Reviewing my 2023 Blog Analytics

Reviewing my 2023 Blog Analytics

Reviewing my 2023 Blog Analytics

As 2023 ends and 2024 begins, it’s time to review my 2023 blog analytics to see how EllesBellesNotebook has changed over the last year.

Reviewing my 2023 Blog Analytics

Here are some of the quick-fire blog analytics for 2023 on EllesBellesNotebook.

Most Read Blog Post:

Who are the Big Five Publishing Companies in the UK with 2630 views

Most Read Blog Post Published in 2023:

Upcoming Greek Myth Retellings 2023 with 831 views

Most Read Page:

Publishing Hopeful’s Toolkit with 364 views

Most Visitors:

30th December 2023 – 194 unique visitors

After I posted: 24 Things I’d Like to do in 2024

Unique Visitor Count: 23,778

Visitors Split by Country:

  • UK: 13,502
  • USA: 9,352
  • Australia: 844
  • India: 798
  • Canada: 768
  • Germany: 519
  • Spain: 479
  • Netherlands: 339
  • France: 324
  • Ireland: 304

Top Ten Visited Posts:

  1. Who are the Big Five Publishing Companies in the UK
  2. Typical Publishing Job Interview Questions
  3. Why I Hated Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
  4. Upcoming Greek Myth Retellings 2023
  5. My Trip to the Vagina Museum
  6. The Beauty of a Capsule Wardrobe | An Interview with the Founder of Thought Clothing
  7. Best Films to Play the Drinking Game On
  8. 23 Things I’d Like to Do in 2023
  9. Twelve British Booktokkers You Should Follow
  10. Contemporary Women’s Fiction Set in London

Most Visits Per Month:

4015 views and 3198 visitors in December 2023

Average Visits Per Month: 1981

66 per day in 2023 (5% decrease on 2022)

Total Blog Posts Shared:

116 blog posts in 2023, compared to 180 blog posts in 2022.

What I Learned in 2023

I reduced my posting from three times a week to twice a week in 2023 as a result of a demanding new job. At first, I was hesitant as I thought it would un-do all of the SEO work I had undertaken in 2022. However, I was wrong. Apart from a 5% decrease in visitors, I’ve only incurred a slight dip in visitors and overall views.

Social support is important but not crucial to success. With the changing social landscape, from Twitter no longer allowing automatic posts to Facebook being useless when it comes to discoverability, the only real social platform I find helpful for finding readers is Pinterest. SEO is more important than a strong social brand when it comes to a micro-influencer site.

My blog is for fun, and when it stops being fun it’s time to stop doing it. I’ve now been sharing posts on EllesBellesNotebook for nearly eight years. My aim for 2024 is to continue reducing the workload but keep up the quality. I’m playing around with the idea of a Substack to replace my WordPress site altogether, but I’m not willing to drop EllesBellesNotebook entirely.

So for now, I’m going to continue posting between 1-2 posts per week, and continue to share via Facebook and Pinterest as and when I have time, and focus on SEO for my older posts that seem to gain traction over time rather than in the moment.

Love Ellie x

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Reviewing my 2023 Blog Analytics

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