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Nine-Month Progress Update: Traffic, Subscribers & More

by Kyle Byers
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The GrowthBadger blog just turned nine months old, so it’s time for its third progress update!

In this post, you’ll see all the latest details:

  • Traffic to this site (sources and destinations)
  • Growth in email subscribers
  • My plan for the next few months

And more.

Read on to see it all.

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Domain Extensions Study: .com vs .org, .net & 5 Other TLDs (2019)

by Kyle Byers

How important is having a .com URL?

Are newer domain extensions like .io and .blog just as good as more traditional ones?

I ran an experiment with 1,500 people to find out.

Read on for the full results, including performance data on 8 popular domain extensions.

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Blog Statistics: What We Learned from 1,117 Bloggers (2019 Study)

by Kyle Byers
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We asked 1,117 bloggers about their techniques and results to find out what’s working best right now.

In this post, you’ll learn what they said about their traffic sources, how they make money, article quality vs. quantity, blog post formats, video, podcasting, and lots more.

Let’s get to the data.

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Six-Month Progress Update

by Kyle Byers
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GrowthBadger just turned six months old, and it’s time to update you on its progress.

In this post, I’ll show you how I achieved the following:

  • 3x increase in site visits
  • 11x increase in email subscribers
  • 4x increase in backlinks

… all without publishing a single new blog post.

Plus, I’ll show you something I’m calling the “snowmaker strategy”.

Let’s do it!

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How to Name Your Blog (or Startup) in 4 Steps [2019 Guide]

by Kyle Byers
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Bad blog names are confusing, hard to remember, hard to spell, and hard to tell people about. A bad name makes it harder to gain traction and build an audience.

A good name makes all those things much easier.

But most people don’t think properly about naming their blog or business, and they don’t test their ideas either.

Big mistake.

This guide will help you find an awesome blog name and URL in 4 steps by using psychology, a little creativity, and a dash of science.

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Blogging Statistics: 142 Recent Stats & Trends for 2018 – 2019

by Kyle Byers
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Because video, podcasts, and other forms of content are getting more popular, a lot of people assume that long-form blogging is dying.

As this post will show you, nothing could be further from the truth.

Whether you’re working on a content marketing strategy for 2019 or you’re doing research for a new article, I’m going to show you 142 recent blog statistics and trends that demonstrate what’s happening in the world of blogging, what’s working well, and where it’s headed.

Read on…

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The Results of the First 90 Days of Marketing Experiments

by Kyle Byers
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In the first post on this blog, I shared a plan to test 3 marketing tactics over the following 3 months.

That time has passed, and now I’m going to show you the results in detail, including:

  • Which post has gotten 73% of GrowthBadger’s pageviews (and which article has only gotten 1% of them)
  • The top 5 traffic sources for the site
  • The number of visitors, revenue, and email subscribers I’ve gotten so far

I’ll also share my plan for growing this blog over the next 90 days.

Okay, let’s get into it!

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Remarketing: the Ultimate Guide for 2019

by Kyle Byers
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Fun fact: you’re going to lose 96% of the people who visit your site today.

On average, only about 4% of site visitors convert before leaving.

Luckily you can use remarketing to bring those people back and convert them into paying customers or engaged users.

In this guide, you’ll learn everything you need to know to use remarketing like an expert.

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The First 90 Days of GrowthBadger: a Roadmap

by Kyle Byers
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Over the next 90 days, I’m going to test several different strategies for bringing in traffic, and share the results with you. For anything that works, I’ll show you details on how I did it so you can do the same for your blog or business.

Then over the following 90 days, I’ll repeat the process.

What strategies am I going to try?

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