Thanks to everyone who participated in The One-Minute Survey: What are “realistic expectations” for blog growth? I’m excited to share the results!
The Data I Received
- Number of participants: 20
- Average number of months blogging: 14.3
- Average number of unique visitors per month: 4007
Table displaying all the results received
To give more accurate results, I removed the information from those bloggers reporting the two extreme lowest number of visitors and those bloggers reporting the two extreme highest number of visitors (both sets of numbers were far from the usual I received) to get these numbers:
- Number of participants: 16
- Average number of months blogging: 15
- Average number of unique visitors per month: 1882
The Results I Came Up With
I calculated this mean that the average results indicate that after 12 months of blogging (based on the data I received from this survey), a blog should be getting about 1506 unique visitors per month.
Please remember that this is just an average number based on a very small group of bloggers. Each blog has a different experience – and grows at a different rate.
In my own experience, the number of visitors my blogs have received is a reflection of my marketing strategies and efforts in promoting my blog. I have learned a lot from simple trial and error. It’s important to be tracking your traffic in order to determine what marketing pursuits are working and which are not. If you’re not seeing the results you would like to see, take a step back, do a little research, and try something new. Some great places to start learning are looking through the archives here at Blogelina, checking out my e-book on Blog Marketing, or signing up for Blogelina’s Online Class on Blogging.
What Are Your Thoughts?
How do these results fit with your experience?
Does this help you as you look at your own blog’s growth?
Do you have anything to add to the results?