Monthly Traffic Report – July 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

You can see that the number of visitors has decreased once again during past month. From the data I have gathered this comes for a couple main reasons:

  • Seasonal decrease: I was expecting the traffic to get lower during July and August as many people are on holidays.
  • I had no interaction with other bloggers and readers on social networks.
  • I didn’t join the discussion by posting comments on other people’s blogs

I’m going to have to start networking again with other bloggers during the upcoming month to grow my traffic again.

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 shares of each type of traffic didn’t change much: this tends to confirm my hypothesis about a seasonal decrease of traffic.

Top 5 Traffic Sources

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

Facebook traffic has completely dropped. This is not much of a surprise as I didn’t post any “Who is” post (artist is in holidays). I saw a nice spike in Technorati traffic since some of my posts have been featured in their “blogging” homepage. The traffic from Stumbleupon also increased (I should really put more focus on social bookmarking sites).

Top 10 Keywords

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

  1. google (26)
  2. affiliate paying (24)
  3. dukeo (23)
  4. dukeo missy ward (15)
  5. dan palanchuk (10)
  6. thai massage paris (9)
  7. how to increase conversion ad (7)
  8. news aggregator comments (7)
  9. restaurant paris (7)
  10. earn money online (5)

I am starting to receive a decent chunk of traffic from search engines. My strategy of producing a lot of content is doing good so far!

Let’s add some interesting information about the number of keywords which are bringing traffic to dukeo.

  • February: 71
  • March: 166 (134% increase)
  • April: 329 (98% increase)
  • May: 520 (58% increase)
  • June: 636 (22% increase)
  • July: 828 (30% increase)

More and more keywords are getting traffic to Dukeo… I can’t wait to see next month stat!

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 (729)
  2. 5 Easy Ways to Build Search Engine Traffic for Your Blog (183)
  3. Review My Blog And Win Your Own Caricature ! (137)
  4. How To Make Money Online Writing Book Reviews (106)
  5. Advertise (96)
  6. How To Make Money Online By Flipping Websites (87)
  7. Blog Earnings Report – June 2011 (84)
  8. 15 Steps Guide to Search Engine Optimization (80)
  9. About (67)
  10. 5 Link Building Tactics (66)

For the second time, the “Who Is” post series is not dominating this list. This is interesting to see that some other pages are attracting some visitors, especially the “How To Make Money Online With...” posts since this is going to grow as a whole post series.

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  1. Mike

    You need to network with other bloggers. I know Bloggers Engage is a good place to start. But sure holidays are a real downer.

    1. Never heard of Bloggers Engage before. I’ll take a look! Thanks a lot for the heads up.

    2. Mike

      Yes that and BloggersBase. I have had quite a bit of traffic from them. Since you regularly post it might be worth checking out.

  2. Mitch

    You should keep us updated in the near future. It’s always good to see how well you are doing and I am sure your readers appreciate the hardwork. Good work Steven.

    1. Don’t worry Mitch, I’m not going to stop reporting my traffic stats anytime soon.

    2. Mitch

      Good because I want you to keep us in touch. Cheers

  3. Gorman

    This is very revealing thanks for this. I like seeing your stats. Looks like you’re doing well.

  4. Web Design Studio

    You are doing really well. Traffic is effected by holidays and you will always see a slight difference then. Keep up the good work.

    1. yep, that’s exactly what I was thinking! Hopefully, by September my traffic will be back to its normal growth.

    2. Web Design Studio

      I’m sure September will pick up.

  5. Gorman

    You get an awful lot of traffic from Feedburner. I never realized you could get so much.

    1. The more RSS Subscribers you get, the more traffic you’ll receive from Feedburner. You should also consider the fact that websites such as Affbuzz and Affdaily are using RSS Feeds to update their homepage which means more traffic coming through Feedburner.

  6. Dana

    You get a lot of traffic from search engines. Had to laugh where on earth on your site is a relationship with thai massage. ha ha

    1. Actually, a few months ago, as I was having pretty good results with my online business, I treated myself to a Thai Massage @ La Villa Thai and I made a post about it. This explains that ;)

  7. Dana

    I am interested in your traffic sources. I am thinking of copying if you don’t mind. I think I could use this info. Thanks Steven.

    1. Sure, go ahead, copy whatever you want. These posts are made to be inspirational :)

  8. First Website

    We actually get a lot of traffic from Twitter although we have not yet utilized it enough. You’re right about stumbleupon you can certainly increase your traffic with a little more promotion.

  9. Sad Music

    I am especially loving the Make Money Series. Highly informative.

  10. Chris

    I actually had an increase during those holiday months. Probably because where I live it’s not the holidays. We usually have summer months in December/January.

  11. John

    Great checklist. Must keep reading.

  12. Michelle

    Can you provide some more tips on how to drive FB traffic?

    1. My FB traffic comes almost exclusively from my caricatures and from my fanpage. I haven’t worked yet on many FB Traffic techniques.

  13. Anon

    Did you use any paid advertising?

    1. Not at all.

      I tried some banners from BuySellAds in the early days of this blog but it has proven to be quite not effective.

    2. Anon

      Can you recommend some other banner buying sites?

    3. Not so much as I don’t use them to promote this blog.. yet ;)

  14. First Website

    Have you tried FB ads or sponsored stories?

    1. FB Ads absolutely. Sponsored stories not really.

    2. Anon

      What were the key statistics you looked for in FB ads?

  15. Michelle

    FB ads are quite expensive aren’t they?

    1. Not really when you know what you are doing.

  16. Web Design Inspiration

    I think FB ads are cool even with small budgets.

    1. Web Design Studio

      Yeah…we did an FB campaign for US$500 only with good success.

    2. You can definitely try them even with a very small budget.

  17. Web Design Studio

    What about LinkedIN advertising?

    1. Flash Games

      LinkedIn is expensive but targeted well to professionals.

  18. Sad Music

    LinkedIN is only meant for B2B marketing

    1. Anon

      Partially true. Some B2C campaigns can also be found on LinkedIN

    2. Shad

      Yeah…but these are big ticket campaigns to be honest.

  19. Flash Games

    your choice on metrics is quite good

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