The team here at GuestPost.Directory are committed to being open and honest with our readers and users and to demonstrate transparency, we've decided to share with you our weekly growth progress. Not only does that make an interesting read for any of your data lovers, but it's also a good way for us to see how we progress week on week.

Metrics

First up, let's look at this week's metrics for Google Analytics and Google Search Console.

Analytics

Our first week analytics show promising results with just over 500 pageviews and just shy of 400 unique pageviews.

Average session duration is strong at over a minute and bounce rate and exit percentages are somewhat manageable suggesting that our content is of value.

Interestingly, the most viewed categories for this week were:

  1. Travel
  2. Fashion
  3. Lifestyle
  4. Finance
  5. Blogging

This suggests that the majority of users have been from leisure related niches.

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Search Console

Search Console also paints another interesting picture.

While overall impressions are low and average position is high we still managed to get a few organic clicks which is a great start for any new site. The average CTR might be high for the time being, but as the impressions increase and the average position decreases its likely that CTR will improve.

Our blog content seems to be raking in the majority of impressions however, with our article on technical SEO tools being the main bread winner.

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Sign Ups

We had a great first week in regards to reponse from blog owners, with 46 blogs sign-ups from many varied niches, such as religion, parenting and nutrition.

Socials

In tandem with the website launch this week, we also created profiles for GuestPost.Directory on Twitter and Facebook.

Twitter

Our Twitter account provided us with the most outreach this week with over 8,000 impressions and an average engagement of 4.1%.

We ended the week on 52 followers, two more than our goal of 50.

Our sign-up announcement tweets seem to be the most popular and we enjoy showcasing the talent that makes up our directory.

If you haven't already, why not follow us on Twitter?

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Facebook

While Facebook is never going to perform as well as Twitter in outreach, our page did outperform our Twitter account when it came to engagement with an average engagement of 5.5%.

We also managed to gain 31 new page likes this week.

If you haven't already, why not like our Facebook page?

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Conclusion

It's been a promising first week for a product launch on a bootstring budget. We are seeing strong engagement on social media and already have a decent SEO strategy in place, so we look forward to further growth next week.

What do you think of GuestPost.Directory so far? Reach out to us on Twitter and let us know!

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