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Yesterday I got an alert on my iPhone that told me that today was going to be this blog’s birthday and to be honest, I thought it was a mistake. It seems like just last week that I was writing my article about LPF’s first birthday. Time really has flown by over the past year and that is probably because it has been such an amazing year. I got a new blog design that helped propel this blog forward in a way I never even thought was possible, I published a bunch of posts that have gotten an amazing response from my readers, and I have launched a few new projects that have helped me extend my reach throughout the affiliate marketing industry.
New Blog Design
Last year I decided that it was time to get a custom design done for this blog. I had been using a theme I purchased on ThemeForest and had modified it quite a bit. I knew a custom design was really necessary to take this blog to the next level so I got in touch with the guy that had made our new PeerFly design. After a few stressful weeks and about $1,000 I finally had the awesome new blog design you see today.
Amazing Blog Growth
As I predicted in last year’s birthday post, LPF has continued to see amazing growth over the past year and traffic has more than doubled. Although I published 27 less posts than the year before, my pageviews over the past year have tripled, the amount of comments posted has doubled, and Alexa shows this blog as one of the top 20,000 visited in the world. My Alexa rank is now better than one the blogs I admire most, ZacJohnson.com (who recently interviewed me).
Blog Stats since April 2012
- 60 posts
- 1,602 comments (92,000 spam)
- 1,500,000 pageviews
- 2,137 Likes (http://www.facebook.com/LukePeerFly)
- Thousands of Affiliate Manager Exclusive subscribers
My top 10 posts list from last year included some of the posts below, but even the top post had less than 10,000 views. Now, my most read article, Setting up a 7Search Campaign, has had over 40,000 views and should hit 50,000 in the next month or so. I am hoping by next year my top post will have been viewed over 100,000 times!
Top 10 Posts
- Setting up a 7Search Campaign – 42,784 views
- How to iframe an affiliate offer – 40,927 views
- Direct Linking PeerFly Offers on Facebook – 35,538 views
- Rotate PeerFly offers using PeerFlyBanners.com – 28,712 views
- LeadImpact PPV Review – 28,508 views
- Top PPV Networks – 27,104 views
- Motivation – $350,000 in a Week – 26,486 views
- PeerFly Application Denied? What now? – 25,920 views
- Blacklisting Bad Performing SubIDs on 7Search – 24,008 views
- POF Case Study: SeniorPeopleMeet.com – 23,495 views
POF Case Studies
For a few months my primary focus was setting up campaigns on Plenty of Fish (POF). Although I had previously published my 4 tips for a successful POF campaign, I had not been actively running any campaigns so I deposited some money on POF Ads and went to work. I published 3 different POF Case Studies that have been read over 40,000 times.
I also tried out and reviewed quite a few different products and tools over the past year. Some of the reviews were paid, but I only accepted paid reviews for products that I knew would be useful to my publishers and any affiliate marketer in the space.
Something I did not expect when I started writing these reviews is that I would rank so well in Google for the various product and tool names. It has definitely been a pleasant surprise and has helped generate thousands of pageviews for these product owners.
New Projects Launched
I can never seem to stop working on new projects. Over the past year I have added 4 new projects to my list:
- LI2PF – LeadImpact to PeerFly Keyword Tracking with LI2PF.com
- Free iFrame Hosting Tool
- affposts – Affiliate Marketing Blogs Galore!
- Incent.ly Offers – Search Incent.ly Offers on IncentlyOffers.com (what is Incent.ly?)
I have also made a lot of updates to PeerFlyOffers.com, which has had over 300,000 searches since last April.
LPF’s second year has been awesome and it has really changed my outlook and goals for this blog. I get compliments every single trade show I attend from people I have never met about how much they like my blog and how helpful it has been. It is my goal to keep building on that over the next year. I’m hopeful that I will start setting aside more time to write articles so I can publish them more frequently. I’m also hopeful that my newsletter will reach 10,000 subscribers and my Alexa rank will drop below 10,000.
I appreciate everything this industry has given me and I’m thankful for being able to give back through this blog and my various projects. Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any subjects you’d like me to cover or any questions you think I can answer for you. Together, we can both continue to grow. Let’s make some money!