🤯 Earnings and Traffic For This Niche Site!

So, last month I published a full income report for Own The Yard dot com (Niche Site Project 4 site)...and I thought it was pretty good.

The site earned $5,818 in May.

But then June happened.

And the earnings and traffic were even better than May! 🤯

If you have been following along with Niche Site Project 4, you will know this is a public case study where I've built a site for everyone to follow along.

The site continues to grow after a couple years and hopefully you've been able to use it to guide you in your own niche site building process.

So, here's what happened in June.

The site earns money in 2 ways - Ezoic display ads and Amazon Associates.

In June, Ezoic earned a total of $4,506.10

Amazon Associates earned an additional $3,081.70.

Total earnings for June 2021 for Own The Yard dot com = $7,686.80!

I'm thrilled with the earnings of the site!

When you build a site out in the open, it can always be a bit nerve wracking whether its going to be a complete flop or not.

Fortunately, it's not a flop!

What about traffic?

Last month the site got a total of 173,511 Pageviews.

About 65% of the traffic came from Google organic search (which is what I've focused on primarily), and 20% of the traffic has come from social media (mostly Pinterest).

What's working?

My primary process has been to find long tail / low competition keywords and to target those specific keywords with individual articles.

The site currently has 633 articles, with 19 articles published in June.

I plan to continue publishing anywhere between 5 to 20 articles a month for the foreseeable future.

Once I have all the articles, I mainly focus on on-page SEO, with a particular interest in internal linking.

I use Link Whisper to make sure I have relevant internal links pointing to all of my articles.

If you are curious of all the other details of how I built the site, I have about 20+ articles documenting the entire case study for Niche Site Project 4 right here.

14 Tips to Increase Your Pageviews

Whether you're brand new to blogging or a seasoned pro, pageviews are probably one of the metrics you regularly check in Google Analytics.

In a recently published Niche Pursuits article, we share 14 ways how to increase pageviews so that you can start getting those numbers up and growing your blog or website.

If you monetize your blog with display ads, you will know that it's money in your pocket every time someone views a page on your blog.

Check out all 14 ideas here.

Niche Sites for Sale

This week over at Motion Invest we have a bunch of new sites listed for sale.

One exciting new listing, that comes with a year’s worth of FREE content, is in the dog niche. Last month, it made over $25,000 through Amazon alone!

This dog review website has been around for just over 7 months but was built on an expired domain that has been around for over 16 years.

Here are some of the other stats on the site:

  • The site is ranking for 17,607+ keywords
  • Traffic in June was 126,643 visitors
  • Upwards trend in traffic and income
  • Made $2,734 within 5 days this month
  • The current owner spends 12-14 hours per week on the site
  • The site is currently monetized ONLY with Amazon Associates
  • No display ads are running on the site

If you want to see the domain of this site, along with the listing price (which is about to drop another $5K in Dutch auction style), then head to the Motion Invest listings page here.

Thanks again for reading,



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