I’ve also decided to start a new blog, which I call ApplePatio. Yes, you guessed it, it’s about Apple and it’s still within my ‘Patio theme (branding FTW, right?).
Read more about ApplePatio, and why I started it, by following the link at the bottom of this post.
Now let’s crunch some numbers…
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“Blog comments” are excluding pingbacks and my own comments.
Conclusion: September ’09
By looking at the traffic stats, all I can say is “whoa”. That was more than I expected, luckily I also know what caused it and by that I can also guarantee that my October stats will not be as high as September turned out. If I’m lucky, October will end with 8,000 pageviews and hopefully just break through 5,000 visits.
The reason for all my visits and pageviews in September was because of a few “killer” posts that I published shortly after Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard was released. I simply wrote about my incompatibility experiences and managed to find some quick solutions or alternatives. These are the posts in question:
- How To Fix “Logitech Control Center” (LCC) Support In Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
- How To: QuickTime X Autoplay Movies On Open In Snow Leopard
- Snow Leopard: Hidden Features & Shortcuts in Mac OS X 10.6
- Winmail.dat Fix: Letter Opener 3 For Apple Mail & Snow Leopard Released
- PTHPasteboard Alternatives For Snow Leopard: Clipboard Evolved & Jumpcut
These posts are also the main reason for my pages/visits going down, as I provided a solution – to many people – on just the one page they ended up at. So they had no reason to stick around. People trying to get their Logitech mouse back on track probably doesn’t care too much about how my favorite e-mail marketing provider, iContact, added some cool new features, am I right?
Not much point in mentioning the income for September, just 11 bucks. I found out that the SocialSpark ads that made me enough money to buy Big Mac at McDonalds, in August, was expired throughout entire September, so that was a waste of ad space and lack of income.
I will try to find some cool Clickbank products to promote from now on, but I will do my best to research them to make sure they are proper products and not some crap (or maybe even scam), which you can stumble upon way too often when it comes to digital products. The Green DIY Energy ads you might see somewhere on the site now, seems to be a very cool product – I actually already purchased their eBook and downloaded the videos so I can find out if making my own solar panels is doable or not 🙂 I’m a tinker, so just being able to make it work is victory enough for me.
Goals: October ’09
As mentioned in the conclusion above, I think October will end at around the same as September did, traffic wise. Unless I can come up with one or two more killer posts that will attract a lot of attention, as the killer posts in September are already starting to lose most of their hotness.
Now that TechPatio is 3 months old, some more advertising options opens up, I can now get approved for certain programs. But I’m not sure if I want to go down that path, I have a feeling that the economical reward will not be worth it, compared to spending my time on writing quality articles and building my readership.
I’ll do my best to break through $10 with AdSense but that will most likely require the same amount of traffic in October like I had in September. We’ll see how it goes.
Other Summary & Income Reports
I’m not the only one doing this whole income report thingy, many other blogs do them too. Here’s some of the income reports I’ve spotted so far. If yours are missing and you want it here, be sure to drop a comment below and I’ll be happy to add it to the list.
- Dragon Blogger
- Deneil Merritt
- Blazing Minds
- Greg Ellison
- Extreme John (recap only, no income stats etc.)
- Michael Aulia
For more information about ApplePatio.com and why I started it, follow this link please: TechPatio launches new Apple related blog: ApplePatio.com.