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November 2016: Income and Traffic Report

This income report is going to be a little bit different than what I normally do.

The truth is, I just want to get it over with, pretty much nothing new happened in November, no new content, other projects took time away from the blog and I’m pretty disappointed in the outcome.

Before I Get Into The Numbers

I sent an email out a couple days ago, it said:

Hey [name]

First, I would like to thank all of you that email, comment, and regularly visit the blog.

Next, I would like to apologize.

The last few months, actually, for the most part of this year the blog has been lacking in new content and a very irregular posting schedule.

I haven’t really accomplished anything with the blog that I wanted.

The moment you entered your email in one of the forms on the blog, I had the responsibility to continue

delivering content that will help you, and regularly keep you updated. I have failed to do that.

I’m not a fan of apologies, because they’re usually just words. Instead, action is better.

This is why I need your help…

I want to get things back on track with the blog, and producing helpful content.

2017 is a month away, and I want my main focus to be on this blog.

I want to know what you would like to see.

Such as:

  • Content ideas
  • Media ideas
  • Guest Post suggestions
  • Promotion suggestions
  • Anything you think would be helpful!

If you were in charge, what would be the top 3 things you would do to get everything back on track?

What types of content would you like to see?

I’d really like to hear your feedback and ideas. Even if I’ve never heard from you before, I would like to hear your thoughts.

Thanks,

Nathan

I sent this, because I realized how poorly I’ve treated those of you that regularly visit the blog, and would like to get things back on track.

I received a pretty good response, with a lot of suggestions, content ideas, and different pieces of advice. Later this month I will make a post about it with plans for the next year.

The majority of responses were about content, and it’s clear that’s what everyone wants to see more of, so if you have any suggestions related to content, or other ideas to “Make IncomeBully Great Again”, please let me know!

November 2016 Income and Traffic Stats

Self Created Income/Courses

Income: $1,544

Coaching Income

  • 2 Sessions

Note: Page coming soon for coaching.

Income: $550

Affiliate Income

Affiliate Income – $128.62

TOTAL Income Bully Blog Income – $2,222.62

Thoughts on November Income

 

Mobile Renegade has rebranded to Profit Renegade, which has pretty much killed my affiliate sales, even though people are still buying the same product. I need to figure out a solution going forward and maybe work out another special discount for IB readers.

Other than that, everything is still pretty steady although low.

If I had more content, everything would trend higher, especially if I started sprinkling in a few different types of reviews of different products and software. That’s something I plan to do moving forward.

OTHER METRICS FOR THE BLOG

Alexa Rank – 362.455

Twitter Followers – 3,272

Youtube Channel Subscribers – 72

Google+ Followers – 38

Aweber Email Subscribers – 2,663

More Metrics:

Unique Visitors – 4,623

Bounce Rate – 66.90%

Pages Per Session – 1.62

Average Time On Site – 1:46

Thoughts On Traffic and Blog Metrics

 

Not much to say here, the traffic is inflated by about 400-500 unique visitors because of referral spam, which I will be watching and adding to my spam list, and also remove from future analytic reports.

No new content, so if anything, I’m actually a bit surprised that traffic increase instead of declined. A lot of that has to do with organic traffic, which over 50% of my traffic has come from in the month of November.

Twitter followers always drop if I stop tweeting. YT and g+ stayed the same.

All Time Stats For The Blog

Month & Year Unique Visitors Affiliate Income Total Revenue
December 2014 N/A $18.10 $3528.10
January 2015 921 $46.48 $4062.48
February 2015 1361 $223.65 $3239.65
March 2015 2324 $70.58 $2697.58
April 2015 2528 $400.90 $2391.90
May 2015 6422 $400.90 $2829.90
June 2015 9830 $449.96 $3378.27
July 2015 8015 $586 $3621.86
August 2015 6209 $777.93 $8386.24
September 2015 2372 $132.06 $1912.06
October 2015 2249 $267.59 $1277.59
November 2015 2331 $331.68 $1757.68
December 2015 2191 $306.56 $1981.56
January 2016 4126 $463.09 $2411.09
February 2016 4850 $754.95 $3219.95
March 2016 4505 $419.77 $2239.77
April 2016 7393 $525.57 $2821.57
May 2016 6469 $457.29 $2585.29
June 2016 7132 $747.66 $5472.66
July 2016 4745 $508.24 $8226.24
August 2016 3660 $236.26 $3457.23
September 2016 4535 $323.39 $8316.39
October 2016 3703 $383.50 $3292.50
November 2016 4623 $128.62 $2222.62
Month & Year Unique Visitors Bounce Rate Pages Per Session Time on Site
December 2014 N/A N/A N/A
January 2015 921 51.07% 2.93 4:04
February 2015 1361 49.74% 2.63 3:22
March 2015 2324 54.65% 2.65 3:24
April 2015 2528 54.36% 2.09 2:06
May 2015 6422 58.11% 1.89 1:56
June 2015 9830 61.4% 1.82 1:58
July 2015 8015 67.91% 1.68 1:30
August 2015 6209 65.03% 1.72 1:57
September 2015 2372 74.96% 1.63 1:27
October 2015 2249 75.94% 1.62 1:30
November 2015 2331 73.23% 1.75 2:01
December 2015 2191 72.71% 1.64 1:53
January 2016 4126 69.56% 1.75 2:18
February 2016 4850 69.96% 1.71 2:29
March 2016 4505 72.12% 1.66 2:16
April 2016 7393 72.14% 1.69 2:27
May 2016 6469 72.27% 1.74 2:16
June 2016 7132 71.75% 1.75 2:25
July 2016 4745 72.18% 1.71 2:00
August 2016 3660 72.40% 1.67 1:57
September 2016 4535 74.53% 1.57 1:58
October 2016 3703 74.51% 1.59 1:34
November 2016 4623 66.90% 1.62 1:46
Month & Year Alexa Rank Email Subs Twitter Youtube Google+
December 2014 N/A 69 N/A N/A
January 2015 2918591 212 72 0 N/A
February 2015 1492063 336 95 7 N/A
March 2015 997051 419 125 13 N/A
April 2015 786089 506 399 19 12
May 2015 537433 611 573 26 11
June 2015 377461 755 970 31 18
July 2015 290185 896 1063 38 17
August 2015 242955 1054 1339 40 19
September 2015 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
October 2015 369324 1162 1261 42 20
November 2015 372286 1190 1258 45 20
December 2015 349370 1236 1238 45 22
January 2016 350881 1374 1533 50 22
February 2016 320070 1577 1674 51 26
March 2016 344099 1675 1798 52 27
April 2016 319884 1920 2210 53 35
May 2016 338710 2074 2763 56 35
June 2016 306944 2312 3273 63 37
July 2016 293400 2414 3416 66 40
August 2016 314510 2499 3310 68 40
September 2016 356964 2537 3257 71 39
October 2016 369677 2586 3316 72 38
November 2016 362455 2663 3272 72 38

*If you guys have a better idea on displaying historical data please let me know. It’s getting to be too much to list everything here. Should I just list the past 12 months and on the income report menu page, display all the data in one place? Let me know!

Plans for December

 

To be completely honest, I don’t have any ground breaking plans for December, and I feel better about December being a good month because of it.

My plan, is simply to get back in the swing of things, dedicating more time on the blog in general. I spent maybe 3 hours in November on the blog, which just isn’t going to cut it.

I want to get content production back on track, and do a few things I’ve neglected in the past few months. I also want to lay the ground work for 2017.

Final Thoughts

 

I feel like I hit my low point, rock bottom as far as running a blog goes. While the income and traffic could certainly be worse, that’s not how I’m measuring success.

It’s at the point where if I don’t make changes and continue producing content, then I might as well shut things down, and I don’t want to do that.

Stay tuned.

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