The good news….
Many thanks for the offers of support I have received, Several more of you have also offered to write articles which is much appreciated. We will soon be creating a Personal Storie’s section in case any of you would like to contribute. And the great news is that we now have a proof reader which some of you should be happy about.
One thing that was mentioned in the feedback was the quality of the website. You may have noticed some changes over the past week or so and I’m happy to announce a redesign of the website. It now features the following:
- Frequently asked questions on the home page
- Resources tab on the menu bar
- Search feature
- Mobile friendly
- Faster website performance.
I know some of you don’t like the advertisements but unfortunately this is needed to pay for the site and email hosting costs. There are now many thousands of people on this email list and the cost of sending emails is not cheap. The cost of advertising barely covers the site and email list running costs.
The bad news……
I had also been revising some of the older content on the site and whilst using Google to find old articles, I came across some disturbing findings. Some of the content on the site has also appeared in other places. So I investigated further and was disturbed what I found…
It appears some malicious person has been performing negative Search Engine Optimization on the Aspergers Test Site by pointing spammy links and duplicating the content around the web. It has meant the site has recently been falling in the Google rankings so the other persons site can prosper….
I find this quite offensive as I have spent the last few years building up the site and writing useful content for those in the Asperger’s community. It’s even worse when the copy cat site (or possibly sites) offers very little value to those with Asperger’s, and bullies useful sites out of the google rankings for the purpose of making money.
This is the point where I choose to either give up or keep going. If things continue the way they are, I will no longer be able to afford to send emails to people who have subscribed to this list. But I don’t like quitting and I particularly don’t like being bullied into doing so.
If I am going to remedy the situation, I do need to ask for your help…
To get links and social media shares (Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest etc) shares back to the site.
If any of you have a WordPress blog and would like to include an Aspergers Test widget on it, it would also be appreciated. Just copy the code below into wordpress -> widgets -> text and it should appear on your blog. There is also a way to do this for Blogger but if you are stuck, I can help you.
Here is the script:
<a href=”https://www.aspergerstestsite.com/75/autism-spectrum-quotient-aq-test/” rel=”nofollow”><img alt=”Take this short quiz and get a quick and easy diagnosis at the Asperger’s Test Site.” src=”https://www.aspergerstestsite.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/aspergersquiz-170×110.jpg” width=”170″ height=”110″ /></a>
Please DO NOT add any blogroll or site-wide links back to my site as it appears Google thinks these are spammy but if you feel like writing an article on your blog or any other platform with a link back to my site, that would be much appreciated.
Please check it out at www.AspergersTestSite.com and don’t forgot to press ‘like’, ‘tweet’, ‘google plus’ or ‘pin’ on your favorite posts. It really helps to spread the word about the site.
Thanks again for all the words of support. In case you would like to make a comment or join the conversation I have added this email as a blog post to https://www.aspergerstestsite.com/1469/aspergers-test-site-good-news-bad-news/.
All the best
Ps. If the site looks a bit scrambled in your browser you may need to clear the browser cache (http://www.wikihow.com/Clear-Your-Browser’s-Cache) to get it to display correctly.