2 weeks almost 3 weeks into the New Year and what with year-end paperwork and new year goals... I almost forgot to report in with the final stats for 2007!
The year ended with the best month to date, totalling more than 14,000 unique visitors. Below is the entire 2007 year at a glance:
Interesting to note in the December stats is that BlogRush has all but fallen off the charts and StumbleUpon is still claiming the top spot as #1 Referrer - yes, sending in more traffic than Google itself!
As for BlogRush, which is a blog marketing widget by John Reese, well - its simply time for it to go. I removed the widget after running it here on Clicknewz for 4 full months. The amount of traffic I received from the widget in that time (very little) is not relative to the amount of screen space the widget takes up on the blog...
I just checked the current stats (Jan 2008) and so far this month BlogRush has sent a total of 15 visitors, which equals less than one visitor a day. I dont feel bad though. Back in November, Darren Rowse reported in at ProBlogger with these statistics:
Performance is still very very low for me when it comes to CTR. Over the 6 weeks since I started with BlogRush I’ve earned over 8 million credits. I have 6.5 million credits still owed to me so links must have been served up on blogs around 1.5 million times. From that I’ve had around 890 people visit my site. I know that BlogRush has had people trying to scam the system, that some of my blog titles probably could be better and that they’re still improving the system - but 900 clicks from 1.5 million impressions is fairly insignificant I’m afraid.
Bye Bye BlogRush
The number of RSS Subscribers and Email Subscribers are still growing steadily, and so that precious screen space will be filled with something more useful to my readers and to the growth of my blog.
December 2007 Stats for the ClickNewz Blog:
Unique Visitors: 14,156
Total Number of Visits: 29,866
Inbound Links (main page): 34,200
Inbound Links (total): 37,900
As I mentioned earlier, Google has always been my top referrer, meaning the one site that sent more unique visitors to my blog than any other. Up until November, that is - when StumbleUpon moved up in the stats and took over.
In December, StumbleUpon sent 7,439 visitors, while Google only sent 5,004. Both of those numbers are up by approximately 35% from the prior month.
Top 5 Referring Websites:
The 5 most popular topics during the month of December were:
- You Are Exactly Where You Want To Be
- BANS Review Part 3: Build A Niche Store
- Passion vs Profit
- How I Make Money Online
- 5-Step Formula for Building Self-Confidence
Top 10 Keyword Phrases:
These are the top keyword phrases used to find ClickNewz in the major search engines that resulted in actual click-through’s (ie visitors).
- internet marketing blog
- bans review
- lynn terry
- bans reviews
- how to compress mp3
- online marketing blog
- internet marketing blogs
- 4 hour work week review
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