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October Report; The Good And The Ugly

Posted by on Nov 1, 2008

Well, this should prove to be interesting; nah. The stats are in for the month of October, and I’m only going to talk about what I made with the blog and nothing else. But I’m also going to talk stats.

So, for the month on the blog, I made,… $9.44. Hey, it’s a start, and for the blog, it’s my biggest month. Isn’t that a shame? Well, even with a number like that, there’s some positives. Even though I still am undecided on it, I made $7.60 from Text Link Ads, and that was for just over 2 weeks of being on the site. And I made .36 cents from Widget Bucks, and that wasn’t up long either. The other money was .98 cents from Adsense and .50 cents from one of my Commission Junction ads. That’s the first money I’ve made off a CJ ad, so I’ll take what I can get.

Now, some other stats. Per Google Analytics, I had 1,169 visitors in October, the most ever. Of all things, traffic started taking off with the first, then the second post about Blog Action Day, a very personal post on a very big day internationally. So, this shows that participating in a community effort can be good for your traffic, as well as your soul. Also, it’s the first month that visits to the blog surpassed visits to my business site or business blog; need to work on that some more, I see. Per my ISP, I had over 12,200 unique visitors for the month, another high, more than 4,000 more than last month, which had been a previous high for me. Here, however, it’s far lower than my business site, which was just 65 visits under 20,000, which is actually down from the highs I had over the summer; so be it. One day someone will be able to explain to me what these visits mean compared to Google’s Analytics, but for my purposes, I’m figuring Google’s telling me who’s actually stopping by.

And there you go. Of course, I’ve already said that I was going to step up marketing efforts this month, so maybe I can increase some of these figures more. But I still hope to provide intriguing content otherwise.

By the way, I’ve mentioned about the newsletters that I write for my main business on business topics, but I don’t think I’ve ever shared a link to a newsletter. So, I’d like to share one with you, the one previous to my latest one, on credibility; it was what led to this blog post on credibility. I guess I can even inspire myself sometimes.

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Lazy Slacker:

Good stuff!

How do you like text links?

I may try that…

Lazy Slacker´s last blog post..How To Get Your Blog Adsense Ready

November 1st, 2008 | 5:07 PM

I’m not sure. It took almost six months before I got an ad, and I got the two this month, but there’s the controversy as to whether they’ll take away my page rank or not because of it. But I got some cash, so I’m not mad at it right now.

November 1st, 2008 | 5:09 PM

Not bad Mitch. I still haven’t received an ad for TextLinks but it is early days yet. You’ve doubled my visits and I don’t separate my earnings between the blogs. On the whole Chitika beat Google again, and I love the way they deposit into my account every month.

Sire´s last blog post..The Parable Of The Employer, The Employee And The Blogger

November 1st, 2008 | 7:05 PM

Well, I’m separating earnings because this blog was built for commerce, whereas my other blog wasn’t; that, plus I don’t want to count my other online income here, since the idea is to talk about blogging and making money. Suffice it to say that my other blog made way, waaayyy more money than this one. lol

November 1st, 2008 | 7:14 PM

I could separate my income but that is too time consuming and I much rather lump them all together as it’s less depressing that way.

Sire´s last blog post..The Parable Of The Employer, The Employee And The Blogger

November 1st, 2008 | 7:43 PM

That’s just the way of the blog, Sire. Maybe at another time I’ll put it all together. So, where’s your report?

November 1st, 2008 | 7:46 PM

Oh come on now Mitch, your not asking me to actually do some work are you? 😉

Sire´s last blog post..The Parable Of The Employer, The Employee And The Blogger

November 1st, 2008 | 8:03 PM

Jeez, we already let you off the hook for having to separate stuff. lol

November 1st, 2008 | 8:08 PM
Normal Joe:

Good stuff man, nothing wrong with that income dude! Gotta start somewhere man!

I’m gonna check out your business sites man!

Normal Joe´s last blog, – What do you think? Should I Take Over The Cow Pasture?

November 1st, 2008 | 9:36 PM

Thanks Joe. You’re right, gotta start somewhere, and at least it’s moving in the right direction.

November 1st, 2008 | 9:45 PM
Ben Pei:

Mitch.. Long time no see.. how have you signed up with TLA?

Ben Pei´s last blog post..The Basics On How TO Start Making Money With Adsense

November 2nd, 2008 | 4:41 AM

How? I’m not sure I understand the question, Ben.

November 2nd, 2008 | 11:25 AM

It’s a nice start, Dennis, but man, we’ve both got a very, very long way to go.

November 2nd, 2008 | 11:26 AM

Ah, we can handle it; modern men!

November 2nd, 2008 | 11:54 AM
Rodney Smith:

Hey Mitch, glad to hear TLA is working out well for you. In case you’re interested, I recently heard about a similar program called LinkXL, which allows you to nofollow the links. I signed up a couple days ago – no action yet though.

November 4th, 2008 | 4:29 PM

Thanks Rodney. The guys from LinkXL have written on this blog a few times talking about their site. I took a look, and I might end up with them eventually.

November 4th, 2008 | 4:36 PM