If you search “bingo card creator”, I’m now result #8 through my download link at Payloadz, one of the folks I’m using as a payment processor. Whee. Its not that useful to me, though, because the web store design is not so hot. I’ll have to get work on optimizing that. Unfortunately, there is a limit to what I can do, and they link back to my main site in a way that is Google friendly.
Day #11: First Page of Google
Originally written: July 04, 2006
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I wasn’t exactly happy with the amount of steps it took to get people to use my pre-loaded word lists. You had to learn how to open a file, then navigate through two directories, then pick the list. Sure, four steps is nothing for a computer programmer, but my users… aren’t. So I just put in another, simpler way to do the same thing — a Wizards menu. It automagically parses my data directory and extracts the available templates, then puts them in easy-breezy menu form. Plus it makes for a great screenshot.
Lets see. Since I added my conversion checking code roughly 6% of all visitors (and 10%ish of the ones I pay for) actually download a trial. That means I’m paying about $1 per trial download. To make any money at that rate at all, I need to have a conversion of trial downloads to purchasers above 5%. Thats doable but challenging — I really need to work on my landing pages I think.