I Joined the Yakezie Challenge

by Gily Tenorio on March 25, 2012

in Blog Announcement, Blogging

Hello there. I want to inform all of my readers and visitors of this blog that I’m joining the Yakezie Challenge. Perhaps you may notice the badge on the left side bar of this blog about Yakezie.

Normally, new personal finance blogs join this network so they can reach more people, get learning from other blogger, get some help and make new friends on the web. I realized that is important to have a network of friends and blogger because they are the ones that will help you to keep on going.

It has been very hard to connect to other bloggers especially if you are a newbie. Some of those “big” sites will not reply to you whenever you want to ask for some questions or you want to make a guest post. I knew that because I experienced it before.

What is Yakezie?

Yakezie is the Internet’s largest network of personal finance and lifestyle blog. It was founded by Sam of Financial Samurai in December 2009 with the intention to improve the reader’s personal finance and improve their lives as well.

Yakezie Badge

The members of the network are selflessly helping each other in their endeavors to hit the Alexa rank of 200k or below within 6 months of the challenge. This goal will be achieved by each blogger by promoting other blogs to their site, commenting on other Yakezie member blogs, and actively participating in the Yakezie forum.

What is the Yakezie Alexa Ranking Challenge?

These are the steps to be followed if you want to join the challenge.

1. Install the Alexa toolbar on your web browser so you will know what is your Alexa rank and other members can keep track your progress. I already installed the toolbar and its is really helpful because you will be able to see your current Alexa rank on the top right corner of your web browser (for Google Chrome).

2. Write 2-4 posts each week for 6 months. I’m already doing this so I think I have no problem with this condition.

3. Install the Yakezie badge on your blog.

4. Announce on your blog that you joined the challenge.

5. Selflessly promote others.

 My Current Statistics

As of this writing, this blog has the following statistics. It will be continuously updated each month within the 6-month challenge. So expect one post about the progress and development about this challenge in the succeeding months. So here it is.

Alexa Rank: 672,079

Google PR: 2

Post Published: 217

Comments on this Blog: 1,887

Facebook Like: 1,030

Twitter Follower: 75

RSS Feed Subscriber: 1,457

That’s all. I just want to announce that I’m taking the challenge and hopefully my statistics will be better at the end of the challenge.

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Frugal Portland March 26, 2012 at 18:31

Hi! How does one just plain read your blog — without having to read your 101?

OMG best.captcha.ever.
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Gil March 27, 2012 at 03:11

Hi Frugal Portland,

Thanks for visiting my blog. The 101 is a static page, every time you click the Home tab, it will appear.
About the captcha, I just installed it two days ago for testing. I also like the catpcha because it is easy for the commenter and it is cute.

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WorkSaveLive March 26, 2012 at 18:16

Welcome to the challenge, Gil! Your stats are really impressive! I’d love to have that many FB followers and RSS subscribers!

Well done, sir!
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Gil March 27, 2012 at 03:13

Hi worksavelive,

Thanks for dropping by, hope to see you around. You can also get that number of FB likes and subscribers. Just continue to blog..I’ve been blogging for almost two years now.
I think my stat is not good compared to other bloggers with the same length of time in blogging.

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Jai Catalano March 26, 2012 at 14:59

Congrats on joining.

Questions let me know.

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Gil March 27, 2012 at 03:08

Hi Jai,

Thanks for dropping by. I’ll contact you if I want to know some stuffs in the future.

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Jon Rhodes March 26, 2012 at 10:25

Welcome fellow Yakazie challenger! I’m sure you’ll do well as you have a great blog. Yes it’s great to have a circle of friends you can help out and turn to when you need. Enjoy!

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Gil March 26, 2012 at 11:57

Hi Jon,

Thanks for visiting my blog. See you around.

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Jade March 25, 2012 at 03:46

I’m already doing the things like making 2 to 4 posts per week and writing posts that are relevant to my readers. Why do you need to put the badge in?

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Gil March 25, 2012 at 13:18

Hi You should add the badge so that other bloggers will know that you are joining the Yakezie challenge.

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