Jim Westergren
A blog about me, my projects, SEO, Web Development and Personal Development.
"If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves." - Thomas A. Edison

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SEO Fusion Acquired by Epiphany Solutions Ltd.

Posted in My life,SEO on October 2nd, 2007.

SEO Fusion represented the non-Swedish part of my company. I am very happy to announce that I have just finalized a deal with the british SEM company Epiphany Solutions Ltd which will help me reach the new life I strive for as well as turning over a big part of the company to someone elses [...]

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An update, what helped my success and what happened then

Posted in My life on September 7th, 2007.

During March to June my company grossed around $30.000 a month (a total of $95.000). For two of those months we had a result of over $20.000 after all salaries, taxes, payments to partners and other expenses paid. Most of the money left over was invested to buy new PR6 and PR7 web sites and [...]

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Text Surrounding Link: Final Proof

Posted in Link Building on May 22nd, 2007.

Already more than 2 years ago I asked for feedback about text surrounding links on WMW but I have never gotten hold of solid examples so that I could see it myself. I am happy that today I have seen the final undoubted 100% proof. Let me explain. Another SEO company ordered a directory submission [...]

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Finally Some SETI Progress: Gliese 581 c

Posted in Extraterrestrial Life on May 3rd, 2007.

During the last 10 years or so we have located over 200 exoplanets but not until very recently, on the April 24, 2007, we have found one planet that is most probably located in the habitable zone. This is the first time and a major breakthrough in my opinion. Research-team member Xavier Delfosse said: Because [...]

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My Philosophical Beliefs

Posted in My Philosophical Essays on April 13th, 2007.

I met some trouble recently trying to explain my philosophical standpoint as there are no term in the field of metaphysics nor philosophy that would properly describe it. The closest I get is “supernatural libertarianism” but who understands that? And it is still not a good term to use for my view of the world. [...]

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Best month so far: March 2007

Posted in My life on April 5th, 2007.

In the previous month I surpassed all expectations in terms of income, establishment and investments I could possible imagine. Income Here is my graph of the monthly gross income since my company started June 2005: And so far this month (5 days) we have gotten in 40% of the amount of the previous months income! [...]

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SEO for WordPress – The Complete Guide

Posted in SEO Articles,WordPress on March 20th, 2007.

I’m an SEO and I have been working a lot with WordPress, here I give you all my tips for you to rank very well in Google with your blog. UPDATE: This article was written in march 2007 and has not been updated since then, although many parts are still relevant. You should see my [...]

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New site design

Posted in My sites on March 9th, 2007.

Update, March 9th I have now changed it again and put some color into it. What do you guys think? Sunday today and I was away from work with clients so I decided to work with my blog today from home. I made a new design for this site. Check out the navigation links at [...]

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Checklist when won a web site auction

Posted in Web Development on February 20th, 2007.

This article is written for my friend “honey” (site). I have been bidding against honey on web site auctions for almost 2 years now. I have won maybe 60 auctions and I have now over 100 web sites. Honey owns over 300 … So here comes my checklist that I want to show honey as [...]

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Protect yourself from invalid Adsense clicks

Posted in Web Development on February 13th, 2007.

Have you also heard of those horror stories of Google banning Adsense accounts for the smallest mistakes? You have read the Terms and Conditions and you know the basics but what do you do when you show your friend your site on your computer and the first thing he does is to click the Adsense [...]

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Updating PR values of 1066 URLs in 30 minutes

Posted in Web Development Articles on February 11th, 2007.

This article is written more for myself so I remember how I do it the next time but probably a few people will also benefit from this for different uses and purposes. Today I updated all the PR values for the directories listed on my directory list. I had to update each listing in the [...]

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New PageRank Export

Posted in SEO News on February 2nd, 2007.

Ok a new export on the April 28th 2007 with data taken from April 2nd 2007. New count: PR6 sites: 2 PR5 sites: 13 PR4 sites: 29 PR3 or less: 66 Conclusion: On average I lost a lot and think that generally most web sites on the internet went down in PR. There has been [...]

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Why Do I Believe in the Human Spirit?

Posted in My Philosophical Essays on January 22nd, 2007.

How come a rational guy like me believe in spirits (souls)? Actually I believe more in the fact that the human spirit exist than the sun rises tomorrow. I believe that you are your own spirit and you control your body like a tool and that you reincarnate when you need a new body. Why? [...]

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GlobalWarming Awareness2007

Posted in SEO Contests on January 17th, 2007.

My Swedish friends Westberg and Jalmerot over at Eastpoint has started their own SEO Contest with the keywords GlobalWarming Awareness2007. You can read all data about the contest on seoworldchampionship.com. It seems like they are going big with this one but I wonder if it will reach the magnitude of the V7N contest … Will [...]

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Second Annual Report, My Success Online

Posted in My Plans,stories from the past on January 12th, 2007.

This was supposed to be published on the 5th of December but the work in my company has been overwhelming, so I give it to you now instead. This is the second annual report on how a young person in Sweden with absolutely no money, knowledge or connections could sit down and learn, observe and [...]

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Worst Web Design Ever

Posted in Humor,Web Design on December 28th, 2006.

The following is a list of web sites collected on the internet for the purpose of demonstrating bad web design. If you have found another site that should be on this list then please leave a comment. New screenshots taken 15 january 2009. Official site of a children’s hospital in Japan MSY Technology Pty. Ltd. [...]

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Human or Machine, Can You See a Difference?

Posted in Future/Sci-Fi on December 24th, 2006.

Can you imagine a world in which you have to establish systems in order to detect if an intelligence is machine created or comes from a real human? Scientists and programmers has already been developing such systems. No, I am not talking about a far future here, I am talking about 2002. The first system [...]

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SEO Meeting in New Delhi India

Posted in SEO News on December 23rd, 2006.

Update March 13th, 2007 I am very sorry but I cannot come. I am moving to a new flat at the end of the month, additionally my business has almost doubled which means a lot of work and we are working to set up and release my Swedish services that has to be ready in [...]

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

Posted in Humor,My life on December 18th, 2006.

John Scott tagged me EDIT: also SEO4Fun There are probably hundreds of interesting things you didn’t know about me as my life has not been that ordinary … But I give you here five: In 1999 I made my own card game which I play with relatives and family. Last time we played was yesterday, [...]

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Fighting the War Against Web Site Spam Bots

Posted in vBulletin,Web Development Articles on December 9th, 2006.

The last days I have been fighting in the war against the latest spam bot soldiers like a maniac. I own and manage over 70 web sites. This includes different forums, directories, blogs, topsites, article submission sites and you name it. Very recently there is a new wave of spam. The default captcha for vBulletin [...]

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IMC 2006 and Swedish SEO meeting is over

Posted in SEO,SEO News on December 2nd, 2006.

The international Internet Marketing Conference for 2006 was held in Stockholm, Sweden, 2 days ago. There was 4 panels (I was part of the second one) and some of the common buzzwords that pretty much sums up this conference were the following: Web Analytics Visitor Attraction Marketing Analysis Eye-tracking Click-tracking Huge visitor interactive campaigns Real-time [...]

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Greatest Nerd of All Times: Jonathan Vos Post!

Posted in General,Humor on November 13th, 2006.

I have just found a person on the internet that I believe brings a whole new meaning to the word NERD. This is a person that is member of a group called “the Ubergeeks” and breaks all records, by far. He is additionally a very interesting person with a very special character. Let me present [...]

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Link to Me Textbox WordPress Plugin

Posted in Link Building,WordPress on November 6th, 2006.

This is a WordPress plugin that will give you more links and higher rankings in the search engines. Most bloggers knows the importance of getting links in order to get high rankings in search engines. But did you know that the best links are those that are natural recommendations? Additionally I experienced better rankings across [...]

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What a SEO Professional should know

Posted in SEO Articles on October 28th, 2006.

To be a good SEO you need to know a lot of things and to be a professional SEO you need to know them well. I sometimes see people calling themselves “SEO Experts” looking to make a quick buck … Let’s just list the things I consider that a good SEO must know: HTML As [...]

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Tutorial: Automatic Site Map for WordPress

Posted in WordPress on October 22nd, 2006.

To improve the navigation of your users as well as search engine traffic and ranking to your WordPress blog I suggest making a good site map of your posts – a map of your site. A kind of user friendly archive of your posts. This is not “Google sitemap”! The benefits: The user can quickly [...]

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