Opps! It’s 5th January today and this post was supposed to be published on 1st January but I have my excuses reasons for not publishing it when it was supposed to. But then, when something is supposed to happen, it is only supposed to happen and usually doesn’t. In Master Yoda‘s words “Rambling, I am”.
December 2010 turned out to be another good month for the blog and traffic increased by a small percent when compared to the traffic received in October and November. Just kidding, it went through the roof!
This month’s traffic report is a bit complicated because I switched from WordPress.com to WordPress.org in the middle of the month. This month’s report has been divided into 2 parts, viz, from 1st December to 10th December and from 10th December to 31st December.
The blog received 24,619 Page Views in the month of December. That makes it an average of 794 Page Views per day for December. Way better than last month’s where the total Page Views stood at 14,852 amounting to an average of 495 Page Views per day. December also saw the blog raising the bar for maximum views in a day by getting 1,539 views on December 5th. The post which got 739 views on that day was Get Rid Of The “Revolving Images” Spam On Facebook. Thank you spammers 😉
The screenshots showing stats from December 1st to 10th are screenshots from WordPress.com while the screenshots from 10th to 31st have been taken from Google Analytics’s Dashboard.
December 1st to 10th
8464 views from December 1st to 10th.
A comparison with past months and year.
December 10th to 31st
The following are the screenshots from Google Analytics. All my future traffic reports will now use screenshots from Google Analytics since WordPress.org doesn’t have a default stats system.
Some terms for my readers who don’t yet understand the meaning of some are given below. One thing is very surprising. The bounce rate of my blog is very low. Almost negligible. By the way, the lower the bounce rate, the better it is.
- Pageviews: Pageviews is the total number of pages viewed on your site and is a general measure of how much your site is used. It is more useful as a basic indicator of the traffic load on your site and server than as a marketing measure.
- Visits: The number of visits your site receives is the most basic measure of how effectively you promote your site. Starting and stopping ads, changing your keyword buys, viral marketing events, and search rank are some examples of factors that influence the number of visits your site receives.
- : Bounce rate is the percentage of single-page visits (i.e. visits in which the person left your site from the entrance page). Bounce rate is a measure of visit quality and a high bounce rate generally indicates that site entrance (landing) pages aren’t relevant to your visitors. You can minimize Bounce Rates by tailoring landing pages to each keyword and ad that you run. Landing pages should provide the information and services that were promised in the ad copy.
The blog received 16,155 page views from December 10th to 31st. An estimated number of unique visitors which read the blog was 3,422. A user spent 2 minutes and 32 seconds on the blog on average and viewed 5 pages on an average. 85% of the 3,422 readers were those who opened the blog for the first time.
The blog took a serious hit on Google after the shift to Pulkit.Me and it shows in the image below. Facebook has been a constant source of quality traffic. Techie-buzz.com was a surprise to me. Traffic from iPodtouchFans went down though.
I have not made any traffic goals per say for the first month of the year. I have just planned to blog more than last month and publish 25-30 posts in this month. May the force be with me 😉