Are You Spinning Your Wheels?

You’ve done some market research, created a blog and announced it to the world through Web 2.0 sites and social bookmarking techniques. But, are you getting any traffic?

Before you spend too much time on your niche, you want to make sure you’ve got enough traffic coming to your blog. One gage to test your niche potential is your results after you’ve had 200 unique visitors. If you have not had 200 visitors, look to where you are ranked in Google for both broad match (keyword phrase without quotes) and phrase match (keyword phrase within quotes). It may be that you are not ranked high enough in the search engines to receive at least 200 visitors yet.

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Analyzing Your Stats

Using Google Analytics installed to your blog on Day 7 of the 30 Day Challenge, you now want to analyze your blog stats. In particular, you want to look at your traffic sources and the keywords used to find your site. You want to continue to optimize these keywords to increase traffic over time.

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Open for Business

Now that Challengers are open for business, Day 7 of the 30 Day Challenge is about tracking and analytics. Google Analytics is the free analytics service of choice. All you need do is set up a Google Analytics account, generate the tracking code for your blog and that insert the Google Analytics ID into the WordPress Direct control panel under “Website Settings.”

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Day 22 of 30 Day Challenge – Testing & Tracking

On day 22 of the 30 Day Challenge, Dan Raine focused on testing and tracking. He stated that, “Apart from good-quality market research, tracking is the single most important thing you should do as an internet marketer.” The difference between making money in internet marketing and earning an income in internet marketing is good quality tracking. Tracking shows you how well you are doing and is an early warning system.

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