Back to Speedfactory

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.

3 thoughts on “Back to Speedfactory

  1. This morning I got an e-mail from the guy who wanted to put ads on my site. He noticed my page rank was up and wanted to post ads again. I thought he was talking about the speedfactory page, but then I checked the page rank on my igirder pages and they were the same as speedfactory (3 for the main, 2 for a couple of the others). If I search on Google, then speedfactory still shows up, but not igirder. I don’t know what Google is doing, but now that I have page rank, I’m thinking I can leave my pages on speedfactory with links to igirder pages. Maybe eventually I can get rid of speedfactory.

  2. I run Google Toolbar in Internet Explorer, which I don’t usually use. I don’t know how else to find out. And even then the Toolbar doesn’t display rank by default.

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