The Old Year’s Blog Statistics

I’ve been back in the office (in Cardiff) today, where I’ve got through quite a lot of work – as well as doing my tax return at lunchtime – owing to the fact that there’s nobody else here. I’m about to go home and try to figure out which assortment of bins to put out but before doing that I thought I’d do a quick blog about the blog.

Once upon a time, in the good old days, WordPress used to publish the annual statistical summary page for its bloggers, but it discontinued that practice last year so now I’ll just write my own brief summary based on the data available via the usual dashboard. First, however, a picture:

Now, for those interested I got about 413K hits this year, just over 1100 a day, with about 212K unique views. That’s up a bit since last year, probably because I’ve posted more (442 articles this year, including reblogs). The two most popular posts were about the Bullying Scandal in Zurich and on the rumours surrounding a gravitational waves from a source in NGC 4993 (proved later to be true).

In 2017 there were 2610 comments on this blog, up about 10% on last year. No prizes for guessing who wrote the most comments.

Altogether since this blog started in 2008 to the end of 2017, it has been viewed 3,371,843 times by a total of 1,094,975 unique visitors (though, obviously, all my visitors are unique). I passed 3 million reads and 1 million visitors during the course of last year.

3 Responses to “The Old Year’s Blog Statistics”

  1. “In 2017 there were 2610 comments on this blog, up about 10% on last year. No prizes for guessing who wrote the most comments.”

    I couldn’t possible comment.

  2. “In 2017 there were 2610 comments on this blog, up about 10% on last year. No prizes for guessing who wrote the most comments.”

    I couldn’t possibly comment.

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