To be fair, I must point out that those cheast-beater bloggers who post earnings publicly are publishing the stats in order to encourage and inspire other bloggers to try harder to develop a plan for online income. Such income can be just for a little chump change that goes back intgo advertising the blog: it can also be a "part time" job-like income... it can also equal or exceed one's full-time pay!
So let's do a little comparison!
JUST FOR FUN!
I'm going head-to-head against Justin the Mighty Dragonblogger!
74.34% bounce rate
1:11 Average Time on Site
Justin goes on to detail his earnings and shares a little strategy he employs on Dragonblogger.com and his other blogs.
His Google PR checks in today at 2.
I bring this up because bloggers tend to make a big deal about PageRank.
Mine is 4.
Bloggers are also very concerned about Alexa. OK...
Dragonblogger.com's three-month global Alexa traffic rank is 21,331. This site has a relatively good traffic rank in the cities of Natal (#143) and Philadelphia (#5,444). Compared with internet averages, the site's audience tends to be African American; they are also disproportionately women browsing from home.
Natal? That Natal? Justin, any thoughts on this?
Now here are my Alexa numbers:
There are 149,649 sites with a better three-month global Alexa traffic rank than Dave-lucas.blogspot.com. Compared with the overall internet population, the site's audience tends to be users who browse from home; they are also disproportionately less affluent women over the age of 35 who have attended college. It is relatively popular among users in the cities of Rome (where it is ranked #3,570), Paris (#12,774), and Karachi (#13,288).
Rome, Paris... I'm down with that! Karachi? Who knew!
I just went over to SiteMeter and grabbed my blog stats for a month
[2011 Sep 18 – 2011 Oct 17]
Total Month 9,811
Average Per Day 327
Average Visit Length 6:43
Last Hour 12
This Week 2,289
Average Per Day 1,120
Average Per Visit 3.4
Last Hour 34
This Week 7,830
My bounce rate is close to Dragonblogger's. Remember: figures can be misleading. You understand Justin maintains a PR2 blog making a nice income ... while my PR4 is pretty much wallowing in the dust Dragonblogger left in his wake. Moral?
I haven't been in active pursuit of advertisers or opportunities; if a few pennies come my way, I'll take 'em! I'm certainly not depending on or expecting that my blog will provide me with a source of income. Not THIS blog anyway!
Now if YOU really want to be astounded and motivated, HERE'S A GREAT KICK IN THE ASS TO GET YOU MOVING!