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6May 2017
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Traffic and Income Report: March 2017

A couple months ago, I mentioned that I wanted to start sharing traffic and income reports for the site. As readers and contributors, I think it’s fair to want some insight into the “inner workings” of the blog. Many of you visit regularly, click on ads, buy things on Amazon, contribute via Paypal, etc. I posted one last month, so here’s the second iteration of the series.

The following data comes from March of 2017:

Page views: 255,894.
This was still a down month for traffic, but it’s up 26,000 page views from February. I believe some technical issues were still to blame, and those technical issues were hooting my Google ranking, as well. Hopefully those rankings continue to build back up now that the site is faster and more reliable.

Google AdSense revenue: $317.35

Amazon Affiliates revenue: $17.17

Sovrn revenue: $32.37
Sovrn is a new advertising network for me, and I started messing around with it in March. It actually wasn’t very productive for me initially. When Sovrn can’t fill ads, it’s supposed to pass back ads to Google AdSense . . . but it wasn’t doing that. So a lot of my ad space went unfilled. Not only was Sovrn not performing well, but it also hurt my AdSense earnings. Since then I’ve improved its performance by making some tweaks, but March was a down month.

Paypal donations: $0.00
In February I received over $1,100 in donations for the new server, but that’s usually the only time when I get donations – when there’s something specific I need. And I’m okay with that.


5May 2017
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This Week in Twitter: NFL-bound Michigan Edits

Here’s a wrap-up of what went on this week on Twitter:



Naturally, Jim Harbaugh had a response.


Hit the jump for more Twitter happenings.

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5May 2017
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2017 Season Countdown: #91 Simeon Smith

Simeon Smith (image via 247 Sports)

Name: Simeon Smith
Height: 6’6″
Weight: 210 lbs.
High school: Kalamazoo (MI) Loy Norrix
Position: Wide receiver
Class: Redshirt freshman
Jersey number: #81
Last year: I did not rank Smith. He did not see game action.

Smith entered college as a wide receiver/tight end tweener and a preferred walk-on. He did not play in 2016 and still has four years of eligibility remaining. He played a little bit in the spring game, and he looks huge at the wide receiver position. He could develop into being a good blocker and a guy with a large catching radius, but right now he looks unlikely to contribute much. I think he might sneak onto the field late in a blowout game, though there don’t appear to be many potential blowouts on the 2017 schedule. I do not expect him to play much, but as a physical specimen, I think he’s ahead of Jack Wangler.

Prediction: Backup wide receiver

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