Happy New Year! Hope you had a great holiday season and are now ready to hit the new year running!
This is the fifth monthly income and stats roundup for WPLift, you can view past roundups here. December was a slower month here on WPLift – traffic was obviously down because of the holidays, I also gave myself some time off – this is my first post since December 22nd.
Traffic and other Metrics
- Posts: 14
- Site Visitors: 87,198 (-18,901)
- Page Views: 155,228 (-34,359)
- Search Engine Visits: 66,590 (-17,269)
- Alexa Rank: 9,850 (-313)
- RSS Subscribers: 1343 (+75)
- Twitter Followers: 1452 (+76)
- Facebook Fans: 1746 (+32)
- Reader Comments: 251 (+19)
In this section, all display advertising at the moment is handled through BuySellAds. For the affiliate income, there were 25 different sources linked through various posts. If you want to know more about how I monetize the site & which plugins I use, see the article I wrote about affiliate links.
- Display Advertising: $240
- Affiliate Income: $2262.25
- Total Income: $2502.25 (-630.99)
It’s never nice to see your site stats go down but was to be expected. December is a month where people are thinking about shopping and the holidays – productivity is down, especially towards the end of the month, then you have New Years to get out of the way. Traffic was down on my other WordPress properties also as people will tend to hold off launching new projects untill January. This month should see traffic and income go back up as I get back into a regular posting schedule again.