Blog Traffic Report - February 2015 - 14,579 Users

Updated: 1 March, 2015 seen 1,093

Welcome to 17 my blog's traffic and statistics report. This time covering month of February 2015.

I'm doing monthly traffic and income reports to measure were I was, were I am and were I am heading too. Those reports keep me track my progress (or bounces), and hopefully can inspire some other bloger(s) as well.

This February come with a traffic dip, when overall traffic dropped by -26.36% and totalled in 14,579 unique users

Blog Traffic February 2015

Blog Traffic February 2015 (Source: Google Analytics)

  • 14,579 users is a -26.36% drop if compared to month of January
  • It's a -5,219 user drop if compared to previous month
  • 14,579 in a month equals to 520.67 users in a day, again it's a down from 638.64 users in day last month

I must admit, this traffic dip didn't come as a surprise for me, following words I said last month when forecasted results for this month (February):

Speaking of forecast for February - I will keep my forecast modest - 14,000 unique visitors or a little bit less (I'm afraid of traffic drop, and there are only 28 days this month)

Now, why I was afraid of a traffic drop and why it actually happened?

The reason is a plain simple - in month of January my blog had a major traffic spike, when a post about minimum wages in European Union went viral and attracted more than 3,500 users in one day. I was sure there won't be any other major traffic spike this month. And it turned true.

Where I was a year ago

This is another interesting trend I like to measure. My blog now is now 17 months old and since I have been doing monthly traffic reports from the first blogging month, it's easy to compare where I was year ago.

Blog Traffic Report: February 2015 vs February 2014

Blog Traffic Report: February 2015 vs February 2014

A year ago my blog was just 5 month old, back then I managed to attract modest 331 users, now a year after, I have attracted 14,579 users - pretty impressive growth, right!?

What I have done in month of February

In total I have written 50 articles last month. I did write a lot about Eurovision - (I'm hopping this will give me some boost in Month of May);

I have reviewed a few Tbilisi restaurants (I'm using Facebook Ads to drive traffic to my reviews during month of March);

I have added a few articles related to Drupal Development (this is what I actually do - I develop Drupal sites);

I have created 4 money post related articles (affiliate marketing);

I have reviewed my savings strategy and have written my concerns about weakened Georgian National Currency;

I have travelled last month in Georgia, so I have added pretty much articles covering topic Living in Georgia, my favourite is about skiing opportunities in Gudauri;

As you can see - February has been a pretty busy month both in travelling and blog writing.

Actually there is no magic or formula - it's just a blog writing and up keeping (maybe a little bit following global trends). In short I have been consecutive bloging each day, starting October 2013 (missing just 2 days in May 2014). Another formula I'm trying to stick with - to write a minimum 500 words article each day.

Traffic sources

Google did send more than 85% of total traffic to my blog last month, followed by social networks (3.28%) and referrals (1.77%)

Road to 100K users in a month

Starting last summer, I have been measuring my success (or failures)  to reach 100,000 unique visitors in a month.

Since there is nothing much I can analyse (just actual traffic results) - at end of the February 2015 - I stand at 14,57% level of eventual 100,000 unique visitors. I doubt I will reach 100 K any time soon, but it's good to know were you stand right now.

Road to 150K users in 2015

At the end of December I did set up another goal I would like to achieve this year - to attract 150,000 users to my blog in 2015. It would ask around 12,500 users a month to reach such goal.

Since I ended this month with more than 14K and almost cracked 20K milestone last month - I believe I'm on right track. Technically speaking I should average at least 11,562 users for next 10 months to reach this goal. I believe I will achieve it at the end of 2015.

In Conclusion: Forecast for March

Though I experienced a -26% traffic drop in month of February, it still managed to be second best month in terms of overall traffic, so I'm not looking to this drop as something tragic (as I already mentioned above - last month I got a serious major traffic spike)

Speaking of forecast for March - I have a good inner feeling, it would be awesome to crack 20,000 users milestone this month, but to keep my forecast more humble I will stick with 16,000 users for month of March.


Hi! My name is Reinis Fischer (38). Dad, husband, options traderdividend income investorcrypto hedge fund manager, drone enthusiast, world traveler, photographer, and passionate lover of Georgian cuisine (vegetarian). 

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