This is the fourth monthly income and stats roundup for WPLift, you can view past roundups here. November turned out to be a good month stats-wise on WPLift so read on to see how we did …
Traffic and other Metrics
- Posts: 19
- Site Visitors: 106,099 (+26,719)
- Page Views: 189,587 (+50,723)
- Search Engine Visits: 83,859 (+24,410)
- Alexa Rank: 10,163 (-1,016)
- RSS Subscribers: 1268 (+168)
- Twitter Followers: 1376 (+96)
- Facebook Fans: 1714 (+31)
- Reader Comments: 232 (+19)
In this section, all display advertising at the moment is handled through BuySellAds. For the affiliate income, there were 32 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: $2893.24
- Total Income: $3133.24 (+23.23)
This month was amazing traffic-wise we cracked the 100k visitors with an extra 26k visitors to the site and an extra 50k page views – thats great growth. We were featured on a number of high profile blogs last month, such as WPTavern (twice), Weblog Tools Collection, Web Designer Depot + many other blogs so thankyou to everyone who linked to us. I think being featured on these blogs gave us a temporary boost in the search engines which would account for our extra traffic. It seems to be dieing down now though, or could be hangover from Thanksgiving where traffic was down as usual – I’ll find out in the next month.
Income showed a slight increase, again I added more affiliate sources with the record standing at 32 for last month. Display advertising went up slightly, adverts in the sidebar now cost $40 per month which I think is a great deal for advertisers as our traffic is increasing all the time. I will leave them at that price for another month and then place a $10 increase if our traffic continues to go up.
How did your sites do last month ? Did Thanksgiving affect you? – Let us know in the comments …