DivHut Blog Stats

The key purpose of DivHut is to highlight my investments in dividend paying stocks while sharing opinions and reviews of new potential investment ideas and concepts. As a blog, I am also interested in reaching out to get my message across and share my portfolio, along with highlights and lowlights, to as many people as possible. It was only fitting that I share some of my recent blog statistics to showcase how DivHut has grown from modest beginnings since late April 2014.

 

While I never set out to achieve any specific goal with my blog, other than writing about and sharing my investments, I felt that by establishing at least some baseline metric I could judge the overall health and growth of DivHut in future months and years. That being said, below you will find stats for the DivHut site for the month of August according to Google Analytics as well as my stats from the first day DivHut went live and my Alexa rating.

 

August 1 – 31, 2014 (Most recent month stats)

Sessions
4,512
Users
2,022
Pageviews
10,094

 

 

April 25 – September 21, 2014 (All time stats)

Sessions
19,227
Users
8,052
Pageviews
45,094

 

Alexa Ranking

249,422

 

As you can imagine I am quite pleased with the progress DivHut has made in such a short amount of time. I never could have imagined that my site would achieve such numbers in a matter of months. This just provides further motivation to keep investing and sharing my real life experiences with the DGI/FI community. I just want to thank everyone who has participated in leaving comments on DivHut as well as questioning and/or praising some of my investment decisions. I continue to find the DGI-FI community extremely supportive and transparent which only translates to brighter financial futures for us all. Thank you again.

 

Disclosure: Long DIVHUT

54 thoughts on “DivHut Blog Stats

    • Hi KeithX,

      Thanks for the kind words. I think I’ll be posting updates about my blog stats every few months just to showcase its development. I find it interesting seeing where my visitors come from and reading their comments. By the way, do you plan on creating a site to highlight your investments?

      • Keith,
        I started a blog, but was uncomfortable putting enough personal info in it to make it worth reading. I may add some articles that are more generic in nature after I retire, but probably won’t publish my portfolio. I could write about why I purchased GSK and GILD recently, that is in my comfort zone.
        KeithX

        • Hi KeithX,

          Totally understand where you are coming from as I am confident you are not alone feeling the way you do. It was something I asked myself for several months in early 2014 before I decided to just go for it with DivHut. I’m sure that for every financial blog you read about online there are probably 100 other individuals feeling content just commenting and not exposing all their financial figures. I respect that. Still, I appreciate your comments and you stopping by and I hope that I can help provide some real world motivation through my dividend portfolio and income updates. As always, feel free to comment, agree, disagree or question anything I do or write about.

    • Hi DD,

      One of the great advantages of the Internet: The power to literally reach anyone anywhere in the world. It’s part of the fun to share with you my real life investment decisions and get feedback from other dividend growth investors. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

    • Hi Tawcan,

      I know we are all eager to learn about each others dividend portfolios and income but sometimes it’s nice to share actual blog statistics to see how well we are getting our message across. I look forward to reading about your blog stats too one day. Thanks for commenting.

  1. Pretty cool! Thanks for the transparency and congratulations on such a successful start. After being a part of the blogging community for over a year and a half, it is quite refreshing to see the fresh voices and additional investors jumping in to be a part of such a wonderful and collaborative effort.

    • Hi w2r,

      Well said. I am still amazed at the transparency of the DGI/FI community. To think, not that long ago it was very taboo to speak about debt and personal finances let alone to broadcast them online for anyone to see. Today, it seems that those constructs have gone the way of the horse and buggy as many seem eager to share about 1) reducing/paying down debt, 2) saving and 3) investing. The perfect trifecta. I have to admit, your recent post inspired me to take a look at my own stats and see where I rank and share. Keep writing, saving, investing and inspiring. Thank you.

    • Hi MM,

      The key to starting a blog or investing is to simply start. Everything else will be figured out at a later time. Don’t suffer from analysis paralysis and over-think/analyze things. Just do. Look forward to reading about your progress on your site in the coming weeks and months. Thanks for stopping by.

    • Hi Martin,

      Thanks for the encouraging words. I really haven’t focused on my stats when I started my blog. I just focused on writing and hopefully inspiring others. When I saw other bloggers mentioning their stats I began to wonder where DivHut stood among the ranks. It’s good to know where the site stands with actual numbers now, and I look forward to the next six months or so and revisit my stats and see where I stand.

    • Hi FerdiS,

      I can’t complain about the readership thus far. I guess it’s all about writing and sharing my personal investing opinions and experiences that people enjoy reading about. I hope to continue to inspire others with my dividend investing and the proof will always be in the dividend income and portfolio pudding. The Alexa rating is just one metric that shows where your site stands among all web sites online. The goal is to continually shrink the number. That figure is a worldwide number. Thank you for stopping by.

    • Hi dd,

      Thank you for the uplifting words. Now I’m very curious to see what the next several months stats will look like. I wish I could share some of the secret mojo but in all honesty all I’m doing is just posting about my dividend purchases and dividend investing themes. I appreciate all the support and comments from all in the DGI/FI community. Thank you!

    • Hi SAD,

      Your support is much appreciated. I hope you continue to enjoy my articles and dividend income updates as well. Look forward to reading about your progress as well. Thanks for stopping by.

    • Hi DGJ,

      You know the saying about getting back what you put in. Holds true for growing a dividend income stream and also a blog. Just keep doing what you are doing by saving and investing and keep us updated as to your progress and in no time you’ll see your income and traffic grow. Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I always love hearing you and others.

    • Hi Allan,

      Thank you for the support. It’s always nice to know that you’ll be back as you enjoy reading my posts. Thank you again!

    • Hi DM,

      Thanks for your support. I plan to keep on sharing my real life dividend portfolio with everyone as well as continue to write dividend and investment theme articles.

    • Hi MP,

      Thank you for the kind words. I too was surprised to see how fast the blog has grown. I simply was inspired by other financial blogs I read such as yours, and decided to take the leap and create my own. I am continually impressed by all the support and openness of the entire DGI/FI community. Thank you for stopping by.

    • Hi TMTI,

      I wish I could share with you some ‘secret sauce’ formula I used to enhance DivHut but there wasn’t any. I simply just wrote articles and shared my real life dividend purchases and portfolio online and that was it. In general the FI community is very open and sharing and I think that creates some sort of bond between us online which translates into successful blogs for us all. Thank you for stopping by.

    • Hi DFG,

      No worries about your stats. I’m sure it’s a simple Analytics implementation that needs some adjusting. Thank you for your continued support and encouragement.

    • Hi AG,

      Thank you for the well wishing. Without having a goal specified for DivHut, other than just writing about dividend investing and showcasing my real life portfolio, I have been happy with the progress thus far. Now I have a baseline to measure future updates about the sites’ traffic. Thank you for stopping by.

  2. Wow, great work! Hope mine gets as successful as yours someday! I really like your blog; you’ve exposed me to a lot of ideas that I certainly never would have considered before. Your ongoing success is well-deserved. And your disclosure made me laugh, thanks for that!

    • Hi DD,

      It’s funny how things develop over time without any real intention. As you can see from my blog, I have a very simple interface, no graphics, etc., just a venue for me to write and share dividend investing ideas as well as my real life portfolio. I never would have imagined the site becoming as popular as it is in just about five months. I thank you and all that visit regularly and comment too. I appreciate your comment and stay long DivHut!

  3. Nice stats DivHut…7,500 a month average is awesome! My guess is that your currently monthly average is somewhere near 10,000 visits? If you don’t mind me asking, what kind of income stream should one expect with this kind of traffic? I understand if you don’t want to disclose…Either way, we wishing you nothing but continued success with your blog.

    By the way, love your disclosure! 🙂 AFFJ
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    • Hi AFFJ,

      Actually my monthly average is much less than 10,000 visits. I get over 2 page views per visitor which is why my page views are high. I guess that’s a good thing as people click around the site and explore previous articles I have written. Regarding the income generated from the blog I average a little over a dollar a day between Adsense and Media.net. I’m somewhere in the $30 – $35 a month range. I don’t really advertise my site nor sell ad spots directly. Perhaps when traffic really starts to roll I’ll consider other forms of income generation. Thanks for stopping by and commenting and stay long DivHut.

    • Hi MM,

      Thank you for the compliment regarding DivHut. The stats are an interesting metric. When I started DivHut I didn’t even consider traffic stats or had any goals for that matter. All I wanted to do was chronicle my real life dividend income portfolio and highlight my purchases as well as write about other dividend related topics. I was surprised to learn how far the site has come in just five months without doing anything other than write. I may become more transparent in the future and outline my income and expenses as well as net worth. For now I feel content sharing my dividend portfolio as DivHut is primarily a dividend investing site. Thanks for stopping by and look forward to seeing your site develop and grow as well.

  4. This is awesome progress so far, congrats on receiving a huge boost in traffic! It’s fulfilling to know that someone out there is reading your posts other than yourself, especially after putting in all that hard work.

    I agree with what you said in one of the other comments in that if you are interested in starting a blog and sharing your experiences the important part is to just go for it. Obviously you want to know what you are getting into first, but sometimes you just need to DO it.
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    • Hi DH,

      Analysis paralysis is a disease many of us suffer from at different times in our life. Whether it’s the decision to start a blog, make a particular stock purchase or even start a business. Get as much knowledge as you can and jump two feet in. Figure everything else out later. You’ll never have every answer at the onset of anything you do.

      I am very happy with my traffic stats in such a short amount of time. I do agree with you that it is fulfilling knowing that others are reading what I am writing and I always welcome agreeing and disagreeing comments and questions about my own investment choices as well as the information I write about in my blog. I appreciate you stopping by and commenting. Thank you.

    • Hi J,

      Thank you for the kind words. I appreciate your support. Just keep buying high quality dividend stocks whenever you can and reinvest those dividends and in no time your portfolio will b generating meaningful income to you year in and year out. Thanks for stopping by.

    • Hi FD,

      Thank you for the compliment and kind words. All of us in the FI community are basically doing the same thing whether we write about debt, living in a frugal manner or about generating passive income and investing ideas. Happy you have stopped by and appreciate your comment.

  5. Hi DivHut,

    Once again, thanks for visiting my blog and just dropping by to say hi! You have a nice and cool blog here. Keep going and keep sharing.

    Oh, by the way, I am currently running a “interview with fellow retail investors” blog series, if you are interested to be featured in my blog, feel free to drop me an email (it will be just Q&A through email). I am aware that you are from US and I am looking forward to reach out to more retail investors from all over the world 😉

    Cheers!
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    • Hi Richard Ng,

      Glad you are enjoying my blog coming from this part of the world. It’s amazing how many dividend income investors are sharing their journey online from all over the world. I would love to be a part of your interview as well. Thank you for considering DivHut and for stopping by as well.

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