ShoutMeLoud September 2014 Blog Income Report And Updates

Hey Shouter,

This is our monthly series of ShoutMeLoud monthly income and traffic stats report where I will be sharing important details which will give you more insight about how I make money with ShoutMeLoud.

Along with that you will also learn valuable information which will help you to improve your blog. September was an exciting month for me as I started working on few new things, I specifically worked on improving the overall traffic and quality of our blog network.

In this roundup posts I will be sharing what all happened in last month and at the end I will share how much money I made in the last month from blogging.

Shoutmeloud Blog Income report September
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ShoutMeLoud Traffic improved by 30%:

Last month, ShoutMeLoud traffic increased by 30% and it was due to various things which I have done. I will write a detailed post on the changes which I have made, but for now here are quick things which I have done to give you an idea:

  • Moved all tech related posts away from ShoutMeLoud to ShoutMeTech.com
  • Deleted around 120 posts which were outdated.
  • Added dates back in the blog post and this time instead of showing publishing time, showed last updated time. This helped a lot to increase traffic to evergreen content.
  • Responsive + Mobile site for ShoutMeLoud
  • Fixed all broken links (Almost) and in the process I also made $1216 using LinkPatrol plugin. You can learn about the technique which I used over here.
  • Adding custom images to most of the posts here which further improved the social media sharing.

Overall what really improved here is, now ShoutMeLoud is getting more targeted traffic than before and overall traffic and page views have increased. After adding mobile site, our mobile traffic has increased by a great number.

Here is the traffic stats for the month of September 2014 using Google Analytics:

ShoutMeLoud September stats
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Last week I also removed custom related posts code and started using WordPress related posts by Zementa as it allows you to edit the related posts and manually add/remove any posts you want. Using this plugin, I edited related posts section of my top-performing posts and that resulted in increased page-views, and hopefully this month our bounce rate will be down to 60-65%.

Blogging Income report for September 2014:

Here is the income report from all the blogs under ShoutDreams network and honestly this time I’m not so happy with the performance.

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Total:  $7370 ( 453070 INR)

ShoutMeLoud September revenue
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I have long ignored AdSense but now I have started optimising it with the help of 3rd party tools. Using them for last 3 days has already improved my AdSense earning by more than 300%:

Adsense boost adpushup
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Well the above chart was for the earning. Last month I spent a lot on new things and venture and here is the highlight of some of my expenditure which also includes amount I paid on oDesk for creating repurpose content such as SlideShare and youtube transcript.

  • Android App development: $553.250
  • WordPress theme and design work:  $2147.25
  • Other expenditure: $1200

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Total: $3900.25

 

What else is happening around ShoutMeLoud:

As I mentioned above, a lot more is happening and the very first big news is that we have launched our official Android app which you can download right now from official play store. I will be writing an announcement post soon, but for now you can download and do write a review of the app in the official app store. Here is a screenshot of the app:

ShoutMeLoud Android app
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ShoutMeLoud is now on cloud hosting via Cloudways:

One of my biggest expenditure here at ShoutMeLoud was due to hosting. I was hosting ShoutMeLoud on WPEngine which was indeed a powerful hosting but they are probably the worse when it comes to their pricing policy. I have already talked about their overage charges here and I was paying almost $500/month to them.

Finally I have moved away from them and now ShoutMeLoud is hosted on Amazon Server using Cloudways which is an amazing hosting company.

I was scared that I might not get the same performance like I was getting on WPEngine, but Cloudways server architect is great and perfect for any WordPress blog.

Here you can see the performance report of ShoutMeLoud (Yah! it’s loading in less than 0.5 second).

Blog loading in less than 1 second
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At the top of their powerful hosting architect, I’m using W3 Total cache, Cloudflare and Genesis Theme to reach so fast loading WordPress site.

You can also use the below link to create a complete free (No credit card required) to test drive Cloudways  Hostingfor one month. After one month you can use coupon code “Shoutmeloud” to get discount on their server.

Test drive Cloudways for 30 days (No credit card required)

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ShoutMeLoud September revenue
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A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

73 thoughts on “ShoutMeLoud September 2014 Blog Income Report And Updates”

  1. It is always inspiring and energising to read your income report. After reading this, I feel motivated and start working on my blog.

    1. @Sameer
      I’m glad to know that this income report helps you and would love to see something awesome from your end soon.

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