Writing & Blogging

August Blog Traffic Report

Another month, another blog traffic report. Here are the statistics for traffic and social media, as well as my top posts from the month, what I did to increase my traffic, and whether or not it worked.

Original Statistics

All Traffic Reports

August Blog Traffic Report

Traffic Report

Current Statistics

Unique Pageviews: 10,678 (+16% from July, +182% from the beginning)

Bounce Rate: 30.23% (+345% from July, -64% from the beginning)

Sessions: 7,864 (-67% from July, +179% from the beginning)

Users: 4,910 (+2.8% from July, +155% from the beginning)

Bloglovin: 1,711 (+0.2% from July, +27% from the beginning)

Email Subscribers: 198 (+5.8% from July, started at 0)

Social Media

Facebook: 865 (+0.58% from July, +44% from the beginning)

Twitter: 2,550 (+1.75% from July, +65% from the beginning)

Instagram: 1,340 (+0.45% from July, from the beginning)

Google+: 191 (+4.95% from July, +224% from the beginning)

Pinterest: 3,381 (+7.78% from July, +269% from the beginning)

Tumblr: 3,615 (+0.22% from July, +6.9% from the beginning)

Top Posts

  1. Loving Someone with Chronic Pain
  2. Accepting Your Body with Chronic Illness
  3. 40 Blog Post Ideas
  4. Christmas Gift Ideas for Dad or Anyone
  5. Blog Post Ideas for Every Week of 2016
  6. Need Grammar Help?
  7. Weekend Trip to Boston
  8. How To Pack for a Summer Trip
  9. Writing a Novel? My Creative Process
  10. My Modern Preppy Style

August Blog Traffic Report

Traffic Analysis

What I Did:

  • How I promote my blog posts
  • Made some tweaks to the theme so it’s easier to use and doesn’t take as long to load
  • Planned out all posts for the month
  • Found SEO keywords for as many posts as it would be natural for
  • Switched to a business profile for Instagram
  • Discovered that some of my scheduled Pinterest posts haven’t been going through, so I’m trying to get that figured out
  • Changed my Instagram hashtag system so I’m using hashtags that better fit each post. I have 9 different notes on my phone with a different set of hashtags for several different types of photos for easy copying and pasting to up my Instagram engagement.

I Haven’t Seen Results From:

  • Changing the hashtag system
  • Changing to an Instagram business account

What I Can Learn from This:

  • Making the blog easier to load, read, and find information on has made a huge difference!

Goals for August:

  • Keep blog traffic steady or increasing – Success! Pageviews increased by 16% this month.
  • Write at least 10 posts – Also success! I ended up writing 12 posts and having 1 guest post.

Goals for September:

  • Engage on Instagram at least 3 days a week for at least 10 minutes each – I would aim for most of the week, but between my job and the semester starting it’s not feasible.
  • Post at least 9 times – According to my usual schedule (M/W/F, T/TH on holiday weekends), I should publish 12 posts. But with the amount of time I put into posts, the amount of work I have in my program, and the lack of reliability of my health, it’s naive to think that I’ll definitely be able to get 12 posts up.
  • Maintain blog pageviews above 9,000 – As long as I continue promoting my blog posts as I usually do and publish at least 9 times, this should be very easy!

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  • Great tips Kate! I upped my page views by joining Linky parties. I have to say, i’m around 15K PV’s per month, i’m a beauty & fashion blogger but if you’re interested in maybe posting a fashion post once a week then you’re okay to post to most Linky’s. My list of parties or on my blog under the LinkUp’s tab if you’re interested.
    Lily
    http://www.lilyseymour.com

  • Hi Kate,

    Landed here from Facebook. Love the name of your blog! Was really nice reading the post, to know the ways you are generating traffic from and most importantly maintaining it.

    See you around!

    ~Arpit Roy