Blogging

In this section I'm sharing advice, tips and tricks for running successful blog. Cases studies on implementing social media for driving traffic to blog, affiliate marketing, advertising, remarketing, as well SEO tips and other. A lot of articles on analyzing blog traffic results using Google Analytics.

3 Day Experiment With Facebook Conversions Ads

In this article I'll review a mini case study from my 3 day experiments with Facebook conversions ads, at the end of this article I'l provide a brief tutorial on how to setup Facebook conversion advertising for your website. I've a love/hate relationships when it comes down to Facebook advertising, I've been using Facebook ads for years with mixed results. Facebook ads helps to drive traffic, and it helps to drive likes and shares like a crazy. Depending on your topic and niche...

How to send OneSignal RSS Push Notifications Using Zapier

I've been using OneSignal to collect web push subscribers for my blog, since November 2016, by now I can brag with more than 12,000 web push subscribers for this blog. As I keep writing on many topics, I don't find it a good idea of sending RSS notification for each new article. How To Setup Web Push Notifications For Drupal 8 (Or Any Other Site) Using OneSignal Actually this is the thing I'm missing on OneSignal, a better segmentation. By now I keep sending web push notifications...

How & Why To Hire a Virtual Assistant / Freelancer - UpWork.com

2017 have come with some fresh ideas and changes for me how to continue successfully grew my personal blog (the one you are currently reading). It was back in December when I was intensively brainstorming  ideas on how could I keep my 365 days blogging challenge (an article per day) meanwhile rising the quality of content. Another reason I was looking for a Virtual Assistant / Freelancer - I was looking for ways of doing less by myself and getting more free...

Amazon Associates Decreases Referral Fee Rates in Certain Product Categories, Drops Tier System

The new changes to the Amazon Associates Program Operating Agreement has been effective since March 1, 2017 Frankly speaking, after when logged to my associates account today I felt horrified after seeing new changes in referral fees, though after some calculations and speculations, I still feel very good about Amazon Associates program, despite I will lose, most probably, about 25% income in close future from this affiliate program. About a week ago I received an e-mail from...

Blog Income: 63% YoY Increase in Google AdSense Revenue

Learn how I increased revenue from Google AdSense by 63% Year over Year and how you could too.  For a prelude: I have been using Google AdSense for already seven and a half years by now, from whom first four and a half years have generated a really modest sum of EUR 100 from many low traffic and let's be totally honest - thin content websites (I had installed AdSense ad units on dozens of sites). Earnings from Google AdSense 2009-2016 By accessing my...

Spending $4 Per Day On Facebook Ads - Case Study

When it comes down to the Facebook Ads, I have love it / hate it relations, let me explain - I believe Facebook Ads are one of the simplest ways for small business to spread the word, while, at least, speaking about my experience the results are questionable. I'm spending on Facebook ads regularly, my spending/promotion habits are pretty simple - I can spend actively for one month, then stop for some two months and start again. Generally I'm promoting blog articles related to...

Blog Traffic and Income Report 2016 - 635,048 Users / $18,586.41

It is just that time of the year  when I'm looking back on previous 2016 year in my blogger's career. In today's article I will reveal some data behind the blog scenes - both traffic and income for the whole year of 2016. This blog now is more than three years old, and for the last three years it has gone a long way, I have developed my writer skills from so so to average, there is still a long way to make them good and polish to perfect. The good news - I have enjoyed blogging...

How To Unsubscribe From Web Push Notifications

In case you are reading this - most probably I have just sent you a link here. In this article I will explain how to unsubscribe from notifications sent by ReinisFischer.com or (hopefully) from another website sending you push notifications.  Why are you receiving push notifications from me or any other website? Chances are by 99.9% you have chose opt-in to receive them by visiting and reading some of the articles here or on the other site you are willing to unsubscribe. Web push...

Google AdSense Experiment - Change of Ad Unit Placement and Disabling Personalized Ads to Recover From Ridiculously Low CTR (0,20%)

Soon it will be already three years since Google AdSense units have been featured to this website. In my early days I experimented a lot with AdSense ad unit placements, change of text colors, blending in, blending out and so on. I was eager to increase CTR, CPC, RPM just so more dollars would roll into my bank account. One thing I lacked definitely back in these days and sleepless night - traffic. I started using AdSense for this blog in January 2014. At start I didn'...

'Piece of Life' Photo project turns One

It was on November 14th, 2015 when a new project inside the frames of my blog was born - Piece of Life -  a photo project run by two. Piece of Life mostly features images that didn't find a separate photo story or in most cases just looks great and tells a story.  A brief background: I decided to run this project as a separate entity inside the frames of my blog for two reasons: Firstly, I'm an author of about 50% of images made for Piece of Life, so yes I have a...

TwitterFeed Shutting its Doors on October 31, 2016

One of my favorite automated RSS to social media tool TwitterFeed is going to shut its door on October 31, 2016. In fact - I don't feel surprised at all. A bit sorrow, yes! TwitterFeed has been behind the scenes of this blog for more than 2 years (although, for many other projects I have been using it since 2010 at least), see: Auto blog to Twitter using Twitterfeed ​Here is the official statement from the founder of TwitterFeed, Mario: Howdy, Twitterfeeders! We're writing...

Three Year Blog Anniversary

On October 10th, we are celebrating already third blog anniversary of ReinisFischer.com. What have started as a simple experiment have turned out to be a successful business venture. It's just amazing how fast time can fly, it feels just yesterday I wrote an article on second blog anniversary and day before yesterday I wrote summary for the first blogging anniversary, and just last week I launched this blog. Three years, three freaking years. Amazing and scary. If I launched my blog...

Few Tips Before Launching Your First Web Push Notification Campaing

Web push notifications have been around for a while already. Chances are, if you are reading this article, you have already implemented them on your website or at least you are planing to do it soon. Continue reading and I will reveal how did it go for my first web push notifications campaign. In fact I'm new to web push notifications. I first installed and enabled web push notifications for my blog just few days ago. See: How To Setup Web Push Notifications for Drupal or Any Site using...

How I Made $1,000 with Google AdSense in 7 years

Yes, I know the title doesn't sounds too much promising. Do a quick Google search and there will be zillion of results pointing out how to make $1,000 a day, or at least in a month. No to speak about - how to make a million dollar from Google AdSense. I'm here to tell you my story how I made humble thousand dollars in seven years. Dude, I feel sorry for me. Round a year ago I covered an article about Google AdSense achievements, it turned out I was using Google AdSense for already 6 years. Now...

About Sponsored Blog Posts

In this article I decided to give a short overview on how some (perhaps you) can get sponsored blog post on ReinisFischer.com and how much it costs. I haven't yet published any sponsored posts, and if you will decide to pay for sponsored content on my blog you will be the first. On the other hand time after time I have published promoted content for free as I have enjoyed content or thought it might be useful for blog readers. Faq Charge for pre-written post and the post written by me...

How I grew my blog to 1 million Pageviews in 34 months

It took me 34 months or almost 3 years to get to the 1 million page views milestone. In this article I will reveal 3 simple tactics (no tricks here) how I achieved it. I took the title and inspiration for this post from Chris Lema article: How I grew my blog to 1 million pageviews in 18 months (without tricks) 1 million pageviews Now I can read with a smile my previous milestone - 10,000 users in 10 months. A lot of has changed since then, but here are things that don't. ...

Increase Page Views Using Google Matched Content

Page views are one of the major factors for any website or blog, and most webmasters are happy seeing them grow. Increasing page views can boost your online revenue. There are two basic principles of growing page views - by increasing visits to your site and by increasing page views per visit. Currently my site has pretty low page views per session ratio, it's about 1.30 pages/per session, with best being about 1.50 some two years ago. I have been using passively Google AdSense to...

Grow E-mail Signups From Your Website Using HelloBar

Collecting an e-mail address from your business website or blog is a must have standard for the past decade (at least). Thus  - it all depends. In today's article I'll share my knowledge how you can grow your e-mail signups from your existing website / blog using HelloBar. HelloBar is not another new kid in neighborhood, in fact it has been around for a few years already. Installing and using HelloBar is really easy. You don' t even need much technical skills, as all of the...

How Long Does It Take To Rank a New Website on Google

Recently I started a new micro-niche website, and one of first questions I tried to find an answer - how long does it will take to rank my new website on Google SERP? Luckily, this is not the first new website I have created - as a Drupal developer I have made tons of websites, many for customers and many for myself. So far, the most successful project have been blog you are currently reading (www.reinisfischer.com) - after about two and a half years since I started this blog I have reached...

Amazon Associates launches redesigned version

Today by logging into my Amazon Associates account to check my daily earnings from this partner program - I noticed a new, redesigned version. I was using my older laptop with smaller screen size (1024 pixels) - and for the first time the website fitted in my browser window without any right scrolling (now, this means Amazon have thought about smaller screens - on the other hand - by trying to minimize windows, to check does the new design is responsive, it was not - responsive design would be...

Blog Income: 289% YoY Increase in Google AdSense Revenue

Learn how I increased revenue from Google AdSense by 289% Year over Year and how you could too.  For a prelude: I have been using Google AdSense for six and a half years by now, from whom first four and a half years generated a really modest sum of EUR 100 ($110 according to exchange rates as of 02/26/2016).from many low traffic and let's be totally honest - thin content websites (I had installed AdSense ad units on dozens of sites). There was a time when I took a pause...

Facebook's New Reaction Buttons - Like it, Love it or Be Angry

It has been a while already, since the rumors of Facebook to implement dislike button has circulated over the internet, today (February 24) a new Reaction buttons were implemented on Worlds largest social network Worldwide. Today by visiting Facebook I noticed a new emojis on my fan page.  There will be five new emojis: Love, HaHa, Wow, Sad and Angry You can see the new Reactions by holding down like on mobile or hovering over it on desktop in order to see the Reactions images....

Fourth Traffic Spike - How to get 10,000 Pageviews in One Day

Yesterday (February 18) marked another important milestone for my blog - for the very first time my blog traffic crossed 10,000 page views in one day. Now, don't get me wrong - I would love to report 10,000 daily page views instead of 10,000 in one day, which happened thanks to the huge traffic spike made by a dozen of referring links.  By now my blog gets about 2,000 page views per day, which of course is already a very great result, but having that traffic bump made me smile...

Blog Traffic and Income Report for 2015 - 347,035 users / $9,819.71

This time of the year have come when I'm looking back on previous 2015 year. In today's article I will reveal some data behind the scenes - both traffic and income for whole year of 2015. If you have been following my blog for a while, you have already probably noticed that once in a month I cover monthly traffic and income reports. Make sure you check them out. This article is a round up posts for previous twelve reports.  This blog has gone a long way and has increased it's...