The above chart shows visitors to the site as recorded by Google Analytics over a one month period. The average for the period is 1,129 visitors every day.
Now we see the Page Views for the site. Yes, the totals are over 100K for the period. Why the sudden spike at the end? I added the tracking code to our forums. I made a slight mistake when I added it and made it add to the stats for the www part of the site when I wanted it to track the forum subdomain alone. I think I have fixed that now and I will know by the end of the month.
Regardless, Page Views between both parts of the site hover between 8K and 11K daily. I would not be surprised to see this site generating 300K Page Views monthly in a very short amount of time.
Which leads me to my next question: How do I monetize this?
I'm already running AdSense and AuctionAds but they do not add up to much. I need something that will reach the target audience of PokeFarm AND deliver to my advertisers. The best fit I can think of is web game sites. I just do not know how to reach them!
I also signed up for AdBrite and I'm using their rotation feature to display AdSense ads until they can sell some of my inventory. With close to 10K impressions per day they must be able to do something for me!
If you are an advertiser or an ad network please contact me about this!
The News from the farm is good. The community is really growing fast around this site. We are beginning to run out of Pokemon on farming nights. We have even implemented some new features on the forums that have resulted in increased member participation.
If you have not seen the PokeFarm why not pay it a visit and see what it is all about?