End of February 2013 Favorite Blog Posts 25 Comments
Ok now where was I when I left off yesterday….search engine problem, check….first potential new home viewing, check. Right…
How about I start with things on the job front. I have to say things have not gone smoothly with marketing my employer’s website. By now I really should have had their website fairly dominant in the search engines. It is doing quite well on Bing & Yahoo, but let’s be serious, that traffic is peanuts. Google progress on the other hand has been a long road with plenty of potholes.
Normally this would get a website marketer worried about his job, but really the problems have been out of my control for the most part. It’s primarily a mix of poor decisions by other people and a poorly optimized website that I don’t have access to repair myself. Luckily I’ve managed to convince my boss to bring on some outside help to fix the website. Then if all goes well, it’ll be smoothy sailing and lots of pats on the back. Or bonus checks will suffice rather than just back patting
Now onto the Google AdWords PPC campaigns I’m managing on the side…in case anyone cares. If not, at least it fills up this post lol. Feel free to skip ahead if you’re not interested. The one I’m doing for a previous employer is waiting on a proper setup on their end. After meeting with them once we hashed out a decent plan and there’s not much I can do in the meantime. That’s fine with me since I have way too much on my plate these days.
The other PPC campaign is for my new personal trainer. The training is going pretty well and I’m starting to feel a bit more in shape. Now I just need to lay off those fancy European chocolates my boss brought to work. Their paid advertising campaign could be going better, but they’ve got a pretty limited budget and their website still needs some work. This weekend I’ll have to try to get that rolling. It’s just tough to find the time with everything else going on.
Well that’s mostly what’s going on with me. Keeping a little too busy, but it’ll all pay off. Is it necessarily bad to be a workaholic? Some more balance might be nice, but that will come when I’m feeling more secure financially.
Favorite Posts On Other Blogs
Now what would a Saturday post around here be without a list of some great posts from some of my favorite bloggers? Honestly I wouldn’t be posting at all on a Saturday if it weren’t for that. So sit back and enjoy.
Becoming a Single Homeowner – Part 2 “Property/Down Payment” on Canadian Budget Binder
Credit Cards Are Giving Me a Free Vacation on Eyes On The Dollar
4 Tips To Increase The Intensity Of Your Workouts on Fearless Men
Oh Facebook, I Just Can’t Quit You…Yet! on Girl Meets Debt
Save Money ~ Be Frugal & Fix It! on Money Bulldog
Budgeting: the no budget approach – Reach Financial Independence on Reach Financial Independence
Income Tax Return Scams – 5 Tips To Protect You When You File on Stumble Forward
Questions to ask my mortgage broker on Money Bulldog
Money Rules on Vix Money
Borrow to Max Out Contributions? (RDSP) on The Canadian Personal Finance Blog
2013 Investment Pointers | Tips to Invest the Right Way on Debt RoundUp
Beating Professional Fund Managers on Freedom Thirty Five
The Best Ways to Invest Your Money in Your Side Business on Green Panda Treehouse
Tax Deductions Are A Bad Investment on iHeart Budgets
What is Social Entrepreneurship? – Money Wise Pastor on Money Wise Pastor
Personal Finance Stress Test on My Own Advisor
Can You Afford an Early Retirement? on One Smart Dollar
Is an apprenticeship better than a degree? on The Outlier Model
Do Your Research – Save Thousands – She Thinks I’m Cheap! on She Thinks I’m Cheap
10 Legitimate Places Single Moms Can Apply for Scholarships on Single Moms Income
Dividend Increase: TRP February 2013 » The Loonie Bin on The Loonie Bin Blog