May Round Up – Traffic And Income

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This is the 7th traffic and income report and time has really been flying! Last month I realised that I needed to spend more time promoting the blog rather than adding more content to it.

I took that onboard and started to write for other blogs! last month I had my guest post featured on Matthew Woodwards site and this month I have written a couple more epic blog posts that are due to be featured on some pretty big named blogs in this industry!

Every month I publish my traffic and income reports to give you guys a general idea of what I have been up to and how my blog is progressing! Hopefully this will inspire you to reach your own goals

 

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What Have I Got Up To In May

You may think that May has been a slow month as I only managed to get 2 posts out, but I have been working just as hard as usual. My other online businesses have required my attention a lot more this month and this took up a good chunk of my time.

Although I would love to work on this blog 24/7, I have to realise that my other businesses are already established and are my main earners, so It’s important that I do not lose focus with them.

 

Went To Spain For a Few Days

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As usual I took a few days away. This time I was back in Spain but I did manage to Write a guest post that Is going to be published early June on a high authority blog!

We had a relaxing time with the family and I returned fresh! which is always good when u’ve got a ton of stuff to get though!!

 

Added an  Optin Monster Pop Up Form

Ive been meaning to do this for a while. Although I have never been a fan of pop up’s I had noticed that it was working for a lot of marketers, so I thought I would give it ago because increasing my email list is very important.

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I installed the plugin and set up a simple opt in box that pops up after 60 seconds of the visitor being on the site. I then set up a split test for the same optin box to pop up after 30 seconds!

I can tell you that the ’30′ seconds box outperformed the ’60′ second by 178%

I am now currently testing 2 different call to action buttons!

I only just started this new split test but Im already seeing some interesting results! I’ll let you know how it gets on in next months traffic and income report.

 

Added Image Links To The Sidebar

You may have already noticed that I have re-arranged the sidebar slightly and added some images to brighten up the blog. I have created 3 box that link to some of the popular pages on the blog!

 

New Posts Published This Month

A quiet month in terms of new posts. I only managed to get 2 out there. I don’t want to publish posts for the sake of it. I would prefer to publish 1 or 2 quality posts than 4 or 5 ‘ok’ posts!

http://doseoyourself.com/find-out-how-competitive-keywords-really-are/  - Link Assistant released a great new feature in their Rank Tracker software which shows you how competitive keywords are, so I thought It would be a good idea to show you how it works!

 

http://doseoyourself.com/may-2014-top-10-articles-published/ – As usual I put together my top 10 articles published this month. Neil Patel grabbed number 1 position with his epic 30,000 word guide on marketing automation!

 

Traffic

Last month we had 3,573 visitors with 8,428 page views!!

 

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Traffic is up again this month (but only just). We had 3,623 visits. I would have liked to see more but at least we are heading in the right direction!!

 

Where Did The Traffic Come From

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BHW traffic is up on last month as I have been involved in the forums a little more. Im also happy to see that our Google organic traffic has reached over 500, which was one of my targets last month!

CloudIncome also made an appearance thanks to Lewis featuring one of my posts in his monthly Link Love.

 

Most Popular Pages

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Apart from the home page, my post on ‘building a private blog network‘ grabbed top spot closely followed by my guide on ranking any site number 1 in Google

 

Email Sign ups And Social Media

This is an important part of the blog as building a following is my main target.

Email subscribers = 165 (+27)

Twitter = 96 (+19)

Google+ = 100 (+24)

 

Earnings

HMA = $31.10

Kontent machine = $7.40

Affilo – $89

Consultancy = $180

 

Expenses

WP Engine = $29

 

Total Profit = $278.50

 

Metrics

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It’s good to see our Domain authority and Page authority increasing!!

 

Round Up

Although it’s been a busy month as usual it does not seem like we have got much to show for it, although I have been working my ass of on writing guest posts, looking after my other businesses and preparing content for June!

I did manage to reach all of my goals set last month! which was to get a guest post (should be published any day now), reach over 500 Google organic clicks, added a pop up form and increased my visitor from forums!

I also added the images to the sidebar, so hopefully they will work well!

 

Plans for next month

Next month I plan on publishing 2 epic posts, so be sure to look out for them! I also plan on getting 2 more guest posts out there!

I would also like to see my Google traffic hit 750+ and for my email subscribers to jump to 200+

I really need to concentrate on promotion because the blog is growing at a slower pace than I anticipated!

5k visitors a month is a target that I need to reach soon!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





      


Comments (8)

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  1. Jon says:

    Thanks for this Jason. I’m interested to see your earnings and work, as they are very realistic and a lot easier to identify with than the ‘big boys’ of IM.

    Can I ask, what are these other sites that are your main earners? Are these niche affiliate sites or other blog types?

    Thanks, and good luck with the coming month!

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    Jason Chesters

    Jason Chesters Reply:

    Hi Jon

    Thanks :-) My other sites include affiliate sites and blogs in different niches. I have a few Joint Venture sites that make up the majority of my main income. Check out this post which reveals a little more: http://doseoyourself.com/money-in-the-list/

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  2. dave says:

    love the sidebar images. Fiverr or freelancer?

    Let me know if you have time to look at avocadopesto.com, and also I think I sent a post your way.

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    Jason Chesters

    Jason Chesters Reply:

    Hi Dave, It’s a freelancer that I have used for years! He does most of my design work!

    I’ll let you know when I get around to avocadopesto.com I’ll drop you an email about it. Received the post you mentioned and uploaded it to the site, I replied with the link, hopefully you received it

    Cheers mate

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  3. Tshepo says:

    Hi Jason

    Created my blog long ago but wasn’t posting started posting 2months ago and am struggling to promote it and just focus on more people subscribing or simply knowing the blog, where do I start?? How do I promote my blog?? Please please kindly help me out

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  4. Jon says:

    Yeah I already have that article bookmarked ;)

    I’m a ‘newbie’ to most aspects of IM and have yet to make my first sale, but I think I now know a good bit about what it takes to start earning an income. I’ve cut out all the shit a few months ago, and now only subscribe to a handful of marketers who’s information I value – you being one.

    Thanks again.

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  5. Jon says:

    PS I had to comment at the end here because your internal reply function seems to be bringing up an error stating Can’t find the ‘commentformid’ div.

    Just giving you a heads up!

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  6. Jason Chesters Jason Chesters says:

    Hi

    You need to get involved in the communities for your niche. Also write for other people and build relationships!

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