Thought for Your Penny Site Stats Before High Times Publication

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.

Google Analytics US Map ThoughtforYourPenny
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.


Thought for Your Penny WordPress Stats
My first 100k on the GoDaddy domain…

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).

Thought for Your Penny WordPress Stats Oct 2014-May2015
My total for the year is around 300k, despite court and 2 jail terms…

Here’s some of my Quora stats, which I started playing with a lot this year to find blog ideas:

Thought for Your Penny Google Analytics Quora Stats Brian Penny

Here’s the trending reports of Brian Penny, force-placed insurance, and the two intersected at Google Trends:

force placed insurance Google Trends Brian Penny Results Brian Penny force placed insurance interest over time
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 Versability Anonymous Whistleblower HeadshotBrian 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.


Brian Penny is a former Business Analyst and Operations Manager at Bank of America turned whistleblower, troll, and freelance writer.

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