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[#31CBBCJuly 2012] : Traffic Jam

Are You Stuck in Traffic?

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How has the traffic been on your blog so far? Have you noticed a steady increase? or Are you lost? Remember back on day six when your assignment was to add Google Analytics to your blog? Now, is where you check to see how you are doing.

If you didn’t get a chance to add the code yet check your blogger stats. WordPress has stats as well.

The results for this challenge has been positive for my site. I started with a little flop back in April so had to transfer everything over to here. With that done and the Ultimate Blog Challenge starting up again, I decided to start this challenge again.

One thing I did differently this time around was to write articles with a link back to this challenge. My main traffic source is one of those articles and the facebook group for the Ultimage Blog Challenge comes in second. If you ever doubted the effectiveness of article marketing I hope this put that to rest.

What you should be keeping an eye out for:

  • Pageviews
  • Unique Visitors
  • How long they stay on your site
  • Keywords used to get to your site
  • Where your visitors are coming from (sites as well as countries)

Today’s Assignment:
Read Google Analytics post 10 Ways to Bring People to Your Blog

Do you have any traffic tips to share? 

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  • I do feel like I'm stuck in traffic sometimes, only it's no traffic or very little traffic. That's when I call on my friends to stop by the blog and leave a comment so it feels like someone is actually interested.

    I entered the blog challenge hoping that I could develop a new, good habit of blogging more frequently. So far I'm current in the challenge. When UBC is over, I'm committed to posting at least once a week.

    Traffic is good and I should learn to read the stats, but I'd rather hire someone as I don't want to spend time learning that right now.

  • Sara Duggan

    @Julia, I know what you mean about being stuck in no traffic or slow traffic. UBC is a great way to challenge yourself to write. Once a week is a good goal and many top bloggers choose that as well. I wish I could hire someone for the work – definitely something I'd give over to a virtual assistant if I could.