Monday, September 28, 2015

Work Update - Virtual Administrative Support

Work Period: Sep 28, 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

Virtual Administrative Support:
  • Fixed all pages that you sent in an email today for the SBI to WordPress conversion job.
  • Sent all files that you saved for transcription to ABI and also emailed her about these files.

PPG WordPress Transfer Update:
  • In reply to one of the high priority audio in which you asked how I implemented the Adsense units codes, I actually manually inserted all codes.
  • About another audio, in which you asked me to take real-time screenshots of the conversion process, I have saved some screenshots for the Nameservers change process into the high priority folder and I will definitely put up a detailed manual on how to do the whole process step-by-step. Please define the priority of this task so that I can start this out.
  • I have updated the PPG budgeting spreadsheet with the SBI subscription charges for the month of October 2015. Please also update the spreadsheet with other amount which you spent on purchasing Inmotionhosting (Monthly subscription charges etc)  
  • Watched another high priority video in which you asked me to brainstorm and research keywords for the PPG site we still have a lot of wordtracker credits left. I have researched keywords for many pages, please have a review of PPG WP Uploaded.xlsx for more details. 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Work Update - SBI to WordPress Transfer

Work Period: Sep 15 & 16, 2015
Hours Worked: 12:00 @$3.50/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $37.80*
                          (*Exclusive of $4.20 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium

PPG Site Update:
  • Made the following changes to the PPG site.
    • Changed Nameservers and pointed them to the new host
    • Since all pages were built as nofollow and noindex, so I have now indexed all pages
    • Rechecked for broken images, found a couple of pages where we have some broken images and fixed them.
    • Performed broken link check, the good news is that the site has only a few broken links, but they were general broken link. That means that all inter-linking stuff went well for PPG.
    • Added the Google Analytics tracking ID to PPG site. I chose a little different method to track and used a plugin instead of putting the tracking code to the head of the site. I am not sure how will this work, but we will definitely get to know about this in the coming days.
    • As I sent you all details in an email, both PPG email IDs are also switched to the new hosting. I have also set up email forwarding for both email addresses.
PPG Whois Information Update:
  • Thanks for updating the PPG domain admin and other contact details, I can now see the changes have been updated on the Whois database, but I will make the domain transfer move after a couple of days (Just to ensure that these details are updated everywhere and we don't face any issue while transferring the domain to the new host)
  • I have also researched the Inmotionhosting articles regarding the Whois details and we can also change the contact information from their interface.

SBI to WP Conversion Update:
  • Made all changes asked by the client and also moved more pages from SBI to WordPress, please have a review of Google tracking spreadsheet for more details.

UpWork Inactive Contract Issue:

  • Thanks for showing the concern about my inactive contract. What I will do is to use this contract and log 10-20 minutes occasionally and I will ask you to end this contract after a month.

Adsense Split Tests Update:

  • Google experiments for the following pages have been finished, so I have implemented the changes on the actual pages.
  • Tracking spreadsheet is also updated accordingly.
  • Please note that I didn't renew any of the finished split tests.

Other Administrative Support: 

  • Based on a high priority video, I have researched some more hosting services that allow adult content on their servers. Please review the Evernote title: Adult DUYP Hosting 
  • There are a couple of spam comment on the party games site, so I have removed and banned all such comments.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Work Update - Content 2.0 Administrative Support

Work Period: Sep 10 & 11, 2015
Hours Worked: 10:20 @$3.50/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $28.35*
                          (*Exclusive of $3.15 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium

Content 2.0 Administrative Support:
  • Received some original submissions on the party games site. Since all of them were too short to be published alone, so I have either posted them as a comment or added into another page.
  • Posted one of the received submission as a comment under the Funny Wedgie Stories page
  • Posted another short comment under the Wedgies for a week  page.

Google Analytics Experiments Update:
  • Implemented all winner pages on the party games website.
  • Also updated the tracking spreadsheet, please have a review of Tier Pages Testing.xlsx.

Other Administrative Support:
  • Removed the SBI! Pop-up subscription form from the wedgie page because now it has the Aweber pop up form for the wedgies dare auto-responder.
  • Replaced the old SBI! Dares auto-responder form with the Aweber sign up form on the following pages:
    • Truth or Dares Questions- 1
    • Dares for Truth or Dare 1
    • Dares for Truth or Dares 2
    • Truth or Dare Homepage
    • Dares for Truth or Dare
    • Fun Belly Button Dares
  • After making final changes to PPG site, I am now back to the high priority folder.
  • In one of the video, you asked me to change the position of the bonus dares banner and move it on the top of the fold, but I am little reluctant to do that because this the top earning page and we have split test a lot to use the best ad placement.
  • I then rechecked the statistics for this banner from the Google's in-page analytics and this particular banner has clicked 1229 clicks in the last 30 days.
  • This means that the performance of the banner is very good.  In fact, it has a click through rate of over 88% in the last 30 days. But the conversion rate is almost zero percent for the invitation, so that means we need to improve the invitation in order to get more submissions.
  • Watched some work update feedback videos and published all review work updates. 
  • Also read and research SBI! to WordPress domain transfer posts and articles. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Work Update - SBI to WordPress Transfer Update

Work Period: Sep 01 & 02, 2015
Hours Worked: 10:20 @$3.50/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $38.85*
                          (*Exclusive of $4.32 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium

SBI to WordPress Transfer Update:
  • Transferred more pages from SBI to WordPress.
  • Thanks for providing feedback for this conversion. In reply to your question about moving party games C2 content to WordPress, I don't think that this would take much long. In fact, this would be rather easy since we'll only have to copy the content from SBI editor, paste into the WP editor, re-upload images and give some finishing touch to the post. That's it. I think that one blog post will not take more than 8-10 minutes on average.
  • PPG is an exception because mostly it uses uploaded pages, formatting of the old pages is also very bad with a lot of broken paragraphs (no proper html formatting used to break lines) and now SBI is also changing the image names (due to site speed optimization) and therefore it's taking a little more time to convert.
  • Else the best way to move pages is to identify and copy the HTML source code of the page, paste into WP, re-upload images and fine-tune it. I think sites like Ideal-Helper would take less than 10 minutes per page.
  • Since this is my first conversion too, so I am also taking a bit more time because I also research plugins (like SEO tool and breadcrumb tool etc) and I have also encountered some design issues which I was able to fix after some research.
  • Added EU cookie policy note to the WP site.
  • Changed the Avatar image from default to Grandma's sketch.
  • Found another issue when I realized that tier 3 pages have a different URL structure because WP also adds the parent page slug e.g.
  • Again I researched for a solution and found a plugin to solve this issue.