Monthly Traffic Report – March 2012

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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 traffic numbers for March 2012 are bigger than previous month. I’ve been happy to notice that the traffic started growing again after 1 month of stalling.

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 share of traffic coming from search engines decreased once again. This month I’ve seen quite an increase in Direct Traffic and Reffered Traffic. This is a good news since it means I rely a little less on a single traffic source.

Top 5 Traffic Sources

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

Top 5 Traffic Sources

This graph clearly demonstrates that traffic coming from Google is still very impressive compared to the traffic coming from other sources. It accounts for more than 5 out of every 10 visitors that Dukeo is receiving.

The traffic coming from StumbleUpon significantly increased during past month. It was due to my very long guide “How To Start A Blog”. It’s interesting to note that appeared on that list but probably won’t be there anymore next month. One of their article was linked to my review of MyWot and it resulted in some interesting traffic.

Top 10 Keywords

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

  1. freedom (63)
  2. coffee shop millionaire (57)
  3. coffee shop millionaire review (49)
  4. mywot (36)
  5. thai massage paris (33)
  6. needs (25)
  7. sponsored tweets review (24)
  8. kong paris (20)
  9. creative billboards (17)
  10. john chow (15)

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%)
  • March: 2907 (+1%)

The number of keywords bringing traffic to Dukeo almost didn’t change last month. I find it quite reassuring that the number stopped decreasing and hopefully next month the numbr will start increasing again.

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 (1999)
  2. How To Start A Blog: Complete Guide (7189 Words) (1781)
  3. MYWOT Web Of Trust Review: Modern Web Totalitarism (693)
  4. 185 Extremely Creative Billboards To Use As Inspiration For Your Ads (325)
  5. Coffee Shop Millionaire Review (313)
  6. How To Make Money Online Writing Book Reviews (295)
  7. Delightful Thai Massage at La Villa Thai, Paris (206)
  8. Celebrating Birthdays at Kong Restaurant, Paris (152)
  9. Internet Marketing Lifestyle: Location Freedom (138)
  10. 185 Extremely Creative Billboards To Use As Inspiration For Your Ads – 1 of 19 (133)

The top 10 pages have been generally viewed more than previous month, and the homepage has been viewed almost twice as many times as previous month!

My guide about “How To Start A Blog” compltely dominated my traffic stats for this month. I hope this will stay the same next month and more people will use this guide to get their own blogging business started.

I can’t wait to see next month’s stats!

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  1. Tuan @ Techwalls

    It is interesting to see your site is getting ranked higher for some irrelevant keywords. Are those what you are targeting?

    1. Actually, I’m not ranking higher for them. They just have lower competition so I’m getting decent traffic from them even though I wrote just 1 post for each of these and didn’t optimize anything.

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