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23Nov/06Off

A case study on the traffic-building power of article writing (update 2).

I'll keep this post short and sweet. The bottom line is that my free dog training mini course has made its first sale and has just under 100 people on the mailing list.

I decided to stick with the free mini course after seeing that it made a sale, so I haven't tested sending traffic directly to the site. I am testing that with other sites, though, and as always will let you know how it goes.


Here are the stats:

November 8 (one week in)

Page Views Signups Sales
68 25 0
In Google? In Yahoo? In MSN?
Yes No No
Google Backlinks Yahoo Backlinks MSN Backlinks
0 0 0

November 15 (two weeks in)

Page Views Signups Sales
224 74 0

In Google? In Yahoo? In MSN?
Yes No No
Google Backlinks Yahoo Backlinks MSN Backlinks
0 0 0

November 23 (three weeks in)

Page Views Signups Sales
279 98 1
In Google? In Yahoo? In MSN?
Yes Yes Yes
Google Backlinks Yahoo Backlinks MSN Backlinks
0 2 5

As you can see, the site has finally been indexed by Yahoo and MSN and has a few backlinks from the article sites and a few other sites that have used one of the articles.


I'll make my final post on this subject next week, which will make this case study's duration be one month. Hopefully more sales will start coming in by then.

Either way though, having a profitable site in 3 weeks without spending a dime on advertising and doing zero SEO is a very good thing! It's easy to write articles (or have them written) and distribute them, and it's clear that doing so brings in traffic fast.