October was slightly a dull month for me in terms of income and blogging activities. The net income was dropped than previous month and I could not achieve my target. Normally, the year end October, November and December should be good for publishers, but due to some reasons the October started with less earnings.
Google adsense low earning and Google Panda update can be the reasons for this drop. Anyhow, I’m looking for the great months November and December.
This income is the combination of my both blogs Sysprobs.com and DailyBlogMoney.com. The total October blog income was $1951.34, which is with 7% decrease rate compared to September earning( $2098.67). The final earning should have been more in order to maintain the same or more net eCPM of my blog, but it dropped and the final effective CPM is reduced.
Anyhow, $1950 is a big money yet. Though this amount is lessor than few hundred dollars I targeted in October 2011.
OK, Here is the breakdown,
Google Adsense – 901.85
Contextweb CPM – 374.67
Amazon Associate – 118.24
Luminate (ex Pixazza) – 55.13
Vibrant Media – 351.05
BuySellAds – 78.50
ShareaSale Affiliate – 45.44
Google Affiliate – 26.46
Total – 1951.34
Things I wanted to Share
Not so disappointed finally, few of the affiliate networks helped to maintain reasonable income.
Before Exactly One Year Ago.
After starting this blog in last year October, I published my first income report for October 2010 income. Do you know how much it was? 637$. Exactly after one year the earning increased three times more. Good growth ah…?
Around $ 270 less compared to September earning. More than that, the RPM and CPC went down. I’m hoping things will change in coming months. I changed my main ad block size to 336×280 from 300×250 to increase the CTR and it worked too.
If you are using 300×250 ad size, increase the size to 336×280 and monitor the performance (CTR). Surely it will improve the CTR.
The new network I used for entire month for first time. It reached the reasonable income level. Usually Contextweb is my second highest paying ad network, now Vibrant media also reaching that state. Anyhow, I expected more earning from Vibrant media. Because I joined this network after seeing one more tech blog which is making more money but having less traffic than mine.
I contacted their support team, let me see the outcome.
Luminate (ex Pixazza)
Normally this network makes around $ 100 for me, but this time their system stopped working by middle of October. Still, they have not fixed the issue and currently they are manually reviewing each websites and approving the website.
I have to wait and see.
What’s Your Say?
I like to know few things from your if you like to share something here.
1) How was the October adsense earning (compared to September)?
2) Is Luminate showing adsense ads on the images in your blog?
3) Is your blog affected by recent Google panda updates (28th/29th September and 13th/14th October)?
I have pointed out my last year October income, so you can see the growth and steady progress. I’m not sure whether you are taking my income growth in one year as faster or slower, but as a part time blogger I’m happy with the performance. Everything is possible in blogging.
Do not try anything very fast in blogging and quit in same speed.
I will be happy to share my next year October 2012 income report as $ 6000……