Google Analytics: What Blog Posts Are People Reading? (Year to Date vs. Last 2 Weeks)

Good morning everyone, I hope your week is going well.  I just read Frequent Miler’s post this morning (How Frequent Miler (the business) will survive COVID-19) and thought it would be interesting to see what Travel with Grant blog posts people read year to date (January 1 – March 31) vs. what blog posts people read during the last 2 weeks (March 18 – March 31).  I listed the top 10 posts for each period of time and their corresponding pageviews during that time.  Red text represents blog posts on both lists.  At the end of this post, I will also provide some analysis of the results below.

Posts for January 1 – March 31 (Year to Date)

Page Title Pageviews
How-To Guide: Activate a Gift Card and Create a PIN 8,377
Send Money to Friends (or Other Bank Accounts) Instantly with Zelle (Formerly Chase QuickPay / clearXchange) 5,374
If I Could Only Keep 5 Credit Cards with Annual Fees… 4,175
How to Cancel 1 Passenger on a Multi-Passenger Southwest Airlines Reservation 3,951
Chime Card Prepaid Reloadable Debit Card – Instant Cash Back Card 3,779
Print USPS and UPS Shipping Labels from your PayPal Account 3,479
Walmart.com Orders Instantly Cancelled? Try Walmart’s Online Chat 3,113
Trim Saved Me Another $15 on my Comcast Xfinity Cable Bill 3,033
Changes to $250 Resort Credit & Point Transfers for American Express Hilton Aspire Credit Card (Effective May 1, 2020) 2,589
How to Convert an Existing Discover Credit Card into a Different Discover Credit Card Online 2,503

Posts for March 18 – March 31 (Last 2 Weeks)

Page Title Pageviews
Need to Cut Expenses? Use Trim to Save Money on Cable / TV / Internet / Phone Utility Bills 1,239
Send Money to Friends (or Other Bank Accounts) Instantly with Zelle (Formerly Chase QuickPay / clearXchange) 963
How-To Guide: Activate a Gift Card and Create a PIN 905
Print USPS and UPS Shipping Labels from your PayPal Account 879
Walmart.com Orders Instantly Cancelled? Try Walmart’s Online Chat 728
Reconsideration Strategy for Credit Card Annual Fees During Coronavirus Pandemic 577
I Downgraded my JPMorgan Chase Ritz Carlton to Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless ($450 AF to $95 AF) 480
Work from Home Diary 3: Upcoming Travel Plans (Cancel Now or Wait it Out?) 419
Chime Card Prepaid Reloadable Debit Card – Instant Cash Back Card 402
Redeem IHG, Hawaiian & Frontier Miles for Gift Cards with Points.com (Including Amazon, Walmart & More) 354

As you can see, there are 5 blog posts that make both lists.  According to this data, people are interested in Zelle and how to send money to other people or to other bank accounts.  Perhaps people are using Zelle to send money to their friends and family members who need help during the coronavirus pandemic.  People are still interested in adding PINs to gift cards.  I guess people are still buying gift cards.  People are interested in printing USPS and UPS shipping labels from their PayPal account.  It’s much easier to print them online than to go to the Post Office or UPS Store to get the shipping label.  Walmart is still cancelling people’s orders.  I usually see this blog post gain popularity in November and December due to holiday shopping, but now it seems people are stocking up on supplies.  Lastly, I’ve seen several TV commercials for Chime during the last 2 weeks, so people are probably searching for more info about Chime.

I’m not sure if this analysis is helpful or useful, but hopefully it provides some insight into what other people are reading these days.  If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.  Have a great day everyone!

2 thoughts on “Google Analytics: What Blog Posts Are People Reading? (Year to Date vs. Last 2 Weeks)

  1. Kalboz

    Is the info contained in “How-To Guide: Activate a Gift Card and Create a PIN” still relevant? Considering it’s been 6 years since it was updated.

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    1. Grant Post author

      Haha that’s a great question. My guess is not really since I haven’t updated it in 6 years, but I haven’t gotten any comments on that post in a really long time.

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