#Open

Code with Hugo follows the “Open Startup” philosophy.

It operates transparently including sharing metrics, users and traffic data.

Pageviews and users

Search and organic traffic

Running costs

Latest running costs

Revenue

Annual to date: ๐Ÿ’ธ $43.21


December

  • Sequelize ES6 Cheatsheet: ๐Ÿ’ธ $13.95, 5 sales (โฌ†๏ธ +16%, -20%)
  • Display advertising on Code with Hugo using codefund.io: ๐Ÿ’ต $8.75 for 7k impressions (โฌ†๏ธ +โˆž)
  • Paid writing (Medium Partner Program): ๐Ÿ’ต $8.56 (โฌ†๏ธ +โˆž)

Total: $31.26 (โฌ†๏ธ +161%)

Year to date: $43.21

November

Total: $11.95

Periodic Reports

December and Year Update

Read the thread on Twitter

1/ December/Year Update

๐Ÿ’ต $28.30 (โฌ†๏ธ +130%) ๐Ÿ“ฉ Subscribers: 117 (โฌ†๏ธ +9% , 11 new, 1 unsubscribe) ๐Ÿ‘€ Pageviews: 16k+ (โฌ†๏ธ +23%) ๐Ÿ‘ฏ Unique users: 11k+ (โฌ†๏ธ +10%)


2/ Organic Search Traffic

๐ŸŽ… Holiday season dip (bound to happen with work-related content)

๐Ÿ“ˆ top day: 17 /12, 619 clicks from search

๐Ÿ“Š 11.9k organic hits (โฌ†๏ธ+8%)

๐Ÿ–ฑ๏ธ Work around improving click-through by updating post titles/content

Search traffic December 2018


3/ Revenue breakdown

Sequelize ES6 Cheatsheet: ๐Ÿ’ธ $13.95, 5 sales (โฌ†๏ธ +16%, -20%)

Display advertising on Code with Hugo using http://codefund.io : ๐Ÿ’ต $8.75 for 7k impressions (โฌ†๏ธ +โˆž)

Paid writing (Medium Partner Program): ๐Ÿ’ต $5.60 (โฌ†๏ธ +โˆž)

Total: $28.30 (โฌ†๏ธ+130%)


4/ Extra vanity metrics

Alexa Traffic Stats

๐ŸŒ Global Rank: 582,031 (โฌ†๏ธ+298,564)

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ United States Rank: 287,205 (โฌ†๏ธ+9,981)

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ India Rank: 191,536


5/ End of year

โœ๏ธ 44 posts

๐Ÿค More users than expected

๐Ÿ™ More memes than expected @wip

10k uniques a month was a 1-year goal after 4 months of Code with Hugo


6/ Goals for 2019

The usual: more users, more products, more money

Get other people more money, Iโ€™ve joined mentorcruise so you can get free or paid mentorship in JS/HTML/CSS, web dev and more: https://mentorcruise.com/mentor/HugoDiFrancesco/

November Product Update

Read the thread on Twitter

๐Ÿšข Products November recap

Got back into โ€œjust ship itโ€ this month,

Including some open source work


โณ Post Frequency

accountableblogging.com/post-frequency

๐Ÿ“ฉ 18 subscribers

๐Ÿš€ PH launch producthunt.com/posts/post-frequency

๐Ÿ“ˆ some traffic, see simpleanalytics.io/accountableblogging.com


โฑ๏ธ 5minfeature.com

๐Ÿš€ PH launch, bottom of the homepage ๐Ÿ˜‚ https://www.producthunt.com/posts/5-minute-feature

๐Ÿค  Celebration of people inspiring the masses @thepatwalls, @arminulrich @_feloidea @rrhoover,

๐Ÿ™‡โ€โ™€๏ธ @Booligoosh @anthilemoon @stephsmithio


๐Ÿ—ƒ๏ธ Sequelize ES6 Cheatsheet

๐Ÿ’ฐ 6 sales ($11.95)

๐ŸŒŽ One open-source fork https://github.com/HugoDF/sequelize-cli

๐Ÿ™ An article explaining how you can get around my “paywall”

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๐Ÿ‘“ Code with Hugo

Posting less but itโ€™s been progressing well ๐Ÿ’ช

See thread ๐Ÿ‘‡

https://twitter.com/hugo__df/status/1068430385657380865


๐Ÿ“ฐ @makerweekly, โ€œIndiemaker and bootstrapped startup newsโ€

๐Ÿ‘ฏ 81 followers (โฌ†๏ธ+โˆž)

๐Ÿ“‹ 6 threads

๐Ÿ˜Ž 1 collaborator @dantelex

๐Ÿ’Œ Newsletter launched today buttondown.email/makerweekly

November Code with Hugo Recap

Read the thread on Twitter

๐Ÿ“ฉ Subscribers: 107 (โฌ†๏ธ +41% , 31 new subscribers)

๐Ÿ‘€ Unique users: 10k+ (โฌ†๏ธ +11%)

๐Ÿ‘“ Pageviews: 13k+ (โฌ†๏ธ +9%)

๐Ÿ’ธ $11.95, 6 sales (โฌ†๏ธ +โˆž)


๐Ÿ“„ 5 new posts

๐Ÿ” Top posts see https://simpleanalytics.io/codewithhugo.com


Organic traffic

๐Ÿ“ˆ On 27 / 11, 631 clicks from search (โฌ†๏ธ +36%, +168)

๐Ÿ“Š 11k organic hits (โฌ†๏ธ+30%, +2.5k)

๐Ÿ“‰ Average position on the results page is lower (appear higher on page)


Alexa ranking

๐ŸŒ Global Rank: 880,595 โฌ†(๏ธ +978,864)

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Rank in United States: 297,186

๐Ÿšฆ Estimated 49% of traffic from search

6 months of Code with Hugo, 21 October 2018

Read thread on Twitter

1/ Following @thepatwalls example, here are the stats at the 6-month mark for Code with Hugo (despite not having anything to brag about) #openstartup

๐Ÿ‘€ Uniques: 23k over 6 months (7.7k in October)
๐Ÿ“ฎย Email subscribers: 72

Read more ๐Ÿ‘‡

โ€” Hugo Di Francesco (@hugo__df) 21 October 2018

2/ I’ve been able to start getting some search/organic traffic has been picking up which is always good for a blog

โ€” Hugo Di Francesco (@hugo__df) 21 October 2018

3/ I’ve managed to some content featured on @Cooperpress ’s Javascript Weekly, @graphqlweekly, @vuejsfeed thanks so much for all the hard work curating tech news ๐Ÿ‘

โ€” Hugo Di Francesco (@hugo__df) 21 October 2018

4/ I’ve published:
๐Ÿ“ฉ 36 posts
Which is:
๐Ÿ“– 36,900 words
๐Ÿ—ฃ 110 minutes or 1 hour 50 minutes of reading time
At an average (mean) post read time of:
โณ 3.02 minutes

โ€” Hugo Di Francesco (@hugo__df) 21 October 2018

5/ I’ve been added as a writer to @freeCodeCamp and @thestartup_ and received support from the @ThePracticalDev community :) #DEVcommunity

โ€” Hugo Di Francesco (@hugo__df) 21 October 2018

Full post: https://t.co/ZftgdG5RTS

โ€” Hugo Di Francesco (@hugo__df) 21 October 2018