I’m an SEO guy by nature so trying to get traffic to a website by means other than by relying on SEO for Google can pose a tricky one for me.
And as you may know, I don’t generally optimize my blog, other than on-page. Very rarely have I gamed the system by “physically” obtaining backlinks to this blog.
That’s not to say I’ve never done it, but its a rareity.
Now, here’s something that disgusts me, for want of a more appropriate word.
A friend of mine emailed me today and told me that he’d attracted over 200 unique visitors to his blog in just one day.
That’s not a big deal for many folks. But, truth be told, I’m averaging close to this per day on my blog.
Check the graph just below here for my blog’s stats over the past week.
Page views tend to be around 380, which is pretty decent, and there’s a decent amount of daily return visitors. Fairly healthy stats on the whole, although I’m having to work HARD to achieve these results…
I mean – does Pat Flynn work 30 times as hard on his blog than I do on mine? No.
(As a sidenote – my return per blog visitor in cash terms is actually far higher than Pat’s is, and I have you – my blog reader – to thank for that!!).
My time investment is not leveraging the sort of results that I’d want. No where near…!
I’ve been working at this blog for over 2 years now.
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My friend’s blog is around about 10 weeks old!
Yup, you read that right – his blog is about 10 weeks old and already he’s reached the same visitor count to his blog that I receive on mine.
What the ….?!!!
6,000 unique visitors this month to a blog that is only 10 weeks old (this figure is based on an average of 200+ uniques per day for the month of May).
So what’s his secret?