Preliminary Web Traffic and Adsense Revenue Report

Okay, so this site has now been online for almost 2 months (Monday, January 15th) so I wanted to give a brief recap of traffic, referrals, and ad revenue.

As soon as I launched the site, I submitted it to Google and luckily, my site was indexed fairly quickly. As you can see by the chart below, Google accounts for more than 75% of all the traffic that I get.

Report - Visits by Source

Digg also sends a good amount of traffic, but no other site really even comes close to the amount of referals that Google sends. Look at MSN… can you see it? It’s the faint little sliver between the green and khaki colored spots on the graph.

In the 2 months that the site has been up, it’s been fairly consistent in terms of page views, typically averaging just under 100 views per day. It’s become painfully obvious to me that my visitors view the page that the searched for then just leave… click around the site people… I know most of this shit is boring, but take the time to read some of it!!! Below you can see a graph of Daily Visits and Pageviews.

Report - Visits and Pageviews

Check out Thursday, 1/11 on the above graph – that’s the day I posted an article about the Apple iPhone… pretty good traffic leap from prior days. Too bad I don’t have more time to write about hot shit.

And now to the Adsense income portion of this little recap. In about 60 days of having the site live, I have generated $40.22 of income so far, strictly from Google Adsense. I’m averaging $0.69/day right now and I definitely think that this can be increased with more content on the site. Out of the 60 days, about one-third of them brought in $0.00 in revenue – without those duds, my average income would be just over $1/day. Not bad, I’ve already covered the cost of hosting the site 😉

Stay tuned for a January recap and monthly recaps thereafter. I’ll be tweaking ad placements, trying different ad networks, and assuming I have the time, I’ll document it all here.

Hope you’re all having a Happy New Year!

Apple iPhone – Cost and Release Date

Apple Computer Inc. (AAPL) finally unveiled the heavily-anticipated iPhone with a widescreen touch-screen – completely eliminating buttons. Announced on Tuesday, priced at $599 for 8 gigabytes of memory, $499 for 4GB, pushing the company’s shares up as much as 8.5 percent.

Chief Executive Steve Jobs said the iPhone will ship in June in the United States. The phones will be available in Europe in the fourth quarter and in Asia in 2008.

Apple said Cingular Wireless, the No. 1 U.S. wireless network, will be the company’s U.S. cellular partner. Cingular said the contract is “multi-year and exclusive.” That’s very unfortunate for people like myself who are locked into a T-mobile contract… hopefully they’ll still find a way for me to “Get More”.
Sam Rahman, a portfolio manager at Baring Asset Management Inc., which owns Apple shares, said the iPhone and AppleTV, the newly renamed device that allows consumers to send video to their home entertainment systems, could prove to be big boosts for the company.

“Right now the stock is trading on product announcements,” he said. “It could drive additional growth for Apple at a time when they need to find another hit beyond the iPod.”

Some screens:

Apple iPhone

Display Driver nvlddmkm Stopped Responding and Has Successfully Recovered.

So after installing Windows Vista, I’ve been getting the following error occassionally: Display Driver Stopped Responding and Has Recovered. Sometimes my system will freeze for a little while then the screen will go black and reappear, sometimes the screen will just go black and come then come back up. Either way, when the screen comes back up, the Windows Vista Aero theme is no longer enabled – all window transparency is gone. I’m starting to wonder if my video card just doesn’t have enough juice to hack the Windows Vista Aero theme – 256MB PCIE card should be able handle it though, right?

Has anyone else encountered problems with the nvlddmkm nVidia driver?

Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered.

nvlddmkm Update

I thought this problem had left me after I installed this new nVidia driver, but the problem came back… randomly. I can’t figure out for the life of me what is causing this problem. My computer will go a couple days to a couple weeks with no problems, then out of nowhere, I get little grainy dots all over my screen and I get the driver failure message. It’s so random that it makes it nearly impossible to diagnose. Some common causes of the nvlddmkm display driver error can be found here.

Google Maps – Operation Aborted – Crashing Internet Explorer (IE)

Integrated google maps code works when using FireFox, Opera, but it errors out when using IE giving the error:

“Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site: http://…”

Here’s basically what’s happening: IE doesn’t allow changing HTML tables via DOM until they are fully rendered. And since Google Maps code does just that the solution was to move the <script> to the end of the HTML while leaving the map <div> in the place where you want the map to show.