I thought it was time to give everyone an update on Ultimate Profit List. We launched on January 11, 2011 and now we have approximately 1250 members.
Personally, I have learned a lot about building and growing a site over the past few months. There have been some challenges along the way. It has been an interesting and mostly enjoyable journey. I’ve learned something about MySQL databases, PHP, HTML and more “alphabet soup”.
Recently we’ve been plagued with a hacker/scammer who comes in and sets up from 2 or 3 bogus accounts up to as many as 12 to 15 bogus accounts a day. The script is not supposed to allow multiple signups from the same IP address. However, that function didn’t … function. I’ve had to delete his accounts over and over again. But he has slowed down and now I have some other security features in place to protect the site. There was never any attempt to get other members information. Rather, this guy was promoting his own agenda and giving bogus email addresses and a bunch of other bogus info. So, that was a pain in the butt, excuse my French, but life goes on!
We now have a Skype group that I created for other list builder owners who are using the same script. I put the group together as a support platform where we can help each other with issues that we are having or just to offer moral support (LOL). It’s proven to be a great group.
It is fun for me to be able to change things in the way the site looks, to give it a unique twist. One thing I did which you’ll notice (if you’re a geek, you’ll notice. If not, you probably won’t!) is correct the spelling for the word “referrer”. Almost every other site has the word spelled as “refferer”. Every time I would join a site and see that, I would cringe. So, that was one of the first things I fixed at Ultimate Profit List. Yeah, probably I’m the only one who cares. But I do.
We had a referral contest that ran from the date of launch until we reached 1,000 verified members which was on February 27. The winners can be seen at our Referral Contest page. You can see who the winners were and then you can scroll further down the page to see how the standings have changed since the end of the contest. We will be starting a mini-contest soon. Details coming soon.
As far as results go, we seem to have a pretty active, responsive membership. Having responsive members mean that people are using the site, reading the email ads, posting text links and banner ads, etc. This increases our visibility, rankings go up at Alexa, TrafficHoopla, SafelistRankings, and more members join Ultimate Profit List. More members join, more eyes on YOUR advertising. More eyes on your advertising, more referrals, more income, and everyone is HAPPY!
I recently set up a tab in the Navigation menu for “News & Updates”. But the way I first set it up, I had to change the entire page every time I updated it. So, what I did was create a blog that is accessible from that tab and then I just post updates to the blog . It’s working much, much better that way!
As time goes on, I will continue to improve the site. Changing things here and there is fun for me and provides a learning experience too. I hope that you are enjoying Ultimate Profit List and if you are not a member, you can join right now!