Like many bloggers, I’m obsessed with my visitor traffic. And like many bloggers, I use Statcounter.com for free web traffic reporting. My traffic from yesterday vs. a year ago yesterday is very revealing.
Tuesday, January 30th 2007
51 Page Loads – 31 Unique Visitors
Wednesday, January 30th 2008
313 Page Loads – 227 Unique Visitors
The real turning point for my site came in March. The site started getting more traffic that month and on on March 20th, 2007 saw a major spike. That was the day the Grand Canyon Skywlk had it’s ceremonial “First Walk” (which I attended) But due to the extra press coverage and my previous coverage (including pictures) I was an unofficial authority. At least good enough for the search engines.
So what did my stats look like that day?
Tuesday, March 20th 2007
1,098 Page Loads – 815 Unique Visitors
Even getting linked on Slate.com didn’t generate that much traffic. But Slate.com will have a more lasting effect on my web traffic.
P.S. That dip in my stats around June 21st…I had removed the tracking code from my site by accident.