Thank you again everyone. I'm by overwhelmed by the all "attaboys" and sincerely hope all SBI'rs stick with the SBI process long enough to achieve their goals.
My site is living proof that the process works. You just have to keep building pages that help your visitors solve a problem or answer a question, over and above what your competitors offer. And you never really know which pages are going to take off. When I built the Reverse Due Date Calculator, I never dreamed it would someday get visited 4,000 times a day, or accumulate over 2,600 Likes.
I just kept my head down and kept building problem-solving, question-answering pages around sweet-spot keywords related to my niche, trusting that a few of them would eventually turn into 20%'rs (80-20 rule).
ken-admin wrote:The other point that struck me is how far you can go without a "stunning, modern site design." That said, I usually advise folks who have grown to your level (well near it, anyway ) that a more sophisticated look would serve them well. On the other hand, there's a personal feel that works well here, so I'm really not sure especially given the ease of use and your ongoing growth.
I've been working on a redesign since March, one that combines the mobile and desktop sites into a single responsive design. Beta page can be seen here:
I'm hoping to launch the redesign by year-end, once things have settled down after the pending conversion to https. That is, if I can get up the courage to potentially break what may not need fixing.
After three months of begging my visitors and email subscribers for feedback on the new design, my redesign visitor feedback folder is still empty.
Mary from Mico wrote:Funny note: This week one of our children is working for someone who makes his living sending traffic to peoples' sites (Facebook ads I think) who also asked what my daily limits were in case he could send traffic, too. I almost told her to show him your site. She asked me to compile some info. If it's okay with you, I still can include your site as I have not sent him the info that I took the time to double-check with Support.
I'm not sure what the daily limit is, or if there is one, but I've yet to reach it. Feel free to include my site as an example.
Claude from hamradiosecrets.com wrote:As a bonus,
1. you did not have to pay a penny more for this massive amount of traffic.
2. The server, on which your SBI! site resides, did not even skip a beat!
Yes! I still can't believe I built a business to this size for $29 a month and the cost of a computer.
Contrast that to the restaurant I bought in 1987 for $300,000, only to end up giving it back to the bank after 6 years of working 80-hour weeks. Amazing!
Claude from hamradiosecrets.com wrote:There must be someone out there who would love to be allowed to be exposed to that kind of traffic!
That's why I was disappointed when Trafeze didn't materialize.
However, ever since Ezoic started effectively optimizing my ads (1 year ago), I couldn't be happier with my income level. And best part is, I don't have to spend any time on monetization (set it and forget it). Instead I'm free to just focus on my labor of love ... creating and improving online calculators.MHQ: Can Ezoic's Ad-Testing Service Make Your Site More Income?
Claude from hamradiosecrets.com wrote:P.S. Hmmm! Calculators ... ham radio ... I wonder...
Are their any calculations/formulas used in conjunction with ham radios?