As 2019 comes to a close I have decided to look back on my six months of blogging on the Dividend Power site. I thought I would provide my readers a review of the blogs statistics and top 5 posts by page views. The blog was an extension of my freelance equity analyst writing that restarted on Seeking Alpha in late-2018. For those who are interested, I actually made my first post in 2006 back when Seeking Alpha was relatively new and the concept of crowd-sourced financial analysis was still untried for the most part. I took a long hiatus and started writing again in late-2018. The response to articles on Seeking Alpha has been decent and encouraged me to write more.
Financial writing is not in my educational background or even my profession. I am mostly self-taught and learned through educating myself. But since I resumed writing on Seeking Alpha, it has opened several new opportunities for me. I now write part-time for a leading dividend stock newsletter as a freelance equity analyst. My rankings on TipRanks (an independent analyst tracking site) have moved steadily upward. I am now in the Top 10% out of over 7,100 financial bloggers based on my articles on Seeking Alpha. I have also guest posted on a few other sites including ValueWalk.
Source: TipRanks as of December 28, 2019.
Additionally, I started this blog that contains both new content and summary content from my posts on Seeking Alpha. The first post for the Dividend Power blog was in July 2019. The post was entitled “Huntington Ingalls Industries: A Wide Moat In Naval Shipbuilding But Future Optimism Is Priced In”. This was an article on my profile at Seeking Alpha. Since then I have published 76 total posts. The most recent post was “Dividend Champions Analysis: Matthews International Is The Newest Champion”. The blog received 4,587 visitors since it started in July 2019 (as December 29, 2019) and 11,119 page views. October was the best month with 3,975 views and the best day was December 26th. The blog has also attracted an international readership. The top five countries with the most views in order are from the United States, Canada, Germany, Spain, and Netherlands. The leading search terms are related to ‘dividend aristocrats’ and ‘dividend kings’. The top 5 articles in terms of page view are listed below.
Recently, I have expanded into social media and now have a Twitter account for the Dividend Power blog as of September 2019. You can also follow me there for those that are active on Twitter. The format of the Dividend Power blog has also been updated to include more graphics, easier to follow headers, and an e-mail list. If you subscribe you will receive a free weekly e-mail keeping you up to date on posts. The total followers and e-mail subscribers for the Dividend Power blog is roughly 200 and growing. Another 2,423 people follow me on Seeking Alpha and this number is also growing.
Overall, I view 2019 as a fairly successful year for the Dividend Power blog. Thanks for reading my blog and following me.
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