January 2017 Blog Numbers


I wanted to track the month to month performance of TPOHappiness and thought..

Why not share the information with the world?

Since I couldn’t think of a valid reason not to share, other than perhaps a reluctance to highlight my failures and lack of successful blogging techniques, share I shall! So please, get out your popcorn and enjoy the numbers! Those of us who prefer visualizations instead of tables, thank Google with me for integrating them into Analytics 🙂


Okay, so here are the Google Analytic numbers for January 2017.

Sessions : 695 |

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 : 423 |

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

Pageviews : 4,682 |

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

Pages / Session : 6.74 |

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

Avg. Session Duration : 00:06:33 |

The average length of a Session.

Bounce Rate : 1.58% |

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: 60.14% |

An estimate of the percentage of first time visits.

Most popular pages with view count:

Analytics | January 2017 compared to December 2016

655.43% – Increased
695 vs 92
2,388.24% – Increased
423 vs 17
400.75% – Increased
4,682 vs 935
Pages / Session
-33.71% – Decreased X
6.74 vs 10.16
Avg. Session Duration
-37.24% – Decreased X
00:06:33 vs 00:10:26
Bounce Rate
-85.44% – Decreased
1.58% vs 10.87%
% New Sessions
225.48% – Increased
60.14% vs 18.48%


Every category except the session duration and pages per session was light-years better than December. Woohoo!  All things considered I’m super pleased with the results of January.  There are things to work on moving forward (like creating more and better content to keep the user engaged across multiple posts) but ya gotta start somewhere, #AmIRight?
So what do you think for month one of 2017? How’d we do? What can I do better?
If you didn’t yet read the January 2017 Twitter numbers post you can read it here.
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21 thoughts on “January 2017 Blog Numbers”

  1. Awesome results! I know what it feels like starting out since I’m also only a couple of months in. I find myself in awe of some of the blogs that pull in crazy numbers, but then I remind myself they also had to crawl before running. Keep it up! Max

    1. I know, right? Some blogs pull in HUGE numbers! Maybe we’ll get there one day 😉 For now, I’m just excited to see growth each month!

  2. Looks like a good start to me! I’ve found blogging is not for those seeking immediate satisfaction, it’s a long-term venture as you grow slowly but surely. I’ve had days of feeling quite successful and plenty of others filled with struggle. Keep up the good work and it’ll pay off!

    1. Yes, one of the things I’m having to do is limit how often I check Analytics – my heart drops every time there is a dip in traffic. Definitely beginning to view blogging in the long(er) term!

    1. Thanks! It will be interesting to see how different social media strategies play into the numbers each month.

    1. Growing pains no doubt! I didn’t realize the complexities of a website. There are more tools and plugins than I know what do with! Good luck with your new-ish blogging too!

    1. It really is! I have so many posting ideas and there just doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day to accomplish my ever expanding vision for the website!

      Thanks for sharing

  3. Good job! I started in January with my blog, and my numbers for the first month are a bit lower than yours. I get what you are saying about checking google analytics a lot and being bummed when that numbers are low. Keep going, it will only get better!
    Love, Christianne

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