Friday, April 26, 2013

Work Update - Google Analytics Content 2.0 Traffic Analysis

Work Period: Apr 25 & 26, 2013
Hours Worked: 11:50 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $23.67*
                          (*Exclusive of $2.60 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium

(A screenshot from today's work diary)
  • I have checked top 10 Content 2.0 pages (merged pages excluded) and 7 out of 10 pages have an image. 5 of them have an image on the top and 2 of them in between the body.
  • According to top adsense page report (only for C2 posts), 8 out of 10 top earners have either an image on the top or in between. 
  • As per lowest bounce rate page report 7 out of 10 pages have an image illustration.

Party Games Website Update:

  • Received another single liner C2 submission on DUYP that I posted as a comment.
  • Distributed More  pages via Rss.
  • Approved 4 more stories via Amazon Mechanical Turk, submitted all four stories after researching one image for each story, but published only two of them. 
  • I have turned Mobilize It! ON for Party Games Website.

Email List Mailing Project Update:

  • I feel that I was unclear to communicate that I have watched all list building videos, and I have also created a lot of free credits for all of these products. 

Administrative Support:

  • Submitted you procedure office story to stumbleupon and digg.
  • You also advised to add an aweber sign up for within the above blog post, but it wasn't possible because we cannot use complex HTML codes within C2 Posts.
  • Made the following said changes to this newly published content 2.0 post. (as shown in the screenshot below)
  • Submitted a transcribed bloglet to Ideal-helper.
  • Submitted the transcribed blog post. Please have a review. Since you already proofread it therefore I have published it straight away.
  • Thanks for Proofreading the document in the Dropbox, I have submitted it as a blog post.
  • Thanks for your feedback for the new tier page, I have built and illustrated this pages a tier 3 page. Please have a look (Creative Commons Photos). Also linked it from its parent tier page (Start an online business) as you said.

    At the moment the page is 'noindex' 'nofollow' and not distributed via Rss. Please have a review and remove these conditions if its okay to publish or let me know I will do this. Analyze report was not 100% fine, but still ignorable. 
  • About LinkFixIt! report, as you know that we have lots of Jacrews7/jemingway broken links to flickr so please suggest me if you are fine to remove these links.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Work Update - Managing of User Submitted Posts

Work Period: Apr 23 & 24, 2013
Hours Worked: 6:20 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $12.67*
                          (*Exclusive of $1.39 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Easy

  • Got some new content 2.0 submissions on  party games website, but all of them were one or two liners therefore submitted them all as comments.
  • Here are some more:
  • One of the comment was too explicit, therefore moved to the explicit comment word file. another was too explicit and cannot be published therefore deleted it.
  • Another submission was totally non-sense, deleted it straightaway. See picture below

Administrative Support:

  • About Sharewith toolbar, I know that we can disable anything with the use of a container block, I have tried this several time, but shareit toolbar is still working on my mobile phone.
  • Thanks for explaining the mechanical turk process further, I have accepted four assignments after confirming copyscape and moved to the word file. You can review them in the Dropbox
  • Beta tested Mobilize it version of DUYP on my mobile, I have saved my feedback to Dropbox (Test Run Issues.docx) Kindly have a review.    
  • Rotated more DUYP pages via Rss. 

Project List Mailing Update:

  • Watched list building videos in the folder 7. ViralMailProfits & clarification videos
  • Earned free credits for viralURL, Sotam, ViralNugget, Listfrog, Listjoe and adchiever. 

Monday, April 22, 2013

Work Update - Reading of Forum Posts Related to Mobilize It! Feature

Work Period: Apr 22, 2013
Hours Worked: 5:20 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $10.67*
                          (*Exclusive of $1.17 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Very Easy

(A screenshot from today's work diary)
  • About the newly added SBI! Mobilize It! feature, read all related forum posts for the new Mobilize it feature. Unfortunately today my wireless internet connection is out of order, therefore I couldn't have a preview of it on my mobile phone. So I didn't activated the sandbox. you can activate and preview it: 
  • Transcribed and saved a comment for a Facebook or a blog post. Please see Dropbox.

Party Games Administrative Support:

  • Thanks for providing feedback for Mturk account, I have finally posted the HIT with 4 assignments at $0.50/assignment. Also created screenshot of the process to make a video out of it.
  • Distributed more pages via Rss.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Work Update - Keyword Brainstorming and Research

Work Period: Apr 18 & 19, 2013
Hours Worked: 10:10 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $20.33*
                          (*Exclusive of $2.24 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium

  • Brainstormed Keywords for selling stock photos, here are the finalized results:
  • Also researched for various stock photo agencies for selling photos. 

Party Games Website Update:

  • Digitally stamped all flickr creative commons photos we used in party games website. There are 721 photos that I digitally stamped. 
  • Regularly rotated pages via RSS.
  • Removed excessive line breaks from shaving cream and whipped cream dares.

List Mailing Project Update:

  • Watched all videos for list building product for ListJoe and Adchiever

Administrative Support:

  • Sent the pending files for transcription (including the one that you sent me today) to ABI 
  • About Mechanical Turk update, I have created the first HIT (didn't publish it yet, but saved as draft) Kindly have a review and let me know if it is okay to continue. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Work Update - Digital Stamping of Creative Commons Photos

Work Period: Apr 16 & 17, 2013
Hours Worked: 10:00 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $20.00*
                          (*Exclusive of $2.20 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Easy

(A screenshot from today's work diary)
  • Digitally stamped a lot of (over 480) images, but still some are left.
  • Sent the complete transcribed message to Jacrews7 via twitter
  • Got a reply from creative commons team and they say that it's okay to use the images even if they are removed from the actual source. I have forwarded the mail to virtual-assistant email address and also saved as a pdf for record.

Party Games Website Update:

  • Regularly rotated pages to Rss.
  • Made the following text rectification to the said page:

Monday, April 15, 2013

Work Update - Web Administrative Support

Work Period: Apr 15, 2013
Hours Worked: 4:50 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $9.67*
                          (*Exclusive of $1.06 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Easy

Administrative Support:

  • Although I have transcribed the message for Jacews7, but couldn't find a way to send this message to either his twitter profile or to his everystockphoto profile 
  • I have also tried to send a direct message (as you shown in the video) but still couldn't send the message to him because it says that you cannot send a DM to Jacrews7 because you are not in his contact list.
  • However I have found a lot of Jacrews7 photos under a new photostream (2Stef27) Please let me know if its okay to contact this person for the copyright permissions. 
  • Made necessary changes to some of the pending emails from Kathrin
  • Replaced the html for the new aweber split test (I hate popups too)

Party Games Website Update:

  • Transcribed and added the said part to the next MOM. Please have a review.

  • Rotated more DUYP pages via Rss
  • I have started digital stamping of all flickr photos that we used on DUYP. As you know this is a pretty big task so it would take some time to complete the task. 
  • Submitted a newly received short C2 submission as a comment.

  • Proofread and published another newly received C2 Submission. Because the story has less than 300 words, therefore I merged this story with another stories page.  

Friday, April 12, 2013

Work Update - Creative Commons Images Removed By the Owner

Work Period: Apr 11 & 12, 2013
Hours Worked: 09:00 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $18.00*
                          (*Exclusive of $1.98 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium

(A screenshot from today's work diary)
  • This is an important update regarding DUYP pictures. Remember we have used many pictures from Jemingway's photostream (later he has changed her screen name to Jacrews 7). Since this member is no more active on flickr and we have a lot of his pictures, therefore now we have a lot of broken links. Please advise how to proceed in this regard. 
  • Thanks for your input about this (creative commons license) matter. I have researched for this problem a lot but couldn't find any suitable reply. At last I have sent an email from my person email address without disclosing any website details to creative commons team. Let's see what they answer to my question. 
  • Here is flickr post where a member asked a similar question in April 2011, but didn't find a helpful answer.
  • By the way, during this research I did find this helpful service which can be very helpful for future use of flickr pictures as we can digitally stamp the used pictures with the the date when we first used any image along with its licensing details.

Party Games Website Update: 

  • Distributed more pages via Rss.

List Mailing Update:

  • Watched all videos for ViralURL list building project.
  • Also watched all videos in Viralinbox folder, but I really think that these videos are very hard to understand. I think that one introductory video in each folder explaining the basics of the service would be highly helpful because I am unable to understand that what is a virulinbox and why we should use it and how beneficial it is. Similarly for viralurl its not clear that how can a link shortening service be beneficial with the list building.
  • Also watched all videos in the Sotam folder. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Work Update - Pop-over Subscription Box to Party Games Website

Work Period: Apr 09 & 10, 2013
Hours Worked: 6:10 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $12.33*
                          (*Exclusive of $1.36 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium

(A Screenshot from today's work diary)
  • Completed reading the 'add subscription box' forum post.
  • Setup pop-over subscription form for the party games website Homepage 
  • Also as you advised in the voicemail, I have experimented a lot with the pop over autoresponder and set up a new pop over subscription (dares autoresponder) to index-1 page.
  • Also created a user manual for the same process. Please find the file in the Dropbox
  • Please see the following illustration for understanding how you can change the delay time for pop over subscription form.
  • Furthermore, the popover subscription form cookie is set up to 30 days. Meaning one visitor will not receive the same pop-over form for the next 30 days. This is also changeable. So let me know if you want to modify this period. I will explain the procedure in the manual in detail. (This will not work for index-1 page because there I have disabled this option for viewing the form again and again

Party Games Website Update:

  • Transcribed and added following part to the next Mailout Manager Draft:
  • Regularly Distributed more pages via Rss
  • Fixed link from newly published secret admirer post comments. Also I have checked and it has more than 300 words therefore 'noindex' 'nofollow' tag is not required.
  • For DUYP pages where we didn't use adsense monetization, please find Removed-adsense.xlsx in the Dropbox.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Work Update - Mail-out Manager and Administrative Support

Work Period: Apr 08, 2013
Hours Worked: 5:10 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $10.33*
                          (*Exclusive of $1.14 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Easy

(A screenshot from today's work diary)

Transcribed and set up the said part into party games website's next Mail-Out Manager.

Party Games Website Update:

  • Made all advised changed to the alt and gallery descriptions of the truth or dare pics-1 page.
  • About DUYP pinterest account, I don't have any account information.
  • Moved all said stories to skinny dipping story dare invitation
  • Researched a photo for skinny dipping page and illustrated that into the same page. Kindly have a review. 
  • Distributed More pages vis Rss.

Added a Pop-over subscription box:

  • Read the said forum post (Add Popover Dialog Box for Subscriptions), also implemented that to index-1 page. Did a lot of experiments with it(thanks to many forum guidelines) for example inserted a photo, setting up a delay time (at the moment its set up to 20 seconds delay). Please have a review. Still 2 pages of the forum post left for reading.

Administrative Support:

  • Thanks for your feedback for all pending work updates, I have moved all pending parts to work update slideshow and then archived all pending work updates.
  • Thanks for explaining the creation of a HIT on mechanical turk. Now I totally understand how to move forward

Friday, April 5, 2013

Work Update - eBook Reading Task

Work Period: Apr 04 & 05, 2013
Hours Worked: 4:20 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $8.67*
                          (*Exclusive of $0.95 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Easy

(A screenshot from today's work diary)
  • Completely read the eBook 'Make Your Links Work'
  • Subscribed to 2mintueswithaVA YouTube Channel
  • Distributed more party games website pages via RSS.