Social Media Experiment Update 5 – aka – “What is the social media experiment update after negligible social media interaction for several months?”
As you may have read in my last post, my personal life took an abrupt change in course on December 16th when my son begged me to homeschool him. In order to add in such a huge, time-consuming, commitment into my life, I chose to back-burner this social media experiment until I could recapture more time.
Interestingly, just as calories impact your body whether you count them or not, I have discovered that the social media experiment rolls on whether or not I tend it.
This update is about what happened to my social media numbers between December 18, 2011 to March 01, 2012. In general, all of my numbers did better than I expected. The rate of increase was much slower than it had been previously, but still, there was an increase in blog traffic, followers, fans and friends. The two metrics which showed the biggest decline were my “XeeMe” points and my Empire Avenue social media stock price. Everything else pretty much held steady. (In the past few days of social media activity, my XeeMe and Empire Avenue numbers are on an upward trend, as you will see in my social media experiment update on Friday.)
Frankly, I am pleasantly surprised by the results. I am very curious to hear your opinions on a few things, so after you read this, PLEASE share a comment below about why you think I continued to have traffic and an increase in some of my social media metrics.
So here is the update:
This blog started on November 11. It has 9 11 posts currently.
There are 218 242 comments on the blog, 67 of which are my responses to comments. 175 comments are from blog visitors.
I have had 1427 2186 unique visitors and 536 816 returning visitors since Nov 1. A total of 1963 3002 visits.
Social Media Presence Change Since Dec 18
Thanks to Google Analytics and to TwentyFeet, I am able to see the traffic and my number of Twitter/Facebook followers on any particular day. If you want to track your Twitter, Facebook Page and Profile, and YouTube followers, I strongly recommend TwentyFeet to track these and other social media site metrics.
This blog received 1242 visitors while I was gone. Not an amazing number but still – more than I expected for an untended and non-promoted blog.
My Twitter followers increased by 18 followers.
My FB friends increased by 49 friends and my FB fans increased by 13.
Klout fell 6 points and my PeerIndex held steady. XeeMe and my Empire Avenue stock both fell quite a bit.
I totally recognize that these numbers are completely unremarkable. However, as I say that, I realize this blog was only a month-and-a-half old before I went on hiatus, and I was on hiatus for several months. So, the fact that this blog got any traffic at all completely surprises me!
Where did this traffic come from?
Here is the breakdown of my top ten traffic sources:
- 270 – organic google search
- 211 – direct traffic
- 210 - bizsugar
- 134 – rss
- 76 - paper.li
- 43 - justretweet
- 31 - facebook
- 28 - ingerverheul.tumbler
- 27 – t.co
- 23 - xeeme
Below is the summary of social media experiment updates:
|XeeMe Pv +/-||91||2,344||-2,146||-282||-187|
|Empire Ave +/-||1||0||-6||12||-32|
|XeeMe Pv +/-||91||2,435||289||7||-180|
|Empire Ave +/-||1||1||-5||6||-26|