Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Traffic Bottomed Out

My traffic seems to have peaked in May and has been on a slow decline since that point. It really took a dive in the beginning of July, but I was able to boost some of my keywords, and I'm hoping I've bottomed out traffic wise.

I've been writing reviews pretty consistently lately. I completed one on the Shell Drive for Five card, I hope people find it worthwhile, actually read what I have to say, and think about what they want before they sign-up for any credit card.

I've also been doing a lot of research and reading on how I can effectively expand my websites reach. I've come up with a few ideas that I hope will help. The most important change that needs to be made is an upgrade from a late 90s website design to a more Web 2.0 kind of design. I hope this will help the visitors and give my site a little more respect and authority.

What Web 2.0 brings to the table

I imagine giving my credit card website the capability for visitors to add their own ratings and reviews of credit cards and the ability to compare credit card offers with the click of a button. I envision  people being able to share their reviews via Facebook and Twitter. Later on if these changes are successful I intend to add a fully functional forums.
Drupal logo
I've been busy reading up on content management systems, and I am trying to decide between using Drupal or Joomla software to upgrade my website. Both have an excellent and helpful community of developers and I'm not sure yet which one I will go with.

Joomla logo

My rankings are still low for Bing and Yahoo, but thankfully Google has really been good to me lately and has carried me while I'm working on upping my other rankings.