Since the last post, Categroy Links in August, Pixelheadonline has turned a year old. The blog has 188 posts and 762 comments. The page rank went from a PR 4 to a PR3 in the most recent Google update.
As of this morning there were over 5000 sites in the cue to be moderated in the directory. A great deal of them are spam, as the directory seems to get attacked by bots continuously.
The most recent premium submission was to the Finance category page, which is cached in Google at the moment, but hot with the “http” attached to the url.
The directory generally does not get a ton of paid submissions. Our other directory the Jagdirectory(just a general directory) gets a ton of paid submissions. Why I have no idea.
The blog has shifted to having more posts about photography and web design in an effort to get it branded as that type of blog.
A flexible blogging schedule was adopted in September, which seems to not be followed, but it does give a guideline to help develop posts.
Also a commitment was made to do at least one environmental post per month, to be put out around mid month. The last environment related post was about Hugg.c0m, the environmental Digg site from Treehugger.com.
Top Commentator posts have been scheduled for mid month and the end of the month. The top three commentators for the mid and end of month receive individual site reviews. Along with the Top Commentators, a Commentators Guidelines was instituted in September. Sites without blogs are not linked to in the commentators link box. This was instituted to cut down on spam comments and as a legal precaution.
As of today, reciprocal links will be 3 dollars usd. Regular submissions are 5, and premium are 15.95.
The blog also still does paid site reviews, which are going for $120 usd. The site also has paid text links through TLA. This has resulted in a recurring monthly income for the blog.