November 2011 Blog Income Report – Getting Better At End of Q4

Time to share one more month’s earning report. The net income is quite OK for me, but still it is short of what I targeted. As we all are reaching at end of the year, normally most of the ad networks will work better for publishers and we can see good increase. December should be much better because last December was a great month especially by Adsense for me and other bloggers too.

I’m sharing this November 2011 blog income report with screenshots of each money making program. I’m doing it for a reason which I will share in coming days. November 2011 blog income report is combination of my two blogs called and this DailyBlogMoney’s contribution is very less (even lesser than 1%), so I can claim this full earning is mostly from my tech blog.

I made $2292.79 online in November, it was with 17.5% growth rate compared to previous month $1951.34 earning. Google adsense worked pretty well for me, I could see the good increase in CPC and RPM during between before black Friday to cyber Monday. That  was due to the competition of advertisers during these special promotions days.

Here is the breakdown,

Google Adsense – 1381.98

Contextweb CPM – 328.23

Amazon Associate – 114.57

Luminate (ex Pixazza) – 0

Vibrant Media – 277.17

BuySellAds – 22.50

ShareaSale Affiliate – 0

Google Affiliate – 168.34

Total – 2292.79


Things I wanted to Share

Luminate is still not showing ads. It’s a common problem for most of the sites and still they are manually reviewing each sites and fixing the issue.

After checking other sites similar (even with lesser traffic) to my blog in Buysellads inventory, I realized the low pricing of my ad slots. So, I increased it, may be due to that the main ad slot is not sold in November.


Traffic Drop

Google is busy with changing their algorithm very frequently, which affected my blog too. I could see changes in search engine result pages related to my blog articles. Some articles lost and few articles gained traffic. But, at the end I lost around 10% of traffic in November 2011.

I’m working towards to bring up the traffic to normal and growth rate. Instead of breaking my head on older posts which lost the traffic, I’m planning to publish fresh useful articles to increase the traffic.

Google Adsense

It again proved as my favorite ad network. As I said earlier, it performed well during a week. Even I have seen my first ever top adsense earning 150$ in a day. Still I remember those days I struggled to get my first 100$ adsense check which took more than two years. Things have changed now, because still I’m blogging and improving day by day.

Click here to view adsense earning screenshot (for some strange reason, I can’t add it here.)

Contextweb CPM

This is my second favorite network pays well without any additional efforts. Since its a CPM network, I do not need to worry about clicks and CTR. But, the placement should be good enough to earn more money with CPM networks. For example, because of we do not expect any clicks as publishers in CPM ad network, but as advertisers they want clicks and good placement to show their ads and get visitors to them. Good placement will make sure you are getting good fill rate with higher CPM.


Amazon Associate

The way it started in November beginning, I though it could reach ever top earning , but not worked as expected. Anyhow, I’m happy with the final earning from Amazon associate.

amazon associate


Vibrant Media In-Text ad

My second full month with them, there was a considerable drop in earning compared to last month $351. This could be related to 10% traffic drop or lost traffic in USA and Europe areas. I’m hoping things will change once the blog gains traffic more.

vibrant media

Great News,

I received my first payment from Vibrant media (for month of September 2011). Even though their payment cycle is after 45 days, but they pay by end of month (its like 60 days). I don’t mind that as long as they pay correctly. Other cool thing is, direct bank deposit outside USA without any additional charges. It is really convenient for any bloggers who do not want to receive checks or payment via PayPal.

Here is the deposit from Vibrant media to my bank account.

vibrant media payment



As I said earlier the main ad slot not sold in November. By the time I’m typing this post that particular slot is sold with the increased price 🙂


Google Affiliate

This worked well this time. One thing I understand if you want to have some affiliate sales, by placing affiliate banners in your blog’s header and side bar will not work, but publishing an article about it and getting few ‘targeted visitors’ will give some money.

I recently published an article about a discount code for particular product in Google affiliate, that post is not listed in my top 50 articles in November, but still it managed to give $168 with less traffic with ‘highly targeted visitors’.

Google aff


That’s the end of my November 2011 blog income report.


We can expect good month in December as holiday offers will be up and advertisers will be spending their all balance money on advertising.

Also, this is the good time to think and analyze what you have learned including mistakes in 2011 and what are the new plans for 2012.

I will be happy to see your comments about blogging issues, earning and traffic of November 2011.

Happy Blogging in December

  • Hi Dinesh,

    Your post opened new avenues for me. I am earning around 25$ a month from my website – from google adsense.

    I wasn’t aware of other avenues of advertisements through other websites till now. Can we use all of these in the same website? Wont it create problem for the advertisement of google?

    Rajesh Singla

    • @Rajesh Singla,
      Yes, you can use other ad networks as long as they do not violate Adsense TOS ( such as appearing like adsense ads, placing next to next and some more you can find in Google TOS)

      Affiliate network banners and direct ad slot selling also good way of making more money along with Adsense.

      Good luck.

    • Thanks for notifying me.
      It is not my blog.
      I already got several ‘ping backs’ from this ‘crap’ site. I would have reported to Google if the site is using Adsense, but they are not. Anyhow, I will take some actions if they pull my future articles.

      Thanks again for your concern 🙂

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