Blog Stats

September last year we joined WordPress and social media. We haven’t looked back. It has been a heartwarming, interesting journey where we have connected with others and they have connected with us. September this year we actually got ourselves into an online paper.li for textiles. They are like online magazines and it was nice to see us there. paperli

We also did very well  in September on the Twitter analytics with 2 700 impressions of our tweets from this blog and one of the recent successes was the textile picture by Marjorie and Christine. Twitter has also liked our blankets, gloves and gallery visits.

Twitter analytics September 2018

Twitter October 2018

We have always been welcome on Instagram and get good interaction from our followers and people who find us. Instagram liked Janette’s shawl and woven scarves, Alexis blue crochet blanket, the textile picture is going extremely well , Hilary’s jacket was a big success and then spinning from Karin and  Margaret. Instagram likes whatever we do and then there ware waves of enthusiasm about something we have put up or other things will become popular again because they are there and people find out account. It’s a good way to interact with others and see the value of what we do.

Instagram October 2018

As for the blog itself,  we currently have 166 followers and have had 5,950 visits form all over the world. We are starting to get visitors from Asia and Africa more often now.

referrers September 2018Our links continue to be of interest to people and our posts are of value so we get good support from WordPress reader , as always, and our search engine responses have increased considerably. We then have a number of other solid ways of getting visitors to our blog and finally, finally people are coming from Twitter.

 

 

 

 

 

posts and pages september 2018Our posts for September brought in good traffic and were popular. After a year in cyberspace we can feel pleased with ourselves. People like us because we are passionate about what we do and we like doing what we do. We share and they share back. That’s a nice way to be. The post about Anne and Bill really struck a chord because it was about overcoming adversity and then people were really happy for us because we’d been a year on our blog. That’s nice!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Blog stats

June posts

It is good to look at the stats from time to time and see how we are going. This month we have had some changes and they are interesting. We are ever grateful to the 142 follows and the visitors which have allowed us to have 4665 hits to our blog so far. There are people who regularly like our posts and comment and it’s good! In June the popular posts were about winter things. Most visitors come from Australia so that is not surprising at this time of year. Margaret’s sheep cushion was a big hit and Karin’s 10 stitch blanket. Our show and tell is always popular.

 

July postsIn July the posts changed quite a bit but the Australian Spinning Wheels post is , and  has remained, a very popular post. Again show and tell is popular and the fingerless gloves have been shown to be something people like as well. People like and respond to our posts on colour and use of colour.

 

 

 

countries julyWe have had a bit of a change in our countries with a lot of visitors from Turkey this month. That has probably come from our Instagram account. We are also picking up visitors form the Ukraine too and that is probably from Instagram too. We are getting more visitors and they are coming from all over the world. This list is not he complete list. Just the top countries.

 

 

 

 

referrers JulyOur referrers now includes Pinterest as of this month. That’s a big breakthrough and really pleasing. We have also increased referrals from Google Plus. Anyone with gmail will have a Google Plus account and can share posts and ideas on that. Pinterest has sent us more visitors this month than Instagram so that’s really interesting. It is also good to see the search engines are really working for us now.

 

 

 

 

 

Search termsSearch terms which bring us here are a bit of an odd list but then there are things you’d hope for and expect. All those numbers and letters got someone to our blog? Oh, okay. The fact normal things have got people here is a relief after that. There are a lot of search terms WordPress can’t identify. That is not unusual.

 

 

 

Twitter July

Twitter hasn’t changed much but we are doing okay and holding our own. We are getting plenty of retweets of our things and that is a change now. People like what we do. Twitter has a hard time with sheep and woolly wonders.

Instagram July

Instagram is going really well. Our images are popular, we get comments and engagement and we are liked and respected. Our followers keep coming. The fingerless gloves have been really popular and our things with detail, colour and style. We put up a little video of Sheila’s counting beads for rows and stitches. It got 83 hits. That was an experiment done right! Our followers just like what we do and that’s good.

So it’s been an informative couple of months and all is going well.

 

 

 

 

Blog stats

Thought it might be a good idea just to more or less look at Aprils’ stats. The overall picture hasn’t changed much and we continue to grow and do well. Looking at our recent month might uncover some interesting insight. Overall, the WordPress reader, search engines and now our Facebook group are bringing in the most traffic. That Facebook page is starting to gain momentum and it’s good that it is getting people to our blog. We also have followers on Google + now which is a nice surprise. We have 110 followers on our blog and 3207 hits. Not a bad effort , really.

Instagram account

Instagram just keeps growing and we are well on target for getting 500 followers by the end of the year. It brings traffic to our blog and all our posts are well received. Lately it has been the colourful hats which have got the most likes but our projects of any sort can go well. We get encouragement, compliments and praise and we help others do well.

Twitter account

Tweet activityAll our blog posts go out through Twitter and Google +. Twitter continues to grow but the latest surprise is that the tweet about Meryl’s story got 423 views! Well done Meryl and Sonya! That post has gone far and wide. Our other tweets get a respectable amount of views so it’s all going well on Twitter.

countries

We had a lovely range of countries visiting our blog in April. Belgium is starting to bring more and more visitors and it is nice to know we connect with so many places in the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

linksBy looking at one month on our blog , we can see just how well the links we supply on the sidebar and within the posts are used. We provide information which others want to follow up. That is a good thing to know.

 

 

 

 

 

posts and pages

 

In April Our wheels were popular. Visitors have always liked the information about our wheels. We are real people who use real wheels and so inside information helps others make good decisions about spinning wheels.  Wendy’s story was really popular in April and then Hilary’s colourful and special hats. Since then our Chicken Challenge has created a lot of interest and enthusiasm and why not?

 

 

 

 

referrersIn April our top referrers were the WordPress Reader, search engines and our Facebook group. It is good to see that Facebook group bring people to our blog because it sat there for a while. It is also good to see we are being found by search engines because it means our search engine optimisation is working and we are doing things which can be easily found in the massive amount of information out there in cyberspace.

 

search termsThis gives an indication of the sorts of things bringing others to our blog . Down the bottom of the list are the unknown search terms which can’t be identified and here are lots of those. This isn’t helping us to identify how to target ourselves better so we’ll just carry on and do our best! April was a good month and we are really pleased with our efforts.

 

Blog stats

There is no explaining the world. Our biggest number of impressions on Twitter since the last blog stats update in January is the post on the last blog stats update on January 12th. Exactly what you’d expect on a spinners’ and weavers’ Twitter account: well over 200 views on a post about blog stats. Even though that is somewhat bizarre, the rest of the information about our blog stats is extremely positive.

It was a shock to discover WordPress had reset all our stats to 0 at the beginning of this year. We had only started our blog in September 2017. As it turned out, we just ignored it and got on with our dyeing workshop , our carding workshop  which led into natural dyeing and then our oddments projects inspired by Marjorie’s socks . When we felt  a need to cheer up we made more tiny teddies for Sonya’s call to action. We didn’t have time to worry about blog stats because we were too busy being creative, filling our  lives with colour and upskilling ourselves.

@seafordSAWWe have increased our followers on Twitter and we get likes and retweets on there now which is nice. Sheila’s alpaca vest and Marjorie’s oddment socks got over a hundred impressions each. Other tweets which got over 80 or 90 impressions were Maria’s epic ball of yarn, our drum carding workshop, the Teenie Tiny Teddies pattern and then, yes, the blog stats from January got over 200 impressions.

Instagram account

We have strengthened our position on Instagram considerably. The account always goes well and we get likes as soon as the pictures go up. Hilary’s red, green and white spun yarn has done really well as did Margaret’s grey, cable jumper, Marina’s beanie with the epic pom pom, Christine’s baby shawl and Margaret’s spun yarn from Suzie Horn’s bits. All our images get a respectable number of likes but Wendy’s blue fan and feather scarf stood out in the crowd this year and has become one of the top images on our Instagram account. We collect likes every day for images old and new so this year’s “best of” is going to be interesting. Instagram likes big and bold at the moment and things with a sense of fun but it also values the expertise of someone like Wendy.

postsandpages Mar2018We have had over 2000 hits on our blog now and over 90 followers. One of them, yarn and pencil reblogged posts this year and we gained quite a bit of traffic from that via her blog. We thank her for her strong support . We have a number of strong supporters who comment, like and encourage us on a regular basis. We thank them. We have had so many likes this year. It started with the post on banana fibre silk and just hasn’t stopped. Sonya’s porridge post picked up hits very quickly and then Wendy’s cream poncho with the fan and feather scarf and cowl is currently our top post. The information on natural dyeing was quickly very popular and has been valued and the good thing is all our posts are appreciated like our tiny teddies. It is always interesting to see which ones do well. Maria’s epic ball of yarn and her creative project with it has been popular across Twitter, Instagram and on our blog. It is good her sense of humour has appealed to everyone.  You can also see below that the links we provide in our posts are followed up and used. That is really good to know and it’s nice to know people go from our blog to our Instagram account.

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Countries

 

We have built up our list of countries visiting our blog again because it looked tragic at the beginning of the year when our stats were reset. It now is looking like last year and it probably means people got back to us quickly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

referrers

The best news is we are now getting a lot of direct hits from search engines. It means we are becoming more visible and we are providing the sorts of information people want to find. It also means we have improved the search engine optimisation . Our decisions have been good ones. Our Facebook account is also bringing us significant traffic even though the account itself is nowhere near as active as Instagram or Twitter. It’ is acting as a portal to this blog and that’s a good function of our Facebook page. It means people can find us.

So, after two months , we have not only made up the lost ground , we have improved our position and we have had some good interaction with others courtesy of our cyber spinning.