Operation Vegas 2021: Feb Update (Plus Updates on Other Sites)
Happy March, everyone! Time is flying, as usual! I hope you had a good February.
For me, as productive as I was last month, I feel like it was the opposite this month.
It all started one fateful night.
I was making a batch of meatballs and I had too many things on the counter top. Including my computer. And a glass of wine.
Let me also tell you I'm a *little* on the clumsy side.
I went to grab a tray of meatballs off the counter to put in the oven and I knocked the bottle of wine over. Thankfully I saved it! But in the process, I knocked the glass right onto my keyboard.
It killed my brand new, beautiful, rose gold Macbook air. (cry emoji)
Several days later, and almost the cost of buying a new one (cry emoji again), I got it back.
Thankfully, I still have my old computer so I was able to do a little bit on there. But that really set me back, mostly mentally. It was hard to get back on track after that. It bummed me out.
But, you live and you learn. I am certainly more careful about where I put my drinks and my computer now!
With that said, let's move on to see how February went.
It wasn't all doom and gloom this month. I was able to accomplish some things.
- 7 articles written
- 1 YouTube video
- 297 subscribers
- Got myself on TikTok
- I did my first ever podcast with fellow WA'er Mike Beatty!
- 224 email subscribers
- I got a snippet on Google! (Which is now gone, but it was nice while it lasted.)
I haven't done a THING with my email. And I want to do more on YouTube. The thing is, time is so limited. I always prioritize writing new posts. They sometimes take me 3 days now just because I don't have too much time to work on them.
It's frustrating because I want to do so much more.
OK, let's get into stats.
Traffic & Stats
January's Search Console Stats:
It's nice to see that even though February was a shorter month (and these stats only go to Feb 29, not Feb 29) that everything was still up. Except CTR, but I'm still pretty happy with where that's sitting.
For fun, I took a look at last February's stats:
So that's a pretty big improvement in one year!
Let's move on to traffic.
Traffic in January:
Traffic in February:
I finally hit that elusive (for me anyway) 3k users mark, which I talked about in this post. I hit 150 users in a day, and I think that's the most so far.
When I get to 200 users in one day, I'll probably create another mini-milestone post. So, look for that soon! (I hope!)
Day / Week / Month Traffic:
- January = 10, 0 Premium = $0
- February = 11, 0 Premium = $0
- March = 25, 0 Premium = $0
- April = 30, 2 Premiums = $39.50*
- May = 25, 3 Premiums = $47.50
- June = 37, 2 Premiums = $63.00
- July = 35, 3 Premiums = $118.00
- August = 24, 4 Premiums = $149.50
- September = 12, 2 Premiums = $157
- October = 32, 4 Premiums = $164.50
- November = 29, 4 Premiums = $149.50 (+1 Black Friday sale)
- December = 32, 2 Premiums = $157 (+ Black Friday sale payment = $282)
- January = 34, 4 Premiums = $220
So you can see things did slow down this month in the sales department. Writing about MLMs is giving me a boost in traffic, but those people definitely don't sign up very often, which is something that Dylan and Grace talked about.
I do mix up my content a bit, but maybe not enough.
Something to think about for March...!
Update: I also received a Jaaxy commission of $24. That's always a nice surprise!
Niche Site #1
I really didn't do a lot on this site this month. I only wrote 2 posts, and I didn't even do my Pinterest pins on the 2nd post yet. Eek. I'm so behind!
For some reason, my stats aren't showing up in Seach Console. So, we'll have to come back to that another time.
Last month my Pinterest account had 1.6k monthly viewers. Now we're at this:
I had one pin take off, so that was helpful!
I have 9 total posts on this site, and I'd like to get it to 20 or 30 and then just let it sit and simmer while I work on my next niche site. I need to come up with a content plan for the next articles, and I think that will help me stay on track.
Traffic is slightly improved from last month:
Day / week / month traffic is also slightly improved, but nothing to write home about yet.
I haven't gotten any sales from this site in February.
OK, I think this post is long enough!
Now, tell me how your February went. I'd love to hear about it in the comments below!
Thanks for reading!