It’s the final month of what has been a very busy year!! For the first time since I started this blog I have failed to publish any new content.
But as usual I will publish my Traffic and Income report and share everything I have got up too this month
What have I got up to in December
For the first time ever I have not had chance to publish any new content on the blog, which I am a little disappointed about!
I have been tied up with my other businesses and after a long hard think, I realised that I should be working hard on something that is already doing well to make it great!!
I have spent a lot of time on this blog over the last 12 months and I don’t seem to be progressing as well as I had hoped.
Now this does not mean I am quiting or giving up on the blog, It just means my priorities lie elsewhere.
So where does leave the blog?
I will still continue to publish new content and produce these traffic and income reports for the next 12 months and then I will asses the situation to see where we are at.
Google Is not playing nice!!
Although Google has finally pushed me up to number 1 for my Brand name and main keyword ‘Do SEO Yourself’, it is not being very generous for other targeted keywords!
Now although this blog is about SEO, you might think I will be able to get top rankings with ease because I know what I am doing!
Well, since starting the blog I have not actively done any SEO on it, apart from on-page stuff
I wanted to the blog to grow naturally on the basis of great content!
But so far that is not happening and I feel it may have something to do with the domain name. I built this blog on an expired domain which I purchased years ago.
I’m starting to wonder if it would have been better to start with a fresh domain.
My Conversion rate optimisation worked!!
Last month I told you how I was missing out on new subscribers and how I implemented a few changes to try and increase my opt in rate.
These included adding an exit pop up, improving the sidebar opt in by offering an incentive and adding a couple of ‘in content opt ins’.
It seems the change I made paid off as conversion was up in December.
The exit pop up worked well, converting at 6% which has meant that I now have an extra 65 subscribers that I wouldn’t of had!
I get the feeling traffic will be down quite a bit on last month due to the post which I published in November which drove a chunk of traffic to the blog.
4,059 visitors this month, down from 5785 last month!!
Where did that traffic come from
Google organic traffic is down, which pisses me off a bit, as I said before, Google are not being kind to us at the minute!!
Most popular pages
Again its the latest post I did about On-page SEO
Email, sign ups and social media
Email subscribers = 385 (+55)
Twitter = 605 (+15)
Google+ = 316 (+24)
HMA = $7.53
SEO Powersuite = $38
Profit from purchased websites
Site 1 = +$2183
Total Overal Profit = +$2,258.53
A nice increase in Domain and Page authority this month, mainly down to the number of shares and links from the post last month!
Not much to report this month as I have done nothing to the blog due to other commitments + the Christmas period. I did manage to increase opt in conversion rates throughout the blog which is good, and we also saw an increase in my Domain and Page authority which is always a good sign.
My ‘purchased’ niche site is doing great and profits are increasing each month!
Plans for next month
Next month I plan on working on 1 quality post again, hopefully I will get it published on time! I also need to think about publishing more ‘tutorial’ based posts which will in turn help to improve my affiliate commission.
I also have a couple of trips planned for January which I am looking forward too.