Most people run a blog post a monthly income report in order to help new bloggers with monetizing their blog. As I have yet to make money off the blog, I have decided to post a monthly blog analytics report. The monthly analytics will discuss everything from progress with goals, monetizing, viewership, and posts. I am hoping that these reports will share some insight on trends in increasing my viewership, engagement, and possible monetization.
Let’s start off with how A Curly Transition acquired viewers during the month of January. To measure acquisition I used Google Analytics and Jetpack to analyze my site. According to Google Analytics, I managed to acquire 27 new viewers through various means with social media bring in almost have of my viewership. Google Analytics gives vague information i this area while Jetpack provides more specific information.
Jetpack provides a detailed summary of the places were people found my site, and the numbers. As you can see below my top three places for acquisition are Facebook (134 views), Pinterest (48 views), and search engines (17). I happen to post the most on instagram which shown under search engines with only 5 views. But everything that I post to instagram links to the Facebook page so I am sure that contributes. In the upcoming month, I plan to increase my Pinterest engagement which should help with the acquisition and viewership.
Top Blog Posts
During the month of January, I posted 8 times and reposted 5 older blog post that were revitalized. Google Analytics and Jetpack showed the same three posts in the top three and in the same order. Yet the numbers for the views are slightly different. Google Analytics does a step further and adds a value to the page, but that is insignificant because I disabled Google Adsense at this time, and just recently added it back.
|Blog Post||Google Analytics||Jetpack|
|Finding Your Perfect Morning Routine||58||57|
|Self-Care – Taking Care of You (Affordably)||19||14|
|Looking Back at 2018 – A Year in Review||19||14|
Total Monthly Viewership & Demographics
Google Analytics shows almost half the number of total viewership compared to Jetpack. Google Analytics shows only 204 users with a 85.5% increase from last month, and 306 sessions which is an 84.3% increase. Jetpack shows that I received 485 views, 231 visitors, and 7 likes. All of my viewers appear to be female. 45% of my viewers are between the ages of 25-34 years old, 43% between the ages of 35-44 years old, and 13% of the viewers are between the ages of 45-54 years old.
Thankfully, my views and engagement is increasing little by little which is always better than decreasing. If you are a blogger, how do you measure your analytics? How long did it take before you could monetize and substantially increase your viewers? Leave a message in the comments.
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