Traffic & Income Report for December 2014

Vector financial business planWelcome to my 10th Traffic & Income Report for the month of December 2014. This has been an awesome month and hard work has definitely paid off. You’ll notice a jump in every report compared to last month November 2014. I started utilizing what I’ve learned over the last 6 months tweaking my traffic and content strategy. Much of the increase can be attributed to organic traffic through Google. Publishing new content on my blog for December 2014 was very low however I started to utilize my relationships with influential bloggers to increase guest blogging opportunities. Next, I have some case studies in action that has slowed down my overall personal blogging for RankTactics.com. The plan is once I have completed the case studies, I’ll have an influx of content posted regularly.

It’s been a good month with higher profits, traffic and organic rankings. I’m just happy my effort is beginning to pay off and I continue to learn cool things along the way. This is obviously the end of 2014 and I’m proud at the progress I’ve made along the way.

Let’s get started…

Content Created December 2014

December 2014 was a slow month for publishing content however I did start some cool new projects which I’ll publish in February 2014. I’m focusing more on providing in-depth tutorials which include a complete video series. This strategy has delayed the rate at which I publish content however your getting way more substance. (Hopefully you’ll agree next month)…

Next,

Since my new websites require planning and loads of high quality content it gets difficult trying to juggle between projects. I don’t want to jeopardize the quality of this blog so have slowed down the frequency at which I produce content. I would rather create high quality content of value 1-2 times per month instead of low quality content daily.

With that said…

No new content was added in December 2014.

Guest Posts Published December 2014

It’s been a very active month guest posting throughout  December 2014. I’m regularly posting on JohnChow.com and have written over 25 posts with some published and others scheduled to be published. Instead of me listing every single post published on JohnChow.com, I’ve provide a link to some of the more recent ones…

Blogging Interviews December 2014

This part of my blog is doing really well with user engagement increasing each month specifically within this category.

In December 2014, I’ve published the following interview series…

Meet Matt Banner of OnBlastBlog.com

Google Analytics Reports

Visitor Statistics:

Here are the numbers for last month – November 2014 Visitor Statistics: (1,799)

December 2014 Visitor Statistics: (2,310)

DECEMBER-1

Overall Difference in Visitors to My Blog: (+511 Visits)

Google Search Traffic (Organic):

This month I’ve seen a huge increase in ORGANIC traffic. Last month November 2014, Google brought in 1,422 visitors however this month (December 2014) seeing an increase to 1,916.

DECEMBER-2

Overall Total Increase (+494)

Most Popular Content:

This month (December 2014), my “Most Popular” content was 80-Do-Follow Article Directories which had 3,597 visits in December 2014. In 2nd place one of my other posts moved up which is awesome since I put a lot of effort in creating it: Creating Web 2.0 Properties For My Private Blog Network having 276 visitors.

DECEMBER-3

Social Media Statistics December 2014

This month (December 2014) I’ve seen a slight decrease in my social share click-backs. I’m beginning to figure out what it takes to increase user engagement and it has “everything” to do with writing unique high quality content. For example, when I started to put together my Private Blog Network Case Study, I noticed my visitors are reading more of my other content. Another factor which will increase social activity is to actually “share” your content on your profiles. I’ve been very lazy hoping others would handle creating a “buzz” for me. I’ve started to put some tools into place which I’m hoping will get people sharing more of my content.

Last month (November 2014) I received:  (21 shares & 76 click-backs)

This month (December 2014) I received:  (15 shares & 24 click-backs)

DECEMBER-4

Forum Posts & Statistics December 2014

Increased activity in December 2014 answering questions within TrafficPlanet.com & WarriorForum.com however my progress continues to be slow. In December 2014 I put a conscious effort into posting regularly and the results have been amazing. I wanted to do a “case study” involving forum engagement so started answering questions on a regular basis.

Traffic Planet – 22 visitors in December 2014

WarriorForum – 93 visitors in December 2014

Subscribers (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube Email)

Twitter – Total: 820 – Last Month: (818) – +2

Facebook – Total: 43 – Last Month: (41) – +2

YouTube – Total: 2 – Last Month: (2) – 0

Google + – Total: 40 – Last Month: (35) – +5

Email – Total: 136- Last Month: (101) – +35

 


Income Report December 2014

Let’s get to the fun stuff!

My affiliate commission keeps on increasing which is amazing. My Private Blog Network Case Study is continuing to build momentum and add some cash in my pocket.

The additional affiliate commission I’ve earned was through some of the products I’ve recommended to my readers when setting up their own private blog network or in other content.

A side note, I’ll review and create tutorial’s on products which I personally use and feel will help you guys. I will not encourage anyone to purchase products so that I can earn a commission. My content and tutorials are about growing your blog through hard work and dedication. When I review a product, it’s to show you how it’s helped me generate traffic to my blog or simplified the process of creating content.

– See more at: http://ranktactics.com/traffic-income-report-for-september-2014/#sthash.Y0j44j9A.dpuf

Income Report September 2014

Income Report September 2014

Let’s get to the fun stuff!

– See more at: http://ranktactics.com/traffic-income-report-for-september-2014/#sthash.Y0j44j9A.dpuf

Let’s get to the fun stuff!

My affiliate commission keeps on increasing which is amazing. My Private Blog Network Case Study is continuing to build momentum and add some cash in my pocket. Many visitors who are building PBN’s (private blog networks) by following through on my case study have purchased hosting and domains through affiliate links. This commission also comes from products I’ve recommended to my readers when setting up their own private blog network or in other content. Next,

A side note, I’ll review and create tutorial’s on products which I personally use and feel will help you guys. I will not encourage anyone to purchase products so that I can earn a commission. My content and tutorials are about growing your blog through hard work and dedication. When I review a product, it’s to show you how it’s helped me generate traffic to my blog or simplified the process of creating content.

SEO Consulting & Services

I’ve always provided consulting for clients and will continue to provide services throughout September 2014. I’ll keep the workload at minimum so I can focus on building this blog and income through my blog posts and affiliate partners. Later in December 2014 I’ll be officially adding a “Hire Me” tab to my blog so I can help people with some side projects like PBN’s, content writing, Web 2.0’s, etc.

I’ll only include the profit earned from new clients I’ve gained through this blog. Any existing consulting contracts I have will NOT be included in my monthly Income Reports.

SEO Consulting – September 2014 ($0)
SEO Consulting – October 2014 ($0)
SEO Consulting – November 2014 ($0)
SEO Consulting – December 2014 ($0)

Expenses (December 2014)

Some expenses are “1” time annual costs, for example, when purchasing expired domains you’ll register the domain for an entire year for $9.99. Last month in August 2014, I registered “2” expired domains which added additional expenses, however, September I registered only “1” which knocked down my expenses by $9.99.

  • Webhosting – $9/mo
  • Webhosting – (PBN#1) – $7.16/mo
  • Webhosting – (PBN#2) – $4.95/mo
  • Webhosting – (PBN#3) – $8.15/mo
  • Webhosting – (PBN#4) – $7.16/mo
  • Webhosting – (PBN#5) – $7.16/mo
  • HideMyAss Proxy – $ 9.99/mo
  • Aweber – $19/mo
  • SEOPressor – $5.00/mo
  • SERPFox – $10.00/mo
  • VaultPress – $5.00/mo

Profit & Loss Statement (December 2014)

  • Profit – $841.15
  • Loss – $92.57
  • Monthly Income – (+)$748.58

Grand Total Report: (December 2014 + $748.58) | (Last Month November 2014: + $522.90)

 


My Final Thoughts…

I hope you guys enjoyed my Traffic & Income Report for the month of December 2014. My progress is slow, but steady which is better than it decreasing each month. I’m working on multiple projects for the next few months and will provide you with an update shortly.

Thanks again for being loyal readers and stay tune for some awesome updates, content and case studies!