October 2010: Blog Summary & Income Report

Well, hello there! It’s November – that means another month just went by and that also means it’s yet again time to spill all the TechPatio beans to let you all know how many visitors arrived here last month and how much money were made as well. I knew beforehand that October wouldn’t bring in a ton of traffic but I’m still somewhat satisfied and confident that November will be even better (in terms of visitors, not income).

Here are the numbers…

October ’10

Sep ’10

Aug ’10

July ’10

Visits: 23,681 28,464 28,948 17,465
Pageviews: 31,638 38,473 40,673 23,610
Pages/visit 1.34 1.35 1.41 1.35
Bounce rate: 77% 76% 74% 76%
Avg. time on site: 0:50 0:48 0:59 0:51
New visits: 92% 92% 93% 92%
Blog comments: 244 315 245 129
Traffic Sources
Direct traffic: 11% 9% 9% 11%
Search engines: 59% 59% 55% 60%
Referring sites: 28% 30% 34% 27%
Other: 2% 2% 2% 2%
Google Adsense: $45 $76 $47 $31
MyLikes: $0 $1 $1 $0
Ebuzzing: £40 €40 €40 €60
ReviewMe: $0 $10 $20 $20
Amazon: $18 $0 $3 $11
Sponsored Reviews: $0 $0 $70 $90
Sponsored Tweets: $1 $1.19 $0 $0
TweetAdder: $0 $0 $94 $37
NewsHosting and
$0 $0 $0 $30
Thesis $0 $0 $25 $0
Direct ads/reviews: $300 $10 $40 $175
PayPerPost: $0 $20 n/a n/a
Kontera: $1.66 $2.73 n/a n/a
Infolinks: $1.30 $1.83 n/a n/a
ClickBank: $52 $0 $0 $0
TOTAL: $481 $168 $351 $475

Conclusion: October ’10

As expected, October was a bit more quiet in terms of traffic, but it was very good with regards to income. That’s the thing with affiliate products on this level, sometimes just a few purchases in any given month will make a huge difference. If you sell many affiliate products, one or two sales will not make that big of a difference.

I’ve basically stopped using MyLikes, not because they suck, but I don’t see that many interesting offers anymore. The same with Sponsored Tweets. If I receive an offer that I like, I’ll take it, otherwise I don’t go looking for ads to tweet. It’s nice to finally see a ClickBank sale again!

Also, I’ve made a comeback to Infolinks and Kontera. I blogged about my Infolinks vs Kontera split test a month ago where Infolinks were my biggest earner, but now that I’ve been using both for over a month, I’ve come to the conclusion that I want to focus on Kontera for now. More about in a future blog post. Stay tuned.

Media Guide Internet Data (mgid.com) has been added as a partner and bought in a good amount of traffic in October. They work by displaying other posts on your site, it’s the 8 thumbnails you see behind the posts that comes from mgid.com. When you click on any of them, it counts as a “hit” and then I’ll get a hit back from another site, eventually. Well, more or less. I don’t find them too obtrusive and many of them are also rather interesting – so check’em out, just below this post 🙂

Top 5 Most Viewed Posts: October

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. Google Street View – More Funny Pictures (Part 1 of 2)
  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!

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!

23 thoughts on “October 2010: Blog Summary & Income Report”

  1. That’s pretty cool to give us the break down on the income like this. You don’t see too many blogs doing it anymore.

    • Hi Steve. I guess it depends on the blogger whether they do it or not. Some might have “crossed the line” for what they’re prepared to give out to the public in terms of traffic and/or income. I’m not there though, yet 🙂

    • Yes, that’s the theory Rob, but it wouldn’t work for me in real life as I would never find the time to do it, unfortunately….

      • Klaus,

        I understand. I currently own FOUR sites. I never touch my first and oldest site, which is a static HTML+PHP site, hand coded. I also have three sites using WordPress as the CMS and trying to keep them all fresh, relevant and updated is well, 3 times the work of one site!

        But, I have found that it’s much easier to rank for competitive KWs with a very focused site based on a single KW.

        For example, this site atlantatownhomeinfo.com is very young, has no PR and not many backlinks.

        It already ranks on page one of Google for Atlanta Townhome and Atlanta Townhomes and generates 3-5 leads a week.

        In my industry, it only takes one.

        Thus, the multiple site route.

  2. I think that I ah going to try mylikes but I don’t know if I could find campaign from them that would fit my entertainment blog.

    Nice income stats.

  3. Daaang, really nice man – such relative short amount of time and already rockin’ it!

    Really makes me want to get up more direct ads on a few of my other blogs – guess I have some work to do 🙂

  4. made good money this month , direct ads and reviews made you good money this month …. and i came to know about this ebuzzing

      • I should be more active in contacting advertisers.. as for Clickbank, I’m always surprised how people can get referral out of their products. I’m just not good at promoting them

  5. You are rocking the Direct Ads/Reviews income in October. With Infolinks and Kontera having such low income they only server to pull traffic away from AdSense clicks and work against AdSense in my opinion, I would dump em. Anything that doesn’t earn more than $5 a month at least on my blogs I don’t keep in the way of ad blocks or link ads.

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