Growth Revisited

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Back in June, when I first introduced Website Grader on this blog, I indicated that I was given a ranking of 84. Now it’s 94; showing some pretty good progress, eh? Of course, what’s holding me down are a few stupid things. One, I have no idea where to put my metatags on this blog, so I’m stuck with that; at least I have keywords. Two, it still seems to hold credible this concept that if you’re not listed in a directory that you’re hurting yourself. We all know that DMOZ is dying and takes months to add you to their listings these days, and I guess I could enter this blog into the Yahoo Directory, but it’s seen on Yahoo anyway so what’s the rush? Other than that, it’s running well.

The last time I looked at growth numbers about six weeks ago, I thought they were doing pretty well at the time. They’re even better now. Google finally has this site up to a page rank of 3; it’s about time. My Compete Rank is still the same as it was, but you know how I feel about that anyway. My Alexa rank is up to 241,000 and change from 371,000. Technorati has me at 183,000 and change, with an authority of 37, whereas before it was 283,000 with authority of 24. I had just added the Feedburner Feed Smith plugin to the site before, which merged all my feeds, and it’s showing me at 15 subscribers, which isn’t great but I have no idea how many might have been following me before then.

As it pertains to income, my blog is still kind of failing me. I make most of my online income off one of my other sites, and the blog isn’t generating much income, though I take whatever little bits I can get. I’ll get there, though; heck, someone please tell me that most of my content is pretty good at least (if it’s not, tell me anyway).

So, there you go. I hope to update some time in December again, as I work my way up the blogging ladder; I still have a very long way to go.

15 comments on “Growth Revisited

  • Hey mitch,
    Congratulations on the progress that you are making…

    As for the description, you may BACKUP the header.php file from your theme and edit it via theme editor option. The other option is to install the all-in-one-SEO plugin which is kind of must these days to SEO optimize your blog. That has a home page description section as well.

    balkhis.com had a great post about optimizing using this plugin.

    Cheers,
    Ajith

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    • Thanks Ajith; what a moron I was, because I never even thought about just popping it into the header. Heck, if you have an idea for how I can get into the encrypted file that is my footer.php, let me know. And thanks for the congrats also; I’m on my way as far as visitors go, but now I’d like to make some sales also.

    • Thanks Sire. Man, I’m going to be disappointed if everyone is getting a 94 this evening. Actually, the post is supposed to be showing the Website Grader badge, but the script isn’t working; or can you see it?

  • Thanks Dennis. I figure that if I write at least one post every day and can keep all of y’all entertained that I’m going my job. 🙂 And I do use that All In One SEO plugin also.

  • Max@Viliat-Blog says:

    Good job Mitch, keep it up and don’t give up. I don’t know if you track and test various ads, but it makes huge difference. For example, do you know CTRs for banners and which one is profitable? If you find out that a banner is just hanging there and not doing much (in terms of money) – replace it.

    Max@Viliat-Blog´s last blog post..How To Build Blog Making $100+ a Month on Autopilot Under 3 Weeks – Part 1

    • Hi Max. Truthfully, I do need to get into rotating my ads, because for the most part they’re sitting there fairly stagnant. I wish Clickbank products came with their own banner ads; a few do, but most of them don’t.

  • Max@Viliat-Blog says:

    in addition to rotating ads, think about this – you have 4 banner ads each getting 300 impressions. You sell 2 products from 1st ad, 1 product from 2nd ad and none from 3rd and 4th ads. Would you still keep ad 3 and 4 on the blog?

    Max@Viliat-Blog´s last blog post..How To Build Blog Making $100+ a Month on Autopilot Under 3 Weeks – Part 1

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