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Top 10 Sources of ProBlogger Traffic – Giving Thanks

My Mum always taught me to say thank you – so I thought it was time I did by thanking some of the sites that have sent me traffic in the last 6 months of blogging here at ProBlogger.

So I’ve fired up my stats program and have compiled a list of my 10 Top Blog Referrers since 01 January 2006. Here they are (the following are all blogs – ie I’ve ignored referrals from SE’s, social bookmarking sites, newspapers etc):

  1. LoobyLu
  2. Steve Pavlina
  3. Anne 2.0
  4. Micro Persuasion
  5. A Whole Lotta Nothing
  6. Lifehacker
  7. WorkHappy
  8. AdsTips
  9. Boing Boing
  10. CopyBlogger

Thanks to the above sites for sending quite significant traffic to ProBlogger.

Another lesson my Mum taught me was to take notice of the smaller things in life also. So in addition to thanking some of the bigger traffic senders I also want to thank some of the many other bloggers who’ve sent traffic to ProBlogger over the last 6 months. The following list is not a complete list – but rather is a completely random selection of another 10 blogs that have been kind enough to link up to me in the last 12 months. I acknowledge them as representatives of the wider ProBlogger readership and sincerely thank you all.

What blogs send you traffic? It might be a nice thing to write a post saying thanks. Perhaps we should make this a semi regular event of acknowledging the places that keep our blogs going by providing readers.

About Darren Rowse

Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.

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Comments

  1. Bald Man says:

    I’ll come here and say thanks directly. I always get a nice jump from your group writing projects.

  2. razib says:

    Thanks Darren for the link. I have seen a good hit from the group writing projects too. Secondly, some other blogs linked me for it too. And getting a link from a PR7 Blog like yours is a dream come true.

  3. Brian Clark says:

    Wow, can’t believe I squeaked on to that list, considering that it should be me thanking you when it comes to traffic!

    So… thank you Darren. :)

  4. Ian Anderson says:

    Thanks for the list of blogs I should check out. Even though that was not your intended purpose. Hopefully one day my blog will make your list.

  5. Thilak says:

    This is a Good Habbit, keep it up

  6. Congrats Brian. Didn’t know about your new blog til now! Darren great way to keep people linking and get more people linking. I quote and link to you once in awhile but you have just enticed me to do it more often.

  7. Darren Rowse says:

    I should have said – that there are some AMAZING blogs in those lists and to be linked to by them is a real honor – Brian yours is one of those!

  8. Terry says:

    Wow, that is really a significant thing to do and say Darren. Your Mom raised you right

    Reminds me….I need to publish a quality post with another link to Problogger! :-)

    -Terry

  9. tom sherman says:

    Thanks, Darren!

  10. John T Unger says:

    Thanks, Darren!

    This is a good idea… I think I’ll post something similar soon.

  11. Joerg says:

    Which stats program do you use?
    What is the best logfile analyser? In particular I am interested in finding out how many folks read our RSS feeds.
    I could not get AW Stats working. I have downloaded my logfiles.
    Thanks.

  12. Darren Rowse says:

    Joerg – I got these results from performancing’s tracking service.

  13. frank arrigo says:

    nice thought

    ive followed your lead

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    Thanks a lot Boing Boing and ProBlogger…

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