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What I Did this Week to Increase My Revenue and Rankings

I hope that all of my readers had a great week. I went on some great hikes and spent some time working on some new projects and updating older ones.

Site Redesign – I read on a SEO blog this week how bad homepage sliders are for rankings so I decided it was time to update a few of my sites with sliders including my SpyPen.net site which will be getting a major update soon. I have decided to focus on building its rankings to see if I can get it into the top 3.

Speeding Up Sites – One big factor Google has been stressing is site speed, so I am going through all of my sites and getting them to load faster. I just finished my first one this week and got it to a 91 on the Google web speed test. I am going to monitor the rankings and ad revenue to see if there are any changes with the new speed.

Scheduled Posts – It is really easy for me to have new content written for my sites from College Copywriters, but I often forget to add it to my sites. I had a bunch of new content written this week and I simply used wordpress to schedule new posts. It saves so much time to order 5 articles at a time and just schedule one to post each week instead of ordering one a week and posting it.

Dropping.com – I signed up for the Dropping.com free trial and really like how easy the site is to use. There are easy to use filters and alerts if you are looking for an easy way to look at expiring domains. I’ve already found a few domains to bid on.

End User Calls – I made a few calls this week to try and sell domains that were unsuccessful. I also called two domain owners to try and buy their domains, but the whois data was out of date. I am going to keep trying to find their contact info and acquire the domains.

Reporting – Right now I use excel to keep track to expenses and I am trying to put together a monthly income and expense report to  post on the blog. If anyone has any other software like quickbooks they use let me know what you think of  it. I’m also in the market for a business credit card if anyone has suggestions.

Flippa – This week I had planned on posting one of my older sites on Flippa, but never got around to it. I did watch a great podcast from Empire Flippers with their tips for selling on Flippa.  It’s worth a listen if you plan on selling on Flippa.

New Projects! This week I am going to be building out a few sites for myself. I am going to try a few different ideas and see what works. I’ll have more details during the week. I am building out some new sites in verticals I have had success in previously.

Have a great rest of your weekend and please reach out to me if you have any questions, I’m happy to help.

 

4 Responses to What I Did this Week to Increase My Revenue and Rankings

  1. alan June 23, 2013 at 7:19 pm #

    I had never heard that about sliders before. What blog was that on? Thanks.

  2. Jeepers June 24, 2013 at 12:00 am #

    Re: Homepage sliders and SEO – can you link to that article? I find this interesting b/c if you optimize it properly, ie alt text, some text inside the image [inside a div or something so it can be indexed, not part of the image], I feel like there’s some value there. For example, if you’re providing services, it seems like this would be relatively valuable, at least not detract from your SEO.

    Just curious

  3. Brian Diener June 24, 2013 at 12:45 am #

    Sorry I should have added it above. The article was on SE Land http://searchengineland.com/homepage-sliders-are-bad-for-seo-usability-163496?

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