My Google Analytics Traffic Report for Q4 – 2015

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It is time for my last Google Traffic Report of 2015. I can believe that 2015 is already gone and 2016 is here. As always when a quarter of the year has ended I take a look back on my blog traffic to see how it went and what I can do better in the new quarter.

Traffic TypesGoogle Analytics

  • Search Engines: 43.12%
  • Direct traffic: 35.57%
  • Social traffic: 11.12%
  • Referring Sites: 10.11%

My share of traffic coming from Search Engines has dropped a couple of percent since last report, but not something to worry about just now. My overall traffic is still steady.

Organic traffic (Search Engines Only)

  1. Google: 83.86%
  2. Bing: 10.97%
  3. Yahoo: 3.03%
  4. Ask: 0.82%
  5. Baidu: 0.84%

My traffic from Google has dropped about 5% and Bing is up about 3%. Interesting to see if that is a trend that will continue over the months to come. I still don’t have much faith in Bing as a real contender for Google’s Search Engine.

Top 5 Referring Sites

  1. Techtutorials.net
  2. Lifehacker.com
  3. The-area51.com
  4. Google.fr
  5. Tech.alltop.com

I still see a lot of referring spam in my referring statistics, but I have cleaned out the spam this time to get a more realistic view on where my “real” referring traffic comes from. Techtutorials.net is still my number one.

Top 10 visitors by Countrycountries

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

Denmark and United States switch place and Netherlands is new on the list, but other than that my Top 10 Visitors by Country is exactly the same than in Q3 2015.

Key Numbers of Q4 2015

  • Number of Visits to my blog:  7357 visits Vs 7560 visits in my Q3 2015 report (-2.69%)
  • My Bounce Rate is: 71.96%

 

Conclusion of my Traffic Report

My overall conclusion on this report must be that Q4 is pretty much the same as Q3 when it comes to traffic. I had a little drop in overall traffic and my traffic from Search Engines was also dropping a bit. Nothing to be alarmed about at all, but of cause, I always look for improvements. However, my bounce Rate dropped a bit too which is good. How did your 2015 end when it comes to traffic generation to your blog? Please drop me a comment below.

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18 Responses to My Google Analytics Traffic Report for Q4 – 2015

  1. Great stats for the last quarter Thomas, it’s hard to think that 2015 has been and gone already! Here’s wishing you the best in 2016 and an increase in your visitor stats 😉

  2. avatar Suresh says:

    Hi Thomas,
    Wow great stats. Next time do keep a Analytics screenshot in the post. I wish you great success in 2016.

  3. avatar Jason Benway says:

    Happy 2015 and welcome to 2016. How are you getting referrals from Lifehacker.com ? Are you guest posting or is it from comments?

  4. avatar Thyrone says:

    Hi Thomas,
    This is great piece of work. It simply illustrates your hard work and blogging ability.
    Your final quarter stats are just awesome and it will encourage all new bloggers.
    Thanks for sharing this with all of us.
    Have a great weekend.

  5. avatar azis ur rehman says:

    top referring sites lifehacker.com
    Awwsome.

  6. avatar Stefan says:

    It is good to see that you have a steady flow of natural traffic, I’d like to get there too. I see that you care about traffic (of course) but do you monitor your conversion rate as well? I’m assuming that I will start with a CR of 1% and hope to get it up to 5% in the long term.

    Have you been able to successfully increase your CR over the years?

  7. Lifehacker is on 4th position my list. giving great traffic. Love it.

  8. avatar Prince Ramgarhia says:

    how you got that traffic from Referring Sites can you please explain me something about this …

    • avatar Thomas says:

      Hi
      It takes a lot of work, but I am active in different technology forums and communities that lets me link back to this blog. I also post some of my posts on websites like Blog Engage and places like that.

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