Let’s talk about statistics on the pure fine art photography blog!

Impact of a new webdesign over the statistics!

As many of you have already noticed, I’ve changed the theme of my website end of september for an all new theme based on a template initially used for a online newsletter.

I’ve also increased my publication pace on the blog from 3 posts a week to at least 1 every day.

6 weeks later, let’s see together if something changed in the consultations statistics of my website.

A large increase in the number of visits

 First observation, definitely yes!

  • From july to end of september, the website had 702 visitors generating 1 611 visits.
  • Since october and in only 5 weeks the website reached 1 607 visitors and 3 310 visits!

It’s almost 6 times more! But well, I don’t forget that july and august have been really quiet due to the holiday times of course.

Nb visit a day

Number of visit a day

A worldwide audience

Another thing has also drastically changed! French aren’t anymore the most numerous visitors of my website and have been chased away by US visitors! I’m very glad of this because it means that my english is may be not that bad and that english speaking people can understand what I’m writing 🙂

On the third step of the podium, UK people seem to like my website too! On the contrary, I’ve less visitors from Thailand or from Italy. But I’m very happy to welcome new visitors from Myanmar, South Africa, Australia, New Zeland, Taiwan and Japan!

Artetic  Map

Map of the visitors

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Origin of visitors

A broad distribution of platforms

Regarding the most representative platforms, I was really surprised by the following figures:

Artetic Platforms

Hardware used to browse on internet

Windows 7 is the most used platform but Mac OS X is really not far. I thought that the difference would be more important. I was wrong! Navigation through mobiles is 25% of the total, well distributed between iPhone and Android devices.

iOS and Android far ahead Windows Phone and Blackberry

But almost no trace of Windows phone or Blackberry devices. I’m not really surprised by the absence of Blackberry, but the one from Windows Phone is really weird because it’s supposed to represent 10% of the mobile market.

Let’s zoom now on the mobile devices:

Artetic Hardware

Mobile devices used

I think that the figures regarding “Other (Android)” category may regroup Android phone and Android Tablet. Fortunately the stats gave me the split between iPhone and iPad. And… half people navigate on my website with a tablet!

It probably means that people prefer not using a computer at home to visit my website but their tablet! And I can understand that! I do the same when I want easily browse on internet.

But where is Internet Explorer?

Last graphic I want to share with you is about the browsers used to navigate. Google Chrome is by far the most used of all of them! It’s almost like a communist election with more than 34% of market share (v38, 37, 36 and 30)!

We then find Firefox (v32, 32, 23) with 20% of market share, Internet Explore (v11 & 8) with 6% and Safari 4.0 mobile with 4%.

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Browsers distribution

In summary, the typical profile of the visitor of my website live in the USA, uses a PC with Windows 7 and browses the internet with Google Chrome. He also often visits my website with his mobile phone or tablet, that is an Apple device or Android one.

Why this sudden increase?

Is it due only to the design?

My blog doesn’t really look like a blog but more like a online newspaper now. Is that only because of that? I don’t think so!

I publish now 1 post a day always at the same time, early in the morning because statistics told me that you prefer to come here before starting your working day. And that’s true, we need motivation to start working! And may be you visit this website when you’re in the public transportation as I was used to do it myself before.

I also think that I now use more efficiently social networks like Twitter, Stumbleupon or Facebook.

These tools are very important! Without them no one knows that you’re posting something new!

But it takes a very long time to get enough fans / followers. I’ve started this learning 1 year ago and I only start to understand now how it works.

It’s always about time and personal investment! If you’re not ready to do that, forget having a blog or website because nobody is going to know that you may have the most beautiful website in the world!

It’s tough, I know, but this is how this world runs!

Interesting isn’t? Are you surprised by these figures? Tell me what you think and how you navigate on Internet? With your PC or your Mobile?

19 Comments on Let’s talk about statistics on the pure fine art photography blog!

  1. Johnson 3.9hp owners manual // 23 December 2014 at 5:58 PM // Reply

    Hey there would you mind sharing which blog platform
    you’re using? I’m looking to start my own blog in the near future but I’m having a tough time choosing between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.
    The reasopn I ask is because your layout seems different
    the most blogs and I’m looking for something unique.
    P.S My apologies for getting off-topic but I had to ask!

  2. P.S. There is a small country that is not featured on your stats bar and it feels neglected 😛

  3. What is the main purpose of boosting your site visits? For you I mean. Your English is perfectly understandable…

    • This is a good question! I think we can do really interesting things work a great community, like open my website to new emerging artists to help them to showcase their work. But my first purpose is to get visitors to show my work and may be one day a gallery owner will send me a message “hi Guilhem, I love your work! May we meet?”.
      Well, for me as a photographer this website is a showcase for me.

  4. Very good analysis of your site stats. I browse your site on my phone, ironically a Blackberry Z10. Lol.
    1)what time do you post, as morning is relative to where you are on earth?
    2)How do you manage your online presence cause that’s really important.

    • Ooooh… you’re the One! I’m glad to know that we can navigate through my website with a BB. Because I’ve never tested by myself! So it’s a good news! Would you say that navigating through my website with your BB is quite easy?
      1) I usually post between 7:30 and 8:00 GMT+1 time (Paris time because initially french were the most numerous visitors). But as I now have visits from all around the world, may be I’m going to change that. For example today, I’ve posted 2 articles: one at 7:30 and another one at 11:45.
      The second article received more visits and visitors. Does it mean I should post a bit before midday? Probably. I’ll make some test to assess this hypothesis

      2) I’ve a lot of free time since the last 3 weeks. I’ve time to try new things. For example I now use Stumbleupon. It’s really efficient to get visits and visitors! I also try to follow new blogs in WP.com and take time to comment new articles. That’s really a full time job! I know that I won’t be able to keep that pace too long.

      Hope it helps 🙂

    • Yes, Guilhem your site is easy to navigate on a Blackberry.
      I think posting around 12/1 pm GMT, means the West see your post early in the morning, and the East see your post in the evening after work. Same idea I use for posting as well.
      Stumbleupon, that’s something I’ll check out today. Don’t really know much about it.
      I use my reader to keep track of my following, check Freshly Pressed and follow tags I like e.g Macro Photography e.t.c
      Good luck keeping up, cause it’s no easy job. Cheers.

    • I’ll try what you’re saying and I’ll you posted 🙂

      Stumbleupon is really efficient to get traffic from the US! But it takes time to understand how it works.

      Thank you for your comments, good luck to you too and let’s keep contact 🙂

    • You are very welcome. Cheers.

  5. I think the number of publication every week could be the most important factor. I don’t nearly have your number of visitor. But every time I publish, I get a minimum number of visitor, whatever the quality of the content.

    • Thank you very much for your comment, it’s very interesting!

      And that’s also my conclusion!

      The sole difference with the quality of the content is how many time this publication will remain at the top of the visits!

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