Monday, 5 December 2016

Not PC’s blog stats for November


The Christmas songs have started and there are trees on sale in the streets. Must be December, time to review last month’s blog stats. Here’s the broad overview:


I started posted my blog stats here again a few months ago because a few donors were asking. Q: How do you become a donor? A question that deserves an answer: So here’s your PayPal link:

Now, that graph above is what Google says my stats are for last month, whose stats system seems to capture many of the readers using RSS feeds and the like. (And I’ll happily take a figure suggesting over 100,000 page views per month!)

Statcounter has the more sober and maybe more serious figures here:


So if you’re wondering about the reach of NotPC, you have two ways above by which to measure it. (And if you’re thinking that’s pretty good and want to encourage it, then why not click on that handy PayPal link above and say so.)

Now, here are Statcounter’s figures for the months just finished:

Visitors [from Statcounter]: 47,321 (down from 54, 200 last month)
Page views [from Statcounter]: 67,541 (down from 70,930 last month)
Returning visits [from Statcounter]: 19,231 (up from 17,164 last month)

Down a bit on last month overall, but an increase in regular readers – so not too much to complain about.

Any questions? 

Here’s one. Where would that place me among NZ’s political blogosphere?

Well, neither Whale Oil, nor Public Address make their own figures public – for reasons, they say, due to the advertising they smear across their sites. But based on my Statcounter figures NOT PC would comfortably be the fifth-most read blog in the only place that records NZ blog rankings, and the fourth-most read behind Kiwiblog, the Daily Blog and the Double Standard– and with way fewer ads than all those other scum buckets. (Although the blog-ranking system uses SiteMeter, which I don’t.)

So: fourth- (or sixth) -most popular political blog. Not a bad rating I reckons.

And here’s what Google says were the Top Ten Most-Read Posts in the month of November:

  1. 'Zabriskie Point' house - Paolo Soleri
  2. LEAKY HOMES, Part 2: What’s going on inside your walls?
  3. About last night …
  4. Earthquake engineering is harder than you think
  5. Who is Steve Bannon?
  6. While your attention was elsewhere, separatism becomes a feature of the RMA
  7. Bullshit News
  8. John Key has learned nothing from the Christchurch disaster
  9. Who is Milo Yiannopolous?
  10. Safety, stupidity, and why common sense isn’t very common anymore

And these seem to be the Top-Ten Sites and people that sent people here, in order:

No Minister, Facebook, Kiwiblog, Lindsay Mitchell, NZ Conservative, Gus Van Horn,, Pinterest, Life Behind the IRon Drape, Real Good Name, Twitter, and Samizdata. (Thank you all. And thank you too Leighton Smith.)

So in summary, things are still going moderately well, and the blog is still a force in the thinking world. (A unique force in NZ’s thinking world, I humbly suggest.) So if you want to donate to help keep that going, please do be my guest at that Pay Pal link above!)

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 Claro, Peru than visiting Not PC to read about ‘Treaty of Waitangi competencies’? (No, I don’t get it either.)

top countries/territories
NZ 61%; US 15%; Australia 6%; UK 2.9%; Canada, 1.6%; India, 1.4%; France, 1.0%;   Germany, 0.9%;
… top cities
Auckland 25%; Wellington, 8.6%; Christchurch 5.5%; Hamilton, 2.2%; Palmerston North, 1.%;  Tauranga, 1.6%; Dunedin, 1.1%; Bloomington, Indiana, 0.9%; Tucson, Arizona, 0.9%; Varsity Lakes, Queensland 0.9%
… readers' browsers
Chrome, 34%; Mobile browsers, 29%; Firefox/Flock 12%; IE Explorer 7.3%; Tablets, 6.8%; Safari 5.7%
readers’ OS
Mobile, 33%; Win 10, 20%; Win 7 18%; OS X 9.5%; iOS, 6.4%; Win 8.1: 4.4%; Win XP, 1.7%; Android 1.6%…. …platform
desktop, 64%; mobile, 29%; tablet, 7%
…device manufacturers (mobile & tablet)
Apple, 57%; Samsung, 27%; Huawei, 4.6%; Google, 2.7%; HTC, 2.1%; LG, 1.2%; Motorola, 1.2%
… readers’ screen sizes
360x640, 30%; 1366x768, 21% ; 1920x1080 19%; 1440x900, 9%; 1600x1200, 7%;


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