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Menky stat check (4) Apr 07

I was so busy thinking about how reprehensible it was of Labour to double the tax rate for low-earners yesterday (which I blogged about last year, including this telling quote from Gordon Brown), I completely failed to notice that it was this blog’s birthday. Happy birthday, blog.

As is now traditional, anniversary day (or, in this case, the day after) is the one day of the year when we do blog stats here. So here we go.

Previous three years’ figures are in brackets, last year’s first.

  • 2 (2, 2, 2): number of servers this site has been hosted on
  • 2 (2, 2, 2): number of blogging applications used
  • 977 (873, 588, 226): total number of posts
  • 1,518 (1,350, 774, 444): total number of comments
  • 1.55 (1.55, 1.32, 1.96): average number of comments per post
  • 269 (259, 192, 119): number of number plates spotted (playing since May 2004 – may be time to give up)
  • 96,335 (70,993, 43,016, 6,322): total unique hits (counting since May 2004)

Top seven referring websites (excluding search engines):

Top nine referring blogs:

Top ten search terms:

  • 10 (7): guardian
  • 9 (5): toby
  • 8 (6): stephens
  • 7 (4): doctor
  • 6 (-): eurovision
  • 5 (2): kakuro
  • 4 (3): who
  • 3 (-): forward
  • 2 (-): clocks
  • 1 (1): sudoku

As these are “all time” rankings, they do run the risk of changing less and less each year. Here then are what Google Analytics reckons are the same rankings for the last year.

Top seven referring websites (excluding search engines):

Top nine referring blogs:

Top ten search terms:

  • 10: hut 33
    (a post briefly higher ranked on Google thank the official site)
  • 9: doctor who new companion
    (and that was about Martha, not Donna)
  • 8: love don’t roam
  • 7: when do the clocks go forward
  • 6: toby stephens
    (I wrote one post, for goodness’ sake)
  • 5: tony lit
    (remember him?)
  • 4: who should i vote for president
  • 3: eurovision 2007
    (and it’s nearly that time again)
  • 2: clocks go forward 2008
  • 1: clocks go forward

Phew! Those are probably the measurements to use in future as they’re marginally more interesting (in the way that having your smallest toe amputated is marginally more interesting than losing the fourth one).

Category: Blogging