Making some progress on one of my affiliate articles

I’m on a mission.  I want to try to improve the earnings from my article about the best vacuum cleaner for hardwood floors.   The article seems to convert well and is making some decent money, and I would like to grow it.

 

So, one thing I’m starting to do is some more guest posting.  I recently did an article on The Westchester View which links back to it.  The article is about how to protect your hardwood floors after you buy a new house with hardwood.

 

Yesterday, I worked on optimizing the article a bit.  I added in some better calls to action and some new sections.  I’m hoping to do some more soon.

 

I’m trying to think of some other topics that I can include this in so I can do some more guest posting.  But, now I’m having a brain freeze as I think I’m too close to this.  Hopefully, something will come to me soon.

 

I am doing some more guest blogging, and just completed another one on Tuesday.  Yay.  And, I just got a text from a freelance writer who linked back to me on an article on an authoritative real estate site.  Double yay.

 

I think I’ll also write something on ActiveRain and RealtyTimes soon.  I just need to figure out the topics to write about.  I’m also going to write some other articles to link back and reference the places where I’m guest posting.

 

I’ve also been doing some guest posts for one of my clients.  One should be published the end of this week and then the next one around November 20th.  I’m hoping that will help his blog do better.

 

For my vacuum article, I continue to share it on pinterest.  I had made a new image which seems to be doing better.  I also added a link to the blog post on the sidebar on my site.  My ideal, though is that it does better in search.  I can see that’s going to be a challenge as there are many others who have written on this topic and their domain names are very focused on vacuums and they seem to know what they’re doing. But, I would love if I can just move up a couple of slots.

 

Currently, I’m getting a bit over 1200 clicks per month.   It seems to be doing a bit better on google search, but I would love if I can accelerate it.  I’m also going to check out the backlink profile for some of my competitors.  Maybe that will help.  And, maybe this article will help a bit, too.

 

So much to do, so little time.  What else is new?

Random thoughts

Today I read a blog post and it reminded me of one of my dad’s past clients.  He was rather wealthy (and that’s probably an understatement) and had a large collection of Picasso’s and artwork from many other famous artists.

 

So, I googled his name to see what info I could find. (He had died in 1987).  It was really fascinating.  I knew that he was a big art collector.  What I didn’t realize is that he was the original owner of Le Reve.  This is one of Picasso’s most famous works of art.  On this site, it’s rated as his 4th most famous painting.  Apparently he bought it for just $7,000 in 1941!  Wow.  It looks like after he and his wife died, the estate auctioned it off in 1997 for $48 million.  Wow.

 

Apparently he and his wife had a passion for spotting talented artists before they became grand masters.  He also had paintings from Jasper Johns, Rauschenberg and Frank Stella.  At the time, their auction (after their deaths) resulted in the highest ever private auction (at that time…and I believe now 3rd in total).  Wow.

 

They truly had a knack for selecting fine art and spotting talent!  I wish I had gotten to meet them.

 

It’s interesting because recently I did an epic article on Selling an Inherited House to settle an estate, and in the process of my research, I interviewed my dad (who was an estate attorney) to get his perspective and advice.   He had a lot of value to add on the process and some of the basics.

 

He also explained that often when there are large estates, the real estate and/or the artwork values can be rather high and in order to pay for the estate taxes (for high worth individuals), many need to sell the house and auction some of the artwork off quickly to pay off the taxes.

 

This would be one of those examples…as the artwork appreciated sooooo much.