How to Check WordPress Website Traffic

WordPress is the most popular blogging platform around today, and for good reason. It’s incredibly flexible, and it has a vibrant community of users who are willing to help you learn how to use it effectively.

One helpful trick for any blogger is understanding how to check their website traffic. You might think that having a lot of visitors means your blog is doing fine, but that’s not always the case. Take a look at the following examples to see what I mean.

Example 1: Monthly Organic Search Traffic

To start, let’s take a look at the organic search traffic for the blog named ‘Wordpress Weekly’. I have the data for August 2019 and it shows that the blog has roughly 7,300 monthly searches. That’s not too shabby, but it certainly isn’t making the blogger rich.

Looking at Google Trends data for ‘Wordpress’ over the past year, we can see that searches have been steadily increasing. It began as a relative unknown, with searches in the year 2019 increasing by 94% compared to the previous year. Nowadays, it’s one of the most popular web content management systems, if not the most popular.

Example 2: Daily Overall Search Traffic

Now let’s look at the daily search traffic for the ‘Wordpress’ blog. Similar to the previous example, this blog only had 2,100 monthly searches at the time of writing, but that seems to have increased to around 6,800 searches per day. That’s still not a lot of searches, but it’s a significant jump from what the blog was doing before.

The screenshot below shows the traffic from the previous month plotted over a series of days. You can see that there were some dips in searches over the course of the month, but on the whole, it’s been on the rise. It is still a fairly new blog, launched in August 2019, and it appears that it’s starting to pick up speed quickly.

Example 3: Organic Search Traffic Per Day

Finally, let’s take a quick look at the organic search traffic per day for the ‘Wordpress’ blog. At the time of writing, this blog was getting around 500 searches per day, which was on the lower end of the spectrum among the blogs I analyzed. This is likely because it’s a newer blog and it hasn’t been around long enough to establish itself in the Google search engines.

Looking at the growth of the ‘Wordpress’ blog over the past year in Google Trends data, we can see that searches have been steadily increasing. It began as a relative unknown, with searches in the year 2019 increasing by 94% compared to the previous year. Nowadays, it’s one of the most popular web content management systems, if not the most popular.

Conclusion

WordPress is an incredibly flexible system, with a lot of moving parts and functions. Because of that, it can be challenging to optimize. However, once you do figure out which areas to focus on, the benefits are significant. When it comes to tracking your website traffic and understanding your progress, WordPress is one of the most popular platforms to do so on. The above examples should give you a good idea of how to check your website traffic using WordPress.