Well, I will be doing a report every six months or so, but this is the last one I’ll publish monthly. As of October 17th 2010, it will have officially been one year since I relaunched ViperChill. I should finish the year with just over 10,000 subscribers, which isn’t a small feat (any blogger will attest to that).
I’m going to write a post in a few days which looks over the year as a whole, but for now I want to concentrate on the traffic stats and other figures for September. Thanks to all of you who have helped the site become what it is in such a short time. I know I do all the writing, but you guys give me something worth writing for.
Last month was the best traffic month ever for the site, and even with fewer posts, the site only had 3,000 less visits. The articles written in September, were:
Here at ViperChill there are a lot less articles published than most sites, but typically these articles are 2,000-3,000 words and cover topics in massive detail. You could say that we prefer signal over noise.
Here are the top referring traffic sources for the month of September:
There were a total of 7,814 visits via 1,843 keywords this month. The top 10, were:
While search engine traffic is still a tiny portion of the traffic that arrives at ViperChill, it is growing steadily month on month with the number of referring keywords increasing by another 25%.
Feedburner is so erratic that I just can’t take it that seriously anymore. Despite the current flaws in the system, I will continue to report on the numbers that it gives me. Although I don’t have any goals for the size of the community here, I still think it is an interesting metric to monitor.
Despite only writing two posts, the number of subscribers has actually increased more than in many other months. It’s great to see the site continues to thrive even when I’m not as active as I could be.
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My passport finally arrived a few days ago so my new scheduled arrival in Bangkok is around November 15th. I plan to make Thailand my home for at least 6 months and would love to meet up with any other bloggers / entrepreneurs over there. The reason I have been less active this month is mostly because I’ve been focusing most of my time on the software I’m hoping to release next week. I have the finished version so just let me say this: It is amazing!
I’ve showed it to a number of online marketers and they couldn’t wait to get their hands on it. I really think this is going to change the affiliate marketing industry. A few issues in my personal life also took up a bit of my time – I found it hard to get into the writing mood with a lot of drama going on – but I won’t get into it in detail here.
My parents arrive in South Africa on the 1st of November so it will be good to spend some time with them as I haven’t seen them for over a year. Sorry for the lack of updates, but I think my life drama is over now and I can get back on track with the software launch and bringing you guys the best content I can write.
Here’s to an awesome October!