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  1. tinaemenes
    November 11, 2013 @ 9:13 am

    As always I love your info! I don’t get Google analytics I have it on my site but can’t make heads or tails out of most of it. Their figures are so far off from what I see on other analytics that it doesn’t ever look like I will get the numbers! Very discouraging…

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      November 11, 2013 @ 11:32 am

      I use three different places to see traffic, jetpack stats in WordPress, Statcounter and analytics and yes, they all count visitors and views slightly differently and do give different numbers – but the variation isn’t too far off from each other. Strange that Analytics is giving you wildly different numbers from your other tracking. It could be that one is tracking your own site views, and the other is not perhaps.

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      • Shanique Lilimama Wallace
        September 20, 2014 @ 12:34 pm

        i just join sverve and i dont know what the heck is going on

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        • Deby at Moms Make Money
          September 24, 2014 @ 7:55 am

          It can be a bit confusing when you start out, but keep with it, keep your eye on the dashboard for new campaigns to take part in, and use the bookmark tool to add your content to share with other bloggers.

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  2. tinasdeliciousdishes.com
    November 13, 2013 @ 7:08 am

    Hi Deby
    I just thought I would share a link to an article that I just read about Google’s new algorithm (http://searchengineland.com/google-hummingbird-172816). I’m sure you are up on these things already but I thought of your post as I was reading it!

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      November 13, 2013 @ 7:41 am

      Yes I had seen this one before. It’s interesting to see in some of the comments that smaller sites and pages seem to be dropping out of the rankings in favor of the larger sites. One commenter writes that individual Etsy shops are no longer showing in results and all searches are directed to the Etsy page itself. I’m still sitting with a 30% drop in search engine traffic on the Sewing site and 60% drop at Moms Make Money. I guess Google wants us all to become super-sites and be advertisers with them. I think that is a big part of the key – they want to reward large sites with advertising budgets.

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  3. Divya
    November 13, 2013 @ 11:00 am

    Super!!! Deby you are my monetizing idol. your one month gross income is equal to my annual income from all sources. Ofcourse rupee is far behind compared to the dollar but reading your monthly reports make me want to step up and take charge…thanks for sharing

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  4. Divya
    November 13, 2013 @ 11:03 am

    regarding hummingbird I also read about it and saw my pageviews drop steeply but thankfully they are up again and like you pointed as with facebook even google has started to favour paying advertisers

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  5. itzybellababy
    November 13, 2013 @ 1:44 pm

    Once again, I am amazed at your awesome results. I really appreciate the sharing of information as it gives me some basis for comparison against what I am trying to do.
    A few months back I implemented some of the ads that you are running. I actually made a few dollars already! I just broke 1000 views a month this week, so I know I have a long way to go, but it is encouraging.
    I have definitely had a few more opportunities with sponsors and such, and I am enjoying that as well.

    As for Google- I am a non entity in their eyes. I will be working on that as well..

    Still trying to build that audience!

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      November 13, 2013 @ 2:42 pm

      Yay – well done on your first few dollars and in the increase in page views. Yes, your site is still quite modest and traffic is a major factor in what you earn online but keep plugging away with the awesome content, build your relationships with other bloggers and your followers and try to think of new places you can promote each week and it will come. When Google sees you are popular, then they only want to be friends with the popular kids so they will be your friend too and send you traffic. But it takes time…good luck with it all.

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  6. corinne1989
    November 13, 2013 @ 4:28 pm

    All I can say is “Wow”! I have been following you for several months and you’re such an inspiration. I love that you are so open about where your money comes from and share your insights on what went wrong and right during the month. My meager blogger income barely pays for my kids’ extracurricular activities, but I hope that if I continue to put in the time and effort and learn from bloggers like you who are generous with sharing their knowledge, I’ll be able to help foot the college bills when they come rolling in.

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      November 14, 2013 @ 4:46 pm

      I think I was just lucky and stumbled into a good niche just because I loved it and had enthusiasm. There are plenty of sewing blogs, but perhaps none that concentrate on the same areas that I do. Keep at it, one day Google will notice how wonderful your content is and suddenly you’ll be on the first page and you’ll be made!

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  7. Patti
    November 14, 2013 @ 9:38 am

    I’m in awe. So much to learn and I appreciate the help that you offer all of us. CONGRATS!

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  8. Kim Holley
    November 17, 2013 @ 12:58 pm

    I have been checking out your blog and I am in awe. I was making a bit of cash and suddenly it just came to a halt. I will keep reading with you though.

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      November 17, 2013 @ 3:26 pm

      I tried to visit your site to take a look Kim but Blogger tells me your blog is closed down. I wonder if the site has a problem – could explain why things have suddenly dropped off!

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  9. Tammy
    November 19, 2013 @ 11:22 pm

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience, the info here is great. Hoping I can do the same one day.

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  10. pintentionalliving
    December 6, 2013 @ 12:46 pm

    Not gonna lie…it makes me want to cry and/or vomit when I see your income from blogging. lol! It would be such an enormous blessing if I could make even a quarter of what you’re able to make in a month. I need to start doing some homework on all this stuff!

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  11. Sau
    December 20, 2013 @ 5:44 am

    Hello. I’m very happy to view your earning on this blog. I just want to earn 100$ per month but I’ve never got it.

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  12. Courtney
    April 14, 2014 @ 10:56 am

    I love it! Finally someone who actually put the big numbers up! Most bloggers talk of what is possible, but I want to see the money! Thank you for posting this, it is very inspirational

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  13. Scholars
    December 6, 2014 @ 9:16 pm

    Wow. Hard work equate to better earnings. Keep working hard. Nothing comes on golden plate.

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  14. sinetlit
    December 19, 2014 @ 9:03 pm

    Good to see someone making a good amount of money online. I wish I could do that too. I also own a blog but it receives a very small traffic. This just holds me back. I feel like going to give up.

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      December 20, 2014 @ 8:00 am

      Your site is very new, just a couple of months I think, and you don’t seem yet to have settled on a topic. Your site is about everything. But you cannot write about everything and appeal to everyone. You may do better if you pick one or two topics and write very well and intensively about those. I can see you live in Cambodia. Thats a place with a very interesting history and culture, and attracts lots of visitors. Have you considered writing a very useful website about your country for people who are researching it before visiting? That could do well for you.

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      • sinetlit
        December 20, 2014 @ 2:54 pm

        Thank for your advice. You were right, I’m trying to apppeal to everyone raather that finding a specific topic. I’m glad you know Cambodia. I’ve created another blog about tourist http://www.cambodiatrips.org . I hope you can look at it and give me some feedback. The blog is very new and has only one post. Thanks in advance.

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        • Deby at Moms Make Money
          December 21, 2014 @ 7:53 am

          I really like it! I think this site is well laid out, looks professional and has the chance to be a great resource. If you can fill it with information and advice that will be useful to tourists then you could get lots of visitors, and have the chance to earn some good money. Write about what you know, what you love and what info you have that others are interested in and you will be a success.

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      • sinetlit
        December 21, 2014 @ 8:21 am

        Many thanks Deby! I am very inspired by what your wrote. You have lifted me up. I’ll keep on updating the blog.

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