I occasionally like to dig deep into this blog and read posts I made several years ago, It’s a good way to make sure I stay true to my core beliefs and don’t become like many other marketers. It also sometimes highlight things I used to do that due to a variety of circumstances i’ve stopped doing, often theses are good ideas and worth doing.
Below is part of a blog post I wrote in August 2006, I doubt that anyone reading this today has ever seen it so no apologies for this bit of grave digging.
I actually stopped doing this a few years ago , mainly because I started using Paul Forcey’s Rank Tracker Plugin, if you don’t have it check it out it will make you money if you use it properly. Also that link includes a $7 discount only applicable to readers of this blog, valid for the next week only. It’s without a doubt the most valuable plugin I use. See The end of the post for more details.
But I think that was a bad idea to stop using this method as combined with the Plugin it is an awesome combination even used on it’s own it’s a very useful way to focus your attention on sites that need a boost. I just spend 5 minutes scanning the bandwidth chart for last month and i now have 3 sites I can focus on this month.
Here is part of the post I hope you find it useful.
Do you have an end of month routine for your sites?? About 3 months ago I worked out a little routine that I believe has increased my income by a minimum 10-20%. Towards the end of each month I check the bandwidth used and the number of visitors for each site. I then select the worse performing sites and check them. Sometimes you’ll find a problem that you have overlooked at other times the problem will just be down to lack of links.
So far every site I’ve worked on has improved the following month sometimes significantly. The 3 or 4 hours I spend on these sites is worth far more than spending 4 hours building more sites.
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Here is a demonstration of the power of Rank Tracker, below is a report from the plugin that was emailed to me today for my Video Creation Mastery site.
These figures tell me, The keyword used to find my site in google, The number of times it was used , and the rank. So The keyword ” Video marketing Creation has been used 137 times to find my site, and it’s ranking in 8th place in google for that keyword. The plugin has given me a new keyword i would never have thought of and told me where I currently rank Perfect!
video marketing creation 137/ 8
video creation mastery 92/ 1
video marketing 76/ 3
video creation 6/ 15