5th Progress Update

by Rob

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)