Yakezie Challenge Update

Time for an update on the Yakezie challenge – something I started six months ago.
The goal was to achieve the following and I gave myself six months to achieve it. Here are the results:
  • Reach an Alexa ranking of 200,000 or better – Failed
    • I was not able to reach this goal. The best ranking I achieved was 276,500 in April – which has continued to slip since.
  • Publish 2-4 articles weekly – Achieved
    • This was a resounding success and I have been able to keep up with the publishing week after week.
  • Selflessly promote other blogs and become an active member of the Yakezie – Partially Achieved
    • While I have connected with a few bloggers and promote each other’s blog, I havent been able to be as active as I would’ve liked. I will looking forward to continue connecting with other bloggers in the Yakezie network in the future.
  • Include the Yakezie badge – Completed
    • Done. Included on the site.


I’m Joining the Yakezie Challenge

The Yakezie network, started by Financial Samurai, is a community of bloggers consisting on personal finance, investing and lifestyle blogs. The Yakezie challenge is a 6-month long process, open to all bloggers, to improve and promote each other’s blogs and reach a better overall Alexa rank.
Roadmap2Retire’s current Alexa as of today, Feb-11-2014, is 565,407.
Proud Member of Yakezie
The challenge for the next 6 months is to:
  • Reach a ranking of 200,000 or better
  • Publish 2-4 articles weekly (already doing that!)
  • Selflessly promote other blogs and become an active member of the Yakezie community
  • Install the Yakezie badge on the site (done!)

I intend to include my Alexa ranking update in my monthly updates over the coming months.