November 2010: Blog Summary & Income Report

by Klaus on December 5, 2010

in Announcements, Make Money

We’re almost a week into December so I hope you’re all close to getting in the Christmas spirit now that the holidays are closing in on us.

So, November has ended and it’s time to wrap-up and see what November brought to in terms of visitors and income.

Here are the numbers…

November ’10

Oct ’10

Sep ’10

Aug ’10

Visits: 25,554 23,681 28,464 28,948
Pageviews: 33,515 31,638 38,473 40,673
Pages/visit 1.31 1.34 1.35 1.41
Bounce rate: 78% 77% 76% 74%
Avg. time on site: 0:50 0:50 0:48 0:59
New visits: 92% 92% 92% 93%
Blog comments: 263 244 315 245
Traffic Sources
Direct traffic: 12% 11% 9% 9%
Search engines: 61% 59% 59% 55%
Referring sites: 25% 28% 30% 34%
Other: 2% 2% 2% 2%
Google Adsense: $51 $45 $76 $47
MyLikes: $0 $0 $1 $1
Ebuzzing: £120 £40 €40 €40
ReviewMe: $0 $0 $10 $20
Amazon: $34 $18 $0 $3
Sponsored Reviews: $45 $0 $0 $70
Sponsored Tweets: $1.19 $1 $1.19 $0
TweetAdder: $0 $0 $0 $94
NewsHosting and
$30 $0 $0 $0
Thesis $0 $0 $0 $25
Direct ads/reviews: $100 $300 $10 $40
PayPerPost: $0 $0 $20 n/a
Kontera: $5.83 $1.66 $2.73 n/a
Infolinks: $0.63 $1.30 $1.83 n/a
ClickBank: $0 $52 $0 $0
TOTAL: $452 $481 $168 $351

Conclusion: November ’10

In the last income report (October) I said that I was sure November would bring in more visitors but less income. I was right, but not by much. Now let me make another prediction, December will be much lower both in terms of visitors and income. Personally, I won’t have much time to visit blogs with Christmas just around the corner nor will I have much time to update this one. So whatever income will come in December, will probably be from Google AdSense – and hopefully some Amazon sales for Christmas presents 🙂

Top 5 Most Viewed Posts: November

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

  1. HTC Desire HD vs HTC Mozart – Froyo vs WP7
  2. Aperture 3 Performance Fix – Make Slow Aperture Run Faster
  3. Funny Pictures: Google Street View Launched In Denmark
  4. Top 10 Gadgets I Want For Christmas – And Maybe You Would Too? [2010]
  5. Gmail Tip: Trick Gmail Into Checking Your POP3 Accounts Often

If you’re a blogger/webmaster – how was last month for you? Leave a comment below & get a free do-follow* link back to your site!

I reserve the right to “no-follow” links if your site is not yet indexed in Google or if your site seems questionable or just an attempt to spam. In almost all cases, a real comment from a real human being will get a do-follow link, unless you enter keywords instead of your name, which is not allowed!


{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Rob McCance December 5, 2010 at 16:50

Not bad.

You need a product that’s yours. Or a product that you can resell for like a 30-50%margin. Or both.

That will ramp you into the thousands.

Klaus December 6, 2010 at 17:52

Yes but it’s not easy to make a product for a blog like this…

Rob McCance December 6, 2010 at 17:57

Believe me, I know. If it were only so easy.

Great blog though. As you can tell, I like it and have become a regular. I like how it has a nice spread of topics, all lightly linked under the “technical” umbrella.

A lot of sites that specialize in any one area, like photography, mobile phones, Apple, etc., etc., are too narrow and become boring quite quickly.

I know going wide is more work and requires more expertise but you are managing to hold it together quite well.

How old is this site?

Thanks, Rob in Atlanta

Klaus December 6, 2010 at 18:25

Yeah it’s nice to see you coming back every now and then.

I don’t think there’s any question that if seen from a money standpoint, a narrow approach is the way to go. But that’s really not what I want to do. It easily becomes “work” rather than “enjoy” if you have to stick within a very narrow topic and I’ll be unable to share my content with the world in other topics, unless I open more blogs which means more work and more maintenance, so no thanks. I’m keeping this blog the way it is (for now) so people who will read it are likely to be people with the same interests as me (Apple, photography, general web stuff).

This site was launched Summer 2009.

Rob McCance December 6, 2010 at 22:35

I know what you mean. I have three sites right now and my overwhelming thought at the moment is the drop the two smaller ones, move their content to the main one and redirect everything.

Just not looking forward to it.

Mitch December 5, 2010 at 16:52

That’s still a very good month, Klaus. I mean, you’re on point to averaging $5,000 a month online; that’s not shabby. Not where you want to be, but way ahead of the game; congrats.

Klaus December 6, 2010 at 17:53

$5,000? I wish 🙂 But $500, yeah, it’s getting close.

Mitch December 6, 2010 at 17:58

You know, I was thinking “year” and still typed “month”; ugh! lol

Klaus December 6, 2010 at 18:25

Who cares, I’ll have to make do with $5,000 a month then, just to satisfy you 😀

Mitch December 6, 2010 at 18:31

Yeah, you do that for me… slacker! lol

GB December 6, 2010 at 00:08

Not bad obviously. It seems that you are trying to make money with affiliate programs, such as Amazon, is it easy or difficult?

Klaus December 6, 2010 at 17:54

I find it difficult, regarding Amazon. People usually don’t come to my blog in a “buying mood” but because they’re searching for solutions on google or to read whatever I write.

[email protected] India December 6, 2010 at 05:35

Wow, that is quite good income that you are getting from your blog in the sense that more than half of the bloggers do not even earn that much

Cole Stan December 6, 2010 at 10:10

$452 is not bad at all, especially when it comes from one sinle blog/source!

Klaus December 6, 2010 at 17:54

Yep, I’m also satisfied. Thanks for stopping by, Cole 🙂

Paul/ Entertainment tonight December 6, 2010 at 11:43

Another great month for you.

Do you have other blog where you are getting your income from?

Klaus December 6, 2010 at 17:55

Thanks. I have more sites but the income listed here, is only for this blog.

kbharath December 7, 2010 at 14:35

Great income mate. i wish that you reach your target soon.

Michael Aulia December 8, 2010 at 04:09

Yeah I’ve been getting quite a lot of sales recently from Amazon. Guess it’s time to rack up those affiliate earnings for Christmas!

Good to see your visitors are slowly building up again

Joy Parks December 10, 2010 at 15:24

Its nice of you sharing your income as not many blogs do that. Probably because the earnings are not as high as what you are getting here. I wish you more success in the future! Thanks.

Abhi December 10, 2010 at 19:46

I have just started my blog last month.So lets see how the coming month goes.Till now I have just few $
Your income report is great.

claire December 13, 2010 at 19:02

Thanks for sharing. But I’m just worried that sharing your adsense income earnings is against TOS. Just a heads up.

Klaus December 13, 2010 at 21:35

I doubt it. I’m not showing any screensots or anything. In fact, I could be lying about the numbers 🙂

Actually, I just checked – it says:
“However, You may accurately disclose the amount of Google’s gross payments to You pursuant to the Program.”
it’s in section 7:

Shane Ryans December 17, 2010 at 16:34

I would say that you are probably right about December but only because it is the holiday season. It is always interesting to see how I am doing compared to others.

Rajesh Chaukwale December 21, 2010 at 16:49

This seems to be a nice income. Hope you reach $500 very soon. And I agree with one of the comments above “Not even half of the bloggers earn this much!!!”
All the best.

Cole Stan January 3, 2011 at 09:40

Looks like you had a great improvement this November. I can’t wait for the result of your blog earnings by december. I am pretty sure you did far more greater than this earning. I thought it was not allowed to have both Google Adsense and Infolinks? I just read about it in the other blog, would you mind confirming or disapproving on it?

DJ ARIF January 5, 2011 at 12:15

Not a bad earning at all!!


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