Monthly Blog Stats & Helpful Hints #18

Welcome!  Its time for another monthly blog stats and helpful hints post. Just picking up a few helpful hints I hope will make a difference in our blogs growth in the future and keeping them in a Pinterest blogging board for future reference.

I hope you will also join us in the Personal Goals and Priorities in 2015 linky below and let us know how you are doing with your personal and blogging goals.  More information to follow below.

Monthly Blog Stats & Helpful Hints

So lets get busy making your blog grow!

I have an interesting plugin I would like to share with you today.  I use it often and I think many of you would too.  Especially if you host linky parties or have series posts.  I use this plugin for my monthly blog stats post every month.

After blogging for awhile, I would want to use a post from the past and just tweek it a bit.  At first, I used the copy and paste feature which ended up being a mess most of the time and I still had to click on what categories, tags, figure my SEO area and add the Feature Image. I’m all about simple and this was not simple. So after learning there were plugins to do this feature for you, I had to try one out.

The one I use now (I did use another plugin but it went out of date) is called the Duplicate and Merge Posts plugin for WordPress.  I love it!!

First, find the post you want to clone in your post area and open.  Then click on Duplicate and Edit as shown below.

Monthly Blog Stats & Helpful Hints #18

Once the post is open, you edit the post as you like.  You will notice the word [Duplicate] is in the title of your post and you need to delete that and also change the title to anything you would like.  When you save the post, the permalink will change on its own.

When I am finished with updating the post the way I want it, I click on the Green Button and Save as New Post.  I have never used the 2 blue buttons, but I understand they are great to send to others for editing purposes if you have other authors on your blog.  The actual plugin page has a great video on how that process works.

Monthly Blog Stats & Helpful Hints #18

After your page refreshes you will notice that the buttons on the right have changed to blue and red.  You will have a chance to go back to the original post or unlink from the original post.  I click the red button to unlink and you now have a saved post that is ready to publish or schedule.  Of course, even after publishing or scheduling, you can always edit.

Monthly Blog Stats & Helpful Hints #18

This plugin has been a time saver for so many posts in the past and is one of those plugins I can’t live without.

Please let me know if you have any questions about this plugin or do you use another duplicate or clone plugin?

No affiliates on this post, just a product I love to let you know about.

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Goal reach right now is to have 10,000 views in a month!

Now on to my stats for the end of May:

Total income for 2014 = $780.12 

Google adsense:  $3.45 = $15.76 for 2015
Media Net:  $.19 = $1.92 for 2015
Affiliate income: 0
Business2Blogger – $40 for 2015
Tapinfluence – $25 for 2015
Collective Bias – $15 for 2015
BlogHer – $100 for 2015
Total for 2015 = $197.68

Monthly user visits:  2250
Unique monthly visitors: 1871
Monthly page views: 6493
Average page views per visit: 2.89
Average visit duration: 1:21 minutes

Google: 0
Pinterest: 1517
Facebook: 1343
Twitter: 1310
Google+: 1181
Instagram: 1004

Social media likes are still going up.  Lot of work with the Facebook Groups.  I highly recommend to join any you like to learn from other bloggers and help boost your site.

If you have any questions about any of the items discussed, please let me know and be sure to check out my past posts for Blog Stats & Helpful Hints.

How are your goals coming along so far?

Keep on bloggin!


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Creative K Kids

If you have a post about your goals, please join us below and you can also follow our group Pinterest board on Personal Priorities.


  1. It sounds like a helpful plugin. I pay someone big bucks to do stuff like this for me on my site – I don’t mess with any of the behind the scenes stuff.

  2. One of the things I love most about WordPress is plugins. Thanks for sharing this time-saver, and for encouraging me to keep up with stats and page views.

  3. I’ve never heard of that plugin before. If I understood correctly, you can also rework old posts (those goodies that no one ever saw) and republish? Cool! Thanks for sharing.

  4. What a great plugin. I have so many old posts that need updating but simply have not made the time to do it. I also host two weekly linkups.

    Thank you for sharing!
    I am going now to download it and give it a try.
    Diane Roark

    1. I will be jumping up and down when I hit that 10,000 mark. I’m hoping its very soon. Thanks for stopping by

  5. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE wordpress plugin about duplicating posts! I run a link party every week and it’s a pain to copy, paste,etc.! I am definitely gonna use this! Great job on your monetization for the year! it’s hard work to get money going for a blog.

    1. Oh Danielle. I love using it for linky parties. I love how I just have to change a few things in the post area and not set up everything else. It is a time saver.

  6. Thanks for the wonderful tips and tutorial. A lot of bloggers like me will surely learn a thing or two about this. Also, I appreciate the transparency for the total income list. Not a lot of bloggers will willingly do that.

  7. Sounds like a good plugin. I think this is something I could use. I will check this out. Thanks for the suggestion.

  8. Thanks for the tip on the plugin. I have a lot of my earlier recipes that need to be redone as my photography has greatly improved!!

  9. Thanks so much for sharing your tips and hints. I’ve never thought to do this at all much less by using Pinterest to help keep track. What a great idea, I’ll have to make a board to try this myself.

    1. Hi Terri. I love keeping track of stats. And at the end of the year, I will compare with last years stats. Its exciting to see how well you have done

  10. You’re doing great on heading towards your goals, my friend! You will see 10,000 in no time :). That plug-in looks fantastic. I’ll definitely be checking it out. Thanks!

  11. I needed a plug in that does exactly that! I have two posts each week that are basically the same, just different links/photos. The text and some photos don’t really change though. THANK YOU!

  12. Thanks for sharing the Duplicate and Merge Posts plugin. At first glance, I was thinking that my Article Template plugin is the best solution for creating new posts in a series. However, as you pointed out, I still have to remember which tags to select (which I don’t always do consistently). This plugin seems to be a great solution. I’ve downloaded it and will check it out.

    Thank you,

  13. Great job on keeping your stats up! I have a lot of work cut out for me myself because I have been slacking all spring.

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