April 2011: Blog Summary & Income Report

Good day, everybody. We’re in the middle of May, so I’m quite late with blog summary & income report for April, I must admit. Sorry about that, but better late than never, right?

So, here you go…

April ’11

Visits: 36,094
Pageviews: 45,400
Pages/visit 1.26
Bounce rate: 83%
Avg. time on site: 00:00:34
New visits: 94%
Traffic Sources
Direct traffic: 9%
Search engines: 44%
Referring sites: 46%
Other: 1%
Google Adsense: $96
Ebuzzing: £40
Amazon: $48
TweetAdder $27.50
Zaparena $3.50
Direct ads/reviews: $220
Kontera: $16.25
Craft & Vision: $3.60
TOTAL: $479.85

Conclusion: April ’11

Visits went up 24% compared to March, pageviews up 22% and income up almost 10%, so bottom line, I’m happy with the April performance. I was, by the way, also away on vacation for a few weeks during April, so a BIG THANKS goes out to all the guest posters on TechPatio which helped keep the site “alive” while I was away and couldn’t do my regular updates.

April 2011 guest articles submitted:

Top 5 Most Viewed Posts: April ’11

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. Funny Pictures: Google Street View Launched In Denmark
  2. New Cookie law might require users to “opt-in” on Danish websites
  3. Aperture 3 Performance Fix – Make Slow Aperture Run Faster
  4. Barclaycard “Balance Transfer Sale” 2011
  5. Caroline Wozniacki Breasts

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 via CommentLuv!

Do-follow links on the “name field” has been removed due to heavy abuse recently. People doesn’t seem to respect I’m asking them to use their name and not keywords. So from now on, only CommentLuv links are do-follow, that way real bloggers will be able to benefit from do-follow and not having to share “link juice” with people who think their name are keywords.

27 thoughts on “April 2011: Blog Summary & Income Report”

  1. Thank you Klaus, I’m so happy that your back, and your doing good as well, Congratulations for this blog summary income report. you’re really good at all,.keep on forward.:)

    • Thanks niki.

      Regarding MGID (and other sites, like Zaparena), please check this out:

      So there shouldn’t be any problems.

      • Well there’s a debate on this – some say okay, some not sure, some say don’t.

        I took out mine 🙁 just in case as AdSense has been one of my primary income sources

      • dude that comment was made to popularize Zaparena dude and the person is from Zaparena team … read this

        what you are going to say about this ??

        • Yes I know it was made by Zaparena but his points are still valid. The link you posted has the same misunderstanding as I used to have, but consider that none of the visitors are incentivized to click on the links. They don’t get paid or anything for doing it. If I was using Google AdWords to advertise for my blog then it would be the same thing, as my “ad” would show up with an image and a link on a network or other sites – and people who are interested, will click on it. The same with MGID/Zaparena etc., my “ad” shows up on a network and people who are interested in that ad (article) will click on it. It’s not an automated process and the end-user is not paid to do it, so there’s no incentive for him to click, other than being interested in the link (targeted traffic).

  2. I only earned just over $20 in adsense but then I only had about 3000 visits so I reckon I did pretty well considering. My bounce rate was 66% so at least I beat you in something 😀

    • I think your niche and target-readers are important when it comes to bounce rate. Most of my popular articles are “one timers”, they solve a problem so that’s why the visitors come to read it, and when the problem is solved, they move on. But that’s life 🙂

  3. Hey Klaus, nice income. Now I’m learning how to make money online and your post is very inspirational for me, thanks.

  4. Congratulations on your achievement Klaus! Honestly, this is the first brief income report I’ve seen. It is indeed a summary. Other blog owners include some explanations how they gained their numbers. Still, I appreciate this report so much and I hope for your continuous earning! I also checked on the guest posts and they are really great!

  5. Wonderful stats….. I am inspired by your blog stats !! BTW my blog was able to draw 13K visits last month

  6. Some great stats there, and a nice healthy income from your blog. Must admit I was very surprised to see AdSense at the top though!

  7. Just really wanted to say that I’m surprised your not making more with the site. The content is awesome and it appears to be monetized quite well.

    Whats your CTR on your adsense ads?

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  11. Hey Klaus,

    I think it is pretty awesome that you post all of your stats up to give people a realistic idea of what kind of earnings can be generated by a blog. My site is for my business and I use it to let people know about my service, but I have been wanting to start a personal blog for quite a while now. I love the idea of being able to share personal experiences, funny stories, just random thoughts and then interact with others in the community. I have been able to do this somewhat, but having a blog that mainly focuses on debt, and debt relief scams is not really something that can generate a group of regular followers around it. At least not that easily.

  12. Guest blogging is really one of the best way I came across with. I have found an increase in traffic and even interaction in my websites. I have found the Alexa of all those websites less then 25000 after interval of a time.


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