How to Measure Blog Performance: T2B 15

How do I look at my blog metrics without obsessing? 

  • A a beginner blogger, what success metrics should I be tracking?
  • What is considered good website traffic?
  • How many followers should I have?
  • How many subscribers should I have?
  • How do I get over the scariness of facing my numbers reality?
There are several blog success metrics and blog KPIs to track.  To be a successful blogger, you'll be asking questions like "What is considered good website traffic?" and "How many followers should I have."  We explain which blog performance metrics are important to beginners, and as you progress.
A monthly report where you track a few blog metrics will help you grow as a creator.  photo: william iven

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Timestamp Listening:

  • 2:00 . . . the most important thing to know about blog metrics
  • 2:52 . . . how to know which blog metrics to track
  • 3:16 . . . the four categories of tracking Jema uses
  • 4:06 . . . the blog performance metrics that Jema actually likes tracking and where she gets those numbers
  • 5:36 . . . things Jema tracks to have power in her industry and identify trends
  • 7:03 . . . “important” blog success metrics that Jema tracks… with a heavy dose of skepticism
  • 8:30 . . . why you don’t *have* to worry about bounce rates
  • 11:13 . . one blog KPI it’s sometimes worth tracking
  • 13:11 . . . why Jema thinks domain authority is bullsh*t
  • 16:17 . . . what Jema does about broken links
  • 17:33 . . . The google things jema cares about in her monthly report
  • 18:10 . . . Berna’s empowering realization about what she should track
  • 19:08 . . . Jema’s biggest blog metrics tracking mistake
  • 22:15 . . . an empowering way to think about your blog success metrics
  • 24:01 . . .  who you should be measuring yourself against
  • 25:18 . . . how not to become a numbers-obsessed, over-stressed robot
  • 27:03 . . . the thing in your life that will keep you on the path you want to be on
  • 29:37 . . . Berna’s self-assigned homework from the episode
  • 30:09 . . . another reason new creators should chill out about blog performance metrics
  • 30:44 . . . the thing you should do before you start tracking ANY blog metrics
  • 31:57 . . . how to get your Ticket 2 Blog fix between episodes
  • 33:42 . . . what Berna is most dreading right now
  • 34:59 . . . what Jema is most dreading right now
  • 37:59 . . . Bloopers!

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