These July 2017 charts were generated from the website
statistics data gathered by my web host, Hostek.com.
Presented is raw data with no manipulation or filtering (I added the
"weekend" label). Peaks are midweek and valleys are weekends. Details can be seen by
clicking on the thumbnail images.
Overall traffic seems to be down by a couple percent since the last report in April, but
that is typical over the summer months. Still, an average of around 16,000 page views during
weekdays and 10,000 on weekends is not too bad.
U.S.-based visitors top the list as you might expect, the Canada comes in second followed
by India, the U.K., China, and Germany.
You might find the list of the top 100 search engine
keywords interesting. It is generated only from searches performed by the custom
Google search on the RF Cafe website. Notice that it
includes words like 'to,' 'of,' 'and,' and other prepositions, indefinite articles, conjunctions,
etc., that have no specific relevance. The Hostek server has no way of knowing which keywords
caused visitors to land on RF Cafe as the result of searches from the general Google page
or of other search engine pages.
Other than every few months producing these types of charts, I spend no time attempting
to analyze website statistics either with that provided by my server or with Google Analytics.
My mission for RF Cafe has always been to present information that I consider useful
to my visitors who are interested in the same things as me - not just how to draw in random
visitors who stumble upon a page accidentally due to a search. Yes, that philosophy violates
the prime tenet of SEO techniques, but so be it. The same thing goes for page layout, Mobile
optimization, etc. Notice that I do not embed banner advertisements within the primary content
area on the page - which studies show that everybody hates. Thus far, the strategy has worked
well for both RF Cafe and for my private advertisers.
No doubt when the day comes to sell the RFCafe.com domain and, if desired, its contents,
a new, more business-minded buyer could probably apply all the proven methods of traffic maximization
and multiply the revenue many-fold.
Sure, I'd love to be a millionaire, but life is pretty good the way it is now. Our 920
sq.ft. house is paid for and easy to maintain, as is our one car and everything else in the
house. We have no debt, but then my being 59 years old and Melanie and I having been frugal
during our 34+ years of marriage has led to this result. It is only the outrageous cost of
Obamacare with its high premiums and
multi thousand dollar deductibles that stresses our existence - thanks, fellow citizens.
Anyway, for what it's worth to you, there it is.
Posted August 7, 2017