June at NOT PC: A Bain in the neck
A definite theme in popular posts here this month,measured by the fact that searches for David Bain and Julian Pistorius were nearly equal.
A slight drop in reader numbers – perhaps because post-Mt Albert the focus was off politics, which this blog does, and onto scandal, which it doesn’t – yet yet while reader numbers were down slightly local Alexa numbers were up. Slightly. I’ll leave that as an exercise for readers, and for blog stat compilers who rely on them, to work out what that means.
And poor David Slack . . .
Page impressions [from Statcounter]: 60,437 (May: 64,617)
Avge. Monday to Friday readership: 1514/day (May: 1620)
NZ Political Blog Ranking for NOT PC in May: 3rd (April: 3rd)
Alexa Ranking, NZ: 1,802nd (May: 2,883rd)
Alexa Ranking, world: 348,280th(May: 304,831st )
Top ten posts for June:
- David Bain jokes
Never discount basic populism for boosting your visitor numbers. But fear not, I don’t plan on posting Michael Jackson jokes any time soon. :-)
- David Bain
One case where the usual rules of “beyond reasonable doubt” don’t apply.
- Get your Neelam Choudary fix elsewhere
Strange how telling people to go elsewhere only invites them in.
- Labour still campaigning on election day
Note to self; must chase this up.
- Election disappointment
Yes, it was, wasn’t it.
- LIBERTARIAN SUS: Don’t bank on it
Well, that got you talking, didn’t it.
- Fieldays 2009: It's going to be fun!
And wasn’t it just! We spend four days inviting everyone who passed the National Party stand to call in and ask what happened to their tax cuts. And John Key apologises a week later – and says they will be back.
- How does it feel?
So just how did you feel when Rodney Hide and Roger Douglas stood and applauded a budget that reneged on promises of tax cuts?
- ‘Third of May’ - Francisco Goya
No one paints political horror better than Goya. And nowhere, at present, do they do it better than Tehran.
- Yaron Brook tells Republicans why they've failed
You’ll never run out of material telling Republicans why they’ve failed. But how about asking them to commit to a new path?
Most commented upon posts
- Why did Obama go to Dresden? (46 comments)
- Election disappointment (43)
- How does it feel? (37)
- David Bain (33)
Top referring sites:
No Minister 1405 referrals; Kiwiblog 1346; ; Libertarianz 506; Cactus Kate 285; Tumeke 236; Facebook 235; SOLO 229; Whale Oil 202; Liberty Scott 187; Libz Network 165; The Standard 162; Anti Dismal 126; Oswald Bastable 114; Lindsay Mitchell 113; Home Paddock 91; Barnsley Bill 89
Top searches landing here:
david bain jokes 968; not pc/peter cresswell etc 767; david bain 244; julian pistorius 237; causes of global financial crisis 224;“david slack” swine 207; contaminated soils owen mcshane 107; neelam choudary 78; wine flu 76; “john adams” “not pc” 69; nipcc 62; david knowles artist 60; interest rates notpc rise nz 60; nude olympians 55; beer songs 44; broadacre city 36; persian kiwi 36
They're reading NOT PC here:
Still no visit from Sarah Palin? I’m feeling spurned.
Top countries/territories (from Google Analytics)
NZ 47%; US 21%; Australia 4.7%; UK 4.0%; Canada 2.1%; Germany 1.8%; Italy 1.5%; Netherlands 1.0% Top cities
Auckland 28%; Wellington 7.6%; Christchurch 6.0%; Sydney 2.1%; London 1.9%; New York 1.5%; Dunedin 1.1%; Palmerston North 1.0%; Brisbane 0.8%; Melbourne 0.8%; Hamilton 0.6%
Firefox/Flock 44%(47); IE Explorer 39%(38); Safari 11%(9.1); Chrome 4.0% (3.7); Opera 1.8%(1.8)
Windows 83%; Mac 15%; Linux 2.2%; iPhone 0.3%
Readers’ Screen Sizes
1024x768 25%; 1280x800 19%; 1280x1024 15%; 1680x1050 12%; 1440x900 11%
Readers' Connection Speeds
Unknown 37%(35); DSL 34%(32); Cable 19% (21); T1 7.7%(9.1); Dial-up 2.8%(2.7)
Cheers, and thanks to you all for reading, linking to and talking about NOT PC this month,