Baeldung September 2014 Report

Another one for the books – the month of September is over – here’s what happened on Baeldung.

My Traffic in September

First – the overall traffic – Baeldung is getting close to 200 000 pageviews a month – which is a cool milestone to see.

The blog also just passed 2 million pageviews since I started it back in 2011, with well over 1 million just in 2014.

Baeldung Overall Traffic for September 2014

Baeldung Overall Traffic for September 2014

The stats are pretty much the same as last month. The pages/session are a bit lower then I would like (and I’m trying to improve that) – but overall it seems like that’s just the way readers are consuming my content there.

Baeldung Traffic Stats for September 2014

Baeldung Traffic Stats for September 2014

My top referrers are also pretty much the same as before:

Baeldung Referral Traffic for September 2014

Baeldung Referral Traffic for September 2014

Email Subscribers

Email is holding steady at 1255 new email subscribers this month (just a bit down from the 1279 last month):

Baeldung - New Email subscribers - September 2014

Baeldung – New Email subscribers – September 2014

Overall I’m happy with that number. What I’m really not happy with is the rate of unconfirmed email subscribers – people that are simply not verifying their email and so they’re not added to my list as subscribers.

Honestly – this is getting ridiculous – I have 2144 unconfirmed “subscribers” just in September. Now – I did add a new optin optin – a custom code sample specific to each article – which actually sends out the lead magnet before the reader verifies their email (technical limitation). But even taking that into account – these numbers don’t really make sense.

Rant over – I’m hoping to figure it out in October and fix the underlying issue. The problem is that October looks like a month pack full with client work for me, so I might or might not get a chance to work on this problem.