Traffic & Income Report for November 2014

Vector financial business planWelcome to my 9th Traffic & Income Report for the month of November 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 October 2014. I started utilizing what I’ve learned over the last 4 months tweaking my traffic and content strategy. Publishing new content on my blog for November 2014 was very low however I started to utilize my relationships with influential bloggers to increase guest blogging opportunities. Next, I’ve embarked on “2” new projects creating niche targeted websites and will try to rank them for competitive keywords using a PBN (private blog network)

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.

Let’s get started…

Content Created November 2014

November 2014 was a slow month for publishing content however I did start some cool new projects which I’ll publish for December 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.

Here’s a quick breakdown…

11/26/2014 – Progress 2 Months Later – Building Private Blog Network – A quick update on the progress of my PBN and content created.

Guest Posts Published November 2014

In the month of November 2014 I started to actively pursue more guest posting opportunities. For many years I understood the power of guest blogging on high authority relevant blogs to build brand awareness and traffic. I submitted “3” guest posts on the following blogs:

JohnChow: 5 Types of Posts Which Always Create a Buzz

JohnChow: Blogging Mistakes That Make You look Like An Idiot!

JohnChow: 5 Social Media Strategies You Must Avoid

Blogging Interviews November 2014

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

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

Meet Paul Shapiro of SearchWilderness.com

Google Analytics Reports

Visitor Statistics:

Here are the numbers for last month – October 2014 Visitor Statistics: (1,519)

November 2014 Visitor Statistics: (1,799)

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Overall Difference in Visitors to My Blog: (+280 Visits)

Google Search Traffic (Organic):

This month I’ve seen a huge increase in ORGANIC traffic. Last month October 2014, Google brought in 489 visitors however this month (November 2014) seeing an increase to 1,422.

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Overall Total Increase (+933)

Most Popular Content:

This month (November 2014), there has been a shift in “Most Popular” content which is exciting. My 80-Do-Follow Article Directories had 2,444 visits in November 2014. In 2nd place one of my other posts moved up which is awesome since I put a lot of effort in creating it: These SEO Tactics Don’t Work Anymore having 338 visitors.

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Top Traffic Sources November 2014

In November 2014 my main traffic source was through MatthewWoodward.co.uk. The last several months Matthew Woodward’s monthly Income Roundup Report has been providing enormous traffic to my blog. He still continues to bring in “targeted” traffic.

Next, with more focus on forum posting I’ve been able to drive traffic through these sources as well. For example, In November 2014 my 2nd top traffic source was WarriorForum.com which referred 139 visitors in November 2014.

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Social Media Statistics November 2014

This month (November 2014) I’ve seen another jump 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 (October 2014) I received:  (5 shares & 30 click-backs)

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

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Forum Posts & Statistics November 2014

Increased activity in November 2014 answering questions within TrafficPlanet.com & WarriorForum.com however my progress continues to be slow. In November 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. You’ll get an update on the forum conversions and case study breakdown in November 2014.

Traffic Planet – 27 visitors in November 2014

WarriorForum – 139 visitors in November 2014

YouTube Traffic Statistics

No videos were created in November 2014 and the engagement on previously published videos has decreased this month. In the end of November 2014 or beginning of December 2014 I’ll be publishing videos every two weeks as part of a new series I’m adding to my blog.

Here is a quick list of the video’s which I have published in YouTube.com

Purchasing Expired Domains Using GoDaddy

How to Build a Website From Scratch in 4 Minutes

Finding High PR Domains Using ExpiredDomains.Net

SEOPressor Review VERSION 5.1 – Walkthrough and Tutorial

Last month (October 2014) YouTube brought in 123 views however I saw an increase to 167 views this month (November2014).

The total minutes watched has increased slightly from 866min-to-1,001min!

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

Twitter – Total: 818 – Last Month: (822) – -4

Facebook – Total: 41 – Last Month: (39) – +2

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

Google + – Total: 35 – Last Month: (33) – +2

Email – Total: 101- Last Month: (78) – +23


Income Report November 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)

Expenses (November 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
  • HideMyAss Proxy – $ 9.99/mo
  • Aweber – $19/mo
  • SEOPressor – $5.00/mo
  • SERPFox – $10.00/mo
  • VaultPress – $5.00/mo

Profit & Loss Statement (November 2014)

  • Profit – $608.15
  • Loss – $85.25
  • Monthly Income – (+)$522.90

Grand Total Report: (November 2014 + $522.90) | (Last Month October 2014: + $375.30)


My Final Thoughts…

I hope you guys enjoyed my Traffic & Income Report for the month of November 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!

Meet Paul Shapiro of SearchWilderness.com
In March 2014, I’ve published the following interview series… – See more at: http://ranktactics.com/traffic-income-report-for-march-2014/#sthash.CBrAPn89.dpuf
Content Created October 2014
Content Created October 2014