My Google Analytics Traffic Report for Q1 – 2016

First quarter of 2016 has past and it is time for another traffic report. I post these reports 4 times a year and here you have the first one of 2016.

Traffic TypesGoogle Analytics

  • Search Engines: 54.06%
  • Direct traffic: 31.40%
  • Referring Sites: 8.01%
  • Social traffic: 6.52%

Overall my organic traffic has improved in the first quarter of 2016. That is always nice to see an improvement in organic traffic, but I also do now it quickly can change back again.

Organic traffic (Search Engines Only)

  1. Google: 89.13%
  2. Bing: 7.67%
  3. Yahoo: 1.55%
  4. Yandex: 0.65%
  5. 0.31%

It is the same old story about Google and all the rest of the Search Engines. I am using both Google and Bing Webmaster tools to help improving my ranking, but Google is still by far the king of search.

Top 5 Referring Sites

  5. is still my number one when it comes to getting referring traffic from other sites. I submit most of my technical how-to guides to their site and it has been very effective for me. It is also interesting that I get good traffic from both and I still get traffic from from my back when they shared my article about Microsoft Virtual Academy.

Top 10 visitors by Countrycountries

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

My Top 10 visitors by Country is much the usual suspects. Overall I have received traffic to this blog from 132 different countries in the 1. quarter of 2016. That is something I am very pleased with. That means that my posts are read all over the world 🙂

Key Numbers of Q1 2016

  • Number of Visits to my blog:  8488 visits Vs 7357 visits in my Q4 2015 report (+15.37%)
  • My Bounce Rate is: 76.91%

Conclusion on my Traffic Report

Overall my traffic has increased with more than 15%. That is very good if you ask me. I only posted 5 articles in those 3 month making it even more impressive that I got that big a boost in traffic. Most of the improvement came from Google searches. My Bounce Rate has been a bit higher, but I guess that is only naturally when the organic traffic is increasing.

That was all from me for this time. See you back for the next report in 3 months. Until then, I will love to hear how you traffic has been for the last 3 months. Have you also received more organic traffic the last couple of months?

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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24 Responses to My Google Analytics Traffic Report for Q1 – 2016

  1. Great stats Thomas and excellent news that you’ve had an increase in traffic, keep them coming 😉

  2. Jason Benway says:

    Way to stick with it. I know myself its hard to find the time to post more than once or twice a month.

  3. Remsun Debbarma says:

    Hey Thomas,
    Nice traffic you have got keep it up. Nice tips and moderatrion you have given in this article

  4. Sourav says:

    Hi, really you have done a good job. And really it’s a nice stat. keep going man! 🙂

  5. Odira says:

    You are certainly growing. Keep it up.

  6. Arpit singh says:

    Hi Thomas

    Great tips and traffic update I found in this article. Keep it up.Thanks for sharing this updates with us.


  7. Rocco Msing says:

    Hi Thomas

    I tell you how’s it feel right now looking at your status. It’s kind of jealousy mixed up with inspiration. You define it.

  8. Hi thomas,
    Congratulations you got very handsome traffic keep it up bro

  9. Santanu says:

    First time in your blog and have to say that you have created a very useful and engaging blog. Congrats for increasing your blog traffic and hope this will go up only. Keep up the good work.

  10. Chiranjit says:

    thanks Thomas
    your traffic reports is helping me a lot in my work.
    And it is very hard to give traffic updates every month. congratulation for your achievement.

  11. your’e having good traffic there keep it up. How about write an article on your Income Reports it might be awesome likes some blogs do.

    • Thomas says:

      I really don’t have much income from my blog. I only use AdSense and they have some strict rules about sharing your information from there.

  12. Amanda says:

    Impressive, you are going up, so keep this up 🙂

    Best wishes

  13. Alex Burg says:

    Great to see your traffic increasing in the beginning of the year. When can we expect to read the next report?:) Curious to see if your traffic further increases. Good luck.

    Why am I not seeing a pop up screen for mail chimp? You could be more aggressive with that..

    • Thomas says:

      Hi Alex
      Thanks for the kind words.
      I know I could push harder to make people sign up for my newsletter, but I hade those kind of pop ups, when I visits new blogs myself. I want people to come back and have a good experience when they visit my blog.

  14. Gowrish says:

    Good job Thomas. Did you follow any strategies to reduce your bounce rate? i get enough traffic too but exit rate is high. thoughts?

    • Thomas says:

      The high bounce rate is an issue that is hard to fix I think. I try to link to related posts in my posts to keep users, but other than that I don’t have any tips.

  15. Felix Brian says:

    wow… you also get traffic from lifehacker, do they source to your contents or any other means??… thanks for sharing your stat with us, it gives me hope 🙂

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