Last month, Adam Paudyal over at Endeavor-Online wrote this awesome review:
Thanks Adam, you so rock! Now I have to get my rear over to writing yours. So what about you, are you ready to give this blog your two cents on Alexa?
Get featured in the next review!
1) It’s a great way to build your Alexa profile and ranking.
2) It’s a great way for others to further connect with you.
Overall, this month’s content posting is the lowest ever coming in at only 10 articles altogether! This validates the point that you don’t need a lot of content to receive comments. However, the downside here is if you don’t mind a suffering in Alexa ranking, post less. That says a lot about the relationship of your content and comments.
If you rather have lots of comments, write less.
If you rather have a good Alexa ranking, write more.
Plain and simple, you can see that content is the currency of the internet. Comments give your blog interaction and makes it homely, personal and engaging. Even though I’m receiving more comments than ever with less content out, that shows me that I can put more efforts elsewhere to market the blog further like this mailing list I’ve been working on.
Only 3 more posts until launch! Whooo!
Keep in mind, that even though I didn’t post much, I still engaged outside of the blog whether it’s on Twitter, Facebook, blogging communities like Blog Engage, Blokube, TGIF Links, and so on. The social aspect is what keeps your blog alive. And now you know.
Moreover, I was amazed at what happened during my hiatus in launching this upcoming mailing list. Fabulous folks who have mentioned or featured me this month deserves my utmost thanks and appreciation below:
- Patricia Millman with Lavenders: Small Niche, Big Ideas – This gal is rocking the blogosphere just jumping in already. With her latest Etsy shop, I always shake my head because she says she’s a technophobe, but here she is zipping right pass all of us beginning bloggers. Haha. Great news. Learn more about this niche.
- Ajay Chavda with 3 Types of Visitors Extended, Beginning of a Social Media Experiment – Part of a what is to be a 100 day social experiment, Ajay dissects one of my post and rewrites it completely with his analysis and relevant data. This is an awesome read for those who want to see another version of the 3 types of visitors.
- Lye Kuek Hin with Inspirational Bloggers Sharing Their Most Important Blogging Tips and again with How They Maintain Their Inspiration – I have already voiced myself within this two posts. Lye has generously compiled them together to give you a taste of many bloggers’ variations of their tips and strategy for blogging.
- Michele Welch with the Big THANK YOU Post! – Wow, I didn’t expect this but Michele is one rockin’ blogger whom I respect and really enjoy the posts of. While we haven’t known each other long, the connection was instantaneous. Glad to be apart of great company!
- Ingrid Abboud with her 1 Year Blogoversary – Happy, happy, joy, joy to my friend Ingrid with her blog Nitty Griddy and it’s Anniversary. Thus, she shares her thanks, lessons learned and more. Here’s what I call writing it up! See what she has to say.
- Kristi Hines with Women in Blogging: 125 Fearless Female Bloggers – Oh my, this list is one powerhouse. Every one I’ve listed above, ladies that is, is included. So you’re looking at a lot of awesome influence and professionals here. Open up your bookmark accounts and start taking note of these awesome women!
Now, let’s get on with the program! Here are the stats this month:
What stood out?
- Ranking only fell 2-3 thousand this month. Boo hoo! Must post more.
- Reach increased because of the awesome folks who’ve mentioned me. Yay!
- Pageviews/Pageviews per user/Time on site/Search decreased but jumped in the last week. Again because of the mentions.
Lesson learned: content is everything but building relationships is where you get traffic.
Below is what Google Analytics saw which was far superior than last month, October’s stats. Thanks again to the awesome mentions, I was able to keep this blog in the radar of new visitors. If you see, the bounce absolutely dropped as there was more targeted traffic rather than stumbles.
Referring sites which made this blog within reach:
Here are the individual blogs I want to thank this month:
- Jonathan Volk
- Adam Paudyal at Endeavor-Online
- Leslie the Freebie Guy
- Lye at Find My Blog Way
- Murray from Murlu.com
Top Content and views this month:
Posts with the most interactions:
- 50 Things I Didn’t Know About Starting A Mailing List (44)
- Where This Blog Has Been Oct 31 to Nov 6, 2010 (39)
- Your Feedback and Help is Needed! (35)
- 7 Tips For Starting Your Own Mailing List (32)
- Have You Raided the Nearest Blog Lately? (19)
Let’s look at the world rank, audience and searches now. This area is always interesting as it fluctuates each month. Just glancing through this section alone, it let’s you see a lot about your international presence and influence.
As you can see, I’m getting some traffic in from the East.
What I haven’t noticed before but will take note of more on is the keyword searches done to find this blog. Take a look at the high-impact searches which are competitively ranking with other sites and those keywords which I might have the opportunity to rank high in the search engines for with less competition.
Let’s hop on over to websitegrader and see how things have fair.
Alright! We’ve gone up a point in grade and the blog grade is really the one which I’m amazed at. It used to be in the 30′s a few months ago, now it’s at 61. Not bad! We’re rising.
As for link data, about 120% increase in indexed pages and 350+ more backlinks build on the www side and a slight drop on the non-www side.
Finally, the value is where the motivation for monetization will prevail. Because Alexa didn’t drop that much, I only went up a few hundreds. Imagine it dropping like hot cakes, what then?
Plans for the month of December:
- mailing list launch
- guest posting
- article writing through Ezine
- product development
- business training 101
The last bit is part of Pawel over at Self-Employed Cafe’s Startup Business Support Group! It’s open to individuals FREE who are interested in starting their own business. The invitation is open until the end of the year. Until then, you have to pay a fee to get in. This is a win for you. Come join us!
Next, your best blog post submissions to Michele Welch’s NewBizBlogger’s new ebook is open until December 13. I’m going to see what I can dig up, so exciting times are coming up ahead. Won’t you think of one to contribute too?
Until then, this is Thu Nguyen coming at you from Blogging For!
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