| | $100 AdSense in one month
I was fortunate to earn $100 in my first month through multiple posts being referred to by lifehacker.com. I've been able to maintain about that level, although October wasn't a great month for me. Overall since mid August (2 1/2 months) I've made just over $200.
My biggest question now is how to opptimize my site for adsense, search engine optimization (SEO), and other advertising.
I would love to hear from Steve (or anyone) more detail on the following:
1. What the percentage break downs are from different revenue sources (I know he's shared some rough figures).
2. The break-down of where his traffic comes from (Delicious/Social Bookmarking vs. Organic search vs. Returning readers vs. posts from other blogs).
3. What 80/20 activities will optimize Search Engine results the most.
4. How did revenue sources change on Steve's site over time as the blog grew.
I'm at over 10,000 hits a month and have been wondering if I should try to do some direct sponsorship deals or look into affiliate programs rather than relying solely on adsense.
I would love to hear any advice on these questions.