October Was My Highest Traffic Month Of 2012 – Here’s What I Learned

After looking over my traffic data from last month I’m excited to say that October was the highest traffic month my blog has seen all year. I think the #1 reason for this increase is that I quit my day job which meant taking a 8-hour or more daily time commitment out of my life. It meant rushing left and focusing more. However October also helped me reach one big realization when I looked at which posts caused the biggest traffic spikes – I should keep MorganLinton.com 100% focused on Domains, period.

Yes, it’s taken me over five years to get this but better late than never right? When I looked at the posts that made last month so strong I noticed one common thread, they were all about Domaining. Anything I posted about startups or fashion clearly did not even come close to catching the attention that my domain-related posts did.

This really shouldn’t have been a surprise, I started this blog back in October of 2007 laser focused on Domaining and it is clear that a vast majority of my readers are Domain Investors. While my life has changed dramatically over the last five years, Domain Investing has become our one and only income source, it pays for our condo, car, vacations, savings, and of course, more domains. It has also allowed my wife and I to focus our days on what we truly love, building a startup of our own Fashion Metric.

Right now a majority of my time goes into our startup, however with Linton Investments 17-people strong, my Domaining business is doing better than ever and I want to keep this blog focused on the lessons I’m learning in the Domain Investing world every single day. That being said, looking at the data I’d venture a guess that about 15% of my readers are interested in startups and the VC world and about 5% are interested in fashion, and together Daina and I run blogs covering both of those topics.

So, if you want to follow our startup adventures, make sure to tune-into Startup Nook, and if you want to follow the fashion world and the latest updates from Fashion Metric make sure to tune-into the Fashion Metric blog at blog.fashionmetric.com. Want to read about how I left my day job and build a Domaining business that now allows us to live the life we’ve dreamed of, stay right here on MorganLinton.com because what started in 2007 has changed my life and I hope that by reading this and giving away the lessons I learned for free, you can change your life as well.

Welcome back to MorganLinton.com, come along for my adventures in Domain Investing!

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  • John November 13, 2012, 8:11 am

    Good choice …

  • Morgan November 13, 2012, 8:35 am

    Thanks @John!

  • Gabriele November 13, 2012, 11:44 am

    Great Article Morgan, thank you for shareing with us!
    Greetings from Berlin, Germany

  • Morgan November 13, 2012, 11:52 am

    Thanks @Gabriele, glad you liked it and Guten Morgen! 🙂

  • Joseph Pippin November 13, 2012, 12:24 pm

    Great article Morgan! I’ve only been following you for about a year now. Each and every entry into your blog has some sort of value to it. Keep up the great work! Oh, and just for the record, in case you are not aware, your Blog is ranked by Alexa at 45,570 Globally and 18,997 in the United States. Not bad!
    Joseph Pippin

  • Poor Uncle November 13, 2012, 12:58 pm

    Yeah, I suspect had something to do with you quiting your job. For me it wasn’t because you are more focused with your blog. Was just interested to see how you transition and share in the excitement. Your posts from last month gave a sense that your business is breaking out, and you are achieving your next level of success in domaining. It seems real and not just you blowing smoke.

  • Jason Thompson November 13, 2012, 1:25 pm

    That makes perfect sense!

  • Ezequiel November 13, 2012, 4:44 pm

    I’m glad you made this decision. Startups are boring from the outside, domains are not.

    You call your internet business “Domain Investing” but you develop a lot of your properties, what do you think makes your business different to the concept of Internet Marketing, Affiliate Marketing, etc?


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