About the project–>
Site history and statistics
TESTY-ONLINE.COM: PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS AND TESTS ON IT DISCIPLINES
Hello, friends! My name is Julia Polupan. I am a developer, content-manager and SEO specialist for
startup https://testy-online.com/eng. I want to tell you about my project and find out your opinion about it.
Initially, the idea arose to write a website for online testing in IT disciplines.
I taught at the university for 15 years and in 2014, for a reason beyond my control (long history), I had to
suspend your teaching activities (maybe not completely). And so, I had free time and
a number of interesting author's tests in various IT disciplines. All exams for students at the university I
accepted in the form of tests (I had a desktop program that I dropped to all my students and they, thus,
passed exams). If 10 years ago I had a Web application for testing students, it would be very strong for me
came in handy. That is, the task of online testing is more than relevant for teachers. I know from my own experience !!!
In 2017, I decided to create a Web application for testing everyone on the Internet, posting my tests for everyone to see,
both with and without answers, with an assessment after passing the test. I thought for a long time about the technology stack that I will use.
And I decided that the main component of the stack would be Microsoft ASP.NET MVC5 and Entity Framework. Now I think I need to rewrite it for Core.
The web server is IIS. Front-end: jQuery, Bootstrap.
In 2018, the first release of the site
https://it-a-it.com was ready.
Initially, a self-written engine was used on the it-a-it.com domain, but over time it had to be divided into two and
buy a second domain testy-online.com. On June 8, 2019, the site was first published
Today the site is 9 months old and therefore it is still considered young. As you understand, I don't have a designer,
teams too. I don't want to spend money on advertising a product. There is certain knowledge and desire to do OWN
SITE OPERATION ANALYSIS AND FUTURE PLANS
After three months of the site's life
after analyzing his work, it was concluded that tests in IT disciplines are not very popular on the Internet
or you need to be more active in promoting. It was decided to add more psychological tests to the site, as well as
develop a service of constructor tests so that everyone can add their materials to the site. It is not yet
implemented and, therefore, I invite everyone to send tests to our facebook group:
or send me an email
Of course, there are a lot of ideas for improving the site, BUT it does not bring income yet ...
engine was spent 2 years (2017-2018).
I am engaged in SEO promotion myself and I realized that this is a very difficult thing, it takes a lot of time, knowledge and
narrowly focused skills. I don't trust SEO specialists who sell their services on the Internet. The main method,
which they use is the link building method. It is generally suggested to buy links for more,
than 4000+ sites. At the same time, no one will provide you with a list of these 4000+ sites, so that you yourself do not
made links on these sites. Moreover, guarantees that among these 4000+ sites there are no porn sites, sites with
religious themes or propaganda of violence - no one, of course, will give you. And you, my dear reader, know
how the search engines Google and Yandex relate to such sites. Thus, having bought a link mass of 4000+ unknowns
sites, you can, how to increase the credibility of your site, and fairly tarnish its reputation by lowering it to
organic search results to the lowest positions. It is also necessary to take into account the fact that in 2020 the purchase
the link mass is already considered an old-school method, since now search engines are in first place by determining the level
credibility of the site or those that are factored into the ranking of the site put behavioral factors such as depth
views, time spent on the site, bounce rate, etc. That is, buying a "pig in a poke" in
the form of a link mass - I do not do it and do not recommend it to anyone. In general, I think that this business on the Internet will soon die.
or, at the very least, it will turn over significantly.
I promote the site myself and provide a graph of statistics (Fig. 1) for 9 months of the site's life (06.2019 - 02.2020).
The graph, of course, does not represent all traffic sources. Those not listed have a very small
weight compared to those indicated.
Fig. 1. Traffic statistics by traffic sources monthly for the first 9 months of the site's life.
The overall dynamics of traffic growth on the site for 21 months is shown in Fig. 2.
Fig. 2. The dynamics of traffic growth on the site for 21 months of the site's life.
The general dynamics of traffic growth on the site for 3 years and 6 months is shown in Fig. 3.
Fig. 3. The dynamics of traffic growth on the site for 3.5 years of the site's life.
The general dynamics of the average session length on the site for 3 years and 6 months is shown in Fig. 4.
Rice. 4. Dynamics of the average session length on the site for 3.5 years of the site's life.
Looking at the charts, maybe someone will say that this project needs to be closed, someone will say - on the contrary, develop and
improve, but ... He eats little money: $ 2 per month for hosting + $ 15 once a year for a domain. That is, in 9 months for
the project took $ 18 + $ 15 = $ 33. In view of the fact that I do everything myself, then my strength, energy, knowledge and perseverance for this project
a lot is spent. But I like the project itself, I like watching its dynamics and gaining new knowledge ...
I will also say that in addition to taking up this project
I work officially, in an official office, that is, I also spend time making money;)
There is a lot of information on the Internet that you can bring a site to the TOP-3 in 3-6 months. I don't think it's true
or you need to spend a considerable amount of money on promotion, which I do not want to do. At the same time, there are no guarantees !!!
Or it should be a project with such a unique and urgent idea that it will be difficult to come up with.
It must be something new and interesting to the world !!! Try it, come up with this ...
At the end of 2020, I will give more statistics on the site. There will be something to talk about with you, dear reader !!! To be continued…
Comments can be left in our facebook group:
or send me an email