Weekly Round Up for February 4, 2011

by JT McGee

I’ve got a few things on my mind, and more than a few things to do today so we’ll keep it simple. This is a round up…it’s supposed to be simple.

We’ll start first with MoneyMamba.com posts:

Why Pet Insurance is Worth the Money – Can you put a price on peace of mind?
Solving Student Loan Debt with Semantics – So easy a child could do it.
Why You Earn 90% Less than What You Think – Yup, you do!
Obama’s State of the Union Budget Cuts w/ Pie Charts – Still insanely popular, according to my analytics.
Money: Means to an End or Just an End? – How I feel about my money.

I’ve a few posts from around the internet I’d like to share, as well:

Thousandaire tops the list this week with a post to teenagers about college and careers. In going with the theme of student loans, this is a must read. Great stuff: Career advice for teenagers.

WSJ comes in second with: Stocks Hit Post-Crisis High. How’s that for a headline? Feels good, huh?

Third? How about links to videos uploaded from protestors in Egypt. Warning: Don’t click the YouTube links unless you have a strong stomach for blood, violence, and the disgusting traits of humanity. While the videos are…well, not exactly suited for dinner discussion, you’ll have a real understanding of the insanity of it all should you sit to watch them.

A fourth late edit: I had finished my round up already, but then I stumbled across this post from Wealth Informatics on accessing college level research/study guides/classwork and notes from top universities. This is a must-read, if not a must bookmark blog post: Learning for Free.

Stats and Updates:

So I figure I might as well start keeping statistics on the growth of MoneyMamba. Traffic is growing steadily, and some 25% of all traffic is now search engine traffic. That’s very good, but then again I’ve put a lot into long-term promotional strategies. I think I can take that number to 50%+ by next month, and keep referral traffic on a positive slope, too.

As of right now, MoneyMamba enjoys a lofty Alexa ranking of 1,099,712 in the world and 99,137 in the United States. However, the site sits at 447,411 in the world weekly rankings. Not too bad! I forecast that I break 200,000 by mid-March.

Thanks for checking in this week. Next post on the blogging schedule is slated for Monday, February 7, 2011.

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Everyday Tips February 4, 2011 at 13:16

You have done a great job with growth. That would be super impressive if you could get your search engine traffic up to 50 percent next month.

Let us know how you did it too!

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JT McGee February 4, 2011 at 14:50

It’s wishful thinking right now, but it’s still a goal! We’ll see how it all pans out. 🙂

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