Virtual School Meanderings

July 31, 2018

Statistics for July 2018

This entry is being posted back-dated.

Generally speaking I try to post a more detailed entry while my EDTECH537 – Blogging In The Classroom is running, but again this year the end of the month just got away from me between traveling and work.  So while this entry is being posted back-dated, I will still take some time to review in a bit more detail.

In July 2018 there were 4,128 hits.  This was about 200 more hits than we saw in June.  Interestingly, this figure was  about 900 less hits than July 2017, but about 500 more hits than July 2016.

There doesn’t appear to be much of a summer pattern, as in 2017 I had a spike in traffic in June and that dropped off in July and even more in August.  However, in 2016 the traffic in June was a little less than May, and then steadily increased in July and again in August.  Looking at this year, there was a steady increase from the Christmas holidays until March, and then a sharper decline that bottomed out in May, with June and July each having more visitors than the previous year.

The top ten entries this past month were:

  1. EDTECH537 – Potential Hazards Of Blogging
  2. We Missed You at Last Week’s Webinar
  3. FLVS And Web 2.0
  4. Special Offer For Your Family From K12
  5. EDTECH537 – Examining Generational Differences
  6. Student Holiday Notice
  7. Questions About The School Of Tomorrow
  8. EDTECH537 – Week 5
  9. EDTECH537 – Guest Blog Entry: Civil Rights and Online Learning
  10. Paul Kish Published Research

You’ll note that five of the 10 top entries this past month were EDTECH537; although interesting the “Guest Blog Entry” was from the course last year – not this year. The other four were all this years entries, in fact entries that were actually posted in July – and this is a change for me. Most months, the top entries are ones that were posted a long time ago (e.g., the “School of Tomorrow” entry). For example, outside of the EDTECH537 entries, the “Last Week’s Webinar” was posted in 2011, the FLVS entry was from 2010, the “Offer From K12” was from 2015, the “School of Tomorrow” entry was from 2010. Outside of the EDTECH537 entries, the only top entry that was posted in July 2018 was “Paul Kish Published Research.” This situation is both good and bad. It is good that some of my current content is popular with my readers. It is also good that some of my old content has staying power. The bad side of thing is that too often there is no current content in my top entries list, which means that folks just aren’t paying attention to what I am posting regularly or it just isn’t gaining traction with folks (or that it will take some time to gain traction. This month is actually a good showing. Most months, not so much.

One thing I often look at is how folks come across this blog.  According to my blogging statistics, they find this space by:

  1. Search Engines (in that order)
    • Google Search
    • Yahoo Search
    • Bing
    • earthlink.net
  2. Twitter
  3. WordPress.com Reader
  4. Facebook
  5. teachercertificationdegrees.com/top-blogs/school-technology/
  6. rmrose.blogspot.com
  7. WordPress Android App
  8. mail.google.com
  9. michaelbarbour.com
  10. app.signalmedia.co

So search engines send 8x the traffic to my blog as the next most common referrer; and Google represents over 95% of that search engine traffic.  Interesting, you’ll see my social media are prime referrers – Twitter, WordPress items, and Facebook.  I learned about two weeks ago that Facebook is changing their API so that it won’t allow WordPress to automatically post my entries to my Facebook profile.  The only way for this to continue is to convert my Facebook profile to a Facebook page.

Finally, when I first started to blog I used Blogger.  I don’t recall exactly when, but at some point I migrated to WordPress.  However, my old blog site still does generate some traffic.  So here are those statistics…

Statcounter
Monthly Analytics Report
http://mkbnl.blogspot.com
1 Jul – 31 Jul 2018
Average Daily Traffic
 

Page Views
0.3 
Prev Month
0.1
Unique Visits
0.3 
Prev Month
0.1
First Time Visits
0.3 
Prev Month
0.1
Returning Visits
0
Prev Month
0

 

Daily Traffic Breakdown
Page Views Unique Visits First Time Visits Returning Visits
Sun, 1 Jul 1 1 1 0
Mon, 2 Jul 0 0 0 0
Tue, 3 Jul 1 1 1 0
Wed, 4 Jul 0 0 0 0
Thu, 5 Jul 0 0 0 0
Fri, 6 Jul 0 0 0 0
Sat, 7 Jul 0 0 0 0
Sun, 8 Jul 0 0 0 0
Mon, 9 Jul 1 1 1 0
Tue, 10 Jul 0 0 0 0
Wed, 11 Jul 1 1 1 0
Thu, 12 Jul 0 0 0 0
Fri, 13 Jul 0 0 0 0
Sat, 14 Jul 0 0 0 0
Sun, 15 Jul 0 0 0 0
Mon, 16 Jul 0 0 0 0
Tue, 17 Jul 1 1 1 0
Wed, 18 Jul 0 0 0 0
Thu, 19 Jul 0 0 0 0
Fri, 20 Jul 1 1 1 0
Sat, 21 Jul 0 0 0 0
Sun, 22 Jul 0 0 0 0
Mon, 23 Jul 0 0 0 0
Tue, 24 Jul 2 2 2 0
Wed, 25 Jul 0 0 0 0
Thu, 26 Jul 0 0 0 0
Fri, 27 Jul 0 0 0 0
Sat, 28 Jul 1 1 1 0
Sun, 29 Jul 0 0 0 0
Mon, 30 Jul 0 0 0 0
Tue, 31 Jul 0 0 0 0
Total 9 9 9 0
Avg 0 0 0 0

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