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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.
As I say each month, I don’t care about these statistics. If they go up or down, it’s fine with me. This blog is for me to share things that I want to read myself. So, even if I’m only helping ten people, all I care about is that I’m actually helping someone. I do very little work to market this site (which probably shows) but it is at the top of my priorities right now.
Last month the site had 11,744 visits and 20,903 pageviews so it’s a nice surprise to see such a big change in December.
The articles written this month, 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 December:
There were a total of 428 visits via 145 keywords this month. The top 10, were:
It’s nice to see that the brand of the site is easily being remembered and getting on people’s radar, but I expect traffic from larger, more popular terms shortly.
With this blog, I’m not focusing on subscriber stats as much as I have with others. I still think it is an interesting metric though so I’m happy to monitor it here.
Not quite the 450+ subscriber growth last month but still a respectable figure nonetheless. The only work I have done this month was write three articles and promote them on Twitter, so I’m happy that the content is good enough to be picking up so many subscribers.
As many of you know, I recently moved to Amsterdam in the Netherlands. I decided to come here to begin my new ‘lifestyle’ where I do nothing but travel the world and make money online. The next stop on the journey is probably Bangkok in Thailand, but I haven’t totally decided yet. I like to document my travels so I put together this video of the journey so far in Amsterdam.
Please Note: This video has absolutely nothing to do with viral marketing or building websites, but you probably guessed that with the title of this section being ‘personal update’. I simply wanted to give an insight into the type of life that I live thanks to the internet and the money I make online.
I don’t have to wake up for a job each day and how I spend my time is completely up to me (which usually means partying). The point is, you can also get to this exact same stage if you want to. I’ve done it, and so have thousands of others, and so can you. Of course, you might not want to spend your time in nightclubs like me, but you get the time to do what it is you love, and there’s nothing better than that.
If I timed all of this properly, then today should be New Years Day!
Happy New Year!
|I constantly aim to find new, awesome articles to share with you all. Today I want to share: How to Woo a Blogger (and Get Coverage) via Lisa Barone, Don’t Just Read What the Top Bloggers Write via SEOptimise, 51 Blogging Tips for the New Year via Pat Flynn and finally some great Crowdsourcing Social Media Tools via Tamar.|