The expected stats for a newbie’s blog seems to be a mystery. I’ve done some research on stats for a new blog, but so far only found one newbie blog, where the author listed their stats.
I’m curious, are my new blog stats inline with other new blogs? Am I on the right path, or do I need to change my strategy? I started blogging on March 29, 2007.
With that being said, here’s what I’m showing for totals for my first 90 days via Awstats and Webalizer. My Webalizer numbers are higher, however, Awstats has a separate column for ” not viewed traffic includes traffic generated by robots, worms, or replies with special HTTP status codes.”
So, here’s mine: Note, I have not disabled my own IP address, as the process is still “Greek” to me.
Unique Visitors = 646
No. of Visits = 2871
Pages = 15587
Hits = 25504
Sites = 1390
Visits = 5577
Pages = 12559
Files = 24206
Hits = 34092
Then, there’s the Google earnings. I’m can’t quit my day job yet.
Google Adsense = Less than $6.00
Both Awstats and Webalizer are free statistical reporting tools. You can get more information by going to either Awstats or Webalizer. Webalizer has a great FAQ section that answers a lot of questions about visitors, pages and hits.
With regard to Google Analytics, I don’t have three months of stats for that yet, so won’t include those numbers.
If you’ve found ways to generate traffic to your site and would like to share it with others, please include that in your comment.
What I’ve done is: created meta tags, use keyword density, post often, Digg my articles, joined a carnival, created outgoing and deep links, and when time permits, I visit other blogs and may leave a comment. (You can read more on these subjects in my “Articles” section.)
Alright, I’ve showed you mine. Leave me a comment, and show me yours. I’m trying to create a central location where newbie bloggers can come, to see what other newbies are doing, and learn from each other. (This can be another way for me to generate more traffic to my site, however, if you have an idea of how to get others to come to your site too, please include that in your comment-I’ll definitely come and visit you)
See you in blogosphere!