My Cpayscom2 Online Casino Blog On Google

Apparently google doesn't like me very much, I am actually at #258 on google for Cpayscom2 Online Casino , I don't know why I am not ranking better on Google for cpayscom2 :( It's probably because it's now a *competitive* keyword?

I seem to be ranking much better for the cpayscom2 online casino keyword variation like I did for MSN. On google also with just a little change in the word place and the result is very different, I searched for the same keywords as I did on MSN, well on google I am not on the first page for most of the cpayscom2 online casino variations, so I won't bother looking where I am.

I am ranking only for one or two of these cpayscom2 online casino variations:
Cpayscom2 - #4 (795,000)
Online Cpayscom2 - #1 (719,000) lol seeing me #1 for this *non targeted* keyword gives me courage to work harder :p
Cpayscom2 Online - #2 (764,000)

Google is so weird, see I am #4 for "cpayscom2" #2 for "cpayscom2 online" and #258 for "cpayscom2 online casino", wow what a big jump! I hope to be ranking batter in some days or weeks...

I am talking about google to take my thoughts away from thinking about the 1st cpayscom2 online casino checkpoint which is in TOMORROW! Yes it's already Saturday here in Mauritius (12:53 am) as I am writing this, there's almost around 28 hours left (GMT) for the first checkpoint. Haha! I don't know why I am kinda *stressed*.. checking MSN constantly to see where I am when I know I don't really stand a chance for this first checkpoint.

But it's fun to see how results for cpayscom2 online casino is constantly changing on MSN these last few days, casinomoney lost his #2 position, the bloglines page jumped from #5 to #2, I've been moving in the 3-5 positions now am at #4. #1 position is still for, it will be very difficult for any contestant to remove them from there, their backlinks are increasing day by day with new contestants joining the cpayscom2 online casino seo contest, it seems they'll keep this position for quite a long time.

The countdown started, let's see what happens in a little bit more than 24 hours, I just had a look at the cpayscom latest announcements, the post where they talked about *me* and casinomoney is back, and their latest post they talked about the potential winner *casinomoney* ;) that was a week ago, in just a week that bloglines page took his place. LOL, let's see what can happen in 24 hours, have fun :D

Cpayscom2 Online Casino SERP Changing Constantly On MSN

Wow this is really *unexpected* what happened on MSN today, what a change, casinomoney is no more in the first position for Cpayscom2 Online Casino, the place has been taken by a bloglines page, haha seems my Cpayscom2 Online Casino preditions are all wrong! I am now at number 4 for Cpayscom2 Online Casino just after casinomoney.

Have you noticed that MSN just crawled and updated the cache page for the bloglines page actually at #2 for Cpayscom2 Online Casino? I talked about that sometimes back, everytime MSN crawls a page it's boosted back to the top positions.

I checked the backlinks for the bloglines and and it has more than 700, I actually have only 57 backlinks showing on MSN so, I can call it a lost battle for the first Cpayscom2 Online Casino checkpoint. No way I can get 700 backlinks in 3 days, let's just hope that MSN will crawl my page again.
EDIT (29.09.06)
LOL I was not wrong, MSN is really showing 700+ backlinks for the bloglines page

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Aahhh now I don't feel too stupid :p

I am still at #4 for Cpayscom2 Online Casino, and there's no way I can improve my rank unless MSN visit me in these 2 days left before the first checkpoint :D

The MSN Bots prayer:
Please please visit my Cpayscom2 Online Casino Blog
Come Come I am waiting for you
bla bla bla

Now I really sound stupid :p

My Cpayscom2 Online Casino Predictions For The First Checkpoint

Results for Cpayscom2 Online Casino is changing constantly on MSN, yesterday I was @ #3 today I am back at #4, in short there's no way I can get to #1 for this first Cpayscom2 Online Casino checkpoint which is just in four days (almost nothing can be done in such little time).

If MSN crawls my Cpayscom2 Online Casino blog in these 4 days I'll probably get back to #3 since casinomoney has way much more backlinks than me and I've seen cpays-online-casinos has been crawled and now @ #3 (hehe you took my place).

Ok, the title is talking about the first Cpayscom2 Online Casino Winner prediction (lol just according to the results, I don't know a thing about predictions). If MSN doesn't crawl my blog again I say I'll end up at #5 since that bloglines page is catching up quickly.
So, here are my predictions (Only positions for contestants I will not include

# 1 -
# 2 -
# 3 -
# 4 - (yaay that's ME)
# 5 -
# 6 -
# 7 - (hehe pammer you are catching up quickly) ;)
# 8 -
# 9 -
# 10 -

I have not included oldstylecubs since it doesn't have the required links for the Cpayscom2 Online Casino SEO Contest...

Phew why have I listed 10 when only #1 will win $1000 for the first Cpayscom2 Online Casino Checkpoint :p I think I got too much time on my hands, I'd better submit my articles to get some links rather than posting this, but it'll not help since the time the article got accepted and for the SE crawlers to visit the published articles, the Cpayscom2 Online Casino Checkpoint will already be over.

Only 2 days ago (the post before this one) I posted about the Cpayscom2 Online Casino keyword variations today I checked again for some of the keywords and wow SERP changed so much in just 2 days! We never know what other changes there'll be in 4 days, every Cpayscom2 Online Casino contestant still have a chance to win, so, cross fingers and Good Luck to all.

Cpayscom2 Online Casino Keyword Variations

MSN is playing with me! Yes I call it playing, why is the SERP changing so much lately for Cpayscom2 Online Casino, just 3 days ago I posted that I was back in the Top5 on MSN for Cpayscom2 Online Casino well I was at #4 for the contest keyword and that was when MSN crawled my blog MSN was then displaying 43,871 results.

But today I am seeing myself at #3 and MSN hasn't visited my blog again! and now MSN is showing 50,411 results, 7000 new pages in just 3 days! that's amazing.

Cpayscom2 Online Casino #3 on MSN

Seems like MSN wants to surprise me, lol. It's difficult to understand how MSN works since SERP is changing everyday. I thought your rank changes only when MSN crawls your page and updates your cached page, but seems this is wrong!

I also checked where I was ranking for some variations of the keywords "Cpayscom2 Online Casino"
Following details are in this format: Keyword - my rank - # of results

3 words
Cpayscom2 Online Casino - #3 - 50,411
Cpayscom2 Casino Online - #3 - 51,879
Casino Cpayscom2 Online - #2 - 51,790
Casino Online Cpayscom2 - #5 - 53,219
Online Casino Cpayscom2 - #5 - 53,463
Online Cpayscom2 Casino - #4 - 53,489

2 words
Cpayscom2 Casino - #1 - 53,223
Cpayscom2 Online - #9 - 50,811
Casino Cpayscom2 - #4 - 55,570
Online Cpayscom2 - #7 - 56,726

1 word
Cpayscom2 - #9 - 56,585

That's amazing how SERPs can change for such slightly different keyword, well not different just the same words placed in varied places, in the 3 words, all are compilations of Cpayscom2 Online Casino placed differently but see how much the results are different and I am ranking differently for each variation.

Good that I spent some precious time doing this, feels good to know that I am on page one for almost all the variations of the keywords "Cpayscom2 Online Casino" and I am at #1 for at least 'Cpayscom2 Casino'. :-D

Seems everybody is working hard to catch up this last week (well 6 days) before the first Cpayscom2 Online Casino checkpoint next Sunday 01.10.06. Too late for me haha, casinomoney seems to be keeping his #1 position firmly. It will be more than difficult to outrank him in just 6 days, bah that'll teach me not to be lazy if I want to win something. :)

Cpayscom2 Online Casino SEO Tips

This will be more than just SEO Tips for the Cpayscom2 Online Casino SEO Contest, I will share with you some SEO tips that you can use for your other websites also. In short i'll give some details about the things to do and to avoid for better ranking on the major Search Engines i.e. Google, MSN and Yahoo. And let it be clear, I am not saying I am a SEO expert, it's things I have noticed over time.

Let's start with some on site optimization. Many people don't use meta tags, it's true that they are almost "dead" but Search Engines still pick your title and description tag for their listing. I noticed that google take part of you description tag and some random text from your website as description so it's good to have keyword rich content. Try to include your main keyword (e.g. Cpayscom2 Online Casino) in almost all your post if you have a blog, be very informative and add fresh and unique content regularly. Every body knows the saying 'Content' is King, but many doesn't understand this and just get tons of content, mostly from article directories, which will lead you nowhere since these articles have been published at hundreds of other websites. So it's best to say 'Unique content is King'. Also if you use images, don't forget the alt tags, remember that search engines can not read images, some say that it is good to include keyword in the image filename but so far I have not seen how this helps most important is the alt tags, try to be as descriptive as possible.

Second thing to consider now that your Cpayscom2 Online Casino website is ready and search engine friendly is your link building campaign. Many people misunderstand this and think that the only thing to do is to get tons of links as fast as possible, this is not true. Link building takes time and should be from different sources like these:
1 - SE's Submission (to get more exposure but not very necessary)
2 - Directory Submission (submit to the most related category)
3 - Writing Article's
4 - Blogging (please blog wisely, don't SPAM)
5 - Forums (some forums allows links in signature)
6 - Press Release (make sure you have something news worthy)
7 - Reciprocal Link (I hate doing link exchange, but well it still helps so go for it and make sure to exchange link with only related websites)

I've seen many people whining about why search engines ban them or why they are no longer in SERP and so on, I think the reason is because they have got thousands of links from many sources (mostly unrelated) and then for a good period no links at all, the search engines probably saw these links as FFA since they were acquired over a very short time, that's why I am telling to spread your link campaign over a period of time, you'll build link slowly and search engines will not penalize you. And do not concentrate on only one source of incoming links, I've seen many people just buy links here and there, they does not care whether these links are related or not. Think big, I've listed 7 ways to get links above, it's much better to get links from different sources. Another thing that I noticed is many Cpayscom2 Online Casino are bombing blogs with comments and most only links to their Cpsyscom2 Online Casino entry, this is considered SPAM, you will probably be penalized for this. I am not saying blog comments is not good, but moderate it, one or two legitimate comments here and there won't hurt.

According to me, the key to have better SERP is to stay SPAM free, stay away from FFA, link farms, comment SPAM, and never try to fool search engines, have fresh and unique content. With all these it will be hard for the search engines to refuse you some love.

Cpayscom2 Online Casino First Checkpoint, Only A Week Left

Yes only a week left for the first Cpayscom2 Online Casino checkpoint, i.e the 1st of October (don't know at what time they will check) , I just had a look at the terms and conditions page and time isn't mentioned for the checkpoint dates.

One week is too short to catch up, lol I'll consider it as $1000 lost! :D Am kidding, but it's kinda fair I don't win this first prize since I joined the competition a bit later than some of the other contestant in the Top 10 for Cpayscom2 Online Casino and also my blog is so new compared to others. I've seen many are participating with their entry to the first SEO contest by where the keywords were "cpayscom online casinos", it's obvious that they have better chance than me to win since they already have tons of *related* backlinks (I say related since the keywords for this contest doesn't differ much from the other one).

I was also looking at the cpayscom announcements page, and seen that they removed the latest post where they talked about the potential winner for this first checkpoint and they also mentioned about me (being the female SEO at #3 on MSN for "Cpayscom2 Online Casino"). I don't think removed that entry just like that, I am pretty sure (lol must be my female instinct!) it's a contestant who asked them to remove it since it's a link to our blog/website... Anyway it's not really a problem for me, but I was *proud* that they mentioned about me and being a girl in the cpayscom2 contest!! :-)
But since we're talking about links from website it'll be nice to remove the links to the winners of the first contest websites since many are participating with these or cpayscom can also just give the URL but not make the link live. Hmm why am I worrying so much. Let's not be *jealous* as some contestant and concentrate on my blog. (I'll do like casinomoney) hahaha don't worry I am not copying your content I just like the way you think ;) love ya :p

I like to check other contestant's pages from time to time, there's one who seems to be whining about why others are ranking so well, I don't know why he/she is like that, I personally think he/she will not go very far if he/she continues to think this way. I've seen some are following my steps (hehe I know it since I check where I leave my links for the Cpayscom2 Online Casino seo contest). Anyway I really think that in the SEO world you better be friendly than agressive, you'll get much further, and it's better to have friends rather than ennemies...

Hope you are not bored after reading all this ^ :-D
So far I've not done anything yet since yesterday to improve my ranking on MSN, feeling lazy and it's weekend, bah I should stop thinking like this I don't know why I always say I will do this or that tomorrow and we all know the saying "Tomorrow Never Comes"! and it's true since everyday I say tomorrow etc etc.

Last thing, I am still looking for link partners for my Cpayscom2 Online Casino entry, every contestant are most welcome. Check here for more info. #1 for Cpayscom2 Online Casino on MSN and Yahoo!

Ok, it's not a *scoop* that is #1 on MSN for the contest's keyword Cpayscom2 Online Casino #1 on MSN

I was checking who was #1 on Yahoo for Cpayscom2 Online Casino on Yahoo and saw it at position #1 there also! #1 on Yahoo

Let's see how much time it'll take for cpayscom website to reach the #1 position on google! It will not be very easy on google, as I am pretty sure google considers most of the Cpayscom2 Online Casino websites as spam..

Let's talk about my blog now, I don't know why I am not ranking better on Yahoo or Google for Cpayscom2 Online Casino, I am not yet in the Top 100 on any of these 2 Search Engines... :(

I am not losing hope now, the contest still have 5 full months to go ;)

What I thought is probably Yahoo and Google give much more importance to content unlike MSN, not sure about this yet, but seems that the top10 websites for Cpayscom2 Online Casino on Yahoo are websites talking mostly about online gambling, poker etc. Bah! These SE's are so complicated to understand.

I will try in the coming weeks to get more content related to online casino, online gambling and other stuffs related to this. I don't know a thing about all these and to tell the truth I never even played in a real casino... There's one casino here in my town, I'll go there this week to know a bit how a casino works, well I think online casino will not differ much from real one?

Another thing I noticed is that most of the top10 websites (well the contestant) on all the 3 search engines knows quite a bit about online gambling so I guess they must be the first to have joined the competition, and it's probably the reason why they are ranking well (hehe for now).

My plan for this week:
1- Get some info about online casino, online gambling, poker etc (I'll be thankful if you could share your resources with me)
2- Write 1 more article (too bad I can only write about SEO)
3- Update blog daily (very important, I've updated every 2-3 days and I think I need more content)

Back in Top 5 on MSN

As the title says I am back among the Top 10 websites for Cpayscom2 Online Casino, I am at position #4 when I checked this morning (some may still see me @ #6 if MSN has't update all its datacenters yet)

Cpayscom2 Online Casino No4 on MSN

Well I am more exactly @ #3 among the contestants since doesn't count for the competition.

One thing I noticed is that my rank is *updated* everytime MSN crawls my blog, last time was the same thing, and seems MSN crawled and updated my cached page after 1 month! which is quite long. is crawled almost every week, maybe because it is now a *very* popular website, with all the links that it has :D

Too bad I hadn't worked on link building for my blog these last weeks, if I knew MSN was going to crawl my blog on the 20th of October I'd tried to get as many links as possible hahaha.

Anyway it will not be easy to get to the #1 position for the first checkpoint (i.e. 1st October) since my friend casinomoney (hello to ya ;) seems to be working hard with his link building.

Note to myself: It doesn't pay to be lazy! pfft :(

Cpayscom2 Online Casino Smart SEO Competition?

By now it's pretty obvious that the website will be #1 in MSN for quite some time for Cpayscom2 Online Casino and with all the backlinks that they have (more than 10k) it will be a bit difficult to outrank the website.

What *kinda* shocked me today is this:

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Can you believe it!!! The website is now #1 in MSN for the keyword "SEO" with more than 5million results, that's amazing! is also #1 for many other keywords "seo contest", "online casino seo contest" among others, these are fine but being #1 for "SEO"! That's funny, I'd love to see an average internet user learning about seo and searching for the keyword on msn! :D

Imagine his surprise, poor guy he'll probably think that SEO is just an online contest thingy and he should have the words "Cpayscom2 Online Casino" somewhere on his website!

I think I know the reason why is #1 for "SEO", see the phrase that we added to our website, check who's under the word "seo", you'll get the answer :D Hmm this means that anchor text is something really important, I just checked the website and now the anchor text for is "Search Engine Optimization", hah! let's see how much time it'll take for them to rank for this keyword also.

Bad news for Cpayscom2 Online Casino contestant using blogger.. check this , YES! Blogger will be down *again* today :(

Google Cannot Differentiate Human or Automated Behaviour!

Yes Google thought I am a probably a computer virus or spyware!.. In short google thinks I am automated!

This sound silly but just check this image:

What's the problem with google? Me.. automated? Oh.. uh! Google do come to Mauritius some time (when you are free from automated addiction!), you'll see that I am 100% human!

Here's how I got that message from google:
I was checking how much pages I had indexed for my Cpayscom2 Online Casino blog by google, I typed in this "" as usual google returned 10 results per page, I wanted to change this to 50 and bang! google thinks I am automated! lol they are funny. IMO this is a really silly and stupid message, if a query like this was automated it would already change the results to 50, don't you think?

Anyway this is really sad that google reacts this way to human behaviour, I am sure future softwares will ressemble more and more to human behaviour, what will google do then?

MSN Images Live Search

I hate the new MSN live stuff! The web search is fine just like the old thing but have you tried image search? I was trying to see if I could find my pictures when I search Cpayscom2 Online Casino in MSN images, huh! the *thing* was so slow, in fact it slowed my computer, I just hate it.

What's it created with, it looks like flash but I think it's a javascript thingy but I don't know. Anyway before moving to MSN Live they must have thought that not everybody has 1gb memory on their PC or super rapid internet connections, I have only 128kbps! Duh, I know that's super slow :D

MSN should have created a poll to know the average internet speed connection of internet users before moving to live! I am sure many many people are still on dial up! I bet!

Just FYI, I also checked for images on Yahoo and Google for Cpayscom2 Online Casino, but I think these two haven't updated images yet, google image update is done every 3 months if am not wrong. I know images has not much importance in the competition but I felt like checking.. just to see if I optimized my images well :D
I have some of my Cpayscom2 images showing in MSN! Cool ;)

About the competition: Less than 2 weeks left before the first checkpoint and I keep going down in MSN SERP, why? :(
Hmm others must be working harder than me... and all of them have older websites...

*talking to myself* SG what's that??? It's not the time to start losing hope!! You still have 5 months to go and everything can and will change in these 5 months! Courage and say "I must win this 100 times per day" :D lol I feel silly! hahaha

Add Your Favicon To Blogger Blog

I've seen many blogs around having other favicon rather than the usual blogger one displayed as below, blogger favicon is the third one (the B in an orange square.. obvious :D)

Mine are the green $ (dollar sign), and as I like to open tons of tabs having my own favicon helps me to see where I've open my own Cpayscom2 Online Casino blog. The favicon is also displayed on the address bar. And if somebody bookmark my blog it will look like this

The first one I bookmarked my homepage that is, no need to explain all this I think you already how bookmarks work :p

Ok let's get serious now.. how to add your favicon to blogger?
You will need to edit your blog template a little bit.

Your template should look a bit like this:

I don't see any difference whether you add it before or after or if you have meta tags you add it just after the meta tags.
You can use any type of image it will be resized automatically to fit in the favicon space which is 16*16 pixels. And you are done! Now you have your own favicon. Hurray :D

You need to remove "image link" and replace it with you favicon url and ".../type" with the type of your image i.e. png or jpeg or gif. I tried to add the code without the type= part and it still works, if you have any problem adding your favicon, it's better not to add that part.

I will create a little tutorial some other time how to create 16*16 pixels favicon with transparent background (you will need some good image editing softwares for that). I use PSP (Paint Shop Pro), sorry but photoshop is a bit too expensive for me :p
Answer to some questions you might have :D
Q:Why you choose a dollar sign?
A:It matches my main blog theme (Cpayscom2 Online Casino) and my template.. green :p

Q:Why you wrote this little favicon tutorial?
A:Just to help others, I know many people out there want to have their own favicon for their blogger blog but can't find much info out there on how to do it.

Q:What can I do to help?
A:hmmm you can link to my blog or to this tutorial if you find it interesting :)
Hope my favicon tutorial helped you, if there is anything to change or something to add just drop me a line ;)

Cpayscom2 Online Casino Stats After 4 Weeks In The Competition

Blogger has been down many many hours this week, let's see how much this affected my SERPs. I have to mention that SERP keep increasing day by day, with more than 1000/week for Cpayscom2 Online Casino.

Where am I in MSN? With the new MSN live search, MSN seems to be a little bit more stable now. I am @ #6 on MSN (well #5 since doesn't count). Results increased by 2000 since I last checked MSN for Cpayscom2 Online Casino.. Now showing 47,382, probably all the pages MSN has just indexed and all new contestants entering the competition.

I'll have to work really very hard if I want to win that first $1,000! :D Anyway I am way too far from #1 and the top sites aready have much more backlinks than me, and we all know that MSN counts "every" backlinks to your website even if it's not really related to your content.

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I am actually @ position #348 in Google over 433,000 results Google is actually showing for Cpayscom2 Online Casino, I remember I was @ 335 some days ago, lol just a little drop! :D

But that's a bit weird since Google doesn't usually update SERP very often, at least once a month or so. hmm

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My feeds seems to be ranked better than my blog :) It's at position #43 in Google

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What will happen if my feeds end up at #1 when the competition? Will I win :D LOL

Finally let's check Yahoo! Hmm I don't worry much about Yahoo, according to me it's the most *complicated* SE among the big 3.
I am @ position 215 in Yahoo.

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I don't have any website with high PR to add links to my blog else this would have helped me much in Google. Just FYI I haven't bought any link for my blog, all comes from Forum signature links or the little article submissions I've done. I got to find some other ways to create links if I want to win ;)

My Cpayscom2 Online Casino Blog Is Looking Messed Up

I don't know what happened to blogger today, I know it usually has some downtime hours or server problems but today was different, check this
Pffffttt what piss me off is that now blogger is back to normal but my blog is looking all messed up! All posts looks like big block of text!!! I hate how it looks, it gives a spammy and dirty look :(
I won't go edit all my posts again, too much time consuming. How is it going for other Cpayscom2 Online Casino SEO Contestant using blogger as their entry? I'll have to check that.

I'll take a pause from the competition, I'll *try* to stay away from my blog for some day.. only if I can. And worse my invisible pen ink is dried up :(

EDIT: LOL I just finished editing all my posts (I think I have too much time on my hands.. duh!) What am I talking about? It's 2:45 am here.. I think I better go to sleep now! Good night to me and have a nice day to some :D

EDIT: Hmm I finally found what made my blog look all messed up, was just wordpress who modified my setting to import my blog posts. Seems like I've got to remove the html I added to my posts now :(
PS: I now really think am too addicted to the Cpayscom2 Online Casino SEO Contest! :D

What's Happening To Blogger?

I don't know if it's only me, but since this morning I am trying to view my blog but in vain!! Blogger was down again this morning, all blogger blogs were displaying Error 500, or Google server error. Now when all seems ok, I am still getting this for my Cpayscom2 Online Casino blog, all my other blogger blogs are working fine

Whathat!!! And I really don't know how to contact blogger about this problem.

Don't know what I should do now.. start a new blog or continue with this one, really hope this get ok soon!

Nearly Lost My Cpayscom2 Online Casino Blog

I posted recently about some ways in which you can backup your blogger post, the reason I posted this was that I was scared as hell to lose my Cpayscom2 Online Casino Blog.

Yes it happened! Blogger thought my blog was SPAM! I had the word verification turned on when I was posting.. As I saw this I asked for a blog review and fortunately yesterday I got a mail from blogger, my blog has been reviewed and no longer viewed as a potential spam blog..

I was so happy, pheewww thank god they didn't delete it! Thank you blogger :)

Now let's try to understand why blogger flagged my blog?
1 - I've not been using any spammy techniques to post to my blog.
2 - I only have unique content (well everything is written by me)
3 - My blog is NOT an mfa.. I only have the link banner hmmm

I tried to find out but I could only come to conclusion that it can be the keywords "Cpayscom2 Online Casino" that got my blog flagged.. maybe not the word cpayscom2 but "online casino" or maybe I have been posting a bit too much the first days I entered the competition (sometimes 2-3 posts/day).

For this not to happen again I decided to post only one entry/day or every 2-3 days, hope blogger will not flag me again! :D I's really like to know how it's going with other Cpayscom2 Online Casino contestant using blogger as their entry.

Getting Harder To Rank In MSN

MSN seems to be fine and showing good results now,
check here
many other contestants noticed that MSN was displaying only around 900 results for "Cpayscom2 Online Casino" Now it's showing 45,035

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I am actually @ #5 :( and MSN is not crawling my blog again.. I read the latest announcement @, they mentioned about me, wow I feel honoured :) and proud to be the most well ranked female participant (well at least for now :p )

The first checkpoint is very near, less than 3 weeks remaining, I don't think I'll be able to reach #1 in such a short time and silly me last week I've not been working on the blog much... busy with work. And also it will not be easy for me, I noticed many of the top ranking websites are older than mine and already have tons of backlinks. I must work really hard to catch up with them.

I don't know if you have notice that blog "oldstylecubs[dot]blogspot[dot]com" has PR5 and thousands of backlinks, that contestant was lucky to get that blog name (probably deleted by the original owner). But what's not fair is that he's ranking well without any effort, I am trying to at least spend 1-2hrs/day working on my blog.. that contestant has only 2 blog posts and he/she doesn't seem to be spending any time marketing the blog (why would he/she bother, the blog already has 1000+ backlinks!)

Anyway, good luck to all :)

What's Going On With MSN?

I've read on some of the contestant's blogs/websites and I noticed it also that is displaying kinda "weird" results for Cpayscom2 Online Casino. I said weird because all the other search engines that is Yahoo and Google, even and are displaying at least 30,000+ results but I msn .com is stuck to 900 only!!

What can be the reason? Hmm I think MSN is just a bit sick right now (any search engine doctor around? :P J/K) Ok let's be serious now. Have a look at this, I updated that post today to add and, just check the SERP amount for each search engines! Must really be a problem with, I'd agree that they might be cleaning up spammy websites but I think and .fr should also follow the same path, why are these two displaying more than 30,000 results?

I did not stop here (really want to know what's happening to MSN), I queried again for the top 100 instead of 10, see this, what you will say about this? Bang! Now is showing 41,847! Amazing!

I hope MSN will be ok on the check point dates and the last day also, lol it will not be nice to have some "fake" winners :D :P

Backup Your Blogger Posts

You maybe asking yourself why I am posting this... But I think most people who will be reading this already know the reason (that's why you are here) :p

Ok let's start with a little bit explanation. We all know blogger is a free service and we can expect anything to happen since we don't "legally" own the blog. So in short blogger can in a way or another do anything they want since they are offering the service free.

My suggestion is to keep a backup of all your blog posts, that's not very difficult to do. I've read on some forums that blogger can delete your blog without notice, so it's better you take some precautions.

I've spent like 30-45 minutes today to backup all my cpayscom2 online casino blog posts (I have 27 posts so far). This is what I have done:

1- Create a folder for Cpayscom2 Online Casino, and named it "Posts"
2- Create subfolders for each month (e.g "august 06", "september 2006") any name you want as long as it's make things easy for you.
3- Open your posts one by one as if to edit them, copy the html part (Next to "Compose" on top right)
4- Paste the text in notepad.
5- Save your file (don't forget to number them)

There may be some other ways in which you can back up your posts but so far I've found this one better for me. If you know some other ways better to back up posts, feel free to share with me :)

I forgot to mention, when you backup your posts, you will not be able to keep your comments.. obviously :D

EDIT (09/11/06): You can also enable email notification, it won't work for older posts. So, in short, your posts will be emailed to you as it is published.

How to enable it:
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Just put the address where you want the post emailed.

Ok, there's also the "email to a friend" function but it just send a link to the actual post, so it doesn't really work.

EDIT (09/12/06): I don't know if this one will help much but I think it's good to add it, I created a new wordpress account today and imported all my blogger posts there and set the blog privacy to invisble to search engines (so that I don't have to worry about duplicate content).

This is the first time I did this so I don't really know if it works well. I'll try to export my blogger posts to wordpress after every 5-10, don't know yet if it will overwrite the existing posts or it will create double posts.. The good point is that wordpress also import your posts comments.

Feel free to share your tips with me :)

Cpayscom2 Online Casino Changed Look

Most of my frequent readers must remember the last template I used for my blog, well it looked a bit distorted if I am viewing only one post. Most of the sidebar links and tools will go completely at the end.. So I changed my Cpayscom2 Online Casino blog template.

I decided to change to this green one, I think it's better to the eyes and also I've not seen other contestants using this one (at least none of the ones ranking well in the Search Engines) :D

I've also *tried* to change the favicon, like the *labnol* or *One Red Paperclip* blogspot blogs did (and many others of course), I know it's funny, in fact it's supposed to be a dollar sign (just in case you didn't notice).

I got some new stuffs to post and some tools that I want to share, I will not have much time today, maybe I'll do it later in the afternoon.

Some quick stats:
I've not been updating by blog the last 2 days.. didn't have much time, I must be more serious with this if I want to win ;)

Rank in
Google: 323
MSN: 6
Yahoo!: I didn't check (well am not in the first 200)
I've also checked my Alexa Rank: 1,516,497 Wow I remember some days ago I was 3000000 or something.

Was Blogger Slow Today?

I've been trying whole day to check my blog but it wasn't loading.. Blogger was very very slow and has much downtime hours (might hurt with SERP)..

Anyways I just want to inform you that I posted this to check the top 10 websites for Cpayscom2 Online Casino on all 3 Search Engines on 1 Page. I didn't post it as latest post as it can slow down my blog loading time.

Have a look :) and feel free to leave comments ;)

Feels Good To Be In Google

After 16 days in the competition (I joined on the 20th of August), I found my Cpayscom2 Online Casino entry in Google today @ position 335

Now that I am in the 3 Search Engines, I can work my way slowly to the TOP ;)
Beware guys lol (Haha am talking as if I was a SEO pro)
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My Stats after 2 weeks 2 days in the Contest
Keyword: "Cpayscom2 Online Casino"
MSN - #5 (35,823)
Google - #335 (259,000)
Yahoo - #213 (365,000)

I also checked my Ranking for some variation of the main keywords with the Shoemoney SERP Tool
Keyword: "Cpayscom2OnlineCasino"
MSN - #5 (53)
Google - #3 (152)
Yahoo - #26 (109)

Keyword: "Cpayscom2"
MSN - #4 (40,161)
Google - #3 (260,000)
Yahoo - #Not Found (380,000) - Am not in the top 100, I didn't search for my blog, I am probably in the 300+ something for cpayscom2.

It's good to know that I am not ranking for only Cpayscom2 Online Casino. I will post a bit about my optimization techniques next time, hope you'll share some of yours too :p

GEO Visitors Tool From Digital Point

I really like this free GEO Visitors tool by Digital Point, I can check where my visitors are from :D It shows for the last 24 hours.

I check this every day :) I think today I've got a little bit more visitors than usual since I posted twice. So you see it's important to update regularly..

Check below.. the green pin (that's ME) ;)
Well the map is much bigger, I resized it to fit in. You can also look closer for some regions, it will even show you the street names etc! Amazing Google Maps ;)

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What Is This SPAM Site?

I found this today while searching for my blog in Google:
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Ok, this whdbqj[dot]org is a SPAM site, if you go to that page directly it shows "404"
All the pages by this site are subdomains, like in the picture above, google actually shows 539 results for this site
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155 on Yahoo site explorer and 59 from MSN
Google is always faster displaying lots of pages from SPAM sites.. check this

You might have noticed also that all the results are Casino related!! What's the point of this type of site? Is it there to try to penalize sites by linking to them? Can somebody please shed some light?

That site was registered on the 26th of August. More Whois Data here.
Just check one of it's pages, looks just like google but scroll down, you might see some text from your casino website.

SERP For Cpayscom2 Online Casino Increasing Rapidly

I've been busy with work lately and I don't have much time working on the blog, that's bad because others are working hard... If I continue this way I'll probably be out of the SERP :D hmm I don't want this to happen :p

I was checking the SE's today and wow what a big change in the SERPs. Only last week there was much less results for "Cpayscom2 Online Casino"

Just to compare:
27.08.06 - 25,241
04.09.06 - 34,946

27.08.06 - 89,800
04.09.06 - 225,000

27.08.06 - 93,000
04.09.06 - 348,000

Really big change in 1 week! Must be all the new pages that the SEs crawled with the keyword "Cpayscom2 Online Casino". Well I think the more competition the better, even if I don't win (which I probably will not.. too many SEO gurus in this competition) this contest will help me improve my SEO skills.

I wrote an article about SEO: Good SEO Strategies, I'd link to know what you think about it, feel free to leave comments. Don't worry I never delete legit comments even if it's against me, only SPAM are deleted.

Good and Free SEO Strategies

Since I don't know much about online casino, online gambling etc, I think I'll talk about something that I know about... SEO

SEO is not difficult but not easy either, there are some strict rules that you need to follow to rank well on the Search Engines. Many people say MSN is the easiest SE to rank for then comes Yahoo! and finally Google. The problem with google is that it values old pages too much, you can have a new very informative website but you will probably not be in the top 10 for your main keyword if it is a very competitive one.

Ok enough blabbering let's now come to the steps that you should follow carefully so that SE's does not consider your website as spam or worse can ban your website. The most important thing you need is link. Links, links and more links from relevant sources, tons of irrelevant may help you on MSN but it will not do your website any good on Google, so it's better to do the best thing that is not penalized by non of the main Search Engines, that is Google, MSN and Yahoo!.

How to get links? This is a tuff answer... where to get your links from? You can get links from web directories, article directories and from link exchange with other related websites. When submitting to directories, search for the category most relevant to your website, check how many outgoing links the directory have per page. It will be kind of useless to submit to directories that does not follow the Google webmaster's guidelines. Also check if the directory is indexed by Google. PR is NOT the most important thing to check when submitting to a directory, it's has some value since it's an indication its importance (backlinks from good sources).

Writing articles can also help you to get backlinks. How? Write one or two article about your website's subject, be sure to include your main keywords in the article, make it fun but to the point, don't write as if you are the most intelligent person on earth, this will just scare people away. Include examples where needed to back up your thoughts this will make you more credible to the reader. If you are not sure about something, search about it if you can't find better not write about it. Be sure to include a link to your website in the author note else the whole step will be useless. Now just search for article directories and start your submissions. There are hundreds of article directories around so you are sure to get some quality backlinks from them.

Getting link partners is the most difficult and time consuming part in your link building campaign. Most websites will not be very keen to exchange link if they are in the top 10 and you are not. Here also you need to look for websites that are most relevant to yours, let's say you have a Online Casino website, it is ok to exchange link with gambling related websites that is any websites that are related to online casino. Search engines values 3 way links exchange more, e.g. I link to site B from site A and Site C links to Site A. So better go for it when you get the opportunity.

SEO takes time but it is fun and there are always new things to learn since the Search Engines change their algorithm once in a time, Google is the most complicated one but I read somewhere, better you optimize for Google and the other two will follow. Most techniques mentioned in this article are free strategies that only require your time. My advice: try all the free techniques first then go to paid if free doesn't work. Happy SEOing.

Technorati Thinks This Blog Is SPAM!

I tried to claim this blog in my technorati account but in vain, both times it said try again later or whatever.
Today I got a visitor from this link:
Cpayscom2 Online Casino

How can technorati assume my blog is spam? Oh crap, I don't care!

EDIT: How does technorati determine that this blog is spam? I'd really like to hear the reason from them

This really have no sense, I am working hard on this blog and I guarantee I never used any black hat SEO tactics.
I have read on another contestant blog that some competitors are spamming blogs linking to his.

Really not fair

Alexa - Do You Ever Check It?

I know very well that the Alexa ranking is crap but just for fun today I checked where I was ranking on Alexa for Cpayscom2 Online Casino. Hmm ranking 3,324,584 in 2 weeks being online is not bad, lol.

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Hmm that ranking is based on what? I'd really like to know... I have another blog ranking in the 600k and I barely have traffic on it (Alexa is supposed to be based on traffic). Really weird...

I know not everybody has the Alexa toolbar installed because it is considered as Spyware by many antivirus softwares.

One thing I found pretty funny, I always thought the most visited SE was google but according to Alexa I am wrong!

#1 - Yahoo!
#2 - MSN
#3 - Google

LOL Google is even after MSN. huh