July 2007 Website Traffic
Hey, it's already August :) Seems like things fly by so fast for me, probably because I do way to much stuff. Anyway, the traffic to the blog has more than tripled over the last month so that is really exciting. I hope to see continued traffic growth like this in the future. Here are my Google Analytics stats for this month:
Analytics is so great for a lot of reasons
- you can compare previous months in these reports (check the box to compare previous months when you schedule an email)
- these reports are automatically emailed to me
- they are easy to read and digest
How have I gotten such an increase in traffic? Well its from writing great content of course! Well, that and really trying hard to market the site through social networks and blogs. Read about the last two months effort to market this blog. I've spent as much or more time marketing the blog than writing. That is something that I wish I didn't have to do, but I want readers. For the next month I'm going to try to focus on creating more content over marketing, but I know I'll still have to get the word out.
Some of the highlights from June are:
- I took my top banner and side banner Adsense banners down. They weren't doing very well and I felt that they made the site look too ad heavy.
- Got accepted to text link ads - no ads yet, but they'll come eventually
- My Alexa rank dropped from over 2,500,000 to just over 1,800,000, so that is good ;).
That's all! I'll just keep on posting (I still need to start doing video posts), and I hope everyone keeps coming.