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.