photo by Keng Susumpow
I’ve noticed that a number of website owners will publish statistics about their site. I’ve always found these type of posts to be very interesting, and helpful as well.
I also want to thank those who have been very supportive of me. Therefore, I will list the top 5 commenters, and the top 10 referring websites along with my stats.
I have a plugin that keeps track of the top commenters for each month and posts the top 5 in the sidebar with a link back to their site (the link is “Do Follow“) . However, after the month is over, it resets the count.
Here are the Top 5 Commenters for the Month of December:
- Everyday Tips (7)
- Lisa @ Cents To Save (6)
- Tim @ Faith and Finance (6)
- Buck @ Buck Inspire (5)
- Invest It Wisely (5)
Of course, I would like to thank everyone who took the time to leave a comment! Reading and responding to comments helps to make this a lot of fun for me.
Here are the traffic stats for December:
Remember that surge in search engine traffic from my Black Friday/Cyber Monday page? Well, that huge drop that I expected in December happened as you can see above. ! These numbers are so horrible compared to last month, that I was tempted to not include them and just start off with my new goals! But I decided to post them as motivation.
I have a lot of work to do in the coming year!
Here are the Top 10 Referring Websites for the Month of December:
(note: I only include other blogs or forums, not sites like Reddit, Tip’d, or Stumble Upon):
- Not Made of Money
- Everyday Tips and Thoughts
- Provident Plan
- Early Retirement Extreme
- Cents to Save
- Consumerism Commentary
- Buck Inspire
- Political Calculations
- Tight Fisted Miser
Be sure to visit each one of these sites for great personal finance information and stories!
Thanks for all of the support and links over the past month. I’d hate to see what my traffic stats would look like without all these (and other) sites linking to me!
Something else that doesn’t show up in the statistics is all of the support that I get on the various social networks. There are people who will Tweet, Digg, Stumble Upon, FB Like, Tip, Buzz, and Vote up on Reddit, just about every one of my articles! This year, I plan to implement something to show my appreciation to you as well!
Here are my most popular articles (in terms of pageviews) from December:
Reasons why mozRank should be used in favor of PageRank.
A video about Jay Shafer and Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. Yes, he really built an 89 square foot house to live in!
A last minute guide about the 2010 Tax Return, and 5 Ways You Can Still Increase It. Just because it’s now 2011 doesn’t mean you can’t increase last year’s return!
How a small town in New Jersey was able to collect over $1 million in 3 months using Red Light Cameras!
A guide about Flexible Spending Account Deadlines, and how not to lose your money!
Well, there you have it. Those are my blog statistics and supporters for the month of December. I would be grateful for your suggestions on how to grow both!
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