Monthly Traffic Report – September 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 started to grow again during past month. From the data I have gathered this comes for a couple main reasons:

  • I had more interaction with other bloggers and readers on social networks.
  • The traffic sources distribution evolved and brought some new visitors.

You can also see that the number of pageviews increased. I have re-written the whole theme code to make it lighter so the pages load faster for the visitors to try to keep them longer on Dukeo.

I’m going to have to work on growing my traffic again during the upcoming month.

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 changed a lot: search engine traffic stayed stable comared to previous month, however direct traffic has almost doubled and referred traffic has tripled, resulting in a growth in traffic.

Top 5 Traffic Sources

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

StumbleUpon and AffBuzz are the newcomers of the list. Each of these 2 brought around 6% of Dukeo’s traffic for the past month. I’ve been working on getting some of my posts viral on StumbleUpon and it worked pretty well. It brought me traffic and also backlinks. I don’t really know if AffBuzz traffic grew compared to previous month because it was previously included in Feedburner traffic… We’ll see next month.

Top 10 Keywords

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

  1. paris (43)
  2. dukeo (25)
  3. thai massage paris (23)
  4. about buysellads (9)
  5. mfa sites (9)
  6. target audience (9)
  7. affiliate paying (8)
  8. fiverr (8)
  9. justin dupre (8)
  10. kong paris (8)

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)
  • August: 1292 (56% increase)
  • September: 1260 (2.5% decrease)

At the beginning of the month, I’ve had some load-times issues which clearly decreased my search engine traffic. Homefully this is now resolved and the search engine traffic started growing 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 (1564)
  2. MYWOT Web Of Trust Review: Modern Web Totalitarism (966)
  3. 185 Extremely Creative Billboards To Use As Inspiration For Your Ads (317)
  4. Delightful Thai Massage at La Villa Thai, Paris (177)
  5. About (126)
  6. Blog Earnings Report – August 2011 (124)
  7. How To Make Money Renting Houses Online (114)
  8. Gallery (112)
  9. Goals (105)
  10. Recommended (94)

This month, the main pages of Dukeo received a lot of visits: About, Gallery, Goals, Recommended. I assume this is because Dukeo received an important number of brand new readers who were interested to learn more about the blog itself. This is great news and I hope it stays this way. We’ll see how they will do next month!

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