Day 19 – First Visitors!
I was checking my Google Analytics this morning – yes… contrary to popular tin-foil-hat theories, I am going to use Google tools to manage this site, including Google Webmaster Tools. I don’t buy into the “Google is a spy and the enemy” type stories. We are all players in the game – Google is just the referee.
Over the last 2 days, I have had 2 “real people” (apart from you lot reading this challenge) going to the painful feet site:
Now – let’s not get too excited here 🙂 2 people is nothing – zip, squat, crap. Let’s see what happens over the next 7 days. The real interesting one for me is the visitor from Bing, who came to the page after “Binging” the keyword “foot products for problem feet” – which is good 🙂 Shows that there are people out there looking for products.
So now I am thinking about turning on the money making parts of this site, namely Adsense. I think I will drop a single rectangle ad within the content, aligned to the left at first. I will also make sure that the font size and link colors match the blog too, so that it all blends in. It does mean that I will have to hack the Spectrum theme code to remove the thumbnail from the featured image, but that is fine by me – I might be able to find somewhere else to put it. Images are good for visitors, or so I am told.
Let’s see what today brings!