Progress Review: February 2009 Analytics

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Monthly Reviews

Customer SatisfactionMy second monthly review of exactly how the blog is travelling. Slow but sure progress seems to be the go this month, you guys seem to be checking out a bit more, coming back, and spending longer.  I’m very gratified to know that I’m delivering what you want, but as always feel free to ask for something more specific you’d like to know via the contact me page – or even the comments.
A couple of sections you might like are the most popular posts, the weirdest keywords that people found me through, and the link to guest posts that got published elsewhere last month.

February 2009 Statistics:

Jan 09 Feb 09 Change
No. of Posts: 14 19 +5
No. of Comments: 12 21 +9
Posts Stumbled: 1 0 -1
Posts Dugg: 1 ?

Most popular post (visits): /ideas-for-valentines-day/ (70)
Most discussed post (comments): Going Raw 30 day trial – initial prep (6)

Google Analytics January 2009 February 2009 Change*
Visits: 514 487 +14.59% from 425
Unique visitors: 475 412 +5.10% from 392
Visits/day: 16.58 17.39 +14.59% from 15.18
Pageviews: 912 905 +18.77% from 762
Avg pageviews: 1.77 1.86 +3.65% from 1.79
Bounce rate: 72.57% 67.15% -8.54% from 73.41%
Avg time on site: 1m14s 1m51s +34.52% from 1m23
% new visits: 91.25% 82.75% -8.41% from 90.35%
Search Engine traffic: 209.00 (40.66%) 193.00 (39.63%) -14.07% from 46.12%
Referral traffic: 231.00 (44.94%) 215.00 (44.15%) +13.03% from 39.06%
Top referrer: stumbleupon.com (51)
twitip.com (38)
twitter.com (25)
stevepavlina.com (29)
chrisbrogan.com (18)
embed.mibbit.com (15)
Direct traffic: 74.00 (14.40%) 79.00 (16.22%) +9.43% from 14.82%

(*comparison to previous period – 28 days)

Top Keywords/phrases:

  • crystals quest
  • internet consciousness
  • job criteria
  • bird intelligence
  • when will the internet become conscious?

Weirdest keywords/phrases

  • brain tells u to wake up
  • clickbank matt furey (no idea how this one got there)
  • can i offer email updates for my twitter stream  (yes, via RSS – I’ll post an article on how if you like)
  • coincidence what do they mean (depends who ‘they’ are)
  • decisions made by president obama (not sure, I don’t live there, even if I do admire the man)
  • the stimulation money rudd is giving everyone (not quite everyone, but I do know about this one)
  • the secret zen (fascinated by this one – must think deeply and post on it!)
  • i get away with doing the bare minimum at work (I wouldn’t recommend this personally, though)
  • snoring isn’t funny (very true – unless you’re behind a video camera)
  • what kind of momentum do roller coaster have (Fast, but my experience is dated – I avoid them now)
  • what can employer do anything to you and get away with it (short answer: they only get away with it if you let them)

Traffic Strategies:

Jan 09 Feb 09 Change
Articles submitted: 1 +1
Guest posts published: 1 0 (1 pending) -1
Forum posts: 1 =1
  • StevePavlina forum
4 16 +12
  • DigitalPoint forum
16 16 =
  • Aussiebloggers forum
27 21 -6
Blog Comments elsewhere: ? 29 ?
Tweets: 66 94 +28
Yahoo Answers 7 +7

Feb Targets: (still p/t with dayjob)

  1. Traffic >25 visits per day (google) (not quite, but did go up)
  2. 20 new posts (1 short)
  3. 1 guest post (still pending.  Need to find time to write more)
  4. 1 article (achieved this one)
  5. 28 forum posts (easily met this one)
  6. 28 blog comments (did this one too)

Mar Targets: (still p/t with dayjob)

  1. Traffic >20 visits per day (google)
  2. 25 new posts
  3. 2 guest posts
  4. 2 article
  5. 31 forum posts
  6. 31 blog comments

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