About: I'm Erin Chase. I have a little problem. I can not make a meal that costs more than $5. Even if I try. My brain will no longer allow it. It's filled with prices on my favorite products. It races through recipes and numbers as I go through the grocery store, wondering 'can I pull off that meal for less than $5? Is that price on those chicken breasts too high to swing a $5 meal?' It's unnatural, really. But, my pocketbook thanks me! I'm a child of God, wife of an adorable, supportive and godly husband and mom to 2 precious little boys (3.5 and 1.7). I grew up in San Antonio, TX, and went to college at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX. A few short months after graduating from TCU, I found myself in the Dominican Republic as a missionary and high school math and science teacher. I met my husband in the DR. We married a year and a half after meeting. We continued living and ministering in the Dominican Republic as houseparents after we were married. This year as a housemother really allowed me to polish the skills that I now use everyday here on the blog! I learned the ins and outs of budgeting, shopping, and menu planning...all in a 3rd world country! It was my responsibility to shop, plan and execute (cook!) 3 meals a day, 7 days a week for 12 teenage boys! We later taught at a small elementary school in our town, where I managed the hormones of the 6th and 7th grade classes, and hopefully taught them a few academic things too. The year that I was pregnant with my oldest son, I was the principal of our elementary school. Talk about a hormonal roller coaster ride! After his birth, I worked part time from home as a consultat/part-time administrator at the school. After 6 years of ministry in the Dominican Republic, we moved back to the US 2 years ago while I was pregnant with my youngest son. At first, I found life in the US overwhelming. Now that the reverse culture shock has worn off, I really enjoy the luxuries and comforts of home. When I'm not couponing, grocery shopping or blogging, I enjoy date nights, training for and running half marathons, scrapbooking, hanging out outside (at 60 degrees or higher :), reading and hanging out with girlfriends! How $5 Dinners came to be... Back in late summer 2008, I began couponing. It started paying off immediately! I love to cook and I love the challenge of coming up with a meal that costs under $5. A few weeks before I started the blog, I'd shared with my husband that "this meal was only $3.85, or tonight's dinner cost about $5." One night as I was cleaning up the dishes from dinner I thought of the phrase "$5 Dinners". The rest is history!
$5 Dinners has a Wise Score of 94.05, which ranks it #11 among personal finance blogs.
Wise Score is an average of six statistics: MozRank, Number of Links to Domain, Klout Score, Twitter Followers, Alexa Rank, and Compete Rank. A Wise Score of 90 means the blog is better than 90% of its peers "on average". Learn more.
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Social Media Reach & Influence (by Klout)+/-
|Stat Name||Value||Stat Explanation|
|Klout Score||59.61||The Klout Score is a 0-100 rating of @5dollardinners's overall influence on Twitter.|
|True Reach||942||True Reach is the size of @5dollardinners's engaged audience. Klout eliminates inactive and spam accounts, and only include accounts that @5dollardinners actually influences.|
|Network Score||27.35||0-100 rating of the influence level of @5dollardinners's engaged audience.|
|Amplification Score||8.00||0-100 score of the likelihood that @5dollardinners's tweets will be acted upon by their followers.|
|Broadcaster||You broadcast great content that spreads like wildfire. You are an essential information source in your industry. You have a large and diverse audience that values your content.|
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Google Search Rankings (by SEMRush)+/-
SEMRush finds the Google keywords where 5dollardinners.com ranks in the top 20 search results.
|SEMRush Rank||43,624||Rating of sites by the number of visitors coming from the first 20 Google search results.|
|SE Keywords||4,346||Number of keywords (search queries) the domain ranks in the top 20 Google (US) search results.|
|SE Traffic||19,383||Estimated number of visitors coming from the first 20 Google search results (per month).|
|SE Traffic Price||$16,157||Estimated cost of purchasing the same number of visitors.|
Top 10 Most Valuable Search Rankings
The domain's best rankings; considering their position, other competition, demand for the keyword, and cost to purchase an AdWords ad for the keyword.
|#||Keyword||Position||Search Results||Search Volume||CPC||URL|
|1||homemade taco seasoning||6||1,510,000||40,500||$1.46||www.5dollardinners.com/homemade-taco-seasoning/|
|2||5 dollar dinners||1||1,900,000||1,900||$0.16||www.5dollardinners.com/|
|4||five dollar dinners||1||362,000||880||$0.00||www.5dollardinners.com/|
|5||school lunch ideas||11||34,100,000||9,900||$2.71||www.5dollardinners.com/31-days-of-school-lunchbox-ideas/|
|6||5 dollar meals||1||46,800,000||720||$0.01||www.5dollardinners.com/about/|
|7||beans and rice||7||89,100,000||6,600||$0.28||www.5dollardinners.com/rice-and-beans-budget-recipes/|
|8||lunch box ideas||3||15,400,000||2,900||$5.71||www.5dollardinners.com/31-days-of-school-lunchbox-ideas/|
|9||gluten free diet plan||11||6,160,000||5,400||$1.52||www.5dollardinners.com/gluten-free-meal-plan-and-shopping-list-free-printables/|
|10||homemade sloppy joes||10||1,380,000||8,100||$0.62||www.5dollardinners.com/homemade-sloppy-joe-mix/|
Top Competitors in Search Results
Domains that frequently appear in the same search results as this domain.
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Potential Ad/Traffic Buyers
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Majestic SEO Stats+/-
|Stat Name||Value||Stat Explanation|
|Referring Domains||12,596||Number of referring domains known for this item. If -1 then this number is not yet known.|
|Referring .EDU Domains||6||Number of referring domains from EDUcational sites (only exact .edu TLD included; no regional domains).|
|Referring .GOV Domains||1||Number of referring domains from GOVernment sites (only exact .gov TLD included; no regional domains).|
|Referring IPs||7,927||Number of referring IP addresses.|
|External Backlinks||783,210||Number of external backlinks for this item.|
|Indexed URLs||219,070||Number of URLs for given item type present in index - these are NOT backlinks, but rather URLs belonging to given domain or subdomain: this metric is useful as an indication of domain content size.|