My Google Analytics Stats for Q4 2011

Another quarter has gone and it is time for my Google Analytics stats report for Q4 2011. If you missed my report for Q3 2011 you can see it here: Google Analytics stats report for Q3

My Google Analytics Stats for Q4

Traffic types:

For the fourth quarter of 2011 my traffic type looked like this:

  • Search engines: 66,68%
  • Referring Sites: 16,41%
  • Direct Traffic: 13,57%
  • Other: 3,34%

Search Engines:Google Search Engines result Q4

  • Google: 91,89%
  • Bing 4,74%
  • Yahoo 1,94%

The rest of the Search Engines are all under 1 percent of traffic.

Top 5 Referring Sites:


When it comes to referring sites (My other blog at, and are all new in my top 5 of Referring Sites. has dropped to nr. 6 and is only in spot 13. I started my Tumblr blog back in October and it has been able to drive a lot of traffic to my main blog. I did not join the before December, so it is pretty impressive that it is already in my top 5. is a forum owned by the great Lisa Irby that you might know from 2 Create a Website It is a great place to meet other bloggers and discuss blogging tips and tools. I can highly recommend this forum if you would like to meet other bloggers.

Top 10 visitors by Country:

Google Analytics Map Overlay Q4 (click to enlarge picture)
1. United States
2. Denmark
3. United Kingdom
4. India
5. Australia
6. Canada
7. Philippines
8. Netherlands
9. Finland
10. Germany

My top 10 Country is the exact same as in Q3, but the Philippines have jumped to number 7 and United States are still at the top position. My blog has had visits from 138 different countries and that is something I am pretty happy about.


After I have analyzed all the numbers of the fourth quarter I can conclude that my blog is still improving and moving in the right direction. The biggest improvement I have had is for sure with Organic Search result for Google. If I compare Q3 with Q4 I have almost doubled that traffic from Google. Another thing I have been able to achieve is to find new sites that have been able to drive traffic to my blog. All in all, I am very happy with my last quarter of 2011 and hope that I can keep on improving in 2012.

Now it is your turn. How was your traffic for the end of 2011? Did you made any new discovery in traffic generation? 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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60 Responses to My Google Analytics Stats for Q4 2011

  1. I noticed you don’t disclose actual unique visit metrics for your quarterly stats, any reason why?

    • Thomas says:

      Hi Justin

      I have made 4 of these Google Analytics reports and shared the same type of information each time. When I made my first report I did not have much traffic to show. I can tell you that I had 9,411 Unique Visitors in Q4 of 2011.

      • I also keep a goal for my website traffic statistic and posting Google analytics status each month.
        That helps me to remind each month that I should reach to mu goal.
        Traffic to your blog is good,but keep a goal in mind so that you can get more.
        All the best for next traffic statistic.:D

  2. Cool, that is a decent metric, I wish I could get my smaller blogs to reach that number.

  3. tampa seo company says:

    I wish I could get my smaller blogs to reach that number.

  4. san francisco seo says:

    You did very hard work and the result is in front of us..Its very nice that you shared your experience with us.

  5. Olan says:

    That’s nice Thomas. It’s no wonder you have a decent amount of visitors since your posts are interesting. You gave me an idea in creating a Tumblr account. Thanks!

    • Thomas says:

      Hi Olan
      Thank you for your kind words. I think it has been great for me to create a Tumblr blog in addition to this blog. A blog on Tumblr does not require as much work as a normal blog so that is great I think. I use it for small, funny, fast posts that do not really fit on this blog and I also use it to build backlinks and traffic to this blog. I would love to follow you there if you are going to create one of your own.

  6. Chris says:

    My blog is inconsistently going up and down in traffic through the different months of the year, but i think it has to do with my business. I am noticing a lot more traffic from Google ever since they gave me sitelinks, though.

  7. JasonB says:

    Great job and thanks for the look inside your site.
    I’ll have to checkout your tumblr and see how your using it for traffic back. I have one but don’t really use it.
    I need to get more active at website babble so I can post links and have a signature.

    • Thomas says:

      Hi Jason
      I am following you back on Tumblr now 🙂 I really like Website Babble. It is a great place to ask your questions about blogging, WordPress and AdSense e.g.

  8. Hajra says:

    Hey Thomas,

    I am so sorry I haven’t been for such a long time! I did try understanding my Google analytics, but somehow I don’t do it as regularly. You just reminded me that I have to get back to it! 🙂

    • Thomas says:

      Hi Hajra
      Welcome back 🙂
      I am glad I can help. I really believe that we can learn a lot about our blog by analyzing our Google Analytics stats.

  9. digital printing says:

    Excellent job and thanks for the look within your website.
    I’ll have to check out your tumblr and see how your using it for visitors again. I have one but do not really use it.
    I need to get more effective at web page babble so I can publish hyperlinks and have a trademark.

  10. karan says:

    i remember the last time i came here i was looking at the Q2 analysis. Not that i don’t like to visit your blog but i left blogging for a while and got busy with other things.

    Anyway what i wanted to point out was that at that time a lot of your visitors were from referring sites. And now most of them are from search engines. Looks like you left stumbling a bit or your search traffic increased tremendously.

    Good to see you progress. Keep rocking:D

    • Thomas says:

      Thanks Karan

      I have had a big increase in Search engines since then. I think that is the main reason. My blog was promoted to a PageRank 3 blog. That gave a big boost in organic traffic.

  11. Obinna says:

    You are getting quite a lot of traffic from search engines. Nice tip about creating a Tumblr blog. Will create one soon.

  12. Lyka Ricks says:

    Great for you! This is encouraging for us to increase our ranks too.

  13. DoStartup says:

    Its really healthy to see a 16% referral traffic as well. And of course, the organic traffic is excellent. The blog is definitely on the right way forward.

  14. Sandy says:

    Hi Thomas,

    first, i`m glad to find a site from Europe. 😉

    I find your post very interesting. It`s important for business to know the traffic and where it comes from.

    Since Jan., i have my own domain, and i use google analytics. it`s a great plugin for all of us.

    Thanks a lot for sharing your informations.

    with best wishes from Germany.
    Sandy 🙂

    have a nice weekend.

  15. jesica says:

    That’s great Thomas! You have a decent amount of traffic and you gave me a nice idea to work on arrastheme.

  16. Dan Keller says:

    Very good stats. I hope you are converting well from all the traffic coming in from Google. I have noticed that my Twitter traffic has decreased and is out of my top ten referring sources.

    • Thomas says:

      Hi Dan
      I have always had a hard time to get the most out of Twitter when it comes to direct traffic. However I think that I get a lot of indirect traffic from connecting with people on Twitter.

  17. julie says:

    well done, your haard work paid off!! I wish I could get my smaller blogs to reach that number, maybe in time!

  18. Farrell says:

    Nice stats you got there. My blog is also having positive stats lately and i am hoping to make it better. More success to your blog.

  19. Jacko says:

    Interesting stats. Looks like your SEO is kicking butt. What’s your plan for google+?

    • Thomas says:

      Hi Jacko
      I am pretty happy with my SEO work. I am not sure what to think about Google+ yet, but I will keep on sharing stuff there. I do get some traffic from there once in a while.

  20. abejith says:

    great job!
    Inspiring. 🙂

  21. Adeline says:

    Nice to see that your blog is moving in the right direction Thomas. I didn’t think Tumblr would be a good traffic source. good luck for the new year.

    • Thomas says:

      Hi Adeline
      I am very happy about my progress too. Tumblr has turned out to be a good traffic source for me so far and if you think about it Tumblr has a good PageRank and is perfect for self-promotion 🙂

  22. Liz says:

    thanks for sharing! It’s always interesting to see other’s growth and how they are taking their blog to the next level. Good luck for 2012.

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  25. Phil says:

    Wow, Go stumbleupon!

  26. Eddie Gear says:

    Tomas, how does that referral traffic work against your seo traffic. I mean percent comparison, if your referral traffic is more, you might want to start working on SEO traffic.

  27. san francisco seo says:

    The post is having a nice infography about the google analytics.

  28. fazal mayar says:

    thats really nice stats, keep it up. Hope you convert well.

  29. Adrian says:

    Google Analytics is rallly good especially that is live now. thanks

  30. Audrey says:

    The traffic of one of my websites is up and up in the last months. But because I built it to make money from selling it I must improve the direct traffic. At the moment I have 98% traffic from search engines.

    • Thomas says:

      Hi Audrey
      98% from Search Enginges might be a bit high. You might need to change the way you do thinks to get more direct and referring traffic. Good luck.

  31. Audrey says:

    True Thomas, though having a high percentage of search engines traffic is a good thing. Thanks for the reply:)

  32. liam says:

    Very Impressive percentage of traffic through google search engines here tom. Organic searches compared to adwords in my opinion are more important to achieve as to me they seem abit more reassuring then advertising. People seem to trust organic sites more then adwords.

  33. Murat says:

    I think in 2012, you will increase your pageviews more because you provide useful posts for the blog visitors. I follow you as well.

  34. schill39 says:

    I have created lots of Analytics accounts for all of my websites so I think its pretty true that it increases page views and good site visitors. Now I loved it. Thanks!

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  35. Rashmi Sinha says:

    There are some very nice statistics. Congratulations and i am sure you can get even better! Always aim for improvement!

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