I can’t believe June is over already! We’re now over the half way point of the year and so far things are looking better than ever. Here is my June 2017 blog traffic report and how I achieved my 23,000 page views.

June blog traffic report

I genuinely cannot believe June is over already! Seriously, did anyone else felt that the month just flew by. Luckily for me I didn’t really suffer from a ‘summer slump’ on here and June was my best month yet.

My top 5 most popular posts from June:

Another random lots of posts throughout June, I based this on both engagement and pageviews. Despite me complaining about the heatwavea lot! You all seem to stick around and got involved. Hello to all my new readers, stick around, pull up a chair, brew a cup of tea and get comfy, as folks I’m only getting started.

How did people find my Blog?

My top 3 results came largely from Stumbleupon, Organic Searches and Referral:

Stumbleupon (SU):

SU was another fantastic and brilliant result.  This just a steady source of traffic from me and it doesn’t look like it slowing down anytime soon. It most defiantly helps on keeping my traffic up.

I still have many of you asking me questions on SU. And a lot of these questions are about the lack of traffic from SU and being ghost banned. Well here is my response and how you can you can work to resolved this problem:

It seems like your site has been ‘ghost banned’. This is when SU put a block on your account. It might have felt that you were spamming your account – which I’m sure you weren’t! But perhaps their anti-spam tool picked up something.

My advice is – be active and leave SU alone for your site for the time being. Meaning don’t try to build traffic from it. When I say be active on SU, try to build followers and just browse the platform. What I love about SU is that it helps me discover really cool sites that I would otherwise never have found. So just pick an interest and just browse.

I myself for example, love browsing on all the paranormal stuff so I tend to spend hours looking at everything. When you find something cool – give it a thumb up and add it to your like. I also find that if you enjoyed one such cool site and it has social media buttons then share it on your platform. I find SU reward you if you share people sites onto social media. I also find it reward you if you comment on a blog post – but don’t leave a spammy comment.

Also browse other people following – what are they stumbling? Take a look and that can hopefully help you build up a following.

Once you done that for a while, slowly start adding your site, give it a test run and see how it goes. Slowly start adding other people sites to your SU. If you join in with lots of Facebook SU threads – try to just join in with one and see how that goes.

It might take a while for SU to take off your block but it not permanent and there is way to unblock yourself.

If you haven’t read my SU post, then read it today.

Organic searches:

My organic searches seem to get better and better every month. I had a few people who said they found me through various Google searches, this make me happy as I’m having new readers and a steady source of traffic.

My SEO series has so far been a big success; a lot of people has said it has helped them.  Don’t worry folks, I’m just getting started.

I achieved high traffic source from organic searches by using various simple technique.  I wrote high keywords post, what I mean by this is I wrote post that I know will do well in Google. It all comes down to me using my Google keyword tool into my SEO strategy and using high search term within a blog post.

If that sound confusing, don’t worry as I’ve written a tutorial on how to use Google keyword tool for your blog.

Also it might be helpful to read my post on how to make your blog more SEO friendly.

Referral:

Yeah this is a new one this month. Admittedly it took me by surprise as well. It was one area that wasn’t growing. Is there a secret trick to this – honestly, I will have to let you know next month.

What I think has helped was the lovely LC from Home & Horizon featured moi on her blog. This entailed lots of lovely referral traffic. Cheers LC.

I also discovered by joining in and being a regular user on various blog parties/links up has helped me. Remember me saying how it was a dead end, well I have found that if I full commit to it and give it my attention than it does work. It will send you lots of lovely traffic.

So that a good result, is it. If you are wondering where to find to blog parties/links up, then this is a handy list.

What didn’t work in June:

Pinterest. It was alright, just not doing as well as before. I got more traffic from it then I did in May. But not really on an upward climb. I’m still trying to work out what going on with Pinterest.

June 2017 blog traffic report

And that was my June 2017 blog traffic report. It was a bloody brilliant month and a big thank you so much for supporting me. It means the universe to me that my blog is doing so well and I couldn’t have done it with you – Thank you so much everyone.