Alongside my Monetize Your Blog posts, I am also providing you with my top 20 traffic sources each month. I use Google Analytics to track my blog traffic. Use this information however you wish, but hopefully it will give you an idea of how people find my blog, and potentially, your blog too! And if you’re a blog who reaches the top 30, you get a free link as a thank you!
May 2011 Report (displayed as source and # of visits)
1. google 7,270 - this is just plain ole google search
2. (direct) 2,255 - people who type my URL in their browser
3. google.com 1,203 - another google search? possibly google image search
4. feedburner (feed) 867 - rss subscriber visits
5. feedburner (email) 780 - email subscriber visits
6. online-sweepstakes.com 706 - a giveaway posting site
7. stumbleupon.com 630 - so glad I started using this
8. yahoo 451 - another search engine
9. swagbucks.com 318 - yet another search engine
10. bing 316 - and another search engine
11. facebook.com 251 - links from my FB page and from fan posts
12. search 202 - another search engine of some kind
13. sampleaday.com 135 - we link to each other! plus they’re crazy funny
14. sweepsadvantage.com 126 - a giveaway posting site
15. aol 106 - and another search engine
16. twitter 103 - Facebook > Twitter again
17. ask 96 - another search engine
18. twitter.com 89 - another Twitter? looks like Facebook wins this round
19. freestuff.tipjunkie.com 81 - a giveaway posting site First time in the Top 20!
20. azfreestuff.com 76 - we link to each other! First time in the Top 20!
I’d like to give a bonus shout-out to the following blogs. They didn’t make the Top 20, but they still sent a nice number of visits. Thank you!
#22 momcaboodle.com with 58 visits First time on the list!
#24 freebies20.com with 54 visits
#25 elliesewsweet.blogspot.com with 41 visits First time on the list!
#26 ericsfreesite.com with 40 visits First time on the list!
#28 icravefreebies.com with 36 visits
Not a lot of changes this month, but it’s great to see new blogs on the list! Please visit their blogs to show your support.
Until next month…