Blog report for go big with affiliate marketing august 2020

Blog report for go big with affiliate marketing august 2020 - go big with affiliate marketing

Yes, I’ve completed my third month as a blogger! a lot has happened since I wrote my second month blog report, and I couldn’t wait to share it all with you.

So without wasting any time, lets jump right in!

This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and purchase, I’ll get a small commission at no additional cost to you. Read my full disclosure.

Things I am gonna cover in this report

Here’s the list of things I am going to cover in this august blog report.

  • Go big with affiliate marketing stats for august
  • Mistakes I’ve made in my second month blog report
  • My findings as a three months old blogger
  • Stats that I am proud of
  • Stats that can be Improved
  • Things I need to understand
  • My major traffic source
  • Stats for my facebook page
  • My guest post result
  • August goals result
  • September goals
  • My monetization wins
  • conclusion

Go big with affiliate marketing stats for august

Just like the first and second month blog report, I’ve concentrated in improving these critical metrics such as total page views, number of sessions, sources that gives me consistent traffic, total share count for all my posts, average time spent in the site, bounce rate, number of total/new/returning visitors, and devices used by my visitors to navigate this blog.

Also, I am starting to track whether I am ranking for more keywords than the previous month, what keywords I currently rank for, where’s my average position stands for in terms of each query, and the improvement of my site for the overall average position.

Here’s the stats list of go big with affiliate marketing for august.

  • Total page views. 1127.
  • Number of sessions. 633.
  • Consistent traffic source. Facebook.
  • Total share count for all my posts. 500.
  • Average time spent in the site. 1 minute 56 seconds.
  • Bounce rate. 68.25 percent.
  • Total/new/returning visitors. Total 461. New 414. Returning 100.
  • Device breakdown. Mobile 59.9 percent. Desktop 38.4 percent. Tablet 1.7 percent.

Apart from these stats, I am starting to rank for many keywords related to my niche, and the count is higher than the previous month. Also, the average position for the queries I rank for improved significantly, and the average position of my site in the search result pages moved up considerably as well.

Mistakes I made in my second month blog report

The only mistake I made in my second month blog report is that I didn’t tell you about the total visitors I got for that particular month.

So, here it is.

  • Total visitors. 359.
  • New visitors. 314.
  • Returning visitors. 49.

My findings as a three months old blogger

As a new blogger, you are tempted to dip your toe in all social media platforms. In the hopes of bringing more traffic, you even try to promote your blog in all social channels.

Ask yourself this question. Is it a right strategy?

From what I’ve found out, it is not at all the right strategy. You may do it successfully for few months, but you’ll quickly burnout.

If that’s the case, what should you do instead?

Pick a couple of social media platforms and create a full-fledged strategy to promote your blog in there. Give one month time and see the results.

If they are somewhat favorable or starting to pick up steam, continue with it and make changes as you go along. If it isn’t working, repeat the process once again.

It may sound like a lot of work, but trust me, the rewards you get out of it is worth the effort!

Stats that I am proud of

Here’s a list of stats that I am proud of.

  • Total page views. 1127.
  • Number of sessions. 633.
  • Total share count for all my posts. 500.
  • Total/new/returning visitors. Total 461. New 414. Returning 100.
  • Five of my articles are doing really well in Google.
  • Currently, I am ranking for 20 keywords.

Stats that can be Improved

Here’s a list of stats I need to improve.

  • Average time spent in the site.
  • Bounce rate.
  • Total page views and sessions.
  • Number of returning visitors.

Things I need to understand

Apart from developing a powerful core SEO strategy, here’s a list of things I need to really understand.

  • Pinterest in general.
  • Learning a little in-depth about the various reports provided by Google analytics.
  • Google search console and its reports.

My major traffic source

For the third month in a row, facebook is my number one traffic source. In fact, I am happy to say that I’ve developed a wonderful strategy to promote my blog in facebook groups.

What is it?

Well, promoting my posts with a powerful message that has a problem related to my audience, and a little description of the solution.

When you promote this way, I am sure that you’ll reap quality rewards!

Use this strategy and let me know whether you find it helpful!

Read more: the 15 best facebook groups for beginner bloggers.

Stats for my facebook page

From 49 likes, my facebook page has grown up to 135 likes at the end of august. Thank you so much for every one of you my readers who liked my facebook page! Also, thank you so much for liking  the posts as well!

My guest post result

Unfortunately, I haven’t heard back from Ellen  of zyrakuma.com! It’s been one month before I submitted my guest post, so I may have to reach out to her to find out the status of my article.

I’ll definitely let you know the result!

August goals result

Here are the results for august goals.

  • Total page views. 1000. Pass!
  • Number of sessions. 700. Fail!
  • Publish 4 quality blog posts. Only published three. I’ll definitely publish 4 posts this month!
  • Get started with Pinterest. I did get started with Pinterest and claimed my website. I’ll surely start pinning this month!
  • 10 Pinterest followers. I’ve achieved it! I have 12 followers!
  • Create a couple of lead magnets. A massive fail! I am still struggling! I should figure out how to create a lead magnet using Canva.
  • Improve my rankings in Google. A big pass! I’ve significantly improved comparing to last month!
  • Rank for more keywords. Pass! I currently rank for 20 keywords!

September goals

Here are my goals for September.

  • Total page views. 2000.
  • Number of sessions. 1200.
  • Publish 4 quality blog posts. I need to do it this month!
  • Get started with Pinterest. I’ll start pinning!
  • 50 Pinterest followers.
  • Create a couple of lead magnets. Will do it this month!
  • Further improve my rankings in Google.
  • Rank for more keywords.

My monetization wins

Woohoo! This month, I have some monetization wins!

I was accepted into the following affiliate programs!

  • Ultimate bundles.
  • Amazon associates.
  • Siteground affiliate program.
  • What blogs her mind affiliate program.

For Amazon associates, I have to generate three qualifying sales within 180 days to get fully accepted into the program.

For all others, if I want to earn commission, I need to generate sales!

Also, my application got rejected by Convertkit for their affiliate program.

I fully understand the reasons for that.

Some of them include.

  • I don’t have enough subscribers in my account.
  • Although I am a customer with Convertkit for more than two and a half years, I have only started using the software for the past two months.
  • Above all, I am in their free plan.

So, thank you very much Convertkit for rejecting my application! I’ll improve and apply once again!

Conclusion

That’s quite an improvement in august! I am so happy that five of my articles starting to rank in Google. I’ll keep you updated on my progress!

Now, it’s your turn. What are the things you’ve achieved in your blogging journey up to this point? What’s the one thing you are proud about your blog?

Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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About Hari:

Hari loves writing about affiliate marketing, email marketing, and blogging for beginners. When he is not writing, you can find him actively watching tennis, or searching for the next recipe that’ll fulfill his heart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

46 thoughts on “Blog report for go big with affiliate marketing august 2020”

  1. I am also pretty new to blogging and this was really helpful as a way to see how other new bloggers out there are doing and how I can improve! A word of advice, I have been using Pinterest for a Long time not just with my blog, and following people is not a huge thing anymore because of the way they have updated the site. I know extremely successful bloggers with 1million views a month on their Pinterest with less than 10 followers. So absolutely no sweat if you don’t have a lot of followers, it’s more about how many pin interactions and views on your page you get a month! 🙂

  2. Thanks for sharing your blog report with us. It’s early stages yet but it looks like you’re on the right track. Great job with your progress and all the best!

  3. First of all, congratulations on being accepted for those affiliate programs. I have always loved ur content and will be referring your blog to some of my blogger friends too. I need a quick clarification , if you don’t mind- for amazon associates, what does it mean to generate qualifying sales?
    Thank you and congratulations once again😊. Looking forward to your next post.

    1. hey Navita Bhatia,
      that’s so kind of you!
      thank you very much for your highly appreciative comment.
      in simple terms, a qualifying sale means someone completing a purchase in Amazon through your affiliate link.
      let’s say you are writing a post and you place some Amazon affiliate links in there.
      when someone lands on your post, read it fully, decides to make a purchase, click through your Amazon affiliate link, and eventually purchases anything in Amazon within 24 hours.
      congratulations! you’ve generated a qualifying sale!
      hope it helps.

  4. Congratulations. It’s really such a marathon, isn’t it. You’re doing fantastic with your new affiliate programs. Congratulations. Convert Kit doesn’t know what they are missing. Keep moving forward. Your blog looks great and is full of helpful information.

    1. hey Gina Abernathy,
      thank you so much for your comment.
      thank you very much for your appreciative words.
      sure, blogging is a lot of work, yet glad to see you enjoying it!

  5. Hi Hari,
    It was such a detailed report and I loved reading it. I am myself a 1-month-old blogger and have a lot to learn. Your insights are quite helpful. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. You’re doing great for a 3-month blogger! It’s nice that you also share the mistakes that you did as this is helpful for new bloggers too. Wishing you more success!

  7. Three months in, I’m far behind you. Still trying to figure out GA, keyword search, make pins and all that. And no affiliates yet; no mail list either. It is a bit messy and overwhelming. I hope I’ll see the light of day soon. Well done on your success so far!

    1. hey VAGABOND,
      thanks for your comment.
      everybody’s journey is different and you’ll soon achieve ripping success for sure!
      all the very best!

  8. Well done! I haven’t started using FB for traffic, but I think that’s in my longer term plan. I love seeing your updates, I think I should start doing the same for my own progress!

    1. hey Rachel,
      thanks for your comment.
      thank you very much for your encouraging words.
      I publish blog reports because I really want to give a clear picture of what it takes to grow your blog from the ground up.
      glad you’ve decided to do the same!
      all the very best!

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