3 And A Half Month Progress Report
I signed up at WA the last week of February 2016.
To date, no sales. I referred 1 person who I know personally and spoke with face-to-face about WA. She didn't register as a member.
I can't be sure, but I think nearly all the traffic at my website (which isn't much) has come from WA members doing tit-for-tat comments. Here are my website's stats as reported by WA.
I checked some of my website's page/post rankings using the last 15 free searches I had on my JAAXY account.
The good news: All of my REVIEWS came back with rankings that showed up on JAAXY with the worst one on Page 8 of Google. I actually have 2 reviews on page 1 with one in the #1 position (yeah!!!). Not that it's made any money. But I plan on rewriting to make these page(s) more likely to convert since I have (hopefully) learned a thing or two since I originally published them.
The bad news. All the rest of the pages/posts I was able to check on JAAXY did not show up for rankings with the exception of one: "I Hate My Job So Much I Could Cry." I forget exactly where that one ranks but I think it may be on page 5. It's far enough down that no one will see it. I didn't check every page/post because I ran out of free searches at JAAXY, and I am pretty sure that the rest of the ones I didn't check will be way down in the rankings since they are similar to ones I did check.
I thought I was doing diligent key-word research using the WA free keyword research tool. Apparently I don't have a clue about what I'm doing. I thought I was using long tail key words with global competition of 10-20 meaning I should be on the first 2-3 pages of rankings for those keywords, but I'm not showing up.
Of course if someone did show up to my website on some page that ranks, hopefully my website is easy enough to navigate that someone could click around on it and get to the pages/posts that don't rank high in Google.
When I saw the website's page rankings on JAAXY I was surprised. Disappointed.
I think I can go back and hopefully improve the content on some of the pages that rank and maybe make it so they have a better chance of converting. But I think a lot of the content on the site is just not going to perform/rank high.
If you click on my profile I have my website's link posted: Staying At Home Working.
Most of the comments I get (and these are from a "friendly" audience, i.e., WA members) have encouraged me. A lot of comments like "easy to navigate" and positive comments about writing style. But nice comments from WA members and $5 will get me a cup of coffee at Starbucks and not much else.
If anyone who may read this wants to leave realistic, HONEST, brutally honest feedback about my website, I would appreciate it. And in return for your critique(s) if you leave a link I will comment on your post/page website.
Thanks for reading.