Gracious Quotes is a community that was started on 12 February 2020.
This page is a record of our monthly progression so you can witness our advancement.
(Milestone #1: impact 100,000 users every month)
7th Month: August 2020 Summary
I was blown away by the exponential traffic growth in the month of August.
I never thought I’d see this number in my first year with Gracious Quotes. (Scroll below to see August 2020 results).
Hosting has been upgraded to the next tier in Mid-August (this community is running with CloudWays, Digital Ocean) but at this rate, I might have to upgrade to the next level tier again in September 2020.
This is a good problem to have. I won’t hesitate to invest in quality hosting so that my readers can have a better user experience.
My Main Concern (And I Need Your Help)
One thing that I’m worried though is the higher Bounce Rate and the decrease in Average Time on Site. This is something I have to focus on in September 2020 to improve user-experience.
If you’re a frequent user of this community, what is the one thing you feel could be improved on this site? It could be anything.
I read all of your feedbacks personally and I will seize the opportunity to at least try them first and see if they work.
Monetization: My experience with Ezoic and Adsense (AUGUST 2020)
In August 2020, I stumbled upon Ezoic’s ad platform and decided to give it a go as there are many positive reviews out there.
Apparently, many of Ezoic’s clients are seeing an increase in ad’s earnings from their site(s) – when they migrated from Adsense to Ezoic.
After my first week with Ezoic, I concluded that the revenues are indeed higher than Adsense. In fact, it is close to 2x higher.
However, I decided to part ways with Ezoic as I feel that the Ezoic’s ads are hurting user-experience and are slowing the site down quite a bit.
I can’t see a future with Ezoic despite the higher ads-revenue and that is why I’ve decided to return to Adsense sooner rather than later.
Put simply, I’m not interested in higher ad-revenues at the cost of user-experience.