Archive for June, 2007

How SEO and WordPress Templates can Increase Your Online Earnings

Posted By Misty Mountain on June 30, 2007 @ 2:16 am

My goal for all of my websites is simple: make some money. In order to make money with a website, your site needs some quality, targeted traffic. A search engine is a good provider of the money-making traffic ? but there are many other webmasters out there with the same goal as me ? ranking well in the search results on the search engines.

What sets one webmaster apart from another in terms of search engine ranking is their skills at SEO optimization.

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the art of tweaking your webpages so that your site will be ranked higher in the search results on the search engines. Notice that I called it an art ? there are skills and techniques that you combine together (think of combining paint on a canvas ? you have painting) in order to get your website ranked well in those search results.

In an effort to improve my SEO skills, I came across a great SEO tutorials resource that improved my skillset in terms of search engine optimization. The blog where I found it, DNSeo, teaches you those important skills in getting your site noticed. The tutorials cover a broad range of topics and skill levels, and are written in plain English.

Poking around the site, I was surprised to find Free WordPress themes. What do these have to do with the site? Well, most of the themes were designed with the expectation of showing Adsense ads on the site ? if someone clicks on the ad, you make money. They look very professional done and reduce the time it takes you to lauch a new blog – which gives you time to make even more sites (and more money).

A big thank you to the webmaster of ? most people are not willing to share their secrets or the tools that they use to succeed online ? but they did.

Great Children’s Activities

Posted By Misty Mountain on June 29, 2007 @ 11:47 pm

If you are looking for a good site that your child can play on and not be bombarded by advertisements, I have found the site for you.  The Doll Palace is a new site that offers some activities that are great for children of any age.

For the younger children, you can find the cartoon dolls to be a useful passtime.  You can pick a doll (boy or girl) and spend time with dress up games – you can change their clothes, their hair, and even give them accessories.  The interface is very much reminiscent of the old paper cut-out dolls without having to cut out all their clothing.  You can use the dolls you created as avatars on myspace pages, for you messaging program, or just a picture to put on your website.

You can also find coloring pages on the site as well.  There are many different categories that are sure to spark any child’s interest.  You can color cartoons, Pooh bear, animals, trains and more.  What sets the site apart from other coloring sites is that you can color the pages online – no printing required.  This results in cheap fun for your kids no matter what your financial situation.

All in all this is a site I would recommend to all parents if they need some activities to entertain their children.

Knock, Knock Who’s There?

Posted By Misty Mountain on June 27, 2007 @ 2:52 am

I can remember as a child using knock knock jokes all the time.  It was really easy to come up with those types of jokes, and even though sometimes my creations were not really that funny, my family always humored me and laughed at them anyways.  There seemed to be the traditional ones such as:

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Lettuce who?
Lettuce pray.

Who’s there?
Banana who? (Repeat the above three or four times)
Knock knock
Who’s there
Orange who?
Orange you glad I didn’t say banana?

Now that I am older and have some children, it is back to telling knock knock jokes.  In my research to teach my four year old some jokes, I realized how bad knock, knock jokes used to be.  I also understand the real reason why my parents used to laugh at my jokes: there is nothing funnier than watching your child trying to tell you a funny joke – that alone is priceless.

Free Puzzle World Modernizes Traditional Crossword Puzzles

Posted By Misty Mountain on @ 2:50 am

Crossword puzzles. What comes to mind when I mention those two words? Newspapers, magazines, puzzle books. That is what most people think of when they think crossword puzzles. Well, let me tell you, the people over at have come up with a modern spin on crossword puzzles.

In this digital age, we are no longer bound by having physical objects to play games. You no longer need cards to play card games, and you no longer need paper to do crossword puzzles. The folks at have created a site of digital crossword puzzles created by them and others just like you using their free online crossword maker. With a tool like this, you don?t have to struggle to fit you puzzle on the page of graph paper you were making it on. No more graphite from your pencil or ink from your maker after you have finished coloring in all the squares. Also, you can see in real time how the final product will go together – unlike making a paper puzzle yourself and hoping that you counted the squares accurately.

For those of you with little or no budget to purchase a crossword book don?t worry, they have got you covered too. You can search their large database of printable crossword puzzles ensuring that you can have a puzzle to work on when you need it. Pick it, print it, and put it in your pocket to take it wherever you need to go. When you have a free minute, you can work on that puzzle that you printed off at

Three Common Types of Insurance Examined

Posted By Misty Mountain on June 25, 2007 @ 2:49 am

Mortgage Insurance

Mortgage insurance is insurance for the lender and is sometimes required by lenders on lower down payment loans. It’s insurance that protects the lender in case you’re unable to pay. Borrowers are able to purchase homes that they wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford, due to high 20 percent down payment requirements.

Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) is insurance on your mortgage designed to protect your mortgage company against non-payment should you not make your loan payments. Keep in mind that the goal of this insurance is to protect the lender, not you. Private mortgage insurance is frequently called for by mortgage companies because of the larger number of defaults that are a result of minimal down payment mortgages. The good thing about private mortgage insurance is that it allows borrowers to get into properties that they might not otherwise be able to purchase because of large down payment requirements.

Car Insurance

Will you get your cars actual value from your car insurance company? If you get in an accident and "total" your car, it’s your insurance company’s responsibility to provide you with an amount of money that would purchase an equivalent car. This doesn’t always happen, unfortunately. They have their own formulas and will often consider quotes from various dealers that aren’t always that attainable, and this isn’t always a good indication of your specific vehicle’s true worth. Every car is different, with things like condition, mileage, and repairs playing vital roles. If they choose to use one of these methods, you may want to present them with some local quotes of your own. It’s recommended that you keep a documented vehicle history as well, so you can present repair and maintenance receipts if there’s a dispute. Make sure the amount you and your insurer settle on includes sales tax for the purchase of your replacement automobile.

ROP Term Life Insurance

When purchasing term life insurance, many buyers feel that their premiums are wasted should they outlive the term of their insurance policy.  Would you like Term Life Insurance that refunds your money if you don’t die? Well now you can it’s called Return of Premium Life Insurance. ROP came about because many people outlived their term policies and had nothing to show for it.   What makes ROP different?

Return of Premium or ROP combines the benefits of traditional term life insurance with a return of premium feature. Simply put your family receives a lump sum death benefit if you die, otherwise if you win your bet with the insurance company and you live the insurer returns all your premiums. This money-back guarantee can be particularly comforting for those that believe death will not occur during the term of coverage.

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Have you heard the juicy lie?

Posted By Misty Mountain on June 22, 2007 @ 2:48 am

Have you heard the juicy lie?

Maybe the right way to put it would be have you read the juicy lie?  

Now, you are probably thinking of gossip, possibly celebrity related, are you getting excited?  Another tabloid worthy column perhaps?

Think again.  A juicy lie is golf slang for a lie in the rought where the ball is sitting atop the grass, offering a clean approach.  Not what you thought, hey?

More importantly juicy-lie is a new blog that writes about extraordinary websites, topics, and news.  Made for the average joe (and jane), you will find content and news presented here nowhere else online.  Why?  They pride themselves on being original – a rarity in this age of cookie cutter blogs.  Grab your coffee and site for a read.  After you are done, tell your friends – everyone needs to know a juicy lie….

Five for fourteen – Day One

Posted By Misty Mountain on June 15, 2007 @ 2:45 am

For the next fourteen days, we will be announcing five blogs a day that we are adding to our network. Though the sites will not have a lot of content to start, you can expect them to get better as time goes on. Here are todays blogs:

Five for fourteen – Day Two

Posted By Misty Mountain on June 7, 2007 @ 2:47 am

This is day two of fourteen. Though the content of these sites may seem Here are todays blogs: