Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Blog stats, July, 2016



I started posted my blog stats here again last month because a few donors were asking. (And donors almost always get what they ask for, right.) So right up there is what Google says my stats are for last month, which does look wildy overblown. Statcounter has the more sober and probably more serious figures here:


If you’re wondering about the reach of NotPC, that’s probably the more accurate. (And if you’re thinking that’s pretty good and want to encourage it too, then why not head to the PayPal link on the l.h. sidebar and say so.)

So, anyway, here are Statcounter’s figures for the month just finished:

Unique visitors [from Statcounter]: 41,949 (up from 38,453 last month)
Page Views [from Statcounter]: 60,772 (up from 54,235 last month)

As you might notice that looks a bit different to the Google figures at the top, which is a little perplexing.

This sort of suggests that counting stats is far from exact science, one reason I’d stopped posting them. Still, if their latest figures are valid, even the lower Statcounter figures would comfotably make me the eigth-most read blog in the only place that records NZ blog rankings, and the fourth-most read political blog – and with way fewer ads than those other scum buckets. (A caveat here though: that blog-ranking system uses SiteMeter, which I don’t. And for reasons of their own it excludes the two ‘biggies’ who keep their numbers close, their enemies closer, and the advertising smeared all across their pages: Whale Oil and Public Address.)

Anyway, for what it’s worth Google says these are the Top Ten Most-Read Posts from June:

  1. Leaky Homes Part 2: What's going on behind your walls
  2. To not sail beyond the sunset
  3. Greenpeace has a problem with the truth
  4. Ramble: Still only one real news story
  5. Key admits to ‘crisis theatre’ and talks up house-price inflation again
  6. Venezuela Watch: You will not see this on the MSM
  7. Turkey, where the lines are now drawn
  8. A villa is not a bungalow
  9. Nick Smith's goverment land grab
  10. Thought for a Sunday: Yahweh's to-do list

And these seem to be the Top-ten sites that send people here, in order:

No Minister, Kiwiblog, Facebook, Lindsay Mitchell, NZ Conservative, Gus Van Horn, pulse.me/Life Behind the IRon Drape (odd, since he doesn’t post any more), Twitter, Samizdata, and Real Good Name. (Thank you all.)

So in summary, things are going moderately well, and it seems the blog is still a force in the thinking world. (So if you want to donate to help keep that going, please be my guest at that Pay Pal link up on the top left!)

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

PS: Now, for the geeks …

they’re reading Not PC here:


Because what else would you be doing in the Southern Yukon?

top countries/territories
NZ 63%; US 11%; Australia 8%; UK 3.5%; Canada, 1.3%; Korea, 1.3%; India, 1.2%; Germany 1.1%;
… top cities
Auckland 23%; Wellington 7.1%; Christchurch 6%; Hamilton, 2.1%; Tauranga, 2.0%; Palmerston North, 1.2%;  Dunedin, 1.2%; Bangkok, 1.0%; London 1.0%;  Gold Coast, 1.0%
… readers' browsers
Chrome, 34%; Mobile browsers, 27%; Firefox/Flock 13%; IE Explorer 9%; Tablets, 7%; Safari 6%
… readers’ OS
Mobile, 27%; Win 7 22%; Win 10, 21%; OS X 10%; Win 4.2: 9%; iOS, 6%; Win XP, 2%; Linux 2%; Android 1%;
…. platform
desktop, 68%; mobile, 24%; tablet, 8%
… readers’ desktop screen widths
1366x768, 21% ; 1920-1080 20%; 1600-1778, 8%; 1440-1536, 7%



  1. Its because I gave you the Medallion of Quixote

  2. Timely post as I'm looking around and wondering what's become of blogging and the old authors I used to read. I think the best way forward is Facebook/Social Media hybrid with the blog. That's what I'd do and will again one of these days.

  3. FWIW, I read your blog via an RSS reader. I only visit your website when I want to bookmark or forward a particular entry.

    Individual reader tools (like feedly or gReader) may provide counters of how many other users of that particular tool are subscribed to your site, but I would imagine that each tool only counts as one visitor (albeit with multiple visits).



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