Blogging takes a lot of work and if you want to improve your statistics, you must write quality content. Some say you have to be show up everywhere online (social networking sites), but my view on this has changed.
I learned that you don’t have to be on a lot of networking sites. Choose a few maybe 1-3 and stick with those.
The biggest lesson I learned from the year of 2012, is to write, write and write more. Spend less time on social networking sites and more time on writing and producing. After all, isn’t writing what blogging is about?
Today, I share with you my blog statistics for 2012 from Google Analytics.
149, 849 Visits
130, 896 Unique Visits
229, 125 PageViews
77.71 % Bounce Rate
87.06% New Visits
Search Traffic: 65.56%
Direct Traffic: 20.66%
Referral Traffic: 16.23%
2012 Vs. 2011
Visits: 149, 840 vs. 86, 763 (72.70%)
Unique Visitors: 130, 896 vs. 74, 169 (76.48%)
PageViews: 229, 125 vs. 137, 387 (66.77%)
Page/Visit: 1.53 vs. 1.58 (-3.43%)
Av. Visit Duration: 00:01:20 vs. 00:01:29 (-9.80%)
Bounce Rate: 77.71% vs. 79.23% (-1.93%)
%New Visits: 87.06% vs. 85.27 (2.10%)
Top 10 Traffic Sources
- Google (organic)
- Yahoo (organic)
- Bing (organic)
Top 10 Social Network Referring Traffic
- Networked Blogs
Pages on Sites Viewed – 229, 125
Unique PageViews – 182, 729
Average Time on Page – 00:0:2:31
Bounce Rate: 77.73%
Top 6 Pages Viewed
- Don’t Worry Be Happy, (when a friend stops talking to you) (made First page on Google) – 16, 464
- 10 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight – 15, 195
- Benefits of Raw Carrot Juice (made First page on Google) – 12, 075
- Quotes That Help You Stay Focused and Motivated (made First page on Google) – 9, 074
- Is Soy Good or Bad for You (made First page on Google) – 7, 929
- 11 Facts About Vegetables (made First page on Google) – 5, 973
All statistics obtained from Google Analytics
Current Page Rank = 4
Current Alexa Rank = 193, 628 | U.S. 49, 781
*View the 2011 statistics.
The Page/Visit and Time on Site must be improved. I will do my best to improve this, but I know it will not be easy.
Overall, I am pleased with the statistics for 2012. I see improvement and that let’s me know that I am not doing too bad.
I am especially happy that search traffic increased. Last year, I had more referring sites, than search traffic sources.
This is good, because it lets me know that more people are finding pages in the search engine.
Discussion: How will you improve your blog statistics for 2013? Do share!