Writing & Blogging

How I Increased Traffic by 41% in November: November Blog Traffic Report

I’m back! I had my infusion last week and, per usual, it took a solid 5 days to recover. FYI, though, I have finals for the next 2-ish weeks, so it might take me a while to be well and truly “back.” But first, it’s time to share my November blog traffic report! As a reminder, since I’ve been doing this for over a year, I’m now comparing my statistics to the previous month and my statistics from the previous year instead of my statistics from when I first started doing blog traffic reports.

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November Blog Traffic Report

Traffic Report

Current Statistics

Unique Pageviews: 9,967 (+41.5% from October, +121% from last year)

Bounce Rate: 36.02% (-37% from October, -57% from last year)

Sessions: 4,961 (+24% from October, +55.7% from last year)

Users: 3,917 (+12.9% from October, +49.8% from last year)

Bloglovin: 1,708 (no change from October, +9.7% from last year)

Email Subscribers: 231 (+2.6% from October, +208% from last year)

Social Media

Facebook: 903 (+2.9% from October, +20.8% from last year)

Twitter: 2,663 (+0.3% from October, +39.6% from last year)

Instagram: 1,771 (+9.6% from October, +82% from last year)

Google+: 198 (+1% from October, +45.6% from last year)

Pinterest: 3,903 (+3.8% from October, +111% from last year)

Tumblr: 3,650 (+0.1% from October, +6.8% from last year)

Top Posts

  1. Chronic Pain and Loving Someone with It
  2. 40 Blog Post Ideas
  3. Accepting Your Body with Chronic Illness
  4. A Weekend in Boston
  5. 40 Blog Post Ideas for Lifestyle Bloggers
  6. Christmas Gift Ideas for Dad (Or Anyone)
  7. Favorite October Outfits + Makeup
  8. Blog Post Ideas for 2016
  9. November Favorites + Starbucks Giveaway (FYI, the giveaway is over now)
  10. Inspirational Bible Quotes

November Blog Traffic Report

Traffic Analysis

What I Did:

  • How I promote my blog posts
  • Started using the interval tool on Tailwind
  • Instagram loop giveaway
  • Published on Huffington Post
  • Starbucks giveaway

I Haven’t Seen Results From:

  • Being published on Huffington Post – This is my third time being published there and it has never done anything for my blog traffic. But to be fair, I don’t do it for traffic. I do it because voices like mine (voices of people with chronic pain) don’t play enough of a role in the discource that we should play a role in.

What I Can Learn from This:

  • Tailwind is amazing – The interval tool basically allows you to schedule 1 pin to post on multiple boards over a certain period of time.
  • Instagram loop giveaways really do work

Goals for November:

  • 9-12 posts – Yes! 10 posts.
  • Engage on Instagram at least 3 times a week for at least 10 minutes at a time – Nope. I think I may need to change this goal since I haven’t succeeded. I’m not going to make this a goal for December because between finals and Christmas it isn’t realistic.
  • 10,000 pageviews – Very close! I hope that this growth continues in December since in the 2nd I was over 10,000 pageviews and I’ll be very frustrated if it decreases significantly.
  • 40% bounce rate – Success!

Goals for December:

  • 9-12 posts total, 7-9 posts by me (because finals and infusion)
  • 9,000 pageviews (lowered due to the holidays)
  • Maintain 40% bounce rate

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