In February, I expected a big statistical shortfall, because I was ill and gone for almost one-fourth of the month, but Politics Plus exceeded my expectations. We actually increased in every category except number if visits. I’m amazed.
Number of visits
Not viewed traffic
Not viewed traffic is people who read our blog without coming here, using RSS Readers, such as Feed Demon, and Aggregation sites, such as Google Reader and MyWeb.
Here are our 2011 stats.
And here are our 2012 stats so you can compare them.
Here is our most recent ClustrMap, last updated on March 1. Note that our map reset, as it does once a year, on February 28, so this map represents only one day of traffic. The largest circles represent over 100 visits. The tiniest represent one to ten.
Our average durations were down from 335 seconds last month.
Number of visits: 47,925 – Average: 260 s
Number of visits
That’s OK, because last month was exceptionally high.
Here are our top five articles for February.
E.P.A. Moves to Curtail Greenhouse Gas Emissions 10/1/2009 4,370 views
Walker Aides Busted! 1/7/2012 2,774 views
Maddow Outdoes Republicans with Truth 2/6/2012 2,284 views
Obama’s Policies Are Working 2/20/2012 1,856 views
Walker Steals Mortgage Settlement Money 2/11/2012 1,847 views
Search engine referrals were down.
18 different referring search engines
Stumbleupon (Social Bookmark)
Digg (Social Bookmark)
Unknown search engines
Stumbleupon continues to disappoint, since they changed their format.
Our top five non-blog referrers are:
Our top 15 blog/news referrers are:
Here’s some linkey-love in return The best ways you can spread the message to others is to use the share button at the bottom of each article to list our articles on the the networking sites where you belong. Quote PP articles on your own blogs also helps. The operative commandment here is “thou shalt steal.” We’re on the same side here, and I encourage it. Even if you want to repost a whole article, that’s OK. Just link back, please. Also, feel free to swipe my graphics in the articles. If they are labeled with our Politics Plus URL, they are my work.
Here are the top fifteen commenters for January are. I actually copied them off in time. The widget is in the right column. I don’t count, as I’m the resident big mouth, and I try to reply to every comment, except replies directed at someone else. Those who leave their URLs in their comments, get linkey-love here.
Lynn Squance (151)
Lisa G. (25)
John Dasef (6)
We have 590,390 links on other websites, up from 623,138 last month.
Technorati still recognizes we exist, but still not as a political blog. Our authority rating is 494 and our rank is the 2,759th most influential blog of all types in the world.
We have 3,234 articles and 29,777 comments, as of midnight 3/1.
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