Thursday, July 3, 2008

Genea-Musings Stats for January through June, 2008

I signed up for Google Analytics on January 3, 2008 in hopes of being able to gather more information about the site traffic. I just recently figured out how to get more than the last month's information (I'm not the sharpest iPod in the Technology drawer, I fear) from Analytics, so here is a summary of the first six months of 2008:

* 22, 812 Absolute Unique Visitors (average 127 per day)
* 39,138 Visits (average 217 per day)
* 62,439 Page Views (average 347 per day)
* 1.59 PageViews per Visit
* 00:01:48 Average Time on Site
* 58.13% New visits

Where did these visitors come from? 121 Countries in all - the top 10 are:

* United States - 32,041
* Canada - 2,311
* United Kingdom - 1,754
* Australia - 487
* Netherlands - 377
* Ireland - 366
* Israel - 173
* Germany - 141
* Finland - 129
* New Zealand - 96

Genea-musings "biggest hits" so far this year have been:

* World Records for Number of Children (posted 21 July 2006) - 2,234 views
* 5 Year statistics for Ancestry.com Traffic (posted 25 March 2008) - 711 views
* Family Tree Tattoos (posted 11 January 2007) - 607 views
* John Tyler's Grandson is Still Alive (posted 20 February 2007) - 450 views
* Sam Champion's Roots on ABCs Good Morning America (posted 2 November 2006) - 394 views
* Genealogy Software Reviews (posted 2 January 2008) - 360 views
* Make Your Own Gravestone (posted 29 July 2007) - 346 views
* How Rare is Your Personality Type? (posted 20 June 2007) - 344 views
* "I Am My Own Grandpa" (posted 30 June 2006) - 324 views
* VP Dick Cheney is My Cousin Too! (posted 19 October 2007) - 251 views

My observation based on the hit list is that no one is really interested in my opinions on genealogy articles or web sites or my own family history posts. Quite a bit of the traffic in this period comes from Google (or other) search engine queries. Oh well...

There are more people reading Genea-Musings than just the ones noted above, which come via a link or an URL - the statistics above do not count RSS feeds (e.g., Feedburner, Google Reader, Yahoo Reader, etc.). I am not sure if the stats count Bloglines or not (I think so?). These readers are probably 100% genealogy devotees, unlike a majority of my visitors to the URL that come via a search engine.

To all of my readers - Thank You for visiting and reading. I hope you learn something about genealogy and have a chuckle once in awhile.

1 comment:

Michele said...

You have a fan in Florida Randy. I rarely miss a day reading your blog, in fact I look forward to it and appreciate all of your efforts. I find it informative, interesting and filled with the genealogy news of the day. Keep up the good work and many thanks!