The Yakezie Challenge

Proud Member of the Yakezie ChallengeI first came across the Yakezie Challenge created by the Financial Samurai, many months ago while I was blogging away, but didn’t take it too seriously back then. But looking back, I sure wish I did. If you read that post by the Financial Samurai, you will quickly realize that a good Alexa ranking is as important as a significant Google page rank. And apparently a lot of advertisers and other large websites think so as well. And if you have an Alexa ranking of 200K or less then you’re set – a lot of perks will come your way. But Yakezie is much more than a ranking, it’s also about helping others.

It was Barbara Friedberg back at Fincon11 (Financial Bloggers Conference) who asked me if I wanted to join, and it’s been whirling away in my mind ever since. This last week, especially with the 2012 New Year, I decided it was finally time to sign up and take the challenge!  You can read more about Yakezie, and the Yakezie Challenge on their website. The main focus of the challenge is two-fold, to obtain an Alexa ranking of 200K, and to “selflessly” help others along the way.

Why am I excited to join the Yakezie Challenge? There are really several reasons. (1) I get to reach out to an entire blogging community. That’s not only a lot of traffic, but also a lot of new people to meet. (2) The commitment to write 2 to 4 articles per week, for 6 months, helps to keep me focussed and on track. (3) Of course I get the opportunity to increase my traffic, improve my Alexa Page Rank, and possibly my Google page rank as well. In my opinion, that’s a great benefit! As Financial Samurai points out, there is a lot of extra perks when your rank goes under 200K. But I’m really looking forward to the challenge itself, and the other bloggers I’ll meet along the way.

Alexa ranking is just as important as Google page rank in the internet industry. I know already know that from being in the business. Currently my Alexa Ranking is 392,241 so I have a long way to go to get to 200,000. Is that doable in the 6 month limit? Well time will tell, but I’m certainly looking forward to the challenge to see if it is.

Although I’m a newbie, if you are in the Yakezie network or challenge, and there is anything the Dividend Ninja can do, just ask.

Readers: Are you part of the Yakezie Challenge? What do you think of Yakezie? OK thanks for reading and back to 2012 stock picks and dividends soon enough 🙂

22 Responses to “The Yakezie Challenge”

  1. MoneyCone

    Jan 15. 2012

    Welcome to the challenge DN! You’ll fit right in!

  2. Eddie

    Jan 15. 2012

    Glad you joined the challenge.
    It’s a super awesome community. I’ve yet to beat the challenge, and it’s been over a year since I been a member.

    If I beat it, great, and if not, I enjoy being part of the community.

    Good Luck!

  3. youngandthrifty

    Jan 15. 2012

    Congrats on taking the plunge!

    I’m sure you’ll beat it in no time TDN 😉

  4. 101 Centavos

    Jan 15. 2012

    Welcome to the Challenge, DN! Good to have another focused investing blog. You’ll do great!

  5. Sustainable PF

    Jan 15. 2012

    Welcome to the challenge Ninja! We have found that participation has been great for growing our site.

  6. The Dividend Ninja

    Jan 15. 2012

    Hi everyone!

    Thanx for dropping by and the well wishes, I’m really looking forward to the challenge, and being a part of this community. 🙂 This like having a small group of friends drop by for evening drinks, and I’ve already met two of you in person. How cool is that?

    Cheers and thanx!
    The Dividend Ninja

  7. Hank

    Jan 16. 2012


    You are just like me. I resisted joining the Yakezie Challenge for years. I finally got on board last September, and it has been awesome and made a huge difference for Money Q&A. So welcome, my friend. It’s about time! Make sure you get into the Forums too. That’s where all the magic really happens.

    • The Dividend Ninja

      Jan 16. 2012

      Hank my friend, thanks for dropping by, and letting me know the next step. I had no idea what to do next, so I really appreciate the heads up!

      I’m delighted I already know so many Yakezie members already. This is going to be fun:)


  8. Welcome to the challenge. The Yakezie rocks and you will get so many benefits from participating. Trust me.

  9. Barbara Friedberg

    Jan 18. 2012

    I’m so happy to welcome you to the Network. You will be amazed at the camraderie and opportunities for helping yourself and others. Let me know how I can be of assistance!

    • The Dividend Ninja

      Jan 18. 2012

      Barbara Thanx! Look forward to getting on Yakezie today and checking out the forums etc.


  10. Jeffrey

    Jan 18. 2012

    Welcome to the Challenge! Really glad to have you!

  11. My Own Advisor

    Jan 18. 2012

    Congrats on taking the plunge Ninja! You’re gonna rock 🙂

  12. The Dividend Ninja

    Jan 19. 2012

    Jeffrey and My Own Advisor Thanx guys! 🙂

  13. All the best Avrom! you’ll be below 50k in no time. Mark my words.

    • The Dividend Ninja

      Jan 19. 2012

      @OneCentAtATime Thanx so much for dropping by! I have to laugh though, cause I started the challenge at 392K and now I’m at 400K. I think I’m moving in the wrong direction LOL 🙂

  14. Jai Catalano

    Jan 19. 2012

    Welcome to the challenge.

  15. Welcome to the Challenge from a fellow challenger (Jan 3).

    I love your site design and layout. My forte is definitely NOT investing or stocks, but I hope to learn more about dividend investing.

  16. The Dividend Ninja

    Jan 20. 2012

    Jai and John Thanx guys! John we should touch base then, and help each other out 🙂


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