My Google Analytics Stats for Q3 2011

Another quarter of 2011 has passed and it is time for me to share my Google Analytics traffic statistics with you. If you missed my Analytics Report for Q2 you can see it here.

 My Google Analytics Stats for Q3

For the Q3 of 2011 a lot of things have changed in my traffic trends. The main reason for the changes I guess comes with the fact that Google has promoted this blog to a PR3 🙂 That has given me a lot more traffic and specific a lot more traffic from the Google Search Engine. Let’s see on the numbers for Q3:

Traffic types:

For the third quarter of 2011 my traffic types looks like this:

  • Search engines: 47,19%
  • Referring Sites: 33,22%
  • Direct Traffic: 16,20%
  • Other: 3,40%

Search Engines:

Google is still in a league of its own when it comes to Search Engines, but Bing has jumped to the second spot in front of Yahoo:

  • Google: 94,62%
  • Bing 2,15%
  • Yahoo 2,05%

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

Top 5 Referring Sites:


Compared to lasted time Twitter and Facebook has improved. Stumbleupon is still my number one when it comes to referring sites.

Top 10 visitors by Country:

1. United States
2. Denmark
3. United Kingdom
4. Australia
5. India
6. Canada
7. Germany
8. Finland
9. Nederlands
10. Philippines

Visiting countries in Q3 via Google Analytics

United States are new at number one followed by a lot of English speaking countries. Denmark has dropped to second spot for this country. Another thing worth mentioning is that this blog has had visitors form 132 different counties in the last 3 months.


To sum up my traffic has been growing a lot this quarter 🙂 The fact that this blog is now a PR3 blog has a lot to do with it I guess. I have also been more active on Social media the last couple of months and I think that is a great way to get more traffic as well.

I would love to hear how your traffic has changed the last couple of months. Any new trends you have noticed? Please drop me a comment below.

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About the author:
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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32 Responses to My Google Analytics Stats for Q3 2011

  1. Allyson Stewart says:

    Hi, Thomas. Congratulations on being a PR3 site! That’s fantastic.

    To be honest, I haven’t checked my traffic stats lately (but I know I should), so I can’t respond to your question quite yet. I love seeing the growth in your traffic from one quarter to another. So, Bing has jumped in front of Yahoo! now. How interesting!

    Thanks for sharing and see you again soon.


    • Thomas says:

      Hi Allyson
      As always great to see you here on my blog. You really should check in on your statistics from time to time. I can tell you so much about what is working for you and what you should improve.
      Hope to see you back soon 🙂

  2. andreas says:

    Hi Thomas,

    Thank you for sharing us your blogs success in Page Rank. I hope you can share more tips how you greatly earned your ranking. Like with Social Media, I use to do campaigns at facebook through group and fan pages but rarely get a traffic still. I think I have to change my style.



    • Thomas says:

      Hi Andreas

      Thank you for dropping me a comment. My two best advices for earning a better page rank with Google are to create high quality back link and to post high quality posts on a regular basis.

  3. Justin says:

    How many visitors are you getting a month? That is what I really want to know.

    • Thomas says:

      Hi Justin
      Just between you, me and the rest of the Internet, I had about 1800 Unique Visitors in September. How about you? How many do you have on your blog?

  4. Jade says:

    Great informative post, thanks Thomas

  5. Bob lipply says:

    Hi Thomas,

    Thanks for sharing this report. I’m now convinced that Stumbleupon can really give you tons of traffic. I thought it was just a joke since i tried it before and it really didn’t give me anything. I will include that site in my link building campaign from now on. Thank you once again and keep up the good work!

    • Thomas says:

      Hi Bob
      It took some time before I got some serious traffic from Stumbleupon, but on some days I can get more than 100 hits from Stumbleupun. It is for sure something you should include.

  6. Adrienne says:

    Ah Thomas, I knew it was only a matter of time my friend. You share some interesting stuff over here at your place and you have become more active on the social networking sites. People are dropping by more to read what you share. I love seeing your stats continue to rise.

    Mine have been doing the same and I’m loving it. It’s just going to keep getting better and better right!

  7. JohnC says:

    Google Analytics really provides good information update. It’s amazing how Social media’s working for your site. We’ll mine, gotta check that out.

  8. Tobias says:

    Congratulations! I think I have to rethink my Social Media positioning!

  9. Paul Salmon says:

    Those are some good numbers, Thomas. The distribution of your traffic sources is great, as you don’t rely on one source of traffic for your visitors. That is one area where I struggle, so I’m trying to find a way to provide a more uniform distribution of traffic sources.

    • Thomas says:

      Thank you Paul
      I am pretty happy with my distribution of my traffic. Now I just want more traffic, but I guess I have to be patient about that. This blog is not even a year old yet.

  10. Ana says:

    Thanks for sharing your stats with us. Makes for interesting reading!

    • Thomas says:

      Hi Ana
      As always great to see you visiting my blog 🙂 I have found that many people find it interesting to read about my traffic reports so I will keep them coming 😉

  11. james says:

    Congratulation John, being PR3 is something difficult from time to time right? I just started blogging and still strugle on becoming first page on google. Looking at your stats and comparing on my stats, i bit envy to you and also encourage me to make some improvement to raise my stats and my blog.

  12. Beth says:

    You’re still counting Bing and Yahoo as search engines?
    Just kidding, i know they’re just that. But the traffic coming from them is close to insignificant, though i’m not saying i’d turn it down.

    Glad to see you’re going up.

    • Thomas says:

      Haha, yep. I am still counting Bing and Yahoo as search engines, but you are absolutely right. They are almost insignificant 🙂
      All traffic is welcome at my blog. I don’t judge you for using Bing or Yahoo.

  13. zarc says:

    First, let me congratulate you for garnering a PR3 website, i am a newbie in terms of SEO, and i wanted to have some advices from you, maybe you could help criticize my blog in order for me to become more successful, thanks in advance.

  14. Graham says:

    Thanks again for sharing the stats. Im not sure but I think I’m addicted to google analytics. PR3 is good, especially in 10 months! Mind you, you have an advantage working in IT already 🙂

    • Thomas says:

      Hi Graham
      I guess I am pretty crazy about statistics as well. I am very happy with my PR3 in only 10 months. Yes it does help a lot to have been working with IT for many years. However I have also had to learn a lot when it comes to SEO and Social Network, but it has been a fun journey for me 🙂

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