Hi folks, I’m starting the monthly income and traffic report here on Bloggers Passion. In today’s post, I will be sharing how I’m going about traffic wise, how much I’m making from my blogs, what kind of activities I’m doing on Bloggers Passion and how much I’m spending to run my blogs successfully.
Traffic Report July 2012
In July month, I received 18810 visits, followed by page views of 32416, bounce rate was 74.15% and page views per visit is 1.72. I’m sharing July 2012 traffic overview and comparing it with June 2012 traffic. I’m aiming at improving my blog bounce rate to less than 70% and page views per visit to 2 plus in the coming months. I have already started working in this direction.
I noticed a 20% improvement in overall traffic on BP when compared with June 2012 overall traffic. Overall Page views improved by 25% and I noticed the similar kind of improvement in other metrics like bounce rate, unique visits and average time spent.
70% of traffic is coming from search engines, 14% traffic coming from referral websites and rest landing directly on my blog. Top referring websites for July month are StumbleUpon, Facebook, Digg, Twitter and Bloggingpro.com.
Content publishing and Guest Post Update
During July month, I published 32 blog posts on Bloggers Passion of which 15 are contributed by me and rest coming from guest bloggers. In this month I did 3 guest posts in total. They were published on WeBlogBetter, ZacJohnson.com WPKube.com.
- Ultimate Collection of SEO Plugins for WordPress Blogs
- Effective Link Building Methods Which Will Work in 2012
- 10 Helpful WordPress Plugins for Improving Readers Engagement on Your Blog
Here is the list of most popular blog posts for July 2012 which used to be the driving lots of traffic on my blog over the period of time:
- List of 100 plus blogs that accept guest posts
- Best 12 Money Making Alternatives to Google Adsense
- 5 Ways to Determine Traffic to a Website
- 10 Free Plagiarism Checker Websites
- How to Get Google SiteLinks for Your Website
Income Report for July 2012
Here is the breakdown of earning report for my blogs for the month of July. Some of links shared in this section are my affiliate link and I used to make earnings if someone buys a product or service using my affiliate link.
- Hostgator: $675 (Link)
- BlueHost: $370 (Link)
- ClickBank Affiliate Sale: $42.48
- Woo Themes: $30 (Link)
- Easy WP SEO: $74 (Link)
- Banner Advertisement and Paid Review: $220
- Google Adsense: $58
- Text Link Ads: $52 (Link)
July Expenses: $250
It includes getting content for my niche blogs and social media promotion services.
Net Profit in July 2012: $1271.48
So you can see majority of earnings coming from affiliate product selling and I’m less relying on traditional methods of making money like Google Adsense, Banner advertisements and paid reviews etc. I’m getting some text link and paid review requests. But I’m saying no to maximum of requests as they are coming from websites that are no way related to my own blog niche. I’m doing all these activities to be safer with Google latest updates.
Other Activities and Stats Worth Sharing
Apart from guest blogging, I started doing blog commenting on other blogs in blogging niche. I also started guest posting services and WordPress Installation services in the recent time on Bloggers Passion.
Alexa rankings for Bloggers Passion is 21000 (Approx) and its home page PR is 3. So far 549 posts are published in total and 3180 quality comments published so far. Fans count for my Facebook page is 2269. I recently added a new cover for my Fan page. In the coming days, I’m thinking of starting special promotion to attract fans to my Facebook page.
On the development part, I moved from WP Super Cache plugin to W3 Total Cache plugin. W3 Total Cache looks to be much better than WP Super Cache. You can read my WP Super Cache and W3 Total Cache comparison post from here. Soon I will be getting a new logo for Bloggers Passion.