To catch up on my previous months stats, see these posts:
- January 2016 Stats and Income
- February 2016 Stats and Income
- March 2016 Stats and Income
- April 2016 Stats and Income
May vs April
In my April stat report, I predicted my pageviews would be down in May compared to April, this was due to one of my blog posts doing really well on StumbleUpon, so I’m not surprised to see my views down this month. I’m also not surprised that my bounce rate is slightly lower this month, as I know a lot of Stumble users don’t stay around on a page for long, they just click onto the next site.
It’s also been a bank holiday weekend in the UK and my views really suffered that weekend due to people having a life rather than reading blogs.
I had 13.5k views in March, so it’s good to see I’m still up on that.
Unless something amazing happens in the next few weeks, I don’t predict much growth over the next month. I’d expect to stay the same or maybe even be lower as generally blogs aren’t read as much over the warmer months.
Top 5 posts in May:
- Google Analytics // Link Tracking
- I’m the idiot that bought a fake Naked palette
- So what IS the best camera for blogging?
- April Stats and Blog Income
- Glossybox May 2016 // Can it redeem itself?
Two posts that also made the top 5 in April are still up there this month.
My Naked palette post and my post about the best blogging camera keep doing really well in search. The Google Analytics post got picked up by StumbleUpon, though it didn’t generate as many views as my post that got picked up in April.
Where did my traffic come from?
My traffic sources are not a million miles away from where they were last month – though the most noticeable jump is within search. I had 3.3k sessions from Google, in April this was 2.1k.
You can also see Pinterest has finally made it’s way into the list after months of trying to get some traction with it!
My DA dropped from 42 to 41 this month. I’m still happy with this figure as I did expect it to drop back into the 30’s. Nobody is safe with DA and it seems so unpredictable. The next update is 21st June. Beware.
Social Media Stats
I gained 667 Twitter followers this month and I have over 7800 now. I’m pretty confident that I’ll be getting to 8k by the end of June, which is exciting.
I’m still not using Twitter to it’s full potential as I’m just struggling to find time to interact as much as I would like to. I’ve stopped telling myself I’ll try harder because I know it’s probably not going to happen. I’m already doing pretty long days as it is, working full time, going to the gym and then everything else bloggy when I get home.
I finished May with 4892 Instagram followers. I had 3828 at the start of May, which means I’ve gained over 1000 followers.
That’s pretty amazing! I’ve been so active on Instagram lately, posting many fitness related photos and interacting with others. It’s fab.
I started May with 3282 followers and ended with 3547, so I’ve gained 265 followers on there. Not as much as my April Increase but I’ve not been focusing on it as much so I’ll take it.
3368 is how I left Bloglovin, that’s an increase of 153. I’m okay with that. It has been higher in the past but I’ve not been trying hard so it’s cool, Bloglovin, we can still be friends.
Income was a low month for me this month. This has never bothered me before, but now I’m moving out on my own in a few months I’m starting to care about money a bit more because it looks like I’ll be paying quite a bit more in rent, plus not having bills/council tax etc.
Sponsored posts: £255
Total – £270
Premium PicMonkey: £3.46
So there you have it. Another month down. Some good numbers, some standard numbers.
Let’s see what I can do in June.