GuestCrew Traffic Stats and Update – September 2015

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

It’s been a while since we did our previous “stat and traffic status” roundup, so thought to do another post on it.

Towards the end of the last year when we did a traffic status update for Guest Crew, we were averaging about 30,000+ uniques a month with 76% of the traffic coming from Google Organic Search. More than 60%+ of it came from United States and 68% of it was coming from cell phones.

This year, making GuestCrew mobile responsive was our primary target which we implemented towards the starting of the year. That update took some time to implement and our site was down or had errors during that period which did resulted in a drop of traffic. Once we got the responsiveness working, our traffic was back to normal and kept going up. At this moment we are averaging 40,000+ uniques a month.

2015 GuestCrew Traffic Report

2015 GuestCrew Traffic Report

Last year, cell phone traffic accounted for over 68%+ of our total traffic. This year – that further increased to 72% – thanks to a mobile responsive website. Tablets stayed the same at about 4%+ while the desktop’s share further reduced to over 23%+

Mobile Traffic

Mobile Traffic

We are still tweaking the cell phone interface and fixing bugs – hopefully by the end of this month, we will be able to make it work further better on the cell phones.

As far as the location of the traffic is concerned, not much has changed in that aspect. Only the numbers have further increased. United States is our biggest traffic hub and has accounted for a whooping 61%+ out of the total traffic. Here’s the break down.

GuestCrew Traffic Geo Location

GuestCrew Traffic Geo Location

I love this map even though my own country – India – only features 3% of the total traffic. Here’s the further break down:

Country Breakdown

Country Breakdown

Another thing that I notice about the stat is that we have covered 200 countries this year – while last year we had only catered to 166 countries. Good to know that we are covering 200+ countries now.

200 countries

200 countries

In 2015, our organic search increased further and is now 80%+ of the entire site traffic. We haven’t hit anything major on Reddit or any other social site this year, which can be a reason why the organic traffic is taking over the social traffic’s share. But that is all right, because towards the end of the year we will do more campaigns and hit social media again.

Organic Traffic

Organic Traffic

Am a big fan of organic traffic, I don’t really do SEO actively – rather I build authority links with quality content. Generally speaking, visibility is alone enough to get such links. If my content is visible on the social media it will attract backlinks and such backlinks are both strong and natural.

This is the reason why – “Content Amplification” is so much in demand. We changed our pro advertiser package to include the content amplification features. As a result, our packages are a complete blogging solution now. Even the $19 Starter Package is enough to make a blog active on the social media and build quality and targeted backlinks. Generally people like to test waters with a small budget and that is the main reason why we kept the starter prices as low as possible.

Advertiser Pro

Advertiser Pro

This is how it works: We promote your content and make it visible on the social media. The GuestCrew network has over 11,000+ bloggers and journalists registered. Bloggers and Journalists keep looking for quality content to link, mention and quote. If your content is worth it, you will get the mentions and the links.

People are already getting a lot of results from it and am thinking on doing some case studies soon.

To promote your content further, we started a blogging community – AmplifyBlog. It has been only 2 months since we launched it and has already gained so much attention on the Internet. The roundup post on AmplifyBlog, where we asked 10 experts about their – “Best Content Amplification Methods“, did really well and it still gets so many shares everyday.

The Guest Crew Team – Staff Announcements:

One of our top priorities this year has been to open up the system and get things out of beta. We wanted more people to access and use our platform. For this, we have hired 3 staffs this year. Let us welcome them.

1) Theodore Nwangene – The Guest Crew community manager. Am sure you have seen Theodore in the blog section of Guest Crew, he is pretty active there. Catch him on Twitter and his blog.

2) Ashish Paul – Ashish is our Social Media manager and mainly focuses on Twitter. If you share an article on AmplifyBlog – he will be the first to tweet it out, followed by me by my personal twitter account and the AmplifyBlog Twitter handle.

3) Dan Ewah – Dan is the Community Manager of AmplifyBlog. Catch him on twitter and on his blog.

Thank you for taking out the time to check out our traffic roundup, hope you like it. Will do another one by the end of this year,

thanks and regards,

Uttoran Sen


57 responses to “GuestCrew Traffic Stats and Update – September 2015”

  1. Hello Uttoran,
    Guest Crew is a very awesome community and I’m really delighted to be among the team.

    I’m sure that with all our efforts put together, we will take be business to the next level.

    Welcome Dan and Ashish, great to have you guys on board too.

    Theodore Nwangene
    Guest Crew community manager

  2. Moin says:

    Congrats Guestcrew team, excellent work.
    Because you’ve a team, I’d recommend you to run a forum to help new bloggers. Who knows it may turn into a huge success.

  3. Daniel says:

    Nice stats, glad to see these statistics. I guess that a lot of work is behind this huge traffic!

  4. Hi Uttoran,

    I sincerely wonder how I managed to miss Guest Crew for this long! I only got to land here from a comment Theodore left of my principal blog, Notopoverty. However, now that I’m here, I so love your work 🙂

    Sharing your stats is also a sign of openness and sincerity. This action alone will endear you to more clients than you can imagine. In the near future, I may be back as a client myself.

    Keep on the good work – and remember to make the day great.

    Always,
    Akaahan Terungwa

    • Uttoran Sen says:

      Hi Akaahan,
      welcome to GuestCrew and thanks for your comment,

      Good to know you found GuestCrew via. Theodore’s comment. Theodore is working really hard on GuestCrew and his comments are brilliant. Now we have Dan as well to boost up the AmplifyBlog.com which is part of GuestCrew’s content amplification services.

      Glad you like the sharing of stats. I like to keep things open and share as much statistical details as possible,

      thanks,
      Uttoran Sen,

    • Thanks for the kind words Akaahan,
      We’re very happy to have you here and I’m sure you’ll enjoy the community :).

      Looking forward to hearing more from you.

      Theodore Nwangene
      Guest Crew community manager

  5. Dan Ewah says:

    Hi Uttoran,

    A big thanks for this detailed traffic roundup post.

    I particularly love roundup posts because it helps others to see that it can be done and also motivates newbie bloggers.

    I want to suggest that the strategies that were employed to drive the traffic should be added to the next roundup post so that bloggers can have a blueprint to drive traffic to their blog.

    I believe this will make the traffic roundup post more valuable.

    Such a detailed post, thanks

    Cheers

    Dan

    • Uttoran Sen says:

      Hi Dan,
      welcome to Guest Crew and thanks for your comment,
      Glad you liked the roundup,

      Yes – that is a very good idea. We can surely do that. There’s plenty of ideas that we employ to generate our traffic – however like posted above 80%+ of the traffic comes from Google organic search where we don’t really optimize keywords etc. rather just build natural content and promote it over the social media from where it gets discovered and linked via. sources naturally.

      We will talk a lot more about this in the upcoming posts,

      thanks,
      Uttoran Sen,

  6. Eren Mckay says:

    It’s a great thing that you are so transparent with your stats. I know many bloggers who do the smoke and mirrors thing and fool advertizers into spending money on banner ads when they’re getting very little visibility. Keeping the transparency high is ethical and the right thing to do. Kudos!
    All the best,
    Eren Mckay

    • Uttoran Sen says:

      Hey Eren,

      Welcome to GuestCrew and thanks for your comment,

      Yeah, I like to keep things transparent. Guest Crew is mostly social and social media is transparent anyway – as everything is trackable … but when it comes to website traffic, there aren’t too many ways to determine the exact traffic. So, I like to share the Google Analytics screenshots and stats.

      thanks,
      Uttoran Sen,

  7. Hi Uttoran,
    Great stats, I really appreciate your work towards your blog. Bloggers do not reveal such stuff, but you did and motivated many new bloggers.
    I wish you best of luck for your blog. Keep updating us with interesting articles as you always do.
    Regards
    Mohit

    • Hello Mohit,
      Thanks a lot for all that encouragement. Its really good to hear that you were motivated by the post.

      That’s what we’re here for and we promise to always give you the best :).

      Thanks a lot for stopping by.

      Theodore Nwangene
      Guest Crew community manager

  8. A very nicely done post with all this stats..
    It is encouraging and sure interesting for other bloggers.
    Wish the Guest Crew team all the best .
    Thanks
    Erika

  9. BG Jenkins says:

    Hi Theordore and Crew…it looks like you are getting some fantastic stats with your product. I also like the transparency in showing where all of your traffic is coming from . Great job. And thanks for posting.

  10. Joy Healey says:

    Hi Crew,

    Very interesting stats showing the improvement in your site’s statistics – and the different ways of analysing your traffic.

    That package looks very interesting!

    Joy

    • Thanks for the visit Joy,
      We want to be as transparent as possible so that everything we’re doing will be visible to our awesome readers.

      Thanks a bunch for the comment.

      Theodore Nwangene
      Guest Crew Community Manager

  11. Kabie says:

    Hello Sen,

    Let me first of all say kudos to you and your team. Please keep up with the good works.

    The beauty about blogging is the fact that the world is at your disposal. We are being told told there are 254 countries in the world and having your blog seen in over 200 countries is a massive achievement.

    Everything is possible as far as working online is concern.

    • I couldn’t have agreed more Kabie,
      There are so many opportunities on the internet, its all a matter of having the zeal to pursure them.

      Thanks for the compliments Kabie and please, do visit again.

      Theodore Nwangene
      Guest Crew Community Manager

  12. Ravi Chahar says:

    Hi Theodore,

    It is good to see that your blog is growing day by day. There are many new visitors. But we all know that returning visitors have more influence than new.
    Keep it up. You are helping many people with your posts.
    Have a great week ahead.
    ~Ravi

  13. Kore Duke says:

    Hi Crew,

    This is a nice post and am glad to see you’ve increased in stats. Who doesn’t like hearing and seeing things like this?

    I liked the transparency and its good to know you improved your blog for mobile responsiveness.

    Most people access the internet with their phones that’s why Google recommends a blog to be mobile friendly.

    This post has motivated me and I know it will do same especially for newbies.

    Am off to share this.

    Have a great week!

    • Welcome to the community Kore,
      I’m indeed happy to have you here. I agree with you on the importance of a mobile responsive website, it has now become more vital than before and anyone who is not implementing it yet is missing a lot.

      Thanks for the visit and please, do come again.

      BTW: You’re doing very well on your blog, keep it up.

      Theodore Nwangene
      Guest Crew Community Manager

  14. Hi Uttoran Sen,

    I landed here from the link of a comment that Mr. Theodore left on my blog and great t to see this amazing blog. Hoping to read more contents from this blog soon as the stats shown in this post is superb.

    Have a great time.

    Reji Stephenson

  15. Hi Uttoran,

    Nice job with your traffic. It’s interesting to note that a majority of it comes via mobile.

    It’s nice to know that Dan is also part of your team in addition to Theodore. Both of those guys do excellent work.

    Keep up the great work Uttoran.

    Kurt

  16. Wow Theodore,

    What amazing stats! I really admire your openness and honesty.

    Keep up the good work 🙂

    Naomi

  17. Enstine Muki says:

    Congratulations on the traffic you get, man. This is really impressive. I hope it translates to money 😉

    I also see 2 of my regular buddies in your team. Theodore and Dan and positive additions to my community. I’m sure they will help take your platform to a whole new level 😉

    • Uttoran Sen says:

      Hey Enstine,

      Good to see you here,

      Yeah, Dan and Theodore are doing excellent job! Hopefully we will be able to make the Guest Crew community much more active in time. Plenty of new features coming up as well,

      thanks,
      Uttoran Sen,

  18. Emebu says:

    Hi Theodore,

    I want to congratulate on the traffic you are getting. I must say this is really impressive. I just hope these traffic are targeted and converts.

    Thank you so much for sharing this post, I appreciate!

    – Emebu

  19. Arbaz Khan says:

    Congrats on the traffic improvement.
    I hope to see more such updates and I only wish you all the best for the future.
    Thanks.

  20. Oussama says:

    I found your website after that I finished reading a post in “make a living writing”. Theses stats are incredible! I see that you get a lot of search engine traffic but not a lot from social medias. I am sure if you find a way to leverage a social media (or some of them) the number of visits may double at least 3 times.

    Good luck for the future! I will keep an eye on your evolution 😉
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  21. Hi Crew,

    This is the first visit to “guest crew” and I see that the numbers don’t lie. Thank you for showing all your stats and being transparent showing others this is working well.

    So happy for you!
    -Donna
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    • Hello Donna,
      I’m very pleased to have you here. Welcome to Guest Crew community.

      Thanks a lot for the kind words and please, do visit us again and again :).

      Take care.

      Theodore Nwangene
      Guest Crew community manager.

  22. Mi Muba says:

    Hi Uttoran

    Very inspirational post and traffic stats are really wonderful and shows the mindset of a winner.

    The variety of visitors with regards to regions is just amazing and its access to 200 countries is really a big achievement.

    Most of the traffic coming from search engines does show your content strategy equally focus to please both people and search engines; that is why you do have a very vibrant blog community.

    Thanks a lot for sharing this very motivational post and wonderful offer to expand outreach.
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  23. Prince Varun says:

    nice article and helpful info. Can just suggest how to increase traffic on site???
    Prince Varun recently posted…NASA confirms the existence of water on Mars.My Profile

    • Uttoran Sen says:

      Hey Prince,
      welcome to GuestCrew and thanks for your comment,

      surely, will do a post on website traffic soon, please do subscribe so that you can get updated about it,

      thanks,
      Uttoran Sen,

  24. Wow great work.last year the average of this website was 30,000+unique a month but now is 40,000+unique a month.
    this is very great change.i think which traffic comes from searchengne they are best of all. i also want more and more traffic for my site please tell me best and easy trick.
    thanks.
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  25. Anjali says:

    @Uttoran Sen

    Hello

    Wow great job. Excellent work . Congrats!
    I am amazed to see that only 3% traffic comes from INDIA and about 62% traffic comes from America.
    Nice info Uttoran

  26. bukge says:

    Hi,
    This is something great and i really appreciates your efforts you are doing a very great job keep it up Thanks for this nice sharing
    Thanks
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  27. Way2Share says:

    Hi Thedore Nwangene

    What a amazing Rise ! Content is King ,I am not a bloger but post some useful content but still strugling for traffic

    Thanks

  28. Great and nice stats. But why there are no new posts about October? 🙁
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    • Uttoran Sen says:

      Hey Plamen,

      welcome to Guest Crew and thanks for your comment,

      We don’t do stats roundup every month, it is mostly done twice a year. So the next one will be early next year,

      thanks,
      Uttoran Sen,

  29. Wow 60% traffic comes from USA its. good for you guys. You guys did a great job. Congrats you guyz…

  30. HI ,

    Thanks for Sharing Very useful Information ..

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