Lots of busy work ahead of me

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Home Builder with The Flooring Girl

So last month was an AWESOME month for my blog.  I had a record high in pageviews (yes, 175,000 pageviews!) and record income.  I couldn't believe it.

 

I finally took the plunge to convert to https and to upgrade my hosting.  I probably should have done this months ago.  I was not happy with hosting and my site speed was soooooo slow.  The good news is that the new host reduced my page speed from 8.2 seconds down to 1.2 seconds.  Woohoo.  Totally happy about this.  And, in the long run, this should really help.

 

On the downside, I have 2 problems.  1) due to switch to https, my google traffic has declined significantly.  Apparently this is common/normal and then supposedly it bounce back 1-2 months later.  So, I'm not thrilled with that because in my case, that means lower income.  So, I need to work hard to fix it.  One of my top articles:  2018 Hardwood Flooring Trends fell from the #1 spot to #3 spot, so I have to work to get that back up to #1.  I have 5 or 6 other articles that have also dropped.  So lots of work ahead of me.

 

The 2nd issue is that I have a lot of missing photos.  This is a problem from my previous host (can I say I hate them?  Is that okay for me to say?).  Anyway, I have to go and fix those, page by page.  Fortunately, the majority of pictures are there, but this is such a tedious porcess.  I think I'll just do this for my top 40 pages.  This is the 2nd time I'm doing something like this due to the old host.  (I really really dislike them).

 

Oh, and there is a 3rd issue...broken links.  Again due a mistake my old host made (can you hear the bitterness?).  So, I've been fixing those each day.  I think most of those links were broken before, but I just didn't notice.  There are some other problems, too...so lots of tedious work to just get back to where I was before.

 

Wish me luck.  It's been a stressful week and I just get tired thinking about the work ahead of me.  But, starting today, I just need to crank it out.

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Rainer
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faye schubert
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Just a little step backward to your giant leap forward!

May 16, 2018 04:40 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Debbie. Kudos to you for your persistence. Enjoy your day!

May 16, 2018 04:47 AM #2
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

Just budget for the nex tfew months amd you will be right back to were you were. You may even be there quicker with the i,proved speed and the https upgrades. Regardless! Great work keep doing you. 

May 16, 2018 04:57 AM #3
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
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Faye - That's what I'm hoping.

Wayne - thx

JR - I hope it works.  We'll see.

May 16, 2018 07:02 AM #4
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Kathy Streib
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Hi Debbie- even though half of what you said when zipping over my head, I do understand that you're one busy lady!

May 16, 2018 06:24 PM #5
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