Monthly Traffic Report – June 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 significantly decreased during past month. From the data I have gathered this comes for a couple main reasons:

  • I was afk for one third of the month and I let the blog run on autopilot for 10 days.
  • 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
  • Hostgator took down my server for a few days: it had dramatic consequences on search engine traffic.

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 most noticable change is the increase in the Direct Traffic percentage. As I said previously, this is most likely due to the Referred Traffic decrease. Search Engine Traffic also grew proportionally to other traffic types.

Top 5 Traffic Sources

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

The total traffic coming from Google is around 20% of the whole traffic which is a nice increase as it’s almost twice the percentage of previous months. Except from that, there is no significant change…

Top 10 Keywords

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

  1. dukeo (39)
  2. affiliate paying (36)
  3. dukeo missy ward (23)
  4. google (18)
  5. mask affiliate links for seo 2011 (12)
  6. thai massage paris (8)
  7. i don’t like paris (6)
  8. add me on facebook (5)
  9. dan palanchuk (5)
  10. ecommerce empire (5)

The number of visitors who searched for “dukeo” to come to this blog has grown again this month. This means that I must definitely be doing something good in growing my brand! As you can see, the second keyword is “affiliate paying”, I received 50% more visitors coming to Dukeo after searching for this keyword. This is probably due to losing most of his rankings on Google, which made Dukeo stand in the first and second positions for this keyword.

Last month I was adding some interesting information by saying that the number of keyword which brought traffic to dukeo had almost doubled by going from 166 in March to 329 in April then for the month of May, this number went up to 520. In June, this number increased again to 636. That’s a 22% increase in keywords number. 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 (1215)
  2. Review My Blog And Win Your Own Caricature ! (257)
  3. How To Make Money Online Writing Book Reviews (254)
  4. About (138)
  5. Who is Justin “Buddy” Dupre? (137)
  6. Advertise (135)
  7. Gallery (122)
  8. Gallery Caricature (118)
  9. Recommended (118)
  10. Blog Earnings Report – May 2011 (117)

For the very first 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 Recommended Page that puts together a list of tools/networks/plugins to help you make money online either through blogging or Affiliate Marketing.

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