I noticed a few of the blogs I follow are doing this, and while I don’t know if anyone actually cares, I decided to do a little “Year in review” of my blog for 2010 as well. I have been blogging for a couple of years now, but I really just started doing it consistently(-ish) this past year. As a result, traffic to my blog has gone up quite a bit from January of last year to the end of December.
The most notable happening of the year was that I moved from using Joomla to using WordPress. So far I’ve been nothing but happy about my change. It was a bit of work in the beginning to move my content over and I still have a few things I haven’t moved. But overall WordPress is hands down easier to manage, write posts with, and customize. I have some minor beef with inconsistencies in IE (especially the IE9 beta). But I usually use Chrome to write up my posts and it works great.
In 2010 my blog had 19902 visits, up from 6860 visits in 2009. Quite a significant jump. It also had 27918 page views, which was up from 10465.
The top 5 visitor countries, with their respectable share of traffic, were Unites States (29.81%), India (10.28%), United Kingdom (7.74%), Canada (4.99%), and Australia (3.79%).
As for referral sources, 74.12% was from search engines (mostly Google), while 13.84% came from referring sites and 11.89% was direct traffic.
Of the search engine traffic, the keywords with the most incoming traffic (in order) were space rangers 2 pizza quest, space rangers 2 pizza, blueband.master, powershell get all contenttypes, and event receivers in sharepoint 2007. I guess a lot of people have problems with making pizzas in Space Rangers 2. Maybe I should rename my blog to “SharePoint and Pizza recipes!”.
The top site referrals were: social.msdn.microsoft.com, sharepointkb.wordpress.com, alternativeto.net, sharepointmalarkey.com, and stackoverflow.com.
When it comes to my content, it was a bit tricky to gather the data. That said, here’s an approximation of the top 5 posts:
- Frodes awesome list of SharePoint Column Field IDs
- Customizing the Quick Launch and Navigation bars
- Frodes awesome list of SharePoint Column Field IDs for SharePoint 2010
- Creating event receivers in SharePoint 2007 with WSP Builder
- Creating custom list event receivers in SharePoint 2007
Overall the traffic on my blog has increased a lot over the last year. The least visited month was January with the most visited being November. It’s been rising steadily through the year, with November peaking at 4 and a half times the January number.