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I’m Back

I’ve been away in the Chilcotin, a wonderful part of the world.

Now that I’m back there are a few things I want to accomplish:

1) Facebook like page similar to http://www.sophistefunk.com/
2) “Subscribe” button that is similar
3) Twitter and feedburner set up that is similar
4) Ask them how it’s done.
5) Tell Conni to get moving http://www.alifeofblue.com/ turns up, but doesn’t link through MBDP
6) Get Redbubble and Zazzle working with GIMP.
7) Clean up the leftover stuff from last week.
8)Climb the MDBP ladder to page 1.

6th Progress Update

Wow, am I late on this again!

It’s been a busy week with lots of work on lots of stuff, including other blogs.

However, what have I done?

So, what did I do this week?

First, continued the twitter program.

Pretty poor production.

What Did I Learn?

First, I figured out an improvement to UAW.

Second, I got my VA a little more on track.

Third, if you examine where your links are coming from in Link Explorer you can figure out a better idea of what’s working and what should be repeated. So far blog commenting is obviously working. UAW? I need more work on that.

What I Plan To Do This Week

First, more comments on related blogs

Second, more UAW content

Third, tweak the “Get Ready For Fall” contest some more

Fourth, add more “how to” content but also get a more personal taste.

Fifth, get another affiliate [Done – to an extent – Zazzle]

Sixth, write a post on ten things you need to get started.

Seven, change google adsense layout.

Eight, add another accountability partner [IN PROGRESS]

Nine, get on Think Traffic’s ranking. [DONE!]

Fair warning and full disclosure! I’m out of town and only available by sat phone after Friday, so these are really two week goals.

Stats for this week, up to right now, from Google Analytics:

Visits:348 (317, 238, 304, 377, 294)
Visitors:328, (298,225, 289,354,274 last week)
Highest day:43(61,38, 65,59, 57 last week)
Countries:45 (42,35, 39, 35, 44 last week)
Top 5:US, Canada, UK, Italy, France (US, Canada, UK, France, India) (US, Canada, UK, Germany, India) (US, Canada, UK, Italy, Bulgaria) (US, Canada, UK, Italy, Australia) (US, Canada, UK, Italy, France)
Pages/Visit 1.82 (1.97 2.65,1.89, 1.99, 1.85)
Page views:633(624, 630, 494,612, 544 last week)
Avg. Time on Site .52 (1.10, 2.11, 0.43, 1.40, 00:01:35)
% New Visits 91.95% (90.85%,92.44, 91.39,91.16%)
Bounce Rate 58.33% (61.51%,57.98%,59.57%, 60.88%)

Keyword and key phrase ranks:

Phrase 1 – Google 0(0,0,0,0,0)Yahoo 17 (13,22,28,26,0)Bing 96 (50,64,35,38,47)
Phrase 2 – Google 112(0,0,0,0,0) Yahoo 0(18,11,18,44,0) Bing 0(43, 16,48,44,0)
Phrase 3 – Google 2(3,2,2,0) Yahoo 1(1,1,1,0) Bing 3(4,3,4,110)
Phrase 4 – Google 0(0,0,0,3) Yahoo 192 (150,181,0,0) Bing 0(0,0,0,3)
Phrase 5 – Google 108(0,0,0,0) Yahoo 201(0,0,0,0) Bing 0(0,0,0,46}

Inlinks/Pages Yahoo Link Explorer

35/1 (14/5, 13/7, 5/6, no stats first week)

5th Progress Update

This is my fifth update in my progress journal. It is Monday, October 10, 2011. It was the Thanksgiving weekend here, so lots of family over last night and a holiday today.

Posts here consist of:

What I did
What I learned
What I plan to do

So, what did I do this week?

First, I added some more content to the site.

Second, I found more blogs that allow comments with website URLs.

Third, got those comments going.

Fourth, Announced the get ready for fall/backyard grow contest.

Fifth, continued the twitter program.

What Did I Learn?

First, I learned that UAW and article marketing is my weak spot.

Second, I learned more about blog posts.
Third, keyword rankings aren’t easy and can fall back. It’s not a steady climb.

What I Plan To Do This Week

First, more comments on related blogs

Second, more UAW content

Third, twaek the “Get Ready For Fall” contest.

Fourth, add more “how to” content but also get a more personal taste.

Fifth, get another affiliate

Sixth, write a post on ten things you need to get started.

Stats for this week, up to right now (i.e. one extra day), from Google Analytics:

Visits:317 (238, 304, 377, 294)
Visitors:298 (225, 289,354,274 last week)
Highest day:61 (38, 65,59, 57 last week)
Countries:42 (35, 39, 35, 44 last week)
Top 5:(US, Canada, UK, France, India) (US, Canada, UK, Germany, India) (US, Canada, UK, Italy, Bulgaria) (US, Canada, UK, Italy, Australia) (US, Canada, UK, Italy, France)
Pages/Visit 1.97 (2.65,1.89, 1.99, 1.85)
Page views:624 (630, 494,612, 544 last week)
Avg. Time on Site 1.10 (2.11, 0.43, 1.40, 00:01:35)
% New Visits 90.85% (92.44, 91.39,91.16%)
Bounce Rate 61.51% (57.98%,59.57%, 60.88%)

Keyword and key phrase ranks:

Phrase 1 – Google 0(0,0,0,0)Yahoo 13 (22,28,26,0)Bing 50 (64,35,38,47)
Phrase 2 – Google0(0,0,0,0) Yahoo18(11,18,44,0) Bing 43(16,48,44,0)
Phrase 3 – Google 2(3,2,2,0) Yahoo 1(1,1,1,0) Bing 3(4,3,4,110)
Phrase 4 – Google 0(0,0,0,3) Yahoo 192 (150,181,0,0) Bing 0(0,0,0,3)
Phrase 5 – Google 108(0,0,0,0) Yahoo 201(0,0,0,0) Bing 0(0,0,0,46}

Inlinks/Pages Yahoo Link Explorer

(14/5, 13/7, 5/6, no stats first week)

4th Progress Update

This is my Fourth update in my progress journal. It is Monday, October 3, 2011. It was a busy, busy weekend, so I’m late

Posts here consist of:

What I did
What I learned
What I plan to do

So, what did I do this week?

First, I submitted more articles through UAW.

Second, I added some more content to the site.

Third, I created a Twitter profile for Zane Grow, the blog character.

Fourth, I re-did the header image and created an avatar for Zane Grow. This will allow me to comment on other blogs and websites and stand out a bit.

Fifth, I tweeted a few times for Zane.

Sixth, I added a new affiliate.

What Did I Learn?

First, I learned that Fiverr.com is a great resource
Second, I learned more about Twitter.

What I Plan To Do This Week

First, more comments on related blogs

Second, more UAW content

Third, announce a “Get Ready For Fall” contest (I failed to do this last week).

Fourth, add more “how to” content but also get aq more personal taste.

Fifth, get another affiliate

Sixth, write a post on ten things you need to get started.

Stats for this week, up to right now (i.e. one extra day), from Google Analytics:

Visits:238 (304, 377, 294)
Visitors: 225 (289,354,274 last week)
Highest day:38 (65,59, 57 last week)
Countries:35 (39, 35, 44 last week)
Top 5:US, Canada, UK, Germany, India (US, Canada, UK, Italy, Bulgaria) (US, Canada, UK, Italy, Australia) (US, Canada, UK, Italy, France)
Pages/Visit 2.65 (1.89, 1.99, 1.85)
Page views:630 (494,612, 544 last week)
Avg. Time on Site 2.11 (0.43, 1.40, 00:01:35)
% New Visits 92.44 (91.39,91.16%)
Bounce Rate 57.98% (59.57%, 60.88%)

Keyword and key phrase ranks:

Phrase 1 – Google 0(0,0,0) Yahoo 22(28,26,0) Bing 64(35,38,47)
Phrase 2 – Google 0(0,0,0) Yahoo 11(18,44,0) Bing 16(48,44,0)
Phrase 3 – Google 3(2,2,0) Yahoo 1(1,1,0) Bing 4(3,4,110)
Phrase 4 – Google 0(0,0,3) Yahoo 150 (181,0,0) Bing 0(0,0,3)
Phrase 5 – Google 0(0,0,0) Yahoo 0(0,0,0) Bing 0(0,0,46}

Inlinks/Pages Yahoo Link Explorer

14/5 (13/7, 5/6, no stats first week)

Third Progress Update – September 19-25

This is my third update in my progress journal. It is Sunday, September 25.

Posts here consist of:

What I did
What I learned
What I plan to do

So, what did I do this week?

First, I forgot to really document what I did, again!🙂 Things get so busy. I’m going to have to set up a system.

Second, I submitted some more articles through UAW to build backlinks to the anchor level I use in the Pat Flynn/Joseph Archibald program.

Third, I added more content to the site, again.

Fourth, I created a Twitter, Facebook and Myspace account for the page. I will use these with Ping.FM

Fifth, found and listened to Copyblogger podcasts. They got me re-focussed on content quality.

Sixth, I found some more related blogs and signed up for them.

Seventh, I asked someone on Fiverr.com to draw me a new banner.

Eigth, I set up automatic Twitter posts triggered by blog posts.

What Did I Learn?

First, I re-learned that I have to document things better.
Second, I learned about Twitter hashtags.

What I Plan To Do This Week

First, more comments on related blogs

Second, more UAW content

Third, continue the mini-project change the look of the blog, especially a header image

Fourth, add more “how to” content but also get aq more personal taste.

Fifth, announce a “Get Ready For Fall” contest (I failed to do this last week).

Sixth, get some affiliates again, failed this last week)..

Stats for this week, up to Sunday afternoon, from Google Analytics:

Visits: 304 (377, 294)
Visitors:289 (354,274 last week)
Highest day:65 (59, 57 last week)
Countries:39 (35, 44 last week)
Top 5:US, Canada, UK, Italy, Bulgaria (US, Canada, UK, Italy, Australia) (US, Canada, UK, Italy, France)
Pages/Visit 1.89 (1.99, 1.85)
Page views: 494, (612, 544 last week)
Avg. Time on Site 0.43 (1.40, 00:01:35)
% New Visits 91.39 (91.16%)
Bounce Rate 59.57% (60.88%)

Keyword and key phrase ranks:

Phrase 1 – Google 0(0,0) Yahoo 28(26,0) Bing 35(38,47)
Phrase 2 – Google 0(0,0) Yahoo 18(44,0) Bing 48(44,0)
Phrase 3 – Google 2(2,0) Yahoo 1(1,0) Bing 3(4,110)
Phrase 4 – Google 0(0,3) Yahoo 181(0,0) Bing 0(0,3)
Phrase 5 – Google 0(0,0) Yahoo 0(0,0) Bing 0(0,46}

Inlinks/Pages Yahoo Link Explorer

13/7 (5/6, no stats first week)

Second Progress Update – Sept 11-18

This is my second update in my progress journal. It is Sunday, September 18.

Posts here consist of:

What I did
What I learned
What I plan to do

So, what did I do this week?

First, I forgot to really document what I did!🙂

Second, I submitted some articles through UAW to build backlinks to the anchor level I use in the Pat Flynn/Joseph Archibald program.

Third, I added more content to the site. I had a boring post about the blog’s mission. I had to bury that with something useful to the reader.

Fourth, I added a MailChimp sign up box.

Fifth, I spent some time learning more about stats and ranking by checking mine.

Sixth, I found some more related blogs and commented on them.

Seventh, I got a better feel for the competition.

Eighth, I added another ad company.

Ninth, I did the business plan.

Tenth, I changed the look of the blog slightly (very slightly).

What Did I Learn?

First, I learned that I have to document things better.
Second, I learned that links can come from some crazy places, and that comments on other blogs can be effective for back links.
Third, I learned that the search engines don’t index me quickly.

What I Plan To Do This Week

First, more comments on related blogs

Second, more UAW content

Third, change the look of the blog, especially a header image

Fourth, add more “how to” content

Fifth, announce a “Get Ready For Fall” contest

Sixth, get some affiliates.

Stats for this week, up to Sunday afternoon, from Google Analytics:

Visits: 377 (294 last week)
Visitors: 354 (274 last week)
Highest day: 59 (57 last week)
Countries: 35 (44 last week)
Top 5: US, Canada, UK, Italy, Australia (US, Canada, UK, Italy, France)
Pages/Visit 1.99 (1.85)
Page views: 1,960 (544 last week)
Avg. Time on Site 1.39 (00:01:35)
% New Visits 91.39 (91.16%)
Bounce Rate 59.57% (60.88%)

Keyword and key phrase ranks:

Phrase 1 – Google 0(0) Yahoo 26(0) Bing 38(47)
Phrase 2 – Google 0(0) Yahoo 25(0) Bing 44(0)
Phrase 3 – Google 2(0) Yahoo 1(0) Bing 4(110)
Phrase 4 – Google 0(3) Yahoo 0(0) Bing 0(3)
Phrase 5 – Google 0(0) Yahoo 0(0) Bing 0(46}

Inlinks/Pages Yahoo Link Explorer

5/6 (no stats last week)

Hello world!

This is my first update in my progress journal. It is Sunday, September 11. The tenth anniversary of 911. An auspicious day for new starts.

Posts here will consist of:

What I did
What I learned
What I plan to do

So, what did I do this week?

First, I committed to the project. For some reason my comments don’t turn up on Think Traffic, but I don’t care. Validation from other people isn’t something I need. If I get it, great, but it can’t be a motivation.

Second, I installed Clicky analytics and Feedburner, as required by the project. I’m not sure about Feedburner, and whetehr it’s working, but Clicky is.

Third, I installed Firefox, along with an SEOBOOK toolbar that let’s me check a lot of interesting things. I am no expert in it yet, but it has provided me value already.

Fourth, I submitted the project site (and several others) to Google, Yahoo and Bing.

Fifth, I submitted some articles through UAW to build backlinks to the anchor level I use in the Pat Flynn/Joseph Archibald program.

Sixth, I added more content to the site. It may not be epic shit, but it is valuable in relation to the subject matter.

Seventh, I decided on some keywords to concentrate on.

Eigth, I started this progress journal.

What Did I Learn?

First, I learned how to submit a site to Google, Yahoo and Bing.

Second, I learned how to check my rankings on key words.

Third, I learned about Clicky, and that, in turn, let me learn about how some people were finding the site. That gave me content ideas.

Fourth, (and this is perhaps not something I’ve learned so much as pondered) I gave a lot of though to the differences between niche sites and authority sites. Are they different? How? Can a site be both?

Fifth, I had an epiphany about blog design and the need to work with CSS. A lot of other participants have eye pleasing blogs. I don’t. My design skills are low, so I tend to ignore that aspect. I need to think more about that.

What I Plan To Do This Week

First, I’ll add an email service like Aweber or something.

Second, I’ll build some more content.

Third, I’ll submit more backlink fodder to UAW.

Fourth, I’ll monitor and post keyword stats and users/visit.

Fifth, find other blogs on this topic.

Sixth, change the look of this blog.

Stats for this week, up to Sunday afternoon:

Visits: 294
Visitors: 274
Highest day: 57
Countries: 44
Top 5: US, Canada, UK, Italy, France
Pages/Visit 1.85
Page views: 544
Avg. Time on Site 00:01:35
% New Visits 91.16%
Bounce Rate 60.88%

Keyword and key phrase ranks:

Phrase 1 – Google 0 Yahoo 0 Bing 47
Phrase 2 – Google 0 Yahoo 0 Bing 0
Phrase 3 – Google 0 Yahoo 0 Bing 110
Phrase 4 – Google 3 Yahoo 0 Bing 3
Phrase 5 – Google 0 Yahoo 0 Bing 46

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