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Beta Challengers: Update Your Progress

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4:08 pm
October 22, 2010


Freddie @ Invest With Passion

Member

posts 204

Since a lot of blogging is motivation and drive (and the Beta Chapter is officially closed), let's hear some success stories, updates, and more about the people in this challenge together. Share your progress, cheer each other on, keep the conversation going, and get motivated to see  your goals accomplished.

 

I will start it off:

Joined: 10/5/10   Current Date: 10/22/10

Beg Alexa: 1.58 million

Current Alexa: 465,469

USA Alexa: 38,218

Comments:

 

I am blown away with the Yakezie network. I know these numbers and the increase in Twitter followers is because of you people. Thank you for the support, RTs, visits, backlines. Let's keep it going.

Being in the real estate investing niche is very crowded and cost of advertising can be lucrative if the media outlet or blog has a good following and the stats to back it up. I now realize that cracking the 200K market, then the 100K mark and beyond will bold well when requesting higher amounts for advertising on my site. 

We long for the day when we can move from adsense and go straight ad supported site that is earning enough to sustain my lifestyle…I can invest from there.

 

Looking forward to hearing your updates and thoughts on the Yakezie

Newest Blog: How To Save Money & More

Or view my real estate investing community today and join the conversation.

10:59 am
October 23, 2010


Andi B.

PDX

Member

posts 272

Joined: 10/13/10   Current Date: 10/23/10

Beg Alexa: 1.5ish million

Current Alexa: 1.415 million

USA Alexa: 162,000

Comments:

 

I'm still getting my bearings in the yakezie network, figuring out the best way to support the network. The interviews provided have been great and it's very exciting to meet the new people. I was down to 1.28 million and 98,000 US, but then we creeped back up again. I'm trying not to check it every day because I know I'll start focusing on the numbers over the blog and the audience….but it's so hard not to!

Andi B.

Make the life you want.

Enjoy good food.

Enjoy good friends.

1:19 pm
October 23, 2010


Freddie @ Invest With Passion

Member

posts 204

moderntightwad said:

 

I'm still getting my bearings in the yakezie network, figuring out the best way to support the network. The interviews provided have been great and it's very exciting to meet the new people. I was down to 1.28 million and 98,000 US, but then we creeped back up again. I'm trying not to check it every day because I know I'll start focusing on the numbers over the blog and the audience….but it's so hard not to!


 

I am guilty of checking the numbers. I have always been obsessed with analytics. Need to step away from that. 

Anyway, wanted to share somethings that have worked for me so far. The promoting people is big and it sounds like you got that down with the blog round up and the RTs on twitter. Keep them going. But don't forget to post comments and links to your blog as well. This gives the people in the network time to see you on twitter, give them something to promote for you, and allow them to visit your site for comments. I am scheduling tweets throughout the day and being overall way more involved with my social media outlets.

 

Also, I have really started social bookmarking my sites. I don't get much action from Digg, although I still use it, but sites like Reddit, Stumble Upon and Yahoo Buzz seem to be working. I am still testing Mixx, but haven't really seen any results.

 

Hope some of that helps.

Newest Blog: How To Save Money & More

Or view my real estate investing community today and join the conversation.

4:48 pm
October 23, 2010


Budgeting in the Fun Stuff

Member

posts 3048

I'm not a Beta member, but let me know if you all would like any additional support or have any questions or anything!  You all are more than welcome to guest post at BFS, or let me know of any particularly awesome articles or giveaways to include in my weekly roundups.  :-)

Crystal

Crystal

Yakezie Member Site: 

Budgeting in the Fun Stuff

Ebook:  How I Make Money Blogging:
The Beginner's Guide to Building a Money-Making Site

Email:  budgetingfunstuff *at* gmail *dot* com

You can also find me on Twitter and Facebook

11:07 am
October 24, 2010


Aloysa

Member

posts 910

Joined Sept 20

Current Date Oct 24

Current Alexa 1.3 MM

USA Alexa 80,296

Comments:

Joined the challenge on Sept 29 while running a free wordpress blog. Started at 2.5 MM. Made it to 700K when decided that maybe it is a good idea to switch to a self-hosted website. Did that a week ago and hey, my Alexa ranking became 15MM. A week later it is 1.3 MM and dropping! It sucked to start from the begining at the end it is all worth it. Yakezie power is unbelievable!

Creator of:

4:43 pm
October 24, 2010


Khaleef @ KNS Financial

Fat Guy, Skinny Wallet

Member

posts 3149

On 7/20 my Alexa ranking was 1,704,000

Officially joined 7/26 – 828,000

Current (10/24) – 71,071

US – 11,011

 

I can only attribute this growth to this network! I am now #44 on the Wisebread list and #219 on Money Crasher's list, and in the top 100 on Technorati (not sure what this means) in both Finance Authority (25) and Business Authority (55).

All this after 3 months in the Yakezie Network. Now if only the search engines and advertisers begin to like me, then I'll be happy!

Khaleef "Fat Guy" Crumbley

My Battle to Lose 100lbs and Pay off $100k in Debt:

http://fatguyskinnywallet.com

http://twitter.com/FGSW

http://www.facebook.com/fatguy…..innywallet

Personal Finance From A Biblical Perspective:

http://knsfinancial.com

http://www.facebook.com/knsfinancial

http://twitter.com/knsfinancial

6:40 pm
October 24, 2010


The College Investor

San Diego, CA

Admin

posts 1935

I joined on 10/13/10, and my Alexa ranking was a whopping 14,121,086

 

My current ranking (10/24/10) is 1,687,247!!!

 

I have also seen huge gains in Technorati and Blogtopsites!  Thank you everyone for your support! 

Please check out The College Investor at http://thecollegeinvestor.com!  This is the home of my Investing 101 Class.

Ready to Take Your Blog To The Next Level: http://beatthe9to5.com

You can also follow on Twitter @CollegeInvestin or Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/thecol…..geinvestor!

6:03 am
October 25, 2010


Jason@LiveRealNow

Member

posts 727

I joined on 7/16/2010 with an Alexa rank of 533,108.   I'm currently at 165,447.

10:52 am
October 25, 2010


Techbud

NY

Member

posts 16

Post edited 10:53 am – October 25, 2010 by Techbud


Joined: 10/1/10   Current Date: 10/25/10

Beg Alexa: 4.18 million

Current Alexa: 1.05 million

 

Amazing!!!

1:50 pm
October 25, 2010


Sandy @ yesiamcheap

New York, NY

Member

posts 802

I'm not really a Beta challenger, since I joined in the original challenge, but let's just call me a Beta challenger.

 

Joined:           April 19th, 2010  (hey, I'm slow)

Rank:             2,885,904
Rank 10/25:   432,102 

 

I've steadily worked upwards and hope to hit the 200's some time by February. Thanks to everyone visiting, commenting, sending readers, tweeting and linking.  A mighty thanks to the Simple Dollar for featuring one of my posts and adding a total of 2000 additional visitors over 2 days.

I'm digging my way out of some serious debt at

http://www.yesiamcheap.com.

4:00 pm
October 25, 2010


retireby40

USA

Member

posts 1381

Joined: 10/11/10   Current Date: 10/25/10

Beg Alexa: no rank – the first rank shown after a few days were #5,202,971

Current Alexa: 931,853

 

Amazing is right!! Thanks everyone!

retire by 40

Twitter: @retirebyforty

Facebook: Retire By 40 

9:44 am
October 26, 2010


Charles @ MoneyGreenLife

Member

posts 318

I originally joined in June with over 2M ranking.

Today, i'm at 231,000.

 

Thanks everyone!

1:49 pm
October 26, 2010


Freddie @ Invest With Passion

Member

posts 204

Wow, everyone! We are kicking butt!!!!

CONGRATS TO YOU ALL AND LET'S BE SURE TO KEEP IT GOING!!!

And let's hear from the rest of  you. Sure that isn't the end of the Beta Challengers!

Newest Blog: How To Save Money & More

Or view my real estate investing community today and join the conversation.

5:14 pm
October 26, 2010


Khaleef @ KNS Financial

Fat Guy, Skinny Wallet

Member

posts 3149

Wow, these numbers really look impressive! Proof that selfless promotion works best!

Khaleef "Fat Guy" Crumbley

My Battle to Lose 100lbs and Pay off $100k in Debt:

http://fatguyskinnywallet.com

http://twitter.com/FGSW

http://www.facebook.com/fatguy…..innywallet

Personal Finance From A Biblical Perspective:

http://knsfinancial.com

http://www.facebook.com/knsfinancial

http://twitter.com/knsfinancial

3:53 am
November 1, 2010


Forest Parks

Cairo, Egypt

Admin

posts 1337

Everyone really is doing awesome…. Must be confusing the hell out of Alexa!!!

Vist me at Frugal Zeitgeist…. Frugal and Sustainable Living for the now…

8:45 am
November 1, 2010


JamesFowlkes

Member

posts 58

Joined:           October 7th, 2010

Rank:           30 million
Rank 11/1:   547,878

Considering where I started, my goal was just to break 500k.

I'm almost there!

Designed To Guide You Through Changing Markets
A Safer Way To Reach Your Retirement Goals
http://SimpleVesting.com

11:19 am
November 1, 2010


Ted Jenkin @ YourSmartMoneyMoves

Gen X & Y Finance

Member

posts 212

Post edited 11:46 am – November 1, 2010 by YourSmartMoneyMoves


Just wanted to give out a quick update as well as a thanks to all the supporters we have met!!!

 

Our Join Date : October 1st, 2010

Alexa Ranking when Started : 202,397

 

Today our Alexa Ranking is 150,385!

 

Thanks for your support!

YourSmartMoneyMoves.com

About Me – Ted Jenkin

Wall Street Journal Expert – View My Articles

Breathe Easier® About Your Financial Future – Your Smart Money Moves (Read the blog)

Follow on Twitter – @oXYGenFinancial

Like Us on Facebook

12:56 pm
November 1, 2010


Jeff @ Sustainable Life Blog

Member

posts 964

Great job beta challengers!  Keep up the good work!

Jeff 

Sustainable Life Blog 

http://www.sustainablelifeblog.com

twitter.com/sustainlifeblog

8:06 pm
November 2, 2010


The College Investor

San Diego, CA

Admin

posts 1935

Hey everyone!  I just wanted to post an update to say that I broke the 1,000,000 mark!  I'm actually at 940,681 as of today, which I never thought would happen in such a short period of time.  Now, focusing on the 200,000 mark!

Please check out The College Investor at http://thecollegeinvestor.com!  This is the home of my Investing 101 Class.

Ready to Take Your Blog To The Next Level: http://beatthe9to5.com

You can also follow on Twitter @CollegeInvestin or Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/thecol…..geinvestor!

8:24 pm
November 2, 2010


Buy Like Buffett

Member

posts 1682

Everyone's numbers are very impressive.

 

 

Mark

Learn how to build wealth at Buy Like Buffett.

Learn about making money online at Mark Riddix dot com

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