If you’ve been following this blog for a little while, you’ll know that early on I decided to do a monthly post on my blog’s traffic. Seeing as this started and continues to be something of an experiment in SEO/free traffic, I figure my progress or lack of it can provide some helpful insight, taken in context with the traffic tactics I’m posting about. (See April stats here)
So here’s May:
Alexa: 1,291,056 (up from 3,559,160)
Google PR: unranked (I heard somewhere PR gets updated quarterly????)
Technorati Authority: 6
RSS Subscribers: 8 (up from 0)
The Golden Rule
April 2008 Absolute Unique Visitors: 353 (last month I had 297)
Unfortunately the tool I originally started using at SEOChat now produces meaningless results, so I’ve kind of lost my baseline for inbound links. By some measures I have somewhere around 250 inbound, as best as I can gather. If anyone has a really great inbound links tool I’d love for you to speak up!
My Alexa rank continues to improve, which is nice to watch. I suppose that is good for something. It is important to note that last month, nearly half the traffic I got was from one or two large spikes, while this month, traffic has been a lot more constant, indicating a gradual increase in the base level of the traffic (largest day was only 38 visitors). I’ve been doing my best to optimize every single post for search (I use All-in-One SEO Pack), and it is gratifying to see traffic continue to come in on old posts directly from the search engines.
As an interesting aside, as of today, I’ve now had 900 visitors to my site (yes, exactly as per Google Analytics) from a total of 54 countries.