AS MOST READERS have done their level best to avoid noticing, September was Grand Final month. It was also a month in which we say a ten percent lift in reader numbers – which is never anything to sneeze at, and there’s no tissues being used here – but as evidence that correlation is not causation, not one of my posts on AFL ranks at all, and reader numbers in Melbourne and Geeelong have failed o go through the roof. Oh well.
There’s nothing obvious to put the jump in numbers down to then, so I’m going to ascribe it to the good old-fashioned reason of good writing bringing in more readers – at least, I’ll keep claiming that until someone can suggest a more likely reason.
IN the meantime, here we go with September’s stats:
Unique visits [from Statcounter]: 49,469 (August: 44,210)
Page impressions [from Statcounter]: 74,173 (August: 65,826)
Avge. Monday to Friday readership: 1795 readers per day (August: 1514)
NZ Political Blog Ranking for NOT PC in August: 4rd (July: 3rd)
Alexa Ranking, NZ: 1,011th (August: 1,118th)
Alexa Ranking, world: 275,071st (August: 348,280th)
Top ten posts for August:
- DOWN TO THE DOCTOR’S: Maori, Megatron and the Money-go-round
Doc McGrath takes on everyone, and comes up smiling.
- “Unknown hero” Norman Borlaug dies
If saving human life is your standard, then Norman Borlaug was the greatest human being who ever lived. Shame today’s journalists never bothered even to note his passing.
- Doing bad to people doing well
At a time when businesses are reeling, the business of punishing success is on the uptick.
- Questions on piracy, lying, racism and more
Eight impertinent questions for the bad guys.
- Why so DeSpondre’nt ?
So why’s everyone so down on Mr Spondre?
- BSA backs chiropractic quackery
Two journalists and two lawyers tell a medical researcher he can’t smack the quacks.
- It’s not racist, but . . .
It looks like racist election bribes have started two-and-a-half years early . . .
- “Leave Us the Hell Alone!”
Do you like your day job? I do. My day job is designing people’s houses – or as I like to call it, building people’s dreams. How could you not like that? But you know what I don’t like most about my job? I don’t like all the nannying bastards who get the hell in the way of my clients’ dreams, and my working day.
- Learner driver
Arrived home yesterday afternoon to find a near-neighbour had an unexpected visitor with a few parking problems.
- Bye-bye Bradford
How disappointing to hear that Sue Bradford is leaving Parliament in October . . .
Most commented upon posts
- DOWN TO THE DOCTOR’S: Maori, Megatron and the Money-go-round (66 comments)
- Doing bad to people doing well (46)
- “Leave Us the Hell Alone!” (45)
- A troll (39)
Top referring sites:
No Minister 1784 referrals; Kiwiblog 1418; ; Libertarianz 465; Cactus Kate 375; Tumeke 375; Crusader Rabbit 354; SOLO 260; MacDoctor 236; Liberty Scott 196; NZ Conservative 231; Lindsay Mitchell 213; Annie Fox! 196; Night City Trader 190; Anti Dismal 146; Opinionated Mummy 144;
Top searches landing here:
not pc/peter cresswell etc. 992; contaminated soils owen mcshane 150; causes of global financial crisis 78; boobs on bikes pictures 75; nude olympians 69; fred stevens nz 68; beer songs 61; economist prediction 53; david bain jokes 50; sean connery good in my own skin 45; broadacre city 44; wine flu 41; national anti smacking MPs perigo 38; morning drink 35; “david slack” 33;
They're reading NOT PC here:
Top countries/territories (from Google Analytics)
NZ 45%; US 23%; Australia 5.4%; UK 4.7%; Canada 2.2%; Germany 1.5%; India 1.1%; Italy 1.1%
Auckland 27%; Wellington 7.5%; Christchurch 5.2%; Sydney 2.3%; London 2.3%; New York 1.8%; Brisbane 1.2%; Palmerston North 1.1%; Melbourne 0.9%; Dunedin 0.8%; Los Angeles 0.5%
Firefox/Flock 44%(44); IE Explorer 35%(35); Safari 13%(13); Chrome 5.5% (4.8); Opera 1.6%(1.6)
Windows 79% (79); Mac 18% (17); Linux 2.2% (2.6); iPhone 0.5% (0.7)
Readers’ Screen Sizes
1024x768 22%; 1280x800 18%; 1280x1024 14%; 1440x900 12% 1680x1050 12%;
Readers' Connection Speeds
DSL 35%(35); unknown 34%(34); Cable 19% (19); T1 8.1%(7.7); Dial-up 3.8%(2.8)
Cheers, and thanks to you all for reading, linking to and talking about NOT PC this month,