The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Tuesday, February 06, 2024

So you want to amplify my SEO

Amplify Your SEO with Strategic Link Inserts
Wed, 7 Feb 2024 01:16:35 +0300

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Hello Krystal.

Since you neglected to include a link (in an email sent as HTML no less!) it's hard for me judge the value Next Publisher will provide for my site, so I'm going to have to adjust my prices accordingly. My fee for both guest posts and link insertions is $10,000 (US) per. So if a guest post also includes a link insertion, that would be a total of $20,000 (US). If I'm going to be whoring selling out what Google Page Rank I have, it's going to cost.

I look forward to hearing back from you.


Okay! I'll answer your question, LinkedIn. Also, Orange Site! Orange Site! Orange Site!

Today's “you're one of the few experts invited to add this collaborative article” from LinkedIn is “How do you become a senior application developer?” My answer? Stay in a programming job for three years. Boom! You're a senior application developer. I know, I know, that's a big ask these days when everybody is jumping ship every two years. But hey, if you want to be a “senior application developer,” you got to make sacrifices.

Oh, and the title to today's post? I found out that LinkedIn really liked when I mentioned the Orange Site in the title of my post. Almost two orders of magnitude more. So I'm doing a test to see if I can game the system there.

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