As readers of this blog are familiar with, generally at the end of each month I will post a back dated entry for 23:59pm on the last day of the month quickly outlining the statistics for the past month. As I mentioned last month, I am once again teaching my EDTECH537 – Blogging In The Classroom course and I wanted to try to do a bit more detailed version of this entry, and reflect a little more for my students.
This past month there were 3,968 visitors to this blog. This is compared with 3,197 in the month of June and 5,184 from July 2013. The most visited entries over the past 30 days were:
- Questions About The School Of Tomorrow
- EDTECH537 – Potential Hazards Of Blogging
- EDTECH537 – Examining Generational Differences
- Master Mobile Learning Techniques for Increased Student Engagement
- iNACOL Summer Spotlight: Blended Learning
- CANeLearn 2014: Ontario Summit – What’s The Future Look Like Now That We Are All Online Learners? How Did We Get Here And Where Are We Going?
- EDTECH537 – Guest Blogger: Roles For MOOCs In Online And Blended Learning
- Instructional Technology Dissertation Topics
- Virtual Schooling In The News
- Create Interactive eBooks with SoftChalk Create 9
In looking at where people came from to get to this blog (i.e., how they found these and other entries), search engines accounted for approximately a third of the referrers this past month. This was followed by Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, and Scoop.it.
Those folks that used search engines, used the following terms:
- a decade later, pennsylvania cyber schools go viral
- early bird
- does georgia connections academy get 100 percent of state funding for each student
- cyber school,nc
- york city bearcat cyber academy
- qsl physics lab kit
- advanced placement conference 2014
- open learning journal
- phrase “from april 22 to the 24″
- panow + credenda
Last month I promise that I would dive into the statistics that Feedburner keeps a little more, as my EDTECH537 students created Feedburner accounts to add to their blogs.
Note that none of the top three entries recorded by Feedburner were listed in the top ten entries as collected by WordPress. Also note that in the past 30 days, Feedburner recorded over 8,500 views and over 4,000 clicks from the entries – both of which are higher than the less than 4,000 recorded by WordPress. What this tells me is that more than twice as many people access my blog through the RSS feed I have created in Feedburner, as opposed to directly on the blog itself.
Further, according to Google they described “uncommon uses” as:
FeedBurner manages hundreds of thousands of feeds and in doing so, we’ve catalogued thousands of common places where feeds are referenced throughout the web. These include email clients, web-based feed aggregators, news filters, and more, each outlined in detailed in the Subscriber section of your Analyze tab.
Beyond these known places, FeedBurner can also help identify “Uncommon Uses” of your feed content. These references could be a neat little news filter somebody wrote, a blog somebody assembled from feeds, or even blog spam. Whatever it is, we’ve found that publishers want to see where their content is republished and it’s very helpful to have something like FeedBurner to provide visibility into usage. When FeedBurner identifies an “uncommon” use, we highlight it in your main Analyze tab Dashboard and in the detailed Uncommon Uses section within this tab as well.
This essentially tells me that there are several places that scrape my content (see blog scraping).
As I end each statistics entry, the data from my old blog site (which I have left up to allow those that may have linked to specific entries to still be able to find them).