2017 2nd Quarter Report
I wanted to start this 2nd quarter report by saying a big “Thank-you” to all of you who have followed and have read my posts. I hope that they have been informative and inspiring. Or maybe at least entertaining.
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Change from WordPress Stats to Google Analytics
Some of you may notice a little change in the statistics that I’m reporting. Mainly in the terms used. “Views” changed to “Pageviews”. “Visitors” changed to “Sessions”, and “Views/Visitor” changed to “Pageviews/Session”. This is because in March I implemented Google Analytics (GA) into CYinnovations. It took a few weeks to figure out how to use it. In April it still wasn’t quite right, but I think I have it figured out . . . mostly.
One of the biggest differences I noticed right away between WordPress (WP) stats and GA was Twitter traffic. WP was totally missing most of it! I’m not sure why, but most of the views were still reported in WP in April at least, but there was no indication of where they came from. I had put in a fair amount of work into increasing my Twitter followers/presence and per WP, it wasn’t paying off.
Check this out:
|WP (Views from Twitter Referrals)||GA (Sessions from Twitter Referrals)||GA (Pageviews from Twitter Referrals)|
WP does not break out the sessions in the referral views report so I don’t know how many sessions make up these views. But I’m losing about 150 views/month just from this discrepancy alone. Maybe not a big deal in the grand scheme of things, but I did find it interesting.
Another difference is the ability to filter out non-relevant information, such my own page-views. GA offers this capability. While I could certainly inflate my stats by visiting my own page/posts many times, that would not tell the true story of how well I’m doing.
Note that all the data reported below has my views filtered out. In reality, last quarter’s data would have roughly 25% or more reduction in data that was not filtered out. So it looks likes things were worse to start with than last quarter, but it’s deceiving. Unfortunately, I only have last quarter’s data available in WP, so I cannot go back and filter the data to see the true results.
Ok, now that we have that out of the way, let’s get to the statistics.
Drum-roll please . . . The most popular post I’ve written with the most views and comments is:
With the first part of my story coming in a close second.
2017 2nd Quarter Report Views and Visitors.
• Pageviews – 602
• Sessions – 385
• Pageviews/Session – 1.56
• Pageviews – 1709
• Sessions – 471
• Pageviews/Session – 3.63
• Pageviews – 1804
• Sessions – 623
• Pageviews/Session – 2.89
Overall the trend has been positive. Thanks to all of you who consistently read my articles. And alsoto those that have shared on Twitter and Facebook. I do appreciate it.
2017 2nd Quarter Report Income
So this quarter’s income has increased slightly.
I’ve earned a grand total of: $1.25
I might be able to now buy a . . . single . . . cup of coffee . . . as long as it’s not too big. Seriously, I still haven’t hit it big. As I’m always saying, you can’t get rich quick, and making money takes work no matter how you’re trying to earn it.
The silver lining is that it’s more than last quarter. But still, when my 9-year-old son feels bad for me, because he finds more money under his bed than I’ve earned blogging, it does sting a little. But then I remember that I do enjoy blogging – it’s not always about the money . . . right?My son found more money under his bed than I earned blogging this quarter. Click To Tweet
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