I haven’t posted my blog stats here for some time (well, apart from that permanent Google App down there on the left-hand sidebar you can consult anytime you feel like it, just above those automatically Google-generated ‘popular posts), and after another month with the new blog setup here I wanted to see what my Statcounter says about my stats. And here’s the news for the month just finished:
Unique visitors [from Statcounter]: 37, 485
Page Views [from Statcounter]: 50, 619
As you might notice that looks a bit different to the Google figures, which is a little perplexing:
Page Views [from Google]: 218, 879
This sort of suggests that counting stats is far from exact science, one reason I’d stopped posting them. Still, there’s a clear upward trend here since the blog platform was updated, for which I’m grateful:
And even the much (lower) Statcounter figures would put me fourth in Open Parachute blog’s occasional Top 5 NZ Political Blog Rankings (just ahead of Dim Post, and well behind the Daily Blog.) But that blog-ranking system uses SiteMeter, which I don’t use – so who knows.
Anyway, for what it’s worth Google says these are the Top Ten Most-Read Posts from November 2015:
- Lest we forget
- Little thought given to Labour’s buy-local lunacy
- Christmas Island, rape, and other random questions...
- Quote of the day: On Christmas Island
- “Bill Gate’s Solution to Climate Change Reveals His Misunderstanding of Capitalism and Free Markets”
- Auckland: The mongrel now has momentum.
- Quote of the day: On NZers being deported from Aus...
- “Modern Educayhsun”
- Free trade is fair trade
Although, confusingly, StatCounter makes a case for these as well:
- Jonah Lomu, 1975-2015
- For ‘living wage’ campaigners to be right, economic theory has to be wrong
- Friday Morning Ramble, after a bad week …
- Susan Devoy fails to fight for chance to teach new immigrants
- Quote of the day: Why are there so few Muslim terrorists?
- Fixing those fragile campus kids
And from both sources I count these as the Top-ten sites referring sites:
Small Dead Animals, Facebook, Reddit (odd, since I can’t even post a Reddit widget here), Twitter, No Minister, Kiwiblog, Lindsay Mitchell, Gus Van Horn, NZ Conservative, and Life Behind the IRon Drape. (Thank you all.)
Now, for the geeks …
… they’re reading Not PC here:
… top countries/territories
NZ 48%; US 19%; Canada, 9%; Australia 6%; UK 4%; Germany 1.7%; France 1.6%; India, 1.4%
… top cities
Auckland 19%; Wellington 5%; Christchurch 4%; Hamilton, 1.5%; Palmerston North, 1.3%; Dunedin, 1.1%; Calgary, 1%; London 1%; Tauranga, 1%; Sydney 0.9%
… readers' browsers
Chrome, 33%; Mobile browsers, 23%; Firefox/Flock 33%; IE Explorer 12%; Tablets, 9%; Safari 7%
… readers’ OS
Win 7 29%; Mobile, 23%; Win 10, 11%; OS X 11%; Win 8.1, 9%; iOS, 7%; Win XP, 3%; Linux 2%; Android 2%; Win Vista, 1%
… readers’ screen widths
1280-1438 27% ; 1-601, 23%; 1920-3480 19%; 640-768, 8%; 1600-1778, 8%
So in summary, the changes to the blog have either attracted more readers, or has measured many more. And NZ still supplies the largest location of readership, which makes sense.
Either way: Cheers, and thanks to you all for reading, linking to and talking about NOT PC this month,