Web Site Report – November 2010

I wasn’t really paying attention to my site in November (double-barelled illness, three trips and writing a novel will do that to ya), but apparently some other people were.  Here’s the low-down:

1. Mmm. Numbers…

According to Google Analytics, the crucial metrics for the month are…

Metric This Month Last Month
Visits 1,668
1,320
Page Views 2,094
1,937
Pages/Visits 1.26 1.47
Bounce Rate 89.99%
86.59%
Average Time on Site 2:57 0:49
New Visits % 89.87%
87.88%

Slight improvement in visits and Page Views.  I suspect some statistical anomalies in the “Average Time on Site”.  Otherwise, same old story.

For comparison’s sake, here is what my old-school Urchin stats are telling me:

Metric This Month Last Month
Total Visitors 14,236 11,909
Total Pageviews 61,119 58,359
Total Hits 79,783 77,981
Total Bandwidth 1,119GB 1.171GB
Average Visitors/Day 474.53 384.16
Average Pageviews/Day 2,037.3 1,882.54
Average Hits/Day 2,659.43 2,515.51

Some extra evidence of higher visitors/pageviews, but nothing dramatic.

According to Google, here are our ten most popular pages:

# Page Requests
1 /solaris-2002-explained 592
2 /index 167
3 /how-to-get-free-movie-tickets 105
4 /being-canadian 80
5 /nanowrimo-2010 56
6 /100-good-films 49
7 /1996/09/arc-light-eric-l-harry 49
8 /alternate-hugos 41
9 /losing-weight 33
10 /the-public-service-in-science-fiction 31

The /nanowrimo-2010/ novel-writing log is exceptional to this month.  The rest is the same old routine, in largely the same order than usual too!

Because no one dares not care, here’s a look at browser statistics for the month (by visitors), as provided by the clever gerbils at Google Analytics:

Browser This Month Last Month
1 Firefox (all) 504 457
2 IE 8.0 381 337
3 Safari (all) 327 170
4 Chrome 232 170
5 IE 7.0 119 103

Look at that!  Safari is within striking distance of IE8!

2. Where do these people come from?

According to Google Analytics, here are our main sources of visitors:

Source This Month Last Month
1. google / organic 1,286 962
2. en.wikipedia.org / referral 56 41
3. books.google.com / referral 20 28
4. yahoo / organic 17 24
5. bing / organic 16

(Lingo key: “Organic” is Google’s way of saying that no one has paid for links leading back to christian-sauve.com on those search engines. “Referral” is supposed to be a direct link to this site.)

Well, hello Google.  Nice of you to bring three hundred more of your friends.

Otherwise, no new noteworthy links this month. A few hits to my novel-writing log came from my nanowrimo profile page.

3. Ohhh! Visitor comments!

Oh goodness, the spaaam, the awful spaaaam!

4. Search Queries Oddities

According to Google Analytics, here are the month’s most popular search keywords:

Keywords Visits
1 solaris ending 58
2 solaris movie explanation 48
3 solaris explained 42
4 solaris explanation 31
5 being canadian 25
6 christian sauve 21
7 christian sauvé 20
8 solaris movie ending 19
9 solaris movie plot 18
10 solaris 2022 plot 16

Pretty much routine.

Other odd, special, amusing or unexplainable search keywords: [Comments in brackets]

  • mushy, isn’t it? ace ventura
  • we aren’t defeated by winter as canadian
  • so.. we try again scott pilgrim
  • vision issues while driving lazers coming at me

Eh… not much of a funny month in the search queries.

Until next month, I remain… uselessly fascinated by web statistics.

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