Blog traffic is one way of determining whether your blog is improving. It’s a slow and gradual journey but your blog is bound to improve if you’re churning out quality content consistently.
To be honest, I’ve been pretty disappointed with my blog’s traffic. I thought that putting in content consistently would bring it up to much more than what my blog’s getting.
Nevertheless, I’m seeing small improvements in traffic this month (July).
Here’s a screenshot of my traffic for July 2017
As you can see, I had a huge spike in traffic on the 4th of July. That was a big surprise and it actually came from Facebook.
The thing is, I didn’t advertise my article so I’m not sure where it came from.
Perhaps someone shared my article in a huge Facebook page or group. Otherwise, it won’t hit 1,500 views in a day. Regardless, I’m thankful for it.
Apart from the huge spike, traffic has been in the range of 300+ views a day. It used to be around 200+ the last month. Hence, it’s a small improvement in terms of blog traffic and I’m grateful to all of my readers.
The traffic is nothing to boast about but do check out where my traffic came from.
My blog traffic sources
Google is now my top traffic referrer. It used to be Pinterest but I guess I’m getting more search traffic from Google lately.
I hope to hit 1,000 daily views from Google some day. I thought I was able to accomplish it within 6 months but I’m so far off.
My Pinterest traffic has disappointingly not improved. It’s kind of stagnant even though I’m putting in fresh articles each week.
I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong and I’m using Tailwind to do my pinning.
I’ve been pretty inactive on Facebook these days so I’m not getting much traffic at all.
I’m currently active on Steemit, a social media platform that pays cryptocurrency for quality content.
I’ve not been active on Reddit as well but I do occasionally get a little bit of traffic from Reddit.
It’s pretty negligible though.
StumbleUpon continues to bring a small amount of traffic even though I’m not adding new articles.
I guess whatever is submitted there stays there and may continue to bring you traffic months or years later.
I’m still getting a little traffic from Quora from answers I wrote months ago.
I haven’t been writing any answers lately though.
To be honest, I’ve not used LinkedIn for a long time.
I recently noticed that one of my articles was shared by a stranger in LinkedIn and it gave me traffic.
I do appreciate when my readers share my articles in social media or elsewhere.
I still think that Twitter is a bad traffic referrer for my niches.
Hence, I stopped using Twitter but I did receive traffic from it as someone shared my article there.
Pretty negligible though.
I have a few goals for the next blogging month.
1. I hope to see a further increase in Google traffic. Experts said that your blog should receive more traffic once you hit your 6th month. Well, I’m almost there but I’ve not seen a huge spike in traffic yet.
2. Actually making more money from my blog. So far, I’ve not made much from my blog and I’m pretty demoralized to be honest. Nonetheless, it’s not common to make a lot when your blog is new. It comes with time, consistency and patience as well.
3. To do better on Steemit. As I’m also blogging on Steemit, I do hope to earn more in the future and at the same time contribute to the community there.
In a nutshell
And there you go, my main traffic referrers in July 2017.
Today’s post is really short but to the point. I hope you guys enjoyed reading and if you’re struggling from traffic, you can see where mine came from.
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