October 2009 Blog Traffic and Earning Report


Traffic Report

My Tech Quest's October 2009 Traffic Stat

No sign of slowing down. This is what I could say about the incoming traffic to My Tech Quest. For October 2009, I’ve archived another new high with 55,025 unique visitors and 81,679 pageviews. I can feel that I am getting closer and closer to achieve six figure pageviews. 🙂

For the first time, I reveal the details of the traffic sources for my blog. Check them out.

  • Search Engines : 39,311 (71.44%)
  • Referring Sites : 10,274 (18.67%)
  • Direct Traffic : 5,440 (9.89%)

Blog Earning Report

The total money I’ve earned online for October 2009 is *drumroll* … a new record high of USD$ 384.62 and plus, I finally made my first direct advertising sale (even though I didn’t set up a proper payment system in the first place on my Advertise page ).

I really thanked my advertiser for taking the effort to approach me and finally purchased a banner ad. Thank you so much. Other good news is that I’ve made two affiliate sales after months of zero affiliate sale. 🙂

Here is the breakdown of my earnings for October 2009 :

  • Google Adsense : $ 233.19
  • Infolinks : $ 63.05
  • Affiliate Sales : $ 53.38
  • Direct Advertising Sales: $ 35

Goals for November 2009

Last month, I have outlined three goals to achieve. Out of the three, I only achieved one goal. 🙁 I managed to make $300 in October plus extra 80 dollars. What’s I failed to achieve were to write 50 posts (short of 13 posts) and to reach 300 feed subscribers (short of 18 subscribers).

Here are the goals for this month :

  • Make $500 from blogging
  • Capture 500 feed subscribers
  • Publish 50 blog posts

Starting this month I will take my blog to the next level, well I will involve in writing software reviews. So any software maker who love to have their software products reviewed by me, please drop me a message in my contact form. I will love to do the review. 🙂

In the mean time, I will organize my first ever blog contest this month. Yes, this month! So make sure you stay tuned for it. You can subscribe to my blog if you don’t already have. 🙂

How your blog doing last month? Feel free to share your earning and traffic figure for last month.

Steve Yu is a technology blogger with ten years blogging experience under his belt. He is the founder of MyTechQuest.com or just MTQ.