Second Month Blog Stats – A cheeky look at a novice blogger’s stats
Second Month Blog Stats – How I Increased Revenues by nearly 20,000% and you can too!
Biters, haters, groupies, and more! My second full month at Jack Murphy Live.
Second month blog stats don’t tell you much, but I’m committed to posting my stats for all to see. Partially a ‘look at me’ exercise, this is really more about keeping me honest and focused on the goal at hand. Public accountability. Now that I’ve committed myself, the pressure I feel from within is intense. I’m all in:
Month two is history, lets see where we are.
Articles on Google page 1, green lights flashing everywhere – almost 40,000 words have floated into the universe spreading my message of evolved sex, love, and relationships to the self-actualized men of today.
I showed you how to win at love with a red pill mindset by improving your negotiating position while also minimizing the downside risks. I also showed you how to pick the right woman in the first place.
I demonstrated first hand how to lean out quickly for topless beach parties in tropical paradise.
Speaking of Milo, he was my first biter, copying my month end stat wrap up with his little diddy called something like “Why I am Winning,” where he reports on his 100,000 Twitter followers and FIFTY MILLION tweet impressions per month.
They say imitation is the highest form of flattery, so quit flirting with me, Milo.
Along the way, I picked up my first trolls and haters, too! I got my first mom’s basement comment, and my first dedicated troll who responds to nearly every tweet.
Add to that a committed bunch of groupies who hang on every word and by golly, it looks like this shit is actually taking off.
In the midst of all this I also managed to achieve an improbable feat:
I INCREASED REVENUES 18,958% in JUST ONE MONTH (and you can too)!
Now let’s dig into the stats:
Page views: 4,361
Views per Visitor: 3.04
18% Growth in Page Views from October to November.
I managed 18% growth even though one day in October spiked at 1500 views based on just one article, Cultivating Erotic Energy, which continues to be my most viewed article yet. This one article on one day accounted for 40% of my month’s traffic. Take that away and the growth month over month would have been around 100%.
The number I’m most of proud of is the 3.04 views per visitor, which means many people are digging around in the archives, catching up on what they missed, and reading more than just one article. It also means my walled-garden approach of linking to my own articles throughout is working.
Comments are down from 96 the prior month, but again they were boosted from that one day of a troll attacks on my Matt from Tinder piece. 67 comments in one month on nine posts seems like a decent amount for my second month.
Now, how did all these people get here?
Twitter rules everything around me.
Twitter is the number one source of traffic for Jack Murphy Live.
I shamelessly self-promote on twitter, again following the lead of Mr. Milo, who thankfully, sets the gold standard for self-promotion, allowing guys like me to follow behind in his wake with some sense of dignity retained.
It is part of a three pronged twitter strategy:
Promote other people
This strategy is working as my follower count rockets up in a straight linear fashion, just counting the days before it goes exponential and curves straight up into the sky!
159 New followers, up almost 90% from the prior month. At this rate I will reach 250,000 followers by September of next year…(as if).
In the last 28 days of November, Tweets are up 62% to 876, and impressions have smashed the quarter million mark. Mentions crossed over 1,000 in November and profile visits hit nearly 15,000.
As I said, Twitter rules everything around me and I’ll continue to push it. I’m having a lot of fun on there and it seems like things are working. I literally have no reference point for follower growth or what is “good” or not, I’m just winging it here so if I’m totally off base, let me know in the comments.
Mailing list is up to 9! Woo. I even sent out my first newsletter this month. Thank you to everyone who signed up, you are part of the original 10. The precious ten. The top ten as it were. Thank you!
I experimented with some pop ups, and settled on the little slider in the lower right hand corner with a picture of topless chicks. Let me know if it is horrible.
SEO seems to be working. Everything I have read says that I need to wait for many months before organic search starts to deliver visitors to the website. However, something clicked on December 1st, because while organic traffic was low in October, it has already increased 10 times since December 1. I did a quick search on my key words and discovered I am on Google Page One for many of my long-tail keywords. Now these maybe worthless keywords, who knows, but for now if you search on them I hit on page one and that feels like an accomplishment. Here’s what I found:
“First full month site stats” – Page 1 – 479,000,000 results
“Therapy Helped Me Become a Better Man” – Page 1 – 70,500,000 results
“How to Lean Out for Beach” – Page 1 – 38,600,000 results
I think its a pretty good sign that my article on how I kicked off a blog is right there on page 1 out of almost a half a billion results.
All this is fine and dandy, but what about the MONEY?
Let’s Talk Revenues
How, Jack, how did you increase sales by 18,958% in just ONE MONTH?
Ok, lets get serious for a second. All of my growth stats are inflated because this is just my second month. September was a partial month and basically at zero. October, my first full month had decent baby stats, and now November looks better. But I’m still coming off newb level numbers so the percentages are exploded.
I hardly doubt the growth rates are going to continue in this fashion, but it is fun to report on.
Same thing goes for the revenue stats. While my 18,958% growth is accurate, its not really that big of a deal because of where I started (zero).
My first month of revenue was $0.24 as I reported last month.
It’s what made me a pro blogger (eye roll), those measly $0.24.
And now, with my MIRACLE growth, I’m not just a pro blogger anymore, I’m a verified bonafide internet marketing superstar (not)!
Here is how I did it:
I sold other people’s books.
In November I wrote two book reviews:
I sold five of them. Three of Cernovich’s and and two by John Doe.
Together they paid me around $45 in commissions. John Doe uses E-Junkie affiliate program and Cernovich via Amazon Associates.
When combined with other minor amazon sales, I reached a grand total of $45.74 in sales for November.
Clearly I’m an internet genius.
This truly is just scratching the surface and I’m only figuring out the basics right now.
But my primary strategy remains the same:
- Produce high-quality personal content where I am the center of the brand
- Tell my readers about useful products and books I use
- Eventually sell my own high quality products
- Until then, give give give give away content for free
Things I have to do
Last month I created a to-do list, lets see how I did:
- Create give away for mailing list
- At least ten new posts on topics like:
How to live with a woman today A practical model of sexual health
- Threesome Thursdays
- Commentary on a current event
- Update – About Me
- Am I raising my kids to be the adults I want them to be?
- Travel piece (Tulum, Mexico)
100 new twitter followers Add new email list subscribers
- Double page views to 7,000
Organize front page content in more appealing way
- Change color scheme
Not terrible, I did manage to get many of those things accomplished. The doubling of page views was ambitious but I’m trying. I’ll give myself credit for 10 posts even though I hit 9.
Threesome Thursdays is already in the works.
My key to-do’s for next month:
- Create Bribe for Mailing List (REALLY – gotta do this)
- Consider new color scheme
- Increase comments by 10%
- Increase twitter followers by at least 50%
- Increase page views by 18%
- 9-10 Posts
- One book review
- Read all the books on my desk
- Increase mailing list sign ups by 25%
- Increase level of copywriting techniques in my writing
- Brainstorm original products for potential sale
As you can see, I hit some of my goals, missed some, and smashed some. Twitter is growing faster than I thought it would, and my page views are moving slowly but surely. My SEO is doing well, landing on page one makes me very happy. Though I have to find keywords that matter. Page one for a key word no one searches on is useless. Revenues are moving up, though I do suspect the % growth will decrease, can’t run at nearly 20,000% every month!
But my favorite metrics: haters, fakers and groupies are the ones I will really focus on.
And in the meantime I’ll keep cranking out relevant, useful information you can put to work in your life today.
Thank you, readers, for making this even possible and something more than me just yelling into the void, I sincerely appreciate it.
With that, I’m back to the grind – only 99,650 more followers to go…
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