Dealving into the
The recent SEO changes have hit a wider path of bloggers than we first thought would be affected.
Depending on the impacts to your site, you might have realized this by now!
Because of the need for some of us to be able to directly compare traffic stats, I am publishing my February vs March stats.
Please note that I’m using a 29 day number due to February being an odd month.
So what can we learn from this?
Well, its obvious that my time on site and bounce rates suck. They’ve sucked for a long long time. That’s not new and is an ongoing source of annoyance for me.
What is new however is that 6.75% decrease in SEO traffic.
Of course, in the grand scheme of things, that’s not that bad, but it’s still sticks out like a sore thumb.
You can also see that three of my top performing pages (all performing vis SEO) took sizeable hits between 10 and 25% decreases. The one has had some content thieft issues affecting it but the other two have no particularly good reason for the drop. There is no funny-business with those pages.
However, my content this month has been able to produce enough additional traffic to hide that drop in my overall traffic… and to have my site toying with breaking the 18k alexa mark, into the 17k zone for the first time.
I intend to look closely at those three pages (posts) that have fallen and see if I can boost them through a little gentle attention (and probably some gentle link building).
Even with this much SEO traffic, there’s a lot of work that needs done. However, at this time I’m honestly more interested in boosting the Direct and Referral traffic percentages to help guard against the impact of further SEO changes.
The total impact of these changes on me kinda results in a “shrug” however it’s still worth nothing.
Hope you enjoyed a look under the hood!
~ Kim ~
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