Planning For Next Year
Posted 27 December 2011 - 09:41 PM
My to dos include microformats, tring out rel=author, maybe trying a mobile version on one site. On another I wondering about the idea of formatting one of my books for kindle.
I think I'm going to sit down and work through each of my main sites and see what needs do and then make a giant list, then see how far I actually get down it.
How about you?
Hope everyone is having a good Christmas/holiday of your choice
Posted 27 December 2011 - 10:03 PM
Posted 27 December 2011 - 11:36 PM
* videos for a niche retail site that show people how to use a product
* pages of substantive content that will host these videos and compete in the SERPs.
* I am going to flood this niche with content like has never been done before
* I have a information site in a very broad niche that needs one substantive article per week
* same site has a blog that needs several short blog posts per day
* I have been working on this site for a few years doing the above
* adds "do rel=author" to the list because Donna will say something if I don't get this done
It would be great if you can start doing this... maybe you could start a biz... kickstarting websites for people.
I'd like to duplicate my efforts at creating a good site and selling it like I did with the template site, and see if I can manage to make that a fairly repeatable process.
Posted 28 December 2011 - 12:20 AM
Posted 28 December 2011 - 07:28 AM
Practically, on my work related front, I hope to:
- get my freelance work sorted
- start a few hobby projects, outline the workfront for them and make some substantial progress, EGOL style.
- the new hairdresser site of my client into a business-driving machine (SEO+local+mobile+social should be a bomb )
- drive a few social projects (organizing the local running community, saving and improving a ski track, preparing to defend the fairness of the closest presidential elections, etc) with one or more of my sites.
Of course, if God existed, he'd laugh, hard, at me mentioning the above. However, I do hope to make *some* progress
Since the above is done partly in Runet, it's not about using the new stuff that you guys routinely use, but about hoping that the solid best practices (best of the web content, linkbait, etc) stick. That being said, I'd check out:
- microformats (useful for shops, reviews, etc)
- niche social sites
Thanks for reminding me about the video, I might investigate it as well, seeing as how top 60-80% of SERP real estate is covered with Youtube links for some my niche queries.
IMHO, one of the better things the web can do for us is to drive offline. So that's where I plan to work: to improve my and others' offline life with online.
Edited by A.N.Onym, 28 December 2011 - 07:34 AM.
Posted 28 December 2011 - 10:41 AM
As I'm doing this I'm finding all sorts of things that I can improve on my pages. Soooooo....it's a tedious job but it's kind of like a content audit. I'm taking out some stuff and modifying other things and generally improving my site both for search engines and also for the user.
My other goal is to take some old subdomain niche sites I had and transfer the content over to my main domain.
My goal this year is to clean up my site and get it ready for moving to a new host. (Remember we had that discussion a while back?) I stayed with my host after the database connection issue because it seemed to improve. But, then an article of mine took off and I was getting 7000 visitors per day and the host couldn't handle it. I'm planning to move to a new host that can handle the odd spike in traffic. And hopefully, those kind of numbers won't be spikes, but rather that will be my regular amount of traffic. So, I may as well move now!
Posted 30 December 2011 - 12:43 PM
Most probably, it means we ought to pledge once more to build our resources, while not relying on Google at all. Some things never change.
Also, thanks to iamlost, I'm going to research how to gather, analyze and use analytics data on return customers.
Edited by A.N.Onym, 30 December 2011 - 01:17 PM.
Posted 06 January 2012 - 09:47 PM
The plan is to contact 100 an average of venues a day for the first 100 days. I have done much less contacting and much more building of my call list, but I still think it will average out to 100 a day - fingers crossed! If you happen to know someone who can write brief restaurant reviews that attest to the quality of a braille menu, tell them to get in touch!
Posted 06 January 2012 - 10:51 PM
Posted 26 January 2012 - 06:07 PM
I hope the task list will help me keep up to date.
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