Earlier this year I set up a simple spreadsheet to compare my page view numbers over the years. It's really easy to do if you use Google Analytics to check back by year and month.
Earlier this year I was feeling really down about the fact that my views were low, but just now I got the final tally for 2015 and found my views have actually increased by 3500 over 2014. In fact, they've been steadily rising every year.
So, guess I should of have been moaning so much.
Set up your own chart so that you can analyze how you are doing. Hopefully, you'll get an interesting surprise!
But weren't you having major traffic issues in 2014? I remember you were doing a bunch of disavows because you were worried your sub had been hit by negative SEO. Am I remembering right? And haven't you recovered from that somewhat? So doesn't it makes sense that your traffic has improved in the past 12 months?
I don't need a spreadsheet to tell me my traffic is ~50% of where it was prior to the Squid merger. It had begun to recover a bit. Then HP removed subdomains and it dropped again.
On the bright side, things do look a bit better over the past couple of weeks. But there is a long, long way to go to get things back where they once were.
I use the HP datasheets with a focus more on earnings than traffic; not so cheerful.
What data sheets are you referring to...the stats?
Yes. I paste lifetime data in excel format and graph it.
I didn't know you could do that from the stats page, but I guess using GA is just as good.
GA is not going to give you any earnings information, which is what Psycheskinner is interested in. It's very easy to get spreadsheet program-ready earnings data from your account page. just go to earnings reports and click the export to csv button.
then you can import it into whatever spreadsheet program you use.
Yes, I know that, but I was not referring to earnings, just views. This is just another way of producing the same information, but clearly just as effective.
The main reason I posted this was that I felt many here don't even think about tracking their info from year to year, and I wanted to encourage them to do so in order for them to be able to visualize their individual situations.
It helps me a lot to do this because, if nothing else, it lets me see that I am advancing rather than regressing!
And my initial response was that I, personally, am not here with the main goal of getting views--but of getting cash. And that trend is certainly not edifying. About 10% of what it was at its peak.
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