Sep 022013

In August Politics Plus stayed the same, gaining in three monthly categories and losing in three.

Here is our latest summary:



In the monthly totals, a Site is any website from which someone accessed our server, a Hit is every access attempt to our server, and a File is every access attempt to our server that returned data.  The difference between Hits and Files is from access attempts that were sent in error or damaged in transit and failed attempts by hackers, spammers, phishers, and Republicans to access the back end and take control of the site.  Any questions?

Here is our latest Clustrmap:


Our map was archived in February, so what you see is from March 1.

Here are are top five articles:

Jane Smiley: Capitalist Pigs                              1/12/2010          748 Views

The Return of Death Panel BS                           8/12/2013          745 Views

Republicans Choked on Ryan’s Bile                      8/05/2013          559 Views

About Those Female Dollars                              8/03/2013          394 Views

An Offensive in the Republican War on Voting       8/17/2013          346 Views

It still amazes me that people are still reading things I wrote 3.5 years ago.  Please note that many people read articles without contributing to this list.  This is only those folks who came from an external site and landed on that specific page.

Here are our top Non-blog referrers

Care2             2685

StumbleUpon   1648

I have not gone back to posting on Stumbleupon yet, but I thank whoever has been putting our articles there.  I suspect it’s Richard.

Here are our top fifteen blog/news referrers for August.

There are two extra, because we had a tie for 15th.  Every time we link to their sites, it increases their ratings, so 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 August.  I remembered and copied them off in time.  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, also get linkey-love here.

Lynn Squance (184)

Edith Belcher (108)

Patty (89)

Pat A (74)

Rixar13 (60)

SoINeedAName (51)

Jerry Critter (42)

Joanne D (15)

Arielle (13)

Jim Phillips (13)

Terrie Williams (9)

John Dasef (7)

Dotti Lydon (5)

Phil Hanson (4)

Gerry Pinion (3)

Infidel753 (3)

Lee Evans (3)

Steve (3)

There are three extra, because of a four-way tie for fifteenth.

We have 1,321,218 links on other websites, a very slight decrease.

Our Technorati rating is way up again at 437, very high on the B List, and they rate us as the 3206th most influential blog in the world.  These ratings yo-yo and do not depend on our traffic or our overall links, but only links on sites registered with and recognized by Technorati.  If only Care2 would register their front page news with Technorati, we’d be A list again.

As of Midnight, September 1, we have 4,389 articles and 45,428 comments.

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.

Some Republicans, those not running in highly sequestered districts, are already trying to appear more reasonable, before the 2014 elections.  They know that a large segment of the voting public recognize that Republicans are sabotaging America, see the handwriting on the wall, and fear for their political futures.  Our work will be to keep educating as many people as we can, so Republicans cannot get away with their deception, like they did in 2010.  Thank you for everything you do.  Our success is your success, and thank you for it.


  20 Responses to “Monthly Report for August 2013”

  1. Thanks TC.

  2. The Eastern US really has widespread readership.

    Congrats on the Worldwide recognition!


    What a battle! Both are clean. Both are intelligent. Both are articulate. Neither is ruled by extremists in their party.

    Hillary has a lifetime record of working for women and children.

    Jeb must fight off the right wing extremists like Cruz.

    Polls three years in advance are meaningless.

    • Clarence, you are welcome to post your opinion, however misguided, here but every day, we have an Open Thread for such opinions, so folks have an opportunity to express themselves without the discourtesy of hijacking a completely unrelated topic.  This is your second and last warning.

  4. Congrats on such a successful blog!

  5. I love that red dot in the Outback of Australia.

  6. Our Technorati rating is way up again at 437, very high on the B List, and they rate us as the 3206th most influential blog in the world.

     I'm amazed that we have World Standing but, I think we Could/Should move up in the rankings… Thanks TC

  7. I hope this works but, here goes…. Thumbs crossed… 🙂

  8. "It still amazes me that people are still reading things I wrote 3.5 years ago."

    Hey bud, when you're good, you're really good!  When you're naughty, it's off to the deep end of the litter box!

    Way to go on the high B rating on Technorati!  3206th most influential blog in the world — now that's saying something with all the blogs that are out there!

  9. I am not surprised that people are still reading your posts, I wish I had found you sooner!

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