Offbeat Bride's year-over-year traffic: 80% more visitors in 2012! #Business development#pinterest#statistics#traffic May 4 | Ariel Meadow Stallings offbeatariel Offbeat Bride's year-over-year stats: visitors up over 80%! Every month or so, I go into my Google Analytics and do some serious digging around to see how things are looking with the sites. The big reveal today is that Offbeat Bride is KICKING ASS, with visits up 45%, visitors up 85%, and pageviews up 22%. All awesome — and all pointing to an impending ad rate increase. But the most insane number to me is looking at referrals, ie websites that direct traffic to the site: Are you seeing what this graphic is telling you? April 2011, Pinterest sent about 450 hits. April 2012, it sent 35,500 hits — an increase of over 7800%. That shit is fucking insane. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Meadow Stallings Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives, loves, and dorks out hard in Seattle, WA. @offbeatariel @offbeatbride PREVIOUS Ignore, delete, try not to engage: one more perspective on dealing with web hate NEXT 20 year goals Toggle comments [ 13 ] That shit IS insane! So many times I do random searches and I recognize something from the Empire. Keep up the amazing work! Reply I have noticed you (as in Offbeat Bride) have really been embracing Pinterest lately and the results are paying off. You all are doing it right! Reply Pinterest became a strategic priority for us late last year, with Offbeat Bride's assistant editor Catherine Clark (aka Superman) leading the charge and kicking ass! 1 agrees Reply Can't complain about a really fun social sharing program being a part of your day! Reply Awesome numbers, Ariel! FYI: early results from our 2012 reader survey over at DIY Bride are showing that 93% of our readers are using Pinterest to help plan their weddings compared to 81% who're using wedding blogs (readers are allowed to chose more than one planning source). It's a small sample size right now since we just released the survey but some the early emerging trends are very interesting. Reply I must say, I knew Pinterest was good but dang, I didn't know it was that good. Thanks for sharing such valuable information!! Reply Wow! That's pretty awesome! PS. I LOVE stats!! 1 agrees Reply Congratulations! Those are some outstanding changes "That shit is fucking insane." – I still love that swearing is "allowed" Reply Have you read my book? It's MORE than allowed. Reply I did! I laughed forever at Pssst, son she likes it in the butt. Reply I totally blame Offbeat Bride for getting me hooked on Pinterest. I can't believe I waited so long to try it! Reply BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAM!!!! that is awesome. I know i'm doing all I know to do to drive traffic there….<3 Reply I love looking at the analytics for the Youtube page of the production company I work for. When a video skyrockets, its interesting to see where that came from. Within Youtube's analytics you can see how many people sat through the entire video or stopped halfway. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.