ShoutMeLoud September 2016 Transparency & Traffic Report

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Howdy Shouter,

I hope September was fruitful for you.

For ShoutMeLoud, it was great in terms of glory & coverage. Regarding revenue, it was just another month which helped me change our working style a little bit. More on that later…

For now, let me quickly tell you what you can expect from this post.

This post is a part of our transparency culture. It’s here to give you those inside stories which you will never hear anywhere else. It also will help you pick up many tried and tested methods to help you grow your own blogging business.

For newcomers, you can read this post to understand why we publicly reveal such reports every month. In the below link, you can check out the archive of all earlier income & traffic reports.

India Affiliate Summit 2016

I started the month of September on a good note because on the 2nd of September, I had a speaking session at the India Affiliate Summit. This was the second India Affiliate Summit & also the best so far.

Here are some images from the event:

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Do you remember ShoutMeet?

Let me quickly detail this for the newcomers. Last year (2015), Sharat & I did an all India road trip by car & organized bloggers meetups in 13+ cities across India. It was one of the best moments I’ve ever had while running ShoutMeLoud.

Well, at the India Affiliate Summit, I got to meet many young guns who attended a ShoutMeet & started blogging immediately after. I was delighted to see the outcome of last year’s efforts.

Here are a couple more images from the India Affiliate Summit.

This one shows most of the brands who were part of this year summit.

With Shouters after the event
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It was indeed a great start of the month.

Join me at Affiliate Summit West 2017: Las Vegas, U.S.

Do you remember when I posted about my experience of attending Affiliate Summit West 2016? If you missed reading about it, you can do so by clicking on the below link:

ShoutMeLoud at Affiliate Marketing Summit 2016: Experience & Takeaways

Next year, Affiliate Summit West is taking place on January 15-17, 2017.

What’s more exciting is that this year I will be attending as a speaker!

Here are the details of my session:

  • Session Title: How To Growth Hack Affiliate Earnings of Your Blog
  • Date: Sunday, January 15
  • Venue: Paris Las Vegas Hotel
  • Time: 2:30pm-3:00pm

If you are in the U.S., or you can travel to the U.S., you shouldn’t miss attending this event. You can purchase the tickets at a discounted price until October 28th. The price starts at only $99.

Note: If you don’t have a U.S. visa, you don’t need to worry about it. The invitation letter from their team will help you get the visa without any issue.

Best India Blog Award: 28th September 2016

This was another big highlight of last month. I have already shared about the gala night in detail earlier.

Here are two more unpublished images from the event:

This year, the award was picked up by our team member @Sharatnik.

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Sharat Nikhil (Right) & Best India Blog Award

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Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Charusat University, Gujarat

On 29th September, I delivered a speech on “Entrepreneurship & Innovation” at Charusat University for their annual event #Congnizance.

I believe I have some extra affection for Gujarat as I never miss a chance to visit the Jewel of Western India.

Well, that was the last picture, so let’s move on and talk about a few things that I’m changing for the month of October.

With so many activities, the work definitely got affected a bit. This can clearly be seen in the stagnant income report below. This is why I’ve decided not to undertake any more speaking gigs in the months of October & November.

Also, for these two months, I will be working from a co-working space in Gurgaon. The plan is to focus on ShoutUniversity & ding the conversion optimization for all of our blogs including ShoutMeLoud.

Well, now it’s time for the monthly traffic & revenue report.

ShoutMeLoud September 2016 Traffic Report:

ShoutMeLoud is constantly receiving close to 1.5 million page views/month. This doesn’t include traffic we are getting on the ShoutMeLoud forum, or our iOS & Android apps.

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81% of our traffic is from search engines & this is what helps us the most.

In the month of July, I did some tweaking to drive traffic from Pinterest & it’s been working great for us. However, the bounce rate is pretty high for Pinterest traffic.

The below image will give you an idea of the geolocation of our traffic:

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ShoutMeLoud Android App

Our Android app is more popular than our iOS App & in the below image you can see how well it’s performing:

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We had the plan to launch some exciting updates last month, but due to mismanagement, it got delayed. We are hoping to release some cool features such as user management & some other stuff in the coming months.

ShoutMeLoud Forum

Two months back I hired a full-time community manager for our forum, and Nikhil is doing a great job to grow the community. The forum traffic is growing, but more than that, experienced & newbie members are finding a platform to interact with each other.

Here are the most active members of our forum:

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Top Members of ShoutMeLoud Forum

If you haven’t joined our forum yet, you should. The best part is, our forum works great even on mobile browsers. This way you can engage with community members even when you are traveling.

Well, this is more or less what happened with us in the month of September.

Like always, I will be sharing my learnings & experiences here at ShoutMeLoud.

Here are top posts of September that you shouldn’t miss:

If you haven’t subscribed to our email newsletter or downloaded our mobile app, you should do that right now to stay up to date with ShoutMeLoud’s happenings.

Well, now it’s your turn to let us know: How was your month of September 2016?

What new stuff have you learned or tried doing? Let us know in the comments section below!

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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.

205 thoughts on “ShoutMeLoud September 2016 Transparency & Traffic Report”

  1. Hai Harsh

    I am using Adsense for my revenue generation.But your revenue above 80 % coming from Affiliate marketing.Great

    job,keep growing.

  2. Congratulations Harsh on your Achievement, which is a great inspiration for all of those Bloggers, who already started their Blogging Business or going to start.

    These kind of Success Stores motivates to those, who stopped blogging, so this gives a Push to them to do hard work and keep on working persistently and consistently.

    As I started my Ease Bedding Niche Site a year ago and today it’s bringing around $400-$500

    Thanks and wish you a great Success!!

  3. Congratulations sir @denharsh
    its great #septemberincome. May god you earn more and more in next month ever.
    I will try to give my best on SML forum and then I will be added to your above screenshot.
    All the best for Las Vegas Summit.

  4. Nice growth. I’ve subscribed to your affiliate training course hope it will help me to make money with my website

  5. I was actually Reading the affiliate marketing articles just checked this for a while. Good to see a huge increment if you could be more specific about the Affiliate methods or programs you used, will be good for aspiring bloggers. Great work anyways Harsh

  6. Wow! This is quite motivating. Checking through your blog motivates me to keep working on my own blog. It’s really an exciting experience to me seeing a blogger make such huge amount of money in a month. You are a proof that blogging pays.

  7. Hi harsh,

    What is server configuration your are using ? Because you spend only $128 for hosting which handle 14 lakhs page views. Because i am planning start a website. So i want know how much i want to invest.

  8. Hi Harsh, I stumbled upon your blog as I was looking for information on how to grow Guest Bloggers.
    I am very impressed with what I have seen and read here. Thanks for being transparent about your Income/Expenses. I am excited to see that there is lot of potential in blogging, and there are tons of methods to monetize my blog.
    Once again thanks for the content.

  9. Thank for sharing this report to motivate me, i’m really impress the amount of traffic everyday. This will a absolutely hug motivation for me. Thank you so much

  10. Hi, Congrats on the achievement. However, you have not shared the details of ConvertKit the Marketing tool you have been using for your email subscription. Do they offer affiliate ?

    1. @Sunith
      Thanks! Convertkit is not yet great for us in terms of conversion. One reason is, here we don’t promote any email marketing service so prominently. May be someday in future when I feel I have added enough value with information regarding email marketing.

  11. Awesome Bro, lot of Kudos for your efforts and journey

    Please share us the break up of affiliate marketing earning sources so that we can try to follow your success path

    Thanks in advance đŸ™‚

  12. Sir, Truly you are great inspiration for starting blogger. Whenever i will reach to a certain level in blogging then you will be my ideal. Great efforts, Best results you have. Keep growing.

    1. Review in Short

      Yeah, he is a great inspiration, i am also new to blogging and recently started the blog. I have learned a lot from shout me loud.

  13. Hi Bro,

    Congratulations for your achievement….

    I request you to share the hidden paypal description from above paypal earning screenshot… Hope you have hidden for where sources helping you to gain more revenues but if you share the same it will help lot of shoutme followers like me to use the higher earning potential sources and we will try to achieve and move ourselves to next earning levels.

    Please share us the break up of affiliate marketing earning sources so that we can try to follow your success path

    Thanks in advance đŸ™‚

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