The Plan I followed:
January 1-7, 2011: These days i had planned to a fresh start and thinking-discussion and online searching for domain, web host. Earlier I have planned to move my existing blogspot hosted domain to self hosted WordPress. But later i finally decide to do new everything.
January 8-12, 2011: Looked domain “netrival.com” in who.is and “name.com” and also tested the domain in Adsense Sandbox. I had tested all the things, I could do that time. I had also tested if “netrival” is available as username using namechk.com and other similar sites. The only username not available was at myspace.com. First acquired twitter username and other most popular social networks.
Later I asked Dreamhost to convert my affiliate account to hosting account. and asked about promo code that i might use. They confirmed me and I used a discount coupon of $97. Later I was surprised that they have allowed me only $50 off. I asked them and shocked that they allow only $50 off to India. I rethinked about my decision to stay with Dreamhost.
Later I decided to stay with Dreamhost and Then I acquired the domain “NetRival.com”.
January 13, 2011 – March 31, 2011: It was the time to set some goals. The first thing came in my mind to make the theme simple in design. Learn about WordPress (I did not know WordPress very well that time). I opted SEO by Yoast and WP-minify as my first WordPress plugin. I did not delete the first post (default post) but edited the content and reposted.
The second goal i set is to get huge increase in Alexa rank and Technorati rank.
The third goal is tho have at least 100 page view per day and post ratio should be at least 1/day
What I missed:
The thing I missed is Technorati Rank. I did not get good ranking in technorati. Although We have good traffic from Google and referral sites.
I am looking for bright future and have following goal for next Quarter (or the Q1 of the financial year 2011-12).
- My next goal is to have 10,000 unique visitors.
- Alexa ranking in top 1 million worldwide.
- At least 120 posts.
- Have some good guest posts.
- Switch to Genesis framework from StudioPress
Have a nice day and happy blogging.