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Search and organic traffic

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Recurring costs

Latest running costs

Revenue & One-off Expenditure

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MetricValue
Annual Revenue to date 💰+ $651.47
Total Costs to date 💸- $60.00
Annual Profit to date+ $591.47

Historical Data

MetricValue
2019 Revenue+ $3,048.52
2019 Costs- $263.46
2019 Profit+ $2,785.06

February 2020

Revenue

SourceAmountMoMNumber of Sales
Codefund Ads$48.17+0.8%N/A
Sequelize ES6 Cheatsheet$43.93+ 22%7
MentorCruise$146.00N/AN/A
Medium$1.99N/AN/A
Carbon Ads$2.75N/AN/A
The Jest Handbook$70.89-37%10

Total:

  • Revenue: $313.73

2020 Year Total to Date: $651.47

January 2020

Revenue:

SourceAmountYoYNumber of Sales
Codefund Ads$47.76+483%N/A
Sequelize ES6 Cheatsheet$35.96+ 180%5
MentorCruise$84.00N/AN/A
Medium$1.31N/AN/A
Sponsored Post$50.00N/A2
Carbon Ads$2.84N/AN/A
The Jest Handbook$112.87N/A13

Total:

  • Revenue: $337.74
  • Costs: $60.00

2020 Year Total to Date: $337.74

December 2019

Revenue:

SourceAmountMonth on MonthNumber of Sales
Codefund Ads$36.83-46%N/A
Sequelize ES6 Cheatsheet$8.98-38%2
MentorCruise$80.00N/AN/A
Medium$2.60N/AN/A
Carbon Ads$2.31N/AN/A
The Jest Handbook$35.94-50%6

Total:

  • Revenue: $166.66

2019 Year Total: $3,048.52

November 2019

Revenue:

SourceAmountMonth on MonthNumber of Sales
Codefund Ads$68.87-35%N/A
Sequelize ES6 Cheatsheet$12.98-52%2
MentorCruise$64.00N/AN/A
Medium$5.06N/AN/A
Carbon Ads$2.64N/AN/A
The Jest Handbook$72.89N/A11

Total:

  • Revenue: $226.44

Year to Date: $2,881.86

October 2019

Revenue:

SourceAmountMonth on MonthNumber of Sales
Codefund Ads$105.79+1%N/A
Sequelize ES6 Cheatsheet$27.45+83%5
MentorCruise$64.00N/AN/A
Medium$3.54N/AN/A
Professional JS Book Royalties$250.00N/AN/A
Sponsored Post$90.00N/A1
Vue.js Workshop Royalties$64.14N/AN/A
Carbon Ads$2.53N/AN/A

Total:

  • Revenue: $607.45
  • Costs: $83.46

Year to Date: $2,655.42

September 2019

Revenue:

SourceAmountMonth on MonthNumber of sales
MentorCruise$80.00N/AN/A
Codefund Ads$103.91+13%N/A
Sequelize ES6 Cheatsheet$14.97-50%3
Medium$3.68N/AN/A

Expenditure:

Total:

  • Revenue: $202.56
  • Costs: $100.00

Year to Date: $2,047.97

August 2019

Revenue:

SourceAmountMonth on MonthNumber of sales
MentorCruise$164.00N/AN/A
Codefund Ads$91.81+40.4%N/A
Sequelize ES6 Cheatsheet$29.94N/A6
Medium$0.08N/AN/A

Expenditure:

Total: $285.83

Year to Date: $1,844.41

July 2019

Revenue:

Expenditure:

Total: $133.44

Year to date: $1558.58

June 2019

Total: $400.22

Year to date: $1425.14

May 2019

Total: $301.48

Year to date: $1024.92

April 2019

Total: $206.70

Year to date: $723.44

March 2019

Total: $256.06

Year to date: $516.74

February 2019

Total: $152.73

Year to date: $260.68

January 2019

  • MentorCruise.com: 💵 $75.77 (⬆️+∞)
  • Sequelize ES6 Cheatsheet: 💸 $19.96, 5 sales (⬆️+40%, +0%)
  • Display advertising on Code with Hugo using codefund.io: 💵 $9.87 for 12k impressions (⬆️ +12%)
  • Paid writing (Medium Partner Program): 💵 $2.35 (⬇️ -73%)

Total: $107.95 (⬆️ +245%)

Year to date: $107.95

December 2018

  • Sequelize ES6 Cheatsheet: 💸 $13.95, 5 sales (⬆️ +16%, -20%)
  • Display advertising on Code with Hugo using codefund.io: 💵 $8.75 for 7k impressions (⬆️ +∞)
  • Paid writing (Medium Partner Program): 💵 $8.56 (⬆️ +∞)

Total: $31.26 (⬆️ +161%)

Year to date: $43.21

November 2018

Total: $11.95

Periodic Reports

Live Data

Tabular data available on Airtable

February 2020 Update

👀Pageviews: 115k

📩 Subscribers: 502

Organic Traffic

Search Clicks: 99.1k

Search Impressions: 1.54M

Alexa Traffic Stats

🌍 Global Rank: 131,726

🇺🇲 United States Rank: 91,630

January 2020 Update

👀Pageviews: 102k

📩 Subscribers: 479

Organic Traffic

Search Clicks: 91.8k

Search Impressions: 1.79M

Alexa Traffic Stats

🌍 Global Rank: 143,737

🇺🇲 United States Rank: 148,474

2019 Year Review

👀Pageviews: 726k

📩 Subscribers: 463 from 114 (+400+%)

Search Clicks: 612.7k

Search Impressions: 13.431M

December 2019 Update

👀Pageviews: 96k (-3%)

📩 Subscribers: 463 (+1%)

Organic Traffic

Search Clicks: 81.7k (-3%)

Search Impressions: 1.73M (-2%)

Alexa Traffic Stats

🌍 Global Rank: 143,867 (+10,530)

🇺🇲 United States Rank: 96,364 (-9,131)

November 2019 Update

👀Pageviews: 99k (+10%)

📩 Subscribers: 457 (+3%)

Organic Traffic

Search Clicks: 84.3k (+12.7%)

Search Impressions: 1.77M (+15.6%)

Alexa Traffic Stats

🌍 Global Rank: 154,397 (+17,401)

🇺🇲 United States Rank: 87,233 (-13,073)

October 2019 Update

👀Pageviews: 90k (+9%)

📩 Subscribers: 442 (+2%)

Organic Traffic

Search Clicks: 74.8k (+6%)

Search Impressions: 1.53M (+12.5%)

Alexa Traffic Stats

🌍 Global Rank: 171,798 (+12,296)

🇺🇲 United States Rank: 74,160 (+36,784)

September 2019 Update

Read the thread on Twitter

👀Pageviews: 82k (+9%)

📩 Subscribers: 431 (+1%)

Organic Traffic

Search Clicks: 70.0k (+10%)

Search Impressions: 1.36M (+10%)

The average position is getting lower (which means I’m appearing higher on the SERP), which leads to a higher CTR.

Alexa Traffic Stats

🌍 Global Rank: 184094 (+2,765)

🇺🇲 United States Rank: 110,944 (-6,288)

August Update

Read the thread on Twitter

👀Pageviews: 75k (+10%)

📩 Subscribers: 429 (+1%)

Organic Traffic

Search Clicks: 63.4k (+8%) Search Impressions: 1.23M (+0%)

Good sign that with a similar number of impressions, I got more clicks this month. CTR is up from 4.7% to 5.1% and average position up to 18.3 from 18.6.

Alexa Traffic Stats

🌍 Global Rank: 186,859 (+18,834)

🇺🇲 United States Rank: 104,706

December and Year Update

Read the thread on Twitter

📩 Subscribers: 117 (⬆️ +9% , 11 new, 1 unsubscribe)

👀 Pageviews: 16k+ (⬆️ +23%)

📊 11.9k organic hits (⬆️+8%)

Search traffic December 2018

Alexa Traffic Stats

🌍 Global Rank: 582,031 (⬆️+298,564)

🇺🇲 United States Rank: 287,205 (⬆️+9,981)

🇮🇳 India Rank: 191,536

End of year

✍️ 44 posts

🤝 More users than expected

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

Goals for 2019

The usual: more users, more products, more money

Get other people more money, I’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 Update

Read the “November Product Update” thread on Twitter

Read the following on Twitter

📩 Subscribers: 107 (⬆️ +41% , 31 new subscribers)

👀 Unique users: 10k+ (⬆️ +11%)

👓 Pageviews: 13k+ (⬆️ +9%)

📊 11k organic hits (⬆️+30%, +2.5k)

Alexa ranking

🌍 Global Rank: 880,595 ⬆(️ +978,864)

🇺🇲 Rank in United States: 297,186

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

👀 Uniques: 23k over 6 months (7.7k in October)
📮 Email subscribers: 72

Read more 👇

— 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

— 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 👏

— Hugo Di Francesco (@hugo__df) 21 October 2018

4/ I’ve published:
📩 36 posts
Which is:
📖 36,900 words
🗣 110 minutes or 1 hour 50 minutes of reading time
At an average (mean) post read time of:
⏳ 3.02 minutes

— 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

— Hugo Di Francesco (@hugo__df) 21 October 2018

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

— Hugo Di Francesco (@hugo__df) 21 October 2018