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We’re getting close to the point where there will be no more monthly reports. I said from day one that I would do a case study of this sites’ traffic for one year, and that’s what I’ve done. This preliminary report is actually an exciting one: ViperChill received more traffic in August than any other month so far.
I don’t care about the stats and don’t have any goals, but instead view this as a great way to help you all see how I’m growing my blog and the kind of traffic sources you can use to do the same. Let’s look at the numbers, shall we?
Not only were there an extra 15,000 visitors compared to last month, the people who arrived on the site also spent more time here. I promised that I would write more articles going forward, which I think has helped a lot with resulting traffic increase. The articles written in August, were:
Here at ViperChill there are a lot less articles published than most sites, but typically these articles are 2,000-3,000 words and cover topics in massive detail. You could say that we prefer signal over noise.
Here are the top referring traffic sources for the month of August:
There were a total of 6,566 visits via 1,675 keywords this month. The top 10, were:
While search engine traffic is still a tiny portion of the traffic that arrives at ViperChill, it is growing steadily month on month with the number of referring keywords increasing by another 25%.
Feedburner is so erratic that I just can’t take it that seriously anymore. Despite the current flaws in the system, I will continue to report on the numbers that it gives me. Although I don’t have any goals for the size of the community here, I still think it is an interesting metric to monitor.
I picked up about 300 subscribers in the last few days which are yet to register, so expect the count to tip past 9,000 very soon. The number is usually highest the day after you post, so I should see the real figure tomorrow or Friday.
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Last month I told you all I was going to Thailand, and I should have been there for two weeks already. As is my luck these days, my passport was lost in the post and is nowhere to be found. I’ve spent the last week getting all the necessary documents together and reapplied for a new one.
As you can imagine, it was pretty depressing to be in a country you really want to leave, and then find out your passport has gone missing. I think the worst part isn’t that I can’t go to Thailand, but the fact that I can’t go anywhere. Thankfully my girlfriend is letting me stay with her (I had moved out of my apartment already) and I should be back on the road in a couple of weeks.
I’m about two weeks away from releasing my first software product, and I can’t wait to see the reaction in the marketing community. It has a couple of small bugs that need to be fixed, and then it’s ready to go. I guarantee this is something you’re going to want to use — and will make your life as a webmaster a hell of a lot easier.
Yep; that’s my attempt at a teaser
Happy 1st of September. I hope this month is a great one for all of you!