I have seen many ham radio sites that are built like "dummy load antennas" with very little "stray RF" detectable!
In other words, many amateur radio Web sites don't get the traffic and recognition that their subject matter deserves.
I'm sure you've noticed that my site is different! ;-)
Some of the differences on my site are obvious...
All the above characteristics are ... intentional. What follows also! :-)
I had two objectives in mind when I started work on this project in December 2008.
My goal is to help those seeking basic information about ham radio in their preparation for the exam and their first steps into this great hobby.
And it's working!
Traffic to my site is increasing steadily (as expected, but more on this in a moment). Each page is rising in search engines rankings.
In essence, my site is getting found by more and more people every month.
Consequently, my Web site is providing the help I intended it to provide.
There is a very good reason behind my site's increasingly noticeable "presence" among other ham radio sites.
Unlike the visible characteristics listed above, many essential characteristics of my Web site escape the eye! You need specialized tools to detect and measure them ... such as Google search and Alexa.com, to name two.
I am what is called an "infopreneur". An entrepreneur who uses the Web to offer the information a chosen target group is looking for.
My target group, as already stated above, is the aspiring or beginning amateur radio operator.
When I started out, I knew nothing about how to "market" my ham radio knowledge and know-how on the Web ... or anywhere else, for that matter!
I know a fair bit about many aspects of ham radio.
The SBI! ten step process is primarily designed to safely guide aspiring business people...
Here is proof that SBI! enables hams to build a ham radio sites that actually give the intended results: traffic!
Below is a graph of HamRadioSecrets.com traffic stats.
I began to publish ("infopublish") amateur radio related content on HamRadioSecrets.com in December 2008.
Traffic to my website has been growing ever since. :)
The graph shows my site's traffic history over the past twelve months.
More specifically, 111,321 unique visitors paid 243,886 visits to HamRadioSecrets.com, thus generating 409,357 page views (page impressions).
That's nearly one quarter million visits (browsing sessions) and over 400,000 pages viewed per year!
With this level of traffic, one can say that my website has a "noticeable" presence among all other amateur radio related sites on the Web.
Furthermore, above and beyond the welcome traffic, my ham radio web site is earning me the praise of fellow hams. That, to me, is further proof that I'm doing something right! Right?
If, for whatever reason, you need to reach thousands of targeted individuals monthly, and eventually on a daily basis, then I strongly recommend SBI!
I guarantee SBI! will be, for you, as rewarding an experience as it has been for me ... and tens of thousands of others around the world!
Ham radio sites would gain a lot of much needed visibility simply by applying the proven Web publishing process of SBI!
73 de VE2DPE
P.S. SBI! is actually a self study course in applied marketing for the Web! Creating a Web site is only one of a ten-step process. A Web site created without the other nine steps has virtually no chance of success.
73 de VE2DPE
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