Virtual School Meanderings

December 31, 2011

Statistics For December 2011

Since it is New Year’s Eve, I don’t figure this will be a well read entry. But Lisa worked today, and is working again tomorrow, so I have some time on my hands and we have no plans.  While it is New Year’s Eve, this will still be a more detailed statistics entry than I have posted the past couple of months (and more detailed entries on 2011 as a whole will be coming tomorrow).

This past month there were 7,409 hits to this blog (as of 10:00pm on 31 December 2011).  This is compared to 8,457 hits in November, 11,274 hits in October,  9,615 hits in September 2011, 10,275 hits in August.  Interesting, the drop from November to December in 2010 was ~1700 hits and in 2009 it was ~2000 hits.

The top ten entries were:

  1. Problem With Cyber Charter Schools – PA & NJ Edition
  2. Attendance And Online Learning
  3. Michigan – Senate Bill 619
  4. A Bad Media Month For K12, Inc.
  5. Questions About The School Of Tomorrow
  6. Online Education – In Ontario
  7. Congress 2009: Academic Blogs – Advantages And Disadvantages
  8. Tactics of The Neo-Liberals/Conservatives in K-12 Online Learning
  9. Webinar Recording – Blended Learning: Make it Work for Your District
  10. Critiquing K-12 Online Learning

Interestingly, items 2, 3, 4, 8 and 10 were all from December – which is actually a bit high for entries from the month they were posted being in the top ten entries for that month.

The top five referrers were:

As search engines were clearly my biggest driver of traffic, it is worth looking into this a little more.  For example, the specific search engines used were:

  • Google Search (2,334)
  • Google Image Search (558)
  • Bing (156)
  • Yahoo Search (121)
  • Yahoo Image Search (25)
  • search-results.com (22)
  • Google Mobile (19)
  • Ask.com (19)
  • AOL (8)
  • mywebsearch.com (7)
  • isearch.avg.com (5)
  • Conduit.com Search (5)
  • search.comcast.net (5)
  • Bing Mobile (4)
  • swagbucks.com (3)
  • Yandex (2)
  • searchoodle.com (2)
  • search.incredimail.com (2)
  • dogpile.com (1)

I suppose this tells us as much about the search engine industry than it does anything specifically about my blog.  So, those who were searching – regardless of which engine – used the following terms:

  • blended learning (44)
  • statistics (32)
  • dissertation (23)
  • attendance (22)
  • virtual school advantages and disadvantages (18)
  • visible learning (16)
  • generational differences (16)
  • virtual school meanderings (15)
  • virtual school statistics (12)
  • mobile learning (11)
  • journal of computing in teacher education (10)
  • mississippi map (9)
  • quiz bowl trivia (9)
  • advantages of congress (8)
  • aera vancouver (7)
  • mobile education (7)
  • virtual meanderings dissertation (7)
  • michigan senate bill 619 (6)
  • online learning (6)
  • state virtual schools report 2011 (6)
  • m learning (6)

So, until next month, I leave you with the blog statistics from my old blog site.

Monthly Stats Report: 1 Dec – 31 Dec 2011
URL: http://mkbnl.blogspot.com

Summary

Page Loads Unique Visits First Time Visits Returning Visits
Total 75 69 67 2
Average 2 2 2 0
Date Page Loads Unique Visits First Time Visits Returning Visits
Thu, 1 Dec 3 3 3 0
Fri, 2 Dec 6 6 6 0
Sat, 3 Dec 1 1 1 0
Sun, 4 Dec 3 2 1 1
Mon, 5 Dec 1 1 1 0
Tue, 6 Dec 1 1 1 0
Wed, 7 Dec 1 1 1 0
Thu, 8 Dec 2 2 2 0
Fri, 9 Dec 5 5 5 0
Sat, 10 Dec 2 2 2 0
Sun, 11 Dec 1 1 1 0
Mon, 12 Dec 3 3 3 0
Tue, 13 Dec 4 4 4 0
Wed, 14 Dec 2 2 2 0
Thu, 15 Dec 5 5 5 0
Fri, 16 Dec 0 0 0 0
Sat, 17 Dec 0 0 0 0
Sun, 18 Dec 1 1 1 0
Mon, 19 Dec 1 1 1 0
Tue, 20 Dec 5 4 4 0
Wed, 21 Dec 6 3 3 0
Thu, 22 Dec 0 0 0 0
Fri, 23 Dec 1 1 1 0
Sat, 24 Dec 0 0 0 0
Sun, 25 Dec 1 1 1 0
Mon, 26 Dec 8 8 8 0
Tue, 27 Dec 4 3 3 0
Wed, 28 Dec 4 4 4 0
Thu, 29 Dec 1 1 1 0
Fri, 30 Dec 2 2 1 1
Sat, 31 Dec 1 1 1 0

3 Comments »

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    Pingback by Statistics For December 2011 | Educación a Distancia (EaD) | Scoop.it — January 1, 2012 @ 6:23 am | Reply

  2. Happy New Year, Michael! Many happy returns!

    Dennis

    Comment by Dennis — January 1, 2012 @ 4:58 pm | Reply


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