Friday, May 2, 2008

Pagerank of 4!!!

Great news! (my tutoring classifieds site) now has a page rank of 4! We were just recently at page rank 3. Not bad, not bad. We also had 6710 unique visitors in April last month. That works out to almost 224 unique visitors per day! In March, had 5963 unique visitors, so that means an extra 747 visitors in April. Pretty darn good, huh?

So traffic to the site seems to be good and page rank is good too. The only catch now, is how to make the site support itself. I recently removed all the Google ads (which made the site look cleaner, actually) but that does mean that I've removed it's main source of income. I'm not too worried since is something that I've been working on for years and I don't mind investing time and money into it. However, that's not the most practical approach.

I think that all my years of volunteering have made me just a little too open to the idea of working for free. People often say that I'm very generous because I bring cookies, candies, plants, treats, etc to work to share with them. For instance, today I brought a whole bunch of strawberry plants to work and gave them away. Some of them asked me curiously why I was giving them away, as though there was a catch, but my own plants had divided many times over and I don't need so many.

I think "real life" and "growing up" has been a hard task for me. Sharing and giving things away freely was such an integral part of what I was used to doing when I was little, but it is not possible to continue that way if I want to be smart and successful. Real life is so much more selfish, cut-throat, and dangerous.

Oh well, baby steps. Maybe I can find some kind of happy medium between paying bills, being a smart business person, and being a good person in general.

1 comment:

Chickenbells said...

Congratulations! I would love to see that kind of traffic at my site!