This entry is being posted back-dated.
As my EDTECH537 – Blogging In The Classroom is currently underway, I try to post a little more detailed statistics entry (at least compared to the normal quick monthly update)
Over the past month there were 3,114 hits to this blog from 1,980 different visitors, compared to 3,775 hits from 2,074 visitors in May (and 2,876 hits in June 2015).
The top ten entries for the past month were:
- Questions About The School Of Tomorrow
- We Missed You at Last Week’s Webinar
- Special Offer For Your Family From K12
- Student Holiday Notice
- AERA 2012 – Affective and Motivational Factors of Learning in Online Mathematics
- The History Of K-12 Online Education???
- Virtual Schooling In The News
- Guest Blogger: Examining Accelerated Christian Education
- More On K-12 Online Learning In Canada
- Review – Frog Dissection
Interestingly, only the “Virtual School in the News” entry was from the past month (and the only one from 2016 to be honest).
If you look at how folks found my blog, you get this picture:
- Search Engines
- Google Search
- Yahoo Search
- Google Image Search
- Google Mobile
- WordPress.com Reader
A couple of observations… Search engines account for approximately 15x the traffic of any other source, and Google represents 95% of all of my search engine traffic). All of my blog entries are posted to my Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn accounts, so it makes sense that Twitter and Facebook would be near the top of that referrer list (n.b., Google+ and LinkedIn would have been 18 and 19 had I continued that list to 20, instead of stopping at 10). Finally, this past year – as a part of Darren Cannell’s Increase Your Digital Clout activity I created accounts on Pinterest and Scoop as a way to generate more activity to this blog.
As search engines make up such a large part of my traffic, it is interesting to see the most popular search terms used:
- motivational and affective factors
- lrn regestered
- how to write holiday notice in school
- how to write a holiday note for school
- ace homeschool graduates
- charter, alternative, virtual schools account for most low-grad-rate schools, study finds
- school notice for holiday
- school notice on holiday
- pictures of online learning
- school holiday notice sample
- technology counts 2016
- permission to use survey instrument
- esn webinars
- dissertation topivs k 12
- school holiday notice
- promo code for keystone school
- virtual learning apps
- school of tomorrow philippines
- online vs brick and mortar schools
Another interesting observation is the fact that the vast majority of these search terms have nothing to do with K-12 distance, online and blended learning.
Finally, as most folks know I originally blogged using Blogger – before switching to WordPress. I have left the old blog site active, as the final entry drives traffic to the current blog. Each month I still receive the statistics from that old blog site (and it still generates some traffic)…