My Google Analytics Traffic Report for Q1 – 2014

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It is time for another of my Google Analytics traffic reports. This is my first report in 2014 and I will as always share my numbers with you, my readers, and try to give you my thoughts on my numbers. For new visitors of this blog I can tell you that I normally create these kind of reports ever quarter of the year making this one the first of four in 2014.

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Traffic Types:

  • Search Engines: 43.88%
  • Direct traffic: 22.95%
  • Social traffic: 17.58%
  • Referring Sites: 15.52%
  • Other traffic:  0.06%

In Q1 of 2014 traffic from search engines is still a little above the 40% of my total traffic. I have improved my traffic from Social media, but I still think I will have a big untapped potential with Facebook and YouTube that I need to work on.

Search Engines (Only Organic traffic):

  1. Google: 86.99%
  2. Bing: 6.84%
  3. Ask: 3.64%
  4. Yahoo: 1.50%
  5. Yandex: 0.41%

Google is as always the king of search. Bing is still fighting, but it seems like an unfair match.

Top 5 Referring Sites:


I still have a lot of success driving traffic to my blog from Stumbleupon. However, the quality of the traffic I get from Stumbleupon might be another matter regarding to bounce rate and exit time of that traffic. I also begin to get decent traffic from I will have to keep on posting got quality How-to posts there in the future.

Top 10 visitors by Country:Google Analytics Map Overlay

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

No surprise it is Denmark and the English speaking countries that keeps dominating my top visitors when it comes to geographic.

Key Numbers of Q1 2014

As a new thing in this report, I will share a couple of data I have not revealed with you before:

  • Number of Visits to my blog: 7757 visits (9319 visits in last report)
  • Bounce Rate: 72.94% (74.16 in last report)

Conclusion of my Traffic Report

Well, not too much have changed traffic wise compared to the last quarter of 2013. I could still use some help from Google to drive more traffic to this blog, but it seems to get harder and harder to impress Google’s Search Engine. On the other hand, it is good not to be to depending on traffic from Google. In fact, it is better to have a good among of traffic from different sources making my traffic less vulnerable. My goals for the next quarter will be to drive more traffic to this blog from Facebook and YouTube and to I will also try to post more often.

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