Yay! Three Months Completed!
I thought it’d be a difficult task to sustain after the first month of enthusiasm, but I’m glad I didn’t lose my focus despite some hurdles.
And more importantly, I’m enjoying this creative process each day.
There are so many things to learn in this field, and I can’t wait to explore them all.
But for now, let’s stick to the income report.
Bluehost: I use Bluehost’s hosting services for my blog.
They also provide WordPress Hosting, which is dedicated to those who’re not well versed with technical aspects of blogging.
Genesis Framework: I have installed the Genesis Framework on SproutMonk.com, which acts as a foundation base for different WordPress themes.
Bruch Pro Theme: Design is an important element of Food Blogging. Therefore, it’s necessary to have a beautiful theme for your blog.
I use Brunch Pro Theme on this blog, which is designed by Feast Design Co.
If you are interested in knowing more about my behind-the-scenes gadgets, head over to my resources page. I’m sure you will find some insightful details there.
Well, the web traffic remained pretty much the same for the month of March 2019.
I did see some green shoots in organic traffic after the recent Google algorithm update, but I think it’s going to take a few more months to get more visitors from the search engines.
Just a slight improvement from the last month!
Again, nothing much to say about the revenue for this month. It’s going to be a very long ride before we can see some meaningful numbers.
So, let’s quickly jump over to the blog updates where you can find useful details on what changes I’ve made on this blog.
1. MailChimp List
This month, I have managed to accomplish the long-pending work of creating a mailing list for the blog updates.
So, if you haven’t subscribed yet, do subscribe. I’ll be sharing some interesting updates in the coming days.
2. Recipes Section
I wasn’t sure if this small design change would be useful for my readers. So, I decided to experiment a little for a few days. I quickly created the Recipes menu using the settings in the WordPress dashboard.
I ran this experiment for a week or so, and what I found was really amazing.
As soon as I created this page, many people started exploring more recipes through this link.
I wasn’t expecting much from this change, but it worked surprisingly! And the experiment was quite successful.
If you have a food blog, I suggest you create this navigation menu on your blog. It’ll make a difference to your avg. views and sessions.
3. Categories Optimizations
Filling the gaps!
Generally, the blog categories don’t get much attention from bloggers (or at least I didn’t think of making any changes to it).
Then, I attended an SEO webinar by Casey Markee, which opened my eyes and cleared many doubts.
I have made the changes as per his suggestions, and I have to say the category pages look a lot better than before.
You can watch the webinar here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChBRsRpT1kc
4. YouTube Video Growth
After three long months, YouTube has started sending organic visitors to my channel.
The videos have also received genuine likes from viewers. I believe it’s a positive sign, and I hope the viewership continues to grow in the coming months.
I do not have any plans to market them yet, but I think I’ll need to chalk out some strategy for the video content soon.
So, that’s it for this month’s report!
If you have any suggestions, queries or feedback, do leave a comment below. I’d love to hear from you.