Archive for February, 2007

Important Note:

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

Hi All,

Yesterday I published the Link Building Campaign section.

It contained examples of actual search engine positioning achieved for the project website to date. Low and behold, as soon as it went out, all of the mentioned results achieved in Yahoo seem to have disappeared.

These were real results I can assure you. They were there from Sunday 25th Feb right up until yesterday. It’s Murphy ’s Law really. It seems now Yahoo reverted back to an older index and is only showing the cached home page from a few days previous to this when there was no website up there at all.

I feel I need to explain this because of the volume of emails I have received. To all those wondering why this occurred, you need to understand that this is a “live” project.

I write about what I’ve done as I am doing it. I write about the results as we see them occur. But search engines are strange numbers; they update frequently, revert back to their previous updates occasionally, and are quite dynamic. As in this instance, that appears to have occurred. I’m not concerned, it is simply a normal fluctuation in Yahoo and we should see the results come back within the next day or two.

It will take several weeks (and longer with Google when it finally picks the site up) for the results to stabilize completely, which of course we will see as we go. I hope this helps to clarify why you might or might not be seeing the results mentioned right now.

If you don’t hear from me again before the weekend, have a good one.

Best…

Duncan

Project Update

Sunday, February 25th, 2007

NB: If you’ve just joined this exciting project, please start reading the project introduction page located on the right hand side of the page, then work your way back up the consecutive pages (market selection, link building etc). This project is being record “as we go” so will only make complete sense in a chronological order.

Project Cost

Running Total:

  • Domain Name: $8
  • Annual Hosting: $100
  • Ghost Writer Deposit: $500 (estimated $2,000 for completed product)

Project Total To Date: $608

Work Completed:

Work completed since last update includes…

  • Began link building campaign.
  • Created website place holder page optimized for the search engines.
  • Created mailing list to capture leads.
  • Confirmed “Worm Farming Secrets” manual structure with Ghost writer.

Notable Results:

Results being seen since last update.

  • All major search engines have spidered the website.
  • Website is listed in Yahoo and has already achieved several top ten rankings.
  • Several subscribers / leads have been generated.
  • A proportion of those leads have included a question related to worm farming they would like answered (our market research component).