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How much software is worth in this blog?

I have been writing about crazy technology topics for over two years, usually software and its applications. Today I want to take the opportunity to do an analysis of what it means to talk about a software, with the hope of forming an opinion, highlighting virtues and how they respond to economic income and words generating traffic on the Internet at least with regard to advertising via AdSense .

Software Entries that involve you Visits involving it Revenue produced
AutoCAD 127 32,164 112.03
Microstation 115 2,991 7.64
ArcGIS 73 8,768 6.96
Google Earth 144 12,257 16.24
Manifold GIS 78 512 2.32
GvSIG 37 1,501 2.25
IntelliCAD 13 2,239 2.26
Virtual Earth 30 215 0.03
ArchiCAD 7 435 0.97
CadCorp 7 43 0.09
Mapinfo 7 295 0.30
Total 638 61,420 151.09


I have consulted Google Analytics, based on exactly the last 5 months, by query for inclusion by keyword and applying both the name of the company and the main software. The total visits from those keywords were 113,953 and from a total of $ 320.02 came by keywords.



I have considered entries or posts written based on the categories of the side panel, with the exception of Mapinfo, with which I had to resort to a search through LiveWritter because to date does not constitute a category.

The visits

It is interesting that the 61,420 mean 54% of the total visits from search engines using keywords. Which could suppose that more than 50% of my visitors that come from Google come because of these 11 programs.


When comparing the total income coming from these 11 programs, against the total come from keywords, it is concluded that the 47% come from there.

Software gisIn terms of positioning, we can divide visits between the number of post written, this would give us the responsiveness that programs have to traffic and this is the table.

AutoCAD has responded beyond what I have talked about it, thanks to its popularity and see that thanks to this, IntelliCAD responds second. Then ArcGIS followed by Google Earth to close out the first four.

It is curious how gvSIG in the Hispanic environment is better positioned than Microstation. And watch Manifold GIS tail off with CadCorp, which means it's not a good deal to talk about under-publicized software in terms of ad revenue but it's a win to get the scoop.

Either way, writing about software is one of the initial ideas on this blog. Finding traffic has been good, finding ways to Google AdSense is useful but learning something new every day… it is very satisfying.

Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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  1. An ancient petition, I hope one day to please her.

  2. I have to tell you that I read your blog with some frequency. And yes, I accept that many of the things I read have to do with Autocad and Google Earth, although I found very interesting articles with content of unusual programs, which, for various reasons, I have not taken the freedom to download or to recommend to my acquaintances.

    Your blog as such seems to me a very interesting technical proposal (and why not, of personal comments) that presents an interesting analysis of programs of common use and not so common. Of course, you take your time to find out from them, I guess or they send you the information since you are somehow involved. Which I think is good, since the intention is to share your opinion of products and technologies so that others we know from a site and not fooling in many pages, which sometimes we do not have time to do.

    On this basis and trying to understand the final meaning of the blog, we would have to understand what your advertising entry means in your life (which I imagine is no bigger thing) or how relevant that is for you. I get the impression that the fact of learning-teaching is the greatest satisfaction in your case and is pragmatic, which is neither good nor bad.

    I have to confess that I hardly get into the "ads", unless they are relevant to know a program or a product. Which brings me to the next request: (I know I haven't dived into the page, but…) Could you do a review on the best, most frequently used and most up-to-date GPS products? I would like to know your opinion about it and the evaluations to know what the conventional differences are between products and their operation in general. I promise to see the links you recommend… hahahaha!!! :-))

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