This is update #3 in the series of posts that outline the plan to regain high rankings in the search engine results. I thought the update this week would be very uneventful…
But there is something interesting to share!
The update this week will cover the details of what was accomplished, results, what was not accomplished, and a few other updates.
Accomplishments and Results
What was planned…
Here is the overall plan – The plan is simple and hits the fundamentals of ranking a brand new or an established website.
- Add More Content
- Add More Links through
- Blog Commenting
- Private Blog Network (PBN) Links
- HOTH Package (affiliate link)
This week I wanted to focus on creating a list of products to review, blog commenting, and start on the list of websites for outreach/networking purposes.
Blog Comments: Again, we left about 30 comments on blogs. That is right where we were last week. I really wanted to make an improvement this week but as of this morning we didn’t reach the mark. There isn’t a very good excuse but I did have significantly MORE work at the day job this week. That is the main reason we don’t have more comments out there.
Link Viking (affiliate): I started last week to check on obtaining a couple new links from Link Viking. I have not followed up on the these links yet. The ball is in my court for now and I will take care of the new links next week.
There was not any significant movement in the rankings this week. If you recall in January and February, around this time of the month, there was a shift in rankings. Some people account that to a Panda Refresh but that is unconfirmed.
Here is the graph from serpbook.com (affiliate link) and you can see there is just a flat line in BLUE for Google.
So, I was really hoping there would be something to talk about…I was waiting to see some kind of a jump (or drop) in the rankings.
We did see a few new links this week. There are still a lot of links going away. I haven’t analyzed those links very carefully but I assume they are most likely related to blog comments and the way the comments are displayed (or not displayed) on websites.
What I did notice is a big jump in traffic. Very interesting!
I went to generate the graph for this post and I was surprised!
I think there might be a slight dip just before the spike. It is hard to tell.
Maybe there will be an update or refresh this weekend and the spike is just a precursor. We shall see!
What was not accomplished…
Blog Commenting: We didn’t get as many comments out there this week as we expected. We can make up some of the distance over the next day or so.
Content: I wanted to have a list of 10 – 12 more products to review this week. Again, I think I can catch up on this today. 🙂
Outreach: I didn’t make any progress on this point but I gave myself a month to create a list of potential websites to contact. I have more time for this task.
I said it last week. I need to keep moving ahead with the plan. It’s normal to have weeks with little feedback in the rankings.
It can be discouraging.
Then, you can get a little positive feedback unexpectedly with a nice bump in traffic.
I didn’t reach the goal for blog commenting. That’s okay. Each one of the blog comments is a minor piece of the overall link building strategy. As long as we keep up the commenting effort, it will be worth while.
I’m really excited and hopeful that there will be some kind of a algorithm refresh that will bring some positive results.
Do you have any tips or suggestions for me?