Getting People Online™ - Schoolnotes Portal

Schoolnotes Portal Mar 29, 2021

I've requested publication on ProductHunt and BetaList, so hopefully people that we don't know personally will start to use the site. Our SEO rankings are being drowned out by other websites with similar names, but hopefully if I can get a whole lot of traffic from interested people, and more backlinks by publishing the site on advertising forums, it might be enough to get us to front page status. Right now, the ranking averages around position 20.3, which is like... second page of Google? I've also moved from Google Analytics to Cloudflare because:

  1. The target audience is schoolkids (aka minors), and Google doesn't need any more information about them,
  2. Google Analytics is so terribly optimised (73kB), and drags down Lighthouse scores by over 10 points,
  3. GA is blocked by nearly all adblockers (and nearly all our users have adblockers) and,
  4. Cloudflare is privacy-first, and has a script less than half the size.
    However, if this is affecting search rankings because Google is getting inadequate stats, we're gonna have to figure out a workaround. If anyone has ideas, please let me know and, as always, please share the site with anyone who might find it useful.


Pranav Sharma

I’m a year 12 student at St Marks Catholic College. I specialise in science and mathematics, as well as full-stack software/hardware development. I am currently employed as a Network Administrator.

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