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

Jim Westergren

I am Jim Westergren and I am a successful SEO and Web Developer working in my company TodaysWeb in which I am the Founder & CEO. I am Swedish but live in Bolivia with my wonderful wife and 2 children.

For more about me, see my about page.

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Finally Some SETI Progress: Gliese 581 c

3 May 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 [...]

My Philosophical Beliefs

13 Apr 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. [...]

Best month so far: March 2007

5 Apr 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! [...]

SEO for WordPress - The Complete Guide

20 Mar 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 [...]

New site design

8 Mar 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 [...]

Checklist when won a web site auction

20 Feb 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 [...]

Protect yourself from invalid Adsense clicks

13 Feb 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 [...]

Updating PR values of 1066 URLs in 30 minutes

11 Feb 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 [...]

New PageRank Export

2 Feb 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 [...]

Why Do I Believe in the Human Spirit?

22 Jan 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? [...]

Second Annual Report, My Success Online

12 Jan 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 [...]

Worst Web Design Ever

28 Dec 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. [...]

Human or Machine, Can You See a Difference?

24 Dec 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 [...]

SEO Meeting in New Delhi India

22 Dec 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 [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

18 Dec 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, [...]

Fighting the War Against Web Site Spam Bots

9 Dec 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 [...]

IMC 2006 and Swedish SEO meeting is over

2 Dec 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 [...]

Greatest Nerd of All Times: Jonathan Vos Post!

13 Nov 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 [...]

Link to Me Textbox WordPress Plugin

6 Nov 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 [...]

What a SEO Professional should know

28 Oct 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 [...]

Tutorial: Automatic Site Map for WordPress

22 Oct 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 [...]

Information as a Global Power Tool

16 Oct 2006

Forewords: I am not a politician. These are some thoughts from my head and they could be all wrong. GOD controls the world, right? GOD stands for Gold (money), Oil and Drugs and the more of these you have the more power you have. And what can you use to control masses of people? Twisted [...]

Latest SEO News

15 Oct 2006

The latest news in the world of SEO (this is written on October 15th 2006): Google bought YouTube for $1.65 billion in stock. Negative response by Randfish, positive response from Shoemoney. TLA released a Blog Juice Calculator Yahoo had a new algo update. Andy Hagans goes even more busy and releases ReviewMe a very smart [...]

Rank bragging

8 Oct 2006

I have some good ranks with some keywords and I want to show it to you here. It is mostly my blog that is doing well but also some other sites. I am of course working on a lot more. I am not counting double listings. Latest update: December 5, 2006 Google   KeywordRank seo [...]

My friend and his dog

8 Oct 2006

I just need to show you this hilarious picture: It is my friend Peter Gröhn who lives in Malmö and his dog Flisan. The photo was taken last summer. You can write some funny, nice comment here for him. I will soon send an e-mail to him with a link to this post :) . He was embarrasing me last summer and now this is the revenge, hehe.

Important Major Business Decision

2 Oct 2006

Swedish translation My company has expanded far more than expected. Today I have partnership with over 10 companies and individuals around the world and additionally my father, brother and sister are working with administrative duties. It has come to a critical point in which I impossible can deliver from the demand of service that I [...]

Backlink Generator

1 Oct 2006

I was drafting on a new article but I missed a word to describe something specific. Let me coin the term "Backlink Generator". EDIT: Article now written here. With "Backlink Generator" I mean a "machine" that generates backlinks passively. It is a tool, script or something else which makes people link to it without any [...]

Historical Fiction Forum

27 Sep 2006

I have bought a new site and been working on it for a few days. Historical Fiction .org It has an active forum with almost 40 000 posts and a large number of book reviews written and submitted by it's forum members. The site is almost 1 year old and my plan is to make [...]

Release of my new Link Building Service!

20 Sep 2006

Finally after a lot of work my new link building service is ready and is here released. This new service is totally unique for the SEO industry (challenge me if I am wrong) and is developed based on my recent article: Link Building Guide. This new service provides links that: Are one-way to your site. [...]

Andy Hagans now offers a Link Baiting Service

18 Sep 2006

Andy Hagans is one of the top 10 link builders on the planet, IMHO. I have been reading his articles, his blog and studied his service descriptions to fine tune my own services. He has now a new article up, When Are SEO Firms Going to Offer Link Baiting Services?. Well worth a read. He [...]

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