Roots 'n' Shoots: Introduction

Please Help RnS!

Google had brought out an algorithm update in May 2017. With previous updates like Panda or Penguin, Mr G had penalized blogs or websites with low quality content and those more focused on aggressive adverts (including multiple ads or pop-up ads in articles). However, many blogs/websites that weren't shady got penalized beyond recovery too and a lot of people lost their income. The May 2017 update has had wide-scale effect on blogs and websites, but without any explanation from Mr G as to why or what it does. RnS has been hit by it too and hard. RnS organic search stats (i.e. users from Google) have dropped by 75% since. Even though RnS is not a source of income, I tried to figure out why RnS is being culled. It seems that it doesn't really have anything to do with RnS per se, but likely because RnS is FREE and not paying for page ranking (via AdWords or Ad Ranking). Now it is likely being aggressively shoved to lower page rankings to accommodate the paid ads.

I would fully appreciate any sharing of RnS via email, social media or whatever, because I cannot rely on Mr G anymore to get RnS' content where it is needed. I have (re)registered RnS with Bing and I have also switched to DuckDuckGo as my primary search engine.

Thank you & Enjoy the content!

- The Shroom -

Friday, 19 August 2011

Introduction

18 August 2011

Our information era has provided us with a multitude of resources that are easily accessible, yet we suffer from an 'information overload'. This implies that there is so much information available that you spend the majority of your time shifting through it to find relevant and good information.

The gardening books available in the bookstores all follow a similar pattern and you can research all you want, the real experience and knowledge of gardening involves getting your hands dirty. You simply grab some seeds, stick them in the ground and offer sacrifices to the garden fairies in an attempt to make them grow :)

I am a self-learnt gardener and I started this blog as a practical guide to gardening. I will post hints and tips not found in your usual gardening book. So in this blog I will post articles or comments on the 'things' you pick up whilst gardening, trying something and seeing how the plants react to your efforts.

If anybody has some gardening tips and hints of their own to share - feel free to do so J

Let your friends know!

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