Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Pinch and a Punch it’s the First of the Month

Once again I stop for a few moments to review this blog, a sort of is it all worth it type of thing, well here are the statistics for November. 8,026 Visits; 2,884 Absolute Unique Visitors; 13,772 Page Views; 1.72 Average Page Views; 00:02:45 Time on Site; 69.19% Bounce Rate; 29.64% New Visits.

I think the figures are all pretty self evident apart from bounce rate, this is the percentage of people that only look at one page.

For the other bloggers here is the link to my referral statistics http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/blogpicts119/id9.htm these statistics show the numbers of people that come here by clicking on a link on another website and are the nearest I can get to a chart of local blog popularity.

Unfortunately I can’t unlock my blogger statistics so anyone can look at them, I should like to be able to do this as unless you publish a website, you can’t in the normal way of things get to look at a website’s statistics.

This may not sound important, but when government financed internet projects like Kent TV use their statistics to justify the amount of our money they are spending, it is useful to have something to compare with.

Hits is a statistic that is often used but seldom explained, for instance my http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/ site got 41,689 unique visitors this year but 1,219,895 hits, I won’t bore you with my analysis of what this means, but for anyone interested here are the statistics for that site http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/stats/awstats.pl?month=11&year=2009&output=main&config=www.michaelsbookshop.com

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