First Site is Still Chugging Along!

Last Update: December 10, 2015

Right around my one year anniversary at Wealthy Affiliate is when my friend and I started our own board game company. While I continued my work here and on my sites for a bit after that, soon the new company became my primary focus and my sites along with WA went to the back burner for a bit.

Still Well Ranked

Now that I am getting back into the swing of things I loaded up Google Analytics the other day and was very surprised to see that my Family Game Night Ideas site was still pulling in a fair amount of traffic (about 1300ish over the last 30 days).

This was the site that I had started right away with when I first got started here. Just goes to show that when you follow the trainings and target those low hanging fruits, that your site will naturally grow and be able to hold onto that growth even over a period of inactivity on my part.

Glad I Used Pretty Link Plugin

The only unfortunate thing was that due to my inactivity my Amazon Affiliate account had closed. I contacted them here recently and asked about getting it reopened, but you can only reapply (and thus get all new codes).

While I was daunted at first, I reapplied and got my new code. When I fired up my site the first thing that I saw was the Pretty Link plugin on the side menu bar... I got excited. It was at that moment that I realized I did not have to comb through my whole site to update my links, but rather just go into the Pretty Link menu and update each link once.

While it stinks that I missed out on a lot of opportunity for sales, I am still very glad to see the traffic is there and that I am already updated and ready to rock. So maybe I won't have the sales I could have this holiday season, I have learned my lessons and won't make the same mistakes again.

Keep Working It!

James W D

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chrisbailey Premium
Congrats and good job. I just went through the same thing with Amazon. Did you miss the Coppa email they sent back in July? I did.
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Jaweda2k Premium
More and likely yes. I was basically AFK from my sites for close to the last year. All reapplied and back up and running now though.
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DLansing Premium
Wow, excellent new James!
It is so true, my first website is running along quite nicely despite the fact that I haven't been able to dedicate my time as much on it. I already got 1 premium members and quite a few referrals as well.
Just to show that WA really works with its course here :-)
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Jaweda2k Premium
You are right, just goes to show how well this program does work. If you do the time and energy into it, you will be rewarded.
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Bizkid55 Premium
It's hard to stay up on everything with a busy life we need to automate everything on auto pilot but you still need to pay attention! Thanks for the good read!
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Jaweda2k Premium
Glad you enjoyed the read. Also, you are right in a busy life it can be hard to balance everything, but I keep working at it!
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KatieMac Premium
That is good and as you say if your content is ever green it will remain
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Jaweda2k Premium
Yeah it was quite the pleasant surprise when I seen how well the site was still ranked.
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KatieMac Premium
must of have some nice ever green content well done
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Jaweda2k Premium
Thank you!
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maxser67 Premium
Great to see you are up on the road again.
Wish you all the best with both the company and your site.
//Max
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Jaweda2k Premium
Thank you very much Maxser, feels good to be back in the driver's seat.
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