My Google Analytics Stats Report for Q1 2012

It is time for another Google Analytics report from me. Another quarter has gone and it has without doubt been the best this blog has ever had. In case you missed my last report you can see it here. My traffic got a big organic traffic boost in the beginning of February and from that day on my overall traffic almost doubled. I guess the increase must have something to do with a Google algorithm change however my PR is still the same (PR3).

My Google Analytics Stats for Q1 2012

Traffic Types

For the first quarter of 2012 my traffic was spread like this:Google Analytics

  • Search Engines: 73.48%
  • Referring Sites: 13.57%
  • Direct Traffic: 11.86%
  • Twitter: 0.63%
  • Other: 0.46%

Search Engines:

  • Google: 94.42%
  • Yahoo: 3.03%
  • Bing: 0.70%

Google is still in top of the world in front of Yahoo and Bing. The rest of the Search Engines are all under 0.5 percent of traffic.

Top 5 Referring Sites:

2. (Twitter)

This quarter there are two new Referring Sites in top 5. The first one is that in case you don’t know it is traffic from Twitter. I have seen a lot of other bloggers talking about how great Twitter is to promote yourself and how much traffic you can get from Twitter, but it have not really worked out for me until now. One of the reason why it might work out now is that I simply just have got more followers (above 500) and another reason might be that I have implemented the Tweet old post plug-in to auto tweet some of my old post when I sleep myself. The other new Referring Site on my Top 5 this quarter is Triberr. Triberr is, in case you don’t know it, a Twitter based network where you can be invited to join your Twitter friends tribes and then kind of agree to retweet each other’s new blog post. I am in 3 different tribes at the moment where we share each other posts. In some of those tribes there are people with more than 10.000 followers sharing my blog posts. That gives me a change to reach a lot bigger audience compared to when I tweet to my own 500 followers.

Top 10 visitors by Country:Google Analytics Map Overlay Q1 2012

1. United States
2. Denmark
3. India
4. United Kingdom
5. Australia
6. Canada
7. Germany
8. Netherlands
9. Philippines
10. Finland

My Top 10 Countries are the exact same as last quarter, but some of them have switch position on the list. In this first quarter of 2012 my blog have had visitors from 160 different countries.


To sum things up this first quarter of 2012 had been awesome to me when it comes to generate traffic to my blog. As you can see below I have more than doubled my traffic for this quarter compared to the last quarter of 2011. This increase is mainly due to the big increase in incoming organic traffic. This tells me that all my hard work on SEO and link building for this blog are beginning to pay off and that is a great motivation and inspiration for me to continue my work 🙂

Traffic grow
Now it is your turn. How has your start of 2012 been when it comes to traffic? Have you also seen a big boost in organic traffic for your blog? Please drop me a comment below.

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I am an IT Professional that has this blog as a hobby project in my spare time. I have been in the IT business since 1996 and want to share some of the thing I have picked up over the years, with people who visit this blog.

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49 Responses to My Google Analytics Stats Report for Q1 2012

  1. Mark says:

    Congratulations with the success of your blog. Google Analytics is really a helpful tool in geting real time information on your blog status.

  2. Carolyn says:

    Congratulations, Thomas! I’m so happy for your and for the fortunate readers who get to discover your fantastic blog!

    I haven’t checked GA yet for the quarter but March was my best month ever. I wrote a lot about the new iPad and that brought traffic.

    So glad we are in a tribe together, Thomas. It’s always a pleasure to share your posts!

    • Thomas says:

      Hi Carolyn
      Glad to hear that your blog had a fantastic March too. I am also very glad to be in tribe with you. So awesome to get my posts shared to all your followers 🙂
      See you around Carolyn

  3. Aaron says:

    StubmleUpon is the top referring site, that’s nice and I too get good amount traffic from there. But not many people use it and I’m sure they’re missing a great traffic source.

    • Thomas says:

      Hi Aaron
      Yep, when it comes to referring sites StumbleUpon can really bring a lot of traffic to a blog if you use it the right way.

  4. Congratulation on your Google Analytics Report, am glad that your site is improving and I look forward to see your next report!


  5. Justin Germino says:

    Congrats on the traffic, I almost had the same exact % for search engine traffic as my blog is about 73% as well. The comparisons show how quickly traffic can grow.

    • Thomas says:

      Thank you Justin.
      Yes traffic can change very quickly when Google make changes to their algorithm, but as long it is for the better I don’t complain 😉

  6. Mukesh says:

    Ultimate thomes, like your stats I am also thinking to reveal my blog stats. thanks sharing, stats are really motivated.

  7. Adeline says:

    Fantastic work Thomas. Can’t say the same about my blog though, as I have been working in fits and starts and haven’t really focused on SEO this quarter. I’m just hoping things settle down soon. Posts such as these are an inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

    • Thomas says:

      Thank you Adeline
      I love reading abouts other bloggers stats too to see how they have been doing and what have been working out best for them.

  8. Ana says:

    Nicely done, Thomas – 10K is a huge threshold!

    Now let’s move our earnings to align better with the traffic. lol

    • Thomas says:

      Hi Ana
      It is a huge milestone for me. In January I had only about 5.000, in February about 8.000. It has really been fantastic months for me 🙂 It is great for motivation.

  9. Aliosha Kasin says:

    Stumble upon is the top referral site for me too next is google and then twitter. My traffic from Oct – Dec (I started blogging in October) is 900 visits, Jan – March 11,000 visits, my blog really took off the ground after some re-design, new features, and more content.

  10. Sarah says:

    That is brilliant! Our company also uses a few different SEO strategy’s and have found it is doing wonders for us as well. I hope our numbers will continue to grow. You definitely feel very proud of the work you have put in when the number can prove it is all for a good cause.

  11. One thing i want to know about Google Analytical. can anyone make Google blog and create analytical reports .

  12. Reegon says:

    Great results. I see that 3/4 of your visitors come from Google and that’s a great sign.

    Wish you good luck mate!

  13. John says:

    Thomas.. I want too Congrats’s too you for your great success in traffic and I’m Happy too see it and your Google Analytics is really Impress me.. Thanks for sharing your report with us.

  14. cris says:

    wow! you can see youve worked hard on this blog….i can see a huge change to traffic when Google makes changes to their algorithm, guess the question is – will it benefit us?

    • Thomas says:

      Thanks Cris
      If you have been making some good link building and SEO the way Google suggest it could also benefit you for sure. It is all a matter of hard focused work.

  15. sim says:

    That’s impressive and useful. Thnks for sharing.

  16. Krishna says:

    Congratulations on the success of ur blog. I know that Google Analytics is a tool to obtain real-time analysis of any blog.There is something to learn about the reference sites useful in the traffic exchange.Thanks for sharing!

  17. J.C says:

    your Google Analytics Report is impressive, you`re obviously doing the right thing, good luck mate keep bringing it on

  18. Top Celebrities Photos says:

    wow… Its very large jump of visits in only 3 months. Its more then double. anyway congr8s.

  19. Marian says:

    Congrats for your website evolution. Keep up the good work! With one of my projects I have 10% direct traffic, 60% referring and 30% search engine. 2012 has started pretty well with all my projects.

  20. Kevin Hughes says:

    I congratulate you on getting a huge success on your blog. It is very inspirational and amazing to read about such statistics about your blog. I believe your SEO strategy is doing wonderful for you as traffic is increasing on your blog with a sharp rate. Congratulations on the traffic. Thank you for sharing this amazing post and wonderful analytic stats report.

  21. Paul Jackson says:

    Awesome performance Thomas!

    You’ve got the fastest increase of blog traffic. It really pays off your hardwork and persistence to get this. I am proud of you! Congrats!

  22. Ray says:

    its really a dream of every seo to get traffic from search engine the most and by looking at your analytic report, looks like you have done a great job

  23. Obinna says:

    It is always nice and encouraging to see your stats.

  24. phil says:

    WOW!! these are great stats and you can see how well your doing so congratulations and here’s to agreat future for

  25. Alison says:

    Your stats are nice Thomas and by the way, congratulations in this achievement. Statistics is really important, it will show the activities and the effects of it. Thanks for sharing, I think it gives me ideas on where to optimize my site. I also don’t have accounts on some sites that have possible traffics just like StumbleUpon. I will surely make soon. Keep on posting.

    • Thomas says:

      Thank you Alison.
      Unfortunately my organic traffic has dropped a lot in the last 10 days of April. I will have to keep up working hard to get my traffic back. Sometime Google makes these changes that really can make huge differences.

  26. Andrew says:

    very interesting post i really enjoyed reading it and i have learnt some useful information from your post, great post.

  27. sarah says:

    Google Analytics is a great tool to keep track of your site’s performance. It determined my website’s bounce rate.

  28. prabhat says:

    nice …i am waiting to see my stats like this. you must be working hard on your blog.

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