I’m back for month two of my blog traffic report! I detailed last month’s report stats and goals here. My main focus was to start optimizing my posts and start cleaning up my Pinterest boards.
Blog traffic report numbers
In April, I had 6,563 pageviews (up +656 views, +11% vs. last month)
I’m honestly shocked I beat March’s numbers because my April blog traffic report is all organic traffic! I’m super proud of myself for beating last month’s numbers. The majority of my traffic (nearly half!) came from my Valspar post again, which really shows me the importance of SEO. I discovered this post has landed on Google’s top 10 list from SEM Rush.
Top April Posts
- Best Valspar White Paint Colors
- Kitchen Remodel Costs with Greige Cabinets
- Why I’m Not Having a Baby Shower
- Easy Rainbow Display
- March Blog Traffic Report
How I tracked to my goals
We became really busy really fast with The Marketing Greenhouse, which is GREAT! However, that takes away from the time I dedicate myself to learning. So, I didn’t do the SEM Rush or Pinterest training as planned. I’m tackling those goals this month instead.
Why I fell short of my [written] goals but beat my [traffic] goals
While I fell short of my written goals, I kept an eye on the numbers and I spent time sharing posts to my social media outlets like Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram. I also optimized the posts that were doing well and it paid off!
- Organize my Pinterest boards (for real) – Crowdwork News shared how to get 100,000 pageviews in 9 months here
- Take Jenna Kutcher’s Pinterest training
- Reorganize 5 blog posts
- Publish 3 new posts
- Tap into SEM Rush to further optimize posts and create new ideas with the right keywords
I’ll be honest… each month I get nervous about beating last month’s numbers and sharing it in the blog traffic report. Why are we so hard on ourselves?? It’s all about learning and growing, right? I have new content planned this month that I’m excited to share with you all!
Affectionately known to her friends as Millennial Martha for her love of DIY and decorating, Jen can’t help but pour her heart + soul into everything she touches. She’s loved to entertain since acquiring a table and chairs, and giving gifts is one of her favorite hobbies. Jen is the creator of Girl Meets Party. Her dream is to share her passions with the world in hopes to inspire others by making the seemingly unattainable attainable.