I sure am glad this month is over! I passed my prelim on March 4 and was fairly busy and stressed leading up to that date. Now I feel so much closer to graduation!
Unfortunately my relative absence from the blogosphere resulted in lower traffic and comments on EPF this month, but after our great Jan/Feb it’s not been too bad. Here’s to a better next month!
This month we had three guest posts from fellow bloggers who were helping me out in advance of my prelim. Thank you, everyone!
I also had one guest post published at iHeartBudgets – Challenging Budget Exercise for a High School Class.
Rankings and Analytics
This is our analytics data from February 16 to March 15, 2013.
People who listen to us, as of March 15, 2013:
RSS subscribers: 142 (no change)
Twitter followers: 302 (+31)
Facebook fans: 31 (+1)
Alexa: 174,893 134,368 (-11,461)
Google PR: 3 (no change)
MozRank: 4.93 (-0.07)
This is the first month that our MozRank has decreased and I’m kind of bummed! Our traffic was down overall, though, so I guess I can’t be surprised.
Some Google Analytics statistics:
Most Viewed Posts:
Most Commented Posts:
Search Terms from Real People
someone with a very specific predicament:
“my spouse is self-employed and i’m retiring in 11 yrs. should i refinance from a 15 yr mortgage to a 30 yr for the tax deductions?”
a possible plagiarizer:
“essay compare the life you have now with the life you want to have in five years”
the worst speller ever:
“how mucve to itemizeh do i ha”
the one who found the wrong blog if he wanted an answer:
“why would a restaurant not do to go orders”
I can also see that we’ve gotten a lot more people searching for tax-related issues, specifically on the Roth IRA / 1099-MISC issue – I’m always glad to see that grad student are finding the blog.
Have you had any stats decrease on your blog? Are your pageviews and search terms changing with tax season?