Year-End Stats & 2011 Advertising Options

In December 2009, ClickNewz saw just over 52,000 visits. This December (2010), the number of visits almost doubled. 102,604 visits to be exact. During the year of 2009, ClickNewz saw just over a quarter of a million unique visitors. 2010 brought a 53% increase in unique visitors, and an 82.5% increase in overall traffic.

You can get a nice visual of the substantial growth in traffic this year in this side-by-side annual stats comparison:

2010->

(Note: these screenshots were taken 14 hours before month-end)

All of the traffic is organic, and highly targeted. The top traffic sources are search engines, social media and word-of-mouth referrals.

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Social Media Reach

My new Facebook Page, launched just a couple months before year-end, currently has over 1,000 readers and growing daily. Facebook Insights for the last 60 days:

I post manually to Facebook (no auto-posting) and am building a very fun & interactive discussion community there. In addition to updates from ClickNewz we have topical discussions, and I share cool links & resources from around the web.

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My Twitter profile has 16,000+ followers.

More than 62% of my tweets
are conversations or replies.

I'm actually live on Twitter
(not auto-tweeting) and very interactive. ;)

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RSS & Email Subscribers

The image to the right is a screenshot of my FeedBurner stats.

This is a combination of RSS and Email subscribers, but represents only a portion of my mailing list.

I have multiple email lists, including a daily update that goes out every morning at 8am Eastern.

Actual mailing list reach is currently over 18,000 subscribers, which brings total RSS/Email readership up to over 23k and growing.

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Single Post Stats

While overall stats are fun and interesting, I pay special attention to the stats of a single page or post over time. Achieving a top 10 ranking and funneling highly targeted traffic into specific pages, is a surefire way to set up long-term income streams.

For example, my post about starting a free online business was written more than 2 years ago (August 2008). In 2010 alone, it saw 31,883 visits due to top rankings in Google for multiple versions of the longtail keyword phrase.

An optimized post here at ClickNewz using a very specific keyword phrase, with a strong call to action in the post, can be worth quite a bit...

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Advertising Options

For a limited time I am going to offer the 2010 advertising rates. You can get side-wide exposure as a ClickNewz Sponsor for only $500/month. I only accept TWO at any given time, and one spot is already secured for the entire 2011 year.

You can secure the second spot for the entire year for only $3600 (40% off the monthly ad rate). See the ClickNewz Sponsor spot in the right sidebar as an example. Ad Images will need to be 300 pixels wide minimum, with a maximum of 250 pixels high. Please send a link to your graphic, the destination URL, and your preferred Alt Text for the image with your advertising request.

Please use the contact form to submit your ad details for consideration. Sponsors are hand selected, and so I will get back with you personally on your request.

Option #2: 500 Word Blog Post

I will write a quality blog post reviewing/discussing your product, book or website for $250. This includes a keyword-optimized post, minimum 500 words, targeted exposure to my active readership, and a permanent inbound link with the anchor text of your choice.

As I mentioned earlier, one well-optimized blog post can continue to serve you for months - and even years. Here is an example of a sponsored post, to give you an idea what you can expect: Affiliate Article Writers.

Not all requests will be accepted. Again it must be relevant and of interest to my readership. I reserve the right to accept or deny post sponsorships at my discretion.

Please use the contact form to submit your ad request.

Include your URL, preferred anchor text, and the angle/topic you would like covered. Please include as much detail as possible. If your submission is selected, I will send a reply with payment instructions.

I am open to other options as well, so if you have specific needs or interesting ideas... I'm all ears. Simply make me an offer! ;)

Best,

About Lynn Terry

Lynn Terry is a full-time Internet Marketer with over 17 years experience in online business. Subscribe to ClickNewz for the latest Internet Marketing trends & strategies, Lynn's unique case studies, creative marketing ideas, and candid reviews...moreĀ»

Discussion

  1. Hi Lynn,
    I just want say congratulations on a successful 2010 and best wishes in 2011!

  2. It's awesome to see your growth and it is very motivating! Happy New Year and all the best to you in 2011!

  3. WOW, what an amazing year you had! Thanks so much for sharing your stats with us. Here's to an equally (or more) successful 2011

  4. Congrats on the rising upward trend. It must be particularly gratifying to see the uptick in visitors this month, versus the more typical December downtick you experienced last year.

  5. Hi Lynn congratulation best wishes in 2010. Looking forward you open the advertising on the side bar.

  6. Jeff Pohl says:

    Looks like a very good and successful 2010. I suspect you will have an even better 2011!

  7. Wow! Lynn - that is so impressive! You are an inspiration and an example of what you teach.
    I love how clearly you have laid out the information.
    I'm looking forward to learning more from you in 2011!
    Happy New Year!
    Diana

  8. Hey Lynn, now that's impressive, I wish I could say the same for one of my blogs. Unfortunately, all my blogs combined don't get that much traffic (but I'm working on it). Here's to even greater numbers in 2011, Happy New Year!

  9. Skipper Holmes says:

    Ay chihuahua!!!Super reading your year-end stats! You are truly an inspiration and so willing to share all your info in a meaningful, clear manner. No idea what I'd do w/o you! Best 2011! Skipper Holmes on Twitter.

  10. Hey Lynn, BTW, happy New Year!

    I love reading about your successes because you got there from being someone who reaches out and truly cares about others.
    Who else does that? A rare few.

    I hope you quadruple our success in 2011, no one deserves it more :-)

    Thanks again for sharing and being the inspiration you are.

  11. Hello, Lynn. Happy New Year! Congratulation for your online success in 2010. I'm glad I subscribed your email feed and learned a lot of lessons in making a virtual real estate.

  12. So impressive! My 2 blogs combined doesn't EVEN come close:) But, onward & upwards in 2011!

    Thanks,
    Clara

  13. Lynn, sorry for a question - but could you tell about your blog bounce rate?

  14. Hi, Lynn,

    Besides sharing your great traffic reports, you make a good point readers shouldn't miss, and that is you track your traffic. You know how much you get, where it's coming from, and what people are reading (or at least where they are going) on your site. I wonder how many people who complain about little traffic take the time to really track their traffic?

    Congratulations! And thanks for all your wonderful tips!

  15. Ina Bliss Correct Scripture Symbolism says:

    This is my first time with you and on your site, and I am getting the definite feeling that you are on to something big. Liking your style.
    All the best from here on up!

  16. I just realized the last half of the post never published. I was actually mobile when I published it and got an error - but didn't realize it got cut off like that. My apologies. I just fixed that ;)

    Happy New Year, and thank you!

  17. Cindy Brock says:

    WOW! Amazing stats. Can't wait to see what you do in 2011!

  18. Those are some very nice numbers! It is interesting that one of your posts traffic over the year was equivalent of one month of total traffic for your site.

  19. Congratulations Lynn. I know these statistics are slightly dated now but I can only assume that you're doing even BETTER now in 2012! How magnificent you've got this site up and running; it's my dream to get my site HALF as good - in traffic and quality - as ClickNewz!

    You're an inspiration and those numbers above are just further proof of what a hard worker you are!

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