. . . and statistics

September 1, 2013

Open Parachute has posted his regular monthly blog rankings:

There are now 279 New Zealand blogs in the list.

The top 30 are:

Visit Rank Blog Visits/month Page Views/month
1 Whale oil beef hooked 767409 1628849
2 Kiwiblog 374944 648727
3 The Standard 193319 438265
4 The Daily Blog 181888 281529
5 Auckland Transport Blog 142709 148616
6 Throng New Zealand 52676 101376
7 Sciblogs 46993 65302
8 NewZeal 41815 54563
9 Liturgy 39849 55479
10 The Dim-Post 38214 52953
11 Canterbury Atheists 34294 36159
12 No Right Turn 31480 40742
13 Keeping stock 25187 40021
14 No Minister 23892 31330
15 The REAL Steve Gray 21122 22357
16 Homepaddock 20620 50402
17 coNZervative 18573 18758
18 Colour me there 17209 22516
19 Fields of Blood 13774 21793
20 TVHE 13693 19495
21 Hot Topic 12695 17613
22 Imperator Fish 11814 17214
23 Liberation 11069 18453
24 Sportsfreak 10386 10510
25 Offsetting Behaviour 9683 13687
26 Lance Wiggs 9074 10741
27 Open Parachute 8664 12530
28 MandM 8395 10061
29 Matte Shot 7579 12341
30 Tikorangi The Jury Garden 7318 11162

There was an unusual spike in visits here on Monday the 5th and Tuesday the 6th.

stats august

Nothing in the search terms indicated a reason nor was tehre anything out of the ordinary about any of the posts or comments that day to explain it but statcounter, recorded a similar spike.
stats

Page Views

Unique Visits

First Time Visits

Returning Visits

Total

54,591

44,881

36,355

8,526

Average

1,761

1,448

1,173

275

Friday 9th August 2013

936

636

390

246

Thursday 8th August 2013

1,032

724

473

251

Wednesday 7th August 2013

1,257

809

511

298

Tuesday 6th August 2013

3,244

2,942

2,641

301

Monday 5th August 2013

19,128

18,565

18,197

368

Sunday 4th August 2013

1,104

684

451

233

Saturday 3rd August 2013

1,873

1,496

1,274

222

Friday 2nd August 2013

1,205

721

421

300

Thursday 1st August 2013

1,303

765

457

308


Getting the book invented

December 12, 2012

Hat tip: Open Parachute


Blooming marvellous

July 29, 2012

For the first time in the history of the Olympics every country has at least one woman in its team.

That’s blooming marvellous and someone’s said it with flowers – leaving roses on the grave of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst.

The note on the blooms reads: In remembrance of your courage and determination. For the first time ever all Olympic teams have a female athlete. Thank you EMC.

Hat Tip: Open Parachute


2011 in blogging

January 2, 2012

One of the services WordPress supplies for its bloggers is an annual report at year’s end.

London Olympic Stadium holds 80,000 people. This blog was viewed about 330,000times in 2011. If it were competing at London Olympic Stadium, it would take about 4 sold-out events for that many people to see it.

In 2011, there were 2,419 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 8,791 posts. There were 93 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 7mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was October 20th with 1,947 views . . .

The top referring sites were:

nominister.blogspot.com

kiwiblog.co.nz

nzconservative.blogspot.com

keepingstock.blogspot.com

asianinvasian.blogspot.com (Cactus Kate).

The most active commenters were: Robert Guyton 1008 comments, Gravedodger 604 commments; Andrei 539 comments; PDM 311 comments and Inventory 2 249 comments.

Thank you WordPress and all readers and commenters.

UPDATE: Open Parachute has December’s sitemeter rankings and Whaleoil is now #1 with  260294 unique visitors last month.


You show me yours . . .

December 1, 2011

Keeping Stock has shown us his stats for a record month and Lindsay Mitchell also recorded an increase in visitors.

There’s no doubt the election was good for readership.

I can’t compete with the popularity of  Kiwiblog and Whaleoil whose stats here and here show almost as many readers a week as I got in the month. But the number of visitors to this blog in November was the highest yet:

This Year's Visits and Page Views by Month

UPDATE: Open Parachute has the sitemeter blog rankings here.


In-flight fame

February 5, 2011

Kia Ora, Air New Zealand’s in-flight magazine, has a blog watch in its February edition.

The two blogs featured are Kiwiblog and this one about which Kia Ora says:

Kiwiblog creator David Farrar has been “fomenting happy mischief” online for nigh on eight years and his followers grow by the day, with more than 6,500 regular commenters.

Right leaning Farrar is prolific, posting up to eight time s a day on a healthy mixture of politics, the internet and technology (even asking for help with his laptop).

From the window of her North Otago farmhouse, Ele Ludemann reflects on New Zealand’s social and political world from a rural and slightly right-leaning perspective. The self-confessed media junkie also provides titillating words of the day such as “bumfuzzle.

While on the topic of blogs, Open Parachute has posted his January sitemeter rankings.


Stat time again

October 3, 2010

Open Parachute has published his monthly blog rankings.

They rely on public access to Sitemeter stats which is why some popular blogs don’t feature.

Sitemeter always seems to be less generous with its counting than Stat Counter.

In September Sitemeter recorded 16,528 unique visitors for this blog and 22,818 total visits. While Stat Counter recorded 17,472 unique visitors and 24,206 total visits.

To put that in perspective the top three blogs on Open Parachute’s chart got 227207 visits (Kiwiblog); 147877 visits (New Zeal) and  134 942 visits (Throng New Zealand).


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