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Monday, October 29, 2007

$120,000 Per Year in Google Adsense Income...

  • Want to know how this guy makes $120,000 per year mainly from Google ads?

  • Or find out about the woman who makes almost $90,000 annually from mostly Google ads -- $30,000 of that all from Google during December 2006 alone?

  • And the man who makes $25,000 per year (equal to his retirement pay) from Google ads?

Read about the Gray Googlers...

Friday, October 26, 2007

Can I Sing About my Maker? ... Building up PaulaNealMooney.com

Google penalizing the PaulaMooney.blogspot.com URL (for whatever unknown reason), has compelled me to build up the PaulaNealMooney.com URL I've owned for several months now.

So I've switched PaulaNealMooney.com from redirecting to this blog, and loaded up WordPress on it, and have started blogging separately over there.

Since PaulaNealMooney.com has been linked to and is already being crawled regularly by Google, I figured I might as well build that puppy up and SEO that mug -- since most of my SEO efforts on this penalized blog are for naught.

I'm not ditching the paulamooney.blogspot.com URL -- it still has a great Alexa rank and PR of 3 from Google, so it's still good for blogging tips and paid postings -- but not SEO'd posts.

The "big Googe" ranks them too low in the SERPs.

The PaulaNealMooney.com will be a hodgepodge of stuff like my complete infatuation with the song "Fence Riders" by Jimmy Needham I heard last night and keep playing over and over again from his MySpace page.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Tupac Noose Statue - The Picture of Hate to Be Overcome...

A noose around a statue of Tupac has caused uproar in Stone Mountain, and a man has reportedly been arrested for hanging the noose around the Tupac statue.

I pray this ridiculous noose-hanging trend (around Tupac's statue, on teacher's doorknobs, around trees in Jena ends.) Read more here:

Vandalism investigated at Tupac Shakur site
Atlanta Journal Constitution, USA - 12 hours ago
By TIM EBERLY Something was placed around the neck of the bronze statue of Tupac Shakur at the Stone Mountain center dedicated to the slain rapper. ...
Shakur Statue Targeted in Possible Noose Incident
ABC News - 19 hours ago
Georgia authorities are investigating incidents on Saturday and Monday that targeted a bronze likeness of slain rapper Tupac Shakur. ...
Tupac’s Statue Victim Of Vandalism & Alleged “Noose”
HiphopRnbSoul.com - 2 hours ago
A man has been arrested as a possible suspect in two recent attacks on the statue of late rap legend Tupac Shakur. The attacks have been described by the ...
Tupac Memorial Trashed Twice
Idolator, NY - 18 hours ago
The Tupac Amaru Shakur Center For The Arts, a nonprofit geared toward bringing the creative and performing arts to kids and teens, was vandalized twice in ...
Tupac Amaru Shakur Vandalized in a Series of Attacks
ShortNews.com, Germany - 19 hours ago
Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation has reported a series of attacks have taken place. The vandals defaced the building as well as tying a noose around the neck ...
Noose Placed on Statue of Tupac Shakur
WLTX.com, SC - 22 hours ago
ATLANTA (AP) -- Both those close to the Tupac Shakur Center for the Arts and police near Atlanta are looking into a disturbing incident at the facility. ...
Man Arrested for Tying Noose around a Tupac Wax Statue
TransWorldNews (press release), GA - 23 hours ago
Police in DeKalb County , Georgia have arrested one individual and are investigating a cycle of racial attacks at the Tupac Center for the Arts, ...
Noose Hung On Tupac Statue, Man Arrested For Hate Crime
Sixshot.com, Switzerland - Oct 24, 2007
Atlanta authorities have arrested a man they believe took part in the vandalizing of the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts in Georgia this past weekend ...
Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts Vandalized
ThugLifeArmy.com - Oct 23, 2007
The Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation (TASF) regrets to report that a series of attacks have taken place at the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts, ...
Update: Police Deny Reports Of Noose Being Hung On Tupac Statue
Sixshot.com, Switzerland - 10 hours ago
Atlanta authorities have shot down reports that a noose was hung around a bronze statue of Tupac Shakur at the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts in ...
Springsteen tops US album charts
United Press International - 21 hours ago
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Bruce Springsteen's latest album, "Magic," has reclaimed the No. 1 spot atop the US album charts, Billboard.com reported ...
Tupac Amaru Shakur Center Vandalized In Hate
HipHopDX, CA - Oct 24, 2007
The Tupac Amaru Center For The Arts, located in Stone Mountain, Georgia, was vandalized twice in the last five days. At approximately 2:00 am, ...
Noose tied around neck of Tupac statue
Earthtimes, UK - Oct 24, 2007
ATLANTA, Oct. 24 The Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts in Georgia has been vandalized and a noose found tied around the neck of a statue of the slain ...
Man Arrested In GA For Tying Noose Around Tupac St...
AllHipHop - Oct 24, 2007
By Roman Wolfe Police in De Kalb County, Georgia have arrested one individual and are investigating a series of racial attacks at the Tupac Amaru Shakur ...

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

PageRank Dropped Again - Google Dropped my PR to 3, ProBlogger and John Chow to 4 ... Have you dropped again too?

Google drops PageRanks again!

My pagerank already went from a 5 to a 4, now it's a 3 -- but Google already penalized this site so that I no longer rank for "Paula Mooney" or "blogger salaries" or other stuff.

Oh well, it just gives me more time and inclination to reposition myself and focus on my other websites.

But it turns out I'm far from alone in Google's latest PageRank dropping nightmare. Maybe it's not really about paid links at all -- or more precisely, maybe it ALL about paid links and text-link-ads and PPP and more.

Maybe Google thought they gave too much power to sites with higher PRs, and all the advertising revenue that garners them, so this might be a day of equalizing.

How'd I Find Out About Google's Latest PageRank Drop?

Daniel over at Daily Blog Tips wrote another great post about all these major sites that Google has dropped their PageRanks again (I told him he could add John Chow to his list, who has dropped from PR 6 to 5 to 4):

Andy Beard's PR dropped, too.

Looks like other folks are feeling the Google Pagerank dropping pinch, or just chatting about PR:

Google Declares Jihad On Blog Link Farms12 minutes ago by Duncan Riley
A major Google page rank update has punished large scale blog link farms and similar sites indulging in heavy cross linking by dramatically cutting their Google page rank scores. There is some suggestion that the changes may be related ...

Google Reduces PageRank of Many Sites29 minutes ago by Andy Beal
Both Daily Blog Tips and Andy Beard are covering a dramatic drop in PageRank for some very popular web sites. The drop happened overnight and while there’s no concrete evidence as to why, speculation includes selling links or ...

Are You Linking To Me?- Better Take Those Links Down!!! http://www.volodymyrzablotskyy.com/evil-google/1 hour ago by Vlad
The drop in page rank from PR4 to PR2 is significant I would say. So am Ia bad neighborhood? I wish Google would put out a list of websites that are qualified as “bad websites to link to”. There are about 500 blogs out there that link ...

My One-Woman Ban Google Crusade.1 hour ago by Beth
My page-rank, which was a 5 for two years, has now dropped down to a 3. Why? Because I am paid to write posts or provide advertising to companies. Google, who started out in a garage and up against the big dog at the time, Yahoo, ...

Has TrustRank Arrived?3 hours ago by Cash Quests
So Problogger has dropped it’s Google PageRank to PR4 and so has Copyblogger. Evil genius John Chow was a PR6 a few weeks ago before dropping down to PR5 and just hours ago he went down to PR4. My verdict - TrustRank is here! ..

Google on the Warpath4 hours ago by Steve D
One of the biggest “Make Money Online” blogs, Johnchow.com has seen his Page Rank drop from a six to a four over the last few weeks. John has had other problems with Google in the past. Earlier in the year he ran a “review me for a ...

Why I’m giving up hundreds of bucks a month . . . and smiling4 hours ago
Because of my Page Rank 4 on Romance Tracker, I had been making about 100 bucks a month with Text Link Ads, which is a nice chunk of change. But the fact remains that 100 bucks a month is a lot less than I’m making with Adsense, ...

PR Update Today - Many Sink5 hours ago by DazzlinDonna
If PageRank falls, but rankings and traffic stay the same, does anyone hear it drop? I don’t really pay attention to other sites’ PageRank, so it’s hard for me to tell who droppped and who didn’t, so if you know of any big names out ...

I Am Legend Movie Trailer 2 Releases to Much Buzz...

Everyone's all buzzed-up about the I Am Legend 2 movie trailer that's hit the net overnight. (Just click the Will Smith pic to view it.)

And what an amazing movie "I Am Legend" appears to be. Just imagine being the last person on earth -- or at least thinking you are the last person on earth, and dealing with your grief and fear and horniness without killing yourself.

The release date of "I Am Legend" is December 14th, so that means the "I Am Legend" DVD will probably emerge around mid-Spring 2008 or so, maybe earlier or later.

And just imagine if you could watch that movie in a comfy viewing room with home theater seating and surround-sound and such.

How awesome would that be? Of course, it'd be fun with friends and food around.

Guys especially like that sort of stuff. The noise that makes you believe you're actually experiencing the crazy, daring adventures the people in the movie are going thru.

Those chairs remind me of Joey and Chandler from Friends, who always used to watch Baywatch and other TV programs from the comfort of their seats.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007


I was amazed to read this article about the TV links UK website that has been shut down, and its owner arrested.

(Mahalo also has TV links UK 2007 down and website owner arrested news.)

Thank GOD above for warning me to not link to TV links UK before they even shut down, because I figured what he was doing was probably not legal.

TV links UK being shut down will be a good warning to people who run the illegal websites, and hopefully a wake up call to movie studios and TV people to offer their stuff online so that people can pay for them legitimately.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Field Negro LA Times Attorney Wayne Bennett Article - Agnostic? Don't count on it, my blogging brotha man...

"Field Negro" Attorney Wayne Bennett has made the LA Times!

Well blow me over with a bushel of cotton. (All respect to folks like my Daddy Elmer (late grandfather) and GranRuby (late grandmother) who actually worked those fields from "cain't see to cain't see" (before dawn till after dawn) -- and women like my grandmother who actually went into labor with one of her four kids in those fields, its soil richly tilled by their rugged hands -- labor that blest me with a college education at the HBCU Florida A & M University decades later...)

Thanks to GetReligion.org for hipping me to the Field Negro LA Times piece, who points out an interesting take on Wayne Bennett's viewpoint, leading me to ask myself:

  • Does the self-described Field Negro thinketh me a field negro, too?

  • A patio negro?

  • Or the much-derided house negro?

  • It matters not. I know in Whose vineyard I toil...

    And you know I'm praying in Jesus' Name alone for a serious Damascus Road experience to use the foolish things of the world to confound the wise, so-called-but-not-for-long-agnostic Wayne Bennett back to his roots of Love.

    Be blessed, brotha.


    Thursday, October 18, 2007

    Starbucks Healthcare Insurance Benefits Plan, Policy for Part-time Employees a Hot Search Item...

    ...or at least I'm hoping Starbucks health insurance benefits will be a hot search item after just watching today's Oprah.

    There was a couple deep in debt, and Suze Orman prescribed the woman get a job at Starbucks, because Orman said that Starbucks' health insurance benefits are available to even part-time employees who work at least 90 days at the coffee giant.

    In this article with Starbucks' CEO about their health insurance benefits, it states:

    "Starbucks provides health insurance for all employees working 20 hours a week and up."

    But Starbucks' employees speak here of having a hard time getting 20 hours per week to get their health benefits, in some instances.

    Either way, any company that pays its employees full health benefits for part-time status is good in my book.

    Now, about that Black Gold movie...

    Fried Coke Recipe -- Has the official recipe for deep fried Coke balls finally been revealed?

    The Fried Coke recipe balls have been revealed here. (Is that the official recipe?)

    I wrote about searching for the Fried Coke recipe balls (that's another version)nearly a year ago, and now today Fried Coke is all the rage again for some reason.

    As if we haven't battered and deep-fried enough stuff under the sun, now comes deep Fried coke. But how on earth do you deep fry a liquid?

    Turns out you don't, according an original article published in 2006 that only alluded to the deep fried Coke recipe without giving too many particulars, calling them "gooey Coke-battered nuggets topped with cola syrup."

    Now the deep fried phenomenon has spread and Yahoo is abuzz with searches for "deep fried coke recipe" or just plain ol' "deep fried coke." Read more about Fried Coke balls here...


    Working With You is Killing Me

    Working With You is Killing Me: Freeing Yourself from Emotional Traps at Work
    I guess this is the best part of being an isolated blogger -- at least for a couple of hours out of each day.

    I don't have to buy books like this new one by Katherine Crowley and Kathi Elster, titled Working With You is Killing Me: Freeing Yourself from Emotional Traps at Workto help me deal with some annoying coworker that gets on my nerves that I can't escape, like the high-pitched voiced, rotund woman on Office Space that answered her phone extremely happily every few seconds.

    But I do remember what it was like back in gray cube land, dealing with a few folks who got on my nerves. During days when I wasn't the one getting on other folks' nerves, I pretty much treated every one equally.

    'cept the red-faced guy with the Napolean complex who wanted to rule us all. Or the witchy woman who was rough around the edges. Or the...Never mind! Just read an excerpt here...

    It looks fantastic.


    Blog or Work Out?

    by Paula Neal Mooney

    Blog or workout.

    That was my choice this morning, a Thursday.

    I'd just hit the health club on Tuesday, so it's not like it's been forever since I worked out -- but after watching Oprah talk about her sluggish thyroid and that New-Agey but wonderful author Dr. Christine Northrup talk about how important it is for us giving-it-all-to-our-families-women to exercise, I thought about being a gym rat today.

    But alas, all my website children were calling me louder than the treadmill today. I could feel the Bill Cosby's appearance on Oprah story needing tending.

    There was more time and desire to update my blog in these wee mid-morning hours, and chat with a workout buddy on the phone.

    Tomorrow is a different story.

    My flab-threatening deltoids will get more attention than the blogs.

    I've promised myself I will hit a store or website and buy some great Sporting goods and workout gear that compels me to get back on a stairmaster or the weight room till I start looking more like that woman in the pic above.

    "Did you get tickets?"
    Dwight Schrute asked Jim Halpert on The Office.

    "To what?"

    "The gun show..." he said, kissing his flexed bicep.

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    Wednesday, October 17, 2007

    Blog Money-Making-Makers Online - $1,111.04 in 31 Days from these website money makers...


    by Paula Neal Mooney

    My blog's money-making-money-makers are better this month at a total of $1,111.04 -- thank You, Father -- than the previous month's take of $736.02 in blog money making.

    So I need to really read up on LinkWorth money making, because other bloggers have made money thru them, but I haven't taken the time to really get on there and research them yet.

    How this money-making blog make money on the internet?

    Mostly from my niche TV site -- so that's my money-making blog advice in a nutshell:

    Find a niche topic that's in high demand, pray, pray, pray and write well and often that provides a service to folks (especially a FREE service), load it up with ads, and they'll come-a-clickin'!

    Paula's Online Income
    as of October 17, 2007
    Click on the links where appropriate that float your boat, sign up if you want:

    #Program / WebsiteCUMULATIVE EARNINGS AS OF 10/17/07Increase Since Last Income Post on 9/17/07
    1 - Google Adsense & Firefox$1,798.45$517.95
    2 - Associated Content2,058.56 219.43
    3 - Special Letter-Writing Project & Ghost Blogging1,075.00 100.00
    4 - Kontera395.35 23.82
    5 - PayPerPost457.93 53.61
    6 - Amazon Associates1,076.68 68.87
    7 - Feedburner Ad Network52.012.24
    8 - SedoWill find new domain parkerI've given up on them!
    9 - The News Room2.46.04
    10 - Auction Ads / ShoeMoney Media28.320.08
    11 - AdBrite 5.970.00
    12 - My 'Mommy Matters' column1,525.00100.00
    13 - ReviewMe275.000.00
    14 - The Value of Swag, Bloger07
    15 - SponsoredReviews175.500
    16 - Writer's Digest Contest156.250
    17 - Text Link Ads75.0025.00
    18 - Earnings for Blogging About Swag40.000
    19 - Blogsvertise35.000
    20 - CreamAID16.000
    21 - Blogitive15.000
    22 - LoudLaunch10.000
    23 - Squiddo1.020
    24 - Chitika eMiniMalls00
    25 - SlashMySearch0.010
    26- AzooleAds00
    27 - Clickbank00
    28 - Article sale to The New Writer's Handbook$100.000
    29 - CRISPADS00
    30 - PayPal's Referral Program00
    Grand Totals

    Light-Skinned Women Party Pic Flier Forces DJ to Cancel Event

    by Paula Neal Mooney

    You may have already heard from Media Takeout the uproar this flier caused, soliciting light-skinned women to come to a party in Detroit for free.

    With a pic of a light-skinned black woman on the flier, and "light skinned women & all Libra's free entry all night" on the bottom of the image, this "light skin" bash harkens back to the days when we used to give each other the brown-paper bag test.

    That's during the era when blacks stood humiliating at the door of a party and had to pass either one or all of three tests I've heard of:

    1. Stick your arm in a brown paper bag -- if you were lighter than the bag, you were in.
    2. If your veins showed thru your skin -- you were in.
    3. If a fine-toothed comb could pass easily thru your hair -- you were in.
    Did I miss any inane tests?

    The Light-Skinned, Dark-Skinned Thing...
    ...has been around for ages, ever since there were house vs. field folks. Of course the politically correct thing to say here is that we've gotta get beyond the mentality that says lighter is better.

    And it's true. We must look upon the heart and not upon the skin.

    I admit my baser side relishes the misguided logic that says lighter skin is better and any surface-level favor that's afforded me, but that all flies out the window when placed up against the type of bright-blonde haired beauty I saw walking out of my health club yesterday.

    The logic is junk, and we must eschew it and take care of whatever skin God gave us. ORIKI Cosmeceuticals has a product line that caters to olive skin tones -- though I don't see any sistahs as chocolate-toned as this one on the site.

    It's funny that the skin tone we're considered to be is all relative -- white people and my multi-racial friend said I'm obviously dark-skinned, while black people usually say I'm light skinned.

    And though I admit to using skin-lightening products (I haven't tried the expensive stuff yet, only the stuff from the grocery store that evens out my skin tone), I know our color complex issues run way past the melanin.

    My one "light-skinned" black friend noted that light-skinned black women tend to hang together. A darker-skinned good friend and I talk about skin tone issues a lot -- and how she got teased and called "white girl" by other blacks because of the "proper" way she speaks.

    So there's always something to envy in each other and discuss. There will always be some fleshly thing held up as the standard of beauty during whatever century we live in. The ironic thing is, none of it will matter on the other side...

    ShoppingAds .com Reviews, Invitation Code, Earnings - Beta CPC Program Spells the Death of AuctionAds CPA Program?

    Try ShoppingAds thru my affiliate link if you're in the mood to try a new experiment with me, then let me know your ShoppingAds reviews.

    ShoppingAds is a new Cost Per Click the techies are writing reviews about, and I want to see if these ads that people only have to click on will make us more money than AuctionAds did.

    This guy, in his ShoppingAds review thinks it may spell the death of AuctionAds, which is fine by me, because you'll see that I made nearly nothing with the cost-per-action model of AuctionAds when I post up my monthly income later today -- Lord willing.

    ShoppingAds.com Reviews? Beta Invitation Code?

    If you were already an AuctionAds.com user, you should already have an email with the ShoppingAds invitation code to their beta program in your email inbox. So sign up and write up those ShoppingAds.com reviews and let me know how much money you're making -- or not!

    Here's the email I received this morning containing the ShoppingAds invitation code below:

    PAULA, as a previous user of AuctionAds I wanted to send you a private invite to our new ShoppingAds product! ShoppingAds is a cost per click ad product powered by the major shopping comparison sites.
    Now you are probably wanting to email me right back and ask, "Why should I try ShoppingAds when I had such hit and miss success with AuctionAds?" The answer is because ShoppingAds is a cost per click product with predictable earnings. So you send the traffic and get paid for every click! AuctionAds is a CPA (cost per action) product so earnings were very unpredictable for many publishers. Also, ShoppingAds is built on a very stable platform and the ads are serving lightning fast!
    Our current users are seeing CPC's in the $.25 range on average and we think we can deliver a great return for your site. We are ready for you to start running the ads and we offer full international traffic support. To access the new program:
    (use your AuctionAds email address and password)
    the Activation Code is: betaluck!

    Tuesday, October 16, 2007

    Chocolate Rain Ringtone Free Download -- Verizon Commercial, Lynn From Girlfriends CWTV Show Make Ring Tone Hot to Want to Buy, But Do We Get It?

    Last night I was watching Girlfriends, and Lynn had the Chocolate Rain ringtone (download free here) go off on her phone after she bedded some young college student.

    How old was that college student by the by?

    And how old is Persia White's character?

    Anyway, I don't agree with that -- even though he showed her his ID before they got busy -- today I kept thinking of R. Kelly's lyrics "Show me some ID before I get knee-deep...I don't see nothing wrong with a little Bump 'n' Grind" -- I'll bet you my former Kenwood Academy High School alum sees something wrong with it now!

    But I still hope the best for R. Kelly, and that he's learned his lesson as we all do. I used to blast that Trade in My Life song in my old apartment -- he was taking me to church thru music.

    While hunting around for the free Chocolate Rain ringtone that you can listen to here, I came across this tripped out unaired Verizon commercial of some thugged-out portrayal of black guys with a Chocolate Rain ringtone:

    "Doesn't that bother you?" my husband just asked me as I showed him the Verizon Chocolate Rain commercial and chuckled.

    "It's just stupid...that's why they're not airing it."

    "The fact that they would even make it," he said.


    Stupid Verizon Chocolate Rain ringtone commercial.

    But the stupidest thing of all to me is that people are interpreting the Chocolate Rain ringtone and song as some catchy, light, frothy, campy diddy that means nothing.

    Reading the Chocolate Rain lyrics and listening to the sadness behind the song, we see that it's anything but happy...

    Monday, October 15, 2007

    YBF Blog - Young Black Fabulous Blogspot .Com Gossip Website Hard to Find, But Still Breaking the News Like Rhymes With Snitch, Who Makes No Money

    YBF.com is not the Young Black and Fabulous blog that used to be on a blogspot.com address.

    No, the real Young, Black and Fabulous .com can be found at TheYBF.com -- that's because cyber-squatters realize the importance of all the Young, Black and Fabulous traffic that that site gets.

    Even TMZ.com -- TMZ!!!! -- linked to YBF's piece about Lauryn Hill being pregnant with her 5th child by a Marley man (hope it's true -- care for me, care for me, said you'd care for me...)

    At least the crazy-popular site Young, Black and Fabulous is monetized.

    Rhymes With Snitch (who has a Google PageRank of 6 -- and also got a link from TMZ.com when he or she -- I think it's a she -- broke the El Debarge story) is one of those webmasters that works hard but makes no money off their site from what I can see!

    I've emailed the Rhymes With Snitch lady to tell her to enable her post pages so that at least she'd have individual URLs, but she hasn't.

    It's not that I think the webmaster is rich and doesn't want to make money.

    I believe the Rhymes With Snitch writer honestly probably don't know how to take advantage of Google Adsense ads and such to monetize all their traffic.

    Maybe I'm wrong. And I know money isn't everything. Some people actually write for the fun (or poison pen) of it all...

    Some people want to remain anonymous, and are afraid (rightly so) that their ads could get them found out somehow and Dooced.

    But just imagine. The Rhymes With Snitch blogger probably has missed out on $50k worth of ad revenue since she began blogging.

    Someone worked hard on this website...

    by Paula Neal Mooney

    Whenever I visit a website, I check out the design and everything thru my webmaster's eyes. I can't help it.

    So the first time I visited MakeOverSolutions.com, with its tons and tons of celebrity hairstyle pics of stars like Halle Berry -- organized by year, no less -- I thought to myself: Somebody worked hard on this website...

    That's because I know just how long it takes to upload that many pics and tag them correctly by year and such.

    Everything MakeOverSolutions.com has done, I want to figure out how to do:

    • Create options that let people log in after signing up with either a free registration (which is what I did, but they also offer paid registrations for 3-month and longer options.)
    • Allow people to upload their pics
    • Create product reviews posted by their users
    • Have a great website design that's clean and easy to follow
    So MakeOverSolutions.com has put a fire in me to make over my own thinking as a webmaster.

    I plan to "make over" my website creation thinking into learning how to create a clean design that allows users to login and create their own content that helps each other out -- and helps me to bring in the ad revenue from those slick "Ads by Glam" that I see all the nicer websites like TheYBF.com enjoy.

    Time to make over my HTML and CSS skills...

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    Saturday, October 13, 2007

    Why Did I Get Married - Watch free online? Tyler Perry says please pay to watch the whole movie!

    Why Did I Get Married [watch free] torrent.

    That's what people are searching for.

    I know how tempting and frustrating it is that the movie studios haven't yet caught up with the desire to watch movies like "Why Did I Get Married?" online thru torrents.

    I've sinned. I watched parts of Sicko online free. I shouldn't have done that. And Why Did I Get Married is one movie I feel compelled to agree with Tyler Perry's reasons below to go and dig out our coins and pay to see the movie this weekend, and not bootleg it.

    I saw Why Did I Get Married (with that great soundtrack) last night and really enjoyed the movie.

    Yes, a bit melodramatic and over the top, but still Tyler Perry's best movie.

    Excellent location -- those Colorado mountains and cabin make me want to go there.

    But anyway, back to the email sent by Tyler Perry two days ago, asking people not to watch "Why Did I Get Married?" free online:

    Hey there!

    I woke up this morning knowing that I needed to send this email to you to
    let you know that WHY DID I GET MARRIED? opens this Friday.

    I know that I needed to tell you to please check your ticket stubs to make
    sure that they say WHY DID I GET MARRIED? And I needed to say, "Please go
    this weekend, the first weekend is very important!" I know that I needed
    to ask you to please not buy this movie on bootleg, but to see it in the
    theaters. I know that I needed to send this email to stress all of this,
    but I also felt so compelled this morning to talk to you about something

    Yesterday a reporter asked me a question. He said, "With all that is
    happening to you now--when you were growing up in New Orleans did you ever
    imagine that you would be in this position?"

    I told him, "Yes, I did imagine!"

    He was shocked. He said, "You don't think that's a little arrogant?"

    I told him this--and I want to share it with you because the way he looked
    at me I know that he won't print it.

    I said, "I had to imagine myself in a better place. Sometimes the nights
    got so cold and the days so hard and long that if I wouldn't have then I
    wouldn't have made it."

    The Bible says that you should speak things that are not as though they
    were, and that you must cast down imaginations and everything that exalts
    itself against the knowledge of God. It also says that the power of life
    and death is in the tongue. So, you can speak life or you can speak death.
    I chose to speak life into my situation. I chose to use my imagination to
    take me higher. Not just in this life but higher in Christ.

    I want to ask you some questions today. And this is mainly for the people
    that are going through right now. When you think about your tomorrow are
    good things waiting for you? When you imagine your future are you happy
    and blessed? Is your family happy? Are you in a better place than you are
    now? If you don't see good things in your future then nothing good will
    come your way. You must think good about you so that it can come to you.
    So, start seeing yourself in a better place. I promise you that it works.
    It worked for me and it can work for you.

    And just a side note, when you start to dream and see yourself in a better
    place, don't share it with everybody. Long ago I stopped telling people my
    dreams because I would always run into dream stealers--people who are so
    miserable and so mad at the world that all they can do is bring you bitter
    words of hopelessness. Stay away from these people! They are poison. I
    had a few people in my life like that. I had to get rid of them--and some
    of them were family members.

    It's time to come out of it. And it starts in your mind. If God can bring
    me out of poverty and despair and place me right in the middle of the life
    that I've always dreamed of then He can do it for anyone…if you believe.

    As you head to the movies this weekend my prayer is that you begin to live
    in the place that God has prepared for you. Use your imagination. It is a
    glorious tool. See yourself doing better and it shall come to pass. It has
    no choice. Remember, as a man (or woman) thinketh so is he (she). In
    other words what "you" think of "you" becomes who "you" are.

    So, what are "you" thinking of "you" today?

    Be blessed,

    Tyler Perry

    P.S. I'll see you at the movies.

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    Friday, October 12, 2007

    Bit Torrent Search Site and TorrentSpy News all the rage - but is this stuff legal?

    I finally got a chance to delve into BitTorrent search engine sites that are all the rage these days.

    I'd just set up my new black gospel music and lyrics .com, and settled in my mind once and for all, "What is torrent?"

    Turns out I'd already been linking to some of the torrent sites, so I unlinked to the ones that had the racy ads on them. Hope I got all of them.

    And I'm glad I did, considering all this stuff TorrentSpy is going thru with illegal actions:

    MPAA Not Done With TorrentSpy Yet
    TorrentFreak - 4 hours ago
    Over the past months the TorrentSpy crew has made several drastic changes to their website. They have stopped hosting .torrent files, and even banned US ...
    TorrentSpy In More Legal Hot Water
    Wired Blogs - 13 hours ago
    By Scott Gilbertson October 11, 2007 | 9:00:19 AMCategories: P2P TorrentSpy, which recently started blocking US users, has apparently failed to appease the ...
    Movie studios to judge: TorrentSpy defies court order
    Webware/Cnet, CA - 13 hours ago
    By Greg Sandoval – October 11, 2007, 4:00 AM PDT To avoid having to turn over user information to the motion picture industry, BitTorrent indexing service ...

    At least not all torrent stuff is illegal, and some places are getting hip and happily leaking TV shows themselves to the net.

    But for the most part, torrent-land is an ever-changing landscape that I hope the movie studios and TV execs get more used to, so more legal torrent stuff can be made available to satisfy the monthly masses searching for these terms fervently:

    Overture Suggestions Monthly Search Volume
    torrent 792,288
    bit torrent 233,671
    bit torrent 233,671
    spy torrent 182,077
    search torrent 134,551
    torrent search 134,551
    site torrent 92,278
    download torrent 84,445
    movie torrent 43,845
    bit download torrent 41,640
    bit download torrent 41,640
    bit site torrent 29,414
    torrent search engine 24,227
    torrent search site 16,671
    bit search torrent 8,449
    bit torrent search 8,449
    free torrent search site 7,007
    ext search terms torrent 6,990
    bit engine search torrent 6,654
    bit torrent search engine 6,654
    bit download free torrent 6,426
    bit client torrent 4,302
    bit free site torrent 3,875
    bit movie torrent 3,584
    bit free torrent 3,252
    torrent file search 3,192
    bit file torrent 2,800
    bit search site torrent 2,615
    bit torrent search site 2,615
    bit site top torrent 2,566
    best torrent search engine 2,415
    bit music torrent 2,293
    bit download site torrent 2,244
    bit program torrent 2,097
    bit software torrent 1,883
    bit downloader torrent 1,516
    bit spy torrent 1,341
    bit download movie torrent 1,302
    bit site torrent web 1,285
    bit download free movie torrent 991
    bit download free site torrent 938

    Thursday, October 11, 2007

    The inner city is not what you think...

    by Paula Neal Mooney

    Whenever someone asks me what suburb of Chicago I grew up in, I can almost see the look of consternation break thru on their face when I answer, "I'm from the south side of Chicago."

    Thanks to the nightly news and too many rappers preaching the same litany of woes that they may not have even experienced themselves, visions of trips to the "inner city" of large places like Chicago or daring adventures of New Orleans Tours become synonymous with a trip into a danger zone.

    Okay, so yeah, there was the time my mom got her purse snatched. And I do caution people hot-footing it over to my "sweet home Chicago" to not flash their jewelry and be aware of their handbags, but more than that, Chicago holds so many more precious memories to me than of bad stuff.

    • Like the guy above from the vantage point of my childhood home, whom we snapped a photo of as he peddled his old-time ice-delivering, milk-delivering or knife-sharpening services -- whatever it was, it was so foreign to us in the 1970s or 80s, we grabbed a camera.

    • Or me as a 5-year-old Kindergarten graduate (or was that nursery school?) standing in my backyard. I can still remember standing back there as my mom snapped away, and I wondered what the big deal was...

    • Or the time I got to act like a tourist, and took a friend on a boat tour of Chicago, but ours wasn't one of the pricier dinner cruises and such that I still want to take some day. We went from the gorgeous Lake Michigan lakefront thru a channel that closed one door and opened another as the water rose or fell as we went back to the Chicago River. (Think Julia Roberts in My Best Friend's Wedding as they floated underneath that bridge as she said she'd have to check her PowerBook.)
    I love my hometown.

    Nothing can replace what Chicago means to me in my heart.

    Watch The View Online -- Sharpton Letter to Whoopi

    Watch The View online, video of Al Sharpton's letter to Whoopi in response of her calling on the preacher to apologize to the Duke 3.

    Al Sharpton said he didn't need to apologize to the Duke 3, because he said he took no position on the Duke 3 rape case, as Whoopi said.

    But this guy says that Al Sharpton was more involved in persecuting the Duke 3 than he's stating now.

    Who's right?

    Wednesday, October 10, 2007

    Whoopi: "Al Sharpton, Duke 3 Apology, Please!"

    Yesterday on The View, Whoopi gained my vote when she said that Al Sharpton should apologize to the Duke 3.

    The rant was that Al Sharpton wants Isaiah Thomas to apologize to us black women by this Friday, or else he will spearhead a boycott of the Knickerbockers.

    "She loves the Knicks," my husband chimed in about Whoopi, as I agreed that Sharpton should be just as willing to apologize to the wrongly-accused-of-rape Duke 3.

    How do we save the polar bears from drowning?

    That was the next question posed on The View yesterday, during Anderson Cooper's segment about helping to save the environment.

    Joy Behar got all
    verklempt -- okay, not really choked up, but I just like using Yiddish whenever I can -- and was her usual lovable, spastic self.

    "Whenever I see these types of films, even like Al Gore’s film, which was brilliant...I never know, what am I supposed to do? I mean, besides vote for people who are pro-environment, and who don’t vote against, you know, environmental laws, what else can the average person do? It upsets me to see polar bears disappearing."

    Well, today when I learned about the BP Solar Decathlon and all these amazing solar-powered and nicely liveable houses that BP is having built to help show us literally how we can live in a manner that is more green, I thought of Joy Behar's feeling of helplessness.

    But Joy should take joy in projects like BP's solar decathlon, which brings the brightest minds from all these colleges together to create solar-powered homes -- just look at MIT's house pictured here!

    And check out the blogs of these BP Solar Decathlon people to learn the progress:

    Carnegie Mellon
    Georgia Tech
    Lawrence Technological University
    New York Institute of Technology
    Penn State
    Santa Clara University
    Team Montréal
    Technische Universität Darmstadt
    Texas A&M
    Universidad de Puerto Rico
    Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    University of Cincinnati
    University of Colorado at Boulder
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    University of Maryland
    University of Missouri at Rolla
    University of Texas

    Tuesday, October 09, 2007

    Adsense Video Units Link Missing -- When will the YouTube video units option be enabled by Google?

    by Paula Neal Mooney

    My new Adsense YouTube Video link / option is missing, unlike those guys who have a cool YouTube video up (hope y'all are making Google Adsense money off it!) displaying how to enable the new Adsense YouTube video option -- once you select the video units link in your Google Adsense account.

    Problem that me and many others are experiencing is that when we log into our Google Adsense accounts, the YouTube video units link / option is missing. It's not there!

    I've checked the Google Adsense help for info about the YouTube video link units option missing, but didn't see much info off-hand.

    I'm going to work out.

    Hopefully they'll add the Google Adsense YouTube video link option for everyone when I get back.

    It's a good idea. Blog about a viral YouTube video and you could really up your Google Adsense money if it gets beau coup traffic.

    Do you all have the Google Adsense YouTube video link option in your Adsense accounts?

    Or is it missing like mine?

    Monday, October 08, 2007

    PageRank Dropped from 5 to 4 ... Thank God it didn't drop to zero!

    by Paula Neal Mooney

    So big brother Google is doing the ol' PageRank update, and as you can see, my pagerank dropped from 5 to 4.

    Yikes! (What's up with that future pagerank of zero? I'm cursing that in Jesus' Name!)

    Anway, I'm glad my Google pagerank didn't drop down to zero, as you can see some of the people listed below have experienced recently.

    Turns out it's all probably related to PayPerPost stuff, or do-follow stuff to people taking advantage of the whole no-no-follow thing, or my blogger salary backlinks or something.

    PayPerPost Still Thinks I'm a Google PageRank 5...

    I was monkeying around on PayPerPost today -- finally got a PPP direct offer for my TV site! (Thank You, Lord -- You're bringing in more money since I paused that thing to hear from You than when I was dripping blood, sweat and tears over it.)

    Anyway, PPP still thinks I've got a Google PageRank of 5 on this blog. I was as tempted as Christ probably was to turn that stone into a hot buttered roll in the desert after 40 days of no food to accept one of those chumpies -- but none floated by boat, and they'd probably find out anyway at some point.

    They'll update the fact that my Google PageRank dropped from 5 to 4 in a week or so, I'm guessing.

    Did Your Google PageRank Drop, Too?

    I know the folks listed below have experienced or written about this issue of Google's most recent pagerank dropping.

    I was surprised to see that Darren Rowse once experienced change in Google SERP rankings akin to mine whereby his traffic significantly dropped. (His PageRank is a 6 right now, as well as ShoeMoney's, but John Chow's dropped to a 5.)

    What to do after your Google Pagerank drops?

    So ... I'm thinking about next steps. Maybe I'll get rid of the do follow stuff like Wendy from eMoms at Home talked about doing. (I see she's still a PageRank 5.)

    I don't know, I just love giving link love to folks -- and my other sites! -- but we'll see.

    I know I should really take the time to find my dead links and delete them.

    Guess I'll take the time to read what some of these folks have written about pagerank dropping and decide (Yes, I know that's 30 more backlinks -- but I told you, I love giving the link love! It's one effective way for us to all get together around the same topic):

    1. Link Selling Equals Google Juice Squeeze30 minutes ago by In the News
      Last week, I noticed the Stanford Daily had dropped from when I wrote the above in April to PR7 today. That's a huge drop that has no apparent reason to happen. Some others were also reporting PageRank drops. So I pinged Google, ...
    2. Google Page Rank to be Affected by Text Link Ads34 minutes ago by Steven Finch
      I have noticed that a few month ago Crenk was a PR4 and now since i have added Text Link Ads it has dropped to a PR1, for no real reason. Who else has been seeing a drop in traffic and or page rank? Share This.
    3. Daily Blog Tips1 hour ago by Daniel
      Search Engine Land just published an article titled “Official: Selling Paid Links Can Hurt Your PageRank or Rankings on Google.” The article illustrates some high profile sites like the Stanford Daily, which saw its PR drop from 9 to 7
    4. Selling Paid Links Can Hamper Your Page Rankings On Google2 hours ago by Navneet Kaushal
      One the question is "What if someone sells links and gets their PageRank dropped or traffic reduced under this new policy by Google? In regard to this question, Google says , "Most people hit with a PageRank decrease will likely notice ...
    5. Careful, G might hear you3 hours ago by Meg
      While there hasn’t been a widespread PageRank update, many blogs have undergone a manual adjustment and witnessed their PageRank drop by one or two points (out of ten). How widespread this is, is hard to tell. ...
    6. Real PageRank Update In Progress5 hours ago by Yaro
      Ok, perhaps my last post about PageRank updating was premature, but now there’s enough signs in the forums that the PageRank update is happening. Not only are the forums buzzing about it, but it appears this blog has dropped from a 6 to ...
    7. "If You're Gonna Dance, You Gotta Pay the Band"8 hours ago by Affiliate Blogs
      So I pinged Google, and they confirmed that PageRank scores are being lowered for some sites that sell links. In addition, Google said that some sites that are selling links may indeed end up being dropped from its search engine or have ...
    8. Does PageRank Just Update?11 hours ago
      I notice that JohnChow blog drop from PR6 to PR 5 and then I came across to Sabahan blog and he did say that his blog now has drop to PR4 from PR5. And I notice that nothing happened to my blog PR yet.Maybe my PR is updated and no ...
    9. Market Your Website13 hours ago by philin
      This site has a Google page rank drop from 4 to 3 just a yesterday and I guess I better start looking for a web optimization company. It was enjoying a page rank 4 for many months, almost a year before the recent Google shakeup. ...
    10. My page rank dropped20 hours ago by Sabrina
      First of all, they haven’t updated page rank in close to 5 months when it’s usually every 3. To add insult to injury, this blog has gone down to a 1. I don’t think this was even an official update. They’re just updating random blogs. ...
    11. Google updates PageRank, many are not happy22 hours ago by Bulletz
      Many a naysayer has predicted that this day would come, and now it has. I think it is going to drive those who do paid posting to work harder to do more content that is unpaid. It’s just the way that the Google bombs drop…metaphorically ...
    12. SERPs taking a bumpy ride on the Good Ship Google - could an ...23 hours ago by The Google Watchdog
      In the last week, I've chatted with several webmasters that have had their PR dropped by a point or 2. These changes are showing up on the toolbar, and have propagated to all the data centers. Multiple backlink updates at a frequency we ...
    13. Website Optimization Firm will be real busy now22 hours ago by Lilian
      She relied on organic traffic and when her pagerank was reduced, her traffic dropped drastically. I suggested to her to hire a website optimization firm to help catapult her traffic. I am not sure if she is going to spend some money to ...
    14. Marketing over the internet23 hours ago by Paris Beaverbanks
      Ever since the Google Page Rank of a couple of my sites dropped, I was wondering what I’d done wrong. I wasn’t having super duper high PR anyway, but to have it drop is like a blow to the stomach. Its like I’m being penalized for ...
    15. Google Updates It’s Paid Link Algo?7 Oct 2007 by Martin
      I’ve noticed that around about the internet there have been a lot of websites that have had their page rank dropped by 1 point. It’s really strange that all of these websites have dropped by 1 TBPR (tool bar page rank) Although these ...
    16. PR's trending downwards6 Oct 2007 by Dan
      We have dropped 1 point here, if it's not just a fluctuation. I've checked a few bigger sites which also seemed to be dropping rather than gaining PR. Sites like MSN are also showing a 1 point drop. It has been 160 days since the last ...
    17. Banned By Google And Back Again6 Oct 2007 by lff
      I opened my bugged version of Internet Explorer: my PageRank was 0. By now I was frantic. I went to http://www.google.com and typed in 'site:www.tigertom.com': no pages listed. I did this for two other satellite sites of mine: ditto. ...
    18. Dancing With The Gevil - Defamed By Google?6 Oct 2007 by Andy Beard
      The penalty I seem to have received is a major drop in my visible PageRank, and based upon the ranking of some of the sites I have linked to for certain phrases, may also have affected my ability to pass PagerRank and other ranking ...
    19. Google Flexes On Page Rank Debate Once Again11 hours ago by Jim Kukral
      Last week, I noticed the Stanford Daily had dropped from when I wrote the above in April to PR7 today. That’sa huge drop that has no apparent reason to happen. Some others were also reporting PageRank drops. So I pinged Google, ...
    20. Comment on Yes, Virginia, Google Will Hurt Your Site For Selling Links7 hours ago by Harith
      Just wish to mention that www.statcounter.com PageRank dropped from PR9 to PR8. This is the second time that the same site lose PageRank. Previously it was PR10.
    21. Pagerank dropped another point6 Oct 2007 by Andreas Bard
      This blog is now a Pagerank 2. About two months ago this blog had a Pagerank of 4 when it suddenly dropped to 3 and now another drop. What is up with the Pagerank system? Are the rumours true that the days of the Pagerank system is ...
    22. Latest Google PageRank Update - How Are You Doing?4 Oct 2007 by Gaman
      The post mentions that Sabahan.com PageRank had dropped from PR5 to PR4. I don’t usually monitor my own PageRank regularly each time someone announces that an update is underway but this post has definitely caught my attention because ...
    23. WayneLiew.com First Google PR Update5 Oct 2007 by Wayne Liew
      I lost my PR5/10 - Google pagerank is moving”, stating that her Page Rank (PR) has dropped a level and also, she is stating out that Hong Kiat and Sabahan, who have PR5 labeled on their blogs before the update, have their PR deducted to ...
    24. PageRank dropped??4 Oct 2007
      Tony Fendall wrote an interesting post today on PageRank dropped?? Here’sa quick excerpt. Although I don’t see a PageRank update going on, somehow, the PageRank on my frontpage suddenly dropped to 5...
    25. Enhanced Web Layout and Design Sticks To A Higher Page Rank6 Oct 2007 by passion@seo
      If your site contains dead links, it will immediately decrease your page rankings. Regardless of the internal, external, inbound or outbound links, the dead links are going to give you a lower SERP. You can make use of free internet ..
    26. Google finally updating PageRank?24 minutes ago
      Google has not updated their pagerank numbers since April. This weekend several people reported...
    27. What is Google Doing with PageRank?1 hour ago
      Danny confirmed what we all expected yesterday - selling links can reduce your PR, reduce your rankings and stop you ranking for your own name. I had expected that the next PR update would see sites like John Chow.com and the penalised ...
    28. Google Pagerank Update: Who Cares?18 hours ago by Jack Humphrey
      So, Pagerank update. Who Cares? No one. And everyone. We rant and rant month after month and update after update about how Google Pagerank sucks. Yet we are usually the first to check for update information as if we are the biggest fans ...
    29. Google PageRank and Backlink Update - Have You Been Affected?7 Oct 2007 by Rene LeMerle
      After an unusually long time, it appears Google is updating its PageRank and Backlink measures according to many website owners. Google's PageRank and Backlink count are are key measures Google uses to determine its search engine ...

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