It’s time for our monthly stats roundup and as I predicted last month, the site has seen a bit of a dip this month – the reason being that Google has sent less visitors, causing all the main metrics to be down. This shows the perils of relying on one traffic source for yours as it can effect your own site. Im not sure of the reason for the drop in visitors from Google as I’m not an SEO expert – nor do I do anything really to try and rank better, I just focus on building more content – Im sure the traffic will go back up eventually.
You can view past stats reports here.
Traffic and other Metrics
- Posts: 19
- Site Visitors: 125,414 (-11,379)
- Page Views: 235,070 (-14,569)
- Search Engine Visits: 94,802 (-11,324)
- Alexa Rank: 8,266 (-474)
- RSS Subscribers: 1825 (+160)
- Twitter Followers: 2068 (+351)
- Facebook Fans: 1887 (+39)
- Reader Comments: 338 (-26)
In this section, all display advertising at the moment is handled through BuySellAds. For the affiliate income, there were 22 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: $472.5
- Affiliate Income: $2652.15
- Total Income: $3124.65 (-$433.57)
Any month where your traffic goes down can be a bit disapointing but the site is still doing healthy numbers – I will carry on this month trying to write good quality posts, even if google provides less visitors still, maybe I can get a boost from other sources. For instance, I have grown the site’s twitter account by over 300 followers in march.
How was your march traffic-wise ? Anything to report? Let us know in the comments …