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