End of February 2013 Favorite Blog Posts Comments25 Comments

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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

How I am Paying for FinCon: Barclaycard Arrival World MasterCard Review on Frugal Rules

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

5 Easy Steps for How to Set up Your Own Online Business – Frugal Rules on Frugal Rules

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

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

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By : Jeremy Biberdorf | 23 Feb 2013
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25 thoughts on “End of February 2013 Favorite Blog Posts

    1. Jeremy

      Yeah those are my cats. My girlfriend was making me feel guilty about posting more pictures of random squirrels and other people’s pets. So I’ll dig up some more photos of them instead.

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    1. Jeremy

      Thanks for the PPC advice Grayson. The accounts do have a long way to go. Hopefully I can get some decent landing pages setup today though. Good luck on your website design.

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    1. Jeremy

      Yeah that’s pretty much the plan. Keep building up multiple sources of income and I should do well. Then if I do well at my daytime job and stick around long term, all this extra income will just be icing on the cake. And I love me some icing…ok I actually love anything with lots of sugar.

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    1. Jeremy

      lol I know I should, but it’s so damn hard, especially when he brought in some fancy gourmet chocolates. It doesn’t help that it’s always closest to my desk either.

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  1. Jose

    Good reading list Jeremy, Thanks! Sounds like getting your boss’s site up in ranking is a challenge. Good luck with the fixes!

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    1. Jeremy

      It has been a challenge, but we might’ve found something rather major that could turn the tides. One seemingly minor change might push us back up to the top of the rankings where we belong.

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    1. Jeremy

      I think he’s probably learning that by now. These days when anything gets changed on the website he’s sure to check with me about it. He’s pretty trusting with any other suggestions I make too. So we should be out of this mess soon.

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    1. Jeremy

      The fat bonus would be very welcome since I’m looking to buy my first home. So it might time to pull out all the stops. I think their traffic is likely going to take off soon.

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    1. Jeremy

      Yep Google definitely can be finicky…but not always a friend. I’m so used to having full control over a website when doing SEO. So it’s interesting facing different challenges when some of the work is ultimately up to other people. I think we’re on the right track though.

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