Your Site Logs Might Assist You in Earning a Substantial Amount of Money

Your Site Logs Might Assist You in Earning a Substantial Amount of Money

I’m a really busy person. As the owner of multiple conventional brick and mortar companies, I also devote a significant amount of time to the internet. Since last month, I’ve been devoting a significant amount of time to this blog and to re-orienting myself on the Internet.
In order to do this, every morning I let my four dogs out, make a cup of coffee and bake a bagel before running upstairs and logging on to my computer. Some days, I have to leave the house by 9:00 a.m. to get somewhere, while other days, I have nothing but time on my hands. There are three things I do every morning after going through my emails, regardless of how I feel. First and foremost, I submit articles to five distinct article directories. A regular stream of new one-way connections to this website is generated as a result of this process.
After that, I go to my RSS reader and spend a few minutes poking around on various forums and blogs to see what is going on. I keep a notepad next to my computer where I jot down any ideas or information that I believe I may need later. When I go to my awstats page, which is the most exciting and crucial portion of the morning, I am in heaven.

 

Awstats is a simple site log analysis tool that is included with the majority of hosting packages. The accuracy of hit counts and other statistics has always been a source of debate for me, but it doesn’t matter since I’m not searching for data. I’m on the lookout for emerging trends.
Reviewing and analyzing your site’s traffic logs may assist you in increasing your revenue by customizing your site to match the demands of your users.
When I start, the first thing I look at is my average page count by day of the week. My observations on Affiliate Blog indicate that traffic starts high on Monday and continues to grow until Wednesday, after which it begins to wane. There is a minor spike on Saturday morning, but the rest of the data is in the form of a conventional bell curve. What exactly does this imply? In other words, if I have anything that I believe would be warmly received, I will attempt to post it on Sunday and complete my pinging on Monday. I’ve also found that the number of people that subscribe to my RSS feed follows a similar trend. The reasoning for this is that most individuals start the week off strong and conclude it exhausted – including me.
I take a quick glance at the nations and take note of their flags since I think it’s cool. After that, I get to the part that displays the robots that are viewing the site. My first step is to double-check that everyone has been there lately (particularly Google), and I make a note if it seems that anything is amiss. I just discovered that one of the small robots had never visited the site, so I went to the site and filed a listing to correct the situation. If you’re interested in learning more about all of the robots that exist, go to Robotstxt.com and browse around. Test your website to ensure that the main robots on the list have visited it within the previous month. If they aren’t already present, you must arrange for their arrival. I’ve found that the most frequent visitors to my site come from MSN, Yahoo, and Google (in that order). Regular robot visits are required to guarantee that your most recent material gets indexed and made visible to potential readers.
Now comes the exciting part: a list of the most popular pages on the site. Which materials individuals are most interested in, and which ones aren’t really making the cut, may be determined by looking at this data. The most read article on Affiliate Blog this week was The Ten Highest Paying Programs at Commission Junction This Week, which had over 2,000 views. Oddly enough, a comparable article about Shareasale is considerably farther down the list, indicating that people not only want to hear about the highest-paying programs, but they also want to know about Commission Junction as a top-paying program. I’m constantly on the lookout for articles that are gaining popularity quickly, and I make a note of them so that I may come up with an idea for another post that my readers could like.
I receive some search engine traffic, but not a lot, so I have a look at the terms to see what they are. According to some of the terms that occur in this part, it seems that this section is not very accurate.
Are you still there? Now pay attention. This is where you may significantly increase your traffic, meet some like-minded individuals with whom to collaborate, and get some fascinating insights into the thoughts of your visitors. Make your way down to the part that displays the external web sites from which users are accessing the site. Understand that this is the point at which your visitors notice something about you and decide to click on it.
Go over the full list one more time. I seek blog sites, web sites, social bookmarking sites (such as del.icio.us), and forums that have not yet surfaced or have risen rapidly in the search results page rankings. I chose to follow the link to see where it took me. After that, I can view the context in which my website is shown.
For anyone who trackbacks my blog (refers to it in their blog), I follow each link, get their email address, and write a brief email to the person to express my gratitude for taking the time to mention my site. It doesn’t have to be anything elaborate; a simple “thank you” would do.
The replies I get have been excellent. The majority of them (approximately 80%) are surprised that I would take the time to recognize their efforts, and I would say that this constitutes a sizable proportion of their responses. But, after all, why wouldn’t I? If someone takes the time to suggest you, the very minimum you can do is express your appreciation and gratitude for their advice.
I like looking through the website list because I learn about some pretty fascinating stuff. For example, when Google purchased Writely, my trackback to Google’s blog was actually published on the Google blog page, which resulted in some traffic to my website. In addition, I was featured on the main page of del.icio.us for a short period of time, long enough to get some traffic from that source as well. It’s quite intriguing, and it’s extremely enjoyable to read through. Sigh… I’m a complete and utter dweeb.
One last point to mention.
I’ve seen that the percentage of individuals that bookmark my website swings between 7 and 10%, which isn’t too awful. Because the number of individuals who bookmark the site outnumbers those who sign up for RSS feeds, my RSS feed list at Feedburner stays in around the same range throughout the month. I’ve been thinking about this for the last month, and I’ve come to the conclusion that the majority of my visitors do not subscribe to RSS feeds on a regular basis. As a result, the new crimson box at the top of my blog pages has been added to the site today. I’ve put up an email version of my RSS feed in digest form, which I’ll make accessible once a week starting today.
Consequently, there is a great deal of information in that log file; all you need to do now is carefully review the information.

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