My Google Analytics Traffic Report for Q2 – 2014

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Another quarter has gone and it is time for another Google Analytics traffic report for this blog. I am a bit late this time because I have been busy with other thinks lately, but here we go.

(This report is based on Google Analytics data from 1 April  –  30 June)


Traffic Types:

  • Search Engines: 44.88%
  • Direct traffic: 25.68%
  • Social traffic: 15.76%
  • Referring Sites: 11.65%
  • Email and Other traffic:  2.46%

My traffic types for Q2 is almost the same as for Q1. Not much have changed. However, June has shown small improvements in incoming traffic from Google :-)

Google Analytics

Search Engines (Only Organic traffic):

  1. Google: 88.39%
  2. Bing: 7.06%
  3. Yahoo: 3.63%
  4. Ask: 0.53%
  5. Baidu: 0.20%

Google is as always the top of organic traffic, but I will take all the organic traffic I can get and the 7% from Bing is very welcome too.

Top 5 Referring Sites:


I have been very active on Microsoft Virtual Academy lately and that has driven a little traffic to my blog. Actually, it was not the main reason for me to spend a lot of time there, but always great to get some extra referring traffic from new sites. Stumbleupon is still by far my number one, when it comes referring sites

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. Netherlands
  9. Pakistan
  10. France

My visitors by Country is pretty steady. It is dominated by the English speaking countries. New on the list is France.

Key Numbers of Q2 2014

Q2 was a little improvement over Q1 of 2014 when it comes to visits on my blog. The bounce rate is almost the same.

  • Number of Visits to my blog: 8001 visits (7757 visits in Q1 report)
  • Bounce Rate: 72.87% (72.94% in Q1 report)


Conclusion of my Traffic Report

Overall my traffic is the same as in Q1. However, it looks like my traffic from Google search engines is slowly increasing. It would be nice to get just some of the traffic back that I lost after the big bloody Penguin Update last summer. I have also started building a newslist using MailChimp to try to create some extra traffic and from my regular readers, but it is very difficult to get people to sign up for a newslist these days. Nobody wants to get their mailbox filled up with useless newsletter, neither do I. If I don’t like the news I get, I unsubscribe again immediately

If you like, your are very welcome to sign up for my newslist. You can always unsubscribe again if you don’t like my news mail. I normally send a mail once a month. I don’t like to spam people if I don’t have anything to share.


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