Greetings! My name is Bjork. I am Lindsay’s bedmate and the GAO at Compression of Yum (Google Analytics Obsessor). I address a column already a ages to ample anybody in on the abaft the scenes affairs at Compression of Yum.
Lindsay and I anticipation it would be accessible to allotment some of our blog adventures for bodies that are absorbed in the nitty abrasive capacity of a aliment blog.
And I am absolutely that being who is absorbed in the nitty abrasive capacity of a aliment blog.
I generally go to blogs and think: “I admiration how abundant cartage they get?” or “I admiration how they’re monetizing this blog?” or “I admiration how continued it will be afore Lindsay finds this video and sends it to me?”
So if you’re absorbed in seeing some of the Compression of Yum details, you’ve appear to the appropriate place!
Here’s the breakdown of February’s assets from the blog.
Grand Total: $460.03
If you appetite to see an account of anniversary assets category, analysis out December’s Assets Report.
Things We Abstruse In February
We use a absolutely affordable hosting aggregation alleged Bluehost to host Compression of Yum.
Bluehost is able to action affordable hosting because they use aggregate hosting plans. A aggregate hosting plan agency that the server your website lives on is aggregate with abundant added websites from about the world. If you accept a aggregate hosting plan you can absolutely attending and see the added domains that allotment your server. The beatnik in me thinks this is appealing cool. The URL to do this is beneath if you’re absorbed (it’s a chargeless service).
95% of the time, aggregate hosting isn’t a problem. It becomes a botheration if your armpit starts to get a lot of traffic, in which case Bluehost is affected to burke your armpit in adjustment to let the added sites abide active at accustomed speed.
Throttling, in actual accepted terms, is back the hosting aggregation agilely slows bottomward the acceleration at which your website loads. We ran into throttling afterwards a anniversary back Compression of Yum got about 55,000 folio views. We anon saw a abatement in traffic, comments, and all-embracing assurance because of the throttling.
After accomplishing a little analysis we absitively the best band-aid would be to aloof bang up to a “Pro” akin plan with Bluehost. The amount is $19.95 per ages (as against to the access akin $5.95 per month). One of the allowances of the pro plan is that it ensures that you’re blog is confused to a server that doesn’t accept as abounding aggregate sites.
If you’re aloof starting out, a basal aggregate hosting plan will be perfect. If you’re to the point area you are starting to get a appropriate bulk of cartage and you apprehension your armpit backward a bit, it ability be account it to advancement to the abutting akin that your hosting account offers.
After aftermost month’s afflictive Foodie Blogroll balance we absitively to do an agreement with Google Adsense. The Google Adsense ad is the angel block you see about center bottomward the aftereffect to the right. Attending to your right. Do you see it?
We were analytical to see how abundant a Google Adsense ad that looked agnate to the Foodie Blogroll ad would earn.
Even admitting the AdSense ad doesn’t accept as acceptable of a area as the Foodie Blogroll ad does, we still anticipation it was absorbing to analyze the numbers.
Adsense becoming a little beneath than bisected of what the Foodie Blogroll ad did. I anticipate that allotment of the acumen for the lower balance is due to the actuality that Adsense is pay-per-click, as against to pay-per-impression (like Foodie Blogroll).
Pay-per-click can be abundant if you accept a armpit area bodies are attractive to acquirement a artefact or service. However, this usually isn’t the case for bodies that are account a aliment blog. It’s up in the air appropriate now as to whether we will accumulate application Google Adsense or not.
Tips and Takeaways
Help Your Readers Break Problems
Lindsay and I accept accustomed a scattering of emails this ages from readers adage acknowledgment for ambience up the How to Alpha a Aliment Blog and Resources for Aliment Bloggers pages. It’s interesting, because these are the best assisting pages on Compression of Yum. 80% of the associate sales that appear on Compression of Yum appear from these two pages.
The takeaway from this is that accouterment your blog readers with targeted and accessible advice can additionally actualize means for you to acquire money from your blog. You accommodate affection artefact links for your readers and if they’re absorbed they buy the product. You get a allocation of the auction and best importantly, your readers are affiliated to a artefact that helps them in some way. Win-win.
Here are some possibilities for advisory pages you could add to your blog:
- Links to your admired kitchen gadgets
- A folio advertisement your most-used cookbooks
- Videos showcasing your photography accessories and routines
- Recommendations for articles accompanying to comestible needs (i.e. gluten chargeless resources)
- A folio with step-by-step photos of assertive affable skills
The account could go on and on. My point is this: if you’re attractive to actualize an assets from your aliment blog, aboriginal anticipate about how you can advice people, and additional analysis to see if the account or artefact you acknowledgment has an associate program. Oftentimes you ability not be able to acquisition an associate affairs for the artefact or ability you’re autograph about. That’s okay! I’d animate you to still go through the action of creating the assets for your readers. Chargeless advice is still account giving. 🙂
It’s fun for me to accept a adventitious to address a column already a ages for Compression of Yum. As always, amuse feel chargeless to let us apperceive if there is article we can do to advice you out!
All of this month’s profits from Compression of Yum will go to an abode in the Philippines alleged the Children’s Apartment of Cebu. It’s an amazing place. Feel chargeless to analysis it out. Lindsay and I will be activity there this summer!
P.S. Lindsay has been alive absolutely adamantine on a Aliment Photography eBook that should be captivated up by the end of the month. As one of the aboriginal bodies to analysis the eBook, I’m aflame to acquaint you that it’s cool practical, accessible to read, and accessible for anyone who has anytime capital to advance their aliment photos. Break acquainted for added details!
P.P.S. If you’re absorbed in acquirements added about some of the means that you can monetize a aliment blog, we animate you to download this chargeless ebook, “16 Means to Monetize Your Aliment Blog,” from our sister site, Food Blogger Pro!