After an Month
So friends PingSense.com has successfully completed an month on internet. So just thought of looking a way back.
It was my first attempt of serious Blogging and the most important thing I’m still serious about it!
Although I started with a general post, it moved to movies and departmental stuff. The post related to wordpress workshop had good keywords and got some traffic from Google. My post on Billu Barber got a traffic to the site . This made me to make a post on Delhi 6 too which still stands to to be highest viewed page on the site (2000+ counting on…)
Next comes the series of Lab Programs. I don’t know in which mood I posted the File Structure Lab programs for 6th Semester Information Science. File Structure Lab programs got listed first in Google & other search engines and hence I got a huge response from my fellow engineers. Thanks to our madam! People started mailing me for remaining programs and it went to extend that they even ask for programs in guest book ! The post remains the top discussed post on the site and made me to post lex and yaac programs and other academic stuff too. File Structure programs are too difficult and I may have to post once I get the remaining programs.
Next coming to the design of the site. The colour changed from orange to blue to external world. Internally I change the Personal Magazine theme to new design. Personal magazine had a simply look and lacked functionality. I could not even add widgets in it!
The new layout has two level of menus – one for custom pages and another for post categories. The top slider and feature post helps me to show attractive posts to the readers. Only a small portion of post gets listed up giving an option for more posts on homepage and giving the option to the reader goto the post of his choice. The site has become more user friendly what do you say?
Coming to the interaction with the user , I have added the Email subscription option powered by Google feedburner. This is allowing the readers to get the latest post right in their mailbox. Feedburner has got a good response with a lot of people subscribing daily. I have also added an code to display the feedburner statistics and the site statistics i.e the number of people reading the feeds and the number of people visiting and viewing the site. The comes the tabbed menu which has 3-d tag cloud and the articles which are most discussed and most popular.
Recently I have also added widgets from “Pluck”. The widget scans the content on my site and embeds the related articles from other site on the internet. The content is displayed withing my site and hence making the readers happy.
I have tried to optimize the site with ads but it is not generating any revenue. People now a days does not seem to click on ads. If the site does not generate any revenue through ads it may be difficult to pay my hosting charges next year. The site is getting a lot of visits and is consuming a lot of resources of my shared web hosting account. Keep praying that the service provider to be kind enough not to ban me for over usage of CPU and Memory usage.
Now comes the search engine optimization part. Being in the web industry for more than 3 years search engine optimization ( SEO ) was like an child’s play to me. The site started getting listed on the top of the search engines like google, yahoo, msn etc. Although the visits initially cam through search engines 25% were loyal enough to come back directly and i thank them all for their support. My search engine efforts were only for a week but still giving good results. The site has got a lot of back-links through many social bookmarking sites.
The site has got an seo score of 93% from “DomainTools.com”
Meanwhile site has reached an alexa ranking of 1,696,145 Globally, 125,973 for India and 913,344 for United States. I believe it is an achievement to reach such an ranking within one month time duration.
The site is valued to be worth $1372.4 till date by “WebsiteOutlook.com” and I’m embedding the real time valuation :
But its still a long way to go to get approved by direct ad agencies like “buy sell ads”.
In meanwhile it is making me to think the site is more of programs and academic stuff. So I’m making my mind to keep the academic stuff in limit and post on my areas of expertise. This post is a preface to the coming changes….
I welcome the suggestion and feedbacks .