Food Blog Traffic & Income: Aug 2016

Food Blog Traffic & Income- Aug 2016

This month was great. I worked hard to balance both this blog and the OverHead Pro and I’m happy to say that I managed pretty well. I published 3 blog posts on my blog (the goal was 4 but that’s okay) and pushed 7 videos. The goal was to push 2 videos a week and 1 blog post a week. I was close! 

I’ve been working on slowly improving my videos, both from the filming side and from the post production side. I’ll be updating my How To Make Recipe Videos post soon. 

I also managed to send out my first newsletter. I’ve been collecting email addresses since I started my blog but have just sent out a newsletter. :S I’m happy to say though that my readers are so kind and no one unsubscribed – woohoo! My plan is to try to send out a monthly newsletter, I think that’s the most I can handle right now. 

Out of my 7 videos that I posted, 2 of them seemed to have a pretty big impact. My Indian Channa Masala got 6.5K views and 149 shares and, more impressive, my Black Bean Avocado Salad got 63K views and 2100+ shares! I finally got a big boy! 

Food Blog Traffic & Income- Aug 2016
Food Blog Traffic & Income- Aug 2016 | happygut.ca

This was the result for the big spike in traffic around Aug 22. As you can see it has helped to increase my traffic baseline! 

Aug 2016 Traffic – Doubled from last month! 

Food Blog Traffic & Income- Aug 2016
Food Blog Traffic & Income- Aug 2016 | happygut.ca

Last monthly traffic for July was 3892 and in August I got 7765, this means that I doubled my traffic in one month!  This has never happened before without BuzzFeed posts (which I have stopped doing). 

July 2016 Traffic Report

Food Blog Traffic & Income: July 2016
Food Blog Traffic & Income: July 2016 | happygut.ca

Newsletter and Facebook Stats:

New Newsletter Signups: 58

Facebook Insights (it’s for the last 28 days so not 100% accurate but good enough):

Food Blog Traffic & Income- Aug 2016
Food Blog Traffic & Income- Aug 2016 | happygut.ca

My Pinterest, Twitter and Insta have also been growing but I’m not really focusing on those right now. Right now, Facebook is the name of the game. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

My goals for next month:

Blog traffic: double my traffic 15,000 visitors

Facebook: increase Page likes to 10K (currently at 7822)

See you next month! 

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How To Make Recipe Videos | happygut.ca

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