We recently hit 10,000 hits! I decided to do a brief retrospective analysis of all these hits, primarily focused on writers and their posts. (For the purposes of this study, I tried to remove page hits from admin counts and count only post hits.)
Our biggest day to date was June 10, 2013, when we got 1,012 hits from an approximated 166 visitors (WordPress’s visitor count is significantly less accurate than its view count). Our biggest month to date was June 2013, when we got 2,943 hits from an approximated 415 visitors.
Our overall average hits per day (hpd) from the founding of the blog to yesterday (when we got our 10,000th hit) was 35.71, but our hpd from January 1, 2013 was 46.37.
We hit double digits (for hit count) in October 2012; we hit triple digits in December 2012; we hit quadruple digits in February 2013.
Okay, here’s what I did the most work on: what writers brought in the most hits? Again, calculations did not include page hits, only post hits – I didn’t want to give the admins an unfair advantage!
Here is the breakdown for post hits overall (NOT 10,000, because most of our hits come from the home page and other pages rather than individual posts).
However, that graph is not really an accurate representation of the situation, since some authors have posted a lot more than others:
Clearly, the hit count would be swayed by the larger number of posts by some writers. So I took each writer’s total number of hits and divided by their total number of posts.
Somewhat predictably, I had an atrocious hpp, while our dearly departed Victor had the highest hpp (with Kieran, Fred, and Jane close behind him).
Well, that’s all the analysis I have time for today. Hope you enjoyed! As always, thanks for reading.