You may have noticed that I’ve been blogging a ton lately, actually I’ve been publishing a post every single day Monday through Friday for a bit over three weeks now. For starters this hasn’t been an easy task but I’m getting more in the flow with every new post I publish. It’s been a lot of fun but moving the needle is equally important. I have other profitable ventures to be working on so the time I spend blogging has to be justified.
Like most good things you can’t expect instant gratification so I’m building steam and nothing is going to stop this train. Now it’s time to reflect on the results and have a reference point for later on down the road. Also I want to share how I’m staying organized and what my creative process looks like. First let’s dive into my analytics and see what kind of traffic growth has resulted.
Total New Posts Written = 17
An interesting note, my blog total is only 52 posts now, so it didn’t take a lot of posts to get my blog established, just good ones.
Alright something has to be going on to make those squiggly lines. Well a big driver is my email list, each one of those spikes is when I blasted my list (about 9k) and linked up my latest posts.
In the previous month, sleeping at the wheel we had the following:
Page Views: 13,586
Avg session duration: 1:36
And this month so far (still a few days left), brace yourself for my explosive growth:
Page Views: 25,865
Avg sessions duration: 2:12
Not bad, we’re definitely getting some traffic. Next let’s see what content was the most popular.
My post on keyword research is the leader but it was the very first post I did so that probably has something to do with it. Next up is this guide on building big SEO sites, I really had a lot of fun putting that together. Judging by the comment count though, people really didn’t give a shit about that one.
In third is my personal favorite, how I bashed my way through broken link building using Scrapebox and excel.
I haven’t been doing the best job promoting my content so we’ll have to tackle that soon. I’ve basically just been tweeting more and posting once to Facebook everyday. Nothing revolutionary, you can see I got a nice 350 visitor spike form Facebook one day to my building bad PBNs post, that was cool. If you didn’t already know I’m a big fan of Twitter. I also only have one set of hands, so that’s where I plan to focus primarily. I’d rather do a really good job on one social network instead of a mediocre one across all of them.
My Twitter strategy is like this:
1. Tweet more funny, interesting, useful shit.
2. Tweet my posts, pin the most recent one to the top of my profile.
Maybe not quite $7 e-book worthy, could definitely be a $3 one though.
How about making $$?
Meh, affiliate earnings are about the same, got a few new members to my forum, then quite a few client inquiries that I don’t want. Sorry but where could I possibly find the time to manage client campaigns along with everything I have rolling? Not possible unless you want some shotty work.
I’ll take these numbers as a win. One number specifically is motivating me to keep going. Before I started this blogging rampage I was barely getting 50 direct visitors a day. Now it has been consistently 3-4 times that amount.
Meaning a shitload more people are typing jacobking.com into their browser every day. That makes me happy, that tells me I’m doing something right.
I could be doing better though, I realize that and don’t want to be lazy with this because I have other big projects.
What about links?
How could I forget, did any of this crap get any new links? I exported the top content report from analytics and dropping those URLs into the aHrefs batch checker.
Well look at that, got a few referring domains popping up. Of course it’s not going to happen overnight and putting some effort into actually promoting my content is crucial. I’ll get there eventually and I promise it will be super funny when I do.
My Creative Process
This has been evolving as I go but I think I’m finally in a good routine. At first I was just writing like a banshee for a couple weeks before even starting this. So I had at least 10 posts drafted before I sent my first email blast announcing the madness. All drafted in Evernote, I love Evernote. I use Evernote for the reliability and ability to access things quickly on all my different devices. It’s on my phone, tablet, laptop, and desktop. So whatever I’m in the mood for using I can always grind or make a quick update.
It’s super simple, I’ve got a notebook for jacobking.com with a bunch of posts drafted then I tagged them so I can find them easily. Then I have one note for my ideas, I’m constantly trying to add new shit to that so when I can’t think of something to write I have it to reference. That’s about it really, I’m forcing myself to write a new post everyday first thing in the morning. This way I’ll never run out of material combined with my stock pile of posts even if something catastrophic comes up. I also gave myself Saturday and Sunday off to relieve some pressure and give me time to get ahead.
Well there you have it, you see all the work I’ve done and these are the results. The grind continues and hopefully this inspires some people. If you’re reading this thinking, yeah I can do this shit too…then let’s see it!
I always enjoy your impish sense of fun (not sure I want to use the word “ballsy” myself) showing the Big G the middle finger. Still trying to extract from all your writings (1) how readable your spun content is on your money pages – or whether that is even important to your strategy; (2) what type of offers do it for you; and (3) how you cover your tracks from Big G’s sniffer dogs/bots/spiders.
Jacob, great job here! Keep the momentum going. This was much needed as you can see. Your projects and this blog will work together eventually, then it will be explosive!
Brilliant my friend, again
Love the way you write Awesomeness
Your talent is NOT just in internet mind blogging and projects in perpetual web outer space zone
Do you agree?
My philosophy on this matter
It would be interesting to see organic traffic from start until now. You already have quite a few visitors to this site and when you annoinced that you will blog everyday people that already know the site are def more interested in returning daily.
Thanks for a great Blog Jacob
Blogs about blogging daily… Then stops blogging… I love you Jacob:p
Jacob King says
Ha, so yeah obviously the results were shit. Hence me stopping and nobody giving a shit.
Hakim Mahmud says
wow your blog just got 52 posting only? But your SEO so powerfull like power rangers man.
Jacob King says
Paul Ilse says
But you loved blogging. I know it takes a lot of time to post something useful but some of the stuff you write actually comes up very useful after some time. Keep up the good work!
Jacob King says
These posts sucked ass, I can admit that now. Need to put the hustle in and write some beefy ones or people don’t give a fuck.
Hi Jacob , well this is the start of my journey , basicaly just for money , reading as much as I can , but you keep saying , you can make big $$ for some spam(how)(generate traffic?) , I understand what SEO means but where I should start
Build a website ( wix byexample my case)
SEO the fuck out of it
Get traffic & clicks
So where’s the money
Should I make a bullshit story to make clients buy my shit ? Toys I dont have or something ?
Thats the only thing I dont get in all this
Jacob King says
Rent a ferrari, take pics, instant success. Ask Neil Patel, shit worked for him. Kidding, don’t do that.
Thanks for the tip on Evernote. As a freelancer the hardest part of my job is motivating myself to write content for my own blog. As is probably the case for most of us my clients content takes up the majority of my time but it’s definitely worth putting the extra effort into our own.
Emmerey Rose says
Thanks for sharing these data to us Jacob. I wondering, how often do you suggest we publish a content?
Jacob King says
Every hour on the hour
Mike Lee says
Blogging daily definitely can bring good results in the long run.
Besides, it is also a challenging task to keep the things going on.
Passion is the most important factor anyway.
Jacob King says
Epic failure, wish I could have the time back I wasted on these half assed posts.