I thought that a good way for my readers to learn about SEO would be to start a set of monthly reports.  The goal of these monthly reports is to come up with different strategies, test them and see the results.  The best part will be to report it back to all of you.  It has been 8 months since Wp1stop came about, throughout this time I have worked intensively as a freelance WP developer on Elance.com.  Elance is a great place to find a WordPress Expert.  Back to the report.

wp1stopcomparison

Jan 2010

Total Visitors: 167
Pageviews: 586

Main Traffic Sources

Direct: 73
Google(organic) 35
Elance.com: 16
Stumbleupon: 12
Codepoet: 11

Keywords

Admin panel Design
wp1stop
optin design
wordpress magento integration
psd to wp

Pages Pageviews % Pageviews
/ 192 32.76%
/category/wordpress-101-guide/ 150 25.60%
/the-benefits-of-wordpress-theme-templates/ 31 5.29%
/category/products/ 24 4.10%
/tips-on-making-the-most-of-your-wordpress-custom-theme- 22 3.75%

Pages

/category/wordpress-101-guide/ 150 25.60%
/the-benefits-of-wordpress-theme-templates/ 31 5.29%
/category/products/ 24 4.10%
/tips-on-making-the-most-of-your-wordpress-custom-theme- 22 3.75%

As you can see, the start was very slow, I had not started to write many articles at this point.  My initial approach was to start creating a hub of knowledge in my field.  Coming from a designer and developer background, before all the new generation of internet entrepreneur came about.   I have been breathing and sweating web development since 1995.

One of my goals was to increase the # of sites linking to me, I set out to do this by creating a few plugins.  I thought of a plugin to help manage Soundcloud sets on the sidebar,  also created a plugin to manage car dealerships, the most recent plugin is a H1 tag optimizer plugin for WP themes.    Besides plugins, I set myself to create WP themes.  I have created hundreds of themes for clients, what better way to drive traffic and monetize the site.  At the moment I have a few themes available for purchase, including the Car Dealer theme on Pohl Media.    If you are working on generation additional traffic to your site, it is always a good practice to offer something of value to your audience.  From guides to forms or instructional videos, your audience will enjoy and be receptive to this.

August 2010

Total Visitors:1058
Pageviews: 2,723

Main Traffic Sources

Direct: 158
Google(organic) 475
wordpress.org: 100
goarticles.com  75
support.soundcloud: 22

Keywords

wordpress background plugin 18 3.71%
wordpress car dealer plugin 12 2.47%
wordpress h1 plugin 11 2.27%
wp1stop 9 1.86%
wordpress car plugin 8 1.65%

Pages Pageviews % Pageviews
/ 192 32.76%
/category/wordpress-101-guide/ 150 25.60%
/the-benefits-of-wordpress-theme-templates/ 31 5.29%
/category/products/ 24 4.10%
/tips-on-making-the-most-of-your-wordpress-custom-theme- 22 3.75%

Pages

/car-dealer-inventory-page-display-plugin/ 461 16.93%
/category/plugins/ 329 12.08%
/h1-tag-seo-optimizer/ 172 6.32%
/adding-soundcloud-feature-tracks-to-your-sidebar-wordpress- 143 5.25%

With little work I have been able to increase the amount of visitors to the site.   It is a slow process that must be worked through, with the introduction of google caffeine, the process is a lot faster and a lot easier.   Start looking at your google analytics, you don’t have to do it everyday.  I know people that do and obsess about the results that they are seen.   No need to evolve into that kind of person.  Take your time to figure the strategies you will use and they review once a week, get it automatically emailed to you as a PDF.

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