In October Politics Plus improved in all monthly categories..
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 to October 20.
Here are our top five articles:
Faux Noise? Faux Facts! 10/20/2013 1,096 Targets
Jane Smiley: Capitalist Pigs 1/17/2010 768 Targets
Inaugurations: Fun Facts, Firsts & Some Trivia 1/21/2013 470 Targets
Republicans on Parade–10/8/2013 10/08/2013 391 Targets
The World’s Most Dangerous Corporation? 10/13/2013 374 Targets
These are the times that people came from an external site with the specific purpose of reading these articles. The third was written by our authorized author, SoINeedAName. He and Lynn should write more.
Here are our top Non-blog referrers
I still have not gone back to posting on Stumbleupon yet, and I thank Richard, who has been putting our articles there. I’m pleased with the increase in Google and Care2.
Here are our top fifteen blog/news referrers for October.
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 October. 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 almost every comment, except replies directed at someone else. Those who leave their URLs in their comments, also get linkey-love here. If you have a blog, news page on Care2, etc, you might want to put the link in the URL field when you comment. That way, people interested in your comments can follow you there.
Lynn Squance (196)
Edith Belcher (123)
Pat A (89)
Jerry Critter (44)
Joanne D (39)
Terrie Williams (20)
John Dasef (17)
James Thompson (8)
Phil Hanson (8)
We have 1,387,101 links on other websites, a small increase.
Our Technorati rating is way down from 481 to 132, solidly on the B List, and they rate us as the 16,843rd most influential blog in the world, out of over 80 million blogs, way down from 2973rd last month. 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 every month.
As of Midnight, November 1, we have 4,539 articles and 48,284 comments.
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I congratulate you all on winning the Republican Shutdown. As much as they harmed us all, we got to watch they cave-in. The 2014 elections are now a year away, and our job is to separate every Republican from public office that we can. A big part of that is keeping people informed by exposing the Republican lies that media usually slip right by. Thank you for everything you do. Our success is your success, and thank you for making it happen!