Jul 032016
 

June's Report has very much been a shared effort . . . TC provided the information and graphics while I, Sasquatch, entered it into the format and wrote much of the commentary.  Unfortunately, the second graphs of Unique Visitors etc which TC sent me were positively gorgeous, but did not transfer well . . . no colour, no gridlines.  I suspect this may be because I work directly in WordPress while TC does not.  I'll have to try to figure it out for the next time.

Here is our latest summary:

Stats06-2016

Reported period

Month Jun 2016

       

First visit

01 Jun 2016 – 00:01

       

Last visit

30 Jun 2016 – 23:59

       
 

Unique visitors

Number of visits

Pages

Hits

Bandwidth

Viewed traffic *

9,081

35,213

(3.87 visits/visitor)

104,204

(2.95 Pages/Visit)

248,077

(7.04 Hits/Visit)

6.53 GB

(194.59 KB/Visit)

Not viewed traffic *

   

430,868

496,254

9.47 GB

 

Reported period

Month Jun 2015

       

First visit

01 Jun 2015 – 00:00

       

Last visit

30 Jun 2015 – 23:58

       
 

Unique visitors

Number of visits

Pages

Hits

Bandwidth

Viewed traffic *

8,798

27,484

(3.12 visits/visitor)

79,415

(2.88 Pages/Visit)

212,991

(7.74 Hits/Visit)

3.04 GB

(116.09 KB/Visit)

Not viewed traffic *

   

315,608

358,347

5.55 GB

Year over year, 2016 significantly exceeds 2015 both in viewed and not viewed traffic.  Month over month, June is down in Unique Visitors, Number of Visits and Bandwidth, although not a lot.  Pages and Hits are marginally higher.

Here is our latest demographic data from Quantcast:

QUS06-2016

They miss a ton of raw data, but among those they can identify they are a valuable source of information.  We are still mostly older, well educated, poor, Democrats, and politically active.  We are also about 43% male and 57% female.  So who says that women don't have opinions about serious subjects!

Here is our archived ClustrMap for June only.

ClustrMap062016

ClustrMap misses a lot of visits, because many visits can’t be easily traced to a location.  They have changed their format..  When you click the map in the left column, it shows the current month only, no longer the year to date..

Here are our top five articles:

Jane Smiley: Capitalist Pigs 1/17/2010 3,239

SURVEY: DNC Platform Drafting Committee 6/7/2016  374  (This one is JD)

Last Week’s Most Insane Republican Moments 6/12/2016 255

North Carolina Personal Nullification 10/23/2014 251

Beware the Fartfuhrer of Fitzwalkerstan 7/13/2015 235

 

The count represents only the people who followed an external link to that specific article.  There is an increase of almost 1,000 hits on Jane Smiley: Capitalist Pigs, and in May, it was up 500.  I wonder if this article has become required reading for a school?  With the exception of Jane Smiley: Capitalist Pigs, all of the top articles are new to the list, with only two from 2016.  Congratulations to JD, the Erynator,for cracking the top five!

Here are our top non-blog/news referrers (100 referral minimum):

Care2 2,348

Google 1,371

Stumbleupon 128

 

Google is down by  just under 750, and Google (images) has dropped below 100 so does not show.  Stumbleupon is down while Care2 is down 27.

 

Here are our top  blog/news referrers:

http://theprogressivewing.com/

http://infidel753.blogspot.com/

http://caucus99percent.com/

http://bildungblog.blogspot.com/

http://oakcreekforum.blogspot.com/

http://hamsandwich66.blogspot.com/

http://www.boomantribune.com/

http://www.dailykos.com/

 

Once upon a time I included fifteen here with two or more referrals.  This month, there are 8, a doubling of May's figures and up one from April.  This is the one stat that still disappoints me most, because it means that we are no longer a go-to site for bloggers.  However, we seem to have become a go-to site for activists!.  Putting blogs’ links here increases the ratings of their sites, so this “linkey love” is our thank you for their support.

Here are our top commentators for June. Those who leave their URLs in their comment headers, also get “linkey-love” here, unless I forget to copy the data before it resets.  We had a three way tie for fifteenth place.

TomCat (178)

Joanne Dixon (151)

Lynn Squance (127)

Lona Goudswaard (106)

jla (88)

SoINeedAName (77)

Pat B (75)

Edie (74)

Jim Phillips (56)

Mitch D. (52)

Vivian Birdwell (26)

Arielle (10)

Jerry Critter (9)

pam (5)

Avril Lomas (4)

Carrie Burton (4)

gene jacobson (4)

People who submit articles to Care2 can use their submitted news link from there.. 

We have 306,635 links on other websites, down considerably from May, and even April.  This is certainly disappointing because it means that we aren't being seen in as wide a venue.

As of Midnight on June 1, we have 6,638 articles and 79,905 comments.

Kudos to Mitch D for posting the 79,000th comment.

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 as your avatar.  Whenever you comment under that email address here or on any WordPress blog (several others too), that image will become your avatar.

Your Administrators are Lynn Squance, aka Sasquatch or Squatch, SoINeedAName, aka Nameless, and I, aka TomCat, the Founder.  Your Authors are Joanne Dixon, aka JD and Lona Goudswaard, the Nap Bandit.

This is our policy on links.  We do not embed links to extreme Republican websites, like Faux Noise, Breitfart or World Nut Daily.  However I leave notes in square brackets when I delete such links, (example: [faux noise delinked]) so readers, who wish to follow them can click through to the source article.  I also remove topical links.  Finally, I blank the target on all links, so they open in a new tab or window.  Please do so, or if you commonly leave links and don’t know how to blank the target, please say so.

Given our expanded talent, I expect to continue our upward trend, although my cancer surgeries may occasion a temporary drop.  One way you can help is to share our articles, not only with your family and friends, but also, on other sites, linking back to the article here.  The more exposure we get, the better we shall do at fulfilling our stated purpose, “Overcoming Right Wing Insanity One Day at a Time!”

Thank you for all that you do, here and elsewhere.  You are why we are here!  You are the reason we are a success!!

Now lets keep kicking Bagger butt!! Winking smile 

Don't forget . . .

VOTE BLUE NO MATTER WHO!!!

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Jun 022016
 

In May Politics Plus was well up from April in every category.  I am very pleased.

Here is our latest summary:

Stats05-2016

Reported period

Month May 2016

First visit

01 May 2016 – 00:00

Last visit

31 May 2016 – 23:59

Unique visitors

Number of visits

Pages

Hits

Bandwidth

Viewed traffic *

11,491

38,405

(3.34 visits/visitor)

101,818

(2.65 Pages/Visit)

246,806

(6.42 Hits/Visit)

6.56 GB

(179.09 KB/Visit)

Not viewed traffic *

399,643

471,539

8.88 GB

 

Reported period

Month May 2015

First visit

01 May 2015 – 00:00

Last visit

31 May 2015 – 23:58

Unique visitors

Number of visits

Pages

Hits

Bandwidth

Viewed traffic *

8,806

27,104

(3.07 visits/visitor)

75,708

(2.79 Pages/Visit)

216,640

(7.99 Hits/Visit)

3.09 GB

(119.46 KB/Visit)

Not viewed traffic *

326,601

371,059

5.69 GB

Furthermore, we are up significantly from last May in every category.

Here is our latest demographic data from Quantcast:

QUS05-2016

They miss a ton of raw data, but among those they can identify they are a valuable source of information.  We are still mostly older, well educated, poor, Democrats, and politically active. 

Here is our archived ClustrMap for April only.

ClustrMap05-2016

ClustrMap misses a lot of visits, because many visits can’t be easily traced to a location.  They have changed their format..  When you click the map in the left column, it shows the current month only, no longer the year to date..

Here are our top five articles:

Jane Smiley: Capitalist Pigs 1/17/2010 2,249
Koch Brothers Finance Racism 4/18/2011 438
Friday Fun – Cat Sign Language: The Tales a Cat’s Tail Tells 5/27/2016 216
Personal Update–5/9/2016 5/9/2016 197
Stewart Nailed Rump Dump Again!! 5/12/2016 174

The count represents only the people who followed an external link to that specific article.  I’m quite pleased that three from April made the cut,  but surprised that one was just a Personal Update. Congratulations for Nameless for cracking the top five!

Here are our top non-blog/news referrers (100 referral minimum):

Care2 2,375
Google 2,106
Stumbleupon 137
Google (Images) 109

All are slightly down from April, except Google.

Here are our top  blog/news referrers:

http://infidel753.blogspot.com/
http://bildungblog.blogspot.com/
http://oakcreekforum.blogspot.com/
http://alterx.blogspot.com/

Once upon a time I included fifteen here, but these four are the only ones with two or more referrals.  We also had seven in April.  This is the one stat that still disappoints me most, because it means that we are no longer a go-to site for bloggers.  However, we seem to have become a go-to site for activists!.  Putting blogs’ links here increases the ratings of their sites, so this “linkey love” is our thank you for their support.

Here are our top commentators for April, not May.  My bad.  By the time I remembered to capture them, it had already reset.  As the resident Big Mouth, I don’t count.  Those who leave their URLs in their comment headers, also get “linkey-love” here, unless I forget to copy the data before it resets.  We had a four way tie for fifteenth place.

Joanne Dixon (115)
Lynn Squance (94)
Lona Goudswaard (90)
Edie (84)
Pat B (81)
jla (74)
SoINeedAName (58)
Mitch D. (50)
Vivian Birdwell (45)
Jim Phillips (42)
Jerry Critter (14)
Arielle (11)
dave c (4)
Phil Hanson (4)
Cheryl A. Aaron (3)
gene jacobson (3)
Patty Lasek (3)
Yvonne White (3)

People who submit articles to Care2 can use their submitted news link from there.. 

We have 426,054 links on other websites, up considerably from April.

As of Midnight on June 1, we have 6560 articles and 78,837 comments.

Kudos to Pat B for posting the 78,000th comment.

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 as your avatar.  Whenever you comment under that email address here or on any WordPress blog (several others too), that image will become your avatar.

We wish to thank JLA for her excellent service, while she was here.  She has resigned her post.  Your Administrators are Lynn Squance, aka Sasquatch or Squatch, SoINeedAName, aka Nameless, and I, aka TomCat, the Founder.  Your Authors are Joanne Dixon, aka JD and Lona Goudswaard, the Nap Bandit.

This is our policy on links.  We do not embed links to extreme Republican websites, like Faux Noise, Breitfart or World Nut Daily.  However I leave an notes in square brackets when I delete such links, (example: [faux noise delinked]) so readers, who wish to follow them can click through to the source article.  I also remove topical links.  Finally, I blank the target on all links, so they open in a new tab or window.  Please do so, or if you commonly leave links and don’t know how to blank the target, please say so.

Given our expanded talent, I expect to continue our upward trend, although my cancer surgeries may occasion a temporary drop.  One way you can help is to share our articles, not only with your family and friends, but also, on other sites, linking back to the article here.  The more exposure we get, the better we shall do at fulfilling our stated purpose, “Overcoming Right Wing Insanity One Day at a Time!”

Thank you for all that you do, here and elsewhere.  You are why we are here!  You are the reason we are a success!!

Now lets keep kicking Bagger butt!! Winking smile

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May 022016
 

In April Politics Plus was slightly down from March in every category, except visits.  The differences are so small that the length of the month accounts for almost the entire drop-off.

Here is our latest summary:

Stats04-2016

Reported period

Month Apr 2016

 

 

 

 

First visit

01 Apr 2016 – 00:00

 

 

 

 

Last visit

30 Apr 2016 – 23:59

 

 

 

 

 

Unique visitors

Number of visits

Pages

Hits

Bandwidth

Viewed traffic *

9,632

 

30,422

(3.15 visits/visitor)

90,401

(2.97 Pages/Visit)

238,894

(7.85 Hits/Visit)

6.47 GB

(223.01 KB/Visit)

Not viewed traffic *

 

 

 

404,409

472,520

8.27 GB

Reported period

Month Apr 2015

 

 

 

 

First visit

01 Apr 2015 – 00:00

 

 

 

 

Last visit

30 Apr 2015 – 23:57

 

 

 

 

 

Unique visitors

Number of visits

Pages

Hits

Bandwidth

Viewed traffic *

9,838

 

26,580

(2.7 visits/visitor)

80,467

(3.02 Pages/Visit)

233,368

(8.77 Hits/Visit)

3.36 GB

(132.35 KB/Visit)

Not viewed traffic *

 

 

 

321,700

365,533

5.15 GB

However, we are up significantly from last April in every category.

Here is our latest demographic data from Quantcast:

Q!US04-2016

They miss a ton of raw data, but among those they can identify they are a valuable source of information.  We are still mostly older, well educated, poor, Democrats, and politically active. 

Here is our archived ClustrMap for April only.

Clustrmap04-2016

ClustrMap misses a lot of visits, because many visits can’t be easily traced to a location.  They have changed their format..  When you click the map in the left column, it shows the current month only, no longer the year to date..

Here are our top five articles:

Jane Smiley: Capitalist Pigs 1/17/2010 1,751
Republicans on Parade–8/18/2014 8/18/2014 232
BEEautiful Shot at Ammosexuals 4/12/2016 161
Koch Brothers Finance Racism 8/18/2011 154
Could This Kill the Reich? 4/20/2016 153

The count represents only the people who followed an external link to that specific article.  I’m quite pleased that two from April made the cut,  Unfortunately none are from authors other than me.

Here are our top non-blog/news referrers (100 referral minimum):

Care2 2,542
Google 2,016
Stumbleupon 222
Google (Images) 132

All are slightly down from March, except Stumbleupon.

Here are our top  blog/news referrers:

http://bildungblog.blogspot.com/
http://infidel753.blogspot.com/
http://www.oakcreekforum.blogspot.com/
http://fair.org/
http://disaffectedanditfeelssogood.blogspot.com/
http://okjimmseggrollemporium.blogspot.com/
http://www.bloomberg.com/

Once upon a time I included fifteen here, but these seven are the only ones with two or more referrals.  We also had seven in March.  This is the one stat that still disappoints me most, because it means that we are no longer a go-to site for bloggers.  However, we seem to have become a go-to site for activists!.  Putting blogs’ links here increases the ratings of their sites, so this “linkey love” is our thank you for their support.

Here are our top commentators.  As the resident Big Mouth, I don’t count.  Those who leave their URLs in their comment headers, also get “linkey-love” here, unless I forget to copy the data before it resets.  We had a four way tie for fifteenth place.

Joanne Dixon (115)
Lynn Squance (94
)
Lona Goudswaard (90)
Edie (84)
Pat B (81)
jla (74)
SoINeedAName (58)
Mitch D. (50)
Vivian Birdwell (45)
Jim Phillips (42)
Jerry Critter (14)
Arielle (11)
dave c (4)
Phil Hanson (4)
Cheryl A. Aaron (3)
gene jacobson (3)
Patty Lasek (3)
Yvonne White (3)

People who submit articles to Care2 can use their submitted news link from there.. 

We have 326,457 links on other websites, down slightly from March.

As of Midnight on May 1, we have 6,480 articles and 77,837 comments.

Kudos to Lona Goudswaard for posting the 77,000th comment.

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 as your avatar.  Whenever you comment under that email address here or on any WordPress blog (several others too), that image will become your avatar.

In case you did not know, we are no longer a one-author blog.  Due to my reduced availability, from ongoing medical mayhem and learning to live as an amputee,  I appointed two Administrators, who are also authors.  They are Lynn Squance, aka Sasquatch or Squatch and SoINeedAName, aka Nameless.  I also appointed two more Authors.  They are Judi Angell, aka JL A, and Joanne Dixon, aka JD.  I’m also very proud that last month we added another Author to our staff.  She is Lona Goudswaard and a prime catch!  Please Join me in praising and thanking all five for a job well done.

This is our policy on links.  We do not embed links to extreme Republican websites, like Faux Noise, Breitfart or World Nut Daily.  However I leave an notes in square brackets when I delete such links, (example: [faux noise delinked]) so readers, who wish to follow them can click through to the source article.  I also remove topical links.  Finally, I blank the target on all links, so they open in a new tab or window.  Please do so, or if you commonly leave links and don’t know how to blank the target, please say so.

I’m not concerned with the downswing,. because it is so small,  Given our expanded talent, I expect to continue our upward trend.  One way you can help is to share our articles, not only with your family and friends, but also, on other sites, linking back to the article here.  The more exposure we get, the better we shall do at fulfilling our stated purpose, “Overcoming Right Wing Insanity One Day at a Time!”

Thank you for all that you do, here and elsewhere.  You are why we are here!  You are the reason we are a success!!

Now lets go kick some Bagger butt!! Winking smile

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Apr 022016
 

In March Politics Plus was up from February category, except bandwidth.  Thanks and kudos to Lynn, our beloved Sasquatch, who completed all our recent Monthly Reports, except January which I did.  I hope to be able to stay on top of them for a long time.

Here is our latest summary:

Stats03-2016

Reported period

Month Mar 2016

 

 

 

 

First visit

01 Mar 2016 – 00:00

 

 

 

 

Last visit

31 Mar 2016 – 23:59

 

 

 

 

 

Unique visitors

Number of visits

Pages

Hits

Bandwidth

Viewed traffic *

9,976

 

30,006

(3 visits/visitor)

98,582

(3.28 Pages/Visit)

268,736

(8.95 Hits/Visit)

6.71 GB

(234.31 KB/Visit)

Not viewed traffic *

 

 

 

450,454

518,861

9.12 GB

Reported period

Month Mar 2015

 

 

 

 

First visit

01 Mar 2015 – 00:00

 

 

 

 

Last visit

31 Mar 2015 – 23:58

 

 

 

 

 

Unique visitors

Number of visits

Pages

Hits

Bandwidth

Viewed traffic *

9,547

 

26,594

(2.78 visits/visitor)

77,688

(2.92 Pages/Visit)

217,204

(8.16 Hits/Visit)

3.12 GB

(122.88 KB/Visit)

Not viewed traffic *

 

 

 

314,233

353,315

5.03 GB

We were up from March 2015 in every category.

Here is our latest demographic data from Quantcast:

QUS3-2016

They miss a ton of raw data, but among those they can identify they are a valuable source of information.  We are still mostly older, well educated, poor, Democrats, and politically active. 

Here is our archived ClustrMap for March only.

ClustrMap03-2016

ClustrMap misses a lot of visits, because many visits can’t be easily traced to a location.  They have changed their format..  When you click the map in the left column, it shows the current month only, no longer the year to date..

Here are our top five articles:

Jane Smiley: Capitalist Pigs 1/17/2010 1,475
5 Right-Wing Conspiracy Theories… 11/25/2015 218
Poll Results–3/5/2016 3/5/2016 186
Brussels Unprepared 3/13/2016 184
Hateful Hairball is a Nazi 3/10/2016 162

The count represents only the people who followed an external link to that specific article.  I’m quite pleased that three from March made the cut,  I’m especially pleased that another from one of our new co-administrators made it too.  Congrats Squatch! Thumbs up 

Here are our top non-blog/news referrers (100 minimum):

Care2 2,800
Google 2,096
Stumbleupon 221
Google (Images) 150

All four are up from February.

Here are our top  blog/news referrers:

http://infidel753.blogspot.com/
http://bildungblog.blogspot.com/
http://yournewswire.com/
http://parsleyspics.blogspot.com/
http://okjimmseggrollemporium.blogspot.com/
http://disaffectedanditfeelssogood.blogspot.com/
http://politics.blog.ajc.com/

Once upon a time I included fifteen here, but these seven are the only ones with two or more referrals.  This is the one stat that still disappoints me most, although we are up from four in February, because it means that we are no longer a go-to site for bloggers.  However, we seem to have become a go-to site for activists!.  Putting blogs’ links here increases the ratings of their sites, so this “linkey love” is our thank you for their support.

Here are our top commentators.  As the resident Big Mouth, I don’t count.  Those who leave their URLs in their comment headers, also get “linkey-love” here, unless I forget to copy the data before it resets.

Joanne Dixon (143)
jla (130)
Lona Goudswaard (111)
Lynn Squance (111)
Pat B (92)
Edie (89)
SoINeedAName (70)
Mitch D. (55)
Jim Phillips (49)
Vivian B. (47)
Pat A (22)
Arielle (12)
Jerry Critter (12)
Avril Lomas (8)
dave c (7)

People who submit articles to Care2 can use their submitted news link from there.. 

We have 348,690 links on other websites, down substantially from February.

As of Midnight on March 1, we have 6,388 articles and 76,870 comments.

Kudos to Lona Goudswaard for posting the 76,000th comment.

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 as your avatar.  Whenever you comment under that email address here or on any WordPress blog (several others too), that image will become your avatar.

In case you did not know, we are no longer a one-author blog.  Due to my reduced availability I appointed two Administrators, who are also authors.  They are Lynn Squance, aka Sasquatch or Squatch and SoINeedAName, aka Nameless.  I also appointed two more Authors.  They are Judi Angell, aka JL A, and Joanne Dixon, aka JD.  Please Join me in praising and thanking all four for a job well done.

This is our policy on links.  We do not embed links to extreme Republican websites, like Faux Noise, Breitfart or World Nut Daily.  However I leave an editors note when I delete such links, so readers, who wish to follow them can click through to the source article.  I also remove topical links.  Finally, I blank the target on all links, so they open in a new tab or window.  Please do so, or if you commonly leave links and don’t know how to blank the target, please say so.

It’s nice to see us in an upswing, and given our expanded talent, I expect that to continue.  One way you can help is to share our articles, not only with your family and friends, but also, on other sites, linking back to the article here.  The more exposure we get, the better we shall do at fulfilling our stated purpose, “Overcoming Right Wing Insanity One Day at a Time!”

Thank you for all that you do, here and elsewhere.  You are why we are here!  Now, lets roll up our sleeves and kick some Republican butt out of political office and into the unemployment line.!!

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Mar 142016
 

It is the end of one month and the beginning of a new one.  In February, Politics Plus was up from February 2015 in every category except unique visitors and number of visits.  Compared to January 2016, Politics Plus is down with the exception of Not Viewed Traffic.  February is a shorter month which will account for some of the decrease.

Here is our latest summary:

PP Feb Stats2-2016

 

Reported period

Month Feb 2016

 

 

 

 

First visit

01 Feb 2016 – 00:00

 

 

 

 

Last visit

29 Feb 2016 – 23:59

 

 

 

 

 

Unique visitors

Number of visits

Pages

Hits

Bandwidth

Viewed traffic *

8,814

 

25,468

(2.88 visits/visitor)

86,775

(3.4 Pages/Visit)

246,928

(9.69 Hits/Visit)

7.61 GB

(313.22 KB/Visit)

Not viewed traffic *

 

 

 

402,709

500,962

9.84 GB

Compared to February 2015

Reported period

Month Feb 2015

 

 

 

 

First visit

01 Feb 2015 – 00:00

 

 

 

 

Last visit

28 Feb 2015 – 23:59

 

 

 

 

 

Unique visitors

Number of visits

Pages

Hits

Bandwidth

Viewed traffic *

9,917

 

27,754

(2.79 visits/visitor)

75,630

(2.72 Pages/Visit)

220,134

(7.93 Hits/Visit)

3.12 GB

(117.87 KB/Visit)

Not viewed traffic *

 

 

 

223,765

258,998

4.49 GB

Here is our latest demographic data from Quantcast:

QUS2-2016

We are still mostly older, well educated, poor, and politically active.  That does not surprise me.

Here is our archived ClustrMap for February only.

ClustrMap2-2016

Just a reminder, they have changed their format.  When you click the map in the left column, it shows the current month only, no longer the year to date.

Here are our top five articles:

Jane Smiley: Capitalist Pigs 1/17/2010  2,789

5 Right-Wing Conspiracy Theories as Crazy as Donald Trump’s Lie About Muslims Cheering 9/11  11/25/2015  230

5 of the Most Appalling Acts of Incitement From Israel This Week  2/23/2016  176

Judi Angell has a BIG Mouth Again! 😉  1/20/2016  174

Personal Update–2/21/2016  170

The count represents only the people who followed an external link to that specific article.  There are two from February that made the cut,  and I’m especially pleased that two from one of our new co-administrators made it too.  Congrats Squatch! yes 

Here are our top non-blog/news referrers:

Care2  2.160

Google 1,590

Stumbleupon 184

Google (Images) 116

All are down from January, but Care2 and Google took substantial hits.

Here are our top  blog/news referrers:

http://infidel753.blogspot.com/

http://www.oakcreekforum.blogspot.mx/

http://bildungblog.blogspot.com/

http://rixar13.newsvine.com

Here are our top commentators.  Normally, as the resident Big Mouth, TC doesn’t count.  However, since he is commenting on other's articles, I have left him in.  Those who leave their URLs in their comment headers, normally also get “linkey-love” here.  

TomCat (167)

Joanne Dixon (150)

Lona Goudswaard (113)

jla (102)

Edie (98)

Lynn Squance (87)

Pat B (78)

Mitch D. (70)

SoINeedAName (57)

Vivian B. (43)

Jerry Critter (27)

Jim Phillips (17)

dave c (10)

Avril Lomas (9)

Dotti Lydon (5)

We have 434,893 links on other websites which is up substantially from January

As of Midnight on March1, we have 6,297 articles and 75,669 comments, also up.

Kudos to Jerry Critter for posting the 75,000th comment on 10/02/2016.  An amusing little factoid, I let TC know that the date of Jerry's award was incorrect . . . he had a 2014 date.  As many know, I write the date differently being a Canuck.  I just noticed that TC  literally copied me.  LOL!!!

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Feb 022016
 

In January, Politics Plus was up from December in every category except page views.  I’m pleased to provide a full report for the first time since before I lost my leg.  It’s a long climb back.

Here is our latest summary:

Stats1-2016

Data from January 2016:

Reported period

Month Jan 2016

 

 

 

 

First visit

01 Jan 2016 – 00:00

 

 

 

 

Last visit

31 Jan 2016 – 23:59

 

 

 

 

 

Unique visitors

Number of visits

Pages

Hits

Bandwidth

Viewed traffic *

11,128

 

32,480

(2.91 visits/visitor)

111,911

(3.44 Pages/Visit)

321,709

(9.9 Hits/Visit)

11.20 GB

(361.42 KB/Visit)

Not viewed traffic *

 

 

 

400,825

467,669

8.34 GB

Data from January 2015:

Reported period

Month Jan 2015

 

 

 

 

First visit

01 Jan 2015 – 00:00

 

 

 

 

Last visit

31 Jan 2015 – 23:59

 

 

 

 

 

Unique visitors

Number of visits

Pages

Hits

Bandwidth

Viewed traffic *

10,329

 

29,156

(2.82 visits/visitor)

79,523

(2.72 Pages/Visit)

241,305

(8.27 Hits/Visit)

3.34 GB

(119.94 KB/Visit)

Not viewed traffic *

 

 

 

240,159

281,038

3.77 GB

I’m most pleased that we are greatly improved, across the board, from last year.

Here is our latest demographic data from Quantcast:

QUS1-2016

They miss a ton of raw data, but among those they can identify they are a valuable source of information.  We are still mostly older, well educated, poor, and politically active. 

Here is our archived ClustrMap for January only.

ClustrMap1-2016

ClustrMap misses a lot of visits, because many visits can’t be easily traced to a location.  They have changed their format, since the last time I did this.  When you click the map in the left column, it shows the current month only, no longer the year to date..

Here are our top five articles:

Jane Smiley: Capitalist Pigs 1/17/2010 1,935
Cruz’in Home to Canada 1/14/2016 239
5 Right-Wing Conspiracy Theories as Crazy as Donald Trump’s Lie About Muslims Cheering 9/11 11/25/2015 188
Open Thread–1/1/2016 1/1/2016 186
The State of Our Union Is Strong 1/13/2016 169

The count represents only the people who followed an external link to that specific article.  I’m quite pleased that three from January made the cut,  I’m especially pleased that one from one of our new co-administrators made it too.  Congrats Squatch! Thumbs up  Can you guess which is hers?

Here are our top non-blog/news referrers:

Care2 2,827
Google 1,757
Stumbleupon 351
Google (Images) 136

Here are our top  blog/news referrers:

http://infidel753.blogspot.com
http://bildungblog.blogspot.com/
http://www.oakcreekforum.blogspot.mx/
http://yournewswire.com/

Normally I have included fifteen here, but these four are the only ones with two or more referrals.  This is the one stat that still disappoints me most, because it means that we are no longer a go-to site for bloggers.  However, we seem to have become a go to site for activists!.  Putting blogs’ links here increases the ratings of their sites, so this “linkey love” is our thank you for their support.

Here are our top commentators.  As the resident Big Mouth, I don’t count.  Those who leave their URLs in their comment headers, normally also get “linkey-love” here.  However  I overslept and did not even get the names off in time.  Kudos and thanks to Lynn, our resident Sasquatch, that we have the names.

Joanne Dixon (166)
jla (144)
Lona Goudswaard (111)
Edie (107)
Lynn Squance (98)
Mitch D. (88)
SoINeedAName (69)
Pat B (65)
Vivian B. (56)
Jerry Critter (26)
Jim Phillips (24)
david (9)
Dotti Lydon (8)
dave c (7)
Arielle (6)
Avril Lomas (6)

There are over 15, because of a tie.  People who submit articles to Care2 can use their submitted news link from there.  These are the people that kept PP alive during my hospitalization. 

We have 315,672 links on other websites.

As of Midnight on February 1, we have 6,203 articles and 74,591 comments.

Kudos to Judi Angell for posting the 74,000th comment.

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 as your avatar.  Whenever you comment under that email address here or on any WordPress blog (several others too), that image will become your avatar.

In Case you did not know, we are no longer a one-author blog.  Due to my reduced availability I appointed two Administrators, who are also authors.  They are Lynn Squance, aka Sasquatch or Squatch and SoINeedAName, aka Nameless.  I also appointed two more Authors.  They are Judi Angell, aka JL A, and Joanne Dixon, aka JD.  Please Join me in praising and thanking all four for a job well done.

I have never really spelled out our policy on links.  We do not embed links to extreme Republican websites, like Faux Noise or World Nut Daily.  However I leave an editors note when I delete such links, so readers, who wish to follow them can click through to the source article.  I also remove topical links.  Finally, I blank the target on all links, so they open in a new tab or window.  Please do so, or if you commonly leave links and don’t know how to blank the target, please say so.

To be clear, we’ve had some weak months, and that is not your fault in any way.  The  cause was my three month trip to the hospital.  With help from our new administrators and authors, we shall continue our new upward trend and overcome right wing insanity one day at a time.

Thank you for all that you do, here and elsewhere.  You are why we are here!

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Jan 032016
 

Well here we are in January 2016.  A new year and new possibilities, but let's make sure that there are no Republican possibilities!

PP stats dec

 

Month Unique visitors Number of visits Pages Hits Bandwidth
Jan 2016 663 1,106 4,092 10,859 201.70 MB
Feb 2016 0 0 0 0 0
Mar 2016 0 0 0 0 0
Apr 2016 0 0 0 0 0
May 2016 0 0 0 0 0
Jun 2016 0 0 0 0 0
Jul 2016 0 0 0 0 0
Aug 2016 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 2016 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 2016 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 2016 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 2016 0 0 0 0 0
Total 663 1,106 4,092 10,859 201.70 MB
 

It is not as neaty and tidy as TomCat's, but thanks to the Puddy Tat, the graph is no longer the size of a postage stamp.  The numbers definitely went up in November with December trailing off a bit which is likely due to preparations for the holiday season.  I hope TomCat will comment on the direction of the stats.  Be prepared for more activity as the elections grow closer.

Data from December 2015:

Reported period

Month Dec 2015

 

 

 

 

First visit

01 Dec 2015 – 00:00

 

 

 

 

Last visit

31 Dec 2015 – 23:59

 

 

 

 

 

Unique visitors

Number of visits

Pages

Hits

Bandwidth

Viewed traffic *

10,694

 

31,929
(2.98 visits/visitor)

 

117,395
(3.67 Pages/Visit)

321,420
(10.06 Hits/Visit)

5.72 GB
(187.76 KB/Visit)

Not viewed traffic *

 

 

 

461,461

527,192

8.78 GB

Here is our latest demographic data from Quantcast:

pp demographics dec 2015

Here are our top non-blog/news referrers:

Care2                 3,125

Google               1,781

Stumbleupon        226

Google (Images)  138

Microsoft Bing        62

Yahoo!                   59

Compared to November 2015, all referral sources are up with the exception of Care2 which is down from 3,458, likely a seasonal dip. 

Here are our top 15 commentators:

Joanne Dixon (136)

TomCat (123)

jla (122)

Lona Goudswaard (108)

Lynn Squance (98)

Jim Phillips (90)

SoINeedAName (72)

Edie (67)

Mitch D. (67)

Pat B (61)

Vivian B. (36)

dave c (18)

Jerry Critter (12)

Joanne D (11)

One Fly (9)

During September and October, the resident Big Mouth designation was shared by JL, Joanne Dixon, SoINeedAName and me, Lynn Squance as TomCat was ill.  TomCat increased his postings substantially through November and is back to posting daily.  Kudos TomCat for a spectacular return!  The rest of us have continued posting along with TomCat through December and I see no real change to that in the future.  . . . more perspectives.

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The 2016 political campaign is continuing to heat up with the first primaries set for 1, 9, 20 and 23 February, 2016. The fever pitch is starting in earnest.  Whether you support Bernie, Hillary, or Martin, please base your arguments on the good things about your choice.  However, it’s open season (politically) on the Republican candidates.  They and the Republican Bubble Machine are continuing to repeat so many lies so often and making up new ones that we’ll be hard pressed to keep repeating  the truths.  Of course as we have been seeing, Donald Trump and now Ted Cruz are taking insaniTEA to new heights.  Ben Carson is sinking into oblivion but hasn't called it quits yet.  Republicans that have ended their campaigns as at 31/12/2015 are Rick Perry, former Governor of Texas (2000–2015) suspended campaign on September 11, 2015; Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin (2011–present) suspended campaign on September 21, 2015; Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana (2008-2016) suspended campaign on November 17, 2015 but remains on the ballot in four states (FL, NH, AL and AR); Lindsey Graham, U.S. Senator from South Carolina (2003-present) suspended campaign on December 21, 2015 but remains on the ballot in more than ten states; and George Pataki, Governor of New York (1995–2006) suspended campaign on December 29, 2015.  There are still 12 Republican campaigns up and running, but by the end of February that number may be lower.  How so many of these Republican candidates can afford to stay afloat financially with poll numbers so low, I really don't know.  Expect little help from the media.  We will do our best to assist you, by exposing the lies and presenting the truths clearly.  In the Democratic camp, there are three candidates running with the following having withdrawn: Jim Webb, former U.S. Senator from Virginia (2007–2013) suspended campaign on October 20, 2015;  Lincoln Chafee, former Governor of Rhode Island (2011–2015) and U.S. Senator from Rhode Island (1999–2007) suspended campaign on October 23, 2015; and Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law Professor suspended campaign on November 2, 2015.

Thank you for all that you do, here and elsewhere.  You make doing this job worth the effort!

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Dec 182015
 

This is finally it . . . November stats and it isn't January yet!  I have to say though, my furbabies don't come near me while I'm working on them.

Here is our latest summary:1204Stats

Month Unique visitors Number of visits Pages Hits Bandwidth
Jan 2015 10,329 29,156 79,523 241,305 3.34 GB
Feb 2015 9,917 27,754 75,630 220,134 3.12 GB
Mar 2015 9,547 26,594 77,688 217,204 3.12 GB
Apr 2015 9,838 26,580 80,467 233,368 3.36 GB
May 2015 8,806 27,104 75,708 216,640 3.09 GB
Jun 2015 8,798 27,484 79,415 212,991 3.04 GB
Jul 2015 9,760 30,626 89,850 235,370 3.17 GB
Aug 2015 9,612 32,079 91,883 245,973 3.09 GB
Sep 2015 10,087 29,818 104,743 274,560 3.44 GB
Oct 2015 10,265 32,938 118,319 302,050 4.53 GB
Nov 2015 11,064 34,904 143,087 377,069 5.80 GB
Dec 2015 0 0 0 0 0
Total 108,023 325,037  1,016,313 2,776,664 39.10 GB
 

It is not as neaty and tidy as TomCat's, but thanks to the Puddy Tat, the graph is no longer the size of a postage stamp.  The numbers here are definitely going up, with November seeming to take right off.  I hope TomCat will comment on the direction of the stats.  I suspect with the holiday season upon us, things will slow down, but be prepared for more activity as the elections grow closer.

Data from November 2015:

Reported period

Month Nov 2015

 

 

 

 

First visit

01 Nov 2015 – 00:00

 

 

 

 

Last visit

30 Nov 2015 – 23:59

 

 

 

 

 

Unique visitors

Number of visits

Pages

Hits

Bandwidth

Viewed traffic *

11,064

 

34,904

(3.15 visits/visitor)

143,087

(4.09 Pages/Visit)

377,069​

(10.8 Hits/Visit)

5.80 GB

(174.27. KB/Visit)

Not viewed traffic *

 

 

 

393,309

453,597

7.23 GB

Unfortunately, I was unable to reconcile October 2014 numbers from the Monthly Report for November 2014 to give you any meaningful data.

Here is our latest demographic data from Quantcast:

pp demographics

Here are our top non-blog/news referrers:

Care2               3,458

Google             1,112

Stumbleupon      102

Google (Images)  76

Microsoft Bing      39

Yahoo!                 48

Compared to October 2015, all referral sources are down with the exception of Care2 which is up significantly again.  Thanks to JL for trying and succeeding to widen the distribution on Care2. yes  yes

Here are our top 15 commentators:

 jla (181)

Lynn Squance (168)

Joanne Dixon (161)

TomCat (151)

Edie (144)

Lona Goudswaard (119)

Pat B (98)

SoINeedAName (80)

Mitch D. (74)

Jim Phillips (64)

Vivian B. (36)

Patty (33)

Jerry Critter (25)

dave c (24)

Bonnie Lynn (13)

During September and October, the resident Big Mouth designation was shared by JL, Joanne Dixon, SoINeedAName and me, Lynn Squance as TomCat was ill.  TomCat increased his postings substantially through November and is back to posting daily.  Kudos TomCat for a spectacular return!

Kudos to JL for winning the Big Mouth Award for the 72,000th comment.

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The political campaign has definitely heated up much earlier than it normally has.  Whether you support Bernie, Hillary, or Martin, please base your arguments on the good things about your choice.  However, it’s open season (politically) on the Republican candidates.  They and the Republican Bubble Machine will be repeating so many lies so often that we’ll be hard pressed to keep repeating  the truths.  Of course as we have been seeing, Donald Trump and now Ted Cruz are taking insaniTEA to new heights.  Ben Carson is sinking into oblivion.  How so many of these Republican candidates can afford to stay afloat financially with poll numbers so low, I really don't know.  Expect little help from the media.  we will do our best to assist you, by exposing the lies and presenting the truths clearly.

Thank you for all that you do, here and elsewhere.  You make doing this job worth the effort!

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Dec 112015
 

This has been quite the learning exercise for trying to get the data into the blog so that it makes sense.  And I suppose I should say "Better late than never!".  There is still much to learn.

Here is our latest summary:

1204Stats

Month Unique visitors Number of visits Pages Hits Bandwidth
Jan 2015 10,329 29,156 79,523 241,305 3.34 GB
Feb 2015 9,917 27,754 75,630 220,134 3.12 GB
Mar 2015 9,547 26,594 77,688 217,204 3.12 GB
Apr 2015 9,838 26,580 80,467 233,368 3.36 GB
May 2015 8,806 27,104 75,708 216,640 3.09 GB
Jun 2015 8,798 27,484 79,415 212,991 3.04 GB
Jul 2015 9,760 30,626 89,850 235,370 3.17 GB
Aug 2015 9,612 32,079 91,883 245,973 3.09 GB
Sep 2015 10,087 29,818 104,743 274,560 3.44 GB
Oct 2015 10,265 32,938 118,319 302,050 4.53 GB
Nov 2015 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 2015 0 0 0 0 0
Total 107,772 324,163 1,013,403 2,767,022 38.93 GB
 

It is not as neaty and tidy as TomCat's, but thanks to the Puddy Tat, the graph is no longer the size of a postage stamp.

Data from October 2015:

Reported period

Month Oct 2015

 

 

 

 

First visit

01 Oct 2015 – 00:00

 

 

 

 

Last visit

31 Oct 2015 – 23:59

 

 

 

 

 

Unique visitors

Number of visits

Pages

Hits

Bandwidth

Viewed traffic *

10,265​

 

32,938

(3.2 visits/visitor)

118,319

(3.59 Pages/Visit)

302,050​

(9.17 Hits/Visit)

4.53 GB

(144.21. KB/Visit)

Not viewed traffic *

 

 

 

444,846

500,003

7.64 GB

Unfortunately, I was unable to reconcile October 2014 numbers from the Monthly Report for October 2014 to give you any meaningful data.

Here is our latest demographic data from Quantcast:

pp demographics

Here are our top non-blog/news referrers:

Care2               3,080

Google             1,851

Stumbleupon      212

Microsoft Bing      64

Yahoo!                 61

Care2, Google and Stumbleupon are up from August while Baidu is down and out of the top 5.

Here are our top blog/news referrers:

Not available.

Here are our top 15 commentators:

jla (165)

Lynn Squance (143)

Edie (99)

Joanne D (88)

Lona Goudswaard (86)

Jim Phillips (84)

SoINeedAName (78)

Pat B (59)

Patty (55)

Vivian B. (44)

Joanne Dixon (35)

Mitch D. (30)

TomCat (27)

Jerry Critter (19)

Pat A (17)

During September and October, the resident Big Mouth designation was shared by JL, Joanne Dixon, SoINeedAName and me, Lynn Squance as TomCat was ill.

We have unknown links on other websites.

As of Midnight on October 31, we have unknown articles and unknown comments.

I did not know what reference points TomCat used to determine the Big Mouth award, we missed having 69,000th, 70,000th and 71,000th winners.

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 as your avatar.  Whenever you comment under that email address here or on any WordPress blog (several others too), that image will become your avatar.

The political campaign has definitely heated up much earlier than it normally has.  Whether you support Bernie, Hillary, or Martin, please base your arguments on the good things about your choice.  However, it’s open season (politically) on the Republican candidates.  They and the Republican Bubble Machine will be repeating so many lies so often that we’ll be hard pressed to keep repeating  the truths.  Of course as we have been seeing, Donald Trump and Ben Carson are taking insaniTEA to new heights.  Expect little help from the media.  we will do our best to assist you, by exposing the lies and presenting the truths clearly.

Thank you for all that you do, here and elsewhere.  You make doing this job worth the effort!

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Sep 022015
 

In August, Politics Plus increased in activity slightly from July.

Here is our latest summary:

Stats8-1015

Data from August 2015:

Reported period

Month Aug 2015

 

 

 

 

First visit

01 Aug 2015 – 00:00

 

 

 

 

Last visit

31 Aug 2015 – 23:59

 

 

 

 

 

Unique visitors

Number of visits

Pages

Hits

Bandwidth

Viewed traffic *

9,612

 

32,079

(3.33 visits/visitor)

91,883

(2.86 Pages/Visit)

245,973

(7.66 Hits/Visit)

3.09 GB

(100.86 KB/Visit)

Not viewed traffic *

 

 

 

339,768

390,747

5.84 GB

Data from August 2014:

Reported period

Month Aug 2014

 

 

 

 

First visit

01 Aug 2014 – 00:00

 

 

 

 

Last visit

31 Aug 2014 – 23:59

 

 

 

 

 

Unique visitors

Number of visits

Pages

Hits

Bandwidth

Viewed traffic *

10,783

 

33,440

(3.1 visits/visitor)

89,785

(2.68 Pages/Visit)

248,922

(7.44 Hits/Visit)

3.20 GB

(100.28 KB/Visit)

Not viewed traffic *

 

 

 

316,168

381,627

4.61 GB

This August was a mixed from last year, but more up.

Here is our latest demographic data from Quantcast:

Quse8-2015

They miss a ton of raw data, but among those they can identify they are a valuable source of information.  We are still mostly older, well educated, poor and middle class, and politically active Democrats. 

Here is our latest ClustrMap:

CMap8-2-15

ClustrMap misses a lot of, because many visits can’t be easily traced to a location.  It shows only the visits from March 3 to August 20, when it was last updated. 

Here are our top five articles:

Jane Smiley: Capitalist Pigs 1/17/2010 5,460
Bill Maher–New Rules–8/28 8/29/2015 296
Last Week’s Hilariously Unhinged Republican Moments 8/9/2015 278
Personal Update–8/22/2015 8/22/2015 238
Last Week’s Despicable Republican Moments 209

The count represents only the people who followed an external link to that specific article.  I’m quite pleased that four from August made the cut, but I’m surprised one was a Personal Update.  Perhaps we’re entering a pattern where our newer content drives more traffic, except for the one from 2010.

Here are our top non-blog/news referrers:

Care2 2,538
Google 1,164
Stumbleupon 268
Baidu 160

All but Google are up.

Here are our top blog/news referrers:

http://bildungblog.blogspot.com/
http://oakcreekforum.blogspot.com/
http://progressiveerupts.blogspot.com/
http://zenman1550.tumblr.com/
http://reconstitution.us/rcnew/
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com/
http://ragingprogressive.tumblr.com/
http://mockpaperscissors.com/

I have usually included fifteen here, but these eight are the only ones with two or more referrals.  This is the one stat that still disappoints me most, because it means that we are no longer a go-to site for bloggers.  However, it seems we’re becoming a go-to site for activists, which is also good.

Here are our top commentators:

jla (237)
Edie (166)
Lynn Squance (155)
Joanne D (144)
SoINeedAName (92)
Jim Phillips (74)
Lona Goudswaard (72)
Patty (54)
Vivian B. (47)
Pat A (46)
Jerry Critter (33)
mamabear (16)
Beth (12)
Avril Lomas (10)
Arielle (6)
Dotti Lydon (6)

There’s one extra because of a tie.  As the resident Big Mouth, I don’t count.  Those who leave their URLs in their comment headers, also get “linkey-love” here.  People who submit articles to Care2 can use their submitted news link from there. 

We have 304,347 links on other websites.

As of Midnight on September 1, we have 5,728 articles and 68,274 comments.

Kudos to Lona and Mamabear for posting the 67,000th and 68,000th 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 as your avatar.  Whenever you comment under that email address here or on any WordPress blog (several others too), that image will become your avatar.

The political campaign is heating up much earlier than it normally has.  Whether you support Bernie, Hillary, Joe (if he runs) or Martin, please base your arguments on the good things about your choice.  However, it’s open season (politically) on the Republican candidates.  They and the Republican Bubble Machine will be repeating so many lies so often that we’ll be hard pressed to keep repeating  the truths.  Expect little help from the media.  I’ll do my best to assist you, by exposing the lies and presenting the truths clearly.

Thank you for all that you do, here and elsewhere.  You make doing this job worth the effort!

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