A Year of Stats
We use tracking software on our blog. It tells us how people get to our blog, where they come from, how often they visit, etc. We check it periodically to make sure that Al Capone’s pictures aren’t being downloaded and used on billboards in the Czech Republic or that he doesn’t have any crazy stalkers. It also gives us some really interesting information. Here are some of the highlights from the last year.
(Don’t) Pat the Belly has been visited just under 10,000 times. We had more visitors in the month of September than any other month.
We’ve had visitors from 43 different countries. Beyond the US, the top 5 countries are Japan, United Kingdom, Belgium, Canada, and Brazil. 2/3 of our total visitors live in Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas or Oklahoma. We get more web traffic from people in/near central Missouri than any other part of the country. We get the most web traffic between 9 and 11 pm.
In 2009, we averaged 2.3 posts per week. We posted the most in July and the least in November. The 5 most popular posts were:
The most entertaining aspect of our stats, however, is the list of phrases people googled to get to our blog. There were 239 unique phrases people searched, here are some of the highlights (in alphabetical order).*
1 week old newborn with a big belly
Al Capone always wore a hat
Al Capone baby picture
Al Capone dairy (diary mispelled perchance)
Big Brother watches birth certificates
Am I selfish
Breastfeeding is bad manners
Can I give my gerbil a stuffed animal
Can I pat your belly
chiggers in my laundry
chiggers in Missouri
Don’t pat the bunny
Don’t pat my belly
dying cockroaches in my laundry
gender prediction peppercinis
How to Stuff a Gerbil
is it dangerous for child to pat you pregnant belly
killing chiggers in suitcase
my newborn has been crying for 4 hours
Nicknames for my belly
should i get a gerbil or a hedgehog
stuffed gerbil crown
*Most of these phrases were only searched for once, although several have similar variations.