Organic traffic update

Last Update: June 22, 2015

It's been awhile since I posted about how my organic traffic is going - the last time being in February (see https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/arpl/blog/organic-...). There hasn't been much to say as the traffic has stayed at that level since then, averaging around 150/hits a day.

This morning I got a surprise - a new peak of 352 organic visitors:


This is interesting as it's been roughly one year since I launched the site. Each time a peak has indicated a new level of traffic - this time it's probably ~250/day.

I don't post much but obviously it is important to create good, long content with smart keyword research involved.

And while the traffic is good, the downside is that my bounce rate has skyrocketed from 15% to 70%. This could be due to the change in design. I went from one that had a nice sidebar with footer widgets to to the default WordPress theme due to some theme weirdness (takeaway: avoid Woo Themes like the plague). So we may have some very strong evidence about how to keep someone on a site a little longer.

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Sbaxter Premium
Congrats on traffic increase
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ArpL Premium
Thanks!
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JewelCarol Premium
Congrats on yr increase in traffic, well-done, Arp. ;))
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ArpL Premium
Thanks!
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Christabelle Premium
Congratulations on your new peak! :)
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ArpL Premium
Thanks!
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Christabelle Premium
You're welcome! :)
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PMakaris Premium
Great job Arp. I think the bounce rate is nothing more than an analytics error. My bounce rate used to be at 10% consistently and the same thing happened. It skyrocketed to 75% which I think was from changing my theme. Traffic is still consistently going up though. Keep blogging man!
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ArpL Premium
Yeah, I definitely think it's the theme. WP's default theme is really made for focusing on posts and not drawing folks further into the site. The traffic itself I'm very happy about :)
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tomtitty006 Premium
What is your website about because you have some visitors.If I had that many people viewing my pages I would be a happy bunny.
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ArpL Premium
www.workathomerebel.com

I need to put the traffic to better use. The site's in an in-between phase since I had to change the theme (the old one broke somehow and I didn't want to fix it). I'm going to be changing the domain to www.workingfromanywhere.rocks and I have a new design in mind.
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