Wow 2011 just flew by didn’t it? It seems like only last week I was writing about my goals for 2011 back in January 2011 and now I am about to set out my goals for 2012. Subscribe To NewsletterSubscribe to my mailing list and gain access to the secrets that helped me earn over …

December 2011 Blog Income Report

Wow 2011 just flew by didn’t it? It seems like only last week I was writing about my goals for 2011 back in January 2011 and now I am about to set out my goals for 2012.

December was always going to be a slow month for me, not only does it mean less work being offered but I couldn’t devote as much time to writing due to getting ready and visiting people over the holidays. So I was expecting my income to be rather low.

Still I managed to publish 13 articles on this blog and I forfilled my writing obligations before I increase my fee. I was going to do that last month but thought I’d best wait until I got the current assignments out of the way first.

Page Impressions & Visitor Count

The unique visitor count for December stands at 3,516, which is a decrease of 258 from the month of November.

The page impression count for December stands at 6,516, which is a decrease of 312 from the month of November.

This means that each unique visitor looked at 1.85 pages.

My bounce rate has improved slightly from 70.48% to 67.89%.

– Although I have dropped in both unique traffic and page impressions I really can not grumble about it because I have taken way too much time off from this blog.

Show Me The Money!

Adbrite = $0.19 (-$0.19)
Clicksor = $0.62 (+$0.26)
ContextWeb (AdsDaq) = $1.02 (-$0.24)
Fidelity Media (AdJuggler) = $0.31 (-$0.14)
Passive Income = $17.01 (+$4.59)
Private Advertising – $5.00 (New)
Private Writing = $446.15 (+$36.15)
Reviews = $129.50 (-$78.87)
Smowtion = $0.29 (+$0.05)
TLA = $4.00 (Re-added)
UnderDog = $1.16 (+$0.88)

Total = $605.25 (-$28.69)

– I gave Clicksor another chance last month and they repaid me by displaying ads that redirected pretty much every time people visited for a couple of days until I removed them. They have been allowing this to happen for 7+ years, and they refuse to deal with it.

They have now lost me as a publisher.

– My slow phase out of Traffic Revenue is now complete, like Clicksor they were more than happy to turn a blind eye to redirecting ads and ads that installed malicious programs. I value my visitors to much to continue using them.

– Starting today I’m putting up my prices, I hope my Private Writing income doesn’t drop too low now. πŸ™‚

Top Five Search Terms

I like this part of the monthly income report. It is amazing how people find this blog on search engines.

1. most successful business ideas
2. unfollow non followers
3. november 2011 blog income report
4. my plans for the future
5. most successful businesses

– My favourite search term last month was β€˜hi, i’m dean dating’,

Popular Posts of the Month

1. 5 Ways to Enjoy Your Weekend Without Spending Any Money
2. Top 5 Most Successful Business Ideas in History
3. 5 Free Twitter Tools to Unfollow Non-Followers
4. November 2011 Blog Income Report
5. Pros and Cons of Social Media Marketing

5 Top Site Referrals

The top five sites that sent the most visitors to this blog.

1. weburlopener.com
2. webconfs.com
3. smuggecko.com
4. backlinkwatch.com
5. facebook.com

Top 10 Commenters

This is just my little way of saying thank you to the people who take the time to comment on this blog. Without you guys it would be just me rambling away. πŸ™‚

1. Business Loan (7)
2. Dimitri House (6)
3. tires (5)
4. Cheolsu (4)
5. fotografo matrimonio (4)
6. Lennart Heleander@Property Marbella (4)
7. Raj (4)
8. ebele (3)
9. Max (3)
10. CheapOair (2)

My Targets For January

Break 4,000 & 7,000 Traffic Barriers – I did not acheive this last month but I think if I get back into the swing of things then I should be able to break the 4,000 barrier for unique hits and 7,000 barrier for page impressions during January.

Lower My Bounce Rate – As I said last month my bounce rate is something I have never really bothered with but according to other more experienced bloggers it is something I should be looking to lower in the not too distant future. Apparently below 50% is the aim?

Increase Passive Writing – Although I am happy with the $17+ a month I roughly get I think I should push on with this and try and hit $20 a month. I’m going to start publishing one article a week to InfoBarrel and Hubpages.

Increase My Freelancing Fee – I said I would do it last month but I didn’t think it was quite the right time when I had a lot of asignments left to complete. Now I have finished them I shall increase my fee.

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About Dean Saliba

Dean Saliba is a freelance writer, music lover, professional blogger, media enthusiast, dirty football player and huge professional wrestling fan who covers a wide range of subjects and niches including, making money online, traffic generating, pro wrestling, blog reviews, football, how-to guides, music, internet marketing and more.

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10 comments

  1. Happy New Year, Dean!

    2011 definitely flew by for sure. Sorry to see the drops in your stats in December but like you said, it’s not too bad when taking into consideration that it was December, after all.

    Talking about Clicksor, you’re not the first person I’m hearing about being unsatisfied with them. A while back, another one of my associates was also telling us how he was unhappy with them.

    BTW, I’m glad to make it into the top-3 podium of commenters!

    -Jean
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    • And a happy New Year to you as well Jean, I hope 2012 is even more successful for you than 2011 was.

      I’ve been using Clicksor since around 2005 (when it was called something else) and they still refuse to do anything about ads that direct visitors to dodgy sites and ads that force visitors to download trojans and malware. Utter rubbish.

      Plenty of better ones around. πŸ™‚

  2. I wonder how you earned above 400$ through private writing, it shows how well you write valuable posts. I’m amazed with your overall earning. Wishing you more success ahead.

  3. I personally believe that you will cover the downfall.The main earning area of your income is private writing and reviews.Give more attention to others and success will be your.

  4. I’m sure that you will gain more then december in 2012 it might happen because of vacation time

  5. hi Dean,
    I like it when people set targets to reach; your targets are good and challenging to reach. Good luck and I follow your blog as usual.