As we approach the end of our first year as an official blog I have become curious about how many visitors we have had to our little site. As many of you who know me personally are aware, I can be somewhat technologically challenged. This hasn’t been an easy learning curve for me and I’m certain that I am missing out on a lot of blogging shortcuts and probably money making angles in this whole venture. I had hoped our Google ads program would have been more successful, but maybe that will come in the future. Kim mentioned that the ads don’t seem to show up in the posts when she views them on her iPhone? If anyone else isn’t seeing them, please let us know and let us know what device you are using.
That was in part, responsible for my curiousity about where we stood visitor-wise. I had hoped that the ads would have generated more income or maybe the services we offer might have generated more, by this point. So, I thought “maybe we aren’t getting enough visitors?”. It took me about an hour but I finally figured out how to wring the numbers out of the tracking programs that watch our blog 24/7. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that we have had……drumroll please….over 1800 visitors to our blog!!!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉
Now, before we get too worked up…..a “visitor” can be the same person who visits more than once but, a little more digging, and I learned we have also had 969 unique IP addresses, which means almost 1,000 different people (or at least devices) have seen our blog….and that’s pretty exciting…..or maybe one person who travels…..a lot…or owns a LOT of routers ……haha.
This data has somewhat buoyed my optimism. Since we don’t spend a lot of time in the same place it can be tough to get repeat marine services business so we are counting on the ads program to a large extent. Doing the simple things like cleaning boat hulls or replacing zincs in the water is a pretty saturated market anywhere we arrive and advertising outside the blog in each place isn’t feasible. I have received a few calls for repeat business, but unfortunately, we had moved on when the customer need had arisen again or for a new service.
I’d like to thank everyone who has visited and supported us in this last nine months and I hope we can continue to post things you find interesting…..please feel free to send us suggestions of any topics or photos you’d like to see. I am considering adding marina reviews to the rotation of posts or maybe even restaurant or location reviews of areas we visit if that might be of interest?
Thanks again for all the support!!!