Our site launched in June and during that month we received over 4,500 unique visitors with nearly 30,000 page views. Our site made $50.32 from Google Ad Sense ads and in July we earned a very similar amount, even though we had more visitors.
In July, we split up Making Money Fast and Slow and The Blacksburg Whale into two separate sites. Making Money Fast and Slow will focus only on personal finance advice while The Blacksburg Whale will focus only on market commentary and events.
After the split, we experienced a slight uptick in volume initially (perhaps from a guest post), but because we did not have as many posts as we had in June, and we dropped in visitor volume later in the month.
Overall, in July, we received over 7,900 unique visitors and over 39,500 page views for MMFAS and BBW combined. This beat our expectations of 7,500 unique visitors and 35,000 page views. We also bought a new template for both of our sites in hopes to make the site more user friendly, yet we have not seen any uptick in the average page views per visitor.
We are happy with the progress of both sites and look forward to another successful month this August.
Please let us know if you have any suggestions to better our site!