So, Just How Many People Read This Stuff?

Someone recently asked me, “Just how much traffic do you get on The TandemGeek’s blog?”

I think I shared that answer for both my blog and at the Tandems East Open House last year, but thought I’d take a look to see what kind of traffic we’ve been getting here at The TandemGeek’s Blog; here’s what I found:

  • On February 11th, there were 197 visitors who generated 383 views.
  • On average, between 3,500 to 4,500 visitors a month who generate between 9,500 and 10,500 “views” per month.

So, what’s a visitor and what’s a view?

  • A visitor is a unique identity, someone who logs on from a computer and visits the site.  Of course, if multiple people log on from the same computer and visit the site it will only register as one visitor.  Conversely, if the same person uses multiple computers to access the blog, then they’ll appear to be unique identities.   So, yesterday we had 197 visitors from 12 different countries:

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  • A view is the number of blogs or images a visitor accesses.  If they come into the main page of the blog, they will have one view, but they may read a dozen blog entries in that one view, which is why the “Home Page” tends to always have the highest view count.  For people who do searches and find an individual blog entry, that will log one view. If they then go to the home page, that’ll be a second view.  If they click on an image to enlarge it, that’s a view.
    • Note that “hits” are different from visitor and views, in that a Visitor could log a nine “hits”  by simply “Viewing” one page that has a six images, an active stylesheet and a JavaScript file.

So, what were the 383 things that those 197 visitors viewed?  Here you go!  It’s an interesting collection that spans all four years and 800 blog entries on a somewhat random basis, although there are some blog entries that seem to get more attention than others on a regular basis.  Note that there are some images views “hidden” in the drop-down menus that would need to be shown to give you a full tally of all 383 views.

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About TG

I've been around a bit and done a few things, have a couple kids and a few grandkids. I tend to be curmudgeonly, matter-of-fact and not predisposed to self-serving chit-chat. Thankfully, my wife's as nice as can be otherwise we'd have no friends. My interests are somewhat eclectic, but whose aren't?
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