Monthly Blog Stats & Helpful Hints #8

Welcome!  Its time for another monthly blog stats and helpful hints post. Just picking up a few helpful hints I hope will make a difference in our blogs growth in the future and keeping them in a Pinterest blogging board for future reference. 

I hope you will also join us in the Personal Goals and Priorities in 2014 linky and let us know how you are doing with your personal and blogging goals.  More information to follow below.

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So lets get busy making your blog grow!

I’m always looking for great plugins to use on my WordPress site and recently I found one that I just love!!!

Do you have copied & pasted items saved all over your desktop or in files that you have to open up all the time to add to a post?  I know I did and I knew there had to be an easier way to do this.  There are so many different things I use over and over for some of my repeated type posts.  

After doing a little research, I came up on the plugin called Dashboard Notepad.  A very easy to use and basic plugin that I love to use often.  

Monthly Blog Stats & Helpful Hints #8

In the picture above you can see part of my WordPress dashboard and the Notepad can either be open or not.  Remember if you right-click a box on your Dashboard you can drag and drop it any where you want.  So, I put the Notepad right where I see it first.  You can put regular text or HTML code there for easy copy and paste time.    A great space to put your signature for your posts to copy and paste often or just a quick reminder you need to do.

Monthly Blog Stats & Helpful Hints #8

You can see the Admin area and if you have several Users on your page, you can decide who can use the Notepad.   A great way to leave notes to your other users also.  

While I was doing my search for a note plugin, there were a couple of other ones, but they seemed out of date and this one was the best of the rest.  Always check to make sure any plugin in is compatible with your version of WordPress before downloading it.

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Now on to my stats for the end of June:

Google adsense:  $1.68 = $34.76 for 2014
Media Net:  $.23 = $3.37 for 2014
Affiliate income: 0
Social Spark: 0 = $50.00 for 2014
PayU2Blog:  $5.00 = $270.00 for 2014
Blogvertise: $88.00 for 2014
Total for 2014 = $446.13

I have been with PayU2Blog for many years now, they are a great company, BUT very spastic about sending out posts.  I might go 3 months with maybe one post and then they will throw 20+ at you in the next month.  Now they offer Tweets which are super easy to do.  

I am no longer with Blogvertise because of the changes they have made with their system.  It took me over 6 months to receive the money I earned in my account.  I don’t recommend them to anyone at this point.

Monthly visits:  1090
Unique monthly visitors: 846
Page views: 1709
Average page views per visit: 2
Average visit duration: 2:20 minutes

Google: 0
Global Alexa rating: 105,715
US Alexa rating: 22,589
Pinterest: 622
Facebook: 833
Twitter: 807
Google+: 540

My stats are leveling off a bit and hoping the fall season will help those.  I recently received my first sponsored post with a good pay off.  Hoping that is the beginning of future ones and I am still receiving nice items for giveaways.  

If you have any questions about any of the items discussed, please let me know and be sure to check out our past posts for Blog Stats & Helpful Hints.

How are your goals coming along so far?

Keep on bloggin!


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Creative K Kids


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    1. Page views is a period time a user is actively engaged with your website, and monthly views is the total page views for the whole month or time period. Monthly views are also called sessions in Google Analytics. Confusing, I know. I really look at my monthly views for long periods of time. Say 6 months at a time. That will give you a better picture.

  1. Great tips Tammy. I’ll have to try this plugin. Anything that helps make life easier, I’m in! Have a great week ahead 🙂

    1. You are welcome. When I started so many years ago blogging, just to be blogging and not really wanting to make money from it, I didn’t learn anything. And then when I had to start all over last year from scratch because of server problems, I thought, I need to take this a step further. I read other blogs and sign up for many sponsored affiliates. I learned that the more views I have, the more I receive from sponsor companies. Before I had to start all over, my Google ranking was a 2 and I was receiving many sponsored posts from Social Spark. Now that I am back to zero, I am having to work my way back up again and Social Spark has completely reformatted their whole system. It does take time. Its almost been a year with my new blog and I am getting offers via email. Most are to review products with no pay. But I figure for now, I need to do it that way, make a name for my blog and then hope the paid posts will start coming in more. Hang in there!! I looked at your blog and its beautiful!!! I love the outlay of it.

  2. This was a great post. Thanks Tammy. We are linking up again for Bloggers Brags #97 and you post caught my eye. Thanks for writing and sharing!!

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