The goal has always been to share information. It takes readers to make that happen. Well, here’s what you, my readers, have done for this blog.
2016 was a start-up year. The blog had only 7,000 visitors for the year that produced 14,000 views. It wasn’t until the blog became established that more visitors began to view more articles. The number of visitors and article views grew exponentially after that.
Total visitors in 2017 averaged about 2000/month, but in 2018 grew from 2000/month at the beginning of the year to 5000/month by year end. So far in 2019 though mid-May this blog has had over 30,000 visitors.
In 2019 so far, this blog gets on average about 1500 visitors/week that view about 3000 articles/week.
Total views of all articles in 2017 averaged 5000/mo, in 2018 – 8000/mo and in 2019 ytd – 12000/mo. By the end of June 2019 articles on this blog will have received 250,000 views.
By far the most popular articles are those on the subject of construction inflation and the economic forecast. In fact, the inflation articles, simply through the number of hits from google searches, have garnered a top page link from google search for construction inflation.
In January 2019, more than 8,000 visitors generated 17,000 views. The 2019 Economic Forecast Summary had more than 3,000 views and the Inflation Index Tables more than 4,000 views. This blog now gets more visitors and more views per month than I got per year when when I worked for and my reports were published and distributed by a major national construction firm. I believe that success is supported by quality content and web presence.
Inflation Tracking and Forecast 2017 – 50 views a day, 2019 – 150/day
Starts/Backlog/Spending Forecast 2017 – 10 views a day, 2019 – 50/day
Thanks to all of you who make writing worth the effort. Please keep reading. edz