August traffic was as I expected: moderate. I actually had very similar numbers as in June, but I expect September numbers to be significantly higher now that summer is over.
That’s almost double my traffic from August 2007, so a big year-over-year increase is what I like to see!
Finally! I crossed over the 1,900 subscriber mark in August! Specifically, I crossed over 1,900 four times, with the highest being 1,916 people either pulling my RSS feed or subscribing via email. Now onto 2,000!
At a high level:
Search Engines: 48%
Referring Sites: 35%
Direct Traffic: 17%
Top Personal Finance Blog Referrers
So which Personal Finance site sent the most traffic my way in August? How did they compare to last monthâ€™s rankings? Well, youâ€™ll see last monthâ€™s rank after the new rank in (). If they werenâ€™t ranked last month, youâ€™ll see a (-). As a note, Iâ€™m not considering major multi-author or commercial blogs in this list (see next section):
- (-) MSN Smart Spending
- (1) My Money Blog
- (3) Five Cent Nickel
- (5) No Credit Needed
- (4) Canadian Capitalist (PFN Buddy!)
- (2) Quest for Four Pillars (PFN Buddy!)
- (-) Squawkfox (PFN Buddy!)
- (10) MoneyNing (PFN Buddy!)
- (-) Blueprint for Financial Prosperity
- (-) Broke Grad Student and Mrs. Micah
As a note, I moved MSN Smart Spending blog into this section since it really is a Personal Finance blog, and they send me quite a chunk of visitors each month now.
Top Non-PF Blog Referrers
Here are the search engine, group blog, non-PF blog and other referrers for July. For the first few sites, their total share of my traffic is in parentheses:
- Google Search (40%)
- Direct Traffic (18%)
- Google Reader and Homepage (4%)
- Yahoo! Search
- AOL Search
- MSN Search (MSN and/or Live Search)
- Zen Habits (still pulling in links from his Brown Bag article last year)
- My Yahoo Feed Reader
- Bloglines Feed Reader
Again, thanks to all my readers, fellow bloggers, commenters and scrapers for making this site such a success!