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Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Year in Statistics


Let's take a look at the year end statistics for the blog, just because it interests me.

Demographics

This year, we got 20,000 page views and 14,000 visitors. 93% of those were new. That's a slight improvement from last year, which had 2,000 views and 1,700 visitors. Just slight. That's mostly thanks to two big spikes, which I'll talk about in a minute.

Most of you come from the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. No surprise there. 38% of you use Firefox and 28% use Chrome. Good for you. But there's still 14% of you using IE. For shame. Also .08% of you are are using something called RockMelt. What the hell is that?

There was a significant increase in mobile device usage too. I gotta start making sure my site looks pretty on mobile devices now.

Keywords

This is always my favorite part, because it tells me how you all are getting to the site, and what you're interested in. Apparently, it's Tara Perry. 2.41% of the keywords used to find the site were "Tara Perry". Perhaps I should post more pics of her. Then "Squall and Rinoa" was popular, thanks to the Featured Fan Fiction Feature ("Sub Zero" was also in there). Then "Felicia Day", "Supergirl", and "Good Fantasy Movies".

So video games, comic books, and hot geek girls are always great page view bait. I was kinda surprised that mermaids weren't in there. I spent nearly the whole year posting pictures and talking about them.

Page Views

Here's the top ten visited websites this year:

Renaissance Fair Part 1
Penny Arcade Dickwolves
Tara Perry
Eric's Top Ten Fantasy Movies
Milk and Honey
Featured Fan Fiction: Crimson Lies
Top 5 Movies That Need to Be Remade
Alphie
Disney Princess Warriors

My two biggest peaks of traffic (which is more like an anthill -- neither got past 200 visits) were from Dickwolves and an outlier on November 27. I couldn't discern exactly why that day caught a spike in traffic. I think it had something to do with Facebook, but I can't tell why. The Disney Princess Warriors was the top pageview that day, but only by about 50%. Maybe it was via image search.

And the other sad part is that only three of the top ten were from this year. That doesn't make sense to me, except that I'm simply garnering search whuffie. But I suppose it's better my legacy is working out for me than these articles I worked so hard on fade out into the nothing.
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