Readers welcome to the 9th Yakezie challenger round up and monthly blog update. Things change really quick in the blogging world. This roundup was once a regular weekday feature. And my weekends used to be no-new-post days. Now, I am struggling to get a day out, last week I hosted yakezie carnival and didn’t have any free slot to push in this round up and this happen twice in last one month that I didn’t publish challenger roundup. Moreover, I have to now publish blog update and round up in a single post.
I get excited to read emails asking me when’s my round up going out. I love that!
I am thankful to all who search in Google to get to my round up (hey, there is a search option on my blog too), I regularly see incoming search traffic containing “one cent yakezie challenger roundup” or similar which is a great enthusiasm on your part and tells me some of you still have a high value for this round up. I love the fellow bloggers who comment or give me a link love back.
Let’s see how the blog progress looks like for the month of August.
August 31st also marked the 6 months anniversary of OCAAT, and that was a milestone of trust by big Google too. My search traffic really exploded during last week of August and continues till. Overall the traffic source is as below.
Compare to last months data, OCAAT experienced a more than 200% increase in blog traffic, and, now since Google lifted my incubation period, I expect to maintain the growth due to increased search traffic. If I extrapolate first three day’s data for September, it gives me more than 50% growth in September compared to August.
What is now happening on Google is, many searches starting with “1 cent” or “one cent” are putting me in the first page. I receive all sort of weird search terms on my GA, such as “1 cent store”, “1 cent investment”, ” 1 cent credit” or “1 cent saving”. Pretty cool, even if 1% stick to me, I will make a killing in 2 years.
On referring sites, Yakezie still holds the honor of giving me the maximum referral traffic, followed by Get Rich Slowly, to my satisfaction the social media started generating my traffic in a big way, quite expectantly Twitter and Facebook came in as 3rd and 4th biggest traffic generator to OCAAT, followed by Frugal Dad at 5th place. In top 10 referral sites, Retire By 40 and Financially consumed represented yakezie community.
August also saw this blog’s biggest success when it was nominated for Plutus award in ‘Best new financial blog of the year’ category, I hope dedicated readers will vote for OCAAT. Fellow Yakezie members are torn between two of us from Yakezie who have been nominated.
Hunter @ Financially Consumed says
You’re a gentleman SB. Can’t wait for the conference.
Thanks Hunter, good to know you are going to FinCon, I will miss it.
Andrea @SoOverDebt says
Thanks for the shout-out, SB! And holy cow, I just noticed your Alexa ranking – congratulations!!!
Thank you! Yes Alexa is a definite success for me. You are doing a good job for OCAAT as well! Going by increase in number of comments in last week.
I am so excited how well your blog is doing. It’s great to watch.
Thank you for the mention!
thanks Niki! All the best for the awards
Thanks for including BP. Congrats on the nomination and traffic increase!
yeah…getting there one cent at a time 😉
Tony @ Investorz' Blog says
Thanks for the mention! And good luck next month too!
Thanks Tony, wish i could have performed as well as you..
A few of those hits are by me mate! Great to see you grow, keep it up!
Hi Mark, so at last you made your presence felt. 🙂 Thanks for your time and comment
Paul @ The Frugal Toad says
Thanks for the mention SB! Congrats on being a Plutus Finalist 🙂
Shaun @ Smart Family Finance says
Thanks for the the link! Glad things are going well.
Congrats on the nomination! And thanks for including Money Shuffle in the round-up. Great job as always!
Thanks Jana, I always had your support so far on twitter, on link loves..
Great progress. You are doing really well on the blog!
thanks ..I am just learning.
20's Finances says
Wow – you are an inspiration. I hope I can see those numbers some day. 🙂 Thanks for the mention!
And other yakezie blogs are my inspiration, I am no where compared to some of them