Well, I would count the 60DC2 as a huge success - even though I did not participate nearly as much as I had hoped in the 2nd half.
My total views improved healthily and diversified across the new categories. I am always concerned about spreading out my views (and earnings) across different categories - just in case!
Almost immediately I saw adsense clicks from my newly published hubs and within a week I had my first amazon sale from an item I listed in the 60DC2.
Without active backlinking, three of my hubs ranked well with google for my desired keyword terms and stayed high. I have had several start high and then drop off. I was also surprised to see a few that ranked well for unintended, but related keywords. Using the Title Tuner, I made a few tweaks to help take advantage of those unexpected KWs.
My results so far: I am having by best Adsense month ever, making my payout a few days ago. Additionally, my number of clicks into Amazon have more than doubled per day. I am always hesitant to look measure my progress by the total commission because of the impacts of one or two large ticket items. For example, a month ago, someone bought a nice LED HDTV and I got a very nice commission - but I don't think that luck is a valid repeatable measure. Instead I look at the number of clicks into Amazon per day. Just my preference.
Anyway - Kudos to SunForged, Wavegirl and the crew for a wonderful experience! I highly recommend any hubber give it a shot as soon as you can. It really does help significantly!
Thanks for the update Mutiny. The 60DC seems amazing and I'm so glad it was a positive experience for you. Good luck for even more sales and viewings!
Mutiny! Way to go!
As you know I had to bow out of the 2nd half, however, I would not take anything for the overall experience. I too have seen an increase in sales, but a decrease in readership (go figure). However, I believe it will catch up and continue to be profitable for the long run.
Thanks for sharing your positive experience and thanks to the entire 60dc2 team.
I thought it was a terrific experience! I also got great results. If anyone wants to do it again after the holidays (maybe in January or February) let me know.
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