Here are the details of the traffic to my blogs and the income report for January 2013.
I hope you would get some inspiration from the discussion of my numbers over the months!
If you want to share your blog’s statistics, you are most welcome to do so in the comments.
The combined earnings from these 3 blogs for the last month was:
The revenue was earned from Google AdSense ads and affiliate commissions from the various affiliate programs these blogs are a part of.
Detailed Income Report
The income for my blogs had been fluctuating quite a bit in the last few months. And the earning from each blog is still quite low to provide a blog-wise break up for the income report.
When the combined earning from these three blogs achieves a respectable amount (which I now plan to attain by December 2013 – so stay tuned and keep visiting!), I would start providing a detailed earnings breakup in my income report for each blog.
Analysis of the Current Month
In the last few months, I had been posting next to nothing on my blogs. However, I started focusing on them again in December 2012, and created a lot of content. I had decided to continue this, and I am happy to report that I have been able to do that!
In December 2012, I had published 22 blog posts across my 3 blogs. And in January 2013, this has gone up to 23 blog posts!
This includes 14 blog posts on this blog, 8 blog posts on my New York blog, and 1 post on my Cruise blog. Less posting frequency was expected for the cruise blog as I noted last month, since I am not focusing too much on it at this stage.
As I noted last month, I have seen a lag of 1.5 – 2 months between content creation and its impact on traffic and revenues. So I am hoping that this increased content creation would show an uptrend in the traffic and earnings in February 2013 or March 2013.
I am keeping my fingers crossed!
January 2013 has seen a big jump in traffic. Of course, this jump is over the really low traffic of December. But still, a jump is a jump!
The NY blog has has seen the lowest increase – the increase has been about 5%. This is in spite of lots of new articles published in December and January. However, as I said earlier, there is usually a delay between content publishing and increase in traffic & income, so I would be patient!
The traffic to the Cruise blog has also increased significantly in January 2013 – in spite of almost no new content! The traffic in Jan 2013 has doubled as compared to Dec 2012.
The traffic to this blog too has increased significantly in Jan 2013 – it has increased by about 50% on a month-on-month basis.
So I can say that my blogs are finally recovering a little from my lack of new content creation and the Google algorithm updates!
The income report does not follow the pattern shown by the traffic report, unfortunately. My income from these 3 blogs has reduced almost 50% in Jan 2013 when compared to Dec2012, in spite of an increase in traffic.
The income report has shown some swings lately, and I expect the income to grow with the traffic in the first quarter of 2013.
Plan for the Next Month
I am really proud of the fact that I have been able to sustain high posting frequency for 2 months in a row.
In February 2013, I want to continue the good frequency of posting on my blogs – like last month, I am targeting 9 – 10 posts on this blog as well as the NY blog. I don’t expect to publish more than 2-3 blog posts on my Cruising blog.
As the regulars to my blog would know, I have outsourced some of the content creation tasks through oDesk. I am very happy with the results I am getting from my oDesk employees, and would be continuing to outsource through it.
Get Details of My Blogs
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