Blog statistics are a treasure trove of information, and really fun to share! I’ve compiled the following top 5 posts, starting from October 2013 to December 2016. It doesn’t surprise me to find these posts being listed in the top 5.
Unlike other blog posts, these contain information that are fairly timeless and would benefit readers who are interested, regardless of whether they read it now, or years later. Especially when the pace of evolution in the indexing scene in Singapore is so slow. Which also means they will continue to pull in views long after they are posted.
Top 5 Posts (All-Time)
- Start Index Investing with Standard Chartered – No Minimum Commission
Posted : 13-Jan-2014
Page Views : 23,946 Page Views
Comments : The mega post of my index investing blog used to draw in more than 500 page views every month purely via organic search. This is gone downhill since StanChart implemented the $10 minimum fee, but still get 100+ page views these days.
- Establishing Bogleheads 3-Fund Portfolio In Singapore
Posted : 06-Dec-2014
Page Views : 16,259
Comments : No explanation needed. This post still gets at least 300-400 views every month. And it has the honour of being the most commented blog post at 102 comments.
- Nikko AM STI ETF and ABF Singapore Bond Index Fund ETF – Dividend 2015
Posted : 30-Dec-2014
Page Views : 8,830
Comments : A really weird post to be among the top five. It probably means it is not easy to find Nikko dividend information in the past. SGX.com is your best bet.
- FAQ on Vanguard FTSE All-World UCITS ETF (VWRD)
Posted : 07-Mar-2015
Page Views : 7,436
Comments : Great for folks who are deciding between Vanguard’s VT, VWRL and VWRD. Pulls in a healthy 200+ views monthly.
- Beginner’s Guide To Index Investing
Posted : 22-Mar-2015
Page Views : 6,910
Comments : Another blog post that doesn’t surprise me to be up here, along with #2. These blog posts pretty much talked about most of what I wanted to share.
Bonus : Impact Of Spam Traffic On Analytics Data
As a Singapore-based blog, it is fairly normal to see the bulk of traffic coming from Singapore. If you’re seeing huge traffic from other countries (especially Russia), then something is wrong. On and off, there is probably no way to totally eliminate them but still, I try.
A simple example. During the US elections, huge amount of spam traffic originated from Russia that poisoned analytics data. *cough*trump*cough*
I was late to the game but nevertheless, have always tried my best to eliminate all forms of spam traffic so that my site data is as accurate and realistic as possible. This is a huge part of being a responsible blogger if you ever want to work with external parties to monetize your blog. A simple solution is to implement filters to disregard spam traffic.
Nope, my site did not get popular overnight. Notice that the letter “K” and “G” are not from the English alphabets. Alritey! Will try to share more in future, but that’s it for now.