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xmasdecs
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on 09/21/2012

I decided after dumping tonnes of old hubs on Wizzley to sit and let it mature a little, the traffic is moving in the right direction which is a positive sign...

.. Looks like the site came up tops from the latest panda too, as per Alexa at least and a little spurt on my stats.

I may not be around much these days (building a big website), but I'm still watching :P

At some stage I've got another couple of hundred pages of content to recycle here.

Growth is growth, slow growth it may be, but it's still growth.... and there is an alternative to growth! 

xmasdecs
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on 09/21/2012

Ooops..... traffic on THIS account hasn't actually grown much, yet, what with it being very seasonal.

Traffic on my ryank account is!! 

lobobrandon
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on 09/21/2012

That's nice to know :) Did you get them any sort of backlinks etc? Any kind of promotion? 


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onetimeuser
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on 09/21/2012

No just natural growth.

Remember that the vast majority of my content was published just two months ago, so I guess it's just maturing and slowly moving upwards in the SERPS.

I decided not to promote or backlink my Wizzley content, instead I'll just see where it ends up naturally.

As much as I love Wizzley as a platform, I've just got myself very deep into my own web property, so any spare time that I have for promotion goes into that.

But any dollar that I make from Wizzley is a bonus, because it's 98% recycled content. 

lobobrandon
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on 09/21/2012

Ok great :) My wizzes too are around 2 months old now. Some of them are beginning to get some traffic. Nothing to boast about though. But, when I see analytics there's a steady rise. Really slow but it's moving up without me adding new wizzes (No time)


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JoHarrington
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on 09/21/2012

I love you, Ryan.

Just saying.

This morning I was having one of my periodic worries.  I'm too new at all of this to know what long-term growth should look like. Instead, I'm spending hours every day putting in a lot of hard work.  It's all based on faith in jam tomorrow, and on watching the veterans for clues as to what's going on.

I would have posted to the forums about my worries, but I do that too much.  I didn't want my paranoia to color anyone's perception of Wizzley.

Instead, I stared at stats - my own on Wizzley and Analytics - then checked out Alexa for clues as to how Wizzley is doing as a whole.  Then I looked to see which veteran writers are still posting away.  Fretted a little that we've had nothing new out of Terri and yourself for a while.

Then gave myself a talking to and wrote two articles.

Without my saying a word to anyone, you posted this to the forum and reassured me in one foul swoop.

Thanks!


lobobrandon
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on 09/21/2012

Jo I've been here just for a year (Writing online). But, don't doubt Wizzley for a second - it's got the potential to be the best (Not just one of the best) Wink


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JoHarrington
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on 09/21/2012

Thanks, Brandon.  I'll add your endorsement to all of the others. <3

I do have faith in Wizzley generally.  I wouldn't be putting all of this effort into it, if I didn't.

But on rainy Friday mornings, when I have to put the light on because there's no natural sunlight, it's hard to be positive.  Particularly when my usual growth compass (my stats) has pretty much been nerfed by the Reddit boost for the next 90 days.

(Love the hits, hate the fact that I'm now groping about free style!)

The wobbles suddenly are more explicable.


lobobrandon
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on 09/21/2012

I guess you could still use google analytics to get the stats. But, I had a question: Is your analytics traffic far lower than that shown on wizzley? Mines around 5 times lower


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JoHarrington
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on 09/21/2012

Yeah, my Analytics traffic is so far below my Wizzley one as to be utterly depressing.  It doesn't even build and drop in the same places. 

And to add to the main subject, right on cue I just sold something on Amazon from a very old Wizzle indeed. :)


lobobrandon
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on 09/21/2012

Great! :D


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Digby_Adams
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on 09/21/2012

Jo why aren't you relying on Google analytics? They show you the daily numbers and the amount of Search traffic, regardless of the spikes.

JoHarrington
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on 09/21/2012

Rely and Google no longer go together in my lexicon.   Plus their graph looks the same as Wizzley's.

 


onetimeuser
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on 09/23/2012

 

JoHarrington: 09/21/2012 - 01:25 PM

I love you, Ryan.

Just saying.

This morning I was having one of my periodic worries.  I'm too new at all of this to know what long-term growth should look like. Instead, I'm spending hours every day putting in a lot of hard work.  It's all based on faith in jam tomorrow, and on watching the veterans for clues as to what's going on.

I would have posted to the forums about my worries, but I do that too much.  I didn't want my paranoia to color anyone's perception of Wizzley.

Instead, I stared at stats - my own on Wizzley and Analytics - then checked out Alexa for clues as to how Wizzley is doing as a whole.  Then I looked to see which veteran writers are still posting away.  Fretted a little that we've had nothing new out of Terri and yourself for a while.

Then gave myself a talking to and wrote two articles.

Without my saying a word to anyone, you posted this to the forum and reassured me in one foul swoop.

Thanks!

With Google's new emphasis on freshness in certain niches (not all, but certainly some), and with the boundaries being changed constantly, it's really hard to predict the future.

But pre-Panda and Penguin, my content would really come alive after somewhere between four to six months of pretty much natural maturity and then not peak until 18 to 24 months.

Look at the Squidoo lot though, many of those writers have been there for four, five, six years and are incredibly now seeing their biggest traffic and earnings. Again, not all but certainly many.... Squidoo is doing better than ever.... 8 years after launch. 

The Wizzley.com domain is still only 18 months and 5 days old...... it's still a baby. 

I can only really see the site going in an upward direction in the next couple of years at least, at least that's where my money would be if I were a betting man.

Why else do you think I would want to buy a 0.02% share in Wizzley :P

Just think, you are one of the founding members! 

 

 

 

onetimeuser
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on 09/23/2012

 

JoHarrington: 09/21/2012 - 03:33 PM

Rely and Google no longer go together in my lexicon.   Plus their graph looks the same as Wizzley's.

 

Analytics is probably incredibly accurate, but I'm reluctant to use the program for completely different reasons.

I think that it represents a serious conflict of interest to have Google knowing all your data, they could (and probably do) use it to create their algorithms to increase the profitability of their Adwords business (95% of their income), and that comes at the expense of the webmasters.

Although I don't think that would be an issue with a Wizzley account, I've taken analytics off of a lot of my old remaining affiliate sites for that reason! What remains of them at least, ha.

 

 

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