Craving Tech’s traffic statistics summary for April 2011: 78,494 unique visitors and 102,575 page views.
- Search Engine: 52,974 visitors.
- Referring sites: 17,037 visitors.
- Direct Traffic: 8,428 visitors.
- Other: 55 visitors.
April 2011 Incoming Sources breakdown
I’ve decided to take all of my mgid.com widgets from this blog about a few days ago though. Mgid is a traffic exchange program and I’ve been reading how some bloggers take them off from their blogs because Google AdSense TOS actually does not encourage a traffic exchange program to be running on your blog/site. They put it as:
While traffic exchange services may help bring traffic to your site, we don’t recommend using them, as they may lead to invalid clicks or impressions and result in your account being disabled.
So yeah, not taking any chances, considering it only brings about 1000 visitors a month to this blog. Not worth the risk although the extra was pretty sweet so far.
Money made online in April 2011 breakdown
- Google AdSense: USD 223.19
- Amazon Affiliates: USD 169.30
- Affiliate Sales: USD 100
- Private Advertising: USD 90.33
- TechMediaNetwork CPM banner: USD 81.07
Total money made online in April 2011: USD 663.89
April 2011 was a bad month for Craving Tech (traffic and earnings wise). Thanks to Google Panda update, Craving Tech’s traffic from Google got hurt pretty badly. I wasn’t sure why because as you can see for yourself, the articles I wrote here are unique, detailed, and useful. This is no way a spammer or a content farm blog *sigh*. I tried to tweak a few things such as deindexing 150-ish articles (posts with less than 200 words and those “copy-pasted” press releases posts) which may cause Google to think that this blog is spamming posts to earn some AdSense clicks.
I’ve only been getting around 2,000 unique visitors a day now compared to 3,500 visitors before the Panda hit. It feels like my blog has been pushed back by the time machine a year ago or a whole year of effort has been thrown away into the bin. Not too happy. But don’t worry, I’ll just have to keep on posting unique and good articles again – traffic should increase again steadily.
I have also added a Facebook Like and Send button at the bottom of each post. I hope it can bring in more traffic to my articles. Check my recent post on how to add the Facebook Like and Send button/widget on your blog.
How has Google Panda affected your blog/site’s traffic and earnings? Feel free to post a statistic comparison from the previous month.