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Pro Anorexia: Compulsive Eating Disorder Movement Summary: Pro-anorexia (Pro-Ana) is a movement that supports the anorexia nervosa disorder as a lifestyle choice. Online support groups offer tips and advice for those with anorexia to promote rapid weight loss. Serious complications, including death, can result from this lifestyle choice. Word Count: 909 Search Engine Optimized! Usage Rights: $15 Full Rights: $35 CLICK HERE to view a sample of this article or to purchase it.

Alyssa's Weekly Wrap Up

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Is your web traffic irrelevant? Google’s new Panda platform now has people focused on their web traffic more than before. All website traffic is good traffic, right? Not always. Irrelevant web traffic can actually hurt your website. Basically, irrelevant web traffic is heavy or bulky traffic that goes to your site. Often, irrelevant traffic causes you to have a high bounce rate on your site. Some people actually prefer irrelevant traffic instead of relevant traffic because it means more visitors. However, in my opinion, relevant traffic is better because it means people are finding the information they want on your site and it’s of some value. Plus, you will have a lower bounce rate, which is great for search engine ranking. Chapters in Life Our lives are similar to books. On the outside, we have our hardcover that conceals our inner most thoughts and struggles, while revealing what we want others to believe our inner selves contain by the way we portray ourselves on t

Has Google's Panda Platform Hurt Your Website?

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You may not be aware, but a while back Google unleashed a new platform known as Panda. This new platform changes the way websites are indexed and ranked on the search engine. These new changes have caused numerous sites to fail in ranking on the 10 ten results of the search engine. It's essential your website maintains a high ranking to ensure your website remains visible. If you've noticed a decrease in your traffic or search engine ranking, it's most likely because your website no longer meets Google's requirements. Do you know if Google's Panda platform has hurt your website? Google's New Requirements Google's new requirements enforce quality websites. If you don't have a quality website with valuable information, Google is going to index your site poorly. The quality of the content isn't the only change Google has made. Google is also looking at keywords, the use of links, the types of URL's used, and even the navigation and appearance of

Alyssa's Weekly Wrap Up

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Google+: The new social networking empire? Recently, Google unveiled the new social networking site Google+. Finally, after a long wait, the new social network is available in a limited field. The functions Google+ has are very similar to Facebook’s functions, as far as the status stream and ability to share and view photos, videos and links, but Google+ has so much more. Living a Parent's Worst Fear Part 1: Alix's Story When you're pregnant with a child, you always have the fear something will be wrong with the baby when they are born. It's a normal fear to have despite everyone telling you it will be fine. You're just paranoid and the fear will ease as the pregnancy progresses. This is true in almost any pregnancy, but in my case, with my second child, even after the fear eased we faced this fear as a reality when my second son, Alix, was born. 5 Must Haves for Every Writer If you want to have a successful writing career and make your writing li

Alyssa's Weekly Wrap Up

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The Truth about Book Reviews Every author knows the value that great reviews can create for their book sales. Not only are reviews helpful for authors, but they’re good for potential consumer as well. Reviews often sway a consumer one way or another when it comes to purchasing a book. Falling Off of the Face of the Planet Last week, I fell off of the face of the planet. I disconnected myself from my computer and my work to catch up on some "me time," and more importantly some family time. Originally, I intended to only take off a day or two at the most, but it ended up being 6 days. It's funny because normally I can't even fathom the idea of doing nothing, but I really enjoyed doing nothing for once. Normally, I can't sit still unless I'm doing something, but I really enjoyed not worrying about emails, looming deadlines and social marketing. 6 days later, I decided it was time to get back to work before I made it a habit of doing nothing.