Monday, March 23, 2015

Work Update - Website Administrative Support

Work Period: Mar 23, 2015
Hours Worked: 5:20 @$3.50/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $16.80*
                          (*Exclusive of $1.87 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium

  • Created new Adsense ad blocks and replaced to old ad unit that was not performing on both sites.
  • Also updated Adsense Custom Channel detailed Report.xlsx with the recent changes accordingly.
  • As you advised, I have created a new document (placed into the high priority folder 'Design Issues Not Fixed.docx') and added all issues there that are still not fixed yet.
  • About the C2 story Me running around the neighbourhood naked, I have check the content via CopyScape and its not duplicate. Also removed 'nofollow' 'noindex' tags from the post.
  • Thanks for providing feedback for pending work updates, I have watched and published all reviewed worked updates after making necessary changes.
  • Party games site footer was broken on mobile devices, so I turned the existing footer into a desktop only block and created a new mobile only footer for mobile devices.
  • Wrapped all videos from all tier pages and content 2.0 into responsive video blocks.
  • Received a short C2 submission. Since it was too short to be published alone, I have submitted that as a comment.

  • Also received another short submission, which I also submitted as a comment under Night Streaker - The Dare Story

Friday, March 20, 2015

Work Update - BB2 Conversion Job and Other Administrative Support

Work Period: Mar 17 to 20, 2015
Hours Worked: 17:50 @$3.50/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $56.18*
                          (*Exclusive of $6.24 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium

BB2 Conversion Job Update:
  • Finished the BB2 conversion job by converting all pages from BB1 to BB2
Removed FBI! Form Captcha Code:
  • I have removed the Captcha code from Ideal-Helper Main RHC form.
  • It was little difficult to remove it because I was still getting the wrong captcha error even when I removed the Captcha field. 
  • Also tested the form with different temporary and one time emails. Form is working 100% perfect. I have been navigated to the thank you page each time. Also got the confirmation email. However, confirmation email response time was around 20-25 minutes.

Adsense Split Testing:
  • Truth or Dare Stories split test was finished. Although Google Analytics did not suggest a clear winner but the original page's bounce rate was better (42.14%) than the variation page (48.13%), so I have implemented the actual page.
  • Then created another variation and this time I put a visitor stories grid block at the bottom of the content. 
  • During the creation of this grid block, I overwrote all images over the old images and due to this, all four C2 pages were showing small images. So I have recreated all images and uploaded to their relevant content 2.0 post.
  • Also created a new Adsense split test for Dares for Truth or Dare 2 page.
  • Another Adsense split test for list of dare page from the party games site, has also been finished. Since I already have implemented many variations on this page and have tested this page 6 times with different variations, I have now ran out of ideas. Please have a review of high priority\Adsense Split Testing\Tier Pages Testing.xlsx and let me know how to proceed with more split tests.

Other Administrative Support:
  • On the How to Get Girls to Play Truth or Dare page, both callout boxes were looking weird after we implemented the design changes. I have now fixed both of them. 
  • Also please see accordion box is minimized on all C2 pages. Is this on purpose or I should replace it on C2 page.?
  • Watched the work update feedback video, made all adjustments, removed unnecessary content and then published the reviewed work update.
  • Brainstormed a keyword for Truth or Dare party page, but could not find any good keywords. Tried vertical, Lateral and Seed generator and all option under these, but did not find any suitable results. However, here are some of the alternative keywords I found during the research.  

  • Turned printable dares poll into a reusable block and added into the list of dares page.
Adsense Custom Channels Research and Review:
  • I have researched and reviewed Adsense custom channels in detail and have created a brief analysis report in order to clarify which custom channel has which ads and where it has been used. Also found some issues that need your attention and input. Please have a review of Adsens Custom Channel detailed Report.xlsx

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Work Update - Virtual Administrative Support

Work Period: Mar 12 & 13, 2015
Hours Worked: 10:20 @$3.50/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $32.55*
                          (*Exclusive of $3.62 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium

About C2 Merge Stories: 
  • About a high priority video which you recorded in relevance to C2 merged stories, this file was finished by Jomvie some time ago, but I haven't implemented it yet because it still requires your review. Please have a review of C2 Title and Description Francis review 2.xlsx and let me know if its okay to implement.

Google Analytics Experiments:
  • Created Adsense Split test for the following pages:  

Outsourcing Service Research:
  • Reference to a high priority audio where you asked me to research services similar to oDesk, I have researched some outsourcing services where you can hire virtual assistants less than $1.
  • Unfortunately, the researched results are not very good. However here are some of the services where you can find and hire virtual assistants below $1.
  • I think the best resource to hire a virtual assistant from or hire someone from oDesk on a fixed price project.

Self Productivity Tracking Software:
  • About a high priority audio where you asked me to research a  time-tracking software for yourself, my suggestion would still be to use TimeDoctor for tracking your own time. Timedoctor also has a solo plan where you can it just for yourself. The solo plan will cost you only $5 per month.

Christmas Dares Project:
  • Created Christmas Dare cards collage with the new card design and added into the Christmas Dares (LinkTBR) page
  • Also replaced the third image with Card box pack.
  • The page is about 90% finished. Just sales forms need to be added into the page.
  • About a high priority audio where you have asked me to create rotating backup ads, unfortunately I couldn't find the T&T article about how to create and rotate backup ads.
  • Changed the How to Get Girls to Play Truth or Dare to one column layout similar to Christmas Truth or Dare Page.

PPG Site Update:
  • Converted PPG homepage to BB2.
  • Also as you asked that you have changed the focused page of Flea page to "Flea control in the home", but the file-name of the said page is still 'flea.html'
Other Administrative Support: 
  • There were a lot of pending audio files that were lying in the high priority folder, but most of them were obsolete. However, I have to listen them anyway. Most of them were about design changes and implementation. 
  • Found a video about the Registrant research task (2015-03-03_21-30-18.mp4) which is synchronized today on my Dropbox. It is a bit strange because I already have worked on this and the task is paused after your latest instructions. I think there is some problem in Dropbox and the video synced late.
  • Checked both sites for "Submission thumbnails are displayed" but couldn't find any invitation where submission thumbnails are deactivated.
  • Compared and updated DUYP monetization folders from Main Dropbox folder and Jomvie's shared folder, updated the Dropbox folder and then deleted the Jomvie's folder.

Work Update - Slideshow and YouTube Video Creation

Work Period: Mar 10 & 11, 2015
Hours Worked: 10:00 @$3.50/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $31.50*
                          (*Exclusive of $3.50 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium

Dropbox Slideshow Video:
  • I have finished the Dropbox video project and created all pending slideshows.

    In fact Jomvie has only worked on two of the slides and one of them was still not 100% finished. I have now created all slideshows and also created a finished video.

    Please have a review of Dropbox_slideshow_Version 1.1.wmv and let me know your feedback on this.

YouTube Video Project:
  • Regarding the YouTube Video Project, I have reproduced the video with higher quality, but the quality of the video is still not as good as the original video. I have produced and generated this video as 720p & Mp4, which is the highest quality available. Please review "YouTube Video Project" in the High Priority folder.
  • Also sent this file to Abi for transcription.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Work Update - Adsense Split Testing via Google Analytics

Work Period: Mar 03- 05, 2015
Hours Worked: 8:00 @$3.50/hour
(Excluding 7:30 Hours worked on the Registrant Email Research Task)

Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $20.67*
                          (*Exclusive of $2.27 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium

Adsense Split Testing via Google Analytics
  • Implemented winners for all finished experimented pages. After the lost pages incident, I first implement the winning changes on the original page and then create a clone of the page with new changes.
  • Created new experiments on the following pages:
    • Spin the bottle game on the party games site
    • Dares for truth or dare-1 page on the party games site
    • Truth or Dare questions-1 page on the party games site
    • Dares for Truth or Dare-2 page on the party games site
    • List of Dares page on the party games site
    • Red-Hat page on the PPG site
    • Kitchen page on the PPG site
    • House page on the PPG site
    • Flea Page on the PPG site

Other Administrative Support:
  • Regarding a high priority video where you asked to find and locate the interview audio file between you and a fellow entrepreneur, I have tried my best but couldn't locate or retrieve the said file.
  • Updated Budgeting spreadsheet for PPG, please also update it because I think you haven't updated it with the recent subscription purchase.
  • Fixed the broken FBI Thank you page layout by switching back the design of the particular page to old design. It should work fine after a day or two.
  • About the eBook i.e. "What Does It Take To Motivate You", this particular eBook hasn't been used anywhere so far.
  • I have updated all eBooks that have not been used yet with an UNUSED tag and also updated Ebook-Page-URLs.txt. It will help you determine which eBook is used on which page.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Work Update - Virtual Administrative Support

Work Period: Mar 02, 2015
Hours Worked: 6:00 @$3.50/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $18.90*
                          (*Exclusive of $2.08 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium

  • Watched some work update feedback videos from the High priority folder, made required adjustments, removed unnecessary links and published all reviewed updates.
  • Check and fixed broken links from all three sites. Especially, there are a lot of broken links from the party games site since we have changed its design and implemented split testing results on the site. I have now fixed all broken links.
  • Cleaned up the Linkbuilding Google Spreadsheet as you have asked in one of the high priority videos. Removed all links where existing comments or link has been removed by the admin and moved all Ideal-Helper comments on a new sheet within the same spreadsheet.

Fixed Truth or Dares Stories Page:
  • Fixed and improved Truth or Dare stories page on the party games site.
  • Fixed the font size:
  • Put the eBook and related text into a callout box.
  • Changed the size of the existing images.
  • Created a grid block for the top links
  • The page still has some bugs. For Example "strip poker" section, I have put this into a callout box. Previously there was no link directed to the strip poker page. Now I have built one. Also if you read the text, its irrelevant. I couldn't fine any such story on the strip poker page. It needs some serious fixing.
  • Story contest FBI form is also way too large and need a lot of improvement.
  • Before making changes to this page, I created a clone of the page (old page) and split tested both new and old page via Google Analytics for bounce rate.