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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.
Despite only writing four blog posts – and none at all last week – the site still received just less than 40,000 visits and almost 70,000 pageviews. The only traffic source which dropped was StumbleUpon, so really the site is still growing nicely in channels like search and direct traffic. The time on site also increased slightly so that shows the quality of traffic was higher. The articles written in June, 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 June:
There were a total of 5,787 visits via 1,519 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%.
I really don’t know if I should continue reporting on Feedburner as the count is just far too erratic. Every day the figure fluctuates by thousands of readers, going as low as 4,000 to as high as 12,000. I now think my post on reaching 10K subscribers was indeed a bug (I did say it might be in the post) and the site is at 7,543 readers. Although I don’t have any goals for the size of the community here, I still think it is an interesting metric to monitor.
I really don’t know what is going on (I’m still down over 1,000 Google Reader subscribers compared to usual) so that would suggest I’m at least over 8,500. But with Feedburner, who knows. If you’re also having issues, I urge you to @MattCutts on Twitter and ask him to look into it. It actually has nothing to do with him, but Feedburner aren’t updating their status blog nor answering support questions in Google Groups and he is in a position where I believe he can get someone at Feedburner to look into it.
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We’re coming to the end of the Fifa World Cup which is being held here in South Africa, where I live. I’m staying in Cape Town and managed to go and watch England vs Algeria (awful game) and then I was in the VIP box for Netherlands (my second country) vs Cameroon, which was much more eventful.
I was devastated when Germany beat England but we really played poorly. I spent Friday in my favourite pub, Dubliners, to watch Netherlands to beat Brazil which was a great win for them. As I’ve been there about 8 times in my life, I consider them my second team so I’m hoping they go on to win the trophy.
I’ve attached a few pictures of the games as I always find things like this interesting, so I hope that you do as well. The pictures with the white tables are the VIP area of Cape Town stadium.