I am no longer famous!
My guest post is no longer on the front page of problogger.net
I shall just have to ask Darren to post another one!
You can read more here about my 15 minutes of blogging fame: guest post at ProBlogger
Anyway I thought I would share with you the effect it had on my blog traffic and sign-ups to my new free giveaway, “How to make a blog”.
The post was on the front page for 5 days.
During those 5 days, I received 137 visitors directly from Problogger.
And since my post moved off the front page, I’ve had 78 visitors directly from ProBlogger. That’s an average of 7 per day. Will that continue? Who knows?
Pages Per Visit / Average Time On Site
Page visits (the average number of pages viewed during a visit to your site) was 1.88 (almost 10% higher than the average)
The average time on the site was 2 minutes 47 seconds which doesn’t sound very long but one, it was over 10% higher than the average and, two, when we visit web sites, we quickly scan them. We see if there is anything worth reading. If not, we move on.
The Bounce Rate
This is the percentage of single-page visits (i.e. visits in which the person left your site from the entrance page). So here, the lower the percentage the better.
For visitors from problogger, the bounce rate was 64.65%. That means of the 215 visitors, 139 of them only read one page and no more. 76 visitors clicked onto another page to read.
Free Opt-in sign-ups
So what was the effect of my free report sign-ups?
Check out the graph below.
After my initial launch and leading up to my guest post being posted, I was averaging 1 sign-up per day. During the 5 days my post was live, I averaged I was averaging 11 sign-ups per day. I don’t know what the percentage increase is but I do know that is a huge increase.
And I’ve averaged almost 7 per day since.
I would recommend getting guest posts on those big blogging sites. Not only do you get a great backlink, you also get a good amount of new visitors and if you have some sort of opt-in in place, you’ll get a few new subscribers.