I’ve been reviewing January 2007 reports that outline how much traffic each niche category attracts per month.
While the obvious trend showed up that if you have more articles in a category, it will usually mean more traffic per category… but today, I’m going to share with you some of the traffic trends when specific niche categories achieve a breakout traffic spike in terms of 200-1,000% more traffic-per-article than other articles in the same main category.
Consider this information for entertainment purposes only:
- Tattoos, 10x
- Mobile Audio & Video, 2x
- Fundraising, 5x
- Cervical/Uterine Cancer, 4x
- Satellite TV, 2x
- Games & Data Recovery, 3x
- Taxes, 3x (could be seasonal)
- Chocolate, .8x
- Ergonomics, Sleep/Snoring, Aerobics/Cardio, 5x
- Exotic Pets, 4x
- Supplemental Insurance, 5x
- Audio and Video Streaming, 3x
- Real Estate Law, 8x
- Love & Sexuality, 5x
- Building A Home, 3x
- Gymnastics, Boxing & Volleyball, 3x
- Anger Management, 3x
- Book Reviews, 2x
- Teleseminars, 2x
How to understand the above chart:
Example: Articles in the TELESEMINARS category received an average of 200% (2x) more traffic PER article than the average per article traffic for the main category that it’s in (Writing & Speaking).
Consider this data with a confidence of about ~85% accuracy… Sometimes spikes come from sources that are not easily identifiable, while others come from data collection gaffs or new categories that didn’t have enough months or years to produce a statistically accurate/reliable pattern.
But CHRIS! My niche / category is not on the above break-out list?!?
If you didn’t see your niche mentioned in the above list, that’s because it produced a relatively normal traffic pattern per article last month. These things change all the time and this is the first time I’ve started to review this data to see if there are any actionable trends that we should share.