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    If you value your Yahoo Answers account, I...

    If you value your Yahoo Answers account, I wouldn't use your regular account. Also, remember that the links are now no-follow as of about a week ago. I do get a lot of clicks from links, however.
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    As of right now I have 2288 Twitter followers....

    As of right now I have 2288 Twitter followers. I've found Twitter really helpful in getting a lot of work done. Even though I can easily waste a lot of time there, I've also learned a lot from...
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    Try some keyword research. You may come up with a...

    Try some keyword research. You may come up with a lot of boring topics, but if you play your cards right, you could rank a boring site AND use it to gain SERPs and PR on a site on a site you really...
  4. Thread: Easy Greeting

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    I personally like how simple the first site was....

    I personally like how simple the first site was. While it's still a bit too simple for me, the new site is way too crowded. I don't like the colors of either site. They both feel very Web 1.0 to me....
  5. I can see why people would use eBay. I get my...

    I can see why people would use eBay. I get my ideas from Amazon and SitePoint, personally. I use mine for SEO and I've had no problems with this. I generally do a LOT of research. It takes a lot of...
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    I use ClamWin. It's probably the best for what I...

    I use ClamWin. It's probably the best for what I do and it's free. I used to use AVG, but I found it used a lot of resources which made my computer slower AND it didn't do as well of a job.
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    It's based off my first name, "Melanie." Melbel...

    It's based off my first name, "Melanie." Melbel is what people called me in highschool. I think it's because they couldn't pronounce my last name: Przybył.
  8. Well yeah, anytime you run a defrag, you...

    Well yeah, anytime you run a defrag, you shouldn't be using your computer. This is coming from my computer programmer.
    Anyway, I often forget to defrag my hard drive and right now my hard drive is...
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    I've sold domains before. Domain reselling can be...

    I've sold domains before. Domain reselling can be a good market if you're creative and you're smart about it. It takes a good balance of both. I for one, have several good domains that I've still got...
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    I watch "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia,"...

    I watch "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "Coupling," and some old stuff like "Star Trek: Next Generation."

    So it's basically the following genres: sarcastic and sick humor, sex, and geeky...
  11. Thread: Any ladies??

    by melbel
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    Wrong! I'm female. I do a lot of web mastering as...

    Wrong! I'm female. I do a lot of web mastering as a matter of fact, that's mostly what I do! While the tech field has a lot of guys, there are women too. And not all of us are ugly! I'm not...
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    I work solely online. My husband works elsewhere,...

    I work solely online. My husband works elsewhere, however. This month is going to be short for me because the website I usually work for is going through some major updates and will not be able to...
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    Hmmm, I didn't know there were so many young...

    Hmmm, I didn't know there were so many young people online on forums like these. Anyway, I'm 24 and will be turning 25 later in the year. I use forums like these to purchase content, help others, and...
  14. Thread: Which Browser?

    by melbel
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    Poll: Since I do a lot of SEO, I highly prefer FireFox....

    Since I do a lot of SEO, I highly prefer FireFox. There are several Plug-ins that I absolutely cannot do without. That being said, there are some plug-ins that my husband cannot do without and some...
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    Well, if you can SEO your site better than the...

    Well, if you can SEO your site better than the site that has the original content, you'll find yourself higher. It's all about the off-page SEO and not too much about the content, although there are...
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    Keywords in anchor text are extremely important....

    Keywords in anchor text are extremely important. It is also important how you do it. If you use your main keyword all the time, you could see yourself quickly losing SERPs. However, I use a specific...
  17. Thread: What is SEO?

    by melbel
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    Not a newbie, eh? Search Engine Optimization is a...

    Not a newbie, eh? Search Engine Optimization is a part of Search Engine Marketing. The purpose of which is to take a site and make it rank well for a particular keyword. There really is no other way...
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    I was unaware that bounce rate has anything to do...

    I was unaware that bounce rate has anything to do with SERP ranking! I'll have to work on my bounce rate and user stay time. Do you know what the target bounce rate is and how long users should stay...
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    I don't play as often as I did when I was a kid...

    I don't play as often as I did when I was a kid and had an old Atari, but occasionally I'll come across a Pac-Man web app or a Tetris web app that I can't help but play. I mostly grew up on the Sega...
  20. Thread: Cats or Dogs?

    by melbel
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    I am not a dog person at all. They require too...

    I am not a dog person at all. They require too much work and they don't appreciate their owners. Seriously, I can clean up after one, feed it, etc... But when someone comes over with a snack, guess...
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    To be honest, when I, personally, am searching...

    To be honest, when I, personally, am searching Google, I always take a glimpse of a url. To me .com is the best, then .net, then .org. Well, actually .edu is the best, but none of us will ever get...
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    You're missing your time stamp on all your posts...

    You're missing your time stamp on all your posts except the top one. It wouldn't be a big deal, but your design has a whole time stamp box and it just looks weird empty.

    Your site could use a...
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    When I do keyword research I look at my possible...

    When I do keyword research I look at my possible competitor's page rank. This is a good sign of whether or not I can beat him for a specific term. This is one of the major ways PR is used.

    Another...
  24. Thread: Liger's Valley

    by melbel
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    The design of the site could use some work....

    The design of the site could use some work. However, the subject matter is interesting, they look like giant domesticated cats and are really cute.

    Anyway, I recommend a new site design or some...
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    You actually won't have to pay for hosting. Just...

    You actually won't have to pay for hosting. Just pay for the domain and point it to Google servers. That way you can host it with Blogger for free and use the easy-to-use interface that Blogger...
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    Yup, I'm from New Buffalo, Michigan which is...

    Yup, I'm from New Buffalo, Michigan which is right on the shore of Lake Michigan in Berrien County. You did a really good job. I didn't think I'd given enough clues for someone to easily figure it...
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    We usually end up having some sort of party. Our...

    We usually end up having some sort of party. Our friends have a huge party every year called the Trifecta. It's basically three people who all have their birthdays really close together so we have...
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    I don't really believe either way. I believe...

    I don't really believe either way. I believe there are things happening on this earth that we're not aware of or don't quite understand. Until I see something that pushes me one way or the other, I...
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    I make most of my money from a marketing job that...

    I make most of my money from a marketing job that I have for a website. This month I'm going to be short of cash, though, because the website is down for some major updates. To make up for the loss...
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    I have never won "the big one" but my...

    I have never won "the big one" but my father-in-law puts scratch offs in my husband's stocking each year and we'll win like $2. I won $100 on a $0.25 square when betting on horses. That was kind of...
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    I have been scammed on a popular forum at one...

    I have been scammed on a popular forum at one time when purchasing a service. The guy wouldn't complete the service and when I filed a PayPal claim (weeks later) he said that he will do the service...
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    Are you from Bolton, Lancashire? I'd like to say...

    Are you from Bolton, Lancashire? I'd like to say I guessed it, but I actually Googled it! (Watch me still be wrong!)

    Can you guess the town I'm from?
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    The best way I've found to build links are to...

    The best way I've found to build links are to create interesting and inviting HubPages and EzineArticles and then link back to your site once with your anchor text at the bottom. I've been slightly...
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    Yahoo is now making all links from Yahoo Answers...

    Yahoo is now making all links from Yahoo Answers no-follow. It makes link building a lot more difficult, but the move (from Yahoo's eyes) makes sense as Yahoo answers has enough junk in it without us...
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    What is your town famous for?

    I grew up in a small town in Michigan famous for the sound the sand makes. It makes a squeaking sound when you walk on it and apparently sand elsewhere doesn't squeak. The sand is known as "singing...
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    I earn about $1600 a month online doing various...

    I earn about $1600 a month online doing various tasks. The large portion of my income comes from marketing a GPT site for a friend. I get a modest percentage of what the site earns. I used to be the...
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    I am almost always online! My friends log onto...

    I am almost always online! My friends log onto their instant messengers before calling me, because they are more likely to get a hold of me there than anywhere else. I probably spend 12 hours a day...
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    Microsoft is known for taking a good concept (in...

    Microsoft is known for taking a good concept (in this case many of Google's features) and making them suck.
    I've seen the video on bing.com and I am not impressed. It's already what I get from...
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    While PR is going to weigh heavily on back links,...

    While PR is going to weigh heavily on back links, there are ways to rank great for your keyword. I rank very high for a particular keyword on one of my sites with very few back links.
    As for ads...
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    There are many things you can do online to get...

    There are many things you can do online to get the money into your PayPal to purchase the domain. You can look for a job on these forums. I'm sure there is some type of service you can offer in lieu...
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    While you may not be docked by Google for...

    While you may not be docked by Google for duplicate content, it's still not a good idea. You may get in trouble by the article writer. I know I've found some of my content duplicated on another blog...
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