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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

$17,291.16 made writing online from January to March 2010 - Thank God for Examiner.com!

I just went through my PayPal and checking accounts to see how the 1st quarter of 2010 has turned out money-wise with this writing online business.

Wow, I said out loud when I summed up the below totals to see that I've taken in $17,291.16 from January 1 thru March 31, 2010, from the below sources.

As you can see, most of it comes from Examiner.com -- so stay tuned and follow my blog for more tips about getting traffic. Gotta jet.

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01/25/10 EXAMINER (CLARITY DIGITAL GROUP, LLC)  $                    6,149.91
02/20/10 EXAMINER (CLARITY DIGITAL GROUP, LLC)  $                      995.47
03/20/10 EXAMINER (CLARITY DIGITAL GROUP, LLC)  $                    1,212.76
 $                    8,358.14

02/24/10 AMAZON DECEMBER 2009 USA EARNINGS  $                    1,926.19
03/29/10 AMAZON USA JANUARY 2010 EARNINGS $277.68
01/27/10 amazon usa november 2009 earnings  $                    1,864.88
 $                    4,068.75

01/20/10 CJ.COM  $                        52.00

01/04/10 KONTERA  $                      242.22
02/03/10 KONTERA  $                      257.05
03/01/10 KONTERA  $                      117.25
 $                      616.52

01/18/10 LINKSHARE  $                        13.55
03/05/10 LINKSHARE  $                        15.52
02/04/10 LINKSHARE  $                        20.97
 $                        50.04  

1/27/2010 GOOGLE ADSENSE DECEMBER 2009 $2,048.15
02/27/10 GOOGLE ADSENSE JANUARY 2010 $928.15
3/27/2010 google adsense paula's earnings for FEB 2010 $755.00

TOTAL: $3,731.30

01/01/10 TEXT LINK ADS  $                        15.50
02/01/10 TEXT LINK ADS  $                        15.50
03/01/10 TEXT LINK ADS  $                        15.48

TOTAL:  $                        46.48

01/13/10 ASSOCIATED CONTENT  $                      108.13
02/10/10 ASSOCIATED CONTENT  $                      126.21
03/10/10 ASSOCIATED CONTENT  $                      113.59

TOTAL:  $                      347.93

03/17/10 AOL'S SEED.COM PAYMENT  $                        20.00

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

YouTube says Viacom posted their own copyrighted videos, then demanded take down

YouTube says Viacom posted their own copyrighted videos, then demanded take down

This fight between YouTube and Viacom is just crazy.

Youtube says Viacom had at least 18 of their own employees posting videos of their own Viacom content -- MTV and the like, I presume -- and even go so far as use Kinko's computers so they couldn't be traced back to Viacom, and "roughing them up" so they looked like regular user's videos.

Then Viacom demanded YouTube take them down.

And when YouTube took some of them down, YouTube says Viacom "sheepishly" asked for them to be put back up, because they liked the promo.

Weird, weird, weird...

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Facebook beats Google in web traffic -- and FB's targeted ads are better, too!

Facebook beats Google in web traffic -- and FB's targeted ads are better, too!

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I just read this CNN piece about Facebook beating Google in traffic.

I'd say Facebook's ads have it all over Google's Adwords, too.

I tried an experiment with Google Adwords.

I wanted IP-specific ad targeting (anyone know a site that can actually do that?), that is, if you know the IP address of the building you want to target -- oh, let's just say out of the air, Random House, ;-) and you want to display ads to only those peeps working in that building, I couldn't find a way to do it with Adwords.

Adwords does pitch their custom GEO-targeting however, but even putting in a specific address and putting in various circumferences of down to 1 mile or more, even though they recommend higher minimums, still didn't get me people in that area.

I could tell from my StatCounter.com stats that the people I pitched with Adwords ads came from places other than New York.

Facebook ads, however, they've got it all over Google Adwords!

At least they collect data such as workplaces and such -- so folks can target who they want.

And my StatCounter code showed me that the FB ads were actually doing the job and pitching the people I targeted.

No wonder people spent like 300 billion or some crazy number last year on FB ads, throwing the money at the people who make it happen the right way.

And throwing the advertising funds toward the people that are on the FB site!

Monday, March 01, 2010

How I made $993.76 from Examiner.com last month, February 2010

▷▷▷▷▷▷▷Correction: Examiner.com paid me $1,212.76 for February 2010 writing online earnings - Renegade ways to get traffic hits online | PAULA NEAL MOONEY

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Today being March 1, 2010, it was a good day to shore up accounts and see what I can expect to come in from Examiner.com soon.

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Turns out the month of February 2010 brought in a combined $993.76 across my three Examiner.com pages:

The National Christian TV Examiner.com page...

The National Christian Music Examiner.com page...

The Cleveland Pop Culture Examiner.com page...

What's even more interesting it the break-down of the Top 10 most-viewed articles across my Examiner.com pages, as copied below from my Google Analytics info.

As you can see, Super Bowl was a boon to me and plenty of other online writers, no doubt.

Though I've pulled back from writing like a madwoman this year, Super Bowl Sunday did find me putting up a lot of articles and taking advantage of the fact that people just love watching commercials on TV. Thusly, my Christian TV Examiner.com page brought in around $500 of the monthly Examiner.com income, and the Cleveland Pop Culture was responsible for bringing in the other approximately $500 to make up the total. (The music page only brought in 8 bucks for the month.)

So the $993.76 from Examiner is still a great addition to the $756 that Google Adsense brought in across the personal websites that I have Adsense loaded on -- though I haven't written a ton of stuff on those either, save for tracking scams and warning folks on PaulaNealMooney.com.

With Examiner, it seems like it's not necessarily as easy to get those sweet Google News spots that were easy to gain back in September 2009 when I first joined, but hitting a good topic (with a nice long video for folks to watch) and good timing and favor from the Lord can find some great pageviews sometimes.

You never know what's going to really hit with readers. Who knew that writing an article about a Doritos commercial would end up being my most-viewed post last month?

Post Title Pageviews Uniques Time on Page
1  Doritos Super Bowl commercial video with little boy slapping his black single mom's date          19,548          16,594 0:02:38
2  Tim Tebow Super Bowl commercial ad: Watch YouTube video here, which doesn't say abortion or pro-life          17,176          15,187 0:03:20
3  Oprah, Leno, Letterman Super Bowl commercial YouTube.com video surprises viewers          16,703          15,376 0:02:04
4  LeBron James 2010 Super Bowl commercial (full YouTube.com video) with Dwight Howard            4,557            4,172 0:02:56
5  Drew Brees: 'God is great' YouTube.com video, plus one of Brees talking about accepting Jesus Christ            4,455            3,988 0:02:53
6  Pregnant Keyshia Cole rushed to Cleveland Clinic for 'false alarm'            2,046            1,828 0:01:53
7  No 'I Can Do Bad All by Myself' movie soundtrack: Tyler Perry says only individual songs for sale            1,499            1,350 0:03:23
8  Michael Oher's 'The Blind Side' true story in 20/20 videos: Why some blacks won't see movie            1,448            1,353 0:03:08
9  Jay-Z's "Jesus can't save you, life starts when the church ends" lyrics bring questions from fans            1,444            1,357 0:06:41
10  Dr. Oz show: Watch new Dr. Oz show videos after season premiere September 14, 2009            1,310            1,159 0:01:55

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