All right. Hello everyone. Evan Hoeflich here from evanhoeflichmarketing.com,
and in this video we’re going to go over another blogging report, this time for both April
and May 2019. I realize I’m a little bit delayed, in these
blogging reports, that’s why I combined both April and May 2019 together. I just had an abnormally busy past couple
of weeks and month. I’ve been a little bit behind on these blogging
reports, but I have a lot of good information to go over and I combined both April, like
I said, 2019 and May 2019 into this blogging report. Without further ado, let’s just jump right
into the data. I think the key takeaway here is that when
you run a blog, sometimes you might be a little off your game for a short period of time. I just had so much going on, recently, that
I wasn’t able to give as much time as I would have liked to my blog. However, the past two months, April 2019 and
May 2019, have been two of my highest months, organically, of all time. That goes to show you that even though I wasn’t
able to put in as much work as I would have liked to, as of recently, I’m still seeing
my highest, organic traffic months all time. That just shows you the power of blogging,
and the benefits of blogging is that, if you want to, you can take a little time off. Sometimes, obviously, life gets in the way
and your blog can still work for you. It’s a true asset that works for you, 24/7. I’ve written a blog post about that. I think that’s the key takeaway here is that
even though I was super busy, and I wasn’t able to put in as much work as I would’ve
liked, the past two months have been my best months to date. That’s pretty powerful. Organic traffic for April 2019 and May 2019,
let’s just go over some of the statistics here. April 2019 came in at 342 organic visits. April was actually my highest month all time. And May came in at 266 organic visits, so
down a little bit month over month. But again, we look at the year over year data
more to get a better gauge of everything, and month over month fluctuation is pretty
normal. You can see the screenshot here. This is a longterm screenshot. This goes all the way back to 2017, just to
show the growth of my blog and the traffic that’s coming into my website, the organic
traffic, I should point out. We could see 2017, I was really just getting
started, trying to gain some traction. 2018 I started getting some momentum, started
gaining some traction within the search engines, started getting a lot of keyword rankings. And now, we can fast forward to April 2019
and May 2019, and you can see that I’ve seen some really good growth when we look back
over the course of my blogs so far. You can see the screenshot here. This is a longterm screenshot. This goes all the way back to 2017, just to
show the growth of my blog and the traffic that’s coming into my website, the organic
traffic, I should point out. We could see 2017, I was really just getting
started, trying to gain some traction. 2018 I started getting some momentum, started
gaining some traction within the search engines, started getting a lot of keyword rankings. And now, we can fast forward to April 2019
and May 2019, and you can see that I’ve seen some really good growth when we look back
over the course of my blogs so far. But this is great, great growth. Two of my highest, highest months all time,
which I’m happy about. Blogging is a patient game, so just keep at
it, keep producing quality content. We can take a look at some of the year over
year, organic traffic increases as well. We’ll jump down to here, as I state in a lot
of my blogging reports, year over year is a great way to gauge how you’re doing over
the longer term. It’s a better metric than month over month. In April 2019 compared to April 2018, my organic
traffic was up by a total of 147%, which is great. 342 organic visits versus 138 organic visits
in April 2018, so that’s really good growth. May was not as big of a jump and increase,
but still, nonetheless, we’re seeing some really good organic traffic increases. May 2019 versus May 2018 is up 56.47%, 266
visits versus 170 visits. When we look at both April and May of 2019,
compared to April and May of 2018, so year over year, two months, April and May 2019
compared to April and May 2018 combined, my organic traffic is up 97.40%, so almost a
hundred percent my organic traffic is up, 608 visits versus 308 visits. That’s really substantial increase. May was a little bit of a slower month compared
to April, but nonetheless, I’m still up here, as you can see, 97%. Definitely, definitely happy with that, and
especially since I haven’t been able to give it as much time, my website as much time and
effort as I would have liked to, recently. But, now that my schedule is opened up a bit,
I plan on really jumping back in and and getting a bit more consistent with some of my content
generation. Those are the stats for the past two months,
which are really good. Let’s just jump into a couple of next steps
for driving more organic traffic to my website, and working towards more organic growth. More consistency in my content generation. Obviously, I said, this was just a busy time
for me. I haven’t been able to give it as much effort
as I would’ve liked. Getting back to more consistent content, generating
anywhere from four to eight blog posts per month, making sure that the content is very
valuable. I have a lot of good topics on the way. A couple of these, actually, are from actual
questions that I’ve been asked recently that I feel would make really, really great blog
topics. Those types of of blog posts always are helpful
to readers because if one person’s asking about it, there’s a good chance that there’s
multiple people that are interested in that same topic. In general, more consistency in my content
generation and also making sure that my content is as valuable and helpful as possible. And then secondly, I really want to hammer
the link building. I haven’t been doing as much link building
work as I would like. I’m overdue to build some natural, and quality,
backlinks to my website. I’m going to be looking into relevant guest
post opportunities to start in my niche, to get both my content out there and my website
link published on other, authoritative websites. Guest posting is an excellent way to spread
your message and it’s an excellent way to build a quality backlink to just gain more
overall exposure for your website and your blog. And it’s really important in terms of increasing
your keyword rankings and search engine rankings in Google. Those are the two, and I’m not going to put
too many next steps, since I took a little bit of time off, and I’m just getting back
into the swing of things. These are going to be my two areas of focus
going forward. And it’s important to note, too, actually
while I had a little bit of downtime with my blog, I took a little bit of a break. I did have two guest posts published that
helped fill in the space a little bit, which is great. Once in a while, I will accept guest posts
as long as they’re high quality. And, they’re a hundred percent unique content,
not published anywhere else, really high quality. Sometimes accepting guest posts is a good
way to fill some content space or some time if you’re really, really busy. That’s just another little side note. But you know, overall, I think the key takeaway
here is, with a blog you have flexibility. If you need to take some time off, that’s
totally fine. Your blog should continue to work for you,
if it’s properly optimized, from an SEO perspective, and you could still see growth, even if you’re
not actively working on it. However, eventually you need to get back into
it. What has helped me see some of these traffic
increases today is consistent effort, consistent content generation, link-building, optimizing
my meta-tags, making sure I’m sharing my posts on social media, and engaging with other bloggers,
and getting my content out there externally as well. But again, the takeaway here is that, if you
need to take some time off to regroup, refresh, that’s totally fine. That’s one of the biggest benefits of blogging
is the flexibility of it. With that being said, I think that’s all I
wanted to cover today. More blogging reports to come. I have a lot of good content on the way too,
both, video version through YouTube and through my blog. Stay tuned for that, and let me know how your
April and May 2019 was. And if you have any questions on anything
that I went over, feel free to let me know. And, until next time, I’ll see you on the
next video. Thanks so much.