Monthly Traffic Report – November 2011
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:
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The number of unique visitors grew by a decent 16% during past month. Once again, Dukeo beat its own record of the biggest month in terms of Unique Visitors and also the biggest in terms of Unique Pageviews.
My traffic is growing steadily and it’s time for another month of growth.
Here is a general overview of the sources where dukeo’s traffic has been coming from during the past month.
There has been some important changes in the shares of each type of traffic: search engine traffic grew from 43.59% to 59.81%! This share of traffic was almost completely taken from Referral traffic while direct traffic stayed quite stable.
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 grew disproportionally fast compared to the traffic coming from other sources.
The traffic coming from Twitter and StumbleUpon stayed almost stable during last month. On the other hand, none of my blog posts made it to the top of AffBuzz page, so this source didn’t bring as much traffic as before.
Top 10 Keywords
Following comes the list of the top 10 keywords which brought some traffic from search engines to dukeo.
- add me on facebook (25)
- caricature body (25)
- how to get more twitter followers 2011 (24)
- kong paris (22)
- mywot (22)
- thai massage paris (22)
- how to transfer old gmail to new gmail account (20)
- text link ads review (19)
- how to get traffic from stumbleupon (15)
- sponsored tweets review (15)
A notable fact that you can observe is that each of the keywords in my Top 10 brought over 15 visitors, which was not the case until now. For example, last month my top 10 keywords brought more than 10 visitors each to Dukeo. This means that my rankings for these keywords must have increased.
I am starting to receive a decent chunk of traffic from search engines, and from the look of it, I am ranking for more keywords every single month.
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%)
Since I changed of hosting company, I didn’t have any issue with Dukeo being down. I’m pretty sure it does have a positive influence on my search engine rankings since they are seeing Dukeo as a reliable website. Combine this with the fact that I worked on new strategies to grow my organic traffic and Boom! another 30% more keywords! I can’t wait to see next month’s results.
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 (907)
- Delightful Thai Massage at La Villa Thai, Paris (262)
- 185 Extremely Creative Billboards To Use As Inspiration For Your Ads (227)
- Who is Bryn Youngblut? (215)
- MYWOT Web Of Trust Review: Modern Web Totalitarism (192)
- Gallery (162)
- How To Get More Twitter Followers (152)
- Celebrating Birthdays at Kong Restaurant, Paris (143)
- How To Make Money Online Writing Book Reviews (125)
- Text Link Ads Review: Should You Sell Text Links On Your Blog? (119)
This month, the number of pageviews in this Top 10 has decreased a little compared to previous months. Dukeo’s homepage has been viewed 100 times less than previous month, but a lot more articles have over 100 pageviews: this clearly demonstrates that the traffic is spread across more of Dukeo’s pages. We’ll see how this will evolve next month!