Here’s a quick update on the EFPS sites and how the SEO I did last month appears to have affected them.
EFPS Site 1
No SEO was done, and it has definitely decreased in page views. Of course, it’s summer time and since I haven’t added any new content in months, it’s probably just a normal decrease in rankings over time.
EFPS Site #2
For this site I used the free IMtalk website submitter and posted to the top 100 sites. It went from 16 views in April, to 4 views in May, and now to 10 in June. Conclusion: It doesn’t seem to have helped or hurt it.
EFPS Site #3
For this site I bought a fiverr gig that will create 60 high PR links. It went from 4 views in April, to 6 views in May, and now to 0 in June. Conclusion: Although there is hardly enough volume to base any conclusions on, it does seem to have hurt it. I’ve had bad luck with fiverr gigs in the past so I think I will take this as proof that these types of gigs just don’t work. But maybe I’ll test another one in the future. =)
EFPS SIte #4
For this site I used a new paid tool created by the guy at IMtalk, it’s called Markething.me and it’s a social signal tool. It went from 4 views in April, to 11 views in May, and now to 47 in June. Conclusion: Increased traffic by about 400%. I’d say it helped! The best part is that it was also the cheapest of all the paid tests.
EFPS Site #5
For this site I used SocialAdr, a bookmarking service that also does Facebook likes. I bought 50 bookmarks and 50 likes. It went from 7 views in April, to 13 views in May, and now to 18 in June. Conclusion: It doesn’t seem to have helped or hurt it.
I realize that this isn’t an extremely accurate test, I’m not checking rankings for specific keywords, I’m just judging success based on traffic numbers. But isn’t traffic what we really care about? More traffic generally equals more money regardless of which keyword brings it in.
Using this criteria my conclusions are:
1. It’s a waste of money to spend on fiverr gigs or Social Adr.
2. The IMTalk submitter tool is probably good for indexing a new site but not all that helpful after it’s already been indexed.
3. The new Markething.me tool appears to have worked well.
I’ll need to run some more tests using the Markething.me tool and see how they come out.
Anyone else used any of these tools?