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.
I’m a huge fan of personal development. For the last 19 months I blogged about very little else and like to think I made a mark on the industry – despite my age and “total nobody” status. I don’t really write about self improvement anymore but I still actively work on improving different aspects of my life.
Without books like The Power of Now, Psycho Cybernetics, and Tribes, I really don’t think I would be where I am today. In fact, I think that the majority of my success online is thanks to the life lessons I’ve pushed myself to learn and the knowledge I’ve picked up over the last few years.
Now that we’re one month into the New Year, I hope you all realise that this one is going to fly by as quickly as the rest. The people who stagnate are going to be left behind. I could relax this year and do absolutely nothing, but instead, it’s going to be my hardest year yet.
As I recently revealed, I’m moving back to Cape Town to focus on my next two goals: helping my siblings financially and buying a nightclub. The latter will probably not be achieved for 2-3 years. I love travelling but I really feel like I need to stay in one place to give me the best chance of making my massive aims a reality.
Minimalism seems to be a hot topic these days and rightly so. People like clutter-free living and getting things done. After listening to a recent podcast between minimalist Leo Babauta and problogger, Darren Rowse, I started thinking about how I could apply minimalism to my internet marketing operations.
After all, I’m sure we can all agree there is time we spend on a computer each day that isn’t spent doing relevant tasks. I personally know that I check Tweetdeck, Facebook, and my email inbox far more often than necessary. Over the last few days, I have completely overhauled the way I do business online and setup the system and principles I’m going to share with you today.
As I write this on the last day of 2009, I have to say that I can’t believe how quickly this year has went. ViperChill has been ‘relaunched’ now for 2 and a half months and the community has grown by over 1,000 subscribers in this time which amazes me. Especially when I am doing very, very little in order to promote this site (apart from writing the best articles I can, of course).
As regular readers will know, each month I turn more transparent than most marketing bloggers as I share the exact traffic sources and keywords that drive traffic to this website. I also use this time to share a monthly update of my personal journey and projects that I’m working on. I hope these monthly reports show how much I genuinely want to help you all succeed online and that we’re going to make 2010 our best year yet.
They say time flies by when you’re writing awesome blog posts (;)) and I certainly believe ‘them’ as November disappeared before I was even ready for it. And while it is the start of a new month, it’s also time for another ViperChill monthly report.
These monthly reports serve a number of purposes. Firstly, I get to be transparent with you lovely people and allow you to use my blog as a ‘case study’ which can help you on your own journey. Secondly, I like to incorporate personal updates into my sites and the end of these posts allows me to do just that. Finally, I just find the stats of other people ‘cool’ so assume some people must like reading them here.
Welcome to the first ever monthly report here at ViperChill. The idea for this feature each month is to give you a little taster of what I have been working on lately and how traffic to the site is going. I don’t actually care how many visitors this site gets, but I do care about helping as many people as possible and I’m all about transparency so I’m willing to share as much of my business life as possible.
For the sake of nothing but interest, I have decided to do a monthly report which shares the traffic stats for this website. If you could not care less, then feel free to skip this post once per month. I personally love getting an insight into the traffic and other stats of people’s websites (maybe I’m nosey?) so here goes.