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Every once in a while I get comments from SEO professionals that try to advise me on how to re-arrange ad placement. They tell me I should put ads in the middle of the posts instead of at the end like I do. Their theory is this would cause more people to actually click these ads. There maybe some truth in that logic, I find the breaking up the text annoying that way. I have it set up to work in a certain flow, this is my personal preference.
I could be writing sell out articles where I’m paid to review a product, but you don’t get paid by others if you are known for negative reviews. So I don’t bother trying to get involved in that. The biggest money loss I’m sure from an SEO stand point is that I cross post to other sites that do not show my advertising, and in some cases no advertising at all. A free pass to read my articles without any pressure. Hundreds of people I know on facebook and myspace read my articles for “free”.
So for those SEO’s that hate me and think about the money I waste – please don’t e-mail me to try to optimize my revenue. I’ll handle it, or I’ll come to you when I decide otherwise. This year I should make a profit even though I’m throwing money away.