I get a good number of websites visitors each month (measured with Google Analytics and WordPress stats). Much more importantly however is the number of conversions, or, rather in my case, the amount of business that is generated via my WordPress Specialist website. Way too many people measure the success of a website via the number of visitors which means nothing in isolation (so what if you’re getting lots of visitors if the number of visitors isn’t meeting your objectives of having a website).
To illustrate the fallacy of the number of visitors being a good measure I thought I should share a few stats that, I hope, will get people to start thinking more about quality of visits rather than quantity. First off it’s important to say that I have been blogging and running my Website for many years. I also put alot of effort into SEO (no, that that SEO junk that is peddled but the things that actually matter). My Website is built on WordPress with a Genesis Theme and 18 active Plugins (all high quality Plugins). I host on a VPS as my website numbers outgrew shared hosting a few years back.
Enough of the small talk. Let’s get to the numbers. The numbers below are for my website for March 2014:
How many hacking attempts in March 2014?
It’s no surprise why so many poorly secured websites get hacked. The number of threats out there is staggering.
176,340 attempted Pageviews by threats in March.
87,079 attempted Pageviews by threats on March 20th 2014.
Is it worth using a CDN?
Not only does a CDN mean that your website will load faster for your visitors (good for SEO), a CDN also means less demand on your webserver.
4.8GB bandwidth saved by using a CDN.
Comment spam is a major problem
Commenting has always been an important part of blogging. Thank goodness for comment spam detectors.
89,233 spam comments left.
Thank you to CloudFlare and Akismet for the security and spam protection.