Behind The Screen: June 2015 Report

It’s that time of the month again; where I talk all things blogging and statistics! 

Statistics; June 2015 

Google Analytics

June 1st – June 30th 

Google Analytics (GA) statistics seem to be the benchmark for blog statistics so I’m moving away from trusting what Blogger says and using these statistics going forward. It’ s great to see month on month growth (also for April to May) and to know that I’m reaching a wider audience every time.

May vs June

Users 2,109 vs 2,284  (+175) 
Page Views 4,385 vs 4,733 (+348) 

FB page likes – 560 vs 593 (+33)
IG followers – 894 vs  938 (+44)
Pinterest followers – 503 vs 507 (+4)
Twitter followers – 2226 vs 2300 (+74)
BlogLovin’ followers – 211

Amazon Associates
– 1st June – 30th June
– £0.40
– unpaid

I signed up to Amazon Affiliates (AF) around the middle of April. I’m still getting to grips with it and how it will work best. This month I replaced the sidebar advert, removed it, and it replaced it again with a different version! There seems to be no rhyme or reason behind people clicking the adverts so I’ll just leave it where it is for now – featuring a few of my favourite products!

Affiliate Windows
– £6.97
– unpaid

Currently I’m signed up to MyProtein, Planet Organic, Simply Supplements and LessBounce affiliate schemes. I still haven’t had the time to effectively share affiliate links and I think the brands could do more to work with their affiliates.

I recently added some code to my blog which will automatically turn product links into affiliate links (when appropriate) so I wouldn’t have to go and build the links myself. I’m yet to try out this functionality as I just don’t use all that many product links! {you can join here}

Other Advertising
– last 28 days
– £1.93
– unpaid

Kayla Itsines Affiliate Program
– $0

Kayla came to London in the last month but I wasn’t able to attend the event 🙁 so I didn’t have anything to authentically share about the programme which was a shame. I still plan on trying the programme for myself as soon as possible.

Collaborative & Sponsored Posts

– £100
– paid

After reading a post about sponsored posts, I renamed this section. The posts I have so far included in this section have all been written by me therefore the compensation has been for my time.

This month I wrote a post about some of my favourite workout tracks. I will be judging a competition in collaboration with PureGym so have been compensated for my time. I’ve put this money towards buying a new camera as improving the photography on my blog is a goal of mine for 2015!

Other work and consulting

– £0

I’ve not done any other work this month that has been paid. I am currently working on an event for bloggers – The 101 Workshop on Photography. If you’re interested in coming along, all the information can be found on the {Facebook Event page}.

Costs / Outgoings

– iCloud storage upgrade; £0.79
– Facebook Advertising Fee’s; £3.07
– Twitter Advertising Fee’s; £1.40

What Worked Well Last Month

This month, I updated my contact page. Before, when someone used it, the information would go through to a spreadsheet on Google Drive meaning I got no notifications. It meant that I would have to remember to check in every now again and my responses would not be in a timely fashion. 

I found put that blogger created a widget that sent the information straight to your email but it was only for your sidebar. But we know that google has the answer to everything and I eventually found out how to add it to a new page! 

Now I get instant notifications via my contact page! 

What I Did New This Month

– Twitter Advertising 
– Created my Media Kit 
– Turned my PayPal account into a Business Account 
– Integrated PayPal into blog 
Used a custom redirect 
– Bought a new camera 

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What I Will Try Next Month

– Running my first event for bloggers, I’ll be looking into promoting the event to ensure it is fully booked and can cover costs

Goals For Next Month

GOAL – clean up labels on blog posts (complete 2015 at a minimum) – carried over from last month

So… anything I’ve missed that you’d be interested to know?! 
Do you have blog goals that you are working towards?! Have you blogged about blogging?! Share your posts with me too! 




  1. Rebecca McMahon
    July 16, 2015 / 21:09

    I love how proactive you are with your blog!!! Go you!!!

    • Elle Linton
      July 17, 2015 / 21:23

      Thanks Rebecca 🙂 I'm trying! kinda! lol x

  2. A Cornish Mum Blog
    July 12, 2015 / 15:56

    Well done on getting all your stats and follower numbers to go up, it's always a nice feeling knowing things are going well and going up 🙂 Good luck with your event and thanks for linking up to #PicknMix again 🙂 Stevie x

    • Elle Linton
      July 13, 2015 / 19:21

      Thanks Stevie 🙂 no doubt I'll catch you on the link up again soon! x

  3. Georgina Spenceley
    July 11, 2015 / 23:09

    As always, love this series. That's really clever about the code that automatically turns links into affiliate ones! I'm signed up to a couple, but I don't actively use them cos I'm too lazy! Also, I was asked to enter that playlist competition thing so keep an eye out for my entry! And thanks for sharing my post 🙂

    • Elle Linton
      July 13, 2015 / 19:21

      Whoop! Can't wait to hear your music picks! …I'm yet to test out if the automatic affiliate link thing works! I need to actually share links to figure that out! I just like to do it when it's authentic if that's once a month, so be it!

  4. ThinkFitFoodFamily
    July 10, 2015 / 06:31

    This is interesting. Sounds like you have a good plan. Thanks for sharing.

    • Elle Linton
      July 11, 2015 / 16:58

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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