Progress at Wealthy Affiliate

Last Update: November 26, 2017

Hello Everyone,

I just joined the Top 200! Woo hoo! I used to wrestle and we would be ranked, so I understand, at the end of the day, rankings don't mean anything without results. So I thought I would share the fruits of my labor.

I have been pumping out 3 articles a week and my efforts have paid off since starting My Camping and Hiking Tips on October 14. The trust of search engines has gone up to 10%, a big gain from where it was.

Also, in the last 7 days, I have done well with visitors. Most of them are from WA and leaving comments. But still, it is reassuring. People are coming to the site. With time, more visitors will come.

Another good thing is the amount of comments I have been getting. I have been averaging 5 comments per article, but I want to increase that to 10, so I can rank higher in search engines.

I googled some of my keywords and one of them popped up at number 7! "Ever gone camping alone" is on the front page of Google. That is very heartwarming to me.


On top of that, my social media presence is growing. I have set up a pinterest, google plus, Facebook page, and twitter for the site. I have 70 likes on my Facebook page, 207 Google Plus followers with numerous +1's, 36 Pinterest followers, and 48 Twitter followers. These will also take time to grow.

On occassion, the slow pace of growth can be excruciating. I understand, though, that it is part of the process. This is a 6 month to a year long project before I start to see any reasonable cash flow. I have not made a cent from the site, but I am patient.

All in all, it is much better considering where I was before. If any of you have any recommendations for growing it further and faster, I would appreciate it. Otherwise, do get disgruntled. It just takes patience and persistence. Good luck with your site!

Best,

Alex
mycampingandhikingtips.com

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ColleenLVSJC Premium
Way to go, Alex! You have a lot of helpful Hiking information on your website. I miss hiking, so your site is inspiring me to get out there again. Having gone hiking and walking trails in years past in the PA, GA, and TN mountains, I know how exhilarating it can be! I need to find some people interested in hiking and get back out there again. Congrats on being in the top 200!
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AlexO1 Premium
Thank you so much Colleen! It means a lot to me to hear that my site has inspired you. Hiking is a wonderful activity that everyone does not nearly do enough.
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ColleenLVSJC Premium
So true--- especially when living in a large city!
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dmendel Premium
That is great. Keep it going.
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AlexO1 Premium
Thank you so much!
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iJared Premium
Outstanding, was there once, hope to be right behing you! Keep it up Dude!
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AlexO1 Premium
Thank you so much Jared! It means a lot to me that there are so many supportive people on this site like you. I appreciate it and I look forward to seeing you in the top 200 too.
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iJared Premium
Me and you, top 10 buddy, everyone can chase us for a while!! I don't think anybody here knows how to NOT BE supportive ;)
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Mark903 Premium
Wow you've achieved a lot in a short length of time !
As you said it take patience and persistence - just keep writing good content and keep building on the success so far.

Good luck and best wishes for the future.

Mark
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AlexO1 Premium
Thank you so much Mark. I hope you do well with your site too!
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DynamicDavid Premium
Well done on joining the top 200.

Awesome, I understanding is that about every month your website is up and running at WA, the site trust as ranked by WA goes up by 10%. This is not an exact science and WA may change their logic around this area in the future.

Of course, real visitors visiting and buying stuff based on your content is the real key of success.
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AlexO1 Premium
Thank you for explaining the site trust by WA. It was a bit hazy to me too. You are right that the real key to success is people coming and buying products because of the content. Thank you so much and I hope you make it a great day!
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