Ok ok ok…I know “I'm Bringin Kirby's Marketing Back” doesn't flow quite as well as the famous Justin Timberlake song, but I thought it was worth a try.
I can't believe it's been over two years since my last post here at Kirby's Marketing. To be completely honest, I don't really have a good excuse for basically abandoning this site. My traffic was growing and I was making more and more money from this site every month.
I think I just got burned out. Even though I made over $3,000 in the last year before I stopped working on it, it just dropped down on my priority list. It wasn't very fun for me anymore and I felt like I needed to take a break. I thought it would've just been a short break, but once I lost my rhythm of working on it regularly, I never got it back.
I would sign-in to Wealthy Affiliate every couple of months to make sure my theme and plugins were updated and my site wasn't susceptible to being hacked, but other than that, I have literally done absolutely nothing.
What Has Happened Since
Surprisingly, I still made about $1000 in 2016 and just under $500 so far in 2017. I would get a purchase here and there and I'm still cashing in on some recurring subscriptions and services I'm credited for. For some of the products and services I'm affiliated with I'll continue to get small credits forever, or at least until that company shuts down or changes their referral policy. That is the beauty of this business
Unfortunately, my traffic has dropped down to almost nothing according to Google Analytics and it seems that the pages that are indexed in Google have dropped from several hundred to less than 70. It makes sense I guess. My website hasn't had any new content in over two years, it's likely that most of it is probably out of date and, therefore, not very relevant to people searching for answers on Google.
My Plan to Resurrect Kirby's Marketing
Starting today, October 2, 2017, I am going to resurrect Kirby's Marketing and turn it into a flourishing, growing, and lucrative venture once again. It's my goal to not only get back to where I was before in terms of traffic and revenue but to surpass it.
To do this, there are two things I need to do. First, I need to start publishing new content regularly. I will post at least two new pieces of content a month, preferably product reviews. Second, I need to go back through my old content to update it so it remains relevant. If it is no longer relevant I will delete if from my website. I plan to update at least two posts per month, hopefully, more, until I have gotten through all my old content.
I will continue to submit sitemaps through Google Webmaster Tools and request that its robots regularly scan my site for new content. Hopefully, Google will see that my site is once again active and will start to re-index my updated content as well as my older content.
Digging Myself Out of the Hole
I know I've dug myself into a pretty big hole by abandoning Kirby's Marketing for two years, but I'm excited to get back into it. I've started to work four 10-hour days at my fulltime job, so that means I will have Mondays completely free to dedicate to resuscitating Kirby's Marketing.
As I do this, I will continue to be completely transparent about everything I am doing and will provide regular updates on the progress I am making. I look forward to getting this going again and helping you all along the way!
If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions for steps I can take to help me bring this thing back to life, please leave them in the comments below.