Virtual School Meanderings

March 31, 2016

Statistics for March 2016

This entry is being posted back-dated.

I didn’t get around to completing this entry on time, so the past 30 days of data won’t tell me much.  I can say that there were 3,477 hits to this blog from 2,183 individual visitors.

Finally, the statistics from my old blog site

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February 29, 2016

Statistics for February 2016

This entry is being posted back-dated.

So I didn’t get around to posting this around the end of the month, which means I don’t have the ability to see the statistics from the past month (i.e., 30 days) from the WordPress site. I can say that there were 3,047 hits to this blog from 1,969 visitors.  This is up a couple of hundred since January 2016, when there were 2,861 visits to this blog from 1.911 unique visitors (so that is also up about 50 people).

Beyond that, I can’t get much in the way of data since I waited so long again.

So that’s about all for this month, except the statistics from my old blog site.

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January 31, 2016

Statistics for January 2016

This entry is being posted back-dated.

So I didn’t get around to posting this around the end of the month, which means I don’t have the ability to see the statistics from the past month (i.e., 30 days) from the WordPress site. I can say that there were 2861 hits to this blog from 1911 visitors.  This is down a little bit since December 2015, when there were 2,970 visits to this blog (but only 1,711 unique visitors – so that is up about 200 people).

Beyond that, I can’t get much in the way of data since I waited so long.

So that’s about all for this month, except the statistics from my old blog site.

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January 1, 2016

Statistics For 2015

In addition to the Your 2015 Year In Blogging [virtualschooling.wordpress.com] entry I posted earlier today, I did want to post some additional statistics for the year.  Beyond that preview of this earlier today, let’s look at a more thorough, less graphic-intensive entry – starting with the traffic…

2015-months

2015-days

In examining these trends, back in 2013 I wrote:

I’ve been wondering all year why I have seen a steady increase in traffic up until 2012, but then a steady decrease in traffic throughout 2012.  I think one of the reasons may be due to the fact that I simply haven’t been posting as much original content as I used to (time being shorter than what it normally has been I suppose).  I also wondering if simply the increased number of bloggers talking about K-12 online learning has had an effect.  Finally, over the past two years I have been more honest and blunt about the ideological undercurrents that we see in K-12 online learning – at least in the United States and with the main professional associations – and I wonder if people have stopped reading for that reason.

It is still the best explanations that I can come up with at this stage.

If you look at the top twenty entries for 2015 based on traffic, it is another interesting tale:

  1. Questions About The School Of Tomorrow
  2. Student Holiday Notice
  3. We Missed You at Last Week’s Webinar
  4. Instructional Technology Dissertation Topics
  5. Review – Frog Dissection
  6. Guest Blogger: Examining Accelerated Christian Education
  7. Early Bird Special – May 2013
  8. Greatest Benefits Of K-12 Online Learning And Visible Learning
  9. The History Of K-12 Online Education???
  10. Online Education – In Ontario
  11. Dissertation Research Ideas?
  12. AERA 2012 – Affective and Motivational Factors of Learning in Online Mathematics
  13. ** EDTECH537 – Potential Hazards Of Blogging
  14. Introducing Our New Social Media Course at FLVS
  15. EDTECH597 – Guest Blog Entry: Why Online Learning Is Working To Revolutionize Education
  16. Pick EdITLib This Autumn!
  17. The Future Of Higher Education
  18. NCAA Calls Into Question the Quality Of Two Online Learning Programs
  19. ** PRESS RELEASE: USDLA Installs New President, Elaine Shuck
  20. New Online Courses Including Forensic Science & Gothic Literature

Only two of these 20 entries were written in 2015 – indicated with ** above (note this is half the proportion that I had in both 2014 and 2013).  In fact, if you look at when the entries were posted:

2009 2
2010 6
2011 4
2012 2
2013 3
2014 1
2015 2

I wonder what it was about my content in 2010-11 that it has this staying power.

Anyway, the top 15 referrers for 2014 included:

  1. Search Engines
    • Google Search
    • Yahoo Search
    • Bing
    • Google Image Search
    • Ask.com
    • Google Mobile
    • duckduckgo.com
    • AOL
    • myway.com
    • wow.com
    • Yahoo Image Search
    • ixquick.com
    • live.com
    • WordPress.com Search
    • Yandex
    • mysearch.com
    • MSN
    • mywebsearch.com
    • isearch.avg.com
    • dogpile.com
    • search.comcast.net
    • earthlink.net
  2. Twitter
  3. Facebook
  4. Google+
  5. Google News
  6. feedly.com
  7. teachercertificationdegrees.com/top-blogs/school-technology/
  8. go.videoentertainmnt.com
  9. WordPress.com Reader
  10. michaelbarbour.com
  11. flipboard.com
  12. scoop.it
  13. lnkd.in
  14. educatorstechnology.com/2012/11/top-10-educational-technology-blogs-for.html
  15. ewallstreeter.com

As with previous years, search engines accounted for the vast majority of referrals (i.e., almost 20,000 views, with the next one – Twitter – only accounting for approximately 1,500 referrals).  Similarly, if you add up all of the various Google tools accounted for over 18,000 (which was 90% of my search engine traffic). I continue to find it interesting that Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ are the next three.  So i guess having all of my entries posted to those three venues is paying off some.

Well, I think that’s about it for another year… I guess the next bit of unpacking this space will happen on my next blogversary! Until then…

Your 2015 Year In Blogging [virtualschooling.wordpress.com]

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