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Blog Stats Year In Review – 2010

January 2, 2011 · 29 comments

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I have to say, I love my blog.  It isn’t that I love my writing or anything like that, put I enjoy putting my thoughts down on ‘paper’.  I love responding to comments and reading the blogs of others.  My new hobby is the best!

So, I wanted to share some of my stats from my first year of blogging.  Keep in mind, my numbers are not nearly as impressive as many new blogs are, but I am so glad I get more than 2 views a day.  I wrote my first post on March 4th, and the following are my stats from that date until the end of the 2010.  (I cannot give page views or bounce rate stats as my google analytics code was messed up for many months, and double recorded page views.)

Visits:  31,050

Visitors:  20,098

Search Engine traffic:  36%  (Google, I hate how you won’t give me page rank, but I love how you give me traffic.)

Average time on site:  2 minutes, 39 seconds (please, stay longer in 2011!)

Most popular post:  Tax Avoidance, Double Irish and Dutch Sandwiches, with 2951 visits. Thank you Dilbert!

Top 5 referrers, besides Feedburner, Reddit, etc:
Budgeting In The Fun Stuff
Grumpy Rumblings of the Untenured
Money Reasons
Len Penzo dot Com
Free Money Finance
(Thank you so much guys. You have done more than just refer traffic, I appreciate all the support you have given the last year also.)

I look so forward to 2011 as I learn more about writing.  Again, I wish everyone a wonderful New Year, and I want to give a big thank you to every reader that stopped by, and also to everyone who took the time to comment.

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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Moneycone January 2, 2011 at 10:35 am

Very nice Kris! Google love is the best kind of love for a blogger! 36% from search engine traffic is very good! Don’t worry about PageRank, that’s gone the way of the dodo!


Nicole January 2, 2011 at 10:54 am

*Flexes muscles* Go us!


Suba @ Wealth Informatics January 2, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Great work Kris! With that traffic, I think your page rank IS much higher than what google shows, it is just not showing your true rank. Happy 2011!


The Biz of Life January 2, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Keep up the good work.


Little House January 2, 2011 at 2:28 pm

You’ve done a great job with your blog this year. I always enjoy reading your posts and look forward to 2011!


Deidre @ TransFormX January 2, 2011 at 3:20 pm


I’ve been reading ETT for a couple of months now and I really enjoy your blog. You are witty, thoughtful and insightful with your writing. In short, you have plain ole’ good stuff! In fact, I enjoy it so much I added you to my BlogRoll so others can enjoy ETT too! If you prefer a different blog description just email me 🙂

Happy 2011!


Jaymus (RealizedReturns) January 2, 2011 at 4:27 pm

looks like good results. don’t sweat the pagerank, it’s been unreliable for so long that it has lost all meaning. Whatever the big G is using for ranking is now a secret (as it should be) – your getting good traffic from them, so just keep doing whatever it is your doing and it will continue to grow!


Khaleef @ KNS Financial January 2, 2011 at 7:24 pm

You have done a great job with your site – one of my favorite blogs to read! I’m sure that you’ll destroy these numbers next year!


Aloysa January 2, 2011 at 7:51 pm

Wow! Amazing! What else can I say? Amazing!


Car Negotiation Coach January 2, 2011 at 8:13 pm

Hey Kris, Those are some great stats for only 9 months. Good work! I started my blog around the same time and share your frustration with the lack of page rank….but in the end it doesn’t matter so much, it’s the readers that count.


Kay Lynn Akers January 2, 2011 at 9:36 pm

Like everyone said, these are great stats. Have a great 2011!


twentysomethingmoney January 3, 2011 at 12:16 am

Thanks for sharing these statistics… I’m a new blogger, and always interesting in learning how to ‘gauge’ success.


Doc@Chiropractor Spokane January 3, 2011 at 1:41 am

Great statistics, I hope your blog grows even more in 2011. That pesky page rank thing can be a bit odd, but I wouldn’t fuss over it. Don’t forget to change your copyright in the footer to 2011!


Squirrelers January 3, 2011 at 3:37 am

Great job on the blog this past year, Kris, and thanks for sharing the stats. You’re on my must read list, as you probably realize. Here’s to a great 2011 for you!


Kris January 3, 2011 at 8:37 am

My gosh everyone, thank you so much for all your kind words. I am so glad I have started this blog and ‘met’ so many great people. I cannot thank all of you enough for all the support.

Happy 2011!!!


First Gen American January 3, 2011 at 10:04 am

Woo hoo. It’s a great accomplishment. I also think you have a great blog name which helps with attracting advertisers, etc. It’s not too broad, but not too narrow. It’s just right. I can’t wait to see what next year looks like for you.


Invest It Wisely January 3, 2011 at 10:06 pm

Glad to see you around, and let’s look for more growth in 2011!


Crystal @ BFS January 4, 2011 at 2:27 pm

I am so happy I was a top referer!!! I drool over your search engine traffic…mine is still around 10%…


Evan January 7, 2011 at 12:51 am

Wow I can’t believe you just started in March! Those are some fantastic stats…


Finanzas Personales February 3, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Congrats!!! Very good figures, specially given it’s your first year around.
Tell me… have you established goals for 2011? I’ve seen your post with personal goals, but have you done the exercise for the blog??? Good luck! I’ll be following your work!


Kris February 3, 2011 at 3:59 pm

I have not come up with blog goals because there are a lot of variables I feel I don’t have a whole lot of control over. I am still learning so much. Perhaps I would do better if I had goals, and it is definitely something I should think about.


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