So I’ve been writing a lot about Google Analytics for local business this month and decided to see what my site’s stats looked like in a variety of Google Analytic reports and graphs before and after the publication of my High Times article in the January 2016 issue.
Here’s what my site looks like exactly one year after my initial site was destroyed by the court order.
This is basically a heat map of the U.S., showing localization of my site’s U.S. traffic. I have a pretty nice distribution worldwide, and all I really need at this point is branding, which High Times will accomplish, as I’ll be featured as both the writer and subject. I don’t even care if it shows up online, because I’ll see it here when people read the physical magazine.
This is the traffic since I registered my domain with GoDaddy at the end of May. Here’s the temporary WordPress domain I put up when I first realized my blog was gone and assessed the situation (losing nearly a week of traffic and about 300 blogs, while killing my google ranking in the process).
Here’s some of my Quora stats, which I started playing with a lot this year to find blog ideas:
Here’s the trending reports of Brian Penny, force-placed insurance, and the two intersected at Google Trends:
I have a bunch more, but I have to run more analysis on them to see what’s important. Most of it is ad-related and financial, so it’s not really applicable to this yet. If there’s a huge jump in that, I’ll post it, along with the click-thru analysis.
Brian Penny is a former business analyst and operations manager at Bank of America turned whistleblower, troll, and freelance writer. His work has appeared in Huffington Post, The Street, High Times, Hardcore Droid, Main Street, Fast Company, Gaiam, and MindBody Green.