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Get More Visitors To Your Blog: August Blog Traffic Report

I’m back from vacation! If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I was in Ireland last week. I got back about a week ago, and I’m back in the swing of things now. Which means that it’s time for the August blog traffic report! In this report, I’m sharing my tips to get more visitors to your blog. I hope it helps you!

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In this blog traffic report, Boston lifestyle blogger Kate the (Almost) Great shares how to get more visitors to your blog.

Get More Visitors to Your Blog: Traffic Report

Google Analytics Statistics

Pageviews: 15657 (+14.81% from July, +57.76% from last year)

Bounce Rate: 19.76% (+12.2% from July, +25.69% from last year)

Sessions: 7500 (+17.27% from July, +34.5% from last year)

Users: 6407 (+18.75% from July, +56.65% from last year)

Bloglovin: 1792 (~0% change from July, -3.1% from last year)

Email Subscribers: 716 (+3.76% from July, +45.82% from last year)

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Webhostinghub.com Statistics

Pageviews: 81290 (-6.2% from July)

Sessions: 27687 (-3.5% from July)

Users: 1818 (-1.4% from July)

Social Media

Facebook: 1074 (-0.1% from July, +4% from last year)

Twitter: 3683 (+1.43% from July, +11.4% from last year)

Instagram: 2742 (+2.08% from July, +3.5% from last year)

Pinterest: 8789 (+2.25% from July, +36.09% from last year)

Tumblr: 3958 (+0.2% from July, +2% from last year)

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Top Sources of Traffic

  • Pinterest (67.71%) – If you’re not utilizing Pinterest (and Tailwind!), your blog is missing out. Pinterest is a) a social media network and b) a search engine. This double-duty use is amazing for blog traffic.
  • Facebook (8.94%) – I’m glad to see this because I’m a member of multiple blogger Facebook groups and I also have my blog Facebook page! This percentage has increased since I added “participate in Facebook groups” to my daily to-do list.
  • Search Engines (5.22%) – I try to utilize SEO in at least half of my posts, and it’s nice to see that it has an effect (if only a small one).
  • Twitter (1.39%) – I love Twitter, but tweets have *such* a short half-life, that it’s not surprising that this isn’t a bigger number.

This does not include direct traffic.

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Get More Visitors to Your Blog:
Traffic Analysis

What I Did

  • How I promote my blog posts
  • Big thing: make my site more mobile-friendly
  • Took time off because of a trip to Maine and a family reunion
  • Set up the Revive Old Post plugin again
  • Featured in a WEGO Health Follow Friday

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I Haven’t Seen Results From

  • Getting Revive Old Post plugin set up again

What I Can Learn This Month

  • Having your site mobile-friendly will increase your pageviews! Which makes total sense. Lots of people read websites and blogs on their phones or tablets, so your blog needs to be easily viewed on one of those devices in order to reach that particular audience. SWEOR has a whole page about mobile-friendly website statistics. Here are some stand-out stats: 85% of adults think that a company’s website when viewed on a mobile device should be as good or better than its desktop website; 38% of people will stop engaging with a website if the content or layout are unattractive; 47% of Users expect a maximum of 2 seconds loading time for an average website; and mobile traffic as a share of total global online traffic in 2017 was 52.64%. So how can you figure out if your site or blog is mobile-friendly? One way is that, if you have a smartphone, load your site on your phone. Another way is utilizing Google’s mobile-friendly test at search.google.com/test/mobile-friendly. How do I know that this made a difference? I only had 5 posts go up in August compared to 7 in July, but my blog traffic still went up by nearly 15% and my visits increased by nearly 19%.

August Goals

  • 4 blog posts – Success! I had 5 posts go up.
  • Keep traffic essentially where it is – MUCH success! My traffic actually grew.

September Goals

  • 4 blog posts
  • 16,000 pageviews

Has making your site more mobile friendly improved your traffic?

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  • Reply Sarah

    All great tips! Thanks for sharing what’s currently working for you!

    September 16, 2019 at 8:15 am
    • Reply Kate

      Of course! I hope it helps people trying to grow their blog.

      September 16, 2019 at 10:23 am
  • Reply Caroline

    I love reading these posts! Super helpful for someone trying to grow 🙂

    September 16, 2019 at 9:49 am
    • Reply Kate

      I’m so glad to hear that!

      September 16, 2019 at 10:24 am
  • Reply Shari J

    This post is extremely helpful! I’m currently working on productivity on Pinterest. Thanks for the great tips

    September 16, 2019 at 8:09 pm
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