Blood and guts – Fat Stacks Blogging

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Man looks bewildered at something on his laptop screen.

My greater websites are a large number. Blood and guts everywhere.

Damaged hyperlinks. Unsuitable hyperlink attributions. Orphan pages. Damaged pictures. Skinny content material. Imperfect content material. Dire updates wanted.

The larger websites get, the messier they get.


It’s a continuing sport of catch-up.

And but, site visitors and income develop.

And that’s the important thing.

Mass publishing just isn’t an excellent enterprise for perfectionists

I’m not a perfectionist.

I’m certain you’ve figured that out by now.

Once I was a child in class, I took extra delight in being the primary to complete assignments than getting the most effective grade.


If I completed first with a B, that was excellent in my books.

I’m okay figuring out that my websites are an enormous mess. They’ll by no means be good. In the event that they’re good, I’m not doing sufficient.

In case your content material websites are a large number, congratulations! you’re doing one thing proper IMO.

What can perfectionists do?

It strikes me {that a} extra surgical on-line enterprise is healthier for perfectionists. I’m speaking in regards to the one-web page websites with an indication-up web page adopted up with a funnel promoting one thing.

There are fewer transferring components. Every half have to be good to ensure that it to earn a living from paid advertisements (you could purchase site visitors for this to work).

This mannequin requires obsessing over each element.

I suppose that’s why it doesn’t enchantment to me… I’m too messy.

By all means, perfectionists can pursue content material publishing biz however they should loosen up about perfection or they’ll go nuts.

I’m not one to completely sit on my laurels.

Whereas messy websites can develop, cleansing them up now and then is time and cash nicely spent. Ideally, you retain your websites in good order as you construct them however I’m a sloppy writer.


Not too long ago I employed BlogFixer to repair all damaged hyperlinks and improper hyperlink attributions for affiliate hyperlinks. That service is a lifesaver.

Just a few weeks in the past I reactivated LinkWhisper to do some inside linking and determined to click on on the “Orphan Pages” report. I had by no means clicked this report earlier than (I ought to have).


I had 1,825 orphan pages on a web site with 5,200 posts.

That’s horrible.

What’s an orphan web page?

It’s a web page or put up with no hyperlinks pointing to it, together with no inside hyperlinks pointing to it.

It’s often a good suggestion to have a minimum of one hyperlink pointing to a bit of content material. Ideally associated content material.


I got down to repair that.

It’s simple with LinkWhisper.

I both create automated hyperlinks by numerous key phrases or go into the “create inbound hyperlinks” space, test a couple of bins and create hyperlinks that manner. Typically I do each.

It’s not a enjoyable job although. Tedious. But it surely’s a kind of 20% duties that may have an enormous optimistic affect.

Additionally, not all of these 1,825 orphan pages want inbound hyperlinks. However the ones do want them, want them badly. They aim good key phrases. They’ve associated posts that ought to hyperlink to them. It’s a straightforward and quick course of to enhance on-web site website positioning.

It’s about discovering a stability.

Development = extra mess.

However a part of progress requires protecting issues functionally clear. An excessive amount of mess may be dangerous.

It’s like a home.

Obsessing over a clear and tidy home may be worrying.

An excessive amount of mess (hoarding) will also be worrying.

There’s a contented medium someplace in between.

I pursue the joyful medium.