Blog Statistics Update July – August 2012

This is my one-month update on how EPF is doing based on our July 16 – August 15 data.

 

People who listen to us, as of August 15, 2012

RSS subscribers: 91 (+22)

Twitter followers: 75 (+16)

Facebook fans: 18 (+2)

 

Still looking for more FB fans!  I really want to get to the 30 mark so that I can see some analysis.  J

 

Rankings

Alexa: 156,559 (+22,048)

Google PR: 2 (no change)

MozRank: 4.82 (+0.97)

 

Again my Alexa ranking increased, but I don’t care as my MozRank went up, too.

 

Some Google Analytics statistics

 

 

Much bigger increase this month over last!  I’m very pleased.

 

Popular Posts

 

Most viewed posts:

  1. How to Cut Your Food Spending – Reducing Grocery Costs
  2. The Slippery Slope of Separate Money
  3. How to Move Out on a Shoestring Budget
  4. How Do You Decide What to Spend on a Wedding Gift?
  5. How Might Your Spouse’s Love Language Affect Your Finances?

 

Most Commented Posts:

  1. Giving Should Exceed Saving?
  2. If I Were My Financial Advisor, What Would I Tell Me?
  3. Why We’re Not Getting the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card Even Though It’s a Great Deal

 

Let me complain about myself (and my husband) for a moment

 

So this whole “goals” approach doesn’t seem to be working out!  I’m not holding myself accountable to them.  I do want to grow the blog but maybe I’m suffering from low self-confidence or something regarding the guest posting goals, which I know is the best strategy for growth.

 

I also have given Kyle some general suggestions for things to change around the blog – that he wants to do, too, design and monetization – but he’s dragging his feet.  He wants to do everything himself and not outsource anything, but outsourcing would make it all happen so so much faster.  With regard to the monetization, we’d probably have a higher income stream over all by paying an expert a percentage than by bumbling around trying to do it ourselves for months.  But I have to balance that want with Kyle’s desire to learn about these aspects of running a website.

 

Maybe I need to create some sort of accountability group rather than expecting these posts to do anything for me.  I think I would benefit from prioritizing my time better.  Reading blogs and commenting is fun and easy, but should be a lower priority than writing my posts.  I’ve actually come up with lots of post ideas recently, but since I have fallen into a pattern of only writing them a day or two in advance, I haven’t gotten to all the ideas that require a bit of research.  I need to use my time more effectively so I can write these higher-quality posts.

 

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8 Responses to "Blog Statistics Update July – August 2012"

  1. Savvy Scot says:

    Great effort on an extra 22 RSS subsribers!
    Savvy Scot recently posted..Savvy Scot’s Groupon Giveaway

    1. Emily says:

      Thanks! I think last month was a bit of a “low” point on the Feedburner fluctuation and maybe this month was a high.

  2. send me an email – I’d be happy to have a guest post from you or kyle.
    Jeff @ Sustainable Life Blog recently posted..Measures for making a home secure

    1. Emily says:

      Thanks, Jeff!

  3. Modest Money says:

    I wouldn’t make the off-page marketing efforts too low a priority, otherwise you wouldn’t get a lot of people to read your quality posts. Outsourcing is definitely a good idea, but you have to find the right balance of doing some stuff yourself and paying someone else for other stuff. I used to do everything myself until I finally accepted that I was just slowing down my progress too much that way.
    Modest Money recently posted..Mid August 2012 Blog Update

  4. A nice balance of Kyle doing it himself vs hiring a pro would be to hire a consultant for a problem area and have them create a report of what needs to be fixed. That way, Kyle can do it himself and learn what he’s doing (that’s my favorite part), but know exactly what needs to be done.
    That’s what I did with SEO. I hired Modest Money and got an awesome report to work from. Added bonus, most of it applies to my other site as well, so I’m really getting a 2-for-1!
    Edward Antrobus recently posted..Trying to Get a Raise is Overrated

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