Monday, 7 June 2010

NOT PC’s Blog Stats for May

I realised I haven’t done my blog stats since November last year. Naughty Blogger.  And what I find when I tot them up is that November last constitutes a high point in hits for this blog, following which there’s been a steady decline in readers, if not (I trust) in writing quality.


I’d be curious to know whether other blogs have been experiencing the same thing?

Anyway, here’s the rest of the stats for last month:

Unique visitors [from Statcounter]: 44,251
Hits [from Statcounter]: 64,866
Avge. Monday to Friday readership: 1595 readers per day
NZ Political Blog Ranking for NOT PC in December (the last time Mr Selwyn measured this): 5th
Alexa Ranking, NZ: 1192nd
Alexa Ranking, world: 381,592nd

Top ten most-read May 2010 posts:

Most commented upon posts

Top referring sites:
No Minister 2061 referrals; Kiwiblog 1678; Facebook 411; Lindsay Mitchell 350; Crusader Rabbit 333; Twitter 320; Cactus Kate 221;  SOLO 174; Libertarianz 170; NZ Conservative 156; Roar Prawn 152; Oswald Bastable 142; Rational Capitalist 140; Liberty Scott 137; Organon Architecture Blog 128
Top searches landing here:
not pc/peter cresswell etc. 1139; horse betting 167; "how to argue like a" left "lie all the time" 149;  mcgrath indigenous 121; libz pleasance 94; fred stevens nz 80; family tree of economists 77; libertyloop yahoo 39; broadacre city 37; boobs on  bikes 35
They're reading NOT PC here:

Top countries/territories (from Google Analytics)
NZ 46%; US 21%; Australia 5.1%; UK 4.7%;   Canada 2.0%; Germany 1.7%; Italy 1.5%; France 0.9%
Top cities
Auckland 27%; Wellington 7.8%; Christchurch 5.0%; London 2.5%; Sydney 1.7%; Melbourne 1.4%; Palmerston North 1.4%; New York 1.1%; Dunedin 0.9%; Hamilton 0.8%;   Brisbane 0.6%
Readers' Browsers
Firefox/Flock 43% (44); IE Explorer 31% (33); Chrome 11.2% (6.7) Safari 11% (13); Opera 2.4%(2.4) Readers’ OS
Windows 80% (79); Mac 15% (17); Linux 2.9% (2.5); iPhone 0.9% (0.7)
Readers’ Screen Sizes
1280x800 18% ; 1024x768 16%; 1280x1024 14%; 1440x900 11% 1680x1050 11%
Readers' Connection Speeds
DSL 35% (35); Unknown 34% (36%); Cable 18% (19); T1 9.7% (8.6); Dial-up 2.4% (3.0)

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

PS: As a reward, here’s Pasquale Iannone playing a piano transcription by Franz Liszt of the second movement of Beethoven’z 7th Symphony.


  1. And thank you too PC.

  2. Surely there is some trick that could hide the decline ....

  3. It might be worth writing shorter, briefer post's with links to supporting arguements. The reason for this is that some of us don't always have time to read post's that are longer than 2 pages.

  4. Hopefully all the people who read the "Just a bigoted state" post actually educated themselves. We live in hope.

    It's encouraging that the post was number 1 anyway.

  5. Christian Libz7 Jun 2010, 21:30:00

    Can you do a stats on how many christian attack posts that you have made since then? There may be a correlation.

    If there is, then congratulation! You've just single handedly dismantling libertarianism slowly. I think that this blog is one of the best (if not the best in international standards), but the topics on discussion here is too wide and not focus or concentrate only on heavy political upper cuts that will make readers stop & think twice or consider your arguments.

    The arguments presented in this blog is either black or white. There is no such thing as closeness or gray. Eg, Rand Paul is being criticized heavily here for being black or white, and ignoring the closeness of his ideology to Libertarian.

  6. Looks to me like you had an extraordinary peak in September/October/November and then dropped back to more normal levels. So the question is what caused the peak?

  7. On the up side, I just came across the print readership stats at Roy Morgan Research. I'm not quite sure how to go about comparisons but your readership levels are arguably up with with the likes of National Business Review, Investigate and Girlfriend :->
    See others at:

  8. @Sally: I think the readerhip stats here far outstrip those for 'The Free Radical' in any case, suggesting it's still far more worthwhile to put my spare-time efforts into this than the magazine. Sadly.

    @Ruth: We do. :-)

    @Justin: Perhaps I should try Mike's 'Nature' trick?

    @Christian Libz: Perhaps you should read some of the archives--if anything my arguments against Christianity and religion have got fewer over the last five years, not more. Which gives me an idea . . . ;^)

  9. PS: I thought at first that "readerhip" was a typo. But now I realise it's a simple descriptor of my readers. :-)


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