Welcome to my monthly series where I share my blog stats and income with you. I was inspired to do this because I know of some bigger bloggers (like Pinch of Yum) who share their blog stats and income but I really didn’t see any smaller bloggers (like me! and maybe you!) who do so. I figured if I was looking for something like this, others might be as well, so I decided that I’d start sharing my monthly stats and income. Here’s my July blog stats and income report – I hope you find this helpful (you can find June’s report here)!
Ad income: 34 (BlogHer) +8.17 (Adsense) = 46.17
Affiliate income: 75
Sponsored campaigns: 350
Total July income: $471.17
Total July pageviews: 15,266
As I suspected, July was a bit of an upswing from June. I had some posts take off (read on to hear about my most popular posts in July) and also received some sponsored posts payments for a high income for the month. I posted 20 blog posts in July (as opposed to 15 counting this one in August) and I do find a correlation between posting frequency and views.
In July, my top three posts were:
- An interview with local radio personality Sarah Fraser on body image.
- Five health trends I’m just not into – yep, Crossfit made the list.
- My announcement that I’m going back to Richmond this fall to race the half marathon.
My biggest referrers in July were organic searches (yay, SEO!), Facebook and Pinterest. I’ve been sharing most of my blog posts on my personal Facebook page and that has helped to get more of my friends who might not follow my blog but might be interested in a post or two to check it out. July was when I switched from posting 5 days a week to posting 3/4 and so my traffic does start to die down a bit towards the end of the month. August is so far a bit down from July both in page views but also in income. I’m still hoping to get some fun things in place here on the blog before the year is out. However, with my travel, work ramping up and general life stuff, I’ve been a bit overwhelmed and when that happens the thing that has to give is blog improvements. I am hoping I can take a couple of days over the next month or so and devote it to blog stuff – wouldn’t that be the dream!
Be sure to come back next month for August’s blog stats and income report!
What is your biggest traffic referrer?