September 2010: Blog Summary & Income Report

Welcome to another income report & traffic summary for – as usual, we’re putting all the cards on the table for you to enjoy/laugh at them πŸ™‚

September was a quiet month in terms of content being produced, but let’s have a look at the numbers below anyway…

September ’10

Aug ’10

July ’10

June ’10

Visits: 28,464 28,948 17,465 9,317
Pageviews: 38,473 40,673 23,610 12,661
Pages/visit 1.35 1.41 1.35 1.36
Bounce rate: 76% 74% 76% 79%
Avg. time on site: 0:48 0:59 0:51 0:54
New visits: 92% 93% 92% 90%
Blog comments: 315 245 129 108
Traffic Sources
Direct traffic: 9% 9% 11% 13%
Search engines: 59% 55% 60% 69%
Referring sites: 30% 34% 27% 17%
Other: 2% 2% 2% 1%
Google Adsense: $76 $47 $31 $18
MyLikes: $1 $1 $0 $10.87
Ebuzzing: €40 €40 €60 €0
ReviewMe: $10 $20 $20 $0
Amazon: $0 $3 $11 $7
Sponsored Reviews: $0 $70 $90 $30
Sponsored Tweets: $1.19 $0 $0 $1.19
TweetAdder: $0 $94 $37 $0
NewsHosting and
$0 $0 $30 $0
Thesis $0 $25 $0 $0
Direct ads/reviews: $10 $40 $175 $10
PayPerPost: $20 n/a n/a n/a
Kontera: $2.73 n/a n/a n/a
Infolinks: $1.83 n/a n/a n/a
TOTAL: $168 $351 $475 $77.06

Conclusion: September ’10

As mentioned in the beginning, September was a quiet month for TechPatio in terms of content producing. But on the bright side, TechPatio now has one more writer on board, Emily, who already wrote three great articles:

Six great guest articles was published in September from various guest authors:

Traffic in September was good, largely thanks to Caroline Wozniacki Breasts which continues to be a popular article on Google, but only when Wozniacki are playing in tournaments that the Americans tend to watch. If she wins her next two tennis matches, she’s looking to be the number #1 female tennis player in the world – not bad!

TechPatio also received a John Chow dot Com review on September 24th. Usually such a review is $500 but I got it as part of a Become a Blogger package over a year ago. Unfortunately it turns out that the John Chow readers are not really interested in TechPatio or the niche in general – only 47 visits came from in September, according to Google Analytics. Oh well.

Money was okay, around $168 in total for very little work. We continue to test out Infolinks vs Kontera for in-text contextual advertising. Stay tuned for the results.

Top 5 Most Viewed Posts: September

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

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

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

24 thoughts on “September 2010: Blog Summary & Income Report”

  1. Good stuff, Klaus. But wasn’t your review from John “Cow”, since that’s where I read it, or was that a different one?

    • Hi Mitch. Nope it was from the real John Chow. The “Cow” is probably just a copycat or a scraper. I did receive a bunch of Google notifications for “techpatio” the days after John Chow published my review, where the review was copied to other sites.

      • Nope, you’re correct, it was Chow’s blog. It looked different, so I thought I was somewhere else. Great deal, no matter what.

  2. Why do people still use Infolinks? Nothing annoys me so much as those things (well, Popup Dumbestnation 2.0 is worse, but not by far). I mean I’d understand it if it was bringing $1000 a month.. but for $2? There probably would be readers ready to pay $2 just to not see InfoLinks πŸ™‚

    • LOL! That’s why I don’t put infolinks in all my blog posts. But, if someone would pay me $2 bucks a month just to not use infolinks, I’ll gladly do it. πŸ™‚

      As for John Chow, I rarely visit there anymore. Not much really new content there now.

  3. Wow!
    I really envy you.
    How i wish i could just reach 5% of your level.

    I hope i could make some out of this newbie blog of mine too.


  4. I have to say I’m surprised how little income is generated using Adsense on The top ad block is pretty much in your face but doesn’t seem to generate many clicks. Have you experimented with different ad positions?

      • Hi Klause, I don’t.
        But based on the number of visits the and the corresponding adsense earnings I assumed tehpatio doesn’t have a very high click trough rate on the adsense ads.

        • Yeah, but AdSense performs very different on different sites. The kind of visitors I may get from search engines are probably not as likely to click AdSense ads as other searchers. I have a few other sites where AdSense CTR is much better but it’s a completely different niche as well.

          • Thanx for the feedback. Niche, content type and target audience can definitely make a huge difference on your adsense earnings.

  5. this is a great break down of you income and is a great way to know what is working and what is kind of working. You are doing a great Job

  6. There is a nice uptrend. Guests are doing well, so you are. What are you thoughts on affiliates, I don’t see you joined an affiliate, do you?

  7. I’m not shocked about the traffic you got from John Chow. His blog focus on making money online and making money blogging. Not so much into tech stuff.


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