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New Website: DGI for the DIY
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(01-01-2017, 01:56 PM)Kerim Wrote:
(12-25-2016, 11:41 AM)EricL Wrote: Kerim, I hope it's okay that I put a link to this message board.

Of course, Eric! You've been such a great contributor here -- I hope you get lots of traffic from this site and elsewhere. I'll add your new site to the sticky in the Resources section.

According to my analytics I've gotten about 100 clicks from here, and have sent back 16 this way. Hopefully those both continue to grow going forward.

Thanks much for the sticky, I appreciate the help!
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(01-02-2017, 02:38 PM)rayray Wrote: Browsed your new site, Eric, nicely done!!

Thanks rayray, glad you liked it!

(01-04-2017, 12:23 PM)jdhansen Wrote: Love the new site.  Makes me wish I had more money to deploy.

Thanks, I think it is beginning to round into shape, but still have a long ways to go to get it to where I think it can be. As to lack of funds, I totally know your feelings. I dropped the last of my cash last week on ABT, and am anxiously waiting for the next cash to hit the account so I can buy some more!
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#13
(01-04-2017, 12:30 PM)EricL Wrote:
(01-02-2017, 02:38 PM)rayray Wrote: Browsed your new site, Eric, nicely done!!

Thanks rayray, glad you liked it!

(01-04-2017, 12:23 PM)jdhansen Wrote: Love the new site.  Makes me wish I had more money to deploy.

Thanks, I think it is beginning to round into shape, but still have a long ways to go to get it to where I think it can be. As to lack of funds, I totally know your feelings. I dropped the last of my cash last week on ABT, and am anxiously waiting for the next cash to hit the account so I can buy some more!

Why did you add all the advertisement garbage on it? Especially the advertisements in the middle!!!  Totally takes away from the homey feel of helping dividend investors. It now looks like all the other greedy sites out there now.  Sorry for the rant but you had something good going there at first.
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(01-19-2017, 09:43 AM)KTMarty Wrote:
(01-04-2017, 12:30 PM)EricL Wrote:
(01-02-2017, 02:38 PM)rayray Wrote: Browsed your new site, Eric, nicely done!!

Thanks rayray, glad you liked it!

(01-04-2017, 12:23 PM)jdhansen Wrote: Love the new site.  Makes me wish I had more money to deploy.

Thanks, I think it is beginning to round into shape, but still have a long ways to go to get it to where I think it can be. As to lack of funds, I totally know your feelings. I dropped the last of my cash last week on ABT, and am anxiously waiting for the next cash to hit the account so I can buy some more!

Why did you add all the advertisement garbage on it? Especially the advertisements in the middle!!!  Totally takes away from the homey feel of helping dividend investors. It now looks like all the other greedy sites out there now.  Sorry for the rant but you had something good going there at first.

Marty,

I responded to your comment on the article, and have adjusted locations for advertising. It's a delicate process to navigate trying to balance between generating some revenue for the many hours of work I put into it, and trying to still keep an enjoyable site for readers.

I've struggled with how far to take things, and already had blocked several ad types that I personally feel are offensive or too flashy. 

In short, its a balance I'm trying to figure out, the site is less than a month old and will go through some growing pains. I appreciate you reaching out to share your feelings, negative comments are often more useful than good ones to make things better.

Have a great day,

Eric
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(01-19-2017, 09:43 AM)KTMarty Wrote:
(01-04-2017, 12:30 PM)EricL Wrote:
(01-02-2017, 02:38 PM)rayray Wrote: Browsed your new site, Eric, nicely done!!

Thanks rayray, glad you liked it!

(01-04-2017, 12:23 PM)jdhansen Wrote: Love the new site.  Makes me wish I had more money to deploy.

Thanks, I think it is beginning to round into shape, but still have a long ways to go to get it to where I think it can be. As to lack of funds, I totally know your feelings. I dropped the last of my cash last week on ABT, and am anxiously waiting for the next cash to hit the account so I can buy some more!

Why did you add all the advertisement garbage on it? Especially the advertisements in the middle!!!  Totally takes away from the homey feel of helping dividend investors. It now looks like all the other greedy sites out there now.  Sorry for the rant but you had something good going there at first.



Why don't you use Feedly or another aggregator? 


How do bloggers get paid when someone reads content through an aggregator btw? @EricL, do you know? I never thought of it.
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(01-19-2017, 12:10 PM)Rasec Wrote: Why don't you use Feedly or another aggregator? 

How do bloggers get paid when someone reads content through an aggregator btw? @EricL, do you know? I never thought of it.

I don't use them because I don't know what either Feedly or an aggregator are. Are those e-mail handling systems? My e-mail follower system is just whatever came with Wordpress, I haven't set up any new widgets or anything to handle that.

The only way I get paid anything is if someone clicks on a link for one of the Adsense ads or if they click through to the Amazon website and buy something. I make nothing off of page views, just clicks, and there hasn't been many of them at all through the first three weeks. I think I'm up to about $6 in ad revenue thus far, which when compared with the many hours I've put into it, isn't much, basically pennies per hour. I don't expect to get rich from doing this, I'm just hoping to get enough revenue to pay for the annual maintenance costs of running the site.

To your second question, I don't believe bloggers get paid anything when their work is read through an aggregator. It's simply a way for their content to get read and hopefully build a following for their work, which drives future readers to their site. I haven't used anything like that, I'm just working through social media myself and cross-marketing with my efforts on Seeking Alpha.
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#17
Good work! Looking forward to watching it (and you) progress!

Ronn
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(01-23-2017, 07:27 PM)ronn38 Wrote: Good work! Looking forward to watching it (and you) progress!

Ronn

Thanks Ronn!
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I added a post last night talking about dividend payout ratio. I've seen people talk about using it for an initial screening method, and it got me thinking about my spreadsheets and how companies have a wide range of targeted payout ratios.

Dividend Payout Ratio: Is It Relevant?

Spoiler alert, I do think it is relevant, but it needs to be looked at the context of other metrics.

Thanks.
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#20
(12-25-2016, 11:41 AM)EricL Wrote: Hey all, just wanted to share that I am putting together a new website called DGI for the DIY [www.dgiforthediy.com], which stands for Dividend Growth Investing for the Do-It-Yourself investor............................


Hope you enjoy!

Eric

What a beautifully done website! I added it to my favorite list of dividend investment bookmarks. Thank you for the time and effort you've obviously put into this site and for sharing it.
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