Traffic and income report of an Indian food blog for June 2020 including tips, best practices and take aways.
Thank you for joining me in another monthly blog report for traffic and income that I earn with my Indian food blog. If you are new, you might wanna check out the income reports for March 2020, April 2020 and May 2020.
Traffic Report for June 2020
With 1,50,000+ page views, this months’ traffic was slightly higher than the last two months. Here is a screenshot of the google analytics report for June 2020.
Unfortunately I am still struggling with organic traffic that is really getting very frustrating now. Here’s hoping to attend the master SEO course on Food Blogger Pro before my annual membership comes to an end this month 🙁
- Advertising (Mediavine) = $1397.12 with RPM $11.67 (sessions)
- Tailwind= $15
- Slickstream = $12.5
- Food Blogger Pro membership = $23
- Bluehost= $15
- Lightroom= $11
- Jetpack = $11
- Link in Profile = $11
Total expenses = $288
*This income report does not include taxes & payments to support staff helping us with this blog. The expenditure does not include site lock & also no grocery costs are added because it is varied & also consumed within family as meals.
**This income report does not include earnings for sponsored content (which was an Instagram only package for a brand we have been working with since over 2 years) This we plan to keep confidential, however we are more than happy to help you – do write us an email on [email protected] if you have any specific questions for sponsored content 🙂
I have been keeping a secret and its time to spill it out. I am switching to AdThrive. I still pinch myself as I write this. AdThrive is considered to be the END GOAL of blogging for many blogger in the food industry for two reasons: i) higher RPMs & ii) lesser ads. So what I get is: better user experience on the site (because of reduced number of ads) and still (hopefully) earn more from it. AdThrive has been goal ever since I got to know about the top ad networks for food blogs. I never really thought I would get registered with them so soon, considering it felt so challenging to reach their minimum threshold: 1,00,000 page views/ month.
Speaking of minimum threshold…
In my first traffic and income report, I had expressed about my goals and challenges while I submitted my application for Mediavine. In a very recent Facebook post, I learned from Mediavine, that they have now changed their minimum threshold. The minimum number of sessions is now 50,000 instead of 30,000. Read more about it here.
Goals from the last month
I love setting goals and had set one for myself last month to cross $1500 revenue in June. Sadly I couldn’t do that but I am still pretty happy to earn approximately $1400 purely by advertising with Mediavine.
Switching from Mediavine to AdThrive
As much as I am curious to see if the grass is actually going to be greener, submitting my notice period to Mediavine was a very tough decision. More than anything, mediavine is known for their VIP super special service, which I know I will miss the most. There was a not even a single issue that took more than just a few hours for them to resolve, or even go to the extent to even upload videos for me when my internet was down! They score 100/100 in terms of service. Plus the revenue was pretty decent too (specially in the last 2 weeks). But I have read and heard so much about AdThrive that accepting their offer was my final decision. I have heard how their RPMs are even better, but that we will see 10th July onwards… fingers crossed here.
I would love to know if there is more that you want me to cover in the upcoming posts. Feel free to comment below or drop me an email with your ideas and suggestions 🙂 Thanks again for joining me today, for visiting this website, for trying the recipes. Here is a recap of my previous blogging-related blog posts.
- traffic and income report March 2020
- traffic and income report April 2020
- traffic and income report May 2020
- beyond recipes @ TTCP Feb 2020
- beyond recipes @ TTCP Jan 2020
- a day in the life of a part time blogger
- food photography tips for beginners
- eight ways to grow traffic on your food blog