Google and Retire By 40
First of all, I wonder if you can do me a favor and click on the on the right column. From what I understand this will help our website with Google search.
Google also rolled out Google + (Google’s Facebook) this week and I’m hankering for an invite so if you are part of the in crowd like Kevin @ Thousandnaire, please send me an invite when it’s available. He wrote about being a beta user for Google +, but the invites are shut down for now.
We got our Page Rank!!!
Earlier this week, we finally received our Google Page Rank! We are ranked 3 out of 10. That might seem low, but it is 1,000 times better than the Page Rank 0 we have been stuck with over the last 9 months. I had all but given up on getting a page rank this year, but woo hoo! I’m ecstatic! Happy Dance!!!
Well, the reason we want a page rank is because we’ll have some leverage with advertisers. Many advertisers check page rank and when your page rank is 0, they really
low ball bid low on the advertising rate. Now we’ll have a bit of leverage.
Adsense – about $25. This is almost the same as May. I don’t know how bloggers make $600 with adsense. It’s inconceivable. Well, check out Darwin’s Money and see his Adsense income…
Direct Ad placement – $535. This is also inconceivable to me… I’m speechless… If I can keep this up, I’ll really be able to quit my day job soon. I doubt I can keep up this up every month though, but who knows with PR3…
We had just over 4,000 visits in June, almost the same as May’s statistic.
The pageviews are down to less than 8,000. That’s not exactly good, but I heard that the numbers will be down for the summer so I’m not too worried.
Also we updated our banner! Did you notice? I like it much better than just the plain banner we had before. The picture is from Krabi, Thailand in case you’re wondering. That was a fun trip before we had our baby. I also changed the blog theme and I think this looks a bit more updated than the previous theme. I’m still not 100% happy with this theme, but it will do for now while I continue to search for the perfect theme.
All in all, I’m pretty happy with June. The weather is nicer and everyone should go out and enjoy it. We can all get back to reading and writing blogs in September.
Have a great 4th of July weekend!!!
Here is a bonus shot of the Yosemite Falls Moonbow to make everybody’s Friday.