It is important over the next 3 days that I hit atleast 8 hours per day on average. It WILL BE impossible to regain a deficit of over 30+ hours in 9 days as I cannot work 15 hour days for 9 days straight (I don’t think) so these next 3 days become essential.
My aim in these days is to take care of 1 large task per day, such as a website design and then catch up on my reading and blog writing for the rest. This way I only need a solid 4 hour period to do the big task and then other 4 hours can be dotted around the day as its tasks that are generally easier to do.
Today then, knew I was going for “afternoon tea” with the pa. Which was awesome! Anyone who says afternoon tea isn’t cool can go suck a crumpet.
Managed to do half an hour work before I left and read the “get stuff done” on the journey which was about an hour. (2 hours here)
Worked from 6-7.30 – Mainly on research and design of ghostmarketing.co.uk
Work 8-1.30 – Brought the domain SEOOASIS.CO.UK and hopefully you are reading this post on the new site and not on the old theseoasis site. It took me a long time to change the content of the site over but I choose to do it for a couple of major reasons.
Seooasis.co.uk is more catchy than the seo asis – It also makes sense!
Be more of a brand – Moz, seland, sejournal, backlinko all very brandable names.
HTTPS wanted to test out the https on a new domain, could have transferred everything over to https from the old site, but as I’m not very techy I thought I would have a tech “night” and try and do all this transferring and https installs whilst I’m in that mind-set.
Ah this is taking so long, but getting tired now, will have to leave the full installation till tomorrow (what a hassle installing HTTPS is if you use hostgator but brought your https SSL from another company – Highly advise against that) – Price wise was only 10-15 bucks cheaper with namecheap but not worth the hassle at all!
Although didn’t hit 12 hours today, I think this was a good figure considering the situation of the day. To still get a solid 8 hours I would call that a win.
If I can get 20 hours from the next 2 days I would call that a win again!
Number of hours worked = 9 (-3)
Number of coffees/Red Bulls consumed – 0
Total +/- = 22 hours to make up
Day 20 – Gunning for 8-10 hours
Seeing an old friend today and gym either today or tomorrow it so going to be tough to hit 12 hours across both days.
Started work at 12 till 2 and worked on the seooasis transferring all content and 301s to the new site today. Took ages…. Yawn but eventually got there. Still waiting on the https information as hostgator/namecheap communication isn’t great but that should go through by the end of next week. Will write a post on the new SEO Oasis site J about this.
2-3 – Ghost Marketing site – Worked on the pages and content of the site. Design guy working on parallex scrolling and getting the site looking sexy….
3-4 – Read and watched the following: https://moz.com/blog/convert-goals-into-reportable-metrics-whiteboard-friday https://www.smartpassiveincome.com/niche-site-duel-2-pre-seo-alex-becker/ https://source-wave.com/fast-seo-rankings/ Call me a research hore or procrastinator but I enjoy learning nuggets of advice from different people.
4-5.30 – Took some time off, got some food, did some yoga, you know the usual.
5.30–6 Researched keywords for my weight loss site to use on a PPC campaign – used reddit to find these keywords.
6-7 – Source wave (again) almost through most of the site now.
7-7.30 – Food + Small break
7.30-9 – (Let down by friend I was meeting) so decided to work through the evening/night and try to hit a 10+ hour day. In this 1 hour 30 I was speaking to my design guy a bit, turns out making a parallex scrolling site is a pain! Also Finally finished source wave videos that interested me, wrote a method to test which Alex Becker recommends and will be testing that with a site very soon. In this time also did keyword research for one of my small affiliate websites.
9-9.30 – I hate SSL, I hate SSL, RSA private keys are stupid, CSR is something stupid…. As you can tell I’m still trying to sort this issue, on live chat to both hostgator and namecheap and there is a third company I am probably going to need to contact (comodo…) So yeah not a great use of my time.
9.30-11 – Started promoting my insomnia website. Still not 100% sure how to optimize this yet, but beginning social rankings and seo, slowly increasing in traffic, up to about 20 per day from 0 a week ago, which is good….
11-11.30 – Break
11.30-1.30 – Listed site for sale on flippa, worked through a potential links doc and did some general link building and planning.
Only a minus 1 day in the end. Very nice J 22 hours to make up in 10 days. (Tomorrow becomes huge, as it’s the last day where I physically won’t be able to hit 12 hours) – But if I can get through a 8-10 hour day tomorrow, I think I can actually make up these 24-25-26 however much it will be in the final 9 full days (As I will be including day 30 as a full day.) So 23 hours behind (9/10 days to go)
Number of hours worked = 11 (-1)
Number of coffees/Red Bulls consumed – 0
Total +/- = 23 hours to make up