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.
Alexa Ranking: 150,000
Alexa in US: 25,000
Alexa in Canada: 30,000
Search visitors: 200
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.
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.