This has been a fun month on EPF. I’m happy to be back to blogging full time and being a bit more ahead on my editorial calendar. I’m excited to be working on a big 4-part series of posts!
I am way more ridiculously excited about this than I should be – two people have signed up with Republic Wireless using my referral link! If they stay customers for 30 days I get a $19 credit to my account. I never thought I would be so pumped about not-spending $19! Thank you, whoever you are!
Here is our data from March 16 to April 15, 2013.
People who listen to us, as of April 15, 2013:
RSS subscribers: 154 (+12)
Twitter followers: 344 (+42)
Facebook fans: 34 (+3)
Alexa: 132,627 (-42,266)
Google PR: 3 (no change) MozRank: 4.82 (-0.09)
That’s two months in a row that EPF’s MozRank decreased and I’m a bit puzzled! Kyle thinks it might be that we switched our default URL from not having a www to having a www up front.
Some Google Analytics statistics:
Most viewed posts:
1) Earned Income: The Bane of the Graduate Student’s Roth IRA
2) Republic Wireless Review
3) Average Clothes Spending and Pattern
4) What Do You Consider a Good Salary?
5) Tax Lies Told to Graduate Students
Most Commented Posts: Do You Want a Vacation Home? How to Spend Less When Attending Out-of-Town Weddings Republic Wireless Review Pledging to Financially Support an Individual Considerations for Grad Students Buying Houses
Search Terms from Real People
I’m so excited to see some air mattress search traffic!
“sleeping on air mattress in new apartment”
“moving out sleeping on a matress”
“just moved out sleeping on an air mattress”
There were tons of different searches from grad students on taxes and IRA contributions in the last month (not surprisingly). Each of these search-ers spent ten minutes or longer on EPF!
“saving for retirement in grad school”
“grad student didn’t pay estimated taxes”
“nsf graduate fellowship roth ira contribution”
“do i owe fica on my graduate fellowship”
“define earned income, fellowship, roth ira”
“would a taxable university stipend qualify for a roth ira contribution”
“grad student no earned income investment”
And finally, one that made me go “hmmm.” “what do you think life may be like in ten years time?”
Did you switch around the www in your default url and what happened to your rankings? Do you use referral links on your blog or only affiliate?