At the end of January, after many years of saying “no”, I finally made the switch from Blogger to a self hosted WordPress blog. I am so glad that I did!
In this post, I would like to share some of my results from my first two months with WordPress.
Comparison of traffic from February-March 2010 to February-March 2011:
In these time period I have seen a 52% increase in visits and a 53% increase in pageviews!
Top 5 posts from this time period:
1. The best advice for a happy marriage (734 views)
2. Are you an impatient person? ( (731 views)
3. 25 things I hate about facebook (623 views)
4. Our fears establish the limits of our life (457 views)
5. Finding emotional rest (310 views)
Traffic sources for this time period:
My biggest source of traffic has been from StumbleUpon (I am going to write on this some time soon) and then from referrals from my old blogger site.
I want to get my search engines traffic up. I know this will take time as my new wordpress blog gets indexed and crawled by Google.
I am already beginning to see increases. I went from 2% in February to 7% in March. I am currently at 10% in April so far.
What blogging platform are you currently using?
***** UPDATE *****
After thinking about this some more I came to the conclusion that I didn’t paint the whole picture here. There were many many factors that contributed to my 50% increase in traffic from last year to this year. Switching to a self-hosted WordPress blog was just one of them (I may do another blog post on the rest of the factors that led to my increase in traffic at a later time).
To presents the facts a little more fairly I will share the comparison from December-January 2010 (the previous two months) to February-March 2011 (when I switched to WordPress).
Comparison of traffic from December-January 2010 to February-March 2011:
In this time period I have seen a 13% increase in visits and a 22% increase in pageviews! I still think that is pretty impressive!