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The official website of Stephen King's Thinner Gypsies

As of February 2021, we are now getting up to 7 MILLION visits per day!


This is the home page of

Maine author, artist, Voodoo Priestess, Gypsy Queen, and art car designer:

EelKat Wendy Christine Allen

Chances are high, I'm the most famous person, you'll ever meet.

I am EelKat

The REAL Gypsy Witch Stephen King based his Thinner Gypsy witch off of

and owner of the REAL World's Most Haunted car,

the car Stephen King based his fictional Christine off of,

My family, we are the Gypsies you see in The Thinner, the movie was filmed on my farm,

Founder of The Procter & Gamble Boycott

EelKat of Squidoo, EelKat Voice of the Voiceless.

EelKat Etiole's Friend.

We are the Gypsies of Old Orchard Beach, Saco, Biddeford, Scarborough, Wells, Kennebunk, Sanford, Bangor, and Palmyra, Maine.


This website started in 1996 and is updated, edited, and added to daily. (NOTE do keep in mind since the April 10, 2015 murder of my children, this site is no longer updated daily, and very few new writing articles are added any more - since 2015 updates have been about weekly and usually are about the continued ongoing investigation into the murder of my family.) 

As of 2021 it has more than 10,000 pages. However, only around 2,000 pages are indexed by search engines (robot blockers and/or passwords, prevent the rest from being findable by Google/Bing/Yahoo/etc.). Around 8,000 pages can only be accessed by clicking on direct links to them. The links are found on other pages on this site. Confusing? Perhaps. But whenever one of those difficult to find 8,000 pages gets traffic, I know that you are VERY dedicated in reading what I wrote or doing some stalker level digging to reach those search engine inaccessible pages and I'd rather not waste my time writing stuff for uninterested parties, plus it's fascinating to see how deep some people are willing dig to find every last word I wrote.

I published my first novel in 1978. Since then I have published 138 novels, 30 non-fiction books, 2,000+ short stories, a dozen plays, a few comic book scripts for Disney's Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck comics, a few dozen novellas, and 10,000+ non-fiction articles.

I am asexual and famous for 4 decades of writing 100% sexless stories, laced in extreme blood-gore-and-violence. But in spite of that, in recent years, most people classify me as an Erotica author. I don't know why, as I've never written Erotica or even any sex scenes, and as I am a nun, raised as such from the age of 3, I wouldn't even know how to write sex or Erotica. If you came here looking for sex, BDSM, Erotica, or Dominatrix's, please return to whomever sent you and tell them to burn in Hell where their immoral ass belongs. Also, do tell me their name so I can put a curse on them, so they will never enjoy sex ever again, to punish them for spreading lies about me and connecting my name to anything related to sex at all. I find sex vile and despicable and want no part of your perverse degradation near me.

All of my fiction works are about Alien Elf Wizards who live in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. All of my non-fiction works are about the history of Maine, it's Gypsy Clans, and most especially Old Orchard Beach the town which was settled and founded by my family.

Most of these pages answer reader questions on the worldbuilding, character creating, plotting, writing, editing, and publishing process of my work. 

Others are on the history of my people, The Gypsies of Maine, our culture, our lifestyle, our cars, and our religion.

The rest of the pages are daily updates of the terrorist attacks by Maine's White Supremacists on my non-white family, including updates of the FBI investigation of the April 10, 2015 murder of my children.




IMPORTANT UPDATE:

Due to the murder of my family and the resulting court cases, police investigations, and FBI investigations, I no longer have time to daily update this website.

Likewise ALL novel, short story, and article writing projects are on hiatus.

All book releases, book signings, workshops, and convention appearances for 2015 (and unknown amount of time after) are on hold while the murder investigation of my family is ongoing.

Writing advice for the worldbuilding, character creation, and other writing how to articles are on hold.

From now on, the bulk of updates here will be about the investigation into the murder of my family.

No, NOT just THIS author website, not JUST the EelKat pename, not just self published books: ALL 15 (fifteen) of my penames are on hiatus, that includes traditional published books as well, newspaper reporting jobs, editing jobs, my work for Harlequin Romance Novels, my work for Disney... EVERYTHING is on hiatus. Every publishing house I work for, every series I write, every penname I write under: they are ALL on hiatus, ALL projects.

There is NOTHING being published under ANY penname, not for ANY series, not for ANY publisher, from 2015 onward. EVERYTHING is on hold due to the murder of my family. I do not know when or even if, any of the projects will be restarted or finished.

Yes, BOTH the magazines I owned are indefinitely shut down because of this as well, with no plans for either magazine to return. The publishing house I own is also closed to submissions from now on, we will no longer be publishing anything. It is unlikely we will reopen the publishing house either.

All book signing tours, workshops, letures, PAX events, ComicCon events, carnival/festival/state fair/car show events are also canceled. I will not be attending ANY of them. If a venue still has my name listed as a guest/speaker/etc it is because they've not yet removed it. I WILL NOT be there, no matter where it is! 

EVERYTHING, EVERYWHERE, IS CANCELED!

The ONLY thing continuing from this point on, is THIS website, where I'll post updates on the murder investigation, hopefully every week, but, you know how it is when 10 members of your family are beheaded, it's kind of difficult to have a schedule for anything anymore.

April 10, 2015 my 12 children were kidnapped,
from 146 Portland Ave. Old Orchard Beach, Maine.

May 15, 2015, ten of their heads were nailed to my door.

Do you have information?

FBI Agent Andy Drewer out of the 
Portland, Maine FBI office is in charge of the case.

If you have information about the April 10, 2015 murder of my family 
or any of the attacks on our home and relatives, give it to him not me.
He can be reached @ +1-(207)-774-9322 









Solo-Build-It (SBI) Website Traffic



Thinking about adding another sbi site and have a question about traffic


Thinking about adding another sbi site and have a question about traffic

 #1386257  by Sarah from sarahpesaventogolf.com 
 12 Nov 2017 16:14

Hi,

I used to have another sbi site on golf and had about 500 visitors per day. This was before the google penguin and panda updates. I got all this traffic from the search engines and was just adding content regularly. When google changed things around, about 6 years ago, my traffic started dipping and I ended up cancelling my other golf websites and now only have the site for my golf lesson business. 

It seemed that other ways to build traffic either costed $ or took too much time. Now I've discovered instagram and it seems that with the #'s you can get a lot of views and potentially traffic to a website. This made me think maybe I should create another golf site to sell ebooks on like I used to. 

Basically, my main question is can I get 500 to 10,000 visitors per day to a new site? It would be focused on golf and I've sold a lot of golf ebooks that I wrote 5-10 years ago. Would instagram help get traffic to my website? Are there any other ways to get traffic that really work well? I don't want to spend the time to do a new site if it's going to be a ton of work to get a little traffic. Before the google penguin and panda updates I was getting a lot of traffic (500 visitors a day) relatively easily by just adding good content. I was able to monetize this by selling ebooks and using google adsense and was making $500-1000 per month.

Thanks,
Sarah Pesavento


I would think 500 visits a day on a site less then 3 years old would be difficult for most any site these days, because you need a LOT of pages to gain traction these days and it takes a year or more to write up that many pages and only sites a decade old ever seem to get 10,000 visits a day.

I would think 500 visits a day on a site less then 3 years old would be difficult for most any site these days, because you need a LOT of pages to gain traction these days and it takes a year or more to write up that many pages and only sites a decade old ever seem to get 10,000 visits a day.

Since 2013, most my SBI site has ever gotten was 77,000 views in one month, but that was a fluke, back in February that had been caused by some tweet Trump said, so everybody who had a page on that particular topic suddenly got lots of traffic. I couldn't understand it at all, because that page normally got a few visits a month (as in maybe 10) then it suddenly got 77k all at once. And then didn't get any more traffic again, went back to normal. It was about 2 months later I found out about the Trump tweet and I was ooooooh, now I get it.

Most months my SBI site gets around 14k views (on slow months it dips down to 7k) which is about 400 visits a day (200 on the low months). But it has 1,627 pages (as of today) and each page gets only 1 or 2 views a day with many pages getting no views for weeks to a time. Right now my goal is to get to to 25k every month (done it a few times but it's very hard to do) and then once I'm getting 25k consistently, my next goal is to reach 50k a month. I'm thinking I should be able to get to 50k a month (about 1,500 a day) by the end of 2018 (for it's 5th anniversary) ... hopefully.

But here's the thing... I get between 50 to 60 views a day from Google and 20 to 30 views a day from Bing. Search engine traffic is sending me fewer then 100 views a day!

Most of my views come from YouTube (link to my site in description of each of my daily vlogs), Twitter (I've been on Twitter since 2008 and have 10k+ followers, most of whom are readers of my books), FaceBook (I run 17 groups and pages, mostly for short story authors and fantasy novelists, plus also fanpages for my novels), Tumblr (a writer's/authors blog), BlogSpot (another blog), and Reddit (I run 8 subreddits/forums that I built there). I also get traffic from my LinkedIn, LiveJournal, Pinterest, Instagram, and Google+ but not that much, maybe only 10 a day from each.

Plus I'm on several forums for authors and gamers and my SBI is in the sig of each of my forum accounts, and every time I post in one of the forums (about a dozen different ones) I'll get about 20 or 40 views that day and a few more each day for the rest of that week. I try to make at least one new post on each forum each week.

If I wasn't daily making 1 to 5 new pages on my SBI site, then daily posting them on each of my social network accounts, and daily writing posts for my blogs and subReddits, all that in between daily working on my next novel, I wouldn't have the traffic I've got.

Search engines only send my about 1/5th of my total daily traffic. The rest is all from me being very, very, very, very active on social media.

Days I'm sick and can't post, I get almost no traffic.

My fans love my work, but they don't just randomly head to my site looking for it. They wait for me to post on a social network and tell them: "Here's today's new page about....Enjoy!" They come if I post the link out there. My notification squad fam is loyal, but they wait for me to tell them there is something new for them to come read.

So, yeah, 500 visits a day, is doable, but it REALLY takes a LOT of work. I'm putting about 6 hours a day into writing new content, making new pin pictures, posting on social media... and not just posting links... but actually talking with my readers and answering their questions and stuff as well. 

Then I'm putting in 8 hours a day writing and editing my novels, which I in turn publish on Amazon and link to my SBI site and sell off my site.

So, yeah, I know you can get 500 a day, without search engines, just relying on social media, because I'm doing it but, I'm also doing it as a full time career/business/job with long full time hours to do it. And doing it with a LOT of social media accounts all over the place, not just one. For me instagram only accounts for 1 or 2 visits a day, so if I relied just on instagram I wouldn't get much traffic. But that could be because of my niche.

All you can do is try it and see what results you get because every site, every niche is going to be different.


Re: Thinking about adding another sbi site and have a question about traffic

 #1386265  by Joseph from resumes-cover-letters-jobs.com 
 12 Nov 2017 20:12

Hi,

Joseph from resumes-cover-letters-jobs.com wrote:I pity the webmasters who are not with SBI as their traffic must be null and void.


Yep. I still have a few non-SBI sites that I haven't shut down yet. Traffic plummeted on them. Most are lucky if they get 100 views a month. Horrible. SBI is definitely better.

The HTTPS Change Over - Traffic Stats 1 Month Update


Ideas on How to Recover After the HTTPS Transition

 #1387315  by Jill from sftourismtips.com 
 28 Nov 2017 12:47

There have been a lot of posts lately on how to recover after you transition from HTTP to HTTPS, so I wanted to start a post to gather some ideas for those that have transitioned and lost some traffic.

After my transition, here are a few things I did to get my pages reindexed and moving toward the top of the SEs again.

New Pages: Each week, I’m adding pages to show activity on the site, but also continue to build out my business. Google likes to see fresh content and it’s always good to bulk up your site with new and fresh ideas.

Old Pages: I also spent some time updating older page. I have more to do, but I looked at some of the pages with the best numbers that don’t rank well. I updated those to improve the overall user experience.

Social Media: I also continue to be active on social media. I’m posting my newly created pages as well as older pages on Facebook. I edited my most recent Pinterest post with the new HTTPS links to start to drive traffic to them directly.

Email Marketing: I’m currently sending out weekly emails to my subscribers. This will drive in more traffic and show interest in my pages outside of the SEs.

These are just a few quick options to get the ideas flowing. What have you done after your transition to get reindexed? 

Jill



Re: Ideas on How to Recover After the HTTPS Transition

 #1387327  by Jacki from drought-smart-plants.com 
 28 Nov 2017 15:07

I submitted my two biggest sites to blogarama.com and ping-o-matic.com - although I'm a little gunshy after getting pecked by the Penguin. I also 'fetched and rendered' by Google bot (in Webmaster Search Console) in both desktop and mobile. If that still doesn't get things going I'll start submitting urls page by page. It looks like everything http that was indexed is now indexed as https, so it's just a matter of time. I also ran a broken link checker.


  • Oct 19: switched to https
  • Oct 19: got/added new Google code
  • Oct 19: created new Google Search Consol profile for the https url
  • Oct 19: made new custom .xml/rss feed for the https version of my site (using Xml It in my SBI dashboard
  • Oct 19: submitted the new .xml/rss feed to Google
  • Oct 19: submitted the new .xml/rss feed to Bing (creating new profile not required)
  • Oct 21: 400+ https pages reported indexed by Google
  • Oct 21: 700+ https pages reported indexed by Bing


The one I highlighted, I highlighted, because I think it is the step I did, that caused me to have an increase in traffic, instead of a decrease in traffic the way many others are reporting seeing. I also think that step is the reason Google and Bing had my https pages indexed in less than 48 hours after the https change over.

Stats as of today November 28:

  • Clicks from search: up 38%
  • Appeared in search: up 95%
  • Pages crawled: up 98%
  • Crawl errors: up 57% (that's bad)
  • Pages indexed: down 4% 


(those %s are according to the chart on my analytics dashboard, from the chart that shows changes for the last 30 days, with date set to show from Oct 1 to Nov 25)

  • Nov 28: my site has 1,663 pages
  • Nov 28: 1,160 http pages indexed by Bing (was 1,217 before the change to https)
  • Nov 28: 818 http pages indexed by Google (was 845 before the change to https)

So, most of the pages are already indexed, and the few remaining should be soon, as a few more seem to be added each day.

I've not made any change in creating and updating pages. I'm still publishing 1 to 5 new pages a day, updated 1 to 3 as well.

My social network linking has not changed. I just share my new and/or updated pages on Twitter/FaceBook/Tumblr/Google+/Pinterest/Reddit(my user profile)/LinkedIn. (So 1 to 8 pages get shared per day, each page on each social media). So there has been no increase in social networking, it's just the same as usual.

Google and Bing, though they show an increase in both clicks and appearance in search results, both continue to each make up about 12% of my traffic, with the bulk of my traffic (about 70%) coming from my "notification squad" (the people who follow me on social media and arrive to check out my new pages daily, as soon as I send out the links on social media).

So, even though there is an increase in SE traffic, social media traffic is still my primary traffic source. 

If you haven't done so already, I highly recommend you go to Xml It in your dashboard and create a new custom rss feed for your site, and submit it to Google Search Console and Bing. Cause I think that's why my https pages got indexed so fast and why my SE traffic increased instead of decreased. It's the only thing I did different from my normal every day stuff, so it's the only reason I can think of to explain the results I got.

Hope that helps.

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*This answer was to a fellow site builder using SBI hosting service. BrainstormIt is an SEO keyword search software program that comes with the service. If you were unaware of it, I use SBI to host EelKat.com.

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What did you do today to step closer to that goal?
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