PublisherSpot Updates: May

May 17, 2007 Posted by Tyler Cruz

As stated exactly one month ago, I’ve decided that I will update and revisit the actual income from PublisherSpot once a month. I’d do it more often but as the number of reviews grow, so will the amount of time it will take to check the stats of each one.

 First, I purchased paid reviews on John Chow and NetBusinessBlog. It’s hard to tell how much they helped, as I didn’t really see any sign-ups as a result. It may have been a bit of a mistake to purchase the reviews so early, rather than waiting a bit longer until PublisherSpot has more reviews and features. However, part of my decision to purchase these reviews was to possibly follow-up with…. follow-up reviews in several months time. This allows more praise, and even more awareness to come out of the reviews.

In any case, my main goal out of the reviews was just to provide awareness; I wasn’t expecting any sign-ups. I want people to start hearing of PublisherSpot here and there, and to start to get used to the idea that it’s a valuable resource that is growing.

Since the last update, four new ad networks were reviewed on PublisherSpot, which now totals 13 reviews. This works out perfectly to my expectation of averaging one new review per week. The new reviews are of AdBrite, Copeac, Millnic Media, and AzoogleAds, which gives us our first three reviews of affiliate networks.

There has been no changes to the site other than a couple minute image improvements and a new definition addition to the glossary. Oh, and the minor CSS overlapping issue has been resolved as well.

I have several small new improvements and features in mind, and hopefully they will be implemented by my next update.

I’m still kicking major ass in the SERPS. Here are just a few NEW results for new reviews we added:

  • #1 on Google for “copeac review” and “review of copeac
  • #1 on Google for “millnicmedia review” and “millnic media review
  • #9 on Google for “azoogleads review

Sign-ups and income has unfortunately seen little-to-no growth. I believe a major factor is simply because most people have already signed up to the major ad networks. I think large opportunity lies when a new network launches; we can review the site and sign-up many network virgins at the same time.

Here then, is the site income and traffic for May thus far (Yes, I realize that it’s extremely stupid for me to be doing this on the 17th of each month; I’ll have to slate an update for the 1st to make this more logical). I also decided to start keeping track in spreadsheet format:

PublisherSpot Spreasheet

Take a look at it, should be pretty interesting. I wish most of the referral programs gave better stats. I basically HAVE to keep such logs now if I want to keep track of data, since their systems don’t offer this information.

As you can see, I’m still making peanuts from the site. And while I haven’t made all that much more from my original $0.17 yet, I am definitely pleased with the growth thus far. Remember, too, that the $43.91 I’ve made so far this month is only 17-days calculation, not a full month.

And with my incredible SERPS, slow-but-increasing awareness, and growing number of reviews and features on the site, it’s easy to stay optimistic.

Next month’s calculation will be interesting… so I’ll see you again on June the 17th.

If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment below, subscribing to my RSS feed, or following me on Twitter.
Posted: May 17th, 2007 under My Websites  

7 Responses to “PublisherSpot Updates: May”

  1. Rory says:

    I looking forward to June 17th, and I love the thought and premise of PS. I must say, im surprised that the paid reviews didn’t help you out much. As stated the few signups must of been from the fact that must persons whom get to those blogs has already signed up for the ads networks.

    Tho organic traffic should give better signups.

    Keep up the good work.

  2. Simon says:

    I signed up with copeac through your site after reading the review on net business blog.

    Haven’t heard from them though?

    • Tyler Cruz says:

      Check your spam folder.. I know this sounds elementary, but I find that a lot of my affiliate network e-mails are accidently identified as spam.

      If it isn’t there, let me know your username or e-mail (You can e-mail me) and I’ll get my affiliate manager right on it.

  3. I think you have a great idea here. How do you plan to push next?

  4. Great to hear tyler, $47 maybe a very small amount of money, but wait 2 months and i can see this will definitely grow, people who signed up through you will come back, and sign up at a few other programs.

  5. Jacob says:

    Looks really good, Tyler. I go to it often just to look at the different reviews and look forward to seeing other reviews on the site. I only wish I had had the idea before you. :p Nice job!

  6. Tom says:

    Tyler —

    I have an idea for your website. I think with each review, you should also state if they have “incentivized” offers.

    I know a lot of people like to start up those free ipod sites, etc.

    Just a suggestion.. keep up the great work buddy!



Leave a Reply