Monthly Traffic Report – April 2011

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Dukeo being a live case study, it’s important to keep track of traffic stats to follow the growth of this blog. I share the REAL stats of this website copied directly from Google Analytics.

Use these traffic reports to keep an idea of the kind of traffic you can generate over time when starting a blog from scratch, without leveraging any other web property.

Unique Visitors and Pageviews

Let’s start with some general data about this month traffic: unique visitors and pageviews. These two indicators are the most commonly used in web statistics. Every webmaster know how many unique visitors he is receiving monthly as well as the number of page impressions. Here is Dukeo’s data for this month:
Unique Visitors and Pageviews

As you can see, the number of pageviews is lower than previous month while the number of unique visitors grew of almost 40%. I suspect that being featured on Jonathan Volk’s blog last month (and having about 10 links to my blog in the post) had increased the number of pageviews/unique visitors beyond normal and it’s now back to realistic values.

As the number of unique visitors to Dukeo is steadily increasing and I am working on some guest posts for other blogs, we should see an increase in next month’s stats (I might be able to reach 150 unique visitors per day).

Traffic Sources

Here is a general overview of the sources where dukeo’s traffic has been coming from during the past month.
Traffic Sources

The big change of this month is that Direct Traffic and Referred Traffic switched percentages. There are two factors which had an impact on this metric:

  1. The referred traffic decreased because Dukeo has been featured on less blogs this month than it had been last month.
  2. Regarding Direct Traffic, the only explanation I see is that Dukeo’s brand and audience are getting bigger every month resulting in more people visiting the blog either by typing the domain name or through their bookmarks.

Top 5 Traffic Sources

Wondering what are the top 5 traffic sources of Here comes the answer.
Top 5 Traffic Sources

A new source entered the top 5 this month: Facebook. Thanks to a very clever tip that Shawn Collins gave me, I have been able to leverage more traffic from the social network. We should see more movement in the coming month since I’m planning to stop my advertising campaign with BuySellAds as it’s not bringing much valuable traffic to Dukeo.

Top 10 Keywords

Following comes the list of the top 10 keywords which brought some traffic from search engines to dukeo.

  1. dukeo (18)
  2. (7)
  3. i don’t like paris (6)
  4. mini ecommerce inspiration websites (5)
  5. cpagoat (4)
  6. jonathan volk (4)
  7. real email list (4)
  8. affiliate paying (3)
  9. frank kern 2011 (3)
  10. should i set a preferred domain (3)

I’d like to add another information regarding search engines traffic. In March, 166 keywords or keyword phrases brought traffic to Dukeo. In April, this number almost doubled! 329 keywords or keyword phrases brought traffic to Dukeo. It looks like my strategy to quickly grow the presence of Dukeo in the search engines is paying! We’ll see next month if it keeps growing as fast.

Top 10 Posts/Pages

And finally, here is the list of the top 10 most viewed posts/pages during last month. This may include some posts which have been published during previous months but are still very popular or highly ranked in SERPs.

  1. Homepage (2025)
  2. Who is Ryan Eagle? (284)
  3. Who is Missy Ward? (209)
  4. Gallery Caricature (140)
  5. Gallery (131)
  6. Who is Tyler Cruz? (131)
  7. Advertise (128)
  8. Who is Jonathan Volk? (125)
  9. About (115)
  10. Who is Jeremy “ShoeMoney” Schoemaker? (100)

The “Who is” posts are clearly dominating in terms of page views! Within a few days, I’ll be posting the complete case-study about this post series. Stay tuned!

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