I wasn’t sure if I should do one of these again, so I took to Twitter and did a poll and 70% that voted said YES at the time I’m writing this. There’s still time of it to flip to no so let’s hope it doesn’t, awkward.
So if you’ve not read one of my previous posts, you can do below. Also just to note that I like to do these just to give someone an idea of what a blogger that has similar stats to me can earn. I see a lot of income reports that are generally from bloggers that get hundreds of thousands of pageviews a month, which I love to read! But they can often make me feel a little bit insignificant. So I just want to put it all out there and share my stats. I consider myself to be an established, medium sized blogger. I blog part time and have a full time job therefore don’t actively seek paid ops, mainly because I don’t have the time to scout them out!
If you like this post, I’d really love it if you could Pin the above image! I’m trying to work on my Pinterest presence and failing badly!
March Blog Stats
February vs March
Another side note before we start, I wrote a post last month on how I use Google Analytics, so if you’re wanting to track your own stats, please see this post for how to use and understand these reports.
So sessions and users and bounce rate has gone up, which I think its due to a competition I have running, when many people will just enter the giveaway and then leave. This is probably why my pages and average session duration has also done down.
Pageviews are down 1.69%, which isn’t that bad, but considering March was 2 days longer than February, I would have liked to have had around 1000 more views.
I didn’t have any posts that did instantly well this month that saw an increase in traffic on the day, but I did have a few posts that were slow burners and did well overall, gaining a steady amount of traffic daily.
Posts that got the most views were:
- February Stats and Income Report
- Win a £30 House Of Fraser Voucher
- How I make money blogging
- How I tripled my traffic from Twitter in just a week.
- I’m thinking about stopping being a vegetarian.
The order of these could be slightly off, as I had Jetpack turned off for a day while doing some admin work to sort out a problem I was having. All other figures etc are correct as they are recorded through GA, where as I look at top posts in the Jetpack Site Stats Plugin.
Where did my traffic come from?
So this is pretty similar to the last two months, though I’ve had slightly less referrals from Twitter which is probably because I’ve had a busy month and been Tweeting less, and had more search traffic which is always welcome! Thanks, Google!
I really need to get back on this Twitter game as I saw a drop last month, too. But yanno, life happens.
Woooo. Moz updated DA earlier than expected and I’ve increased form 35 to 42. I actually cannot believe it!
I don’t feel like I deserve to be a 42. I mean, I work hard on my blog and feel like I deserve it out of the effort I put in and I do write some good posts and post consistently, but I don’t feel like I get the traffic to warrant such a high number. I know of bloggers who post stat reports that get over 150k page views a month and I have a higher DA than them? It just makes me think that maybe traffic isn’t that high of a factor when DA is calculated.
My fitness blog has also gone up to 27 and my tech blog has gone up to 19 which is good because I don’t focus on them a whole lot. I don’t even track the stats but I know traffic is considerably lower than this site.
Social Media Stats.
Ahhh, I Tweeted more, but get less followers, haha. Never mind. I’m leaving March with 6,741 followers on Twitter. Hopefully I should reach 7k this month!
I gained 173 Bloglovin followers this month to end on 3053! I can’t believe I’m at 3000 followers on there. It seems like I’m finally getting somewhere with it as it took me ages to go from 1k to 2k! I gained a similar number in February too.
After actually losing followers in February, I have tried to be a bit more active over there. Though because I’m not seeing much traffic I’ve not been spending loads of time on it. Mainly just going on the app a few times a day and repinning some stuff.
I ended March with 2560 followers, which is an increase of 445.
I’m still really not sure what I’m doing over there. I’ve read all the tips, I’m doing what the advice tells me but I’m just not seeing much traffic back to my sites with it! I’m starting to think it is one of those sites where you just have to get lucky and have a Pin go viral. Does anyone have any advice or experience to share with me ?
I hit another milestone with Instagram this month and got over 3k followers, brining my total followers to 3089.
This mostly happened during my week of work, where I was posting loads of fitness related pictures and being active on the fitness hashtags, that resulted in me getting some likes and follows. I gained 457 followers in March, which is almost double the amount if gained in February.
I also changed my username from Krinklet to Skinnedcartree on Instagram to make things more consistent. And I put my blog name in my bio. This is a bit risky as people I know in real life follow me on there but I’m getting to the point where I don’t really care.
Okay, it was a pretty average month on the money front for me. Though I did earn about £60 less than last month.
Sponsored posts: £205
Premium PicMonkey: £3.46
Over all, I’m okay with everything. I would like to get my views up a little bit higher but I’m not sure I have the time to work on that. I saw an increase in my daily pageviews when I had a week off work. But I don’t always have time to work on the promotional side as much as I wish I could – which is mainly interacting more on Twitter. I have had a reallllllyyyyyy busy month, starting a new job, a lot of socialising and seeing friends and I just have to face the fact that I can’t do everything I want to do and prioritise what’s important to me and what makes me happy.
I really want to get back on track with my fitness routine, too, so I’m putting a bit of extra time and focus on getting myself to the gym. Time that I’d usually spend online.
Until next month.