It is hard to believe that 2 weeks have past since I last gave an update on my main internet marketing project – implementing Erica Stone’s Straight Line course.
I’ve been sticking to the course and not used any link building other than posting to 4 social sites as directed in the course. I did add something this week – I’ve started building out my Pinterest boards. This is because of the course Erica released called Pinplosion. I’ve set up the boards and started getting followers to it – today I have 134. What I haven’t done is to add any new pins to the boards after I set them up which is important to driving traffic to my review site and that is reflected in the fact I’ve only seen 1 visitor to it from Pinterest. So I must do better on this as using the techniques in Pinplosion look like they could help in increasing targeted traffic to my site while I wait (im)patiently for them to arrive from Google.
Before taking a look at the results here is my activity update – I’ve published 3 more posts and have one half finished since my last update – so falling behind my aim of 2 posts a week.
Although there has been some positive movement in my review rankings, they do appear to being pushed back by Google ranking 4 posts from Google Groups on the front page for the keyword. It seems some clever people have worked how to rank with minimal content and an affiliate link using a Google property. It does mean that some of the good review site (as well as mine) are now being pushed on to page 2. I wonder how long that will continue on for. My response is to continue posting the best content I can to my site – so no change.
I am getting more traffic to my site but that is mainly for my info posts especially number 1 and 9. This probably explains why I am not seeing more people clicking in the Amazon links. So, the wait continues for that elusive Amazon commission from this site. It is a very frustrating time. I do feel I am getting closer to a sale even if the clicks to Amazon don’t support this feeling.
Next 2 Weeks
For the next 2 weeks I’m going to continue on adding more content to the site – the aim is 4 more posts – so when the site moves up in rankings there is more chance of getting more visitors, then someone seeing something they like and clicking on a link to Amazon and buying something.
That’s it on this update – it really seems too much like the film Groundhog Day at the moment where everything seems to be repeating (on this review site) – I just hope I don’t have to repeat things as long as Bill Murray’s character – Phil Connors did before breaking out of the cycle.