I have done those reports from first month I started to blog, 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.
Speaking of January traffic - in short - it was an awesome month, in total my blog attracted 19,798 users, I didn't managed to crack 20,000 milestone, but I do not feel sad about that at all.
Blog Traffic January 2015
- 19,798 users is a 51,43% growth if compared to previous month.
- It's a 6724 users gain if compared to previous month.
- 19,798 users in a month equals to 638.64 users in a day, again, it's up from 421.74 users in a day from last month
Following words I said last month (when foretasted traffic results for January):
Speaking of forecast for January - I will keep my forecast modest - 10,000 unique visitors or a little bit less (I'm afraid of traffic drop)
Well, first of all, I almost reached 20,000 users milestone this month, so my forecast was a false. Second, speaking of a traffic drop (I'm afraid of them every single day and night), this time instead of a traffic drop, I got a traffic spike, which actually was second spike during my blogging career.
Where I was a year ago
My blog is about 16 month old, and I have been doing monthly traffic reports from first month starting. So it's easy to compare were I was a year ago.
Blog Traffic Report: January 2015 vs January 2014
A year ago, after 4 month of blogging I first time managed to crack 1,000 user milestone (which was done thanks to traffic spike from Reddit). Now - a year after, I have almost reached 20,000 users milestone. Pretty impressive growth in a one year, right?
Road to 100,000 unique visitors 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 January 2015 - I stand at 19,78% 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.
What I have done in month of January
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.
In days I have no good internet access I'm posting from my phone. I'm trying to stay focused to not to miss a single day of blog post each and every day. That simple.
To keep up with growing numbers, last month I increased my blogging ratio to 2 articles per day, from mid January. I'm actually planning to keep with this strategy for coming months as well.
After a longer period overall Google traffic decreased to 57% (from more than 80%), thanks to a 'viral' post on Facebook.
- Organic search: 57.98%
- Social: 26.46%
- Direct: 13.15%
- Referral: 1.83%
- (Other): 0.58%
Last month (January 2015) was a best month so far in terms of unique visitors. I almost cracked 20,000 unique visitors milestone.
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)