Blog Statistics Update February – March 2013

relaxing with Kyle post-prelim

relaxing with Kyle post-prelim

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!



Guest Posts


This month we had three guest posts from fellow bloggers who were helping me out in advance of my prelim.  Thank you, everyone!

How to Help Someone Who Spends Too Much by Jon from Money Smart Guides

The Month I Had an $11 Electric Bill by Jen from The Happy Homeowner

Top Causes of Bad Debt by Andrea from So Over This


I also had one guest post published at iHeartBudgetsChallenging 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:





Popular Posts


Most Viewed Posts:

1) What Do You Consider a Good Salary?

2) Average Clothes Spending and Pattern

3) Earned Income: The Bane of the Graduate Student’s Roth IRA

4) How to Move Out on a Shoestring Budget

5) Tax Lies Told to Graduate Students


Most Commented Posts:

What’s an Impulse Purchase?

Contributing to Last Year’s Roth IRA

Hard and Soft Earmarks in Targeted Savings

Grocery Challenge Update for February 2013

Why We Don’t Have Life Insurance and When We’ll Buy It


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?


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5 Responses to "Blog Statistics Update February – March 2013"

  1. While overall traffic, search traffic, and even PageRank have increased, my mozRank, Domain Authority, and Page Authority have either decreased or held relatively (last month mozRank rose by .01,) steady for the past several months now. It is aggravating when you the metrics just won’t behave for you. 🙂
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    1. Emily says:

      Hm, maybe they tweaked their algorithms or something – I wouldn’t have expected mozRank to decrease with pageview increases. Don’t worry about what you can’t control, I guess!

  2. My traffic has dropped a little this month, but that is because I had to take some time away in order to redesign the site. I am just ramping back up now, so hopefully, April will be good.
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    1. Emily says:

      That makes sense – good luck coming back!

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