980,000+ Pages read at www.ThaiPulse.com (from 2007)

Man, I’ve been looking at the stats over the past few days (year 2007)… it’s unbelievable that I’ll have a million page views soon… Lately they’re increasing at the rate of 90,000 – 130,000 per month. This is excluding rampant bots that were grabbing my pages at the rate of a half million in a week!

If you think your stats are increasing – might be due to robots… check that out.

Finally it’s all kicking in for TP… but still too slowly for my mind. In my mind things were rocking from day 1.

At my AimforAwesome.com blog it’s going even much better than ThaiPulse is… that’s weird. I guess it has a lot to do with the market. The market for that site is worldwide – anyone that can read English. Anyone that wants to be inspired or just read something partly fun partly positive… partly bs.

Here at Thaipulse- it’s hard to get a readership. There are only 100,000 expats living in Thailand – and that estimate was pulled from a loooong time ago. Many changes since then. Anyone want to guess how many here now? I don’t have a clue…

There are a couple good Thailand expat bloggers out there now and I think the potential exists to pull something like 500 readers per day for a blog like this one. I know Jason at IsaanStyle was doing 300 readers per day when he was with the ThaiPulse network – on our servers…. 500 per day is ok, but it’s really not much in the big picture. Considering…

I have 306 posts on this blog – and some of those posts are LONG winded. That’s a lot of text and time.

I have only 40? posts at my AimforAwesome.com blog – and that one is kicking ass already.

Writing long-winded opinion posts here is a waste of time because only 200-300 of you are reading them. There I have more than 3 times that reading everyday.

By the time I get (or if I ever get) 300 articles written over there – should be a nice amount of traffic coming.

How about the other bloggers out there in Thailand… anyone getting more than 500 readers per day if you’re blogging about Thailand?

Trying to get things in perspective today…

Thanks in advance for any response!

NOTE – it is now 10 years later and the site has had millions of pageviews. If you’d like to talk about purchasing the site, let me know. Vern @ thailandsnakes  (com)

Author: Vern

I'm an American expat living in Thailand. I like to write informative pieces about life in, living in Thailand, including topics like: Thai People, Thai Culture, Nightlife, Technology, and I have published a lot of photographs, videos, and even books on Thailand that you can find at ThailandeBooks.com. There are many photographs of Thailand here - feel free to share with attribution (a link back to the home page). All written content on this site by Vern Lovic. Contact me at Google+.

5 thoughts on “980,000+ Pages read at www.ThaiPulse.com (from 2007)”

  1. Update 2 years later and just a bit over 500 uniques a day at this point. So, yes it is possible to get over 500 readers per day, but how much over 500??? Only time will tell :>)

    –Steve

    1. Hi Steve,

      Thanks for checking in! 500 per day is awesome… I’m there too with ThaiPulse – but, when I look at how much time I’ve spent in posting and editing, and everything… wow. Ask me, was it worth it… No. I still believe strongly that creating a popular site in Thailand where the readership is spreadout over 200 nations and only a handful of them feeling confident about spending money online – it’s not a winning proposition in most cases. What you’re targeting has a slightly different group than my sites – so I think you’ll fair better for conversions. I’m hoping! lol.

      As you know I’m into a couple other Thailand niches and they too are very hard to monetize. If I had it to do over again I’d concentrate entirely on a niche site that appealed to Americans because they are used to spending money online, there would be many products available to buy in the niche, and there are many options for creating my own content to sell to them.

      There is very little money in Thailand focused websites that cater to expats except the dirtybirdy websites and the hard to score an ace “classifieds or forums” websites. Score a bullseye and you can make out like a bandit. Don’t, and you’re spinning your wheels hopelessly. There are even nightlife blogs that aren’t crushing it!

      For myself, I’ve realized that I’m nothing like 95% of the expats that live in Thailand. I have nothing really in common with them. How can I write for them? How can I connect with them en masse? I can’t. I’ve met a dozen or so amazing people as a result of blogging about Thailand, but, it would have been nice to meet 12,000. It’s not going to happen. That realization early-on would have saved me a looooot of time!

      Anyway, as it is – I’m in a sense, stuck in this niche because I have, over 1,500 articles written and 2,500 photos pages written about Thailand across the many Thailand sites I have. Wouldn’t make too much sense to ignore that, but I’m trying hard to focus only on what converts now. Strangely, the Thailand videos are going great! The most fun – and the most profit. Go figure…

      :) I think when you check back in at the end of 2010 you’ll be doing better, and by 2011 you’ll be able to choose early retirement “IN” Thailand. Good luck man!

  2. Hi i have a german thai blog and no i´dont have 500 visits per day. I think a thai blog is very special in german lanquage. Your blog is in english that´s better. But heya blog is a diary and i write for me. my familie and my friends.

    Bye from Isaan,
    David (www.thaitoday.de)

  3. Hi i have a german thai blog and no i´dont have 500 visits per day. I think a thai blog is very special in german lanquage. Your blog is in english that´s better. But heya blog is a diary and i write for me. my familie and my friends.

    Bye from Isaan,
    David (www.thaitoday.de)

  4. HA! Not even a hundred a day yet Vern, but Thailand Musings is just 6 weeks old so I’ll reserve judgement at this point.

    I’m really not surprised that you’re getting more visitors to AimforAwesome.com though. You’re completely right that the niche is much bigger. More interest and more searches done in the personal development/positive thinking area. Plus I think it is the type of site that people would be more likely to subscribe to and come back on a daily basis for their daily dose of motivation.

    In any case, I am happy to come back each day to see what news you have from the LOS. Don’t stop!

    –Steve

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