10 Premium Referrals This Month (MARCH Monthly Update)

Last Update: April 01, 2018

How's it going guys? Have you noticed that one quarter of the year has already passed? Let's reflect on what we've achieved for the first quarter of the year!

Once again here's my monthly update which I started doing in January 2018 to document all my progress and keep myself accountable. I highly recommend you guys to do this as well. It just gives you more clarity in terms of your progress.

Let's begin...

(By the way, I'm still hustling on my way. Can't compete with those very successful WA members YET. But I'm sure this can be a good morale booster for many other members here!)

MARCH Achievements :)


#1 I've just reached 100 posts on my website:

100 Posts - A New Milestone!

And currently it's 105 posts. This is really a huge milestone. I've worked hard for it, publishing at least 20 posts per month.

Oh by the way, I've achieved my monthly goal of posting at least 20 posts this month. In fact, this month I published 23 posts.


#2 I have 2,900 organic traffic for March!

In February, my organic traffic increased by 142.72% which is crazy. For March, it's not that much compared to Feb - 85.32% increase. (Probably because of the Google Algorithm update which I'll talk about in just a minute)



#3 I have 90 Free Starter Referrals & 10 Premium Sales!

In February, I had 35 Free Starter Referrals but I had no sales. I was pretty disappointed at that time. I'm sure a lot of you working hard for Bootcamp have the same kind of feeling.

But right after Feb, I had 3 Premium sales on 1st March which is really a morale booster. Now, looking back at March, I had 90 Free Starter Referrals and 10 Premium sales in total. (Free Starter Referral almost tripled from Feb and the increase in Premium sales is infinity since I had no sales in Feb)

So, I just want to encourage those who are struggling, it all comes down to hard work and time. As long as you're following what is taught here in WA and taking massive and consistent actions, you're on the right track.

Out of 100 Free Starter Members, only 8 to 12 will upgrade to Premium. That's the rough conversion rate I observed if you follow WA's training and focus on Organi Traffic. (Conversion rate may be different if you're focusing on paid traffic.)

If you're only getting like 30 referrals, it may feel like a lot in the beginning but it's normal if don't have any Premium sales YET. It's also normal that a lot of them don't even set up their accounts. Since WA Starter Member is FREE, some people will take it lightly. That's just the reality.

So, don't complain if you're not getting Premium upgrades like what I did in Feb. Just keep hustling!

(Update: Some people upgrade to Premium after being a WA Starter Member for a month. Some even longer. So your effort is never wasted!)

Major Setback in March :(


There's one major problem I encountered in March and I believe this issue had troubled a lot of you as well.

For your information, Google's Algorithm has at least 500 - 600 updates every year which is around 2 updates per day. Most of these updates are small but there are a few major updates throughout the year.

There's one major update at the end of Feb or in the beginning of March. Their goal is to improve the search results but what this has resulted was that it became very hard for many people to get their post indexed and ranked.

Personally, I was able to rank on Google page 1 within minutes before March:

Google Page 1 Ranking Tips: Position 4 in 3 Minutes!

Since I followed closely with what's taught in WA, I managed to get my posts rank on page 1 or page 2 of Google most of the time for my keywords.

However, due to the major update, my new posts weren't even close to page 20. A lot of them can't even get indexed and showed up in Google. I was pretty frustrated at that time but I just kept going. I knew what I need to do and that is to keep writing quality content.

Eventually, in the last week or last two weeks of March, my rankings are back. Once again, I'm able to get ranked on Google page 1 or 2 very fast for my new posts. That was a huge relieve for me.

So the moral of the story is to keep hustling no matter what obstacles you're facing. Just keep going!

By the way, this setback caused my traffic to be stagnant for a while in March:


Thankfully, my rankings are back and the organic traffic is growing again.


If you're more experienced, these achievements may not seem huge to you. But if you're just starting out or you're struggling for something right now, I hope this can give you some inspirations.

Gonna go now. There are lots of work waiting for me to be completed and accomplished!

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viyee Premium
Thanks Jerry.
I am really happy for you. Congratulations.
Very inspiring. Thanks for sharing.
I linked through to your other posts. This is really helpful.
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Peony!
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sherlock77 Premium
How did April go for you, Jerry?
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LTMLifestyle Premium
That is awesome. Weldone Jerry
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you!
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luziaS Premium
Hi, again. I think the question is, what is your secret about recruiting so well?
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JerryHuang Premium
There are a lot of factors. And you need to be good at a variety of things, such as:
-SEO
-Write for your readers (reader-friendly)
-Being able to write persuasively (some sales techniques involved)
-Knowing where to put CTA

But there are 2 most important things which I believe is your authenticity and your consistency. As long as you can consistently create authentic content for your readers, it's going to get ranked and convert.
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luziaS Premium
Hi. Do you do only organic or do you pay for advertising?
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JerryHuang Premium
I only do organic SEO for now. But I would love to try out paid traffic when I have enough capital to invest.
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luziaS Premium
Hi. Congratulations. I am happy to see what you are doing is working and I compliment you. I am going to learn from you. That sounds totally positive. I will take a look at your website. I wish all the blessings on you and loved ones.
Warmly!
Luzia Soares.
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JerryHuang Premium
It's my pleasure! I'm glad you're inspired :)
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teenguyen Premium
This sounds really great Jerry! I'm glad for you!
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you!
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Mokoffee Premium
Hi Jerry,

Thanks for sharing this post, it really helps when you are getting started.

Steve
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JerryHuang Premium
My pleasure Steve!
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Charlesplay Premium
Hey Jerry - for a beginner like myself this this exciting man. Hoping to get the same kind of traction (even in 3 months).

Keep it going man, I am also your #1 fan ; )
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Charles! I wish you all the best :)
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TRPEng Premium
Hi Jerry. You have inspired me to get busy producing content. Between two websites plus the Super Affiliate program I have really slowed down the writing. Thanks for the push.
Trevor
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JerryHuang Premium
Hey Trevor, I would suggest you focus on one site first :)
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PMbaluka Premium
Great news Jerry. Working hard pays in WA
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JerryHuang Premium
Yes, thank you!
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DebbieSt Premium
Well done Jerry!

Thanks for the words of encouragement!
I hope you have a successful April too.

Debs
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Debs! Make April a great one :)
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carolbinger Premium
That is AWESOME! Keep hustling Jerry.
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Carol!
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sns1977 Premium
That is awesome. I'll get there eventually, thanks for the post.
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JerryHuang Premium
Yes you definitely will!!
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MojalefaR Premium
Awesome, Jerry. Thanks for the encouragement.

Mojalefa.
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JerryHuang Premium
My pleasure Mojalefa!
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YourBizTips Premium
Well done Jerry, very comforting and inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes from the south of France!

John ツ
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you John!
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EOPolini Premium
Great report; keep up the good work!
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you!!
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AlenkaV Premium
Truly amazing! Experienced or not, this is inspirational! Thanks for sharing.
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JerryHuang Premium
You’re welcome!
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KristylaureL Premium
That’s wonderful! You should be very proud!
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you :)
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StPaul Premium
Thanks a lot for sharing my friend it really motivates me. Millions of Thanks yet to make a sale in 2018...
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JerryHuang Premium
All the best Paul!! You can do it :)
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StPaul Premium
Thanks My Friend!
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Congrats! Rock on rock forward buddy.
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Rob!
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littlemama Premium
You're well on your way Jerry! Congrats on your progress and keep up the grind!
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Grace. How's March for you?
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littlemama Premium
Very good, I have another record month! :) Will blog about it soon.
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JerryHuang Premium
Awesome! Look forward to your blog :)
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Flash4 Premium
Hi Jerry,
You're doing sooo well, & I am happy for you, being such a nice young fella and helping us members where ever you can.
Cheers Jae ♥
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JerryHuang Premium
It's my pleasure Jae!
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HowardJaros Premium
Good job Jerry!
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Howard!
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MarkBa Premium
Inspiring and an impressive amount of content you've published which I think we should all be working towards. :)

~Mark :)
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JerryHuang Premium
Thanks Mark! By the way, how do you bold the word?
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mybiz4u Premium
Awesome, J. Continued success.
M
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Michelle!
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SuzaMarie Premium
That's awesome, Jerry! Keep up the great work! Thanks for sharing!
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Suzanne!
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DEversley Premium
Great stuff, Jerry. You are doing great. Thanks for sharing!
Much continued success.

David
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you David!
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arielharris7 Premium
Jerry you are quite an inspiration.Thank you so much for sharing all of this. Seems like you are already successful.
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JerryHuang Premium
Haha not yet successful but we should celebrate any success regardless big or small on our journey to success :)
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Djefferds Premium
Nice to hear you are doing well Jerry.
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JerryHuang Premium
Thanks David!
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Jim-Bo Premium
Well done, Jerry!
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you James!
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sheikave Premium
That is a good job keep pushing.
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Jhurreea!
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Docutac Premium
Hi Jerry this is great motivation in us newbie here, new to everything here at WA,
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JerryHuang Premium
All the best Joly! Wealthy Affiliate works :)
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Docutac Premium
Yes, I saw it and even you prove it! Nice and this time my chance to prove it that it works!
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PatsyC Premium
Hi Jerry!

You are such an inspiration to me always :)

Congratulations on all your successes so far, there are so many I'm happy for you and very proud.

All of your referrals are fortunate to have YOU for their sponsor just as you are MY sponsor :D

Thanks for sharing!

Happy Easter weekend to you and Happy April Fools day!
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JerryHuang Premium
Hey Patsy!

It's really nice to hear from you. It's also my honor to be your sponsor as well. Thank you :)

Wish you all the best for the upcoming month. Make it a great one!
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PatsyC Premium
Hi Jerry you are welcome and thank you!

Thanks for your wish, I know this IS my year and it will be a great one :D
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JerryHuang Premium
Awesome!!
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Skydancer1 Premium
Awesome Jerry,

You keep going up every month. Great Job.

Keep Crushing it. Happy For you

Take Care
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Todd!
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mbouteiller Premium
Wow...congrats Jerry, you are really rockin ...
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Monica :)
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RogerHumbke Premium
I sure appreciate the time you took to write about your experience with regard to getting Free Starter Members and those who go on to Premium. Gives me confidence to take another run at Affiliate Bootcamp and this time completing all the tasks rather than just read the contents.

Thanks Jerry.
Best regards, Roger
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JerryHuang Premium
That's great Roger! I know how the disappointment feels like. You just need to keep pushing forward.

All the best!
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dstarley4 Premium
This is really impressive and motivational, keep up the good work!
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JerryHuang Premium
Thanks David!
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GomMagtibay Premium
Wow, you're getting noisy!! Congratulations!!! :)
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JerryHuang Premium
Haha thanks Gomer!
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Debs66 Premium
you go Jerry and well done its funny how some convert all of a sudden too. Amazing and well done ;-)
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JerryHuang Premium
That's just how it works. Some people sign up for a month then upgrade. Some people even longer.

So your effort will never we wasted!
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BrianCh Premium
Hi Jerry, it's people like you who push us to aim even higher. I really appreciate having you around here.

All the best,

Brian
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you for your kind words Brian. Appreciate that :)
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Leahdavid Premium
Congratulations on your achievements keep up the great work
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Leah!
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manne13666 Premium
Congrats! That's a huge accomplishment. I'm so happy for you! Keep up the good work.

Take care.
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Michelle!
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Steven-A Premium
Congratulations Jerry. You are an inspiration.
Happy Easter.
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JerryHuang Premium
My pleasure Steven!
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Nick-at-WA Premium
Congrats Jerry and thanks for the encouragement!
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Nick!
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itsjay24 Premium
Awesome share Jerry!

Congrats on the progress, and keep up the hard work my friend!
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Jordan :)
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wozzy Premium
Thanks for sharing Jerry.

20 posts/reviews in a month is some going!

Just out of curiosity, how many hours in the week are you devoting to your business?

Cheers

Mick
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JerryHuang Premium
Hey Mick, I would say probably around 8 hours per day for 7 days. So it's at least 40 hours per week!
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wozzy Premium
Thanks Jerry, keep it going, my friend!

Mick
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Stella2 Premium
Very inspiring report, Jerry!
Thanks for sharing your experiences, and I wish you even more success going forward. :-)
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Stella!
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AlejandraB Premium
Congratulations, thanks so much for sharing your success! I'll keep at it.
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JerryHuang Premium
My pleasure Alejandra!
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Print Premium
Hey, congratulations. keep up the good work because in the end, it will change other peoples life!
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JerryHuang Premium
I believe we all will :)
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Symanica Premium
Congrats on all your great accomplishments Jerry! You've done Awesome work
~Shell
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Shell!
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Loes Premium
This is great Jerry, congratulations! I truly ♥ your blog!
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Loes!!
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Memorylaneuk Premium
You are doing an awesome job, I wish I could get as much organic traffic as that. I get indexed fairly easy but clearly my keywords are not good enough. Maybe I need to go back to the lessons on that one.
Long may your success continue.
With Grace and Gratitude
Karen
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Karen!

If your contents are ranked well, then it's probably the choice of your keyword and how you phrase your title.

If you're able to be indexed but ranking is not doing well, then you should revisit Kyle & Jay's training on SEO.
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Gerlinde Premium
You're doing a great job! Congrats, well done...
Gerlinde
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Gerlinde!
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Zarina Premium
Always love reading your posts, Jerry :) Great work, keep hustling! And thanks for the motivation ;)
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Zarina :)
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MikaelM Premium
Well done Jerry. Great to hear about your progress

Mikael
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Mikeal!
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sherlock77 Premium
You're doing well, Jerry. That's a high conversion rate, getting that many referrals on that amount of traffic so far.

What's your secret to such a low bounce rate? I've never been able to get mine down low no matter what I've done.
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Darren!

For low bounce rate, I believe it's because of how I structure my content.

For example, I try to use more headings for each point and I always keep my paragraphs very short. Most of the time, it's only one to two sentences per paragraph. I think this is very important for our content as people will usually skip those long paragraphs.

Another thing is that introduction is very important. I always put a lot of thoughts into how to start my post so that readers will want to continue reading.

I try to avoid being generic and boring in the beginning. For example if I've personally purchased the product for my review. The first thing I'll definitely tell them that I've purchased it personally and show them the proof.

If not, I'll honestly tell them the truth and WHY they should continue reading my post.

In the beginning it's always about telling your readers WHY they should read your post instead of others.

If you keep asking yourself this question every time you write a new post, I'm sure your readers will stick around a lot longer.

I hope this makes sense to you :)

Jerry
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JerryHuang Premium
Oh yes, your title of the post is important as well.

If my keyword is "Is XXX a scam", I'll definitely include some captivating phrase after that to generate people's curiosity. I believe Kyle did taught this in the training.

"Keyword + captivating content"
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Zappades Premium
Jerry, I'm proud of you and it makes me very happy that you get your deserved results.

I follow your progress and am wondering how fast and with what quality you improve, excellent job, keep on.

see you, Stefan :)
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Stefan! I appreciate that :)
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Harizan Premium
Thank you for this monthly update, Jerry!

You help me to see the big WA picture better!

Anton
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JerryHuang Premium
It's my pleasure Anton!
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VonnieOh Premium
Congrats! How do I see my organic searches in percentage instead of numbers?
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JerryHuang Premium
Good question Yvonne!

See the screenshot below. Simply choose two period of time to compare with each other.

So for this month I'll choose 1-31 March compare to 1-28 Feb. Then all the stats in your Google Analytics will be shown in growth percentages or the difference in numbers.
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VonnieOh Premium
Thanks! Was writing quality content the only thing that you did to get your rankings back?
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JerryHuang Premium
Yea, I couldn't do anything much either. We have no control on how Google updates its algorithm. All we know is that their main goal is to improve search results as much as possible.

Look at what Google said in the screenshot:
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VonnieOh Premium
What is the average length of your posts?
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JerryHuang Premium
2000 to 3000 words. I really spent a lot of time researching and writing. I'll make sure I give my 100% for every post.

You can check out my website. The contents are long but from the low bounce rate, it shows that readers are still reading them because they are reader-friendly.
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VonnieOh Premium
Great website! What did you use to create your landing page?

For my recipe niche, I usually write between 900 to 1300 words. I find that it's not as easy to rank recently. Maybe you can give me some feedback on what I can improve on. I will pm you the link.
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JerryHuang Premium
Sure. I use Thrive Themes + Thrive Architect. Those are paid themes and plugins.
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LTMLifestyle Premium
Thanks Jerry for sharing your success. What an inspiring story. It’s definitely a great place to be and it can only get better. Hard work pays as always
Lilian
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JerryHuang Premium
Yes. I could ask for a better place than Wealthy Affilite! Thanks Lilian!
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MiaL Premium
That's awesome work. I love reading posts like these, they help to keep me motivated. Thanks! And well to you. Great work!
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Mia!
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suzieq Premium
Thanks for writing this Jerry. It's the inspiration I need to hear.
Cheers
Suzanne
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JerryHuang Premium
My pleasure Suzanne!
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sdawson Premium
Congratulations. Your hard work is paying off and this is motivational fir me to work harder myself. Thanks -shirley
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JerryHuang Premium
My pleasure Shirley! All the best :)
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jared247 Premium
It's great to see your hard work is paying off Jerry. Thanks for sharing this.
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JerryHuang Premium
You're welcome Jared! Yes, hard work do pay off in Wealthy Affiliate :)
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TDomena Premium
Great post Jerry! Not only did you have growth in your traffic, you also have an amazing bounce rate which is a good sign your readers are happy AND 10 SALES! If you can convert the traffic you have into 10 sales, then you're going to be looking amazing as your traffic continues to scale! Keep it up!
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JerryHuang Premium
Thanks Tiffany! I'm sure you're doing great as well :)
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christinebso Premium
Congrats Jerry! Well done for March results. It will just get better :)
Thanks for sharing.

Christine
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Christine! Yes, things definitely get better if you work on it :)
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Elyta Premium
Great Work!!
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JerryHuang Premium
Thanks Elyta!
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EZbobb Premium
Great report on the work you have done.

Congratulations!

Bob
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JerryHuang Premium
Thanks Bob!
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
Congrats.

Tried and true

Elaine
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Elaine!
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ContentBySue Premium
Quite the motivational message today, Jerry. Thank you so much for sharing this.

All the best,
Sue
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JerryHuang Premium
It's my pleasure Sue!
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jetrbby80316 Premium
Awesome results bro. Keep going!
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Kaju!
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DennisBrown Premium
Great morale booster there
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Dennis!
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TRPEng Premium
Good job.
Trevor
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JerryHuang Premium
Thank you Trevor!
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linda956 Premium
Great job, always look forward to your posts.
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JerryHuang Premium
I appreciate that Linda :)
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gjshawk Premium
Hi, Jerry. Very inspiring indeed! And discouraging too. I've got 62 posts on my site, and no referrals all year. I'm only getting 4 or 5 visitors per day at the most so far. They're probably from site comments. I guess all I can do is keep forging ahead and wait with patience. It's great to see your success though!
Grant
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JerryHuang Premium
Hey Grant, would you like me to take a look at your site? Maybe I can help you see what's not working or what should be improved...
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gjshawk Premium
That'd be great, Jerry! Just click on my profile picture and it's the marketing one, the last one listed. Thanks.
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JerryHuang Premium
Just sent you a PM :)
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newmarketpro Premium
Congratulation Jerry.
That's something to start with and your organic traffic is ballooning. It just a matter of time to see real income.

:)
Joe
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JerryHuang Premium
Yea man! Thanks Joe :)
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buffetearns Premium
Excellent Jerry, it will all come good!

Wayne
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JerryHuang Premium
Thanks Wayne :)
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