Yakezie Update: We Broke the 200,000 Mark!

Yakezie Challenge

10 Aug Yakezie Update: We Broke the 200,000 Mark!


Yakezie Challenge

I’m super-stoked because over the weekend the Living in Financial Excellence blog dropped under the 200,000 mark for its Alexa traffic ranking. That was the goal we had since beginning the Yakezie Challenge. Since last December our traffic rank has dropped from 2,800,000 to 197,778. That’s an incredible improvement in traffic in less than eight months.

A large part of that improvement was building relationships with other bloggers, promoting their content, and spending time on their blogs to comment and help their blogs grow. That’s part of the selflessly promoting others that defines the Yakezie culture. By promoting others and expecting nothing in return, we enjoyed a nice growth in our daily visitors.

Now that we met the 200,000 goal, we get to apply for official membership in the Yakezie network (did that yesterday). Assuming we’re approved, we’ll get the opportunity to write a member post on the main Yakezie site. After that we get to help other challengers and members continue to grow, in addition to helping our audience grow. Too cool.

My next goal is to drive the traffic ranking to under 100,000 in six months, where we will be in the company of some very elite blogs. Wish me luck!

12 Comments
  • Jon White
    Posted at 07:12h, 10 August

    Congratulations Matt! I know you have worked hard producing quality content and the ranking is well deserved. Living in Financial Excellence is full of great content that I find helpful dealing with my personal finances. Looking forward to see where the blog is heading in the next 6 to 12 months!

    • Matt Wegner
      Posted at 08:03h, 10 August

      Thanks for the encouraging words Jon!

  • Dana
    Posted at 09:51h, 10 August

    Congratulations on the Alexa drop! Good luck in shooting for the 100,000 rank!

    • Matt Wegner
      Posted at 10:45h, 10 August

      Thanks Dana! It’s still dropping fast – already at 191,000. Amazing what the Yakezie network has done for us.

  • Funancials dot biz
    Posted at 20:07h, 10 August

    HUGE CONGRATS! I’m hoping to follow in your footsteps..You’re right on pace for the 100k marker.

  • shanendoah@Baking the Budget
    Posted at 22:09h, 10 August

    Congratulations! I’m trying to get down from an Alexa ranking in the 7 millions, but its so great to see people who’ve come so far.
    And welcome to Summer group 4. I look forward to reading more of your posts.

    • Matt Wegner
      Posted at 22:24h, 10 August

      It’ll come faster than you think is possible. I’m liking your posts so far, too.

  • Andy Hough
    Posted at 09:40h, 12 August

    Congrats on breaking the 200,000 barrier. With the help of Yakezie I’m sure that number will go even lower.

  • Matt B.
    Posted at 07:19h, 13 August

    Best of luck to you in keeping up the pace and breaking 100k. I’m sure you can do it. It’s encouraging reading things like this, since I’m just starting the Yakezie challenge myself. Keep it up!

    • Matt Wegner
      Posted at 14:52h, 14 August

      Thanks Matt. I’ll be watching your blog grow through the Yakezie.