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Just reached 10k users after one year (organic traffic)

Hi All,

I usually do not publish a lot about my projects, but today is an important day.

One year ago, when the pandemic started, I decided to create a Chinese Checkers game online to play with my friends & family. Some players found the website (with a bit of SEO magic on the landing page) and started to play . At this time, the project was buggy, but visitors were interested in trying. In the beginning, I was not even on the third Google page but confident I could make it.

In one year, I got my first customers (premium players) and became more confident about the fact that my ideas are valuable and passive income is achievable with hard work and a bit of luck.

I also stopped listening people saying "If it was valuable, it would already exist" from people who never heard about this game before.

Today, I finally reached 10k users without any advertising, using only word of mouth and Google organic traffic.

So proud to see a 5 figure number for a simple idea I got one year ago!

In one month, the mobile app has been downloaded more than 400 times.

10k does not reflect players interested in exchanging some monetary value but definitely boosts confidence about following ideas to come.

Have a good weekend and keep trying!

Web platform: https://www.chinesecheckers.online

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.chinesecheckers.app&hl=en&gl=US

iOS: https://apps.apple.com/in/app/chinese-checkers-online/id1581191171?ign-mpt=uo%3D2

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    Congrats man! That's freaking dope. I used to play chinese checkers as a kid and will defs get my dad to download this apps so we can have another go at it.

    Any SEO tips for the folks still working on growing their sites?

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      Thanks for your message.

      I read this FR book “Réussir son référencement web” a few years ago about SEO which helped me for ChineseCheckers.online.

      My main tips would be:

      • When reading a book about SEO, try to apply concepts directly before moving to the next chapter
      • Don't be afraid of using an other domain than .com if .com is already taken and unused and it contains one of your keyword. In my case .online
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