April/May Web Stats

Here it is again…the post no one but I and a few other people in the known universe care about…the web stats post! Get all the numeric goodness below the fold!

Also, sorry for being slow with this (if anyone even cares, that is).  This may be the last thing that I need to catch up on from my month of hell when I was finishing my masters.

April:

April Web Stats

May:

May Web Stats


April Core Web Stats
Percent change in ( ) is from March. Percent change in [ ] is from April 2008.

Visits: 16,455 (-5.5%%) [114.0%]
Page Views: 27,707 (-14.8%) [106.3%]
Absolute Unique Visitors: 13,282 (-7.2%) [138.4%]

This translates into:

Visits/day: 548.5 (-2.4%) [114.0%]
Page Views/day: 923.6 (-12.0%) [106.3]
AUV/day: 442.7 (-4.1%) [138.4%]

May Core Web Stats

Percent change in ( ) is from April. Percent change in [ ] is from May 2008.

Visits: 13,914 (-15.4%%) [98.7%]
Page Views: 22,422 (-19.1%) [80.9%]
Absolute Unique Visitors: 11,476 (-13.6%) [107.8%]

This translates into:

Visits/day: 448.8 (-18.2%) [98.7%]
Page Views/day: 723.3 (-21.7%) [80.9%]
AUV/day: 370.2 (-16.4%) [107.8%]

Well, first, the good news: I’m at least beating last year’s numbers.  That about rounds that out.

The bad news is that my large absence – posting on about 6 days between the end of the first week of April through the first half of May – led to a drop of 20% in my traffic from March to May.  However, one relief is that my traffic for June (which I hope I’ll post soon) appears to be up to or even beating that of March, so it looks like this drop may be only temporary.

The 5 busiest days in April (in visits):

  1. April 5 (916)
  2. April 4 (881)
  3. April 11 (783)
  4. April 3 (719)
  5. April 12 (703)

The 5 busiest days in May (in visits):

  1. May 29 (728)
  2. May 25 (573)
  3. May 30 (535)
  4. May 31 (531)
  5. May 16 (501)

Again, no shock that the top days in April were in the start of the month and top days in May were in the end of the month, since that’s when I actually posted things.

Top 5 visited posts in April (in page views):

  1. Spring 2009 Anime Preview (2,997)
  2. Top 10 Anime of 2008 (2,814)
  3. Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom – Episode 01 (1,432)
  4. Winter 2009 Anime Preview (1,324)
  5. CLANNAD: After Story – Episode 22 [END] (560)

Top 5 visited posts in May (in page views):

  1. Top 10 Anime of 2008 (2,715)
  2. Spring 2009 Anime Preview (2,020)
  3. Winter 2009 Anime Preview (1,241)
  4. Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom – Episode 01 (412)
  5. Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom – Episode 02 (276)

As usual, the season previews continue to draw a lot of traffic, even after those seasons are already over.  However, it looks like Phantom is drawing quite a few visitors, so I’ll have to see whether that continues in June and beyond.

April saw visits from 132 countries, which is actually in increase of 6 from March.  Three nations gave me at least 1,000 visits (the first time anyone other than the US or Canada made this list – this time it was the Philippines), 22 nations gave me at least 100 visits, and 71 gave me at least 10 visits.  For the fifth straight month, every US state gave me at least 1 visit, with 18 states giving me at least 100 visits.

In May, people from 140 countries visited my site, despite the overall drop in traffic, up 8 from April.  However, only 1 nation – the US – gave me over 1,000 visits.  17 nations gave me at least 100 visits while 70 gave me at least 10 visits.  Also, for the first time since November 2008, there was a state which didn’t give me a single visit for the month – Wyoming this time.  15 states gave me at least 100 visits.

In April and May, 55% of visitors used Firefox as their browser, a slight increase from March.  Now over 90% of all Firefox users use some version of Firefox 3.  31.7% of visitors use Internet Explorer, a drop of nearly 4% from March.  Adoption of IE8 is still slow, as still only 12% of IE users use version 8, with 69% still using IE7 and 19% still using IE6.  Chrome has now become the #3 browser for visitors, with 4.8% using it, with 4.1% using Safari and 3.3% using Opera.

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