I’ve been a web designer for years and checking your stats is something I am ALWAYS telling my clients to do. Why? Well here is a perfect example.
This is table of how this blog has evolved. From inception to date. My first month saw just 13 pages viewed. This month (so far) has seen 32099 – that’s an increase of 2469%
But without looking at my stats – how would I know WHERE my networking efforts are paying off?
|Month||Visitors Monthly||Number of visits they made||Pages they viewed||Work I put in|
|April||10||10||13||New site – no content – choosing design etc|
|May||83||135||3216||Wrote loads of articles (content) – did some twitter work, FB and blog networking (50 hours in total)|
|June||152||475||12622||Wrote loads more articles – some twitter work, and facebooking (70 hours)|
|July||107||381||1933||Summer hols – very little networking|
|Aug||114||399||2595||Summer hols – very little networking|
|Sept||118||397||5160||Recovering from summer hols ;-) – Just a little networking but site’s gaining a reputation so page views aren’t disastrous|
|Oct||752||1635||23497||A LOT more networking – FB mainly but some twitter too|
|Nov||432||827||4750||New novel comes to mind networking takes a BIG dive|
|Dec||433||904||5555||Still side tracked by new novel|
|Jan||1006||3196||32099||A LOT more networking (3 hours a day) and busy writing articles for blog|
It’s quite easy to see that networking WORKS but what has been interesting and invaluable to know is where my work pays off the most. When I network on Twitter how do my figures behave? And on Six Sentence Sundays? Thursday Thirteens? Networked blogs…? Google+? Facebook? Good reads? Where is my time best spent?
And if I don’t look at my stats, how can I know where I am wasting my time?
SO CHECK YOUR STATS!!!!!