New Photos:

  New Ramblings:

  New Links:

Counter

Last Updated

 


Previous Posts





About the Blog

The thoughts and theories of a guy who basically should have gone to bed hours ago.

I know, I know - what's the point? But look at it this way - I stayed up late writing it, but you're reading it...

Let's call ourselves even & move on, OK?


Powered by Blogger

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Familygreenberg.com Health Check - September Edition


MetricAugustSeptember% Change
Visits8382,203+162.89%
Pageviews1,2533,573+185.16%
Pages/Visit1.501.62+8.47%
Avg Time on Site0:480:38-20.12%
Bounce Rate83.29%80.44%-3.43%
% New Visitors84.25%91.47%+8.57%


Well, well, well - a New York taxi driver's misfortune was my windfall this month. A did a post about a cab that caught fire in front of my office and linked to it in the comments on a site called The Gothamist. That post, on its own, generated more than 870 visits and 1,300 pageviews (or, more than my entire site generated in the month of August). I'm reveling in the glory now, but dreading the October stats, when everything comes back down to earth. To prepare for that eventuality, here are the same stats, excluding September 18-20, when the bulk of those hits occurred:

MetricAugustSeptember'% Change
Visits8381,080+28.88%
Pageviews1,2531,570+25.30%
Pages/Visit1.501.44-4.32%
Avg Time on Site0:480:480%
Bounce Rate83.29%83.43%+0.16%
% New Visitors84.25%86.56%+2.74%


Still a pretty good month. In fact, this (momentary) flash of (relative) noteriety has shown me something similar to what John Scalzi noted just after his (slightly more, but only to geeks like me) famous Bacon Cat Incident. When a single post generates a lot of traffic, there is a residual effect. Apparently, people come for the burning taxi, but they stay for the family homepages, concert reviews, and photographs. Here's a list of pages that showed a 100% or greater increase in traffic (minimum August pageviews = 10):

Page% Increase
brian.htm500.00%
brandon.htm457.14%
avery.htm450.00%
sherry.htm324.00%
photos_sol.htm172.73%
index.htm169.23%
2007_02_01_archive.html160.00%
blog.htm114.36%
friends.htm107.14%
billy-joel-all-my-life-lyrics.html104.76%
concert-review-billy-joel-at-madison.html101.45%


Unlike Scalzi, though, the upsurge seems to have quelled. If anyone came here because of the burning taxi and is still reading the blog semi-regularly, could you drop me a comment and let me know? Thanks! You'll have gone a long way to fuel the ego of a dedicated micro-blogger.

posted by Brian at 9:41 AM


0 Comments:

Post a Comment

<< Home