Be More Productive – Don’t look at your stats

I know, I shouldn’t really talk about this.  After all, I post my monthly earnings statements here for everyone to see.  Indeed, I also keep track of my numbers on a weekly basis.  But that’s not a problem.  The problem is checking stats daily, and even hourly.  Don’t judge, you’ve done it too.  Some of you do it now.  There are stat junkies among us, and it’s wholly unproductive.

If you’re playing in the PPC game, then daily / more often stats checking is acceptable.  If this isn’t your area, then you have no reason to check stats more than once weekly – at most.  I know, it’s a big jump, and will be hard to do.  What you need to realize is that all that time you spend checking your numbers would be better spent by actually working, and thereby increasing the stats that you aren’t looking at. 

So everyone, it’s time to make a commitment.  Disable Adsense Notifier, and vow to look at your stats just once a week.  If you have the urge to look early, write a post.  Go link hunting.  Maybe do some research.  I don’t care what you do, just work – don’t check your numbers.


  1. Alex Goad said

    July 14 2007 @ 9:11 am

    You are a cruel man Leroy. Once a week?

    Next thing we know, you’ll tell us to get rid of the in-office massage girls…

    *that’s actual massages for you perverts out there

  2. Leroy Brown said

    July 14 2007 @ 5:21 pm

    Yup, once a week, that’s the goal. No doubt it will be hard, but it’s a productive goal.

    However, if you can afford in-office massage girls, then you can feel free to keep them. After all, you’re banking. Enjoy your “masseuses”.

  3. scott ryan said

    July 17 2007 @ 7:41 pm

    nothing more than once in 2 days..
    i think ppc and adsense stats differ in context

    following up with number is a passion

  4. Leroy Brown said

    July 18 2007 @ 12:00 pm

    It’s an unproductive passion. All that time spent checking could be spent working, and thus making you money. Would you check your stats if you had to pay each time you do? What if I told that you that, essentially, you do pay each time you check?

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