grow, marvel, eat, laugh, persevere

Friday, May 23, 2008

What The Heck?

I changed the look of my blog and added adsense and my total hits per day has plummeted. What the heck is that all about? It seems to be that my blog is not showing up on any google searches any more. I use to be the second site when you google "homemade composter" but now I'm not there at all.

What the heck did I do to cause this? Anybody?


  1. Go into Customize - then Settings. Make sure you have answered "Yes" for both questions:
    1) Add your blog to our listings? (YES)
    2) Let search engines find your blog? (YES)

    Hopefully that will help!

  2. When you google "My Skinny Garden," it comes right up (that's a good sign taht you're not lost in never-never Internet land).

  3. I had the same problem about 6 months ago with my blog. As soon as I added AdSense my rank dropped like a rock and several of the various ranking services had me drop from some where in the double digits popularity rank to down in the high triple digits. Once I removed AdSense my numbers started going up again. I can only assume that using one of the ad services like AdSense causes penalty points or something in the various ranking systems.

    I ran AdSense for about a year and made a total of like $8. It wasn't worth the uglyness of my website.

  4. allison - check! and thanks for googleing me!

    T - you are probably right but it seems like i'm getting googled more again although still not at the same frequency as before.

  5. I know what the problem is - Blotanical is having problem with Blogger feeds. Don't worry that you did anything. Everything's fine. BTW - I like the bright new look. (I've just been super busy.)