Diapers On A Plane:
13 Month Blogging Update &
Traffic Report for July 2018
July has been a busy month for the Diapers On A Plane Clan.
I wish I could say that it has been a busy month full of traveling. But no…, July has been a busy month of working on our epic basement remodel and preparing for classes to start up in August. Typically we would spend the majority of the summer traveling. Last year we spent 6 weeks in Japan with a pit stop in Shanghai, and the year before that we spent our summer between the Caribbean, Disney World, Washington DC, Canada, and Arizona; we were all over the map! In 2015 we spent the summer in Australia and before that in the Swiss Alps.
But this year, Catherine is 7 months pregnant and the nearer we get to the guess date, the stronger her urge to nest increases. And that urge is strong, because our house is in a pretty unfinished state.
The good news is, we will be taking short break from all this work with a much needed vacation to the Yucatan Peninsula! Posts coming soon.
Right now, it is time to break down how the family blog did over the month of July and break down some of our successes and failures.
Adsense: $2.34 ($2.40 in June)
Amazon: $0.00 ($0 in June)
Go Daddy Domain and Hosting $15.00
Monthly Earnings: –$12.66 ($-17.87 in June)
As expected we are still running the blog at a loss. We are playing the long game, and that is still just fine.
The plan is to continue learning, growing, and building our travel blog. Seriously, the care we take now with pictures and documenting our experiences since starting our blog has made it all worth it multiple times over. We travel differently now. We pay more attention to our surroundings, and how they affect us. It has enriched our travels and that makes it all the more worthwhile.
Pageviews: 4,211 → 4,585 (Goal of 4,500 met!)
Visitors: 3,334 → 3,546 (Goal of 3,500 met!)
Blog Posts: 255 → 267 | (Goal of 275 missed)
Facebook: 176 → 224 (Goal of 185 met!)
Instagram: 1720 → 1780 (Goal of 1,800 missed)
Pinterest: 211 → 223 (Goal of 250 missed)
Twitter: 739 → 871 (Goal of 900 missed)
YouTube: 27 → 27 (Goal of 30 missed)
Mailing list: 27 → 30 (Goal of 35 missed)
It was another record month for page views and visitors this month! Can’t complain about that.
Last month Pinterest was our biggest traffic driver. This month I am excited to say that it was search engine referrals. We went from 1326 search referrals in June, to 2070 in July! That is a 56% increase!
It feels really good to hit our page view goals this month and see things continually move up. We really aren’t huge into social channels as they are. They are a corporate game and our emphasis is to provide content, not become celebrities. To see the search engine hits improve is our ultimate drive, and that is happening!
We have some fun trips planned for August, and with renovations on the house and work picking up, things should get interesting.
Our main priority this month is to just keep moving forward, writing, posting and having fun!
Goals for August:
Instagram: 1850 followers
Facebook: 250 followers
Pinterest: 250 followers
Twitter: 1000 followers
Youtube: 35 followers
Mailing List: 35 subscribers
Blog Posts: 282 total posts