Another quarter of 2013 has past and as always I like to share my stats form Google Analytics. As many other bloggers I was hit by a big evil Google Penguin that cost me a lot of traffic as you can see on the graph above…!
More than a month after the Google Penguin 2.0 update I still haven’t found out why I have lost more than half of all my traffic and I have now idea on what to do to get it back I have talked about this issue with a lot of other bloggers that has been hit and they are also pretty chocked about the brutal change Google have made to their algorithm.
My Google Analytics Stats for Q2 2013
- Search Engines: 64.01%
- Direct Traffic: 24.05%
- Referring Sites: 11.02%
- Other: 0.02%
The biggest changes for this quarter were that my traffic from Google Search dropped with about 34%.
- Google: 91.35%
- Yahoo: 5.04%
- Bing: 2.40%
Google is still the king of search, but I am a bit surprised that I still get more than 5% of my search traffic from Yahoo.
Top 5 Referring Sites:
- t.co (Twitter)
After I have lost a lot of traffic from Google I have started working to get more referring traffic because I don’t want to rely to much on Google in the future. One of the sites I have been working on is social.technet.microsoft.com and it is already on my Top 5 (number 3) for referral traffic.
Top 10 visitors by Country:
My top 10 visitors by geographic.
No change in top 5 visitors by geographic. It is pretty much the same.
Conclusion of my Traffic Report
Well I must admit that the big change for this quarter has been the Google Penguin 2.0. From the day the release was announced (23. May) I lost more than half of my traffic. I have been working like crazy to try and clean-up broken links and been removing bad/slow plugins to try and make the Google Search Engines more happy about my blog. So far nothing has worked. It feels very when I think about all the hard work I have put in to this blog to make it better and to attract more traffic. I am just glad that this blog only is a hobby project of mine. If my blog was my main income it would have been a disaster.
How about you? Were you also hit as bad as me by the big bad Google Penguin and what do you think could make the different to bounce back? I have always tried to play by the rules of Google best practice, but still I was hit very bad. Please leave me a comment below if you have something you would like to share with me or my readers.