|Suite 101 Stats
As most of you probably know, Suite 101 took a hit when Google’s Mayday came in spring of 2010. It took a huge hit when the US Panda algorithm ( Mayday and Panda are a change in the way Google ranks articles and websites in their search results) came out. It took another huge hit when Panda went worldwide. How bad was I hit? Well, here are the facts:
I have 310 articles at Suite.
My regular number of page views before Panda was around 19,000 per week.
My page views are now around 9,000 views per week.
My highest earning month was January 2010 with $313.
Last month’s earnings were $150.
So, when I had around 200 articles I was making twice as much as I am with 310 articles. Friday I made 90 cents. I haven’t made that little in a day since my first year writing for Suite.
What’s really scary is that without my Feature Writer bonus I would be making almost nothing at all.
Many Suite 101 writers are reporting improved revenue after they tweak their articles. (The tweaks they’ve made are laid out in my last post, if you’re interested.)
I haven’t made any tweaks yet and I haven’t added any articles since Panda. I had decided that until Suite makes some big changes I’m in a holding pattern. I’ve got some articles planned for my section, though, so I’ll probably be adding some new material soon.