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. 🙂
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 ‘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.
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. 🙂
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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