Oh-Oh! 666 Referral Milestone Reached.
No, I'm not a devil worshipper, LOL 😀
Fortunately, I'm not superstitious either.
Having said that, in a strange twist of irony this morning, I was writing an email to send out to my subscribers about the darker-side of online marketing and I was using some "evil" analogies for a little fun. And then my phone buzzed.
Admittedly, there's nothing weird about that, I get notifications constantly, but when I picked it up I thought I'd check my stats for the day and there it was...
I was hoping to reach 700 referrals this month and share a new milestone (and proof that what Wealthy Affiliate teaches works) but 666 is more interesting I think? Particulary because I was writing that email when it happened :-)
By any measure though, I'm happy with my traffic and referral numbers this month (these are for the last 30 days by the way, not just July). And I'm not sharing these number to brag but rather to point out that what we do here works. I know how frustrating it is if you're just getting started and I remember I'd even take it personally if my posts were ranking poorly (as if Google knows or cares who we are, lol).
It just can't be said enough. We all go through the difficult early stages but the training works. You just have to stick with it long enough to let it work.
It can be frustrating waiting for Google and Bing to show you a little love but from their perspective (or at least, from the perspective of their algorithyms), they see countless new bloggers and website owners quit within the first few months.
By 6 months the number of people who give up is pretty high and they have no reason to think your site will be any different...
... that is, until you keep going beyond 6 months and prove it to them (in a really competitve niche it may take longer). But success only comes beyond the point where most people give up.
Kyle has said it before (and I'm paraphrasing here)... "you can't fail, all you can do is quit"
I can't say it any better than that so I'll leave Kyle with the final word and end it here :-)