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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Introducing My New (and First) Website!

It turns out that the Google algorithm change was just the kick in the pants that I needed to get out of my comfort zone and start my own website, although using the interface at Weebly is not that uncomfortable.  For this lack of having to deal with uploading various parts of a site to a hosting service, I do have to share AdSense income 50-50 with Weebly, but it is worth it to me.

The interface has become fairly easy for me to use and navigate in under a week's time.  In that time, I have published 7 pages of content most of which are between 400 and 500 words.  The best part is that 5 of those content pages have been indexed by Google!  The site is only 10 days old.  Plus the home page, about page, policy page, and the 2 article content pages have been indexed.  Only my 2 most recent articles have yet to appear.

I was able to use one of the themes on the site and modify the picture to some that are appropriate for my topic.  It is an informational site colored by my personal experience in options trading.  It is monetized with AdSense on the left and an Amazon capsule at the bottom of each page.  I like the layout but would appreciate any comments or suggestions as this is my first attempt.

Like I've mentioned before, my new website is not the greatest site out there, but it is mine!  I have purchased the domain for the next year and am able to publish my articles quickly with the push of one button.  It is very easy, and I am enjoying it.  The total direct cost for this service to me was $40 which I paid using PayPal.  My main goal would be to make my money back over the next year and get on the first page of Google with a keyword or two.

So, without further delay here is the site:!  I hope you enjoy it, but mostly I hope that it is informative and educational and even profitable for anyone who visits.

Felicia at No Job For Mom posted about Decision Makers.  I am not sure where the last 10 days have fit for me, but I do seem to enjoy the direction I am heading.  Between the improved eHow earnings, the new HubPages ad program, and getting started on my own site, I have a positive outlook on the future.

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  1. The new website looks great - dropped by and visited all the pages. Hope you get a lot of traffic. Keep us posted on how it does in the next few months. :)

  2. I like the new site, too. I don't know anything about options! I hope it goes over well for you. Backlink that sucker and get ranking!

  3. Deanna,
    Thanks for stopping by. I am glad you like it. I will be sure to keep everyone updated.

    Glad you like it as well. My site is just what you need to learn, then. I will get after it for sure.

  4. Hi kidgas. Looks good, I might have to do a similar things one day if I ever get round to it. Don't completely understand what it is about. I guess that it relates to high paying keywords and if that's the case I suppose it will be hard to rank but if you can you should be able to earn a fair bit! good luck.

  5. Thanks, Bristolboy. I am glad that you like it. If you are wondering about options, they are investment derivative contracts based upon stocks, a very interesting topic.

  6. Congrats, Kidgas. I'm happy that you started your own site. Your knowledge,experience and your straight forward way of writing is a great asset to the internet.

    I have the feeling you'll earn your $40 back sooner than you think. Best of luck to you.

  7. Thanks for your encouraging words, Felicia. I can tell you that right now, it certainly feels like it will take longer than I think. But I know it is just a matter of getting started and remaining motivated.

  8. Thanks for replying Kidgas. It seems like it is a very interesting topic. I also notice from a quick check using Alexa that the traffic to the page is already reasonably high (and higher than my blog!) so good luck. I hope this traffic turns in to earnings!

  9. I really love your blog.I also appreciate your hard work.thanks very much for publishing about this topic.Great work

  10. Bristolboy,
    I am also hoping that the traffic turns into earnings. Right now, the traffic is from this blog and HubPages. It will take some time to get search traffic but I will be working on it. I don't really expect to earn anything at all until sometime in April anyway.


  11. I've never heard of weebly. Need to check this out. Congrats on the new site.

  12. I hadn't until recently when I was looking for a platform to build a site that would be easier than figuring out how to download and upload wordpress on my own. I went with weebly because I could get going more quickly. For the next site, I might actually go with a real hosting account and wordpress. Thanks.


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