Tuesday, February 5, 2008

January 2008 Blog Statistics

Being new to the blogging world, I am very intrigued by the history of other blogs I visit. I usually dig into the archives and read their first few posts. I also hunt down any posts about how their blog has grown.

I have no idea where my little blog is headed. I began it on January 4th because I was feeling inspired by my financial goals for the year and thought it would be nice to write them down. I had never been a regular reader of a blog before. I had heard of blogs and read a few posts here and there but really didn't know much about the world of blogging. And what a world it is! I have learned SO much in the past month and continue to be amazed by the quality and quantity of blogs out there.

In case my blog continues to grow, and I continue to feel like writing, I think it will be nice to have a record of where it has come from. And if not, it might still be of interest to the curious readers like me out there!

So here is the first in a series (hopefully) of posts about my blog statistics.

January 2008 Blog Statistics

Age of the blog: 28 days
Number of posts: 19

The data below is from January 7th- January 31st unless otherwise noted:

Number of visitors: 954 (thank you ALL for visiting!)
Pageviews: 1741
Average pages/visit: 1.82
Bounce rate: 68.45% (yikes!)
New visitors: 72.85% (nice, over 25% of visitors came back!)
Subscribers (that I know how to track): 14

Most visited page (other than home): 324 page views How Would I Live on a Minimum Wage Income

Highest single-day traffic: 111 visits on January 23rd mostly to What Can I Buy on a $200 per Month Grocery Budget?

Top Traffic Sources (thank you!!)
Frugal for Life
Moneycentral on MSN
Early Retirement Extreme

Organic search: 35 (I'm surprised I showed up at all!)

Blog expenses: $0
Blog income: $0.33 (yes, that's 33 cents) from Inbox Dollars referrals. This was a nice surprise because I didn't come into this with any thought of making money... but now, who knows? Every penny counts, right?

  • Got mentioned on Moneycentral! (Thanks to Jacob at Early Retirement Extreme for bringing it to my attention)
  • Almost got a thousand visits this month... maybe if I'd had a full 31 days I may have hit that milestone.
I have never considered myself a writer- quite the opposite in fact. I am very surprised that I have any visitors at all. I like these statistics! Hopefully these numbers will keep me motivated about posting.

Many thanks to all of my readers!


Kim said...

Good job, it took over a year before I got those stats :)

moneychallenge said...

Thanks Kim! It seems like the personal finance niche is going through some kind of explosion. many of the blogs out there are just a couple of months old... and some of them have really amazing stats. It's inspiring!

B&I said...

nice going. i have been on and off with respect to blogging. but your stats are impressive.

wealthy_1 said...

Congratulations on your progress and continued success!

S.B. said...

Wow, I am impressed by your progress. I am a new blogger myself. I really enjoyed looking at your blog, and I'll be back.


moneychallenge said...

Thank you b&i, wealthy_1 and s.b. I really appreciate the support!