I know summer is coming to an end for most of the country, but here in San Diego, my favorite month of the year is coming up. September brings some great weather and the ocean water is usually at it’s warmest. I’ve tried to post twice a week since the beginning of summer and I’ve done so every week except for one! Regardless, I have another six weeks to hit the goals I set at the beginning of summer so I’ve joined the Yakezie Challenge. A blogging friend, Lance @ Money, Life and More encouraged me to join the challenge, so today I did!
The Yakezie Challenge encourages bloggers to reach out to each other, promote each other’s posts and interact with one another in order to become top quality and high ranking blogs. Although the goal of the challenge is to improve your Alexa ranking, the best part of the challenge is the value placed on educating your readers and providing them with the best content possible, all for free By completing the six month challenge, I would be eligible to join the Yakezie Network and have my posts promoted across a multitude of super successful personal finance blogs.
In my opinion, the best thing about the challenge is the interaction between myself and other bloggers. Unlike most businesses, blogging is all about developing relationships with your competitors, promoting their brand and in return they promote yours. This is a novel concept, but I really enjoy reading other personal finance articles, and commenting and getting feedback on my own articles from like-minded individuals.
I’m starting the Yakezie Challenge with an Alexa ranking of 871,822. I honestly have no idea if this is good or bad, but I’m going to lean towards average. I know there are millions, if not more, of sites out there, so at least I’m in six figures. If you’d like to follow along the challenge with me, you can download and install the Alexa toolbar here. It’s actually a pretty cool toolbar that will tell you the Alexa ranking of any site you visit(Google is number one).
I’m sharing this post for two reasons. The first is to let the Yakezie members know that I’m entering the challenge and but I also want my readers to know that I’m very serious about producing the best content. I would never take this challenge on without the intentions of following through. Without a doubt, I expect to become a full time Yakezie member at the end of this challenge and I will do everything I can to continue to produce high quality posts. You can help me by sharing your thoughts through comments, e-mails or via FB/Twitter. Feedback from my readers matters to me so don’t hesitate to contact me. I will personally respond to each and every comment, tweet, message or e-mail.
Thanks! Go Lakers!
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