With the turning of the new year, I spotted an interesting trend for my blog traffic.
Starting on the 27th of December, I had a relatively huge spike in traffic for my blog. I’ve written about it before, but this was the first time I’ve seen such a consistent spike for a single article around a specific, meaningful date. In this case, as the new year approached, it would appear that people began searching for health and fitness options and through their searches, they stumbled across my brief review from January last year of the Zombies, Run! 5K Training app. I joked with a friend that since fitness posts generally account for my top posts here, if I wanted to monetize this site I should switch to posting just fitness content – seven of my top twenty posts of all time are fitness related.
I continued to see higher than usual traffic to that post over the week, but now my web traffic has starting to level off a bit, so I suppose whatever actions people intended to take for the new year are (hopefully) well under way. And for those who stumbled across my review, I hope that my words were useful for you. If you have used my post to help you make a decision about using the app, drop me a line in the comments. I’m curious what, if anything, you found valuable, and if I missed anything you were hoping to learn.
In the meantime, I hope your year has kicked off well and you are working hard towards your goals.