I Overlooked Something Simple Yet Very Important!
I was hesitant to share this, because it's kind of embarrassing!
I decided to bring this up because there may be others who have done the same thing and you may benefit from my boo boo ! I don't wish anything bad for anyone, but I hope at least one person has done this, so I can stop feeling like an idiot.....or at least a lonely idiot! LOL
I went to the spelling bee and missed my ABCs!
Have you ever heard the old saying that you can't see the forest for the trees? That is what I most equate this blunder I'm about to share with you to!
I have been concentrating really hard on my two functioning websites! (One is in limbo)
My content planning has been going great, and the flow of content has been steady and really quick at times.
I have worked on several new themes and still haven't got the one going that I'm going to be using. That is going to start Saturday. (Paralysis by analysis! ) Everything has been going pretty well over all!
I have chosen to keep the main thing the main thing for now and that is content. I' have been sprinkling in other tasks along the way. I now have over 140 completed posts and have 4 scheduled for this coming week.
So what's wrong you ask?
I had a visitor to my website join Wealthy Affiliate and while looking into the analytics I discovered something that made my jaw hit the desk!
I wanted to see what posts were getting the most traffic etc and discovered in my checking that I had 29 posts that were not indexed into google !
It isn't like all these posts were of the new variety either! Some were over 4 months old !
I spent several days requesting indexing because I didn't want to do them all at once and make Google look at me like the IRS looks at Willy Nelson!
Of those 29 posts, 21 have now been indexed and the others have just been requested.
How Could I miss such an Elementary point?
I have been hammering the content and working on my lead magnet and just assumed..... I know it makes an A** of U and ME !
I had zero issues with indexing from the start and didn't think a lot of it! I have 27 posts in the top 5 of search results and hadn't been checking them all. Now I just wonder how much traffic I missed out on because these posts were just laying on the shelf for months!
I have now made a mind map (My new obsession) of my posting plans so that I don't miss anymore basic things!
It just goes to show that mistakes can get ya if you don't pay attention and use your plans !
Has anyone else had such an issue! Someone please lie and say yes! LOL
Please be gentle ! LOL
Have a great day, and the very best of success to you!