Baeldung November Report

We’re already half way through December, so my November report is definitely late. Better late than never – let’s take a look at the Baeldung traffic for the month of November.

My Traffic in November

Another slight decrease but nothing major – these <5% fluctuations are natural as we reach the end of the year:

Baeldung Overall Traffic for November 2014

Baeldung Overall Traffic for November 2014

Baeldung Traffic Stats for November 2014

Baeldung Traffic Stats for November 2014

My referrers are quite stable as well – with The Server Side being present this month as well, since I’ve started re-submitting my content there.

Baeldung Referral Traffic for November 2014

Baeldung Referral Traffic for November 2014

It also appeared that I’ve started ranking in Duck Duck Go – almost the same as my Bing traffic in November. It’s not much, but it’s an interesting one to pop up in my Top 10 Referrers.

Email Subscribers

On to the bad news – my email subscribers are down 7% in November, continuing the trend from last month.

Baeldung - New Email subscribers - November 2014

Baeldung – New Email subscribers – November 2014

Now – I think I narrowed down what the problem is. At the end of a good portion of my articles, I replaced the direct link to github, where the tutorials project is hosted, with a Optin created via Leadpages.

This custom tailored optin allows the reader to optin and download the actual code of the project. Unfortunately, the major downside of using Leadpages for these per-article Optin Magnets is that the reader will receive the magnet (the code) before having to confirm their subscription. This is obviously a big problem in the mechanism, and it looks like it’s been the major cause behind my recent conversion problems.

So – in December, I’ll be removing these per-article optins and replace them with the standard link to github.

  • many thanks for sharing this information, it’s interesting to compare your numbers with my own blog 🙂

    • Hey Yegor – glad that it’s helpful. I think that some industries are a lot more open then others about this stuff – with a lot of bloggers being transparent and publishing their numbers and income – which is cool to see but also quite helpful. We’re probably slowly moving towards that as well. Cheers,
      Eugen.