3 Week Check In

Last Update: August 27, 2019

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

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MaxineW1 Premium
Congratulations, you are really leading the way.

Good luck with it all.
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Jaz333 Premium
Thanks, I have a good feeling about the new site :)
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figgy59 Premium
Congrats! Glad your progressing well. I don't have a clue what you said but it sure sounded impressive to me! LOL
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Jaz333 Premium
LOL yeh everything was completely foreign to me in the beginning too. The training here at WA really is top notch and all the tools necessary to build a successful business are all right here!

I intend to prove just that :D
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kpercival55 Premium
Thanks for sharing your awesome work!
Wishing you continued success.
KyleAnn
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Jaz333 Premium
Thanks KyleAnn - Appreciate you dropping by!

I'm all in this time around. I found I needed to make more of a commitment to my site and treat it like a job instead of a hobby. I believe doing so has made a world of difference!

Take care, Shannon
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Palatia Premium Plus
Fantastic. I'm sure it's all easier (and faster) making a second website. :) Paula
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Jaz333 Premium
It really is! And bonus - this time around I know (kinda) what I'm doing LOL
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MrGamal Premium
You are a mom and you are already doing amazing, all the best to you I wish I can be as hardworking as you !!
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Jaz333 Premium
Thanks for the kind words!

I'm compulsively always on to the next task at hand haha. I think I get lazy if I sit still doing nothing too long ;)
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