Megan Bayliss started this website in early January of 2011.
The best day for site visitors was November 28, 2011 with 3,869 views. That's pretty darn good!
The average blog site never receives 300 hits a day so I am well pleased with The Junk Wave's success.
Although we often get over 3000 visits a day, our hit average over the past 12 months spreads out to 505 a day.
The top ten posts during 2011 follow with the number of hits they received beside them.
The top ten organic search engine optimisation (SEO) terms (and the number of times used) that people used to find us were:
Referrals came from:
Out of interest to my Cairns readers, The Rock News came in as referral generator number 13 with 65 hits from them to me (I'm telling you all this for when you advertise on Rob and Jenny Pyne's site - to me it is worth it).
The top external clicks from my site to other sites were:
Our Google page rank remains very steady at 3 and our Alexa global rank is up and down, hovering between 400 and 500 thousand (our Australian rank is 12,487).
We have 65 sites that have linked to us (thank you all) and according to StuffGate, "Thejunkwave.com has the potential to earn $853 USD in advertisement revenue per year. If the site was up for sale, it would be worth approximately $5,970 USD."
Clicks to the Google ads on my site bought in $417.20 with a steep increase over the last few months as I got savvy about ad placement and size.
I have just 144 people on my Aweber newsletter list and often my newsletters have an open rate of double what was sent (subscribers send them to others/post to their website, twitter and facebook) with a link click rate of up to 5000%. I share this so that you know that small is worthwhile and that loyalty through self managed and professional looking newsletters works.
If you want to advertise on The Junk Wave and capitalise on my Web 2.0 positioning and daily hits, contact me.