I can’t believe I’ve survived four months of blogging. So let’s take a look back at the month of April and see how things fared for the blog. As usual, I’ll try to make this blog update post short, so that I can focus my time on writing actual content.
April in Brief
It’s been a steady month. No major changes, just some slow steady growth. As many of your know, I’m working on crushing the Yakezie challenge and am pleased to announce that this month my Alexa ranking dropped below 200K. Which is great. I’m not going to stop there! Let’s see how low this score can go! (lower is better)
Summer Blog Schedule
With summer almost here, I’d like to pretend that I actually have a life outside of work and blogging. Just play along with me, it’ll make me feel better.
I plan to keep the posting frequency the same, but expect my commenting (on my blog and other blogs) to be reduced. I need to cut back somewhere if I’m going to have enough time to actually enjoy the good weather while it’s around.
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For April, it appears that I’m averaging around 140 visits a day. Maybe a bit less.
April Page Views: Almost 9,502. It’s over 9,000! ….. What? 9,000?
Alexa Ranking: This blog has gone from 210,684 to 143,650. Lower is better, by the way. So I’m making progress!
MozRank: 3.85/10 (higher is better) – moved down. WTF?
PageRank: 0/10 (higher is better) – no change.
I remain clueless if these stats are good or bad for four months of blogging. I seem to be killing the Alexa Ranking. MozRank and PageRank are basically doing nothing. But I’m managing to pull in a lot more visits and pageviews, so I’m pretty happy that more people are discovering the blog and sticking around.
Expenses and Income
- $-28.00, The cost of the domain name registration.
- $-133.65, The cost of hosting.
- Total: $-161.65
- March: $12.50
- April: $25.24 (estimated – actual will be lower)
- Total: $12.50 + April
Google Adsense is a strange beast. It gives you bullshit estimated earnings and then lowers them down to final earnings.
I’ve also added an Amazon banner on the side which has yet to produce any income. But if you’re going to go buy anything though Amazon, click the link on my site first.
I’m thinking about adding a few more ad banners into the posts to see if that helps to improve my income.
Readers: If you like what you’ve seen so far, please follow the blog via RSS, email, or Twitter. If you have something you’d like me to write about, I take suggestions.