SheepTech April10 Report Card

Growth is pretty stagnant for April in terms of traffic, but there’s a slight increase in revenue comparing to March’s performance.


Visits down by 374 compared to last month, but pageviews are up by 1,867. Very minor changes. Alexa ranking at 210,727.

Money Made

I have added AdvertiseSpace as another source of revenue on top of Google AdSense and Infolinks. Figures in bracket shows the difference in earnings compared to the month before.

AdSense: $233.59 (+$18.38)
Infolinks: $39.33 (+$2.62)
AdvertiseSpace: $12.86 (+$12.86)

Total: $285.78 (+$33.86)


HostGatorNothing to brag about for April’s uptime. There’s a total of 1 hour and 9 minutes of downtime, lowering the uptime percentage to 99.84%, 0.06% short of Hostgator’s 99.9% uptime guarantee.

To see how serious they are on this guarantee, I requested for the month’s refund and this is their response:


Thank you for contacting Host Gator. I have had an admin check the downtime on the server, and we are seeing the server as having been up for 99.96% of the time this month. 3rd party uptime monitors can not be used towards the uptime guarantee as outlined in the terms of service. However, seeing as how we aren’t even half way through the month yet, I’ve gone ahead and added a credit of $9.95 to your account. This credit will automatically be applied to your next invoice.

If there is anything else we can help you with, please let us know.

Chances are I might have another month of free hosting from Hostgator in May, with 1 hour and 15 minutes of downtime in a single day (3rd of May), caused by problems in the datacenter. We will see.

But then of course, I’d definitely appreciate uptime more than the refund.

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  1. Michael Aulia - May 10, 2010 @ 10:21 am

    Great AdSense earnings.. are they on a different blog though because I can’t seem to find any AdSense ads on this blog
    .-= (Michael Aulia´s blog – Weekend Fun: Pictures taken at the right angle 2) =-.

  2. Vincent - May 10, 2010 @ 11:32 am

    I only display AdSense on posts older than 10 days. So that regular readers will enjoy AdSense-free articles, while still generating reasonable revenue from search engine visitors.

  3. Shiva - May 17, 2010 @ 4:15 pm

    Wow how do you do that Vincent. Is there any special plugin for that. Maybe you can share 🙂
    .-= (Shiva´s blog – Huge List of RSS Feed Directories) =-.

  4. Vincent - May 19, 2010 @ 11:57 am

  5. Sam - May 25, 2010 @ 7:36 am

    nice income.. My blog is fairly new and is no where close to this mark.. but hopefully get there someday

  6. Vincent - May 25, 2010 @ 6:20 pm

    Hey Sam, it’s only the matter of time 😉

  7. Anish K.S @ Technics - May 26, 2010 @ 4:52 pm

    Good Stats, you can increase infolinks revenue.

    Keep it up.
    .-= (Anish K.S @ Technics´s blog – NDTV Announces the Winners of Tech Life Awards 2010) =-.

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