How I Increased Unique Visitors and grew my blog for the 5th week

Increased Unique Visitors, Visits, and % New Visits for the 5th week in a row [5M 005]

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The Monday Morning Momentum Marketing Manual #5.

Click here for last week’s episode.



That’s what’ it’s all about.

That’s what it takes to grow your blog or website for 5 weeks straight.

Most people don’t understand what commitment means.

That’s one thing I learned from Annabel Candy a pro blogger from Australia.

YOU HAVE TO COMMIT if you want results.


But what does commitment mean?

Have you ever heard the story of bacon and eggs?

The PIG’s committed, the CHICKEN’s involved, there’s a huge difference.

COMMITMENT the bacon and eggs story








..or 5M is about commitment.

It’s about growing your online business one week at a time.

You’ll never get to the top of the stair case until you start to focus on each individual step first.

This is how people trip they get in a rush and forget to pay attention to the small stuff.



5M Step #1 – Review Google Analytics Statistics:

The good and bad thing about internet marketing is the simple fact that it’s just a numbers game.

The trick is figuring out which activities generate the good numbers and which activities generate the bad.

Here’s my results from last week:


The 7 metrics above are the most important for website health.





For the 5th week in a row I was able to grow my blog.

I had more visits and more % new visits which is good.

Increased Unique Visitors means I’m attracting new, fresh faces.

However, waay too much red in my report this week.

4 of the 7 metrics above are RED which is not the color I want.


5M Step #2 – Take action to grow your audience by focusing on the 7 key metrics:


The good news:

  • Visits: up 6.61% – This is the #1 indication that more people are checking out the site.  6% is solid weekly growth.
  • Unique Visitors: up 10.50% - This is an excellent sign that unique visitors are increasing at almost double the rate of returning visitors.
  • % New Visits: up 4.75% - This is another excellent sign that more NEW people are checking out the site.  


The bad news:

  • Pages / Visit: down -9.18% – This means visitors viewed less pages per visit last week. This has to be corrected ASAP.
  • Bounce Rate: down 2.60% – This metric is improving slightly from last week.  Moving in the right direction.
  • Pageviews: down -3.18% – The total number of pageviews is Down slightly after being up over 18% last week.

  • Avg. Visit Duration: down 13.69% - This means visitors stayed around for less time this week than last when this metric was up over 17%. 

Feb 24, 2013-Mar 2, 2013:

Here are my activities from last week.

Published articles:

  1. 5M 004: 4th straight week in the GREEN: How to improve website traffic statistics.
  2. What I learned from Annabel Candy – Q&A with the founder of SuccessfulBlogging.com
  3. How to use Content Marketing to choose a Primary Keyword for your website.
  4. Google Adwords Terms of Service has changed.
  5. Social Media Saturday #SoMeSa – ep. 7 – nil erkoçlar


Guest Posts Published:

  • none.

Social Media:


Email Marketing:

  • No Broadcast messages sent with Aweber.
  • No Follow up messages sent.

Feb 17, 2013 – Feb 23, 2013:

*Please review last weeks episode for the activities, statistics, and results.

Happy Monday


That’s how I Increased Unique Visitors, Visits, and % New Visits for the 5th week in a row.

Last week I published 7 articles, this week I only published 5.

I plan to publish at least 7 articles this week and we’ll see what impact this has on my stats next Monday so stay tuned.

I also modified my promotion approach on Google+.

I’m not #HashTagHiJacking as much any more I’m going to focus on building relationships for a while and see what difference it makes in my referral traffic.

Yes, I’ll still share new articles but I won’t focus on promoting them so hard on the trending topics, I’ll take a different approach.

I also plan to publish some guest posts and I’ll be testing out some new tips on stumbleupon.

I have a big interview scheduled for tomorrow and more big names coming soon. I’m very excited about the interview series don’t miss the latest episode.

PLUS IT’S TIME FOR THE #IBCT – What’s your favorite blog?


Now it’s over to you.

That’s it for this episode of 5M.

What did you learn from last week after reviewing your statistics?

Is your blog growing or shrinking?

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What's up! I'm Darnell the founder of Your Online Biz. I believe "We come from absolute greatness. Accomplishing the extraordinary is the least that we should expect from ourselves." In 2012 I launched TruckLicense.net which redefined how to get a CDL without expensive trucking school. I also created the #IBCT - International Blogger Championship Tournament which features the top 64 blogs worldwide in a competitive comparative analysis. When you support me you help #PayItForward as I contribute 10% of my online income to help children in need.

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2 comments on “Increased Unique Visitors, Visits, and % New Visits for the 5th week in a row [5M 005]
  1. Thanks Ambarish,

    I look forward to hearing more about your stumbleupon results.
    Darnell Jackson recently posted…Social Media Saturday #SoMeSa – ep. 8 – Chorão.My Profile

  2. Congrats… Thats really great to hear. Guest posts and stumbleupons does help in gaining a huge lot of traffic.
    ambarish kumar recently posted…Sitemap for Blogger and WordPressMy Profile

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