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Friday, 3 April 2015

One year Game Development blog Post-Mortem.


Game development blogs, or heavy technical blogs in general, are not the best source of visits for your web page if what you are looking is for big numbers. However, you will get high quality in your visitors. People will read your long posts even if they don't have many pictures are just a bunch of lines of code. Attracting people to read your posts is not so hard neither, but making a living out of it is practically impossible :)

Although the name of the post suggest the dead of the blog, that's not going to happen, this is just a retrospective. Exactly one year ago I started to write this blog and I wanted to share with everyone the stats behind it. Curiously it is quite hard to find such stats from other blogs, so I hope this post will help someone to compare their own stats and maybe encourage to share their own :D

On the personal note I would like to share my feelings about this "milestone" ^^. It's been greatly gratifying to write this blog and I would totally recommend it if you are considering starting your own. I have the feeling that I get more than I give into this (not money nor time, obviously... but anyway xD). For example, every time I tutorial I learn new things I didn't know. It also helps you to put in order my ideas.

My tip to keep your blog alive this long? Plan ahead and set a regular time frame for your updates. It shouldn't be a tight period of time but it should be constant. For me is every 3 weeks. If you never miss any update it will become a routine. Guaranteed! :D

27 published posts
+82 comments
+100 Social Media Interactions
+3€ Revenue xD
+50000 total visits
+130 daily visits


The long term goal is to create a collection of good posts that attract visitors without promotion.

The top 5 posts have in total 30k views. More than the rest 22 together. Tutorials outperform any other type of post.

Google deliver most of the traffic. Followed by my "handmade" promotions in the Unity Forums and Facebook.

Top 5 countries have in total 21000 views. Almost 50% of the total. No paid promotion was made.


What OS does Unity users work with? Just a curiosity :)

Would you like to see any other statistic about Unity Dojo? Do you have any information of your own to share? Like for example, how do you monetise your blog? :)

2 comments:

  1. Thank God! I almost had a heart-attack when reading the words "Post-Mortem", thinking you were going to stop blogging!
    So true: People will read your long posts even if they don't have many pictures ... Oh!

    " How to use Delegates like a BOSS" This is new! Going to read it!

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    1. Thank you for the super nice words! :)
      Gives me a lot of energy to go on! :D

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