This post is a part of Tiffany Dow’s 30 Day Blog and List Building Challenge.
In November of 2012, I made the decision to revive the bonniegean dot com website from an idle state. I hadn’t used the domain for more than 5 years and I wanted to start branding my name.
At the time I made the move, the site had been inactive for more than 5 years, the blog theme was no longer installed, and I had a trickle of traffic coming to the site that was being added to a mailing list, which I never engaged.
Fast Forward 3 Months
Today, I grabbed the statistics from Alexa and was pleasantly surprised to see how well the site is climbing the ranks since November 16, 2012 and that it has actually received a Page Rank of 1 from Google.
I applaud the Blogging with John Chow course for this success as I followed many of John’s suggestions to bring traffic to the site (and still working on more of them). If you would like to read my review, you can download it here.
Over the next week I’ll show you the visitor statistics and sales figures, but for now I want you to see how the site grew from no rank, to 18,266,059, to a whopping 388,695 in just 3 and a half months!
November 01, 2012
November 16, 2012
March 06, 2013
Now all I need to do is speed up the website. Not sure why it lost so much momentum on speed, but W3 Total Cache should fix it, I hope. 🙂
From November 2012 till now, I have managed to increase my backlinks from -0- to 125. I intend to get this number higher with more blog comments, article marketing, and social networking.
Naturally as I increase the traffic and backlinks, the Google Page Rank should also increase over time. I’ll check back again in a few months to let you know how the numbers stack up.
Your turn. How are you ranking with Alexa and Google since you started blogging regularly? Leave a comment below and let me know.
Thanks for reading,
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