Hey guys, have you ever wondered how to learn from your blog stats and how to use them efficiently? Obviously we can get a huge bunch of data about our work beginning from visitor amounts and comments to different numbers and charts.
One thing you can use to improve is figuring out which posts are successful. Knowing your readers and their interests help you to create more interesting content for them. And when the content makes them interested they are more likely to comment and share – and because of these actions the post will get even more clicks and reads and rise higher in Google.
Today is time to see what posts have interested you, my readers, during the first half of 2018 – January 1st to June 30th is the period I checked for this post. Most but not all of the top ten posts are published within last 12 months, however, some posts from the past seen to remain in these lists like forever.
In addition to sharing the list. I also try to analyze why the ones in the TOP10 are the most popular ones. The reason why your content is popular isn’t always the quality – also marketing, your activity in some around the posting time, day and time and many other things can affect. I hope my analyzes and tips will help you improve your blog and marketing tactics. 🙂
If you blog, do you know what’s popular in your site? Do you use your stats to learn more about your audience? If yes, how has that helped you? Are you facing any challenges in understanding those stats?
TOP15 Most Popular Dreamer Achiever Post of the First Half of 2018 and What We Can Learn from These
This posts as well is helpful and was shared in many wedding related group so it reached the target audience very well. Always focus on targeting the right people – you want to help people in social media, not be the spammy one, right?
This kind of topic is definitely something that will interest all people that know you personally or have been reading your blog for a longer while. I believe in my case, some of my relatives thought I will never graduate haha, so obviously they were the first ones to check this one out. Also, since lifestyle and travel blogging medical student isn’t probably the most common thing this topic was even more interesting for the public.
If you’re a lifestyle blogger, you should definitely share your personal stories of big achievements in life – like when you got in the university, graduated, bought a home or get a puppy or child. This kind of things and your thoughts about them seen to interest the public (and relatives).
This post has got many hits by google, so the topic is quite googled. I believe that the content was good as well since this one was written last year and it’s still getting quite many hits monthly.
Like 5 month update, this posts as well is helpful and was shared in many wedding related group so it reached the target audience very well. Always focus on targeting the right people – you want to help people in social media, not be the spammy one, right?
I think this posts got a lot of readers for many reasons: a) I shared this one to many wedding groups in FB where the target audience of this kind of post is, b) my friends and relatives have for sure wanted to see what kind of party we had, c) I was quite active sharing this one around the some in general.
When sharing your posts one of the keys to success is sharing right content in right place at the right time. Think what is the best audience for that specific post, then think where those people hangout and share your content there. Additionally, timing is crucial – for example you should not probably share your summertime holiday tips on November.
This post is one of the firsts posts in this blog. It’s obviously a hit in google. The topic is googled a lot and I assume I’ve done relatively good job with the post because it gets new readers still after couple of years.
With this one it’s the exact same case than with number 5: ”This post is one of the firsts posts in this blog. It’s obviously a hit in google. The topic is googled a lot and I assume I’ve done relatively good job with the post because it gets new readers still after couple of years.”
The popularity of this post has actually surprised me. I guess the timing was right since many people are interested in getting in shape and being healthier especially at the beginning of the year. Also, I back linked to this post in the newer parts of this series. Remember to link back to relevant content in your blog to get more click, decrease bounce rate and also benefit your readers with other relevant information about topics they’re interested.
I shared this post very actively – and not only the blog’s social media but also in my personal one. If you want more readers from your personal networks this is a good way to work. However, be selective when sharing stuff in places like your personal Facebook or LinkedIn because you don’t want to be spammy. But when your genuinely asking for help or sharing things that could benefit your friends it’s good to share the link.
The most popular posts is the one in which I discussed my nose job. I’m still working on the follow up posts for this one since it’s been very popular and also because I think people should be more open about this topic and I want to do my part.
I think the reasons why this posts has been popular are: a) the topic is tabu and people are curious, b) I guess my friends and relatives where interested to read the background of my decision and c) I think this kind of surgeries are quite trendy so people are Googling them.
What you can learn from this – if you want to write a popular post, create something that interests your audience. Also, if the topic is trendy and googled a lot, you have better change of getting traffic to your site as well. Also, if the topic is tabu and there isn’t much content about it, there will be less competition around.
Was some of these posts your favorite? Or was it some other post? Why that specific post? What would you like to see here in future?
I like decluttering your wardrobe post. Would love to see more about amenties
Thank you for your comment! I’ll keep this suggestion in mind when planning new posts! 🙂
This is a great idea.
Thank you, Karie!
All of these sound like interesting posts. That’s great you have had so many well received posts for the first half of this last year. It’s gratifying to get a good response. And I am definitely curious to see what the outlook of the post after the nose job post will look like. Will be curious to see your take on the whole process and what you liked and didn’t like.
I’m happy to hear you enjoyed this post! And many people have wished for the before and after post. I promise it will be published within 2018. Stay tuned! 🙂
Understanding what your audience wants is so key! I hope that I’m getting the balance right! These posts all sound so interesting, I’m keen to read a couple! 🙂
That’s very correct! It’s however sometimes hard to know what exactly they’ll like and what they won’t like. Analyzing your statistics will help you understanding them better. 🙂 I’m happy to hear you’ll check some of my previous posts out! Let me know what you think about them after reading them!
This is lovely idea… I montitor what posts are well received on my blog. I never did a blog post about it though. It’s a good feeling to know your posts are doing well especially if it ranks on google
Your system sounds good! Learning from your stats doesn’t require sharing them, just follow them and figure out which posts are ranking well and why. 🙂 It’s definitely a great feeling to see your posts rank!
I really enjoyed all these posts! Also, now that you reminded us about your nosejob I began to wonder — is the recovery going well? 🙂
I’m happy to hear that, Jasmin! And yes, everything is going well. Actually, in my bachelorette party post you can see how it looked 2 months post op. 🙂 I’ll do actual before & after later this year but that post reveals a bit how it’s going to look.
This is so interesting; thanks for the tips! Figuring out what you did right and what your audience is most drawn to is so important. I feel like it’s always a little surprising for me!
I’m happy to help! 🙂 And yes, there always is at least some surprises when going trough the stats.
Please read my first post