Welcome 2013 – Quick Flash Back & Future Goals

Wow 2012 flew past, it only seems like few months ago I was writing my 2012 Goals, and now it’s that time of the year again. It’s good to put pen to paper at this time of the year as it gives me time to ponder, think and reflect on what has actually been done and to ensure that I’m on the right track to what I want to achieve.

This year has had its ups and downs, and me as an individual i would say have changed allot, don’t know if I’ve got any wiser 🙂 hey time will tell (dam I’m getting older).

Quick Flash Back of 2012

Top articles

Below are the top five articles of this blog wasimismail.com for this year.

You may notice some of the older articles are perfuming well this year, this is also a learning curve for as I need to sit down and create more unique content.

Hidden Web Genius


I had committed at the beginning of the year that I would be spending more time in promoting Hidden Web Genius, which I have, we have done some fantastic SEO on the site, and compared to the previous year the site is perfuming much better and has started to generate revnue.

Quit Shisha


Every time I check the figures for this site, I get excited, I had setup this Niche Site towards the end of 2011, and have built it up to now achieving aprox 8,000 visitors per month. The site is publishing two articles a month in building awareness. I can also say that the initial investment I had put into the site has also paid off due to the sales of the eBook and the advertisement on the site.

Mobile Apps

Earlier this year my Company Alrayes entered into the mobile apps market by building its first mobile app on the iPhone and Android market. We have increased our mobile apps portfolio both on the iphone and the Android market, with a strong team to take this arm of the company forward into 2013.

View our portfolio at: http://www.alrayeswebsolutions.com/apps.htm

So now what’s the plans & goals for 2013

2013 is going to be a very exciting year, where what I have invested and learnt in the past couple of years would be implementing it all, again following the S.M.A.R.T process as done previously. I am not planning to put a huge list of goals and targets together, I only have two main focuses this year (mentioned below) if I concentrate on them, everything else will fall into place.

Launch of Amazing Wedding Cards:

I have always wanted to run and manage my own eCommerce site, after months and months of planning I am pleased to announce the launch of Amazing Wedding Cards (officially launching 1st Jan 2013). The site offers custom designed wedding stationeries, where users can browse and select the wedding invitation of their choice, customise and print.

This site gives me great insight to what my customers experience for whom we carry out work for, as it gives me hands on experience in dealing and running a Magento eCommerce Site.

Create More Content:

We all know Google and search engines want more unique content and especially after Googles Panda & Penguin updates this has become a vital part of establishing an online presence. I will be taking out time to create more content (I know have slacked this past year).

Type of contents would be ranging from text, videos, audio, graphics and images.

Promoting Amazing Wedding Cards:

Just like last year where I stated I would promote Hidden Web genius, this year I will also be putting my efforts in establishing an online presence for amazing wedding cards.


That’s enough from me and my plans, I would like to thank everyone for their continues support, and wish you all an Amazing 2013.

Happy New Year

Party Party 🙂

Image courtesy of flickr

Article By: Wasim Ismail

Wasim’s a project manager at Alrayes Web Solutions along with an online SEO consultant & blogger for business at wasimismail.com, specialising in online business.

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