Case Study: 200% Traffic Increase with Plugins

By Cenay Nailor | SEO

Jan 18

I have seen some pretty amazing results on some of my blogs as a result of some new plugins and a few SEO tweaks to the theme.

Being the anal-retentive, computer programmer geeky Virgo that I am, I want to know if it’s a fluke, or if the results are duplicatable. That’s just the way I am.

Want a 200% Increase in Traffic?

I want to see if I can take 5 WordPress bloggers and increase their traffic using plugins and SEO tweaks to their existing theme.

I may need to add to this list, but here are the basic *rules* and *requirements*. Review these and then let me know if you would like to be one of the 5.

  • Your blog must be a self-hosted WordPress blog and you must be willing to upgrade to the latest version.
  • You must post to your blog at least once a week.
  • You must be willing to allow me direct access to upload plugins, change settings and make theme tweaks
  • You must be willing to allow me to spotlight you and your blog in my case study if we achieve 200% (or better) increase in traffic, without changing your posting schedule .

That’s it. I don’t know if we can do 200%, or if it will be more like 500%, but I want to find out. I offer a SEO Optimized WordPress blog install and tweak service ($400 per blog), and if I can increase traffic by 200%, well, that would be something to crow about. I am willing to do it for 5 folks for free, to 1) get testimonials and 2) complete my published case study.

Please note: I will provide a non-disclosure agreement about login info and FTP access and remove these from my computer once the case study is complete. I will backup all files, posts, theme files, etc. before beginning and will put everything back the way it was if things don’t go as planned or at your request. You may *stop* the process at any time with an email.

Please leave a comment with questions, suggestions or observations. I will reviewing requests for the next few days and select the 5 blogs by the end of next week. I expect the case study to take approximately 9 weeks, on this schedule:

  • Week 1: Baseline traffic numbers
  • Week 2: Installation of my secret weapon plugins
  • Week 3: Tweak settings of the various plugins specific to the blog
  • Week 4: Tweak theme files to add SEO elements
  • Week 5: Review traffic patterns and current tweaks
  • Week 6: Fine tune tweaks and settings
  • Week 7: Fine tune theme tweaks
  • Week 8: Review traffic patterns and current tweaks
  • Week 9: Compare traffic from week 1 and week 9. Publish results.

I look forward to your comments and feedback. Let’s go see if this was a fluke, or if it can be duplicated on any blog.


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Hey Cenay,
I’ve got 2 blogs you’ve already tweeked. One is new and the other has more than doubled traffic since you originally tweeked it. Over 400 views a day now. If you get no takers, I would offer my behavior characteristics of autism and get real health now for your consideration. Denis’ Citroen Tech Tips could always use some help too. Thanks for the great job you’ve done and we would highly recommend you any time.
Carol Hansen

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Hi Cenay –

Well this is a way fun idea!

Wish I had a blog worth your attention – lol.

If you want ones with basically zip for traffic now, I’d be happy to come play :)

Have several to choose from – this might be the one that could use the attention just now:

It’s a preamble to a soapmaking mini membership site I’m putting together.

Plan is to schedule posts for every 3-4 days (though you’ll see I have a gap there – grrr).

Appreciate you – talk soon,

Andrea Goodsaids last blog post..56. Rinse and Repeat


Hi Cenay,

I have 6 self-hosted WordPress blogs, 3 of which I am actively posting and would meet your requirements. I’d love to be a part of your test.

Mike Stokes
Baton Rouge, LA

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I haven’t won the lottery yet, but to me this would be the closest to it.

Willie Plasencia
The MLM Rescuer


Cenay,you have helped me so much already but I would love to be part of your test group.I would live to take it over the top and see a Quantum leap in my blog.

Jack Gordon


Cenay, I would so love to be a part of your test but do admit to meeting your requirements I must be more pro active with posting my post’s.

Gotta stop procrastinating.

P.S. So glad you are my mentor and coach.

David Atkinson

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Hi Cenay, this is an opportunity not to be missed. I would love to be part of the test, given the market I am in it would be great to see if my traffic can be increased in my field.

Many thanks for all that you are mentoring me with thus far

Bethune Matthews

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Hello from beautiful Montana:

Thank you so much for your assistance today. You gave us some great ideas to try, even with Typepad.

If you decide to do a similar experiment with Typepad, please let us know.

thanks again,
Judy H. Wright aka Auntie Artichoke, family relationship coach and author our blog on relationships and communications.

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