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Bloggernoob doing some much needed site cleaning

Hello world! The bloggernoob is still alive and well. This blog is getting old. It gained a lot of fat and let itself go. But it’s not about to die yet. That’s why i’ve been doing some house cleaning.

Google Penguin hit bloggernoob.com hard. There were updates where the rank of this website fell before, but Penguin was different. First of all, the new update completely removed my blog from the index. You can search “bloggernoob” on google and find nothing. All you see are other sites that mention bloggernoob or my twitter or starcraft 2 account.

I continue to get emails regarding private advertising. It’s surprising but understandable considering that this blog has been in the game for over 5 years now. Bloggernoob is a dinosaur when it comes to blogs about blogging.

Anyway the loss of private ads income wasn’t too bad. But my affiliate commissions started get hit real bad. This is when i started to panic. I worked really hard building up my passive income stream. And bloggernoob was a big part of that. But to get taxed like this was a problem.

So i’ve decided to slowly work this blog back into shape.

Blogging isn’t what it used to be. But, blogs are established now. Blogging isn’t popular to the masses, but this platform has established itself as a credible source of information. Blogs dominate the web.

My blog got punished because of the paid posts that i did heavily in the past. I should have removed all of the posts long time ago but i was too lazy. This blog is now free of all the useless paid plugs. I’ve trashed all of these posts. I didn’t realize how many i had on this blog. I erased about 400 such posts.

I’m going for quality content now. The blogging landscape has changed a great deal since i started out. I will feature new info sources as well as monetization methods. This time around i will try to cover practices that won’t get penalized by the mighty Google gods.

My categories and tags are all cluttered. I will have to do some organizing as well. Thanks for visiting bloggernoob.com. The noob out!