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The Saturday List: Menky Stat Check (6) Apr 10

Tuesday was this blog’s sixth anniversary and so the one day of the year I talk blog stats. But it was also the day the General Election was called, so I’ve been a bit busy this week. I’ve therefore merged this weekend’s list with the annual number round-up.

So here we go. The previous five years’ figures are in brackets, last year’s first.

  • 3 (3, 2, 2, 2, 2): number of servers this site has been hosted on
  • 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2): number of blogging applications used
  • 1,157 (1,123, 977, 873, 588, 226): total number of posts
  • 1,742 (1,614, 1,518, 1,350, 774, 444): total number of comments
  • 1.51 (1.44, 1.55, 1.55, 1.32, 1.96): average number of comments per post
  • 137,317 (112,651, 70,993, 43,016, 6,322): total unique hits

Top seven referring websites (excluding search engines):

(With two new entries there, the sites that dropped from the chart were Lib Dem Voice and Wikipedia – last year’s number one referrer.)

Top nine referring blogs:

(I should point out that those Derren Brown referrals came from someone in his comments, not the scary brain man himself.)

Top ten search terms:

  • 10 (-): “derren brown” lottery
  • 9 (-): hut 33
  • 8 (-): barry letters
  • 7 (-): derren brown lottery how
  • 6 (-): eurovision 2009 island
  • 5 (-): top 10 iphone apps
  • 4 (-): darren brown lottery
  • 3 (-): derren brown lottery prediction
  • 2 (1): eurovision 2009
  • 1 (-): derren brown lottery

Turns out that lottery song brought in much of the last year’s traffic. Other choice searches from the top 30 include toby stephens (finally out of the top 10); freebmd; karaoke circus; and colin jeavons.

I’ll try to be on time next year.

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