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Just like in March, April had a couple large traffic spikes. One of the reasons for this was that a couple of my articles got dugg. No articles made it to the front page, but they did receive a couple diggs from random users – even a couple diggs was enough to help show a reasonable traffic increase in low-traffic site like mine. The other reason I had some traffic spikes was a couple of my articles were linked to from various forums. These direct referrals end up showing up in the traffic results because these people are finding a new way to my site other than the search engine route, which is where I am getting an overwhelming amount of my web traffic – currently over 85% of my traffic comes from Google. Where is MSN, Ask.com, AOL, etc.???
Do the other search engines out there even work anymore? Yahoo and MSN accounted for a whopping 1.39% and 1.27% of my April web traffic referring sources. Am I missing something? Is there a secret to getting traffic from these other search engines, or is Google’s market share really that large? Check out the graph of my referring traffic sources below:
How Much Did I Make?
April was the most successful month for my blog so far. I attribute this to having more content, more sources for traffic, and more revenue sources. Read more on the next page to see how much I made with this blog during April.