaller sites, so it is not because Adthrive is doing something wrong. It is just that the entire ad industry is down...Are you currently using Adthrive?
Hey mate, first of all, glad to hear that you upped your publishing schedule so much!!! That's the way to go .And I am back again . I am curious about how you managed to deal with something that I am currently seeing. I have started to release more content, rising from about 10 articles a month to almost one every day. But the problem is that I spook my main competitors and he went ahead and bought links. And they are phenomenal links, la crème de la crème. So Google in its infinite wisdom ogled at these new delicious offerings and went Hey! The hell with the content, this guy tickles my pickle. So, after months of gaining far more ground and getting closer to the 10K USD per month target (plagiarized it from you), I have started to drop, being overtaken by bob, the link builder. My plan is to continue my obsessive article creation and ramp it up even more, but did you deal with something like that since I don't remember reading something similar in this journey. And I read it all!
To your question: This is something that can happen, in any niche. And the answer to what you should do really depends on each individual scenario...
For example, how many search results do people typically check in your niche? If it is more results (like in my niche) I would not worry too much about one or two competitors buying links. If this is a type of a niche where really just the position no. 1 counts, then it is more of a concern.
Another question to consider is ROI--that's the most important one, always. I do not know how close your paraphrasing of $10K/month is to reality . If you're at $5K/month, and the competitor's move takes you down to $3K/month, it can be considered a wise strategy to go for some links. But if you're at $1K/month and your competitor is spending $3K/month on links, which brings him back extra $500/month, than he's probably really out of his mind (as you wrote), and trying to replicate what he's doing won't make any sense... Of course long term perspective of the niche also comes to play.
Another thing to consider is whether you won't just take the "war" to next level. If you start purchasing links maybe he will even up his expenditure on links, then you're both spending more than you are making, and at the end nobody wins--except of link sellers, of course .
At the end of the day, if your strategy with article creation is working (which means your traffic keeps growing, and new posts bring visitors), it is probably wise to continue following it, and sort of "ignore" what Bob is doing, even though he may take some of your traffic. You will still get more, keeping to publish new stuff all the time.
Hey mate, super glad that you managed to get to 1.5 articles/day! Just keep going, and let us know how your traffic is doing .I'm currently at this, I put out an average of 1.5 articles per day, those with backlinks are soaring as usual, but I'm not concerned, I am a firm believer that the more the content the more your chances of ranking even higher than some backlink merchants. Nevertheless, I look forward to his reply.