Hi everyone! It was a little over a month ago that I put up a post about how Color Me Frugal was entering the Yakezie Challenge and had set the goal to get our Alexa rank under 200,000 by May 2014. Color Me Frugal’s Alexa rank was a terrifying 2,116,869 at that time. I remember having lots of doubts about whether I would actually be able to achieve this goal- after all, that’s more than a 90% drop if I am doing my math correctly. I am a total rookie. Never took a computer class (unless 8th grade typing counts?) Knew nothing about website design or blogging. Just had a crazy dream and thought what the hell let’s make it happen.
I am thrilled to announce that Color Me Frugal’s Alexa rank has now dropped below 200,000! As of December 17 it’s 187,011 to be exact. Why yes, I am jumping up and down and screaming about this! Sort of amazing since I feel like I have no idea what I am doing! There have been plenty of bumps in the road. For example, I scratched my head for about two weeks trying to figure out why my site could not be seen much of the time in Chrome browsers. Did everything I could think of. Finally gave up and just accepted that until I get a lot smarter my site is just not going to be viewable in Chrome. Then I checked again the eve before this post was to appear and lo and behold- I can see my site in Chrome! NO idea how that happened, since I gave up trying things a few days ago. But whatever, at this point I am just accepting that the internet gods are sending some love my way. Or something like that.
But anyway, back to the Yakezie Challenge! Speaking of sending love, I also have to send some love over to my friend Michelle at Fit is the New Poor who started the challenge around the same time as me and has absolutely smoked her goal of getting below 200,000 as well! Way to rock it, Michelle!
The other part of the Yakezie Challenge is to make it at least six months blogging. So I will have a few more months to go on that piece. And I am now on to the next Alexa rank goal, which is to get it below 100,000. I’m feeling the pressure… seems like the more dedicated folks live at this end of the Alexa spectrum…. But again, we here at Color Me Frugal are most definitely up for the challenge! Thanks again to everyone who has offered advice, ideas, and support. You rock!
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