I thought it was time I wrote another update post on AudioLiterate.
Growth has been nice and consistent since launch, bar a tiny hiccup which occurred last week. Last Monday all search traffic took a sudden nose dive and panic ensued. I was worried at first that we had been penalized by Google for something; which would have been strange seeing as we’re doing everything we can to abide by their quality standards – completely original content, natural linking etc. As it turns out, I now understand that this dip in search traffic was all due to an update to Google’s algorithm – Panda 3.3 to be precise. Search traffic resumed to normal after a few days and seems to be on the rise, which is great.
I’m still trying to load up as many audiobooks as possible per day and writing original summaries to go with them. This is the laborious part of it all, but it all adds up to making a great content rich site. It’s also important for me to keep an even balance of public domain, streamable audiobooks vs. free trial, premium audiobooks. I’m about 1.43% of the way there with my target for public domain titles and 0.15% for the premium, contemporary titles! So, a LONG way to go! Hopefully though, it will all pay off and traffic will grow in parallel with the growth in content?
The site seems to continue to be getting positive coverage on blogs and social media. This always boosts morale and makes the often tedious content uploading more bearable!
I’ll be back with another update when there’s more to report.
Hopefully the Panda won’t be visiting me again any time soon!