Monday, July 9, 2018

We Just Joined the 700K Club!!

A BIG "Thank You" to everyone that has supported, and continues to support and visit our blog...whether you have been with us from the beginning or you've just recently joined the journey, we would like to thank each and every one of you for your support.  

We started blogging about our frugal family's journey roughly 51 months ago, on March 15, 2014. Our blogging journey started out as a hobby and simply a way to keep on track of our progress. Flash forward 4 years and roughly 1 month later, I am thrilled to announce that because of each and every one of our readers, we just reached yet another milestone.  Within this past week, our blog crossed over the 700K mark! Although we are not as active as we had been during the past, its humbling to see we still have some loyal followers whom continue to click on our posts to see how we are doing on our journey to financial independence. Old or new, we thank each and every one of your for your loyalty and support.    

It took approximately 15 months to reach our first milestone of 100,000 page visits to our blog. The second milestone of 200,000 page visits took 6 months and 28 days. The third milestone of 300,000 page visits, even with a 6-week hiatus last summer, took us 7 months. With newfound drive, we reach our fourth milestone of 400,00 page visits in just 4 months and 22 days. Continuing that incredible pace and traffic, it took us just 3 months and 17 days to reach our fifth milestone of 500,000 page visits. But at that point, we decided to switch gears and concentrate on a different side hustle as we felt that our efforts blogging simply could not compete against the rewards from our other side hustles. Nevertheless, we still reached 600,000 page visits in 5 months and 20 days.  Flash forward roughly 7 months and 15 days, we reached 700,000 page visits this past week!!
Since I am somewhat of a stats nerd, below are some additional stats behind our 700,000 visits.

Top Referring Sites
Google searches and internal cross links within our posts play a vital role in our blog traffic. But we also want to recognize and give special thanks to our twitter followers, as well as My Dividend PipelineCaptain Dividend Passive Income Pursuitand Rockstar Finance for the traffic from your respective blogs. Lastly, although not present on the list above, I would like to also thank a few other fellow blogger and friends, Roadmap2Retire, Dividend Diplomats, and Dividend Hawk for your continued support and friendships.

Also, thanks to all that have tweeted or re-tweeted our posts.  Our additional presence and our followers on Twitter continues to help get our blog grow. In case you would like to follow us on Twitter, we can be found under: @FrugalFamilyof4.  I'm proud to say that we currently have 1,852 followers on Twitter. That is 79 new followers since our last milestone post on November 19, 2017.

Most Popular Page Visits

Our top three most popular page visits are: 1) Dividend Stocks Portfolio with 25,194 page views; 2) 2015 - Collection of Recent Buys with 13,747 page views; and 3) 2017 - Collection of Recent Buys with 13,068 page views. It is great to see that our readers are utilizing our free reference tools. Sorry we have not been maintaining them this year.  We are hoping to bring them back later this year but it probably won't happen until the kids are back in school.  They are on summer break and free time is kind of a luxury right now. :) 

Most Popular Posts

Our top three most popular posts are: 1) Stocks Added to Collection of Stock Analyses - December 2016 with 26,573 page views; 2) Stocks Added to Collection of Stock Analyses - November 2016 with 25,611 page views; and 3) P2P Accounts (Update) - August 2014 with 2,121 page views

Top Page Views By Countries
We are tremendously grateful that our blog has seemed to have a worldwide presence as evident by the chart above.  However, the top page views to our blog came from the following top four countries: 1) United States, with the largest presence at 459,700 page views; 2) Germany is now in second with 28,466 page views; 3) Russia fell from second to third with 26,833 page views; and 4) Canada rounds out the top for with 22,669 page views.  These top four countries has consistently remained our top readers, but it appears that with each milestone, the United Arab Emirates and France continue to gain ground on these top four!

Its fun to look at the stats and maybe even create a little friendly competition with them.  But the reality is, near or far, first or tenth, we truly value each and every reader.  Thank you for visiting!! Our blog and posts received the page views they did because of you (our readers and fellow bloggers).  Thank you for reading and/or sharing our post with others. We truly appreciate each and every one of you for the support!

THANK YOU FOR HELPING US 

REACH YET ANOTHER HUGE MILESTONE!!

3 comments:

  1. Congrats on breaking the 700k mark AFFJ. I can't begin to imagine numbers like that for my site and I started November 2016. But I also don't promote as much as I should.

    For some reason, your post title always make me think you're talking about the value of your portfolio rather than the number of visitors to the site. Still pretty awesome though.

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    1. Thanks DP, early on, we spend quite of bit of time and effort to promote and provide tools to readers. I wished the return on our time was more lucrative because we probably would have continued our efforts. But we have since found a side hustle that brings home a pretty good side income with the same amount time we had previously spend on blogging. We do enjoy blogging and sharing our story but not at the expense of our retirement goals. ;)

      Thanks for stopping by, best wishes and success on your personal journey! AFFJ

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  2. Awesome work AFFJ. Can you imagine standing in a stadium with 700,000 people and telling them about your financial life?

    Mr DDU

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