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Traffic Report :: April 2007

By | May 3rd, 2007|Categories: Traffic Reports|

Traffic increased nicely last month from 10,314 unique visitors in March to 16,902 in April. The compound monthly growth rate (rolling average over the last 3 months) is holding strong at 46%. The statistic I'm most proud of is the growth in Feedburner feed subscriptions. Genius Types gained 90 subscribers over the month, averaging about [...]

Should You Specialize or Generalize Your Blog?

By | April 30th, 2007|Categories: Blogging|

Conventional wisdom in the blogosphere says to pick a theme for your blog and stick with it. For bloggers with more than one interest, this usually means operating multiple blogs. Proponents of this theory say that too many topics will confuse your readers. As usual, I hold the contrarian view on this topic. I think [...]

Link Soup :: I Love StumbleUpon

By | April 20th, 2007|Categories: Link Soup|

The more I know about StumbleUpon, the more there is to love. I first discovered it on February 15th, 2006, when I got a sudden spike of 250 visits to an article I had written a month before, What Europeans and Americans Can Learn From Each Other When I checked Google Analytics, I realized that [...]

Passive Income Report :: March 2007

By | April 17th, 2007|Categories: Income Reports|

I started to get serious about passive income a couple of years ago when I was introduced to the game Cashflow 101. I played the game over and over until I internalized a new way of looking at creating income. To this day, it's my favorite board game and some of the best money I've [...]

Technorati Favorite Exchange Party!

By | April 13th, 2007|Categories: Affiliate Programs|

To celebrate the reinstatement of Genius Types on Technorati after one month of mysterious banishment, I'm holding a favorite exchange party like the one hosted by Dosh Dosh. Come on in and enjoy yourself! Here's how to join the party: 1. Favorite Genius Types by clicking this link. 2. Leave a comment with your blog's [...]

Blog Income Report :: March 2007

By | April 10th, 2007|Categories: Affiliate Programs, Income Reports|

Monetization of Genius Types is right on schedule. I'm happy with the amount of money I'm earning and especially the growth rate. The compound monthly growth rate of income earned on GeniusTypes.com in 2007 is 24%. If it continues to grow at this rate, Genius Types will earn over $1000 in March 2008. Six Months [...]

Link Soup :: Help Steven Aitchison Become a Pro-Blogger

By | April 6th, 2007|Categories: Link Soup|

Link Soup is your rundown of what's hot in the blogosphere. This week's theme is bloggers shooting for the stars. Steven's Going For It! Steven Aitchison of Change Your Thoughts has written an e-book with the goal of selling 20,000 copies at £4.99 a piece in order to pay off his mortgage. If he does [...]

Clean Up Links to Increase Page Rank

By | April 5th, 2007|Categories: Blogging|

Broken links can be silently killing your page rank if you're not careful. It's easier than you think to "dirty-up" your site with broken links. Search engines see bad links as a sign of unreliability and penalize your page rank for it. If you are a blogger who constantly adds inter-site references within your posts [...]

Find Your Blog’s Compound Growth Rate

By | April 4th, 2007|Categories: Blogging|

This article is for any blogger, entrepreneur, or investor who is serious about analyzing their investment. One of the most important factors of any investment is its growth rate, but calculating it can be difficult. It's not as easy as comparing one period of production to the next. It's important to find a sustained pattern [...]

Link Soup :: Posts About WordPress Plugins

By | March 29th, 2007|Categories: Link Soup|

I've got to admit, one of my favorite pastimes is wasting massive amounts of time tinkering with my WordPress plugins. I'm a sucker for "Top WordPress Plugins" posts on other people's blogs. I could browse the thousands of plugins at the WordPress Plugin Directory, but I find that it's much easier to take recommendations from [...]