Welcome to Beardtastic Recipes September Traffic Report!
September was an excellent month for traffic growth with a 1300 (+60%) increase in pageviews compared to last month’s report.
I’m still trying to figure out a way to bottle up the magic that was September and replicate it for months to come. It is astonishing to see a 60% growth over the course of a month. Looking at the sources of traffic indicates Google is the main contributing factor for this traffic bump with Google searches drastically increasing by 245%. Digging deeper in the analytics showed a lot of traffic coming from Google for my Instant Pot Chickpeas, which is showing up within the first page of results on Google when you search for it!
If you have been following along with the previous Traffic Reports, then you already know that this month was the International Food Bloggers Conference in Sacramento! This was my first conference and it won’t be my last. The IFBC was jammed packed with talks from fellow experienced bloggers and breakout sessions to promote networking with others. I met tons of people at the conference but I really connected with Elaine Lander from Seasoned Vegetable and Cait Sarazin from Solo and Kicking. Both Elaine and Cait are passionate bloggers with a unique approach to writing about food. Since food blogging is usually a solo operation in the early stages, it is essential to form a tribe of people you can collaborate with. I highly encourage everyone to attend the IFBC next year, which will be hosted in my hometown New Orleans, LA.