Traffic and Income Report: February 2017

Traffic and Income Report: February 2017

April 8, 2017

I mentioned not long ago 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. Hopefully this can become a regular report.

The following data comes from February of 2017:

Page views: 229,640.
This was a down month for traffic, despite the expected uptick in traffic from National Signing Day. Why was it so low? Well, my previous hosting service couldn’t handle the traffic – despite promises that it could – so there was a lot of down time. There were a couple days, as well as intermittent other spots, where nobody could view the site at all, including me.

Google AdSense revenue: $281.40

Amazon Affiliates revenue: $53.95

Paypal donations: $1,109.40.
I don’t get Paypal donations during most months, but this was the month when I requested (and received) funding for a new server. (See above: Page views.) Over a span of twelve days, readers ponied up over $1,100 to help for the new server, which has been working well.

TOTAL INCOME: $1,444.75


  1. DonAZ
    Comments: 392
    Joined: 8/12/2015
    Apr 08, 2017 at 5:28 PM

    This is an interesting view inside the workings of this blog … thanks!!

    • Thunder
      Comments: 2626
      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Apr 09, 2017 at 10:53 AM

      You’re welcome. It’s not the most exciting post, but I’m glad it’s appreciated.

  2. Lanknows
    Comments: 3881
    Joined: 8/11/2015
    Apr 09, 2017 at 4:41 PM

    Interesting. Congrats on your success in growing the site.

    • Thunder
      Comments: 2626
      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Apr 09, 2017 at 8:03 PM

      Thanks. Like I said, it was a down month, but hopefully you see things getting back to normal in the March, April, May, etc. updates.

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