My IM Journey | Still Learning

Last Update: April 20, 2013
Well my first site here at WA was a great learning experience that is for sure I learned so much from it. After all the trouble I had with it from bad backlinks as the Panda made its way around in March of 2012, I was hit and hit hard....2000 visitors a month....next thing I know no traffic and wiped right off of the map....de indexed I was shocked all that hard work gone....

I made mistakes and I paid for them...it happens I was new and did a few things wrong...at the time it felt so right...

The one thing that I could not do with this site is make steady sales. Even when I was getting good traffic I made very few sales, very few....disillusioned.....

Before I got the chance to really get this site set up and selling, I was as mentioned de indexed....boo hoo!!!! I just needed more time to tweak my site to start selling...but alas it was not to be...oh well...moving on...can't kill my spirits that easy...always in the back of my mind I wondered why did it not sell....??? A mystery to me....

Ok one site down and out, not to worry I will rebound and get something on the go...off I go....changing my strategy to see what happens...I started a little run of mini niche sites......I think I opened up like 7 or something like that, simple sites not much to them and not much content either....

I got most of them to rank 1st or at least on the first page, not all in first place, this was one thing that I knew very well and proved it to myself, I know now for sure how to get ranked....

I never spent much time on them after that as I never got much attention from any one of them let alone sales....of course they slipped away and were never heard of again....I know now that this was maybe a year or so too late trying these niche site with no content or very little...(lesson learned again)

Now I am about 6-8 months in this and have learned so much about IM I amaze myself....wordpress...links...backlinks....content....directories....and so much more...

I start my next site, I start my search for a new niche, I have tried a few interesting niches and was thinking about using one of them and taking it into an authourity type site....emmm maybe not...

An idea came across my desk, sex toys, emm I thought about it sex does sell that is for sure....I looked into some kws....I came up with adamevesextoys checked it in Jaxxy and it seemed to be a decent kw but a lot of competition...must admit this did scare me a bit...

I have done a lot of low hanging kws and they all seemed to work good for me...so thinking that I have what it takes to get my sites up the ranks...I said what the hell I will try some high comp. and see what happens....

Second page..... took a few months to get there....it was a harder climb due to the nature of the site, it was an adult site after all........ got it too the second page I was getting excited...here comes first page with a possible chance of the high traffic that comes with this kw...

I still can't believe what happened next....to be continued
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Dforbes Premium
Hi Tim, Sorry to hear about your misfortunes, but it is encouraging to see that through it all you haven't given up. I've been with the WA since the last quarter of 2012 and I'm still trying to get outta the gate. Hopefully, all the ducks will line-up soon. Cheers
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fishing Premium
Misfortunes yes in one way they were and it would be great if all worked the first time or even the second....but most things take time, more time for some and less for others....

As they say you learn from your mistakes or at least you should (even though I have repeated a few, bad me)

There seems to be so much to learn for IM and so many ways to get there...and so many niches some work some don't....some methods work for one and not another....and it just takes time to run through a bunch of situations learning from all you do...what works and what doesn't for you.....

I do have faith it will come together......just a late starter that's all....

All the best in your adventures....keep the faith.....there not failures they are just things that don't work....:)
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Scott W Premium
Talk about a cliffhanger...

Always leave 'em wanting more.
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fishing Premium
Is that not part of what we are taught...keep them coming back anyway you can....:)
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wtbee2013 Premium
Thats just not right. ha ha can't wait
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fishing Premium
Always keep them guessing....lol thanks for the comment
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Sherion Premium
To be continued? Like a 2014 update or something?
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fishing Premium
No not so far away, I will be getting to it today....:)
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Kathy1952 Premium
Hi Tim, love hearing about your IM Journey. Not so sure about the sex toys thing but anxious to hear what happened next. It's always good to hear about how someone overcomes difficulties and pushes through.
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fishing Premium
The niche was and is a bit of a stretch....but I believe I have done it with a bit of style and grace and is not pornographic in nature at all.....

Yes I have some adventures since starting WA ups and downs, but I see progress as I go forward, this is what gives me the motivation to continue, not all successes are measured in $$$....but this is the final goal.....

Thanks for commenting.....Part 2 coming....
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