Mar 022012
 

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.

 

Unique visitors

Number of visits

Pages

Hits

Bandwidth

Viewed traffic

25,114

47,925

(1.9 visits/visitor)

427,712

(8.92 Pages/Visit)

1,723,884

(35.97 Hits/Visit)

25.12 GB

(549.57 KB/Visit)

Not viewed traffic

 

 

295,473

384,539

5.84 GB

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.

Stats12-2011

And here are our 2012 stats so you can compare them.

Stats2012

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.

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Our average durations were down from 335 seconds last month.

Number of visits: 47,925 – Average: 260 s

Number of visits

Percent

0s-30s

38,932

81.2 %

30s-2mn

1,987

4.1 %

2mn-5mn

1,160

2.4 %

5mn-15mn

1,629

3.3 %

15mn-30mn

1,341

2.7 %

30mn-1h

1,794

3.7 %

1h+

1,082

2.2 %

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

Pages

Percent

Hits

Percent

Google

7697

68.1 %

13,884

55.2 %

Stumbleupon (Social Bookmark)

2994

26.4 %

10,429

41.5 %

Yahoo!

144

1.2 %

188

0.7 %

Microsoft Bing

121

1 %

183

0.7 %

Digg (Social Bookmark)

98

0.8 %

100

0.3 %

Google (Images)

55

0.4 %

99

0.3 %

Microsoft MSN Search

53

0.4 %

55

0.2 %

AOL

37

0.3 %

38

0.1 %

Unknown search engines

35

0.3 %

42

0.1 %

Ask

27

0.2 %

27

0.1 %

Microsoft Windows Live

20

0.1 %

50

0.1 %

MyWebSearch

9

0 %

9

0 %

Dogpile

5

0 %

5

0 %

Yandex

4

0 %

9

0 %

Earth Link

1

0 %

1

0 %

Alexa

1

0 %

1

0 %

Mamma

 

 

4

0 %

Go.com

 

 

1

0 %

Stumbleupon continues to disappoint, since they changed their format.

Our top five non-blog referrers are:

http://www.reddit.com/          10,134

http://www.care2.com/             4,833

http://www.jabberwonk.com/       881

http://www.facebook.com/           737

http://current.com/                     330

Our top 15 blog/news referrers are:

http://crooksandliars.com/

http://jackjodell53.wordpress.com/

http://synapticstew.com/

http://reconstitution.us/rcnew/

http://america-weeps.blogspot.com/

http://infidel753.blogspot.com/

http://www.democraticunderground.com/

http://parsleyspics.blogspot.com/

http://www.juancole.com/

http://themoderatevoice.com/

http://bildungblog.blogspot.com/

http://okjimmseggrollemporium.blogspot.com/

http://frieddogleg.blogspot.com/

http://madmikesamerica.com/

http://whohijackedourcountry.blogspot.com/

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)

Patty (88)

SoINeedAName (58)

Phyllis (45)

Rixar13 (43)

Jack Jodell (30)

Jerry Critter (30)

Lee (29)

Lisa G. (25)

Jolly Roger (20)

mamabear (11)

Angelica (7)

John Dasef (6)

Infidel753 (5)

zada (5)

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.

I recommend using your own avatar. Go to Gravatar.  Sign up using the email address you use to post comments here and upload the image you want to use.  Whenever you comment under that email address here or on any WordPress blog (several others too), that image will be your avatar.

Your participation remains a major part of what makes this blog worth reading, not to mention worth writing.  Many people who visit here have told me that they come here to read your comments in addition to my articles, and people continue to write comments about your comments on other sites.  Politics Plus exists to help end right-wing insanity and send the Republican Party the way of the Whigs.  Thank you all for all you do, here and elsewhere, to help make that happen.  Together we will make a difference.

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  12 Responses to “Monthly Report for February 2012”

  1. Job well done, and keep up the great work!

  2. You’re gaining in popularity.

  3. Good to see you “Back in the Saddle” … AND by your numbers to see that it’s true that “The Cream Will Rise to the Top”
    Congrats!
  4. Good to see a big 4-post day again. Jack (John Dasef) will be tickled he’s a top commenter. He’s probably already seen it though, since we both are daily readers even if mostly I’m part of that RSS readership.

     

  5. I’ve kind of quit paying much attention to Technorati; I bounce around all over the place. And for us older guys, things that move around a lot can be problematic.

     

    I have had something in the neighborhood of a 100% increase in traffic over the last month, however, which is plain weird. I don’t know the reason for it. I think that maybe, as the election draws nearer, people interested in the truth turn to us, since we are, in fact, the only ones who tell the truth. You sure aren’t going to get it from the MSM.

    • I hear you.  Ever since BuzzFlash went down, Technorati has just been weird. 

      That’s amazing!  I think you’re right.  Neither one of us cares about being politically correct, when accuracy is not at all correct.

  6. Great numbers TC!  I always look forward to your articles and always have.  Glad you’re back!  When you’re away, I almost get depressed.

    Since we’re talking numbers, do you have any statistics on my 2 articles?  Just curious.

    • Thanks Lynn.  It’s good t. bed back.  Your first pulled 543 views.(347 entries) and your second, 472.views (311 entries).  Bearing in mind that they are Canadian topics on a US blog, that’s fantastic!