Welcome to the first blog income & traffic report of 2016. This is a part of ShoutMeLoud transparent culture & if you wish to know why I share such exclusive details, you should read this to understand our culture.
It’s been a while that I have published our transparency report & it’s only because I was busy learning more than making money. In the past two months, I have traveled a lot & in the quest to unlearn & learn again.
Attended Affiliate marketing summit West 2016:
Last month I went for my first U.S.A. trip to attend Affiliate marketing summit in Las Vegas.
I also had a chance to meet & spend quality times with many pro-bloggers such as Syed Balkhi, John Chow, Zac Johnson to name a few. Along with that, I met many of my favorite companies that I have been working & over-all going to Affiliate marketing summit west 2016 was a great experience.
Later on, I also went to Mountain view to meet folks over at Google & Coursera. (Check out Google HQ album on Facebook here). Overall, those 20 days were full of lot of learning & new experience. You can browse many of the pics on my Instagram account.
Due to travel schedule, you might have noticed slow posting here at ShoutMeLoud, but as I made it clear last year, you will be seeing only quality posting over quantity here at SML.
My post on Affiliate Summit West 2016 is pending which I will be publishing soon & I also got to know about many new companies, online tools which you will be hearing from me in the coming days. For now, let’s look at how posting less affected ShoutMeLoud traffic.
ShoutMeLoud January 2016 blog traffic report:
For the newcomers, ShoutMeLoud is more than just a blog. We have a dedicated videos section, hot deals section to start with & a forum for bloggers. If you are a Millenials who are born in the mobile first world, you can always download our iOS app or Android app to stay tuned with the latest stuff from ShoutMeLoud.
Here are the stats for ShoutMeLoud.com (Mobile & Desktop) for the month of January 2016:
If I compare this report to the last known September 2015 report, I see a huge increase in sessions & page views. Even our bounce rate has dropped by 4% which is a considerable number. We are about to hit 1.5 million page views a month which is our all-time best.
ShoutMeLoud Forum: January traffic & top chart
ShoutMeLoud bloggers forum is another great place for you & other entrepreneurs to hang out & talk about blogging, entrepreneurship & topics that interest them. It’s a self-managed forum & you would find many hidden gems in terms of making money resources & bloggers are sharing their experience with stuff that helps them drive traffic.
Apart from gaining & sharing knowledge, ShoutMeLoud forum is a great place for you to establish credibility for yourself. Thanks to our forum, now I know many hidden gems who are doing great in online marketing & in the world of blogging.
Here are top 7 Shouters for the month of January 2016 who contributed the most at our forum:
ShoutMeLoud forum is fully mobile optimized & you can access the forum on your mobile browser & the experience is really smooth.
Android app traffic: January 2016
In 2016, one of my goals is to focus a lot on gaining mobile subscribers & one thing which I’m going to do something new is; making our app more interactive & engaging. I have made a few UX changes in the past few months & by the 3rd quarter of 2016, you can expect the biggest update for our app.
Regarding traffic, ShoutMeLoud Android app traffic is increasing every month & here is the mobile app traffic report for January 2016.
Overall January 2016 was a great month for ShoutMeLoud concerning traffic & I’m pretty excited to touch 1.5 million page-views in coming months. February is going to be the most exciting month for ShoutMeLoud, as you will see a lot of content & I’m also updating ShoutMeLoud Affiliate marketing ebook. Existing buyers (Even if you buy today) will get free access to the updated version of our ebook.
Blog Income Report: January 2016
Earning source & report
- Affiliate marketing eBook: $489.09
- Affiliate marketing Income: $15383.13
- Google AdSense: $525.67
- Leadpages email marketing tool: $496.72
- ImpactRadius Affiliate program:$829.90
- ClickbankAffiliate Program: $331.71
- ShareASale Affiliate Program: $593.46
- ElegantThemesAffiliate Program: $441.48
- ThirstyAffilaites WordPress Plugin: $96.33
- MyThemeShop WordPress themes: $74.20
- PostPlanner Facebook tool: $25.20
- Sendy self hosted email tool: $12
- Infolinks ad program: $55.82
- Direct ads: $1911.70
- Domain business: $205.64
Blog Expense: January 2016
- Kinsta Hosting: $157
- Broadband: $80
- Home office rent: $550
- Aweber: $169
- ShoutMeLoud Forum: $100
- Expense: $587.5
- Bluehost: $89.88
- ShoutMeLoud promotion: $2775
I have not included U.S. trip expense which is close to $9500 & is also part of my blogging expense. Overall, the month of January 2016 was pretty solid regarding revenue & probably the best month in the last 7 years.
- Check out complete ShoutMeLoud income transparency report from 2009-2016
- Harsh Agrawal interview at Affiliate marketing summit West 2016
I’m looking forward for an exciting 2016 & I wish you the same. If you have joined ShoutMeLoud quite late, I would suggest browsing the complete website & you might change your life like many others.
For now, could you do me a favor & share our transparency report on the Facebook, Twitter & telegram. This would let people know that ethical blogging can do wonder for their life & let them discover themselves. Also do share about your January income & traffic report. If you have published a blog post, do share the link in comment section.