Text Link Ads is now Matomy Media Group

If you've been around for awhile you may remember Text Link Ads. I worked with them myself several years ago. They've now rebranded to Matomy SEO Media Group and offer a variety of new solutions for both advertisers and publishers, including:

Update w/Free Download & Cool Resources :)

Lynn TerryI have some great links for you in this post - a download, freebie, resources to help you in your business, etc.

Speaking of business, it's Saturday evening as I write this. I've been criticized (more than once) for "working on a weekend" - at which I just smile.

I love my flexible hours and working when I please. I don't live on a schedule, and certainly don't subscribe to the 9-5 lifestyle. It's one of the (nice!) perks to running a business online from a home office - or from wherever I happen to be on my travels.

Lately though, I've really been struggling with work. I'm sure you've been through phases like that too. I've been sick for several weeks straight. It started with a stress overload: entirely too many things on my plate at once, and not just business related but in my "real life" as well. You know what they say: when it rains it pours. :-|

Step-by-Step Blueprint for Success Online

I recently told you about the brand new Niche Success Blueprint training course I just released. If you haven't read that post yet, click to open it in a new tab/window and scan over it (and the comments!).

You can start today and download Module One immediately, and get a new detailed Training Module with creative ideas & live examples every single week.

This course will get you started (right!) and walk you step-by-step through your entire first year, from start to profit! ;-) Many people who are taking the course already have been in business for years, and are getting GREAT value out of the course (and creative examples & angles included) -in addition to those just getting started.

The sales page and the original post will give you all the details you need to decide if this course is right for you, but I've had a few great questions come in lately that I thought I'd share with you as well, Q&A style...

Video Lighting Comparison – See For Yourself!

Video Lighting comparison with and without the Continuous Lighting Set I recently ordered from Amazon, as mentioned in this post.

Video Lighting Review & Comparison

The Pros and Cons of Blog Comments

Blog Comments DiscussionCopyblogger recently announced they removed blog comments, giving three reasons they made the decision.

Following the Guest Blogging Penalty discussion, some have wondered if this was a preventative or protective measure - if it's a sign they believe Blog Comments may be targeted by Google next.

I don't believe the two are related. Their objective seems obvious: to get more engagement on Google+, and to get more natural backlinks (and buzz) to their individual posts. That would be my guess at least, based on the three reasons they gave for making this (BIG) decision (which is actually an experiment)...

Google Takes Action Against Guest Blogging

Guest Blogging PenaltyYou've likely heard by now that MyBlogGuest.com was penalized by Google in their "War Against Guest Blogging" - specifically to set a public example. This particular penalty was basically a scare tactic (and PR stunt).

Sadly, it's working. This is not the first instance of "manipulation" by Google, btw. In this particular case, they went about it all wrong (in my opinion).

Let's look at ALL the details here so you can see just how far beyond ridiculous this particular case has been taken (so far). After you've seen the facts, I would LOVE to hear your opinion - and your thoughts on Guest Blogging going forward...

My Advice Is Completely Useless…

Advice, and knowledge in general, is totally useless - unless you act on it. ;-) So here's some more "Useless Advice" for you to enjoy! :D

Almost every week I get emails or messages from people who actually took my advice, or implemented one of my suggestions, and got IMMEDIATE results! I also see where people don't, and of course don't see results. As I mentioned in the video above, I'm all about FAST results...