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Sharing Some Stats After 3 Months


Many of the people I’ve had conversations with at NamesCon have commented about the transition from Elliot’s Blog to The migration took place three months ago today, and I thought I would share some of the high level year over year comparison from Google Analytics to give you an idea of how things are going so far. has received 9.65% more visits between October 15, 2013 – January 14, 2014 than it received between October 15, 2012 – January 14, 2013. For the same time period comparison, has had 11.93% more unique visits and 6.36% additional pageviews. The only metric that is off is a 3% decrease in pages per visit. The bounce rate sits at 78.43% (the correct bounce rate is 14.60%).

Now that it’s been three months, the Alexa score for the site should be fully baked, as the metric is based off of a 3 month time period. I don’t think Alexa tells the full story about a website’s popularity, but I think it’s a good indicator of a website’s health. As of today, has an Alexa ranking of 16,697.

As I’ve told some of the people who have asked, I am still appreciative of the onsite optimization work done by EverSpark Interactive. Cleaning up some of the onsite issues were important, and that work has paid off. I met with company CEO Jason Hennessey here at NamesCon, and he was happy to hear things were going well.

I will continue to do my best to provide interesting commentary and information, and I appreciate that you have made my blog a daily destination for domain investment insight.

About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has sold seven figures worth of domain names in the last five years. Please read the Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest.

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Comments (12)

    Bill Hartzer

    Great to hear you’re working with Jason. He’s a great guy, really knows what he’s doing.

    What happened January 1st? Looks like the site had a huge dip in traffic on that day according to semrush:

    Could be just bad data that SEMrush has, but if that’s not the case I would look into it.

    January 15th, 2014 at 11:39 am

      Elliot Silver

      I don’t see any datapoint for January 1.

      Traffic seems to be steady though. Where should I start exploring to see if there is an issue though?

      In reply to Bill Hartzer | January 15th, 2014 at 11:54 am

      Elliot Silver

      Thanks again for pointing this out to me.

      In reply to Bill Hartzer | January 15th, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Jeff Edelman

    I believe that the traffic decrease on January 1st was due to the fact that the readers of Elliot’s blog tend to be a group that indulges in excessive amounts of alcohol and that they were all too hungover on New Year’s Day to hang out reading his blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

    January 15th, 2014 at 1:00 pm


    I’ll reserve my explanation for next months article of why traffic increased between January 15th – February 15th.

    January 15th, 2014 at 2:57 pm

      Elliot Silver

      I look forward to reading another insightful comment like this one.

      January 15th, 2014 at 2:58 pm


    Likewise ๐Ÿ™‚

    January 15th, 2014 at 5:03 pm


    ah yes… i see what you’re saying.

    January 15th, 2014 at 10:00 pm


    bounce rate > 78 is still high ? maybe some of visitors accessed your website via keyword ” investing” more than “domain”

    January 16th, 2014 at 1:48 am

    Jeff Edelman

    That lower bounce rate makes a lot more sense. I would have been shocked if your site had a bounce rate anywhere near 78%. That number really jumped out at me.

    January 16th, 2014 at 9:47 am

      Elliot Silver

      I should have reviewed the article before I flew home, but it is now corrected ๐Ÿ™‚

      You were missed in Las Vegas.

      January 16th, 2014 at 9:56 am

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