August 2017 Blog Numbers


Blog Numbers sharing post – Round EIGHT!


August has come and gone and now is the time to share with you some numbers.  I’ve been thinking for awhile now about reducing the number of ads and affiliate links on the site… what do you think about that?  Is it a good idea?


Sessions : 272 | | This is a 10% decrease from July | Decreased X

Total number of Sessions within the date range. A session is the period time a user is actively engaged with your website, app, etc. All usage data (Screen Views, Events, Ecommerce, etc.) is associated with a session.

Users : 261 | | A 0.7% decrease from July | Decreased X

Users that have had at least one session within the selected date range. Includes both new and returning users.

Pageviews : 390 | | This is a 3% decrease… a slight dip but things are on the mend for sure! | Decreased X

Pageviews is the total number of pages viewed. Repeated views of a single page are counted.


Pages / Session : 1.43 |  | 7% more | Increased

Pages/Session (Average Page Depth) is the average number of pages viewed during a session. Repeated views of a single page are counted.


Bounce Rate : 80% | | 1% decrease – this is slowly going back down; I like it!  | Decreased

Bounce Rate is the percentage of single-page visits (i.e. visits in which the person left your site from the entrance page without interacting with the page).


% New Sessions: 92% | |  11% more | Increased

An estimate of the percentage of first time visits.



Traffic Spikes:

A slight increase in August due to increased social activity driving additional visitors to the site.  This is about the time that I started to realize I had spread myself entirely too thin and needed to make some changes and readjust priorities.

Top Social Referrer

Twitter again takes the gold! (and the drummer drums)

Introducing: Top Website Referrer

Google Organic Search… our organic search traffic is still increasing.


August’s Top Four most Popular Pages with View Count:

Interested in our Twitter Stats?


I decided to continue sharing the Twitter activities because its just so exciting to share the results of one’s efforts!

At a Glance

August 2017 – Summary

Tweets: 390 | Tweet impressions: 89.8K | Profile visits: 889 | Mentions: 41 | New followers: 156


July 2017 – Summary

Tweets: 397 | Tweet impressions: 80.6K | Profile visits: 1,094 | Mentions: 96 | New followers: 448

June 2017 – Summary

Tweets: 378 | Tweet impressions: 84.4K | Profile visits: 1,426 | Mentions: 52 | New followers: 226

May 2017 – Summary

Tweets: 435 | Tweet impressions: 94.8K | Profile visits: 1,957 | Mentions: 52 | New followers: 373


April 2017 – Summary

Tweets: 446 | Tweet impressions: 83.6K | Profile visits: 1,193 | Mentions: 78 | New followers: 76

March 2017 – Summary

Tweets: 490 | Tweet impressions: 104K | Profile visits: 6,433 | Mentions: 158 | New followers: 929


February 2017 – Summary

Tweets: 677 | Tweet impressions: 65.2K | Profile visits: 3,132 | Mentions: 128 | New followers: 299

January 2017 – Summary

Tweets: 556 | Tweet impressions : 45.2K | Profile visits : 2,350 | Mentions : 75 | New followers : 231

December 2016 – Summary

Tweets: 3 | Tweet impressions: 34 | Profile visits: 7 | New followers: –

The Details

Useful Tools:

  • SNAP (Social Networks Auto Poster): This plugin has been very helpful for sending out new posts automatically to not only Twitter. We configured the tweet to include a shortened URL from Rebrandly using the domain we purchased from GoDaddy and learned how to use UTM parameters to track website visits from these tweets.
  • Disclaimer* Lest you think the Twitter account is mainly automated, each morning and evening we are active on Twitter and have been able to connect with some wonderful people this way.

Plans moving forward:

  • I’m thinking about creating some additional videos to help with engagement.  Has anyone else tried this with any success?

Okay, so this is the final August 2017 Twitter Summary.


  • We averaged just under 63 Profile visits and over 2.8k tweet impressions each day
  • The Top Tweet earned 1.3k Impressions


Well, that’s it for Twitter so far. What do you think, did we do okay for this month on Twitter? Is that where you found us? Would you like to see another social platform numbers reporting like we do with Twitter? Let us know in the comments below.

Don’t have the Twitter mobile app? Download it on the App Store.


If you haven’t tried the Google Analytics iPhone and iPad app you may want to consider it.  I enjoy checking the numbers on the go!


 P.S. If you would, share us via the buttons below I’m working on some event tracking metrics 😉 – thanks for the continued support!
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    1. It’s taken me awhile to figure out the basics of Google Analytics. I’m sure that I am missing out on a number of features. It’s a very powerful tool!

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