Hello and welcome readers. Hope you are having a good weekend. The past week, I probably have written two of my best posts ever. Kathy, Cynthia, Joyce, and Carmen Go Black Friday Shopping and Living Well on Less Than $10,000 a Year: Habits of Skilled Visa Workers. Do visit the two links and leave your comments if you can.
These days, my first aim is to grab media attention. To grow my blog organically I would need years to get a decent visitor number. There is one way to achieve this faster, and that is by grabbing constant media attention.
I have been successful in the recent past where Consumerist, Business Insider and Huffington post mentioned my work and gave me link backs. I am getting just the curve I was hoping for. Hope it lasts, I need to sustain this momentum and there is no shortcut to writing unique content.
I track my stats on Google Analytics, which in its new avatar started providing loads of interesting representation of the data it collects from your visits to my site. Although it doesn’t tell me what dress you are wearing or which adult site you visited a while ago, it does tell me which part of the world you are from, what browser you are using, how long you stayed on my site, how you came to my site and few things else.
Bloggers, if you want to know about the new features of Google Analytics (still in Beta stage), you can follow this guide.
Caution, you might be an established blog and find my numbers laughable. Have mercy, this blog is just 8 months old.
Using new time frame comparison option, I compared October performance with September performance. News media exposure stared since first of November. I expect to see a higher rate increase in next month’s update.
Average time on site and pages/visit saw a reduction as a lot of visitors came in through searches and typically they only have interest in a particular subject and not to explore the site. These two numbers are now normalizing with the established blogs.
Here’s a quick snapshot of my traffic sources.
Penniless Parenting is at surprising top because of picking me as the top post in Festival of Frugality hosted by them.
The visitor quality (pages/visit) from GRS is outstanding and its natural as we share the same audience type. In October, I was pretty much engrossed with work related pressure and could not utilize Twitter and Facebook potential fully.
Here is the timeline comparison of visitor numbers between Sep 2011 and Oct 2011 and a glimpse in to November performance till date. Brown is the higher month.
Another update I am proud to provide you, One Cent at a Time is now a PR3 site as per latest Google PR update. Thank you Google for the rank update and Providing improvement to analytics tool.