Since I lack the ability to write up a more elegant way of bridging in to it, I’m just going to come right out and say it — why the hell would anyone want to publicly post their social media follower numbers, blog numbers, and online income for everyone to see?
Transparency. By publishing my blog numbers and progress with blogging online, I am able to provide an honest look at blogging to those who are interested.
It’s fun af. I’ve always enjoyed reading other blog and income reports from around the web, so it was only right that I contribute to the community too.
Inspiration. To put it bluntly, a lot of the bloggers reporting their income online are making unfathomable amounts of money. On the other hand, I am a blogger who is fresh to the scene. I am only just beginning to generate online income now, so my reports offer a different perspective. Further, it’s always great to see how other bloggers are utilizing their platform because every bloggers road to success is seemingly different.
Networking. I was a little hesitant to say this, but, the statistic and income reports bring in a good amount of my traffic and comments each month. In fact, the statistic reports have been some of my most heavily commented on posts ever published on this blog. I guess blog numbers are something that all bloggers can relate to.
That said, have a glance over the numbers below, buds, then check out the concluding thoughts at the end of the post.Blog Numbers | Income Report | Social Media | February 2017 Click To Tweet
📱 Social Media
As of March 11, 2017 – comparison to the the blog numbers in January.
@reversethecrush — 1694 followers (Up 45 | 2.7% increase)
@gbellddsc — 1450 followers (Up 12 | .83% increase)
Combined — 3144 followers (Up 57 | 1.85% increase)
@eludethe9to5 — 363 followers (Up 33 | 10% increase)
@reversethecrush_ — 159 followers (Down 14)
Reverse the Crush — 12 followers (Up 2 | 20% increase)
📊 Blog Traffic
All time page views — 36,997 (December 1, 2015 to February 28, 2017)
Page views in February — 1328 (Up 583 page views when compared to January 2017 | 78.3% increase)
Users — 666 (Up 420 | 171% increase over January)
New Sessions — 77.70% (19.11% increase)
Alexa rank — 4,541,746 (Down 2,328,141)
Comments in February — 21 comments
All time comments (including my responses) — 809
Blog posts in February — 4 (Up 1 over January 2017)
All time blog posts — 178 published posts
📈 Acquisition Overview
Total sessions — 825 (Up 441 over January 2017 | 114.84%)
Organic Search — 495 sessions (Up 361 | 269%)
Social — 141 sessions (Up 24 | 20.5%)
Direct — 139 sessions (Up 62 | 80.52%)
Referral — 50 sessions (Down 6)
Organic search has led reverse the crush in traffic for two month in a row.
💰 Blog Related Income
Google Adsense earnings (February 2017) — $3.04 (Up $0.93 | 44%)
Finalized Google Adsense earnings to date — $14.29
Freelance Income — $258.04
Total Income in February — $261.08
Total Income from blogging in 2017 — $407.04
📩 Email Subscriptions
Total subscribers — 32 (Up 2 over January 2017)
A review of this blogs numbers leads me to conclude that growth going forward will have to be accomplished at a slower pace compared to when I was blogging during my year off.
The amount of page views per month on average were significantly higher back then since I had more time to spend on blogging compared to now. However, now that I have settled back into the 9 to 5 lifestyle, page views are back on the rise.
More importantly, users and organic search traffic continue to grow. Users hit an all time monthly high of 666 in February, which shows that this small but engaged community continues to grow.
In regards to organic search traffic, it has now been the leading driver of traffic to reverse the crush for 2 months in a row.
Considering that Google Adsense income, Freelance income, Users, and organic search engine traffic each hit all time highs in February, I am pleased with the direction and future potential of this blog.
Questions: How was your February for blog traffic and income? What’s more important — a social media community or an email subscriber list? Should I be concerned about my Alexa ranking?