Tuesday, December 24, 2013

2013 in Numbers

I always love looking at all the stats behind my blog. It's one of the first things I look at every single day. I find it a bit fascinating to see how people are getting to my blog, what posts they're reading, and where they're from. So to help spread the joy, I wanted to give everyone else a small snapshot to the numbers behind in blog in 2013.

As of December 22, I currently have 271 followers through GFC and 130 followers through Bloglovin. (The rest of the stats are as of December 22, as well.)

I've had almost 18,000 unique page views in 2013 according to Google Analytics, which is where the rest of the stats are from as well.

The top 10 most viewed blog posts in 2013 were:
1. Roast in the Pot
2. Behind the Labels
3. Winner Winner
4. From Miss to Mrs: Remembrance to Kiddush
5. Why I'm Using Feedly Over Bloglovin
6. Brulee-ing In the New Year
7. The Final Invitation Post
8. Dressing Up the Tables
9. The Drive Home
10. Roasted Polenta with Swiss Chard

The top 10 most viewed blog posts written in 2013 were:
1. Winner Winner
2. From Miss to Mrs: Remembrance to Kiddush
3. Why I'm Using Feedly Over Bloglovin
4. Brulee-ing In the New Year
5. Apple-icious {Giveaway}
6. Nobody Better Lay a Finger
7. Mailbox Monday (27)
8. From Miss to Mrs: Behind From Where We Came
9. Sesame Noodlicious
10. Good Morning Vietnam

The top 10 blogs that referred visitors were:
1. Kelly's Korner
2. Little Miss Married
3. New Girl on the Post
4. Stacey Snacks
5. Blonde... Undercover Blonde
6. Newlyweds Next Doors
7. Random-osity
8. Beyond the Aisle
9. The Java Mama
10. Dolce Bellezza

The top 10 search terms that brought people to the blog (excluding the expected "From L.A. to LA blog") were:
1. Joni Mitchell Daughter Death
2. Freeway vs Interstate
3. The Tea Rose Movie
4. Adrienne Maloof Wedding Dress Display
5. Googliness
6. It Never Rains in Tiger Stadium Meaning
7. Bloglovin vs Feedly
8. Ella Rosa be118
9. Amy's Polenta
10. Fresh Market Cupcakes

In 2013 I had blog visitors from 84 different countries
The top 10 visitor countries were:
1. United States
2. Canada
3. United Kingdom
4. Australia
5. Poland
6. Germany
7. Finland
8. Sweden
9. India
10. Philippians

In 2013 I had visitors from all 50 states as well as Washington D.C..
The top 10 visitor states were:
1. California
2. Louisiana
3. Texas
4. New York
5. Virginia
6. Florida
7. Pennsylvania
8. Massachusetts
9. North Carolina
10. Kansas

If you want to compare, here are my blog stats from 2012.

Do you pay attention to your blog's stats? Or let me know how you found yourself at From L.A. to LA and where you're reading from.


  1. I never pay attention to them - can't remember the last time i looked at them. But you got me curious!! Where is the google analytics? Is it in Blogger? B/c i looked at the stats there but don't see where it tells you for 2013. I only see month, year, week.

    Really cool!

    1. I've had analytics on my blog for so long, I barely remember how to add it! This is the link to it: http://www.google.com/analytics/. And once you set up an account you'll basically have to add the html to your layout to start tracking. They do have a help section to help you get started too, so hopefully it's easy enough to figure it out. It really can be addictive, and at times a bit scary, to see how exactly how people get to your blog.

  2. I do glance at them, but I don't let them dictate what I post :P they can be informative!

  3. I look at the statistics every once in a while.

    Nice statistics for your blog.

    Merry Christmas!!

    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog

  4. It's always fun to see which posts were popular and where people are reading from!

  5. I rarely look at my blog stats - I actually don't remember the last time I looked at them! I will glance at the number of comments I get from time to time but that is about it! I found your blog through Amber's a long long time ago! :)