The Road So Far - 1 Month
Last Update: Feb 6, 2016
As I complete 1 month in 2 days, I thought it was time for another update in my progress.
I'm currently on Course 3, Lesson 8. I didn't progressed as much as in the first 2 weeks, because writing content takes time and I always want to make everything perfect, so finding images, reviewing texts, figuring out if I didn't miss anything drags me for around 1 to 2 hours for every post I write. I don't mind the time I spent doing it, because it's a subject a enjoy, so I take my time and do it as better as I can.
I'm still not doing the Affiliate Bootcamp, because I believe I still have a lot to learn. Nevertheless it's in my plan to start a new website in this specific niche.
I also think that I still need to find another niche other than board games, because they're usually cheap and the commissions I may earn will not be enough. In any case it's a very nice way to test my skills and apply the concepts I learn here at WA.
At the moment I have 9 posts in my website, which is great because it's more than one per week and my goal is to have at least one.
As I don't see anyone doing it, I think it'd be nice if I give you some statistics:
- Unique Sessions: 108
- Unique Users: 50
- Page Views: 511
- Traffic Originated from Google: 29 Sessions
It's nothing exceptional, but for the first month I believe it's actually really good.
If you want to take a look at it, please follow this link: http://boardgamereviewed.com/
I still need to change my front page. As someone mentioned, my little intro in there is not very good and I'm missing some other content in there... I don't know exactly what, but looks like something is not right.
I also need to update my News page to make it more like the Reviews one.
I need to keep writing content, sometimes it doesn't even need to be targeting a specific keyword, but I have to keep doing it. It's the only way to improve my traffic and get better rankings.
I've been looking at some comments people leave in websites and reviews they do about other members sites and it simply doesn't looks correct. I believe people would prefer some real criticism other than just "Your website looks great". In one case the website didn't even had pages working and texts were wrong.
Let's commit more when trying to help people and provide better feedbacks and better conversations about ways to improve what was done and ways to fix the issues other members may be having. Don't say just for the sake of saying. Sometimes not saying something helps much more than saying something unnecessary.
Anyway, I expect to receive some good comments and critics about what I do. That's how I believe we can improve.
And you, what are you doing? What's your progress? How's the feedback you are receiving and giving to other members?