3 Week Check In
I've been a busy bee creating content for the new site, so this will be a short one. I committed to tracking my progress here to keep myself accountable (and to show others this truly IS possible, even if they lead a hectic life like me) so I wanted to check in with a little progress report!
My new domain (shansherbal.com) was indexed just 2 days after it was created (can you believe it?!). That in itself gave me a giant kick in the pants to get moving hah!
In the first week I purchased the premium plugin for Generate Press theme (absolutely love it by the way) and got the foundation of my site laid out.
I decided I wanted to incorporate a static homepage into the site but I wanted a specific layout and wasn't sure how to accomplish it. I played around with Elementor tutorials for a day or two, but as of now, the homepage is simply a blog roll.
I also explored the Canva site and was able to create a new logo for the site for just $1, which to me is an excellent deal! I really like how it turned out but I may change it before I really start promoting the site. I haven't decided just yet.
I got the About Me, Affiliate Disclosure, and Medical Disclaimer pages up and set up a navigation menu in the footer to display these. Then set up a Contact page and several categories within the main top navigation section.
In the last two weeks I've gotten 5 more articles published and I'm currently working on the next. I also got Google Analytics, Search Console, Bing Webmaster tools, Pretty Links, and a social media plug in set up and ready to go.
Organic traffic is just starting to trickle in from both Google and Bing, which is encouraging :) I wasn't getting any organic traffic from Google at all with the first site so to see even a few visitors trickle in this time around has inspired me!
Now the focus is simply building out the site, getting more content finished and published. I've also started a short 12-week class on SEO ranking so I could teach myself what it takes to rank on page 1. Learning so much already!
In a nut shell that's where I stand today at the 3-week mark. Now I'm off to the next task (haha there's always a next one right?) getting that 6th article published.
I'll catch you all at the next check in :)
PS - I want to humbly thank WA for the fantastic training making all this possible for me - and all the members who have helped and encouraged me along the way. I wouldn't be where I am without your support, so thanks!! <3