It’s that time of the week again where I review various statistics at SavvyScot for the week and give a big shout out to my fellow bloggers whose posts I have particularly enjoyed this week!
The weekend may almost be over, but there is still 2 days left of the Razorpit giveaway at SavvyScot. For those of you who missed the post, Razorpit is a device that cleans and sharpens razorblades and allows them to be used for much longer! I have been using one for the last couple of weeks on a blade that I was ready to bin! With blades costing a few quid each and the razorpit device doubling (even tripling) the life of your blades… it can save you a small fortune. It is free to enter so give it a shot!
The most popular post of the week was 12 Crazy Disney Facts You Never Knew
Summary of Stats at SavvyScot:
- Average number of hits per day – 220. Pretty consistent with last week…. Chuffed to bits! Thanks for coming back everyone!
- Alexa Rank – Target was <165k and I absolutely SMASHED IT!! That’s right folks, SavvyScot is now ranked at 152,110. Next week’s target is <140k
- Sterling Effort Rank – slipped to 15th here but I am not sure why? Perhaps Ash and Jay altered the algorithm slightly and changed the weighting (importance) of various stats. SS has yet to get a ‘Compete Rank’. Hopefully this will change in the not too distant future!
- Facebook Likes – still sitting at around the 600 mark. SS Facebook Friend page – 225 friends.
- Twitter Followers – 25.7k – up around 250 followers from last week.
- Subscribers – 36 – although this is only up 2 from last week, I am not going to get too worked up. I have decided that I would actually prefer that people visit SS and take part in the discussion instead of reading it in their inbox. That said, feel free to sign up!
Delighted with the continued growth here. I expect to take a dip or plateau for a while, but I am enjoying these stats when they last! The Change Your Life series continues to be popular. This week’s post focused on Eating Healthily, which is a big challenge for us all. Perhaps I shouldn’t have had two deserts today and a massive Sunday Lunch… Practice what you preach comes to mind, but that said I am the first to advocate a cheat day !!
Next Week you can expect change your life series part 3, some discussion around the new P2P investment that Mrs Scot and I just made and a confession of a bad habit. I might even tell you all about the trip I am taking to Brussels traveling First Class !
Ok.. enough about me. Time to give a shout out to some great posts from some awesome bloggers. I realise a lot of people do these posts, but I have been trying to support a lot of these people and think these posts are well worth a read!
Top Posts this Week
Blog Link Building: Not All Links Are Created Equal – Modest Money
Not only is Jeremy a fantastic blogger, but he is also a great friend. He has gone out of his way to help me out and I absolutely love his ‘Blogging Tips Series’. If you are unfamiliar with Modest Money, or this series – then start now! This posts covers different types of links and how the search engines deem them differently!
A to Z of Objective Wealth: H is for Health – Objective Wealth
Drew over at objective wealth discusses why ‘Health is Wealth’. Very fitting and in line with the Eat Healthily post this week. Drew makes the point that you can have all the money in the world, but without your health you have nothing. Some food for thought… no pun intended!
Alternatives and Simulants to Diamond Engagement Rings – Young and Thrifty
Teacher Man talks about some of the alternatives to diamond rings. From Gems and Synthetic Diamons, to Cubic Zirconia – there are definitely cheaper alternatives. While I can see the benefits, I seriously doubt any woman would… unless they were a Frugal PF blogger! I wonder if now is a good time to tell Mrs Scot what her ring really is?? (JOKES if you are reading this)!
5 Ways to Save Money on Christmas Shopping – One Smart Dollar
Sean has to be one of the first bloggers to talk about Christmas. Unfortunately as sick as this makes me feel, it is something we all have to start thinking about very soon! Some great tips to start thinking about now folks!
What Does Your Success Look Like? – Budget and the Beach
Something we should all ask ourselves frequently:What do I want my own success to look like?A great post that focuses on what’s important – we can all take a lesson from here.
Making a Lot of Money: The Opportunity Not to Be Broke – Club Thrifty
Holly and Greg have done a great job of producing some exciting and fresh content. This post is no different; Holly discusses why making more money doesn’t always make you richer – from inflated lifestyles to expensive hobbies. We get out of the debt of mortgage, only to get an even bigger one to match our new salary… Time to rethink our future strategies!
On Money and Sex – L Bee and the Money Tree
Lauren continues to crack me up this week. If you want to know the connection between sexual pleasure and money then read on. This should be enough incentive for any young man to start saving!
Top 3 Money Problems in Marriage – Work Save Live
As a recent newlywed, I am the first to take interest in posts like this and am always willing to take advice. Jason presents the top 3 reasons why married couples fight in relation to money.
Are You Factoring Opportunity Costs into Your Decisions – Young Adult Money
While I don’t know DC very well yet, I already know that we are very like-minded. We probably understand that we can’t have our cake and eat it, but DC explains what Opportunity Cost actually is. Even if you think you have a grasp of the concept – READ THIS!
You are Your Most Important Financial Asset - Money After Graduation
Bridget justifies why we should invest in ourselves first and gives us some top ways to protect our earning potential! Another great read!