Last Updated on August 16, 2020 by Faisal Rehman
It was 2012 when I first tried to launch my blog in my blogging journey. I have been working as an Executive System Administrator in a private firm and I was handling Linux servers. Therefore I decided to bring it online what I learn on daily basis. It was my 3rd year in the job and I was learning something new everyday. So I launched a blog related to Linux administration in a hosting account owned by my partner.
But it was just hobby blogging for learning purposes and I had no plan to turn it into a business. In 2014, I joined a reputable hosting firm as a Systems Administrator at a very lucrative package. That’s why I fully focused on my new job and my blogging journey ended at that time.
2020 is here now, Happy New Year!
My love for blogging never faded and in August 2019, I decided to launch a new blog that shouldn’t be an ordinary blog. It’s Blogging as a Business. I am taking it seriously and it’s blogging like a startup not as a side hustle. Therefore I am creating this stats report.
In the beginning, I could only afford a miscellaneous expense of $300 USD. That’s why I was looking for best web hosting for small business with a free domain and SSL. So I spent the funds with some care 🙂
My site niche is a little mix of affiliate marketing, learning WordPress and I am sharing what I am learning about SEO with people. I didn’t know much about WordPress in the beginning, that’s why it took about a month to learn some basics about WordPress and changed my theme settings. That’s why I am writing all of that stuff in my WordPress Beginner’s Guide.
My blog is still under construction and hopefully I will fully launch it by 31st January 2020. Though I had the plan to launch it on 1st of Jan 2020. But anyways, slow and steady wins the race. I am continuing my job as well and sharing the posts links on social media.
Everything starts from a ZERO, so it’s just 3 months that I started to write some stuff for my blog. So here are SoftwareSpice’s stats for the first 3 months.
The Alexa rank of SoftwareSpice is: 6,260,523
The traffic stats are normal because I am just promoting it on social media.
I have also submitted my website in 3 popular search engines, Google, Bing and Yandex.
It’s ZERO because there are no back links on my site.
So that’s it for now but I will keep updating this post with monthly stats going forward. [Post Update: January 7,2020]
I was slow in writing some stuff in this month sadly and could hardly wrote only 3 posts. I am also trying to get some traffic for my site now. So here are some brief stats of my blog.
From 6,260,523, it’s now 1,481,419, I hope to improve it more.
For the first time, I got around, 262 users & 2100 page views [excluding my own].
I am focused to put some more content in my own site before proceeding to guest blogging. Therefore, still I have zero backlinks.
That’s it for January!
There are now around 30 posts & pages on the blog & I want to touch 50 soon. That’s the least number that I want on my blog. After that, I’ll head towards guest posting for backlinks and traffic. For now, I’ve been posting just on FB & Twitter. Here are some brief stats of Feb 2020:
From 14,81,419 to 873,738, improved by 600K.
There were 519 new users and more than 3K views this month.
That’s it for Feb, I’ll see you guys in March.
So for the first time, I’ve got a couple of backlinks by writing 2 guest posts on 2 high DA sites [81 + 66]. Another good news is, my website’s Domain Authority raised from 0 to 8. However, it’s 6 on Moz, there’s a always a difference between the competitors because their data differs but, I love ahrefs.
Sadly, there were only 1250 views this month, might be due to COVID-19 as it impacted everyone.
From 873,738 to 821,560, improved by 52K. So, that’s it for March. Stay safe at your homes and keep social distancing.
Why people focus on organic traffic because it’s traffic auto-pilot. Sharing over social media platforms is also a source of getting visitors but there is a big difference between both kind of traffic sources.
You ask or even beg people to read or go through your blog on Facebook or Twitter. I do it myself, so there is nothing to worry about. My top referral has been Facebook so far.
But when a visitor comes on your site through Google, that means he’s looking for something or going to buy and looking for the best info.
Increase in organic traffic should be your top priority goal
So, for the first time, I got 21 organic clicks and around 800 views on my website in the month of April. I hope to turn 21 to 21K 🙂
I’ll see you in May! Stay safe at home.