So it’s been a long time since I have done this one here so I will be writing one now. The reasons why I don’t do the usual monthly recap are: 1) my blog isn’t really wrecking high revenue numbers, 2) I don’t have the time to do this. But now I have the time so I just thought I would put an effort to do a recap of what has happened the past month. So here it is without much further fluff:
Traffic & Growth Related Details
- Alexa Rank – 144,726
- Technorati – 55,363
- Average Uniques – 220
- Average Pageviews – 620
- RSS – 150
- Pagerank – 0
The blog stat-wise has actually declined from almost everything except feed subscribers. I’ve been working so hard on getting returning visitors by forum interaction and commenting around. The pageviews is more than 2 times of what the average unique visitor is. Maybe it’s because of some folks who keep refreshing the page because they are waiting for a new post, LOL> 🙂 As usual, Pagerank is still 0 as I just implemented the canonicalization thing last month and I am hoping that it would get something on the next update.
Blog Revenue Details
- Text, Sponsored Links – $30
- 125X125 Banner Sponsorship – $80
- 468X60 – $50
- Paid Reviews – $50
As usual the blog almost had a sold out advertising spot (despite me refusing to
use OIO). The text links are so cheap ($5) that a lot of dudes on digitalpoint forum don’t even ask for stats. 🙂 The popular banners at the sidebar is sold out as well. The premium banner at the top has 2 rotations each up for $25 and fortunately it’s taken also (thanks to the reverse funnel guys, 😉 ). I got 2 paid reviews this month and I gave discount on that one. Yes, I give discounts! The economy is tough so I understand that a lot of marketers are skeptic to spend. As much as possible, I give them 10-50% on the first month so they could decide whether the exposure fits well. Don’t be a moron dude, don’t sell your ad spot for $40/month if your Alexa is over 500,000 and you just get 1-2 comments per post.
As this blog is relatively small, I don’t spend much expenses here more than just the hosting and the flip-flops I use while typing here. 🙂 Unfortunately I have 5-6 other websites that aren’t making any revenue as of now so the income is good to cover up other expenses from failed investments startup investments.
What’s up this April & May?
Well I have done a couple of guest posts on different types of blogs w/different types of audience. I conclude it’s doing good actually because it kept my traffic steady while my blog is in lull. I still have about 5 more guest posts to issue so just look around me on other blogs. Also, you may want to greet me. 🙂 April 21 is going to be my 18th birthday and I am planning to hold a small but very nice contest here in Melvin Blog wherein everyone can almost win! Watch out for that! Anyway if you would like to send me something, like a car or a yacht just use a contact form. But don’t worry I accept small gifts like shirts, usb drives, steaks or any tangibles. LOL, just joking. You’re presence is more than enough!