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:
As you can see, the traffic numbers for February 2012 are smaller than previous month. However, there is nothing alarming because this month is 2 days shorter than January. In terms of Unique Visitors per day, it’s been constant during January and February. Only the pageviews significantly decreased.
Here is a general overview of the sources where dukeo’s traffic has been coming from during the past month.
The share of traffic coming from search engines decreased once again. The traffic type that strongly increased is Referred traffic. I’ve made some significant posts this month that received extremely positive feedback. This probably accounts for the referred growth.
Top 5 Traffic Sources
Wondering what are the top 5 traffic sources of dukeo.com? Here comes the answer.
This graph clearly demonstrates that traffic coming from Google is still very impressive compared to the traffic coming from other sources. It accounts for almost 6 out of every 10 visitors that Dukeo is receiving.
The traffic coming from StumbleUpon significantly increased during past month. It was due to the post series with creative billboards and to the post about Bounce Rate.
Top 10 Keywords
Following comes the list of the top 10 keywords which brought some traffic from search engines to dukeo.
- freedom (51)
- mywot (28)
- text link ads review (26)
- thai massage paris (26)
- john chow (25)
- sponsored tweets review (25)
- kong paris (24)
- coffee shop millionaire review (21)
- add me on facebook (20)
- dukeo (20)
Let’s add some interesting information about the number of keywords which are bringing traffic to dukeo.
- February: 71
- March: 166 (+134%)
- April: 329 (+98%)
- May: 520 (+58%)
- June: 636 (+22%)
- July: 828 (+30%)
- August: 1292 (+56%)
- September: 1260 (-2.5%)
- October: 1882 (+49%)
- November: 2450 (+30%)
- December: 2740 (+12%)
- January: 3244 (+18%)
- February: 2877 (-11%)
This is the first time the number of keywords bringing traffic to Dukeo decreased so much. But it’s not as dramatic as it looks since the month was shorter than January.
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.
- Homepage (1076)
- Bounce Rate: Everything You Need To Know (6051 Words) (578)
- 185 Extremely Creative Billboards To Use As Inspiration For Your Ads – 1 of 19 (396)
- How To Make Money Online Writing Book Reviews (243)
- 185 Extremely Creative Billboards To Use As Inspiration For Your Ads (230)
- Delightful Thai Massage at La Villa Thai, Paris (222)
- Celebrating Birthdays at Kong Restaurant, Paris (176)
- MYWOT Web Of Trust Review: Modern Web Totalitarism (155)
- Gallery (152)
- Reviews (128)
Dukeo’s homepage has been viewed almost 900 times less than previous month!
Moreover, the top 10 pages have been generally viewed less than previous month, which tends to show that the traffic is spread on more pages. This is usually better as it makes it less likely to have a page totally de-indexed from search engine and see a huge drop in traffic in a single month.
I must add that the number of pageviews for my post about Bounce Rate is really impressive, especially because it’s only a few days old and it completely crushed it.
I can’t wait to see next month’s stats!
What do you think? Let me know in the comments below!