The November totals are in ... and they are dismal. In November I sent 7080 hits to my advertisers and received 652.15 in commissions (details). This is compared to 8286 hits for $777.51 commissions in 2004. The sites are going backwards. I receive about 90% of the commissions reported.
Actual hits on the site seem to be up...I think that is because the Inktomi search bot has been going beserk.
I suspect that this drop in revenue is systemic. I need to be prepared for the revenue in 2006 to be around $500 a month. Grumble, grumble.
I think a big part of the problem is that I waste too much time on the ecommerce portion of life and I waste too much time on time wasting activities like reading blogs.