I don't know what is going on, but I had more than 1300 times views yesterday. 😱 Usually, I have 60-80 views per day.
Google analytics is saying that almost 1000 views were from a direct link. 😂 This growth is a real growth HACK. 😄
I don't understand what happened here? You got 1000 clicks from a link on somebody else's site?
Anything else we can learn from this?
Why so serious? ;) 1.1k clicks are from Source = Direct and medium = None in GA. I would like to learn something more from it
Congrats! Would be nice to update us on the learnings after you find out where the traffic comes from :) I wouldn't call it a growth hack though since it is not engineered.
Thank you. I know that was a joke :D
Google Analytics tells me that 1k of visitors was 'direct/source= none'. It looks like all users combine my name and surname + random string which was my article title 😂
Maybe someone shared in a group chat type of community? Anyway, take it as a compliment and continue the good work!
Maybe :D But it must be a huge community. Also, I gain +4 subscribers to my newsletter.
Nice blog. What is the stack for the blog itself? WP or something custom built?
I build it with Gatsby framework (https://www.gatsbyjs.com/). Articles are in MDX (markdown + react components)
awesome mate, keep at iti! :)
Congrats! Your hard work in putting these super-complex things together had to finally start getting noticed!
Good stuff- Please do a research and write the findings just in simple way (blog-post)- This kind of growth is what everyone is looking for you and its already working for you. You indeed have a story to tell us. Why?How it came about
You have been most likely featured in some newsletter.
Newsletters didn't appear in GA?
Many times no.
Have you checked the referral link on GA? If so, what was it? Have you learned any insights from the source?
I checked it, I have got ~150 views from the sidebar.io. Most of the visits (1,1k) have Source = Direct and medium = None. 😕
Nice one @Awalicki, I'd highly recommend you customise all the links you post in the different locations you post them using Google Tag Manager. I see you already have GTM running, so just do the implementation to shorten UTM parameters for each site you post your website link or article. I know it's so annoying to not know where traffic is coming from and that's exactly why I tag everything I post out in order to track the exact location I am getting traffic to my website then I know exactly what works, what doesn't or what needs some improvements from the marketing standpoint.
Hey! I used it to add GA. All external links I know ( for example, on my book page) have parameters, and I can count them.
For example here https://glassmorphism.com
I have added a link to my blog post: https://www.albertwalicki.com/glassmorphism-how-to-create?utm_source=glass&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=glass
As someone else wrote in comments - it might be a newsletter :o
Is there documentation anywhere about those background layers? I had never heard of them and I can't seem to find anything about them anywhere. It looks really cool and super useful if it's well supported.
The only documentation might be this:
CSS allows using multiple backgrounds in the same property, and that's all :D