Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Boosting Site Traffic

It's always interesting to see what kind of searches hit your blog. Going through the analytics yesterday brought a surprise or a shock, rather. What is supposed to be a good clean post about the Bible, seems to attract something not so 'clean' (no offence to anyone). The post attracted a search for "KL wives looking for sex partner". Egad! KL wives need help! Perhaps this post has made a convert or two?

Still on analytics, the post on 25 Most Stylish Couples last week, gave me a pleasant surprise.

When I noticed a spike in traffic during the day, I wasn't sure what was happening. As a long shot, I googled the post-title and found it placed at #2. People must have been googling this item after they watched the show on Channel E! the night before.

Traffic is good. The spike in traffic yeilded extra Adsense earnings on the blog.
I'm not complaining. Now that the hype has died down, the ranking has since dropped a couple of notches and traffic is back to normal.

For anyone hoping to make money online, it is important to note that traffic is important. I noticed that whenever there's more traffic from the US, the Adsense earnings go north. Perhaps it's because people in the US do more shopping online and need to check out ads. Whatever the reason, it's not a bad thing. Did I mention that I received my first Adsense cheque?


  1. Anonymous12:53 AM

    Congratulation on the adsense check. You deserve it. Hope you buy something nice for yourself?

  2. Thank you, Andie. Yes, the money went to deserving causes.

  3. hey that's cool. many congratulations! :) me, im still learning the ropes - though i did have a bit of a hike in some post recently but i dont think its anywhere near yours as its very local based :)

    share how u spent it ya haha

  4. Hi Quachee, thank you. Me, too, still learning the ropes - experimenting. I now see the value of search traffic, archives, topic variety as well as the power of keywords. Hang in there. You'll be there.

  5. Thanks, HappySurfer. One thing I like about yr blog is the wide topics which are very interesting.

    It makes readers come back for more. :)

  6. Wow! Quachee, thank you, thank you, thank you for the encouragement.