Yakezie Update & Weekly Blog Roundup: April 2, 2010

A few weeks ago, I joined the Yakezie Challenge, with the idea to improve my Alexa blog ranking which in turn would help improve my visibility across the web.

I have to say, this has been awesome so far!

When I started, I had a ranking of 3,439,300.

I’ve already gone up to a ranking of 639,614.  So in just under a month, my little old blog has become more popular than nearly 2.8 million other websites!  That’s awesome!

In addition, Wise Bread has the ‘definitive’ list of personal finance blogs ranked in order of Alexa popularity.   When I started, I was ranked 368 out of about 465 personal finance blogs.  In just a few short weeks, I’m around number 214, so I’ve jumped about 150 spots.

I’m continuing to get involved with the group.  Over the next few weeks, I will be working on some guest posts that appear on other blogs, and will hopefully have other bloggers request some guest posts on my blog.

Thanks to all that have read and have bumped up my traffic, feed count, and Alexa ranking.  I am humbled and this success gives me constant energy to keep up and to keep improving Money Beagle.

As part of the Yakezie Challenge, I’ve come across a whole slew of great blogs.  Here are some great articles I came across with other members in this group who have taken on the similar challenge of improving their Alexa website rating:

  •  Young And Thrifty – Why You Shouldn’t Pay For Your Lottery Ticket With Your Credit Card – Here in Michigan, I’ve been told that you can’t put lottery tickets on any type of card.  It’s cash only.  If you do have that option, you might want to read this article to make sure it’s not costing you in more ways than you think.
  • Christian Common CentsHow My Emergency Fund Saved My Honeymoon From Total Disaster – Your wedding and honeymoon should be a wonderful time that you cherish for the rest of your lives.  The emergency fund saved the day and allowed that to happen after things went awry.
  • Couple Money Beware of Census Phishing Scams – With census time in full swing here in the USA, this is great advice.  The best way to get around that is to simply send in your form, which would then ensure that you won’t get follow-up contact that could lead to scams

A couple of other articles I enjoyed from bloggers not in the challenge:

  • Cash Money Life –  Who Killed Blockbuster? Netflix or Redbox? – Blockbuster is in danger of going bankrupt, and this looks at who killed them.  I personally think Blockbuster did it to themselves, as I had a horrible experience with them in 2003 that chased me away from them forever!
  • Boston Gal’s MoneyArt of the Steal – This isn’t really personal finance related but the story of one of the world’s most troublesome thieves is a great read.

Check them out (but don’t forget to come back!) and enjoy some great reads by other bloggers who have unique perspectives into personal blogging.

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3 thoughts on “Yakezie Update & Weekly Blog Roundup: April 2, 2010

  1. Good stuff, and congrats on the progress! Just a tip, b/c you are on blogger, trackbacks to the sites you link to don't seem to work.

    I suggest e-mailing the individual bloggers you've highlighted, for I'm sure they will appreciate your highlights.



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