I don’t know why it has taken me so long to come to this conclusion, but over the last month I have been watching my statistics & I realized something. While I am super happy about how many views I received in a month that I thought was going to be a record low, I realized that a majority of my views are coming from outside sources. Although thats great & I love all of the visitors I need to figure out how to turn visitors into long time friends.
I share my posts on a variety of sites each month & while it takes quite a bit of work to increase views I have noticed that it is definitely worth the work. Unfortunately, it does take a lot of work trying to grow my social media accounts as well as posting/submitting to a lot of different websites. My ultimate goal is to be a stay at home mom blogger. My dream is to grow my consistent readership before we start a family, so that when we do I can spend less time on the internet promoting my site & more time with my family. When this day comes my goal is to continue posting 3-5 times a week, sharing these posts on all of my social media accounts, while limiting my submissions to just the top websites. So in a step towards growing my readership I’ve started leaving a short message at the bottom of each post inviting people to stay connected with Domestically Blissful on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter in hopes that this will encourage people to stick around.
So moving on, I am really excited about the record number of page views I had this last month. January turned out to be wonderful – what a great way to start to the new year! As you can see only 12.8% of my visitors had been to my site before, which is approximately 3,653 of my visitors.
I would love to see more of my views coming from at least one of social media sources, like Facebook. Although I have 963 followers on Facebook I did not have enough sessions started from facebook to make it to the top ten list – in a whole month! So sad! So if you haven’t gotten the hint yet… I’d love to have you follow along on Facebook & we can be friends for life!
What started January off with such a bang was the New Years Matches Sign that I posted at the end of December. However the majority of my views are still going towards my Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup, mainly because it has been pinned & repined many times – thank you Pinterest!
Although the price per ad went down after the holiday season the increase in views helped increase January’s income.
Gourmet Ads: $78.17
Amazon Affiliate Program: $28.80
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