Traffic going up

The traffic of my main travel site is still going up. Yesterday it had a high of 1,300+ unique visitors bringing in little over €20,- for the day. This is 100% Google AdSense income.

Screenshot of traffic of last 30 days;
Traffic travel site

In a previous post (May 2016) traffic just started to pick up for this site, I also posted a screenshot of the traffic back then;

Get more traffic

In the last 8 months things have changed. I got some top rankings for important keywords which are bringing in the majority of the traffic. 85% of the visitors are coming from Google with 13% being direct traffic.

Organic traffic

Returning visitors

There are quite some visitors that visit the site more than once. While checking reports I noticed there are even people visiting the site over 100 times in the last 30 days.

Returning visitors

Some even surpassed 200 times in the last 30 days. Who are those people? 200 times is A LOT. The site is build around a service though so they might be hooked to it and are just being curious all the time.

Bitcoin frenzy – Trading volume is up!

Bitcoin

Bitcoin reached a high of $1,153.02 yesterday. Coming within reach of its all-time high it dropped to a low of $887.47 again. The Bitcoin rally is still going on, the price is going up and down fast at the moment ($978.25 at time of writing).

Some people are afraid that this will be the same rally as in late 2013, when Bitcoin went sky high after falling down to the bottom. A rep from Huobi (which has a quarter of the world’s bitcoin volume) said the following to Coindesk;

“In 2013, when the price was 8,000 yuan, the weekly trading volume was 393,000 BTC, with an amplitude of the week up to 103%. The trading volume was very small. Today, bitcoin [prices] broke 8,000 yuan with 735m BTC trading volume, which is expected to double in a week. Current trading volume is 37x of that in 2013 and bitcoin price fluctuates 15.95%, which is much more stable than the year 2013.”

We just have to wait and see what will happen next 🙂

Google AdSense income December

First of all; Happy new year! Hope you all had a great time celebrating the start of 2017. The last year went by quite fast. A year were I started doing internet marketing again after a few years of silence… Glad I did because December was another good month for my AdSense earnings.

Google AdSense income December

€403,36

AdSense income December

Highest day – Fri, Dec 23, 2016 – €23,62
Lowest day – Wed, Dec 7, 2016 – €4,77

Reached €400 a month on AdSense with one of my travel related sites bringing in 90% of it. The site has some top rankings in google.nl and keeps on doing great. The site gets around 20,000 unique visitors monthly. I think the site is on its max in its current state. I have plans to add more content and other areas that I didn’t touch yet… I see potential.

I started working on a new site in the financial niche. I work there so I have a bit of experience in it. AdSense clicks are high as well. Have to try it 🙂 Will keep you updated on that as well.

Most valuable ad requests

RPM AdSense

Google AdSense statistic; Best performing traffic is doing over €20,- per 1000 views.

Google AdSense income November

AdSense income from last month broke a record 322 euro. The month November did even better. My main site had a few very good days in the early weeks of November… The last days of november were back to normal though.

Google AdSense income November

€349,09

AdSense November

Highest day – Sun, Nov 6, 2016 – €23,31
Lowest day – Tue, Nov 22, 2016 – €4,17

Again last month I didn’t do any work on my sites… I know this is a bad thing but the month broke an AdSense record. Rankings are stable, traffic is stable.

What did you make last month? Any questions? Let me know in the comments.

Google AdSense income October

October was a good month. I was expecting a slow decline in AdSense income because the travel season is over. I was wrong. AdSense income for October brought in a record for this year. Yes I broke the €306,26 in August.

Google AdSense income October

€322,57

AdSense income October

Highest day – Sat, Oct 1, 2016 – €16,19
Lowest day – Tue, Oct 11, 2016 – €5,58

The amount of work I did on my sites last month was minimal. I didn’t update anything and was just checking from time to time if my sites were up. I got a new idea for a good AdSense site which I need to start this month.

I am curious about your experience with AdSense. Let me know in the comments 🙂

Google AdSense income September

Sorry for the delay! I am busy with other things and totally forgot to post my September AdSense earnings. This post won’t be long but I will update this blog later when I have some more time on my hands. I will also discuss an investment I recently did which is turning out quite good. More on that later.

Google AdSense income September

€265,43

No record this month but still good enough. The site that is making me the most money is in the travel branche and the busy period is over by now. I got a great new idea for an international AdSense site, which will launch this month. Stay tuned for updates my lovely 3 readers 🙂

Google AdSense income August

August is over. Probably one of the busiest months in the travel niche. The earnings on my number one travel site were high. I broke a record this year and had the highest paying month in Google AdSense so far.

Google AdSense income August

€306,26

That is an average of €10 a day on AdSense. Check below screen. You can see the start of August was very good. The last weeks of August it went downhill. I need to come up with other sites to make my goal of €500 a month. September earnings will be between 100 / 200 I guess…

adsense-performance

Highest day; €23,87
Lowest day; €4,60 (31 of August)

Learn to code

Reading code is no problem. I get the basics and can edit stuff I need. Nowadays with all the free stuff online it is not that hard to create a good looking website. But I came to a point I want to create things myself as well. And editing code is not always a walk in the park either. That is why I decided to pick up an online course on how to learn to code.

Back to basics

I just finished the first 10 lessons (small lessons) and it is really basic. I saw everything so far before but its good to fresh it up.

Always keep learning

Keep learning. Always. I regret years in my past where I did nothing and stood still. Watching tv for the whole night and not doing anything… If you are feeling the same, try to pick up a book, a free online course or whatever has your interest. It is better then waste your time in front of the tv.

Travel niche is getting my attention

The Travel niche is getting my attention. I am thinking of totally focus on travel websites. Some good points is that there is money to spend in this niche and it is ‘easy’ to promote travel websites. It is not really easy, it takes work. But you can promote it easier than most other niches. Also people are willing to share nice things about places they like going to or went to…

New project

With a good friend of mine we came up with a (in our eyes) great idea. I am not revealing what it is yet but it is some kind of service in the travel niche. Focussed on a particular area in travel. It is a service to help the visitor choose what they want. It is in a very early development stadium and we are not sure yet what path to take. We got a great domain for it so that won’t be the problem. This will be a dutch service to start with.

New domain

Another domain in the travel niche. I paid €250,- for this domain. It is an exact match domain and it has the two keywords I am going after with my other site. The other site made €180 on AdSense last month and is #3 in google.nl so there is room for growth. I just put up a single page site with Analytics to see what it does. Seems like 5 people a day are direct visitors. The singlepage site made €1.80 so far on AdSense in last 5 days with no work or links. I am going to build this site in the next couple of weeks and try to get on first page in google.nl as well.

AdSense so far this month

Just reached €100,- on AdSense in August. That means the average is around €10,- a day so far. Looks great and I hope to break €300,- this month. I will keep you guys updated!

Google AdSense income July

Last month I had my first month over €100,-. June brought in almost €150 which is great. The AdSense income in July is even better. The main site I am focussing on is getting more traffic. Traffic is around 350 uniques a day generating over 1,000 pageviews.

Google AdSense income July

€231,06

Yep, over €200,- which is getting me real excited. I didn’t expect to hit €200,- this month because the start of the month was a bit slow. Out of this revenue, €180 is from my main site. The site is in the travel niche which is HOT right now (holiday season). I think the revenue will go down in the winter months for this site but I am not sure. We will find out.

August looks good so far. I think I will reach the €200,- again with holiday season going strong. I need to set up more sites to make more money. I am currently at the #2 spot in google.nl so I guess I am peaking right now with this site.

New AdSense Goal

Goals will help you to stay on track. When I reached €100,- in June it really felt great. My new goal will be €500 a month. The €231,06 is already a very nice extra to receive next to my full-time job, but €500,- a month will be really nice. I hope to reach the goal by the end of 2016. In December I should be earning €500,- a month on Google AdSense.

Blog

The traffic here is very slowly going up a bit. I am planning to change the theme and get more stuff online for you. If you have any suggestions, please let me know in the comments.