Sunday, March 6, 2011

Blogger Appreciation Day: February 2011

Blogger Appreciation Day is a monthly meme where you list the blogs that gave you the most traffic for the previous month.
Here’s how to join in:
  1. Go into your tracking service (ie. Google Analytics) and set the time period for February 1 to February 28.
  2. Find the sites that have referred readers to you and put them in order from most sends to lowest.
  3. Write a post (like this one) listing your top 10 referrers.
  4. Link that post at 3 Boys and a Dog (linky posted around the 5th of the month).
  5. Grab the Blogger Appreciation Day picture and add it to your site.
So here’s the list of the top blogs that referred me the most traffic for the month of January:
  1. 25 Motif Challenge sent me 85 visitors
  2. Someday Crafts sent me 39
  3. Craft-O-Maniac sent me 32
  4. Be Different Act Normal sent me 25
  5. Tip Junkie sent me 25
  6. Skip to My Lou sent me 18
  7. Suzy's Artsy-Craftsy Sitcom sent me 18
  8. Tools Are For Women Too! sent me 14 (but then she disappeared)
  9. Today's Creative Blog sent me 12
  10. Tied - Sew Can Do  and  The Girl Creative each sent me 11

While preparing this list, I was happy to see that I'm getting good support from the tatting community (of course).  I didn't include them on this list, but my posts to Facebook and Twitter are helping.  Some referrals on this list are from comments I make on other people's blogs. The linky parties are also bringing people over.  This is a great exercise to let you know which of your efforts are working so you can focus on them in the future.

Out of curiosity, I decided to see who my top referrers were for my Native and Pilgrim Etsy shop:
  1. Flamingotoes
  2. Craftopolis
  3. Stumble Upon
  4. Tools Are For Women Too!
  5. Agasunset
Facebook and my blog's Etsy shop widget are still the top referrers to my shop.

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