Now we have passed 10 out of 12 months in this case and even though things are progressing there is still a long way to go before we hit the target of 1,000 visitors per day. Does it worry me that I am not going to reach the goal within the timeframe I had set up? No not really!
Let me start by giving you the stats for October 2008 so you can get an idea of what has happened.
Increase In Traffic for October
From the table below you can see that there has been an increase in traffic of about 19% whereas the increase in page views has been only 8%. This means that people are actually seeing fewer pages that they did in September.
As for indexed pages in Google and Yahoo there has been a significant increase in number of indexed pages which is a result of the translation plugin that I’m using. The increased traffic that comes from these translated pages are not shown in Google Analytics as the translator caches the pages after translation but leaves out the GA code in the cached version (don’t ask me why that is).
Also an Increase in Income from Adsense
I’m glad to say that there has been an increase in the Adsense income this month where September took a dive. The total income from Adsense is $181 which is a 33% increase from last month’s $136.
I’m still not happy with the CTR but I refrain from adding more Adsense boxes at the moment.
What is Currently Going On
I’ve been testing out a few affiliate products but I haven’t had any luck finding a product that would convert. I expect to be testing a few more products to see whether that I can create some sales.
The process of the ebook I want to create is still ongoing and currently we’re testing some banners to see what will get people to click them and then leave a question about pet insurance. Once I have enough questions I’ll compile them into an ebook that I can hopefully sell. At the rate that questions are currently coming in I don’t expect the book to be written in 2008.
In The Next Two Months
I am planning to keep doing my article marketing of the site and luckily I have a lot of articles that I haven’t had time to use. All of these were written last month by a ghostwriter so they are paid for. As for articles on the site I expect to cut down on the posting frequency but instead write the articles myself to make sure that the quality and the topics will draw some high paying Adsense ads.
As you might have noticed this posts is far shorter than the previous ones that I have written so if you feel that there is something that I have left out please let me know in the comments.