Thursday, 1 October 2009

NOT PC’s Blog Stats for September

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:

Most commented upon posts

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%
Top cities
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%
Readers' Browsers
Firefox/Flock 44%(44); IE Explorer 35%(35); Safari 13%(13); Chrome 5.5% (4.8); Opera 1.6%(1.6)
Readers’ OS
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,
Peter Cresswell


  1. Dunedin is listed twice in the top cities

  2. You have no idea how disappointed I was when I googled "boobs on bikes pictures", 75 times, and ended up here on every occassion.

  3. If this blog has such a wide audience, and dare I say appeal, why is the Libertarianz party such an electoral basketcase?

    Beaten 10:1 by the Bill & Ben party.What gives?

  4. Angus, I am not sure I understand the connection between visitors to and votes for the Libertarianz.

    Are you suggesting Peter is some sort of old style 'Ward Boss' where he goes door knocking NOT PC readers and hands them a sample ballotpaper to take along to a polling booth?

    One of the key aspects of freedom is the freedom to vote for whomever you like.

    (Having said that I will mention my surprise at one of Peter and Julian's neighbours at the time posting an election day message on her facebook page proclaiming she had 'not' voted for them! ha ha!)

    And anyway, I am sure half the Not PC readers are socialists coming here to see what their Masters are up to! hahahahaha!

  5. At the risk of suggesting a connection, yes, we were beaten by pretty much everyone in the election.

    The nation continues its moral and economic descent...


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