Thanks for the Hits! May 2009 Traffic Numbers

What happened to May? Where’d it go? Just a month ago, I was finishing up the Spring semester, which was horribly stressful, and now it feels like it was ages ago. And now I’m already 2 days into my summer class (technically it started a month ago since it’s my capstone project).

Well, it’s time for some numbers for the very merry month of May. Thanks to some serious amount of travel in the last 2 months, I barely eked out 14 articles in May, but it’s better than I thought I would do. And I’m already up to 3 for June (counting this one). Am I getting back into the groove? Maybe I’m just procrastinating from doing my school work?

Traffic Sources

At a high level:

Search Engines: 55% (down from 67% in April)

Referring Sites: 28% (up from 18%)

Direct Traffic: 17%

Top Personal Finance Blog Referrers

And now to what everyone (or at least every PF blog) reads this article for: my top referrers for May. You’ll see last month’s rank after the new rank in (). If they weren’t ranked last month, you’ll see a (-).

  1. (-) The Simple Dollar (with a whole 12% of my total traffic!)
  2. (3) Five Cent Nickel
  3. (1) My Money Blog
  4. (-) Squawkfox (Congrats on the new book!)
  5. (4) No Credit Needed
  6. (8) Cheap Healthy Good
  7. (7) Free Money Finance
  8. (6) Wise Bread
  9. (10) Frugal Dad
  10. (9) Budgets are Sexy (still hanging in there bud!)

Top Non-PF Blog Referrers

Since this list is usually made up of search engines, I’ve decided to show non-PF blogs AND non-search engines!

  1. StumbleUpon (in the #10 spot of all referrers. #1-9 are search engines or PF blogs)
  2. Zen Habits
  3. Dumb Little Man
  4. Twitter (#23 overall)
  5. US News

Again, thanks to all my readers, fellow bloggers, commenters, search engines and scrapers for making this site such a success!

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