Monthly Report

What Are You Struggling With on Your Website or Blog Right Now?

  • November 3, 2011 by Corbett Barr
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Welcome to another Think Traffic monthly report!

This time I want to do things a little differently from other monthly reports. I’m going to share the usual growth figures and stats for this site below, but more importantly I want to ask you a big question today.

What are you struggling with on your website or blog right now?

We’ve been publishing these reports every month for over a year and a half now. I realize that the things we struggle with to grow this site might be different from what you struggle with on your own site, depending on what stage of the game you’re at.

To keep these reports fresh and relevant, I want to find out what how we can help you best.

If you have a minute right now, I’d love to know what problem you’re wrestling with at the moment.

What is keeping you from building the website or blog of your dreams? What are you stuck on? What are you frustrated by? What makes you think about throwing in the towel or starting over?

Please share in the comments.

We’d also love to hear what you think about these monthly reports. Are they useful? Should we change anything? Is there anything else you’d like to know about what we’re doing to grow Think Traffic on a regular basis?

We’re here to help, so don’t be shy.

What went on here in October?

With all of the behind the scenes launch work for Expert Enough going on, Caleb and I have had the pleasure of featuring a lot of different people on Think Traffic over the past month. In October we had ten total posts, with two guest posts and two video interviews. Of the remaining six posts, five were related to the Million Dollar Blog Project and the last one was the monthly traffic report.

Featuring guest interviews and content on your blog can do a number of great things.

  • brings in new audiences to your site
  • keeps the content fresh
  • broadens the topics discussed
  • allows you to save time to spend on other intensive projects

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Think Traffic Monthly Report – September 2011

  • October 6, 2011 by Corbett Barr
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Welcome to another Think Traffic monthly report. If you’re new here, this is the monthly feature where I summarize how we grew the audience for this site over the past month, and explain what we’ll be doing to grow the audience further next month.

Growing an online audience isn’t easy, but it isn’t really complicated either. The formula is simple: 1) identify a need or desire and a way to address it in a new/better way, 2) create outstanding content or a product/service that fills that need/desire and 3) get the word out about what you’ve created.

Of course, the devil is in the details, but that’s the basic formula every successful site follows. That’s exactly what we’ve been doing here since this site launched in March of 2010.

What went on in September?

The Million Dollar Blog Project has already made a pretty big impact here at Think Traffic. We dedicated 2/3rds of the posts last month to the project, and the focus is paying off in new visitors and deeper reader engagement for Think Traffic.

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Think Traffic Monthly Report – August 2011

  • September 6, 2011 by Corbett Barr
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Welcome to another Think Traffic monthly report. If you’re new here, this is the monthly feature where I summarize how we grew the audience for this site over the past month, and explain what we’ll be doing to grow the audience further next month.

What went on in August?

August can be a tricky month for blogs and online businesses. So many people are out on vacation and enjoying summer that traffic and sales can easily slump temporarily.

In fact, some bloggers decide to take part of the month off themselves, or simply to publish less frequently. I’ve been traveling in the U.S. and now Europe since August 1st myself, but have been keeping a steady posting schedule thanks to the help I’ve gotten recently from our new assistant editor Caleb.

I’m happy to report that this August for Think Traffic was a fantastic month, and that traffic didn’t slump at all.

How’d we keep the site growing during the slowest month of the summer? I’ll explain that in a moment.

But first, some stats for the month…

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Think Traffic Monthly Report – July 2011

  • August 4, 2011 by Corbett Barr
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Welcome to the monthly report for Think Traffic for July, 2011!

Each month, I post an update on what we’ve been doing to grow the audience for Think Traffic. I also occasionally write about how we’ve been earning revenue for this blog-based business.

It’s actually been about six weeks since the last monthly report. Since I started this blog back in March of 2010, I had been posting monthly reports from the 16th of the month to the following 15th (mid-month start and end dates). This month I decided to reset the calendar and go with standard months.

This report will cover the whole month of July.

Important Happenings Last Month

A couple of important things happened here last month. First, we reopened Traffic School to new students for about three days in early July. More details on how the launch went in a minute.

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How to Build and Launch a Kick-Ass Online Product in Two Weeks

  • June 21, 2011 by Corbett Barr
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We squeaked out another record month last month here at Think Traffic…

Welcome to another Think Traffic monthly report. If you’re new here, this is the monthly feature where I summarize how we grew the audience for this site over the past month, and explain what we’ll be doing to grow the audience further next month.

In this report, I’m also going to show you how Adam Baker and I successfully launched a new online product last month within a total of just two short weeks.

Read on for that, and also to find out what the next big challenge for Think Traffic is (and how you can help).

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This “Engaging” Secret Makes Online Self Promotion Virtually Unnecessary

  • May 18, 2011 by Corbett Barr
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I hope you’re ready for another monthly report, because it’s time!

In this report, I’m going to start by sharing a secret about building web traffic that makes self promotion unnecessary (if you want it to be).

If you’re new here, each month I write a monthly report detailing exactly what we’ve been doing to build traffic to this site.

We share full details about how much traffic the site is getting, where it comes from and how we got it. These reports cover the period from the 16th to the 15th of each following month (this site originally launched on the 16th of March, 2010).

This report (#14) covers the month of April 16, 2011 to May 15, 2011.

The Real Secret to Driving Traffic to Your Website

I explained my current complete strategy for building the audience here at Think Traffic in a recent Traffic School lesson. After playing back what I said, I realized how simple my strategy here really is.

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