I am a bit late to report my online earnings for April 2007, mainly because I wanted to have a more detailed look of how each of my blogs was doing.
To do that, I had to make a breakdown of all earnings per blog and check the traffic each blog was generating from the begining of this year. I have all the figures now, so the results tracking exercise should be much easier from now on.
Here are my online earnings results for April 2007:
Combined April traffic for my blogs was 137 605 page views from 110 201 unique visitors, which gets me something like $10 eCPM overall.
2 blogs – cellphone blog and computer blog – are responsible for something like 90% of my traffic and earnings.
The cellphone blog earns the most, has the highest traffic but a pretty low eCPM – $7.59 in April, $8.98 in March. Computer blog has 1/4 of traffic but a really great eCPM for the past two months – $30.36 for April and $27.66 for March.
The eCPM difference is mainly due to the affiliate sales. I have made over $200 in affiliate commissions both in March and April and all of that came from the computer sales.
I didn’t make a single affiliate sale through my cellphone blog. Mainly because I keep getting automatic rejections (probably due to “Lithuanian” registration in CJ and Linkshare) from all the affiliate programs that wireless carriers (e.g. Cingular, T-Mobile) or retailers like InPhonic (Wirefly) are offering. Even though these same carriers and retailers are buying links through TLA on my blog.
Oh well. I guess I’ll just have to keep trying.
While overall April results are pretty good and showed 10%+ increase over March online earnings, the CPC income from AdSense and Chitika actually went down. The day was saved by increased affiliate sales and Text Link Ads.
And I really don’t like that, especially since my traffic went up 20%+ during the same month. I noticed this trend in the mid April already and I think I found the culprit. I took some steps to improve the situation and will report when I’m sure about the results.
And now it’s time to get back to work. The last Page Rank update had a nasty surprise to me and I’ll have to do some thinking of how to proceed further.