Optionsdude.com. It seems that the majority of that traffic is coming to the various posts on my blog through several longer tail keywords. I can't tell you how exciting this is so soon after starting the site. Unfortunately, the bounce rate is pretty high and minimal time has been spent on the site, but there has been one visitor who spent more than 1 minute!
I am also generating daily traffic by commenting on blog posts from blogs that I find on the Yakezie Personal Finance Blog Network at Yakezie.com. There are a lot of good bloggers that are part of the network. I know that I will never be able to have a blog like one of those, but maybe someday, I could come close.
By commenting daily, I am able to get a handful of visits daily which provides just enough motivation to keep going. I did have one day last week which had no traffic at all, but that was the only one over the past 30 days. My plan is to continue to read various blog posts and make relevant comments on ones that I might be able to add to the discussion. I will do this as I continue to try and add content to my site. Adding content is a little slow going right now, but I did add a page this past week. Maybe I can get something up tomorrow also.
I would like to see the number of visits to the site surpass the number to this blog by the end of the year. It will be tough going, but I think I can do it. I will need to post some links to some of the various articles after I get more content up. I really have yet to try and backlink any individual pages other than with a few blog comments.
I also want to say that I am seeing some of my pages in Google for some of the longer tail keywords that I have been following. I am on page 2 for one and page 4 for another. Too bad there is little monthly search traffic for these words, but at least I know the process is working. Again maybe by the end of the year, I can get some serious ranking done for some of these keyword phrases with backlinking.
The bottom line is that the progress is somewhat slow for me since I don't spend 8 hours per day on the internet. But at least there is progress. Oh and by the way, I have earned $1.10 on the site, so I only have $38.90 to break even!
2 weeks ago