Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Blog stats for April: The “Easter” stats

    Visitor numbers dropped slightly in this month of Easter holidays (he says trying to justify the fall), so no reason yet to justify bothering the Nielsen rankings
   Still, in a month in which Public Address, Kiwiblog and Scoop joined forces to advertise together, and Bernard Hickey signed up to take advantage of TradeMe’s advertising outreach, maybe that time isn’t too far away?
    Anyway, here’s the stats for how many readers your could have had your ads in front of this month at NOT PC, on a month in which most of you read but didn’t bother to comment – and I take that to means you either agreed or disagreed with most of what was said.  Or perhaps the reverse.

NZ Political Blog Ranking for NOT PC in March: 3rd (February: 3rd)
Alexa Ranking, NZ: 1821st (March: 575th)
Alexa Ranking, world: 280,130th (March: 291,338th)
Avge. Monday to Friday readership: 1582/day (March: 1695)
Unique visits [from Statcounter]: 44,979 (March: 48,294)
Page views [from Statcounter]: 63,878 (March: 69,568)

Top ten posts for April:

Most commented upon posts

Top referring sites
No Minister 1086 referrals; Kiwiblog 999; Libertarianz 385; Tumeke 357; Whale Oil 322; Facebook 257; SOLO 159; Home Paddock 132; Cactus Kate 128;  Lindsay Mitchell 103; Roar Prawn 99; Oswald  Bastable 87; Anti Dismal 83;   Liberty Scott 77; Crusader Rabbit 76; Strike The Root 73; 
Top searches landing here:
not pc/peter cresswell etc 927; causes of global financial crisis 381; broadacre city 119; toxicity of environmentalism george reisman 101; when the productive have to ask permission from the unproductive in order to produce 75;  new zealand libertarian constitution 60; nude olympians 50; owen mcshane environmental legal assistance fund 53; new york 47; john adams 43; wine flu 39
They're reading NOT PC here:  
Sttill awaiting my first reader from Alaska … where are you Sarah?
Top countries/territories (from Google Analytics)
NZ 35%; USA 29%; UK 4.5%; Australia 4.2%;  Canada 2.5%; Germany 1.6%; Italy 1.1%; France 0.9%; 
Top cities
Auckland 22%; Wellington 6.1%; Christchurch 3.9%; Sydney 2.0%; London 1.9%; New York 1.5%; Palmerston North 1.0%; Melbourne 0.9%; Hamilton 0.7%; Los Angeles 0.7%; Dunedin 0.5%; 
Readers' Browsers
Firefox/Flock 45%(47); IE Explorer 38.5%(43); Safari 9.4%(9.3); Chrome 3.3% (2.8); Opera 2.1%(1.8)
Readers’ OS
Windows 83%;  Mac 14%; Linux 2.1%; iPhone 0.3%
Readers’ Screen Sizes
1024x768 24%; 1280x800 21%; 1280x1024 15%; 1440x900 12%; 1920x1200 3.7%; 1152x864 2.6%
Readers' Connection Speeds
Unknown 35%(38); DSL 32%(32); Cable 19% (18); T1 10%(9.5); Dial-up 2.2%(2.4)BooksBooksBooksBooksBooks

Cheers, and thanks to you all for reading, linking to and talking about NOT PC this month,
Peter Cresswell

PS: Been doing a bit of fiddling around under the hood to make NOT PC easier and quicker to load.  Hopefully that should help out those of you who might have been having a few problems.  :-)

PPS: And thanks to all of you who’ve sent donations in the last brief while to help keep this blog and its writer going. They’re all very much appreciated.  To paraphrase Robert Parker’s hero Spenser, when I get donations I spring immediately into action: I head for the nearest bookshop. Or Marbeck's


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