People often ask me how popular is my blog? My wife is foremost amongst these, no doubt wondering if I am using my time well. I now have some kind of answer thanks to Google analytics which I installed at the start of the year. The chart below, click to enlarge, shows how many unique visitors I got throughout January. Google counts people only once during the period for this particular chart.
This chart says that in January 3,765 different people made a total of 5,088 visits and looked at 9,371 pages. That’s 164 visits per day. Before I got carried away I had a look at the stats for the two most popular political blogs, Guido Fawkes and Iain Dale’s Diary, and they came in at about 250-300,000 visits per month.
The peaks in the chart are interesting (to me at least):
- 4th Jauary Mayorâ€™s stooges try to speak for Muslims – this was linked by both ConservativeHome and Iain Dale
- 22nd January DLR lost Â£80 million last year – again linked by ConservativeHome
- 26th January 4th teen murder in Dean Gardens – horrible local news
- 28th January Ealing Labour group taking Mayoral election for granted – I can only imagine that the local Labour councillors got in a tizzy over this one and came to have a look!