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If you’re new here, each month I share the exact websites and keywords that sent traffic to ViperChill over the course of the previous month. I do this as I want ViperChill to be a case study for all of you on how to grow a website and make money online.
June was quite a quiet month in terms of updates and activity on other sites. I’ve just bought two massive new websites (and I’m arranging assistants to run them) so that has taken up the majority of my time. Plus, I’ve been enjoying quite a few World Cup games while I’m here.
I’m very excited to say that if you’re reading this, ViperChill has now passed the 10,000 subscribers mark. I’m actually writing this sentence (not the post) on March 11th 2010 sitting on a feed count of 4,717 subscribers (I’ll explain this later). In my monthly posts I often say that I don’t have any goals for the site, but if I’m totally honest, hitting the 10k subscriber mark was definitely one of mine.
When I ran PluginID I wrote a blog post after hitting 5,000 subscribers as that was a huge achievement for me at the time. I decided to refrain from that here at ViperChill until I reached 10,000 subscribers which I think finally puts this blog on the map. I’ve managed to grow this site by over 9,000 subscribers in 9 months which is quite rare in the blogging world. Here’s how.
I’ve said from the start that I will only do these monthly reports up until the site turns one so we’re getting closer and closer to that mark now. If you’re new here, each month I share the exact websites and keywords that sent traffic to ViperChill over the course of the previous month.
May, in all honestly, did not include much “ViperChill time” as I had my 21st birthday and a lot of coaching clients to work with. However, June is a new month and I’m ready to get back into work-mode and see where I can take this blogging case study.
Despite what many blogs online will tell you about my age (most say I’m 22, 23, or above), today is actually my 21st birthday. Since I was about 12 I would always tell my Mom that I was going to be a millionaire by 21. I guess that means I have twelve months to reach my goal and I like to think I’m on track.
Although this post is not directly related to internet marketing and you might think I have nothing to share because of my youth, I’ve been through a lot in the process of going from a college dropout to now making a living for myself online. I hope that there’s something you can take away from this post and apply to your own journey.
As we enter the month of May which will see me turn 21 and lose what I consider my USP, it’s time for another monthly report which shows the ViperChill stats for April. While I have no goals for the stats here in any way, I find it interesting to track changes on a monthly basis and I hope you find it interesting too.
I did slack on the amount of posts written in April due to my hectic workload and a lot of things happening in my life that I couldn’t control, but that didn’t seem to slow down growth at all. Now let’s look at those traffic sources so you can all steal them (legally) from me, shall we?
I’m deviating from the typical type of post here at ViperChill today as I have something pretty awesome to announce: My first plugin, Reputation Management for WordPress, is now available for download. And it’s free. I’ve been using this plugin personally for months and decided that other people would really benefit from it, so now I’m releasing it here.
Reputation management (or monitoring, in this case) is about tracking your brand online. Just imagine if you could easily see when people are talking about your blog, your name, your products or anything else you want to track – all via your WordPress Dashboard. It’s always good to see who is singing your praises and it’s important to know who is criticising you or your brand so you can respond where necessary. Now you can see all that, quickly and easily.
It has now been six months since I relaunched ViperChill. On one hand I’m really excited to be in the situation I’m in because the growth here is amazing but on the other I’m sad to see just how fast the time has gone already. Time flies when you’re having run, right?
If you’re new here then each month I share the exact keywords and referring sites that sent traffic to ViperChill in the last month. I don’t have any subscriber or traffic goals so this report is purely just interesting for me to look at, as I hope it is for you as well.
To update those of you who are new to ViperChill, each month I change my opacity levels to 90% and reveal far more than I should. Besides sharing how many new feed subscribers I’ve gained and how many pageviews this site has had, I also reveal the top traffic sources and referring keywords to ViperChill.
I have absolutely no goals for this site (which is why I think it’s doing well) so don’t mind if the traffic goes up or down. I judge my success here by the positive comments that each article receives. At the bottom of this post you’ll also find a personal update, which I write every month.