August 2010: Blog Summary & Income Report

A new month has arrived and that means it’s time to look back and see how August went for in terms of traffic and money. I was on a two week vacation in August so I didn’t really have much time to write content and do the usual marketing, but thanks to a bunch of guest authors I was at least able to keep new content coming in at a steady rate while being away.

Let’s take a look at the numbers below…

August ’10

July ’10

June ’10

May ’10

Visits: 28,948 17,465 9,317 9,201
Pageviews: 40,673 23,610 12,661 12,889
Pages/visit 1.41 1.35 1.36 1,40
Bounce rate: 74% 76% 79% 77%
Avg. time on site: 0:59 0:51 0:54 0:56
New visits: 93% 92% 90% 91%
Blog comments: 245 129 108 103
Traffic Sources
Direct traffic: 9% 11% 13% 12%
Search engines: 55% 60% 69% 71%
Referring sites: 34% 27% 17% 16%
Other: 2% 2% 1% 1%
Google Adsense: $47 $31 $18 $15
MyLikes: $1 $0 $10.87 $14
Ebuzzing: €40 €60 €0 €0
ReviewMe: $20 $20 $0 $0
Amazon: $3 $11 $7 $7
Sponsored Reviews: $70 $90 $30 $0
Sponsored Tweets: $0 $0 $1.19 $0
TweetAdder: $94 $37 $0 $0
NewsHosting and
$0 $30 $0 $0
Thesis $25 $0 $0 $0
Direct ads/reviews: $40 $175 $10 $20
TOTAL: $351 $475 $77.06 $56

Conclusion: August ’10

It’s amazing to see Google AdSense finally picking up just a little bit, almost $50 in August. The secret? Optimization and traffic, traffic and traffic! I’ve spent some time working with channels, placements, ad types etc., and so far I can tell that having a 336×280 text ad in the upper left corner of my posts (below the headline) has made as much money as a 160×600 image skyscraper in the right sidebar, with only half as many impressions.

It’s also nice to see a Thesis sale. I don’t advertise much for Thesis because my audience is not really “bloggers looking to buy a new theme”, so it’s nice to see that when another blogger finally decides to purchase Thesis and benefit from the fantastic built-in SEO of Thesis or upgrade Thesis from a personal license to a developer in order to use it on multiple sites, that they use my Thesis link to do so. Thanks, you! 🙂

I’ve also just signed up for because I want to try and sell some ad spots. There’s a 468×60 ad spot available in the header, upper right corner. And also a 160x600px skyscraper ad spot in the right column. They are $10/month each, so it’s really a bargain – click here for more information and to buy or contact me for any questions.

Oh, yeah, I almost forgot. Traffic was good in August too. A new record!! I don’t know if the same will happen in September but I’m confident of at least 30,000 pageviews.

Top 5 Most Viewed Posts: August

Below you’ll find top 5 most viewed posts in August. When a post has been published doesn’t matter, it’s how many views each of them have had in August. Here they are:

  1. Google Street View – More Funny Pictures (Part 1 of 2)
  2. Caroline Wozniacki Breasts
  3. Google Street View – More Funny Pictures (Part 2 of 2)
  4. Aperture 3 Performance Fix – Make Slow Aperture Run Faster
  5. Gmail Tip: Trick Gmail Into Checking Your POP3 Accounts Often

If you’re a blogger/webmaster – how was August for you? Leave a comment below!

32 thoughts on “August 2010: Blog Summary & Income Report”

  1. Fantastic traffic stats you’ve pulled in August!

    Thanks also for sharing your revenue; really helps to see regular bloggers making money with what they do instead of the usual “I made $1mil this month!” from people that have ad budgets out the rear.

    Keep up the great work! 🙂

  2. Thanks for sharing your revenues I wish more bloggers would share this information it really gives a chance to gauge where you stack up, as well to see what is working for bloggers and what is not. Kudos to you for putting it out there for all to see.

    • Hello Danny. You’re welcome, I’m glad to be able to “show off” what is possible and what I have achieved. I actually thought about stop doing these reports but I think I’m going to continue a little longer.

      See you soon for more comments I hope 🙂

    • yup , agree , it give you the idea , how mcuh one can make , with a given traffic , and ways to monetize it . Adsense is the best i must say , but tehre must be alternatives . I am trying to meet tribal fusion initial requirements ….

  3. Your traffic is increasing a lot that is very cool and I wish my monthly income from my website will give me 100+ club every month. I need to work harder it looks like. Keep up the great work. Thanks Greg Ellison

    • Greg, I have no doubt in my mind that you’ll be able to break through $100/month soon, you’re already very close to it. So just keep up the great work and always try to optimize and get better – and I’m also looking forward to seeing some more videos from your new videocam!

      By the way, I’ll send you an e-mail, cause I have a little question for you.

  4. Awesome stats bro. $351 is not at all a bad earning for a blog with alexa rank 110K. Hope you will earn more in the following month. All the best

    • I hope so too, Sathish. But I’m not too confident on income possiblites for September (for my blog). We’ll see how it goes.

      Thanks for your comment!

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  6. Awesome month, Klaus! I’m still waiting for my AdSense figure before I can finalize my earnings and make a post about the traffic/income for last month!

    • Thanks Michael. I’m looking forward to seeing your report as well, your traffic stats always impress me (and income too!).

  7. Not to bad, August was a great month for you concerning revenue and traffic. I made around the same amount from various streams, but I know I could of done so much better if I tried harder.

    All you have to do is keep going and your stats and revenue will increase.

    • Thanks George. It’s going to be hard for me to increase the 40,000 pageviews I think, but I’m hoping that my guest post on your blog later this month, will throw some traffic my way 😉

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  9. I have just taken your advice and put the Google ads top left within the posts. I can see that this makes them more ‘involved’ – so here is me hoping for a dramatic increase in clicks.


    • Hi David, nice to see you over here 🙂 While there’s no guarantee when it comes to ad types and placements, a big ad spot just below the header is a placement that I see very often on many blogs and I’ve heard in several places that it works really well – so I decided to try it out and by using AdSense channels, I can see that it does indeed work very well for me too.

      I hope you’ll see similar, or even better, results 🙂

    • Hopefully it means that all the bloggers out there will begin to trust me so they will buy all my products, right? 😀 Hope to see you again soon!

  10. I love it when they share their income and trafic report . You got a steep rise in July and Aug , but July made more money … Need to work on Bounce Rate … 70+ is not good

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    • To start out with, it would be nice if you didn’t ignore this message in my comment area and stopped using “article submissions” as your name 🙂

      Use a REAL NAME – not keywords!


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