Approximately a year ago, when we switched from Blogger/Blogspot to the new platform, I installed Google Analytics. Surprisingly, web statistics vary greatly between counters, presumably due to how they account for partial web page loads. I’m told that Google Analytics is considered very reliable. Here are some highlights of the past year:
- Average weekday* daily unique readers: 1,076
- Average weekend* daily unique readers: 621
- Day of the week with most unique readers: Tuesday (averaging 1,098)
- Day of the year with most unique readers: Tuesday, July 5, 2011 – 1,882 unique readers (after July 4 weekend and the summer camp post)
- Day of the year with the 2nd most unique readers: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 – 1,426 unique readers (day of the women in Jewish media post)
- Week with the most pageviews: May 8 – May 14, 2011 (38,324)
And here are the top 50 posts (excluding news & links) along with unique pageview counts. I think the main lesson is that controversy garners attention, as if we needed data to prove that. Below that are the top referring websites/search engines and top referring websites/blogs.
Top Referring Websites/Search Engines
|1)||Google / organic||108,751|
|5)||Bing / organic||3,089|
|6)||Yahoo / organic||1,972|
|8)||AOL / organic||1,540|
Top Referring Websites/Blogs
* Weekday is defined as Sunday through Thursday, on which nights this blog is generally update. Weekend is Friday and Saturday, plus Jewish holidays (both days).