August 2017 marked a very important milestone, first set about 3 years ago, for the first time in this blog's history, total visitor count cracked 100,000 user milestone, and actually reached 110,788. Awesome.
The road to this milestone took me 3 years and 10 months and a lot of writing.
Over the years traffic to the blog has increased steadily, but the huge leap happened exactly in August, and I believe it's thanks to the AMP protocol I implemented around the middle of June. August saw about 20% traffic increase if compared to July. See: SEO Results After Implementing Drupal AMP
100,000 monthly website users (August 2017)
Here are TOP 3 things, that have helped me to reach 100,000 monthly website visitors (Inspiration for this listing I took from another article - How I grew my blog to 1 million Pageviews in 34 months
- Daily blogging for almost 4 years. I started this blog with an experiment - Can I blog 365 days in a row? Turns out I can, not only 365 days but almost 4 years. Daily blogging has been my habit ever since, and I'm not planning to stop it.
- I cover many topics, but these are the most covered: my travels (interesting tourism objects, churches and monasteries e.t.c) hotel reviews, restaurant reviews, home remodeling, economic trends, online shopping and Drupal development. I would love to limit my blogging topics to fewer in future. I spend a lot of time on photography, some 80% of articles featured on this blog are photo stories from my trips around the World and living in Georgia. Actually, after living in Georgia for more than five years as an expatriate, I have developed quite a popular Tbilisi restaurant series,
- Organic reach, no black or white hat SEO, no link building schemes, all incoming links are gathered in a natural way.
I hope it won't take another, almost 4 years to break next, 200,000 user milestone. In fact, I'm looking to get there by the end of 2018 (or in 16 months). Hard, but doable.