Thursday, 1 October 2009

A Pinch and a Punch It’s the First of the Month, Thanet blog statistics and a warning about web security.

Once again the web statistics for this blog come under my scrutiny and once again my traffic sources below for those other bloggers who want to know where they come in this list.

The famous quote “lies damned lies and statistics” always comes to mind when I do this, especially because of the strange quirks, like the 6 readers that came from here to here.

Once again my apologies that I can’t make all of my statistics publicly available all of the time as they are very detailed and show trends in internet use.

One thought that comes to mind is that more people are using internet explorer 7 than 8 still, a couple of things I should point out here, the first being that using an old version of internet explorer puts you at risk from a security point of view. I would urge all of you to download the latest version and keep it up to date by doing the security updates regularly. The other thing is that a lot of websites including older versions of blogger and TDCs don’t run properly in internet explorer 8 unless you run it in compatibility mode, to do this click on the tools dropdown, top right of internet explorer and tick “display all websites in compatibility view” on the compatibility view settings.

To put this in perspective about 100 people a day visit this website with out of date browsers, all of whom are putting their security at risk to hackers every time they enter a password or their personal details on any website.

All you need to do is go to http://www.microsoft.com/ and do your updates it doesn’t cost anything.

Below the statistics for those of you that are interested.

Source/Medium Visits Pages/Visit Avg. Time on Site % New Visits Bounce Rate
1. (direct) / (none) 996 1.45 00:02:06 22.39% 76.71%
2. google / organic 962 1.59 00:01:36 69.44% 74.84%
3. eastcliffrichard.blogspot.com / referral 642 1.46 00:01:20 11.68% 73.99%
4. blogger.com / referral 190 2.47 00:09:59 1.58% 51.05%
5. bignewsmargate.blogspot.com / referral 173 1.55 00:01:44 24.28% 71.68%
6. marknottingham.blogspot.com / referral 136 1.35 00:01:33 21.32% 80.88%
7. thanetonline.com / referral 128 1.81 00:02:07 10.16% 74.22%
8. thanetstrife.blogspot.com / referral 111 1.51 00:01:51 8.11% 74.77%
9. michaelsbookshop.com / referral 77 2.18 00:02:43 53.25% 58.44%
10. yahoo / organic 75 1.60 00:01:21 84.00% 73.33%
11. billowrights.blogspot.com / referral 71 1.32 00:02:17 1.41% 81.69%
12. images.google.co.uk / referral 69 1.94 00:01:55 72.46% 68.12%
13. thanetcoastlife.blogspot.com / referral 43 2.00 00:02:13 6.98% 51.16%
14. images.google.com / referral 30 1.47 00:00:30 90.00% 66.67%
15. twitter.com / referral 28 1.32 00:01:17 14.29% 85.71%
16. aol / organic 26 1.65 00:01:18 84.62% 69.23%
17. thanetblogs.blogspot.com / referral 23 1.35 00:01:45 4.35% 78.26%
18. promotethanet.blogspot.com / referral 22 1.36 00:00:50 13.64% 72.73%
19. startmanstonexpansiongroup.blogspot.com / referral 22 1.18 00:00:34 27.27% 95.45%
20. stopmanstonexpansiongroup.blogspot.com / referral 22 1.41 00:01:15 4.55% 68.18%
21. thanetwaves.blogspot.com / referral 20 1.55 00:05:21 5.00% 80.00%
22. birchington.blogspot.com / referral 19 1.42 00:00:47 21.05% 78.95%
23. eastclifframsgate.blogspot.com / referral 19 1.42 00:00:28 10.53% 57.89%
24. google.co.uk / referral 19 1.58 00:00:48 21.05% 89.47%
25. margatearchitecture.blogspot.com / referral 18 4.00 00:04:12 38.89% 33.33%
26. thebesthosting.org / referral 18 1.56 00:00:00 5.56% 44.44%
27. google.com / referral 16 1.38 00:00:51 12.50% 87.50%
28. ramsgatetourettes.blogspot.com / referral 16 1.31 00:01:16 0.00% 68.75%
29. thanetpress.blogspot.com / referral 16 1.56 00:01:30 25.00% 68.75%
30. bing / organic 15 1.20 00:00:17 80.00% 80.00%
31. thandotnet.blogspot.com / referral 15 1.27 00:00:15 6.67% 86.67%
32. search / organic 13 1.08 00:00:01 92.31% 92.31%
33. search.bt.com / referral 13 3.00 00:02:39 69.23% 53.85%
34. ask / organic 10 1.30 00:00:35 100.00% 80.00%
35. thanetunderground.blogspot.com / referral 10 1.70 00:01:46 80.00% 70.00%
36. planesoverhernebay.blogspot.com / referral 9 1.89 00:01:19 0.00% 66.67%
37. networkedblogs.com / referral 8 1.50 00:02:41 50.00% 62.50%
38. thanetobserver.blogspot.com / referral 8 1.25 00:00:51 12.50% 75.00%
39. villagevoices.blogspot.com / referral 8 1.12 00:00:07 62.50% 87.50%
40. facebook.com / referral 6 1.17 00:01:04 66.67% 83.33%
41. images.google.com.au / referral 6 1.67 00:02:21 83.33% 66.67%
42. nakedinthanet.blogspot.com / referral 6 1.33 00:00:27 33.33% 83.33%
43. thanetonline.blogspot.com / referral 6 1.50 00:05:53 0.00% 66.67%
44. blogs.thanetfinder.com / referral 5 2.00 00:00:52 20.00% 40.00%
45. newingtonblogspot.blogspot.com / referral 5 1.00 00:00:00 0.00% 100.00%
46. thanetstar.com / referral 5 1.00 00:00:00 40.00% 100.00%
47. tiscali.co.uk / referral 5 1.20 00:00:54 100.00% 80.00%
48. tracker.icerocket.com / referral 5 1.00 00:00:00 0.00% 100.00%
49. yvonnes-jottings.blogspot.com / referral 5 1.40 00:01:44 0.00% 80.00%
50. search1.sky.com / referral 4 2.50 00:04:36 50.00% 50.00%

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