Thursday, 1 September 2016

Blog stats, August, 2016 [updated]



I started posted my blog stats here again a couple of months ago because a few donors were asking. (How do you donate? You click that PayPal button over there on the right sidebar. And thanks for asking.) So right up there is what Google says my stats are for last month, which does look wildy overblown (although nearly 8 million pageviews over ten years of blogging here is a nice number to think about).

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 you do want to encourage it, then head on up to that PayPal link and say so...)

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

Unique visitors [from Statcounter]: 42,547 (up from 41,949 last month)
Page Views [from Statcounter]: 59,972 (up from 60,772 last month)

As you might notice that looks a bit different to the Google figures at the top. But there you go.

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 comfortably make me New Zealand’s eighth sixth-most read blog in the only place that records NZ blog rankings [link updated], and New Zealand’s fourth-most read political blog – and with way fewer ads than those other less entertaining places. So than you, readers. You make it all worth while.

(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,’ Whale Oil and Public Address, who for reasons of their own keep their numbers close, their enemies closer, and the advertising smeared all across their pages.)

Anyway, for what it’s worth Google says these are this blog’s Top Ten Most-Read Posts from August to check out of you haven’t already:

  1. Leaky Homes Part 2: What's going on behind your walls
  2. Yellow peril update
  3. Time for SOLO to change its name
  4. When did homes start becoming unaffordable?
  5. The sun sets on solar
  6. A villa is not a bungalow
  7. How to annoy a bureaucrat
  8. Prices are stable?
  9. Friends don’t let friends listen to Stefan Molyneux
  10. Regulation check

And these seem to be the Top-ten sites that send people here, in order (thank you all):

No Minister, Kiwiblog, Facebook, Lindsay Mitchell, NZ Conservative, Gus Van Horn,, Twitter, Samizdata, Life Behind the IRon Drape, 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, do please be my guest at that Pay Pal link up on the top right!)

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

PS: And now, for the geeks …

they’re reading Not PC here:


Because what else would you be doing in Rio?

top countries/territories
NZ 63%; US 11%; Australia 7%; UK 2.5%; India, 1.3%;  Canada, 1.0%; France, 1.0%; Thailand 1.0%;
… top cities
Auckland 23%; Wellington 6.6%; Christchurch 4.8%; Hamilton, 2.5%; Tauranga, 21.9%; Palmerston North, 1.2%;  Gold Coast, 1.0%; Timaru, 1.0%; Bloomington, 0.9%, Bangkok, 0.9%; Dunedin, 0.8%; 
… readers' browsers
Chrome, 35%; Mobile browsers, 25%; Firefox 15%; IE Explorer 8%; Tablets, 7%; Safari 6%
readers’ mobile manufacturer
Apple, 59%; Samsung, 24%; Huawei; HTC, 2%
… readers’ OS
Mobile, 25%; Win 10, 22%; Win 7 21%;  OS X 10%; iOS, 6%; Win 8.1: 4%; Linux 3%; Win XP, 2%; Android 1%;
…. platform
desktop, 68%; mobile, 24%; tablet, 7%
… readers’ desktop screen widths
1920-1080 21%; 1366x768, 21%; 1440-1536, 8%; 640-780, 7%; 1600-1778, 6%;


1 comment:

  1. All the more reason to reject purism and accept some of the reality of the middle class. Or in practical terms, hundreds of thousands of rednecks can not be wrong.


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