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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Saying "I do": The Stats!

I initially started this blog to keep my parents in Pennsylvania up to date on our New York wedding plans. I never expected for it to turn into a way to share and connect with other brides the way that it did. I've met some wonderful people through "Saying 'I do'" and absolutely love that I have a place where this entire experience is captured forever. Through the blog, I was able to do giveaways, score freebies, write for other blogs, and have some elements of our day featured.
Features:
  • I did 30 unique blog posts for Weddzilla.com 
  • I was a featured Blogger for The Knottie Diaries at Theknot.com 
  • I blogged for GetMarried.com  
  • Our Save The Dates were featured at Wedding of the Season
  • Our DIY Calligraphy projects were featured at Lettering Art Studio
  • I was a featured "Bio of the Week" on WeddingBee
  • At least 20 ideas from my blog have been pinned to Pinterest. Not a LOT, but pinned non-the-less!

  • Site Visits:
    • Over the past 2 1/2 years, I've gone from having 300 visits a month, to well over 2000 visits a month.
    • The most visits I had in one month was 2,589 in April 2011
    •  I have accumulated 2,814 comments  
      • 320 of them are from my mom
    • What started as 1 follower (Hi mom) has grown to 139 and 181 unique RSS Subscribers
    • People from the following countries have visited my blog: the United Kingdom, Russia, Germany, the Netherlands, Australia, Italy, India, Ukraine, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Belgium, Taiwan, Czech Republic, Brazil, France, and many more...
    • This is my 330th post
    • I've had almost 83,000 total visits to my site
    • My top 5 most popular posts of all time were:
      Wednesday Wedding Poll: Crying
      To cake topper or not to cake topper?

      Internet and Anemone Addiction

      Bridal Shower Hostess Gifts

    • These were most visited because of Google image searches. Many brides Google image search cake toppers, anemones, and bridal shower hostess gifts. The Crying Poll? I'm just not sure why that is the most viewed post but apparently, people are very interested in knowing if they will cry on their wedding day.

      Source
      True story: I got a ton of traffic to this post because I have a picture of "Michelle Tanner" from Full House. Not sure if I want to know why so many people are Google image searching her...

      So there's a little Saying "I do" trivia for you! Make a little drinking game out of it this holiday season! 

      Do you keep track of your blog's stats? What program(s) do you use?

5 comments:

Mom said...

Make that 321 comments! Really? 330 posts and I had only 320 comments? How did I miss 10? I am so proud of you for turning this into such an awesome experience for yourself and others. All you really did was follow your heart and back it up with lots of hard work. That's what makes any endeavor successful. Congratulations!

HiLLjO said...

Looks good Laura! I use google analytics with my blogger stats.

Heather said...

Great stats, Laura! Blogging about my wedding inspired me to pursue so many new opportunities, and I'm glad you've had such a fabulous experience, too!

k... said...

Wow! It's been quite the journey! Now you made me want to look at my stats and keep track. LOL! I'm so glad I found your blog!

Christi said...

Wow! Great job girl!!

 
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