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 August blog stats and income report – I hope you find this helpful (you can find July’s report here)!
Ad income: 40.47 (BlogHer) +8.67 (Adsense) = 49.14
Affiliate income: 75
Sponsored campaigns: 50
Total August income: $174.14
Total August pageviews: 12,022
I knew that August would fall in both page views and income. I posted less in August and at least for me, that makes a difference. I thought it’d be fun to compare August 2015 versus August 2014 to see how much growth I experienced. As you can see below, I had just over 40% more page views this year than last August. However, what I think is probably most important is that the number of users (remember users are the people clicking over to the blog) has grown by over 50%. That means that more people are finding the blog and reading it. That’s an encouraging statistic to see.
In August, my top three posts were:
In August, my top three referral source for traffic were: 1) direct sources – meaning that folks typed in Eat Pray Run DC directly; 2) google searches and 3) Pinterest. This means that I’ll continue working on SEO and Pinterest. I have given myself a deadline of the end of the year to get a couple of things in place on the blog and I’m excited about them. I know I keep referencing exciting things, but they are really coming. I’m going to keep doing my blog stats and income reports on the blog because of the awesome feedback I received from y’all. However, I will be posting fewer blog tips on this blog. You will still see occasional blog tips as well as this mostly post, but starting sometime in early 2016, I’ll be moving most of my blog tips to a subscription list that will also contain some other fun things (i.e. it will not be an email just listing my blog posts – that’s what Bloglovin is for!).
Be sure to come back next month for September’s blog stats and income report!