Welcome to my second post in a new monthly series where I will share my blog income and stats with you. I was inspired to do this because I know of some bigger bloggers (like Pinch of Yum) who share their income and stats 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 that I wasn’t willing to publish myself that was pretty messed up so decided that I’d start sharing my monthly stats and income.
As I mentioned in last month’s post, I was concerned that I wouldn’t hold on to my new readers – September was a huge uptick in traffic for me and most of my new pageviews were coming from my post about cold weather running. That post has continued to be my number one post of all time and has now been pinned over 10k times on Pinterest. For me, that represents a HUGE number and I’m kind of still astonished at the reach of that post (and glad I thought about what to do with a viral post!). It turns out, I had nothing to worry about in terms of keeping my numbers high. October was a crazy good month for me in terms of numbers and I thought I’d just share a couple images with you from google analytics – my October stats plus a September / October comparison graph with you all – don’t worry I’ll break it down as well.
Okay, so in this first picture you can see that my pageviews went WAY up in October. Like 38k up. I know, it’s crazy and if I didn’t see it with my own eyes, I wouldn’t believe it. But, it happened and it’s pretty cool. What’s really interesting to me is that people are visiting more than one page – I wonder if that has to do with my new blog design (which has snippets on posts, but not the full post). I’m guessing it does. (click the image for better readability)
Here, is the comparison between September and October. I had 148% more pageviews in October, which means that people were definitely sticking around this month. I had a bigger number of people visiting and then when those people visited, they stuck around more. Which is pretty awesome! (click the image for better readability)
Now, on to income. I received exactly zero dollars this month. That number is a bit misleading. I earned $11 from BlogHer ads and $12 in Google Adsense ads but I haven’t received that income yet. I also have a sponsored post payment pending that should come in this month, but I’m not going to count that yet. I said last month that I would not list income until it comes in – I think I’m going to switch that and list ad income in the month it’s earned and sponsored post, etc. income in the month in comes in. So with that, here’s the summary of my stats for the month of October:
I’m excited that my blog continues to grow and I’m hopeful this upward swing will continue.
Do you use Google Analytics to track your blog stats? Also, if you are in US – please GO VOTE!