01 Apr 10
21 Oct 10 9:05 pm
So I started a website about 6 months ago...had some reviews written. Built some backlinks...about 30-40 of them. Got bored (negative about it) with it and stopped. It's just sitting there. It has good content, but no promotion for about 4-5 months.
I was sitting here today looking at my Google Analytics for a client site and noticed the green arrow on my affiliate site saying visitors were up 16.67%. So I clicked on it and saw that I had 17 visitors this month...whoopee. Then I started looking at the keywords they used to get there. The keywords were for a product name, multiple variations. I was curious how it happened, so I checked my rank for those words and they weren't too great...second page. And, my backlinks decreased to 7 total. Not very excited.
Then, on a whim...I logged into my CB account to see if anyone actually clicked on any of my affiliate links. And there it was...a sale. Someone actually clicked on a link from my site and bought a $45 ebook. I haven't logged into my CB account in 4 months! I forgot my password...I abandoned it. Also, the sale was made on October 12th. I thought that was pretty crazy...Had I logged in a couple weeks ago, I wouldn't have seen it and confirmed my negativity.
Anyway...what if I had actually worked it over the last 6 months? If a sale can be made with such lack of effort...what can happen with massive effort? The biggest let down of it all is that I know better.
So now, I have a renewed sense of faith. I'm re-optimizing my pages based on the keyword data I have and reviving the site. We'll see were it goes from here!!