It has been one full year (plus one month) since I started using the WordPress Site Stats plugin. The stats are structured in a way that you can easily learn about your site and the popularity of the posts. One thing that still amazes me is Google. It continues to be a major factor in my sites hit count. I still have many posts (very old ones at that) that get 2-5 hits a day from Google’s search. My site started five years ago and for the first year averaged about 25 hits a day. Over time more and more hits would come. I read a lot of tips about blogging and “green content” (content that makes your readers keep coming back). My goal for the past year was to attempt to write daily and and in some cases twice a day. I did not really schedule blogs for the weekends because most of my writing was done on the weekends and then scheduled for publishing throughout the next week. And because my blog is primarily business related most of my hits come from Monday through Friday.
From what I can tell most of my hits come from the Lotus, Eclipse and Dojo communities – so thank you to all of my readers!
So how did this blog do in a single year? Here you …
The site had 108,000 hits over the entire year. Here is a table that shows that breakdown by month:
Unfortunately you can’t get a solid feel for what the best posts actually were because some posts got 300-500 hits on the first day or two and didn’t get any hits after that. While some other posts continue to get hits from Google each day.
Some of these top posts didn’t get a lot of initial hits but continue to get hits from search engines almost daily. I took the top hits from the year that had at least 400 hits:
Here is the table for the top referrers for the year- once again, thank you!
By the way – the “snow” term was from the HTML5 snow jQuery plugin I used during winter and also from some snow pictures I posted.
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