Hello hello hello, all my fans who live all over the world with a special shout-out to all my fans in the European Union! Guy Hogan is my name and erotic flash fiction is my game.
How’s everyone doing?
Even though I’ve spent my fun money for March, I’m still in great spirits because now I can do those things that I need to do that I neglect to do when my pockets are full of fun money. What kinds of things? Well, I won’t bore you with the details, but cleaning my apartment is high on the list.
It will be a cloudy day in The ‘Burgh today with a high around 50.
Direct Traffic Versus Organic Traffic
In 2013 I didn’t even know what “direct traffic” was.
The Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette (like all blogs) gets two kinds of traffic: direct and organic traffic. (Now if you already know this stuff just keep reading because I have some numbers at the end of this post that may interest you.) Here’s my understanding of what organic and direct traffic are.
Organic traffic comes from things like search engines, my Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter accounts and from blog directories that I’ve signed up for.
My direct traffic comes from things like bookmarks, email subscriptions (today I have only 21), follows and feeds.
But here’s the kicker. I get 96% of my traffic from direct traffic! And here’s another mind blower. Well, it blew my mind. I was unaware of what my direct traffic was until I activated by chance a plug-in on this blogging (WordPress.org) platform! Because my regular stats page only gave me my organic traffic.
Talk about a blind squirrel finding a nut.
So far, for this month of March, the combined, average direct and organic traffic for the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette is 500 visitors and 3000 page views every day.
The Old Soldier salutes you!
Because a blog ain’t shit if it don’t have no readers.
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