I don’t know how many of you have ever visited there, but I’m considering giving the Saab Road Tests site, a small sister site to this one, the axe.
There’s several reasons:
1) First and foremost, it doesn’t seem to be achieving it’s goal. It was set up to house all the road test information from this site, as well as recording all covered road test text in full for the benefit of people searching for Saab road tests. Stats for the site indicate that most of the visitors to SRT are coming from here, rather than from search engines, so it’s not meeting that market.
2) I have a road tests category here and all road tests covered on SRT are initially covered here. The low search results are quite likely due to the duplicate content on both sites.
3) Given that it’s not meeting it’s market, all it’s doing is costing me time and funds. The costs for running TrollhattanSaab will increase shortly due to the traffic increases necessitating a new server. I exceeded my monthly bandwidth allowance for March yesterday and there’s still around 14 days to go for the month.
Does anyone have any advice on how I can set this up any better? I still think it might be a valuable service, but it’s not working in it’s current format and I have limited time and resources to commit to something that’s only got a marginal chance of helping people out.