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August 10th, 2010, 01:04 PM #1Small Potential For Success
It must be an off day where my normal discouraged signature has taken a backseat to hopeful optimism. Realistically speaking, this unfamiliar behavior may be short lived.
I have a shopping blog in a particular niche. Both Carolyn (SAS) and helpingmoms were nice enough to take a look at give me some critique recently. Based on their female input, I made what I think are some positive changes to the site.
The site is a WP blog with some custom datafeed integration from a handful of merchants using php/mysql. It's clearly a work in progress, like so many other affiliate websites.
The blog gets about 3600-4100 visits per month. Obviously it's not great, but traffic has been steadily increasing. The site is a few months shy of 3 years old so it does have some age to it.
A few months ago I posted Optimal Adsense Placement because I have a single post that gets a lot of traffic. After moving the adsense ad around on that one page, it now yields about $80 per month in adsense revenue.
On the other hand, the posts that have affiliate links/datafeed content included in them are not great performers by any means. In the past 3 months combined, I have had about $50 in commissions from affiliate links. A little depressing ($15 per month), but maybe no where to go but up?
The hopeful optimism is that the affiliate revenue easily over takes the adsense revenue. Like everyone else, I would rather be making dollar commissions that penny ones. How this transformation is going to happen is still a mystery to me.
This domain is up for renewal next month and I am actually considering renewing for more than my normal 1-2 years. That has got to be some hidden optimism in itself.
August 10th, 2010, 01:16 PM #2
I hope everything works out well for you.~Rhia7 -- Remember the 7
August 12th, 2010, 01:55 PM #3
I hadn't checked the number of backlinks in a long while and I was surprised to see that I now have almost 600 backlinks. The nice part is that I haven't done anything to try and get backlinks.
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