Hey, what’s up guys!?
Welcome to my first monthly report! I have to admit, I’m pretty excited yet nervous to share this information with you all.
I’m nervous because I don’t feel like I have that much to offer yet. As I look back at my progress though. I remember thinking ahead to this point and thinking about how I would love to have the traffic that I have now.
Now that I’m here, I feel like I don’t get much if any traffic and would like to get 10x more.
I’m sure this will keep happening. Once I get more traffic it won’t be enough. I think that’s the beauty of it though. There really is no limit to how far I can take this or how far you can take your blog.
So let’s look at some numbers. These numbers are from January 2, 2013 – February 1, 2013 and are represented from Google Analytics.
(Quick note on Google Analytics, it’s pretty standard when sharing data. WordPress numbers are a couple hundred over in comparison and the numbers that I get from HostGator are over 1000 more in comparison.)
Total Pageviews – 1,813
Unique Visitors – 929
Avg Visit Duration 00:01:17
Email Subscribers -31
Facebook Likes – 149
Twitter Followers – 474
Alexa Ranking – 550,749
Domain Authority – 30
Those are the basic numbers I look at. The more important ones being pageviews, unique visitors and email subscribers. In my opinion these numbers aren’t too impressive, but like I said I remember at one point thinking how awesome it would be to have around 2,000 pageviews per month.
I was actually only getting around 500 page views up until about 3 months ago. Around that point is when I started talking about my site more and actually investing more into it.
My current objectives with the site are to get up to the point when I’m getting 10,000 page views and hopefully build up my email subscribers into the hundreds. I would like to see this happen over the next couple of months which considering how quickly its grown in the past 3, is possible.
Publish 4 posts (I want to get in the habit of writing once a week)
Line up 3-4 guest posts on various sites (I’ve always had a difficult time with this, it’s a fear of asking that I need to overcome)
Gain 25 more email subscribers (Seems like a low number but getting people to sign up is a difficult thing. People that do sign up tend to like me, thank you :) and open up most of my emails, 76.04% open rate)
Get at least 3,000 page views by the end of the month
It’s been an interesting month to say the least and I think February will be better. I also forgot to mention I did have an advertiser contact me and pay me $30 for a link in an old post. That was unexpected and pretty great!
Well hope you all have a great weekend! If there is anything else you would like to know please hit reply and ask away. I would love to talk to you guys and hear from you : )