Below, you will find a chronological order of events which brought the 10milliondollarpage.wbca.ca to become what it has become today.
A number of samples have been added showing some of the different ad-types.
There are a couple iframes (one actually pointing to a YouTube video). Will be beefing up the examples in the next little while to make it more explanatory (ie, we will use some animated GIFs)
This week, we are revealing and providing samples of the 4 advertisement types we have on our site. To summarize, the ad types we have are text, image, text and image, and finally iframe.
Because 3 of the ad types pull information from the client's site in real time, they will be very popular. As mentioned in the description under our https://10milliondollarpage.wbca.ca/10-million-dollar-page/advertisement-types, with creative server end scripting, the clients can generate advertising opportunities every time a visitor mouses over their grid image.
It is highly recommended to make use of animated gifs in the popups as well because this allows the visitors to see more of the products and services provided by our clients.
The 2 sample ad types pointing to https://www.rainbowloompatterns.com show what can be done with an animated gif within an iframe, and the other to a image and text ad type. The image in the
"image and text" adtype changes every minute to a random bracelet at this site.
It is just a little over 1 month since the website launched. Making some headway on the Google search engine. Fluctuating between page 1 and page 3 when one searches for 10 million dollar page or 10mdp. Too far down the list for just million dollar page searches but it is showing up now.
Still awaiting some decent returns from Bing / Yahoo. Bing / Yahoo only returns some information when we search for "10 million dollar page" in quotes, and nothing yet for 10mdp.
Like we mentioned in our first post, it usually takes a while for the major search engines to arrange their organic searches to figure out what is happening, so the results we are getting, we are happy with. We mentioned it may take about 2 months. On previous projects, Bing beat Google with what we would call decent results.
If the client chooses, they can opt in to Static Ads. Static pages or Ads are just that, static. We can populate the information for our clients, and it will be fixed. This would be a one-time task. The clients can still choose to go with Dynamic Ads in the future. Dynamic pages or Ads are ones which the clients populate. Our 10mdp Bot will poll our clients for these dynamically changing images and texts hourly.
Well, in anticipation that this site will become popular, we grabbed the domain tenmdp.com in addition to 10mdp.com purchased back in June. 10mdp.com is easy to remember once you have seen it, but if someone tells it to you in conversation or on the phone (in today's world, a phone you use to talk electronically to one another), it is easier to say ten MDP.com rather than saying "ten" as in "one zero MDP.COM".
Also, the anticipation portion is once it becomes popular (it will), we rather spend our $30.00 dollars on the domains for 2 year now, than having to buy it from someone who figures, "tenmdp.com", we are going to park on that one now that it is popular. 20/20 hind sight averted, by using 20/20 fore site.
Ditto for tenmilliondollarpage.com, and for the same reasons. Thanks to our daughter for suggesting this one as well. So, 10mdp.com, tenmdp.com, tenmilliondollarpage.com, 10milliondollarpage.com...That's us.
Made a small modification to the 3 logos on the page (the home page, the stamp, and the background). Added 10mdp.com to all three logos, and renamed the background.png to 10-million-dollar-page-logo-background.png. Helps with Google image searches. Updated all the apple-touch icons, favicons, etc...funny, a simple task, but a lot of additional things to make it happen.
In our first blog post, we mentioned Step 4 of the Plan. There is a plan, with multiple phases and approaches. We cannot reveal ahead of time what the rest of the plan will be. There are at least 10 Parts or steps to the Plan.
Since we added the Blog just the other day (and since everything was black ops until we launched October 1st), here is a breakdown of the first Steps.
Step 0. Working on the idea. This involved getting the domain(s), seeing how a similar site worked, improving on that idea, seeing if there are any other sites out there.
Step 2 involved the formation of the Giveaway zone, terms, database, rules.
Step 3 was linking in Sample sites. This was pretty straight forward, since all the footwork was done in Step 1.
Step 4 could be considered "If you build it, they will come". With previous websites we have built, we know it takes about 1 to 2 months for search engines to get things organized and rankings to start to show.
We are currently working on Step 5 and 6 simultaneously. We figure Step 5 will take about a month to complete, and Step 6 will take a while longer.
Some of the Steps have to be executed in a certain sequence, while others can occur when completed.
When more ideas come to mind, we begin our implementation plans depending on complexity. For example, this blog. We thought it would be pretty cool to document the progress as it is happening, and provide some insight to what will be around the corner. This is not only for viewers, but also for ourselves to look back at and learn from the past successes and failures.
The blog wasn't part of our 10 Step Plan, but if we had planned on implementing it right from the beginning, it would have been.
A Blog has been added to the 10 Million Dollar Page. As a developer, we thought it would be a challenge to create our own blog from scratch. But then we figured, let's Google what was out there. Boy, are we glad we did. Did it not only save us who knows how many hours of additional work, but this is really a very nice Blog. We are using nibbleblog from http://www.nibbleblog.com/ .
On their main page, they hooked us in with 3 words we like ... Easy, Fast, Free. And were they right! It was super easy to install. It is fast (making use of a flatfile system which we are 100% behind). And free!
Kudos to http://www.nibbleblog.com/ for getting this right! Good job.
Well, our site is finally live. We had registered the domains back in June and password protected the site until we were ready to unveil it. On October 1st, 2015, we removed the password. We did some final cleanups (by passing it through https://validator.w3.org/, https://varvy.com/ and Bing SEO tools). Once we were happy with the results, we passed on the information through our webmaster accounts at Google, Bing and Yandex.
Now Step 4 of the plan is complete. It is officially launched, and now to let it soak and let the organic search engines do their thing.