I want to be very open about this site. I will disclose traffic numbers, revenue goals and actual revenue creation, etc… Very few sites will be this open about their sites. I want this to be a community site so I feel this is the necessary path to take.
The site has been live for one full week!! So, prior to the sites official launch almost all stats/numbers where at zero. The site would get (maybe) one visitor every other day. I assume they were just typing in the domain name.
On with the numbersâ€¦
Key Performance Indicators (2-11-08 to 2-17-08).
Top referring site – http://www.cashnetsweeps.com/new-sweepstakes/20080214/index.html
Blog posts: 41
Spam Comments: 3
Search Engine Information
I am ranking in Google for 7 keywords.
I am ranking in Yahoo for 4 keywords.
I am ranking in AOL for 1 keyword.
(These are all first page listings)
Revenue = $0. I have not tried to monetize this site. This will happen in the following weeks.
Feedburner subscribers 25
Newsletter subscriber 64
Blog subscription 12
Advertising spend $0
Over all, not a bad first week. This week I will continue to promote the site and find new sources of traffic.
I am committed to doing a monthly â€œsite statsâ€ wrap up but not a weekly one. I may or may not do one next week. Stay tuned.