How I made a quick $200 with help from Google Analytics!

This is some amazing trick (from Google Analytics) I want to share with you today. As a matter of fact, it looks like there are ways to make money everywhere. Once you have a blog that’s read, you can always make money.

I did some unthinkable thing and it landed a quick $200 straight to my Paypal. $200 may not buy you a new car but I think if you can clone this idea, you may be able to raise that same amount or more to cover some cost πŸ˜‰

It all started with Google Analytics. This is some very amazing free tool we have with tons of marketing data most of us unfortunately don’t know how to use.

Here is what happened …Β 

I found out the most popular page on my blog that gets traffic from search engine and that sets my braining thinking on faster wheels – how do I make money from this?Β cashdonator-blogPostBelowH2

Ok I got an idea – beautiful πŸ˜‰

Now this page is gettingΒ traffic from search engines and I’ve got a list of keywords pulling traffic to it. I said to myself I will contact some advertisers who may like to buy space on this article.

You got the point?

  1. I identified the post that gets the most traffic from search engine.
  2. I made a list of top keywords bringing traffic from search engines to that same post.
  3. I started contacting some few advertisers I knew will be interested in buying space on that post.

I finally got an advertiser that was interested in the deal. So how did it happen?

I had two choices;

  1. Go to a platform where I know it was easier to locate advertisers. Check out this post where I wrote details on where and how to locate these advertisers.
  2. Turn to my list of advertisers I have worked with in the past. This seems to be a quick solution but I had to make sure this list has someone to be interested in the post in question.

NB: I wrote this post how I made additional $1060 ($80Β just added) by turning to the people I have worked with in the past.

Finally, someone on the list, someone with whom I had done some business in the past did not hesitate to grab the space on the most popular blog post.

How did I locate the most popular blog post?

I simply went to my Google Analytics account, clicked on Acquisition -> Search Engine Optimization -> Landing pages.

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  • The column 22,000 shows how many times these pages show up on SERPs
  • The column 700 shows the clicks the pages get from SERPs. That’s the actual traffic

These stats may not be big enough but they were able to grab the attention of my client. Added to this stats, I also submitted some other stats.

You need to download this free report for some very particular information on how to attract these advertisers.

NB: You can also find your most popular pages in your Google Webmaster Tools Account. Go to Search Traffic -> Search Queries -> Top pages.

My Google Webmaster Account also helped me locate keywords (search queries) that drove traffic to this popular page.

For Privacy reasons, I have kept the url and my client hidden πŸ˜‰ What I wanted to share with you is how you can locate a hidden page on your blog and make some little more money from it.

So how much money can you make here?

There is just no standard way to price this page. It however depends on your traffic to the page and how you can bargain.

One other factor is how long you are going to keep the advert on that page. Another factor is whether that page is only getting traffic for a season or it treats a topic that’s evergreen.

In my case, the post treats a Search Engine related topic so will continue getting traffic for long. But I negotiated the banner for a specif period of time.

Now, let’s do some work!

You know one of the reasons you failed in the past is that you read instructions but nothing was done. If you don’t take action, you don’t get results.

So right now, before you start something else, let’s quickly identify the most popular blog post on your blog.

NB: I’m not referring to the post that has the highest number of comments or the highest number of social media actions. I mean the post that gets the highest clicks from search Google.

Go to yourΒ Google Analytics account. Click on Acquisition -> Search Engine Optimization -> Landing pages.

There you have the list of landing pages. Click on the “Clicks” column to order by clicks from top to bottom.

The Landing Page on position #1 is your hidden money making page. Now, you will be trying to cut space on that page and sell to someone.

Another thing you need is the keywords that drive traffic to that page. It’s easy to find these keywords.

All you have to do is open your Google Webmaster Tools Account. Β Go to Search Traffic -> Search Queries -> Top queries

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Here you will have different keywords driving traffic to different pages. This is some crucial material that will quickly drive your prospective clients crazy.

Most of them know what they want. That list of keyword can tell them whether or not they have a targeted audience on your blog.

Once they are satisfied with the quality of your visitors, it will just be a matter of setting the price.

Tweaking your most popular post for more!

Now, you can add more value to your most popular post and drive more traffic to it. Your Google Webmaster Tools Account will help you discover some more keywords you probably did not target.

What you can do now is add more materials to the page – Text, images, videos and links. Point some more links (backlinks) to it, drive more traffic and create some more social activities around it.

If you are using CommentLuv Premium, set the post as Favorite Post. This will help you create more backlinks to it through commenting.


Now you know something you can do that may put some little more money in your account. Will you act on it or just throw it away?

Let me hear what you think in the comment box below. If you like this idea, please share it on social media with your friends.

Happy New Year!

98 thoughts on “How I made a quick $200 with help from Google Analytics!”

  1. I am an ardent follower on Twitter, and I just across this post.

    Taking my time to follow the instructions one after the other. I love the way you broke down the tutorial.


  2. This is really usefull, i just love to read your articles all the time

    If you write sumthing there should be something usefull, same concept you follow’s that i like much in you

    Thanks for that keep Blogging….

  3. Really a usefull and nice idea to get some extra Dollars in our Pocket . It shows you can convert Posts into Dollars in many Ways !!

  4. Hey Enstine,

    Really Nice idea. I loved this article. Google Analytics have many more features. I never thought about this technique but after I read your article, I got the idea. It’s really amazing thing to do. Thanks for sharing dude πŸ˜‰

  5. Hi Enstine,

    It’s really a very powerful technique. I never thought about this kind of technique. I’ll try it one day. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for sharing this great post, Enstine.
    Have a nice day.


  6. Hello Mr. Muki,

    Thanks for sharing your experience with us, i visited on your blog first time and got to learn many things about website promotion.
    one thing i would like o share with you that is i also use Google Analytic to increase my website traffic, from last one year i am using this way and it increase website traffic a lot.

    Thanks & Regards
    Kuanl Singh

  7. I really like the ideas you Share !! I Remember one Post of yours Similar to this to attract advertisers Using Alternate Services !! And now this one to get some extra Dollars in our Pocket . It shows you can convert Posts into Dollars in many Ways !!
    I really appreciate your unique Techniques .

  8. EM – Yikes! So much awesome info here on your site! This is my first visit and I will be coming back time and time again for more!!

    • Your presence here is a wonderful new year gift to me Dawn πŸ˜‰ I’m so glad you stopped by and dropped a comment. We have more beautiful days ahead. Hope to see you around again pretty soon as I step over to your blog too

      Do have a wonderful week ahead

  9. β€œThere is no need using β€œFocus Keyword” on β€œYOAST SEO Plugin”

    Have you guys really noticed any changes in Post Article Algorithms?

    Your reply will be much welcome.

  10. I can’t believe how many times I’ve looked at my own analytics and webmaster tools but didn’t think of this! It’s brilliant. This has given me some ideas on how I can start reaching out to specific advertisers – I love it. Thanks for the great tips.

  11. Excellent insights here, Enstine.

    While we all know that the “money is in the list”, the bigger lesson is that you give people what they want, or else there is no money in it.

    In order to know what people want, watch what they do. In this case, you used Google Analytics to see where your readers were going. If they’re hitting a few particular pages, you start seeing what the pattern of interest is among your readers. In other words, you see what they want. Now, find some advertisers who can give them what they want, and you’ve made a successful transaction between your blog and your readers.

    Thanks for the interesting insights you’ve shared here, Enstine.

    • Good to see you here David and thanks for the insightful comment. I have been busy applying some updates to BroadedNet

      I think 2015 has a lot more for us so we have to keep giving to be strong πŸ˜‰

      Do have a wonderful weekend sir and hope to be on your blog shortly

  12. hi, this is really nice way to make big money from blogs having great ranking.. helps me a lot
    thanks for sharing this with us. I am very excited to use this tips on my blog..

  13. Hi Enstine,

    This is something really insane. i really liked this innovative article and soon i will be sharing it on my Google plus profile

    I am using Google webmasters to gain traffic from organic But now i will make use of google analytics too

    This is really innovative and I appreciate you shared your strategy.


  14. This is very helpful Enstine. I’m beginning to have some huge ideas about a very popular blog post I have. Thanks! I have only been thinking about affiliate marketing but getting advertisers is also very logical and quite possible. Thanks!

  15. Hi Boss,
    I would say I have never thought of making money through google analytics but with this i just learnt a new way though i have used google analytics to help boost sale on flippa.
    Thanks for sharing


  16. Hi Enstine,

    Thanks for this tutorials, i will implement it right away, i have always believe this will work but has not been able to decode it.

  17. Though I don’t do any banners or advertising on my blog Enstine, I still found this post immensely useful.

    I look at Google analytics every day, but never in quite the way you just described. I also have been stymied by the way Google no longer shows most of the keyword queries on analytics and had not thought to use Webmaster tools to search for them.

    I knew before this post that you were a very very smart blogger and marketer.. You have just moved up to Brilliant!

    Thank you Enstine,

    • Hi Deb,
      Welcome here dear friend πŸ˜‰
      The Keyword not provided issue with Google is really a pain. However, with GWT, you do have those keywords and you can link that to GA.

      Oh, thanks for the compliment πŸ˜‰ You are a hot member in my community and thanks for always giving me time even on social media πŸ˜‰

      Do have a wonderful rest of the week

  18. Superb article Learned a lot from it. I donno how this Google Webmaster tools are useful for blogging after reading this blog post only I got to know how to use it. Thank you once again

  19. Hey Enstine,

    Some things go without notice, and then comes bloggers like you that point out what many of us overlook. I really like this, and using just these two tools within Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools will indeed help a lot of us improve our conversions as well as attract more advertisers! Thanks for sharing and I hope your holidays were great!

    • Hi Smith,
      Good to see you here and thanks for the comment!
      These tools have a lot to say that will help redefine our strategies πŸ˜‰

      Are you giving this a try?

  20. am really much appreciated with your words, am 100% using all the services of Google like Analytics, Web Master Tools so, will work for sure henceforth.

  21. Hi Enstine Sir,
    This is really a nice and innovative way to monetize the popular post. You shared a nice trick to generate some extra buck from a post that get more attention in SERp.
    I am going to locate my popular post and then will try to earn some money.

    Thanks sir, for sharing a great strategy to earn.

    • Excellent Rabin! I like when people take action. That’s the only way to get desired results.
      Please after locating your post, try to get some advertisers to buy space on it and share your experience with us πŸ˜‰

  22. Hey Enstine,

    Nice one. Very good tip.

    I always believe that crunching the data that you have is very good idea. Either for optimizing your content or promoting peaking points to potential clients to get their attention to that peak that they can promote their products.

    Content is key thing to achieve good results. People are into useful content that you teach and help them, plus they are into reviews before deciding to buy somethig.

    So, it is important to watch out traffic numbers that this content makes. Then rest is crunching it to show potential users of that data to promote their services.

    I am looking forward to read your content based online sales methods man!



    • Hey Mehmet,
      these numbers are huge indicators and pointers to the direction your investment is taking. without them, you may never know how well your online business is doing.

      Unfortunately, most of us don’t get it yet. There is a lot available for free, capable of giving our businesses a new phase. We just have to pay attention to it, interpret and make necessary changes.

      Thanks for your visit and comment bro

  23. Google web master i am using from so long but don’t know how i can use them to monetize my blog.
    Thanks Enstine for sharing such usful things.
    I hope the same will work for me.

  24. Hi Enstine,

    Happy New Year my friend!!! I admit it, I love the way you think, you are a very smart man!

    I really appreciate that you know your business and why you blog, and that’s to make money through your blog.

    That really frees you up to see the opportunities that others miss, and the fact that you’ve taken the time to learn who your potential advertisers are and you know how to contact them.

    While my blog is very different in purpose and intention, these are the exact principles I talk about often that leads to success online.

    Well done Sir!

    Happy New Year again.

    ~ Don Purdum

    • Hey Don,
      Happy New Year my friend. Sorry for hitting the reply button this late. The year is kicking off with a lot of opportunities for me πŸ˜‰

      In any case, I have a lot of things I have learned reading your articles. Last year was awesome and from every indication, this year is the killer.

      Just checked out your guest post on Nisha’s blog. That’s your special touch there with a lot of meat. Everywhere you go, value is deposited – in commenting and blog posts.

      Keep this up for 2015. There are better days ahead for sure πŸ˜‰

  25. Hey Enstine,

    This is wonderful trick you shared. I already know this trick and used via Google webmasters tool. But, here you have shared one more way to go.

    Thank you so much for this lovely trick. Have an awesome week!

    • Hi Nisha,
      Thanks for the comment after reading. I’m not surprised you knew this before. You are such a brain πŸ˜‰

      Hope to see you around pretty soon πŸ˜‰

  26. Hi Enstine Muki,I know the post πŸ˜› But I can”t see any banner ad on in it now.

    How ever, this is great posts. Always you provide a unique tip for make money blogging.

    • The deal was for a period of time that has expired. This was sealed last year so it’s normal you don’t see the banner – that’s if you really have located the post πŸ˜‰

  27. Nice article .Thanks for sharing such a tricks .I never thought that by this way, i can also make money
    By this way, we will get money and advertisers will get visitors that can convert at a good rate.

    • Hi Pavan,
      If you can identify your most popular blog post, truth is that many advertisers will be interested in placing an advert on hat post.

      So follow these steps and locate that post on your blog first

  28. Hi Enstine,

    I’ve commented on this post about an hour or so ago, but can’t see my comment, and I think something went wrong.

    I will definitely look at those Google Analytics closer and see what they can do for me even though I do not sell advertisement on my blog.

    As you said, popular post and post with most comments or even social media shares are two different things. I think that as bloggers, while we love those comments and shares we need to look closer at what people are looking for on search engines.

    Thanks for the great share.

    • Hey Sylviane,
      I’m glad the comment has finally gone through. GASP is messing up my readers so often so I’ll think to do something about it πŸ˜‰

      I think if we pay attention to traffic from Search Engines, we can tweak and get more of it. That’s the traffic that converts the most so should not be taken with levity.

      Thanks for insisting and pushing this comment through Sylviane.

      Happy NY

  29. Hi Sir Enstine,

    I know I wanna talk about what is really off this article but I truly know that my question will hit up a new post update by You Sir or any other Smart blogger here….

    So, Like I said, I wanna ask or true a little light on what a friend told me concerning posting articles…

    “He said that Repeating Post Title is harmful to SEO Practice”

    “There is no need using “Focus Keyword” on “YOAST SEO Plugin”

    Have you guys really noticed any changes in Post Article Algorithms?

    Your reply will be much welcome.


    • Yeah this is off topic comment bro but as you draw my attention to it, I’ll look closely into it and see the possibility of creating a post about it to share what I know

      Thanks for the post idea πŸ˜‰

  30. Hi Enstine,

    I just love the way your mind works! You have a special knack of making me think each time I visit you. As I read along, I had made a promise to myself to use Google Analytics more often.

    I need to implement this during my 2015 plans. I’ve been too focused on marketing analytics and not paying attention to my blog analytics as much. I can use this method to find the most popular posts and keywords and spin things a bit to create a new post.

    Also, thanks for showing us how to get someone to advertize on our blog. I don’t know if I want to do that or not, but one never knows!

    Wishing you a blessed new year ahead,


    • Hi Donna,
      Good to see you around and thanks for the comment πŸ˜‰

      The popular post can really be a good place to get some more post ideas. For the most part, this post will have more than 10 different related keywords that drive traffic to it. This can really help in writing a related article πŸ˜‰

      Advertising is one good way to sponsor your blog especially if you have some good traffic. You may want to add that to your list in 2015. One never knows πŸ˜‰

      Do have a wonderful week ahead and thanks again for being part of this post

  31. Woah!!1 Mr. Enstine, another Eye opener there, I had once thought of this idea, but I never really knew how I could go deep into it and make it more productive for my blog and readers, Thanks for that Anaytics tip to help us find our most viewed posts, I will sure give this a trial and I will come back to thank you for it once it clicks
    πŸ™‚ Cheers Boss!

    • Hi Edi,
      Good to see you around and thanks for the comment πŸ˜‰
      I’m sure if you work on what is shared here, yo will see good results.

      If you don’t take action, you’ll never see results so go to work πŸ˜‰

  32. What a great idea Enstine sir,
    I never thought that by this way, i can also make money
    By this way, we will get money and advertisers will get visitors that can convert at a good rate.
    Thanks enstine sir….

  33. These are some of the small issues which we generally ignore. I am glad Enstine, you have mentioned it in your post. This can also help your blog become an authority in the field.

  34. Hello Enstine,

    You have discussed really a unique process to make money. I never heard about this process before. Google Analytics is a very important tool to measure website/blog traffic. You applied this process to make money. You have done a good job. I appreciate you process.


    Moumita Ghosh

      • Hello Enstine,

        I didn’t start using this method. Actually now I am working on other thing. But I will sure try it. Your method is really interesting.



  35. Nice share Bro, you are really master in this game, because that is another sources of income for any website owner who really want to succeed in internet business.

  36. Enstine,this is a brilliant idea,very brilliant i love this post, am going to keep up learning great skills and techniques from you..

  37. Enstine,this is a brilliant idea,very brilliant i love this post, am going to keep up learning great skills and techniques from you.masticating juicersreviews

  38. Great post Enstine ! We strive hard to find ideas out of the box but often tend to ignore the one’s that are in front of us !

    I think you have done a wonderful job by discovering this and most importantly by sharing this with everyone. Only a few will do that πŸ™‚

    Thanks again and hope 2015 will be a wonderful year for you πŸ™‚

  39. sir I am really become word less, how can get these thoughts sir, I am so exited to read your posts, because every post give some tips and boost to me, and how to cut that space sir and how to sell, because I belongs from village, so please in your next article you continue this article sir, and I am Thanks to You (Enstine) sir

  40. You really know how to get advertiser’s like Enstine. I have downloaded your guide recently and this one was another cool one. Gonna try it out.

  41. Hi Enstine,
    Nice share, This is really a cool way to grab some extra dollar in pocket. It shows that you have the skills to make money by every possible just like a perfect entrepreneur.
    May you get more success in this year πŸ™‚

  42. Hi Enstine,

    I think this is my first comment on your blog this year, so happy new year bro…wish you all the best.

    This is something good coming from you this new year as usual, however I’ll like to add something to this informative post for those who might not see “landing pages” in their analytic dashboard….this is because without associating your web master tool to your Google analytics, you won’t see that option.

    I’ll like you to include that step into this post, for many people are not savvy when it comes to things like this and may just miss out on the quality information you’ve just shared here.
    Thanks Enstine, happy celebration season.

    • Yeah you are right about the comment and the Landing Pages option
      I think I did an article in the past how to link both accounts (GWT and GA)

      I will just look up for that post and link it here. thanks for the beautiful remark bro πŸ˜‰

      Happy New year πŸ˜‰

  43. Ahan!

    As I always repeat here on your blog that blogging is not something to get it by working hard, its the world of smart workers and only smart workers usually succeed here.

    Looks like I can also make some good bucks, Thanks for sharing!

  44. Nice share bro.

    I do this regularly on my blogs to get more advertisers. It’s a nice way to make more money from old popular post.

    You can also use some ideas from that post to generate new posts which can be sponsored by one or more advertisers you get because of that popular post by search engine traffic

    • Hey Adesoji,
      I know your thinking cap is always on πŸ˜‰
      Using the post to generate more ideas is great. In fact, from the list of keywords I get from GWT, I have had to come up with more related post ideas.

      Don’t forget to send my own share of that money you are making πŸ˜‰

      • Nice.

        That’s the way to roll πŸ˜‰ More great post ideas, more money making posts.

        About the share, hmmm πŸ˜‰ We will make much more.

  45. This is brilliant, Enstine!
    It is also easy to do. Tweeking your posts is also a great way for updating your posts in order to keep them in high position in search engine.
    I have 4 posts on page one of Google search engine for most keywords. Hope this help me pay my hosting account fees πŸ™‚
    My question is: one competitor keeps updating her posts’ dates; every few months she sets the date of her posts for a newer one. While comments are 2 years ago, the post’s date might be 2 months ago! Is that ok?
    I know Google take the post’s date into consideration, but isn’t that cheating? !

    Thanks and Happy New Year to you, too !

    • Hey Dima,
      Re-posting old posts is an exercise most bloggers do to revive some content and give it new exposure. As long as the subject treated is evergreen, I don’t think there is any problem.

      Re-posting can positively affect ranking. If that leads to more social shares, more backlinks and more activities on the post (reducing bounce rate, increasing time on site, etc), the post’s SERP position may be improved πŸ˜‰

      • I see.
        Well, that makes sense. I usually update my posts by uploading a new photo or adding new info, maybe a recipe, but never thought of changing the date of the post.
        I think it will also appear in my blog’s feed and commentluv feed as a new post, isn’t that right?

  46. Hello Enstine Sir,

    This is something really crazy. How these innovative ideas comes to your mind. Seriously genius.

    Previously I was using Google webmasters search queries to boost my organic traffic (by building links and social activities) and now I learnt one new money making trick.

    This is really innovative and I appreciate you shared your strategy.


    • Hi Ankit,
      Truth is, I’m always so excited to read your comment and thanks for kicking in this time again.

      GWT search engine queries is a hidden spot to help you boost traffic. I’m glad you knew and have been using this.

      Now, another idea to make money right? Go ahead bro πŸ˜‰

  47. Hey Muki,
    That’s a great idea for making money in short with no effort. Thanks for the amazing idea. I am really fond of your such brainstorming ideas. Your idea about increasing search engine traffic via adwords trick still helping me.

    Nice to have such great blogger like you. Cheers!

  48. Hey Enstine,

    Really you are great and very clever when it comes to make money out of your blog, i had never thought of getting $200 advertiser via any post on my blog. I will also try the same to earn some money out of it.

    Thanks for sharing

    • Hi bro,
      I’m sure you can get that post sold out – I mean you can sell some space on it. Just go check which one is most popular, getting more traffic from search engines πŸ˜‰

      • Hey Enstine,

        After proper research i was able to find out my money making blog post, now i am trying to increase it search ranking and so that i can bribe more money from advertisers.

        Thanks for sharing

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