Something good is happening to my blog traffic this January 2021 and it all started before 2020 ended. Traffic is just exceeding what I used to get in the past few months.
Well, I know that it’s not as high as what other blogs have, but nevertheless, it’s still growth that I wasn’t expecting to happen (yet) since I am only creating content when I’m not busy with my online selling gig.
Hopefully, it continues to improve as I continue to build more content.
Anyway, going back to the topic, as I was checking my Google Analytics to see what’s going on and which pages were generating the traffic, I figured that I might as well share with you guys which pages generated the most traffic or page views for my blog last 2020.
Before we begin, I’d like to thank everyone who has visited my blog and those who have read and shared my posts, and those who have subscribed as well. I hope you find value in what I write on this blog.
Let’s start, shall we 🙂
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BPI Amore Visa credit card is a credit card issued by one of the largest local banks in the Philippines – BPI. I got it during their launch and the free annual fee for life promotional period. Sweet deal huh!
Anyway, one of the reasons why I think this is one of the most visited pages in my blog is because shopping is a big thing in the Philippines.
BPI Amore Visa credit card is in partnership with Ayala Malls which means, owners of this card get certain benefits such as rebates, discounts, and more when they shop at Ayala Malls.
This post is about another credit card issued by a local bank in the Philippines – RCBC. It’s one of their premium credit cards intended for those who travel a lot. Unfortunately, since the annual fee has taken effect on its second year (the first-year annual fee was free),
I had to discontinue using this card because I didn’t want to pay the annual fee. I don’t think that I will be able to maximize its travel benefits because of the current pandemic situation. But if there’s no travel ban whatsoever, this is an amazing travel credit card to have.
Shopee is definitely one of the biggest e-commerce websites in the Philippines. It may be the first of its kind to implement entertainment and shopping in one app and this post is about earning money from Shopee even without selling anything.
I am actually planning to sell my merchandise on Shopee but I have not started posting yet.
I’m glad to see this as one of the most viewed pages on my blog. It means that people are looking for ways to maximize their savings account – and one of those ways is to get additional benefits such as free life insurance.
Since this was written last year, I intend to update this post this month (hopefully).
The core of my blog is about online selling second-hand clothes, which is my main source of income. It’s no surprise that one of the pages that generated the most page views is, of course, one of the most relevant to the overall theme of this blog.
To those who are not familiar with Grailed, it’s an international e-commerce website where you can sell mostly menswear designer branded clothes.
I don’t have much inventory yet on Grailed because the items that are popular to sell on this website are highly sought-after streetwear brands that are kind of hard to find (that’s why they’re a bit expensive too).
I’m actually surprised to see one of the most recent articles on this list. I wrote this one only last November 2020.
Perhaps a lot of people are looking for alternatives to the regular banks which give very little interest for your savings.
Komo is a digital bank by EastWest. Since it’s a digital bank, the interest is of course way higher than the regular banks.
This is one of the posts that I was expecting to generate a lot of page views because I’ve been ranking on this one for a long time.
However, in the latter part of the year, my page ranking went lower but it’s still on Page 1. There was even some time when this post was on Google Snippets.
This is also probably one of those articles that I have that exceeded 5,000 words. I’m dreading updating this article hahaha because there’s too much information and there are a lot of websites to check.
Here’s another digital bank on the list. DiskarTech is a digital bank/mobile wallet by RCBC. What makes it different from the other digital banks is that it’s in Taglish (Tagalog and English).
Aside from the high interest rate, you also have the chance to earn money by simply referring your friends and family or anyone you know (they have to make sure though that they input your referral code during the signup process).
This is also one of the most recent articles I have written on this blog and I’m glad that it gained traction right away.
I’m surprised at how this post got a lot of page views because it’s just a listicle (list article) about the available online buy-and-sell websites in the Philippines. But of course, it’s also one of the most relevant pages in relation to the overall theme of the blog which is online selling.
Lesson learned – do not underestimate the power of a listicle 🙂
And the number one spot goes to another digital bank. In a way, I’m glad that people are searching online about digital banks. It’s one way of saying that a lot of people here are thinking about saving money which is one of the first steps in achieving financial independence in the future.
CIMB is one of the most popular digital banks in the country.
How to Check Your Own Blog’s Top 10 List
If you want to check the performance of your blog post for 2020, all you have to do is follow these simple steps:
- Log in to your Google Analytics account
- At the left-hand side of your screen, click on ‘Behavior’
- Then click on ‘Site Content’
- Afterward, click on ‘All Pages’
- Be sure to update the date range from Jan 1, 2020, to December 31, 2020. You can see this on the upper right side of your Google Analytics screen.
And that’s it. You will see the performance of all your pages and other information that you might find useful in understanding the overall performance of your blog posts.
If you have noticed, my Top 10 Blog Posts (based on page views) are mostly highly competitive keywords. It’s actually competing directly with the owners of the keywords themselves which are the banks, credit card companies, and e-commerce sites.
However, I went via the route of longtail keywords (Example: ‘travel credit cards in the Philippines’) which gave me a bit of a fighting advantage.
I will never compete at the root keyword level (Example: ‘credit card’) because I know that it will just be a losing battle.
Sure, I’m not generating massive amounts of traffic from them yet but this is a proof of concept that small blogs like mine – Thrifty Hustler can rank on Google and get traffic for highly competitive keywords.
If my blog (which is only 1 year and 7 months old and totally inactive for 11 months) can do this, I’m sure that anyone can do this too.
I don’t check these details on my Google Analytics that much, I’m contented with seeing the number of users and page views and that’s it.
However, seeing this now excites me because this data showed me that the work I’m putting into this blog is slowly paying off.
Hopefully, this blog will become an official side hustle of mine in the future.