Here are a few blog stats from 2015…
Posts: 166 — more than I thought, but I suppose there’s been a post every few days.
Top ten commenters:
- Daniel 176 (seems I still like commenting on my own posts)
- Roger 132
- TranzitJim 69
- Llib 52
- David Stosser 48
- Andrew 47
- enno 45
- John of Melbourne 44
- Tom the first and best 44
- Kiwi Nick 41
The following are from Google Analytics…
Across the year: 470,650 page views / 347,223 sessions
Per day that’s an average of 1289 page views per day, up from 986 the year before. More than I’d expect.
Busiest day of 2015 was March 24th: 13,754 sessions (15,123 page views), with 11,000 of them coming from Social Media — and almost as high for each of the following two days. It appears I got a lot of hits from Facebook that day onto the Hidden message in train seats post… I assume the post got linked from somewhere popular. (It currently has 1100 Likes in Facebook)
English language users: 95.71%
Countries: Australia 86.12%, USA 3.88%, UK 2.21%
Cities: Melbourne 68.23%, Sydney 8.60%, Brisbane 2.92%, followed by Perth, Adelaide, London, Canberra
- Chrome 42.75%
- Safari 23.73%
- Safari (in-app) 11.26%
- Firefox 10.72%
- Internet Explorer 7.34%
- Windows 37.91%
- iOS 30.29%
- Android 17.15%
- Mac/OSX 12.16%
- Linux 1.15%
— that seems to indicate a huge number of users on mobile, which reminds me that I need to fix the quirks in my small screen blog template.
In fact, Google Analytics also tells me that desktop is 51.14%, mobile is 38.85%, tablet is 10.01%.
The most popular 2015 posts were the one with detail on the Bentleigh area grade separations 1.32% (6,226 page views) and the one with detail about the next generation High Capacity Metro Trains 1.01% (4,776 page views) and the updated list of current Melbourne train types 0.84% (3,962 page views).
Search engine referrals:
- myki top up 33,687
- melbourne train map 32,827
- daniel bowen 14,092
- flagstaff station 6,412
- melbourne free tram zone 6,329
- keypass 5,844
- melbourne airport to city 4,897
- free tram zone melbourne 4,156
- proof of age card vic 3,576
- top up myki 3,501
Social media referrals:
- Facebook 44,831
- Twitter 33,649
- Reddit 18,919
- Blogger 740
- Google+ 84
— wow, this really says something about the relative use of Google+, doesn’t it… though of course it’d be higher if I posted links there more often.
I’d love to pull some stats on which categorie(s) of posts are the most popular, but attempts to work that out via the number of comments in each post category had me baffled — WordPress has changed the database design around to make it quite difficult. I’ll keep researching. Certainly in terms of page views, the transport-related posts dominated, but they seem to be most of my posts these days…
What other metrics are worth noting?