Do you know how many domains you have? How many Squidoo Lenses and / Hubpages hubs you have started? Remember all your Infobarrel articles and all your support and / or niche blogs at WordPress.com, Blogspot, Tumblr, Posterous, ezine and the like? Do you have a schedule set up when to twitt the next time about one of your sites? In one sentence:
Do you plan and organize the promotion of your web sites or do you just do what first comes to mind?
First I have to confess that I am not the best one to blog about being organized, I am, sometimes, in a, happy, chaos myself 😉 Nevertheless, I started to organize my little “web site empire” and noticed not only that I am working more effectively (not a big surprise ;-)) but also that I wasted less time with useless tasks. Seeing the positive outcome I started to develop an attack plan in several steps to get me back on track and to make my online life easier and more effective. I thought I’d share it here. You might want to try it out, just don’t forget to follow your own mileage and adapt it to your own needs. You might want to use word documents, organization charts, spreadsheets, whatever you like and works best for you.
So, finished with “babbling like a bumbling band of baboons” 😉 Here my list:
1. I keep an inventory of all my domains, web sites, hubs, lenses, articles etc. etc. etc. An inventory of everything I have ever put up online and have control over. I use a table in a text document, but a spreadsheet would also work.
2. I then group them into projects, putting together main web site and supporting blogs, lenses, hubs etc. All food related stuff into the “Food Project”, all travel related stuff into the “Travel Project”, all dog related stuff into the…
3. Evaluating the inventory. I start to evaluate the potential earning possibilities of each project.
4. Evaluating the state of each project in the SERPs and what has to / can be done to improve it. The final goal is to have the main site of the project rank first in Google for its keywords.
5. Working on a per project base, concentrating on the most promising ones first. I work only for a limited time on each project, then I change to the next one and let the previous one “age”.
6. Rinse and repeat 😉
Summary: I am far from being perfectly organized, but even with a low level of organization of my online projects, I became more effective with less effort. By grouping all into projects, one or more main sites / blogs plus their supporting sites form one project, I can concentrate better and be more effective in my online efforts. By keeping an inventory and noting down what I have done so far to promote each site, I avoid overlooking important things, like linking between related sites.
Do you organize your online projects? Do you keep track on your web site promotion efforts? Or do you just do what comes first to mind?
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