Yakezie Challenge Results for August 2011

Well, I am now two full months into the Yakezie Challenge and must say that I am enjoying myself immensely.  I want to thank everyone who is reading and supporting this blog through their comments and links.  I hope someday to get to meet some of you in person after having communicated online.  I also hope to continue to get to know more about you as the months go by.

For those of you who might not know, the Challenge is designed to inspire you to focus on your blog by writing and posting in a regular fashion and interact in such a way so that the Alexa Rank of your blog decreases to under 200,000 within 6 months or is cut in half if you started below 200,000.  I think it is a brilliant idea and am so thankful that I am participating.

Looking at August Results

Alexa Ranking:  August goal–350,000  Actual result–208,181

Alexa in US:  August goal–40,000  Actual result–28,561

Visits according to Analytics:  August goal–750  Actual result–1019

Search visitors:  August goal–75  Actual result–122

Subscribers:  August goal–5  Actual result–22

Earnings:  August goal– $5  Actual result–met

As you can see, all of my goals were met and many were met by a large margin.  So it looks like I need to stretch myself a little in September and I will try to do just that.

September Goals

Alexa Ranking:  150,000

Alexa in US:  25,000

Alexa in Canada:  30,000

Visits:  1200

Search visitors:  200

Subscribers:  40

Earnings:  $25

Top Referring Blogs

I would like to acknowledge those top 5 blogs which provided me with the most traffic for the month of August.  I truly appreciate the referrals and links to my various articles.

1.  Beating the Index

2.  Christian Personal Finance

3.  Investorzblog

4.  Free Money Finance

5.  World of Finance

A Little Help for My Friends

It looks like I will be making the Challenge goal of getting my Alexa Rank below 200,000 by the end of this year (I started the Challenge on July 1).  So I would like to take this moment to look at everyone in summer team number 3 and make sure that everyone is at least on the way below 200,000.  I don’t know when everyone started the Challenge.  Plus, some may have started below 200,000, and I wouldn’t necessarily know that.  But if everyone can at least get below 200,000, I think that would be awesome!

Nickel by Nickel:  Alexa Rank 223,347

The Penny Hoarder:  Alexa Rank 201,607

The Debt Myth:  Alexa Rank 532,392

The $60K Project:  Alexa Rank 247,435

Again, I would like to thank everyone for reading, commenting, and supporting me as I work to complete this portion of the Challenge in September.  I would also like to thank Sam for developing such a supportive network of bloggers.  He is truly one of a kind.  Thanks, Sam.

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