My Google Analytics Traffic Report for Q3 – 2016

It is time for the third Google Analytics report for 2016, based on collected data from Google Analytics. The period of data evaluated for this report is (July 1, 2016 – Sep 30, 2016). As always, I share my numbers with my readers to see if I have improved, since my latest report or to for see some new trends regarding SEO.


Traffic Types

  • Search Engines: 60.07 %
  • Direct traffic: 25.99 %
  • Referring Sites: 6.73 %
  • Social Media: 6.51 %

Once again my organic traffic is up a bit. Also Social media has improved, but still something I has to do better in the time to come.

Google Analytics

Organic traffic (Search Engines Only)

  1. Google: 91.32 %
  2. Bing: 6.61 %
  3. Yahoo: 0.87 %
  4. Yandex: 0.68 %
  5. 0.23%

It is very steady. No one is able to compete with Google. Bing is still by far number 2 when it comes to global Search Engines.

Top 5 Referring Sites

  5. is new on the list and even as number 1. They shared my post: What is new in Windows 10 Anniversary Update Part 1 giving me some good traffic for a couple of weeks. Always nice when that happens. is also new on the list. It is actually a Search engine, but I guess Google Analytics don’t see it like that. says thy don’t track anything about your searches and protect your privacy.

Top 10 visitors by Countryworld-flags

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

Pretty much the usual suspects, but Netherlands is new on the list and France did not make it this time 🙂

Key Numbers of Q3 2016

  • Number of Visits to my blog: 7721 visits Vs 7712 in my latest report (+0,12%)
  • My bounce rate is: 80.31%

Conclusion on my Traffic Report

Overall my traffic has not changed much compared to my former report for Q2 2016, it is almost the same. However, my traffic was a bit higher on September, than my average month so hopeful it is the start or a little improvement. I also hope to be a bit more productive writing new posts for the next month. I have also been considering buying an international domain name for this blog, but I have not found one available, that I find satisfying. Until then I will keep my current domain name for this blog. No doubt that an international domain name will benefit traffic to this blog in the long run.

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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4 Responses to My Google Analytics Traffic Report for Q3 – 2016

  1. Great looking stats Thomas, onwards and upwards.

  2. Alen says:

    Congratulations. A lot of traffic from search engines.

  3. Ali Imran says:

    Hi Thomas,

    Wow! Those are some very good traffic stats. I hope I get at least half of those numbers but then you have worked hard and you deserve the numbers.

    I wish you all the best for the next year and hope you get all the success you dream of. 🙂

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