In September Politics Plus stayed about 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:
Hillary? Gay?!!? 9/21/2013 4,900 Targets
Jane Smiley: Capitalist Pigs 1/17/2010 875 Targets
Pseudo-Christian Blood Diamonds 9/12/2013 388 Targets
Arctic Sunrise Seized 9/21/2013 365 Targets
A Republican Freedom 9/24/2013 363 Targets
These are the times that people came from an external site with the specific purpose of reading these articles. I’m a bit disappointed that it took an article about Republican bigots questioning Hillary’s sexuality to get such a high draw, when so many more informative articles are available here,
Here are our top Non-blog referrers
I still have not gone back to posting on Stumbleupon yet, but I thank whoever has been putting our articles there. I suspect it’s Richard. I’m pleased with the increase, but I’m disappointed that Care2 has decreased slightly.
Here are our top fifteen blog/news referrers for September
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 September. 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.
Lynn Squance (159)
Edith Belcher (127)
Pat A (71)
Jerry Critter (51)
Joanne D (16)
John Dasef (11)
Phil Hanson (9)
Yvonne White (8)
Howard Brazee (5)
Eva Cutler (4)
There is one extra, because of a tie for fifteenth.
We have 1,341,769 links on other websites, a small increase.
Our Technorati rating is up from 437 to 481, very high on the B List, almost to the A list, and they rate us as the 2973rd most influential blog in the world, up from 3,206th 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, October 1, we have 4,459 articles and 46,820 comments.
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Republicans have shut down the government. They depend on deceiving the American people that the Republican Shutdown is the Democrats’ fault, or at least that both parties are equally to blame. Our work must be to inform as many people as we can, so Republicans cannot get away with their lies. Thank you for everything you do. Our success is your success, and thank you for making it so.