September 2017 Blogging Numbers

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Blog Numbers sharing post – Round NINE!

 

September 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? Seriously, let me know your honest opinion…


OKAY, SO HERE ARE THE GOOGLE ANALYTIC NUMBERS FOR September 2017.

Sessions : 269 | | This is a 1% decrease from August | 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 : 229 | | A 12% decrease from August | Decreased X

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

Pageviews : 354 | | This is a 9% decrease… (just wait till next month 😉 ) | Decreased X

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

 

Pages / Session : 1.45 |  | 1% 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 : 79% | | 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: 83% | |  10% less | Decreased X

An estimate of the percentage of first time visits.


THE HIGHLIGHTS

Traffic Spikes:

No real traffic spikes for this month.

Top Social Referrer

Twitter again takes the gold! However, our visits from Facebook are catching up.

Top Website Referrer

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

 

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

Interested in our Twitter Stats?

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I decided to continue sharing the Twitter activities because its just so exciting to share the results of one’s efforts! (Though, admittedly a little less exciting of late.. )

At a Glance

September 2017 – Summary

Tweets: 286 | Tweet impressions: 73.4K | Profile visits: 416 | Mentions: 30 | New followers: -17 (I realized our initial launch momentum had all but gone away at this point and renewed the posting schedule for October)

 

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?
  • What makes a tweet worth retweeting?

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

THE HIGHLIGHTS

  • We averaged just under 2.5k tweet impressions each day
  • The Top Tweet earned 1.2k Impressions; about the same as last month.

Conclusions

Well, that’s it for Twitter so far. Yikes! It’s almost as if we are going backwards!! So glad I am able to spend more time here now. 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.

FELLOW BLOGGERS: 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!
About the author …
My name is Wes, creator of TPOH.ME. I won’t bore you with the full details of the inspiration for the site (for that, read here). To share a little bit though; growing up in America, I had always been taught about this nation’s founding documents and I heard all the time about the Declaration of Independence and the phrase “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness” but frankly, did not appreciate it until recently. . .
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