I’ve been quiet for a few reasons, but part of running a case study is being accountable and showing up – so here is a brief update on how my site is going.
Here is a brief overview of the last three months:
- The site made a total of $8,457.88
- Traffic is climbing, mostly due to a seasonal upswing
- I’ve been posting around one article a day
Here is a brief breakdown of what’s been going on:
Traffic and Earnings Stats for 2022
|Month||# Articles||Pageviews||Mediavine ($)||Amazon ($)||Other Affiliate ($)||Total ($)|
|Total to Date*||770||2,288,803||35,256.36||1,739.33||4,847.73||52,182.22|
*This is the total from Jan 2020 when I started the site to date.
Traffic For Feb – Apr 2022
You may remember from my last update that I lost all of my snippets in Nov (a lot of sites did). I still don’t know why, and nothing has changed, I’m still snippet less.
Still, it’s had a smaller impact than I would have expected. I think this is due to the fact that my rankings were not harmed outside of losing my snippets.
I’m still #1 just below the snippet for all the queries I used to have a snippet for, and my post is usually more relevant to the search query and has a better title, so I’m getting clicks.
I’m also seeing an increase in impressions and clicks due to this niche coming into season.
Earnings for Feb – Apr 2022
I still haven’t added any more Amazon links for as long as I can remember, but earnings are going up a little due to the increase in traffic.
Display ads were always the goal of the site and Mediavine is coming in clutch with RPMs around $30 on good days.
I’m seeing $100+ days again, been a while since I was getting triple figures on a regular basis, so happy with that.
The Plan Going Forward
I said in the last update that I was going to go into cruise control mode and write one post a day spending about an hour a day on the site, and that’s what I’ve been doing.
Some days I get carried away and write a few posts because I work better when I’m focusing on one site at a time and writing up a batch of articles, but overall I’m sticking to the one hour/post a day goal.
Feel free to let me know how you are all getting on – as always, happy to answer any questions!
Image credits – Photo by Simon Hrozian on Unsplash