Blog report for go big with affiliate marketing November 2020

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

 

If the first three months were growth for my blog in terms of traffic, the next two months saw a slight dip, and the last month was the lowest among all.

This is my sixth month blogging report. If you are a regular reader to this blog, I am thankful that you are sticking with me in these challenging times. If you are new here, I welcome you holeheartedly!

November was a month of complete understanding for me. Finally I understood the real potential of affiliate marketing, the importance of having an email list from the beginning of your blogging journey, and having an engaged audience.

Despite November being the lowest month for go big with affiliate marketing when it comes to traffic, I don’t think anything is lost.

In fact, I am so confident that I am in this journey to grow it into a well-known blog.

Having said that, let’s jump into the report!

What about the resource library?

In my previous month report, I told you that I will be creating a resource library with valuable freebies. Unfortunately, in my quest to find a job, I am finding it hard to allocate time to create a good resource library.

So, please bare with me. I’ll try to do it this month.

In the meanwhile, I have an interview on September fifth. I should clear that interview and please prey for me. Thank you.

Update regarding my job: one of my old client called me on December 3 and informed me that they are ready to continue with my monthly retainer contract. What it means is that now from the third week of December, I’ll get freelance content writing projects. I’ll start making money which will allow me to cover my basis and at the end of the month, I can save some as well.

I am absolutely happy and I won’t again make the mistake of having only one monthly retainer client. I’ll look for two or three clients to be on the safe side.

Update 2 regarding my job: on December fifth, I’ve successfully attended the interview and I am waiting for feedback. I’ve answered 80 to 85 percentage of the questions really well and looking forward to a positive reply.

Things I am going to cover in this report

  • Go big with affiliate marketing stats for November
  • A comparison between October and November stats
  • Mistakes I made in this month as a blogger
  • My findings as a six 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
  • Stats for my Pinterest account
  • My guest posts
  • October goals result
  • November goals
  • My monetization wins
  • conclusion

Go big with affiliate marketing stats for November

From the first month of starting my blog, I’ve been tracking 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 from the second month onwards, I’ve been tracking the performance of both my blog and my posts in Google, how many keywords I am ranking for in the current month, improvements in terms of total ranking keywords from the previous month, where’s my average position stands with regards to all the ranking keywords in this month, where’s my blog’s average position stands in Google, and is there any improvement for the average position of my site from the previous month.

As I said earlier, this is the lowest month  when it comes to traffic for my blog.

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

  • Total page views. 488.
  • Number of sessions. 235.
  • Consistent traffic source. Facebook. (Starting to get some traffic from Pinterest and email marketing.)
  • Total share count for all my posts. 1005.
  • Average time spent in the site. 1 minute 56 seconds.
  • bounce rate. 49.79 percent.
  • Total/new/returning visitors. Total 163. New 132. Returning 42.
  • device breakdown. Desktop 61.7 percent. Mobile 34.2 percent. Tablet 4.1 percent.
  • Total comments. 964.
  • Total email subscribers. 21.

Apart from these stats, I am currently ranking for almost the same amount of keywords than the previous month, the average position of my site has improved slightly, I am ranking for more keywords related to my niche, and the average positions of my already ranking keywords have improved slightly.

When you track these above mentioned stats in the first six months of your blogging journey, you’ll have a clear idea of whether you are going in the right direction in terms of your niche selection, and whether you can fully monetize and move forward with your blog.

If the stats are not in your favor, pivot to a new direction ASAP.

A comparison between October and November stats

Here’s a comparison list between October and November stats.

October, November.

  • Total page views. 1197, 488.
  • Number of sessions. 490, 235.
  • Consistent traffic source. Facebook, facebook. (starting to get some Pinterest and email marketing traffic.
  • Total share count for all my posts. 882, 1005.
  • Average time spent in the site. 2 minutes 3 seconds, 1 minute 56 seconds.
  • Bounce rate. 44.29 percent, 49.79 percent.
  • Total/new/returning visitors. Total 327. New 269. Returning 107, total 163. New 132. Returning 42.
  • Device breakdown. Mobile 48.4 percent. Desktop 49.6 percent. Tablet 1.9 percent, mobile 34.2 percent. Desktop 61.7 percent. Tablet 4.1 percent.
  • Total comments. 884, 964.
  • Total email subscribers. 20, 21.

Let’s leave the device breakdown section from this analysis, because it is uncontrollable. What it means is that it’s my readers choice on which device they want to view and navigate my site.

Having done that, let’s analyze my blog’s performance for the month of November.

Other than email subscribers, total share count for all my posts, and total comments, every stat got a major hit.

  • Total page views. 488.
  • Number of sessions. 235.
  • Average time spent in the site. 1 minute 56 seconds.
  • Bounce rate. 49.79 percent.
  • Total/new/returning visitors. Total 163. New 132. Returning 42.

Among all these stats, the total/new/returning visitors and total page views got badly hit.

What’s the reason for the decrease in almost every section of the stats list?

I am slowly crawling out of the layoff effect. In November, I was busy with searching and applying for new jobs.

As a result, I didn’t put much effort in marketing my posts on social media. And traffic to my blog got significantly affected.

Although that’s the case, I stayed consistent with pinning on Pinterest and it’s starting to reap rewards.

Also, I am starting to be consistent with regards to sending emails to my email list. At the moment, I am getting somewhat okay traffic to my blog, but I am sure it’ll grow overtime! I am expecting the best in December!

Mistakes I made in this month as a blogger

There are several mistakes I made in November. Although they are not major ones in any way, but if I want to grow in my blogging business, I shouldn’t repeat these again.

Here’s the list of mistakes I should avoid in the upcoming months.

  • Not being consistent in writing new blog posts.
  • Not having a regular schedule for promoting my posts on social media.

I’ll be consistent from December onwards!

My findings as a six months old blogger

Here’s a list of things I found out as a six months old blogger.

  • Diversifying your traffic to different sources is key to becoming a successful blogger.
  • Similarly, diversifying your monetization strategy is key to earn more as a blogger.
  • Listening to your readers and producing content to fulfill their needs is going to keep your audience coming back for more.

Stats that I am proud of

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

  • Total email subscribers. 21.
  • Share count for all my posts. 1005.
  • Total comments. 964.
  • 9 of my articles are doing really well in Google.

The number of articles that are starting to rank in Google have increased from 7 to 9 comparing to the previous month. This is a good news for my blog’s future.

If I stay consistent with publishing new content and my promotion strategy, I’ll absolutely do well in the upcoming months.

Stats that can be improved

Here’s a list of stats that can be improved.

  • Total number of visitors to my blog.
  • Number of sessions.
  • Total page views.
  • Number of returning visitors.
  • Increasing Pinterest traffic.
  • Increasing my email subscribers.

Things I need to understand

Here’s a list of things I need to understand.

  • The various technical aspects of Google analytics and Google search console reports.
  • Email marketing and copywriting principles.
  • Pinterest seo.

My major traffic source

I am starting to get some traffic from Pinterest. It’s a good thing, and I seriously believe that the traffic is going to improve in the upcoming months.

For the sixth month in a row, facebook is my major traffic source.

The biggest reason for this is facebook groups. It’s giving me consistent traffic and I am so grateful for that.

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

Thank you very much for all the bloggers who have helped me move forward with my Pinterest strategy through your videos, blog posts, and your Pinterest templates! Because of you, I am using this platform  confidently!

Using a free Canva Pinterest template to create a new pin is way more easier than designing it from scratch. And up to this point, the experience is simply awesome! Designing a pin from scratch presents too many challenges. So, thank you once again!

Stats for my facebook page

November was the completion of the fifth month for my fb page. From the beginning, it is growing consistently and I am grateful for that.

I am delighted with its growth, and thank you very much for liking and following my fb page!

You can find it here.

Here’s the stats list for go big with affiliate marketing fb page.

  • 355.
  • 382.

Stats for my Pinterest account

Here’s the stats list for my Pinterest account.

  • Pin impressions. 1.53k.
  • Total monthly viewers. 993.
  • total followers. 164
  • Total repins. 19.
  • Total link clicks. 3.
  • Total audience. 964.
  • Total engagement. 68.
  • Total engaged audience. 39.

My guest posts.

This month, I haven’t reached out to any blogger and pitched a guest post. I am fully aware that networking with other bloggers is key to my success. So, I’ll take the necessary steps in this month!

November goals result

Here are the results for November.

  • Total page views. 2000. Fail!
  • Number of sessions. 1000. Fail!
  • Publish three quality blog posts. Fail! I’ve published only two post. I’ll surely do it this month!
  • Achieve quality results on Pinterest. Pass! I did achieve quality results in Pinterest!
  • 250 Pinterest followers. Fail! I only have 164 followers.
  • Create a couple of lead magnets. Fail! I’ll do it this month!
  • Further improve my ranking in Google. Pass! Slightly improved!
  • Ranking for more keywords. Fail! Will take necessary steps!
  • Total comments. 1100. Fail! I only got 964 comments.
  • Total email subscribers. 50. Fail! I only got 21 subscribers.

Although I failed in almost all goals in November, nothing is lost. In fact, I have next month to achieve my goals.

So, my advice for new bloggers is not to beat yourself up for failing to achieve your goals in a particular month. It’s ok, move on, and look forward to the next month! This way, you’ll reduce unwanted stress!

December goals

Here are my goals for December.

  • Total page views. 1000.
  • Number of sessions. 750.
  • Publish three quality blog posts. I’ll definitely do it this month!
  • Achieve more traffic to my blog through Pinterest. I’ll do it!
  • Create a couple of lead magnets. I’ll do it this month!
  • 250 Pinterest followers. I’ll get it this month!
  • Further improve my ranking in Google. Will take necessary steps!
  • Ranking for more keywords. 60+ would be nice!
  • Total comments. 1100.
  • Total email subscribers. 50. Will get it this month!

My monetization wins

November was a very special month for me. Why? because I had my first affiliate sale through my social media promotion.

It was only $0.03, but it has given me belief that it’ll grow overtime, and I should keep going!

Conclusion

Thank you very much for reading my blogging report till the end. No matter what others say, blogging is surely a challenging work whether you are a beginner or you are an experienced pro.

As I said in my last month report, if you are a new blogger reading this, please don’t give up on your blog because you are not seeing any result/nobody in your family supporting your efforts/no one in your circle understanding what you are doing. Every struggle is absolutely 200 percent worth it!

Now, it’s your turn. What’s the one thing you’ve achieved in your blogging journey during November? What’s the one thing that makes you proud about your blog?

Share with me 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.

 

 

 

 

 

14 thoughts on “Blog report for go big with affiliate marketing November 2020”

  1. Well well, thank you for uplifting my day. Since Covid I’ve really been down in respect to my Blog, because my Blog is about Vacation and Covid has really hampered my progress. But before I go into it, I too am an ardent Tennis fan and watch every single match that’s on television this year. I’m used to attending matches but again that word ‘Covid’. So really glad to be in touch with another tennis fan. Do you know of a tennis fan Blog/Forum/anything that keeps us together. Let me know. So yes I am struggling to get traffic but I’m hanging in there. I am looking to have affiliate marketing and advertisements on my Blog traveling picks up. Keep in touch.

    1. hey Carrie,
      thanks for your comment.
      glad to be of help to you.
      I am extremely sorry to hear that.
      covid has changed many things in the world of blogging, and as I say in my blogging reports, please don’t give up on your blog.
      hang in there, because if you are struggling with your blog’s traffic in 2020, it means that your blog is gonna be the biggest hit in 2021.
      coming to tennis, so happy and thrilled to meet a tennis fan.
      so many quality tennis blogs and forums out there.
      all it takes is a Google search.
      personally, I don’t follow news sites related to tennis, rather, I follow tennis blogs run by individuals.
      hope it helps.
      all the very best in your blogging journey!

  2. Thank you for sharing, I love seeing progress reports and such! I also admire how you set monthly goals, and instead of being disappointed by the decrease, focus on finding out why and how you can improve!

    1. hey Karen,
      thank you very much for your encouraging comment.
      I completely agree that instead of worrying about the decrease, I’ve to concentrate on improving my traffic.
      how’s your blogging journey up to this point?

    1. hey Alita Pacio,
      thank you so much for your appreciative comment.
      that’s so nice to hear that you and I have same page view goals!
      how’s your blog performing?

    1. hey Cindy,
      thanks for your comment.
      staying positive with valuable actions is key to achieving success in blogging!
      all the very best in your blogging journey!

    1. hey casey,
      thanks for your comment.
      completely agree with you.
      Pinterest SEO is tricky but I am trying to learn about it.
      it surely makes a difference to the traffic side of things to a blog!

  3. Thank you for sharing your blogging experience. I have been blogging for six months now too. November wasn’t the best month for my blog either because I needed a little break from the day social media hustle 🙂 It’s really important to realize that blogging requires hard work and dedication to be successful. Even though your November goals weren’t exactly what you expect, you are doing a great job! Keep up the good work and be grateful for the achievements of your blog! 🥳

    1. hey Päivi,
      thank you so much for your encouraging comment.
      yes, I completely agree with you.
      blogging requires hard work.
      all the very best in your blogging journey!

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