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Advertising Anniversary Sale

It has been five years now since Sabine, my wife, and I first started dating and as such I am in a really great mood. To celebrate this event, I have decided to discount prices for advertising on this site for the next seven days. So, until September 26th, you can advertise your product, service or site for a reduced rate.

So far this month, I have had over 13,000 page views from nearly 3,000 unique visitors. Feedburner currently lists me as having 98 RSS subscribers. My first podcast on this site has had over 80 people listen to it since being put up only three days ago.

All site advertisers will get mentioned in one post at the end of the month, allowing your product, service or site to be seen by the growing RSS subscriber base.

Special Advertising Rates

125×125 Image (non-animated) – $50/m $25/m in the left hand side of entire site. Only 4 Spots Available!

Text Link – Max 25 Characters Long – $20/m $10/m in the sidebar above the recent posts list. Only 8 Spots Available!

Custom Review$50 $25 – Single post on about a product, site or service. At my discretion! Maximum 2 per month.

Contact me to arrange your advertising and once this sale is over I probably won’t be discounting my advertising again.

*Note: Anyone that advertises at these rates, can continue to do so with no rate increases up to a maximum of six months.

Originally posted on September 19, 2007 @ 7:58 pm

Passing 100 Feedburner RSS Subscribers

Over 100 Feedburner RSS Subscribers

I wanted to take a minute to thank everyone that has subscribed to eXtra for Every Publisher’s RSS feed. This site went live July 16th, 2007, and in a little over two months, I now have over one hundred people wanting to read what I write and that to me is really amazing. It shows just how powerful the community is and that there is room in any niche if you have experience, a message, and passion.

I hope that everyone that reads this site, via RSS or by stopping by, is enjoying the content I am producing. I will be working on some tips on how I got to where I am today, as well as some more details on monetizing your blogs, avoiding the echo chamber and continuing to work on ways to promote other great bloggers in this and other niches.

RSSIf you haven’t subscribed to the RSS feed yet, please consider doing so by clicking the RSS image in this post, or in the sidebar of this site on each and every page and post.

If you would rather receive my posts via e-mail, please enter your e-mail address in the form in the sidebar, and click subscribe. This service is powered by Feedburner.

Originally posted on September 21, 2007 @ 6:11 pm

Commenter Appreciation Project

While on the most recent episode of the podcast with Jeff of Jeffro2pt0, he mentioned a site called the Reader Appreciation Project, and the great posts on the site made me think about my own systems for appreciating readers, and I came to a simple conclusion for

Once a month, I am going to pick two people that have commented on this blog, and feature their site. Not only am I going to link to them, and talk about why I chose them, but I am also going to follow their link and talk about their site. It could be another blog like this one. It could be totally unrelated, but I believe that someone that takes the time to comment on a blog deserves some sort of pat on the back, and I hope by featuring not only the URL of the people that comment, but going beyond that to the site they have, I can foster a community here, and hopefully, introduce you all to some amazing products, services and blogs.

I will be doing my first Commenter Appreciation post tomorrow. So if you haven’t commented on before. Now would be a good time, as it could mean getting your site critiqued or featured.

Originally posted on September 19, 2007 @ 8:07 pm

Xfep News: 5,000 Unique Visitors in August

Xfep Stats: August 2007

I just wanted to take a minute to express my awe and excitement over August’s stats for this site. This site began in the middle of July, and has only been around for a month and a half. During the two weeks in July, the site only received 272 unique visitors. Things sure have surged since then.

So many people told me not to take on this project because their are numerous high profile people already in this niche, but I knew that my experiences were unique, and that some of the things I have learned might help others either achieve their dreams in blogging, or realize before they over committed that blogging for money wasn’t for them.

I am not sure if I have really helped anyone yet, but it seems that you all like what I have been saying, and that really excites me.

Raw Stats

Without further adieu, here are the August stats as reported by Awstats:
5,008 Unique Visitors
17,889 Page Views
713.94 MB Bandwidth Usage
Visitors were mostly from the USA, Europe and Canada.
For search engine hits, it went MSN, then Google, and then Yahoo.

Popular Posts

My five most popular articles in order of traffic received were:
Mistakes in Design:
Con’s of Being a Problogger
The Five P’s of Improving Your About Page
Blogger Doesn’t Mean English Major
Text Link Ads

Traffic Sources

My two biggest sources of traffic were StumbleUpon and Copyblogger.

RSS Subscribers

According to FeedBurner, the highest my subscription rates went was 48 subscribers, and it is currently hovering around the mid-low forties. This is up from 11 subscribers on August 3rd. Over 50% of my RSS readers are using one of Google’s feed related services, with another 20% using Bloglines, my RSS reader of choice.

Originally posted on September 3, 2007 @ 7:27 am

Google All Set for its Online Shopping Service

Are you planning to start online business? Do you feel you can sell products on the internet better than putting up a physical store? Then this might be of great interest to you.

Adwords vs. adwords express

Google is at it again. This search giant will be launching its online shopping service very soon. Called Google Shopping Expresss, this will compete against Amazon Prime as well as other major e-commerce players such as Target, eBay Now, Get It Now and Best Buy.

For this new online shopping service, Google will be utilizing its Google Wallet and partner with shipping firm BufferBox. Bufferbox is a delivery service based in Canada.

Earlier reports have it that Google Express is aimed at providing users with a portal where they can search and find things to buy similar to Amazon and eBay. It will also offer a lower fee compared to Amazon Prime but as to subscription and partnership details, no information is yet available. Continue reading

Originally posted on March 8, 2013 @ 11:45 pm