Last week I was doing an overdue update to my iPod battery pack page. Traffic has trickled off lately to 150 visits per day whereas before I moved everything to iGirder I was getting about 300. Part of the reason may have been that I hadn’t updated the pages in a while, but the page just doesn’t rank very high (I did get a payoff almost immediately when someone bought one of the new iPhone battery packs I wrote about for $50 yielding $3 in commissions). Overall revenue from AdSense and Amazon is down to about a third of what it used to be.
Although I have had redirects in place since January, the page still had no page rank with Google and when searching for “iPod battery pack” I was coming up on the second (which I described in my post about my advertising client) page of results. On a whim, I thought I would put a copy of the page back in its original location on Speedfactory. Within a couple of days it was top-ranked at Google and had a page rank of 3 (it had been 4). Because Amazon sales and AdSense revenue are kind of spotty, it’s hard to say if this means more revenue, but I was getting more hits on the relocated page than anything else. I’m thinking about moving the DeJumbler over as well to see what would happen. If I see significant increases in revenue, it would probably be worthwhile to continue my Speedfactory dial-up account for $99 per year just to keep the free webspace that I use for that web page.
I will keep iGirder, but maybe only as my personal homepage while Speedfactory becomes the more technical site.