The Old Year’s Blog Statistics

Here we are then, in 2019. I’ve been vegetating most of the day but now, before I try to figure out which assortment of bins to put out for tomorrow, I thought I’d do a quick blog about this blog.

Once upon a time, in the good old days, in the dim and distant past, WordPress used to publish an annual statistical summary page for its bloggers, but it has discontinued that practice so now I’ll just write my own brief summary based on the data available via the usual dashboard.

For those interested I got about 425K hits this year, just over 1160 a day, with about 221K unique views. That’s up a bit since last year. In fact 2018 has been the busiest year on here since 2014. Interestingly, a much larger proportion of traffic was from the USA in 2018 than in any previous year.

In 2018 there were 2625 comments on this blog, similar to 2017. No prizes for guessing who wrote the most comments. Posts received 1153 ‘likes’ during the course of the year.

Altogether, since this blog started in 2008 to the end of 2018, it has been viewed 3,795,323 times by a total of 1, 315,185 unique visitors (though, obviously, all my visitors are unique). On this basis I’d expect my 4,000,000th read sometime during 2019.

It just remains for me to pass on a message from my employer.

I’ll be back at work on Friday!

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

  1. Hi Prof. Coles,

    Congratulations to you on your blogs reaching some fantastic milestones!

    I would like to wish you and your family a wonderful festive season with a special post of mine at https://soundeagle.wordpress.com/2012/12/12/season-greetings-from-soundeagle-merry-christmas-happy-new-year-and-joyful-holiday/

    Happy New Year to you!

  2. Anton Garrett Says:

    How does one register a “like”? I see no facility yet you quote a number!

    • telescoper Says:

      What browser do you use to view the site? There is usually a button at the end of the posts somewhere to press if you want to ‘like’ a post. It also shows who else has liked it.

    • telescoper Says:

      Actually I just looked this up and found:
      Note: Visitors must be logged into WordPress.com in order to use the Like button. An alternative for non-WordPress.com visitors is to use the Ratings system.

      If you’re not a WordPress user that explains why you can’t like anything.

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