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! Two month edition, which means I haven’t been blogging, which means my numbers are really crappy! But here they are anyway!
Percent change in ( ) is from July. Percent change in [ ] is from August 2008.
Visits: 17,138 (-20.6%) [+91.1%]
Page Views: 27,684 (-18.8%) [+58.0]
Absolute Unique Visitors: 13,949 (-20.5%) [+89.9]
That translates into:
Visits/day: 552.8 (-20.6%) [+91.1%]
Page Views/day: 893.0 (-18.8%) [+58.0]
AUV/day: 450.0 (-20.5%) [+89.9%]
Well, August, in theory, should have been a good month since I posted nearly every day of the month, but I had about a 1/5 drop in traffic from July to August nevertheless. I’m not sure what caused the drop in traffic, but oh well, I guess one is prone to have bad months, even when one is posting a lot. Or maybe July was just a big month for some reason, since these numbers are pretty similar to June’s numbers (though still a slight decrease from June in the per day numbers).
The rise over last year’s numbers have been pretty consistent over the past few months, though I thing August ’08 is about the time when I started falling off the map last year or so too.
5 busiest days in August (in visits)
- August 20 (665)
- August 13 (665)
- August 21 (625)
- August 9 (614)
- August 15 (556)
These numbers are about 200 visits per day lower than my top days in July, which makes sense, since my visits/day average for the month is about 140 lower than in July.
Top 5 visited posts in August (in pageviews)
- Top 10 Anime of 2008 (4,913)
- Winter 2009 Anime Preview (1,347)
- Spring 2009 Anime Preview (683)
- Bandai Entertainment licenses Eureka Seven movie (473)
- Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom – Episode 17 (450)
I’m still trying to figure out why the Winter preview still gets so many hits… In any case, the Top 10 anime of 2008 post is still #1. Starting with #5 in this list, Phantom is basically romping everything, with the Cal “dies” episode leading the list. Meanwhile, the Spring preview finally gets up into the list.
In August, I had visitors from 145 countries, with 22 giving me at least 100 visits and 72 giving me at least 10 visits. Once again, I had a visitor from every US state, with California breaking 1,000 visits and 18 total states breaking 100 visits.
For browser usage, 53.2% of visitors use some flavor of Firefox, and nearly all (>95%) of those using some version of Firefox 3. Internet Explorer users made up 30.6% of visitors, with IE8 users about to overtake IE7 users. IE6 users made up 12.9% of IE users, and 3.9% of all users. Chrome made up 6.7%, Safari made up 5.7%, while Opera made up 2.6%
Percent change in ( ) is from August. Percent change in [ ] is from September 2008.
Visits: 9,834 (-42.6%) [+55.9]
Page Views: 15,224 (-45.0%) [+24.7]
Absolute Unique Visitors: 7,971 (-42.9%) [49.2%]
That translates into:
Visits/day: 327.8 (-40.7%) [+55.9]
Page Views/day: 507.5 (-43.2%) [+24.7]
AUV/day: 265.7 (-41.0%) [49.2%]
In a shock to no one, my stats plummeted in September, due to the one-two punch of my site being completely offline for about 3 days, plus the fact that I posted for a grand total of 7 days during the month. As a result, I had my first month with under 10,000 total visits since November 2008, which was at the end of my election hiatus period last year.
I still beat last year, mainly because September was in the middle of my hiatus at the time, thanks to football (once again) and the start of school classes (which I don’t have this time). Maybe I should just skip the fall season and just put up an annual “this blog is closed during football season” message on my blog?
5 busiest days in September (in visits)
- September 3 (577)
- September 4 (485)
- September 5 (509)
- September 25 (383)
- September 1 (413)
Not shockingly, 4 out of the top 5 days in the month were early in the month, pre-site shoutdown.
Top 5 visited posts in September (in pageviews)
- Top 10 Anime of 2008 (2,728)
- Winter 2009 Anime Preview (1,240)
- Spring 2009 Anime Preview (414)
- Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom – Episode 22 (373)
- Nijuu Mensou no Musume – Episode 13 (256)
Other than the oddity of having a Nijuu Mensou episode review thrown into the top 5, this list basically sums up my month: The top 3 posts, which are old posts that are apparently still informative to people, made up 1/3 of all page views for the entire month.
I had visitors from 134 countries, with 12 countries giving me over 100 visits and 63 giving me at least 10 visits. Somehow, I still had visits from every state in the US, with 11 states giving me over 100 visits.
In September, 52.2% of users used Firefox while 30.3% used Internet Explorer. IE6 usage continued it’s decline, now down to only 11.7% of IE users. IE8 also overtook IE7 for the first time in September. Safari and Chrome both made up 6.6% of visitors while Opera made up 2.6% of visitors.