Virtual School Meanderings

July 31, 2015

Statistics for July 2015

This entry is being posted back-dated.

Normally, I would post a quick, back-dated statistics entry for this month…  But since I’m teaching my EDTECH537 – Blogging In The Classroom course right now – I did want to spend a bit more time on the entry this month.

This past month there were 3,538 visits to this blog from 2,135 unique visitors, which is down about 650 visits and about 25 visitors since June.  As I mentioned last month, the new statistics page that WordPress.com now provides only goes back 11 months, so I can’t tell you how this compared to this month last year.

The top ten posts and pages from the past month were:

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The visitors came from these countries…

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These people found my blog using these top ten methods – note that I expanded the “Search Engines” option to highlight what search engines people actually used.

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As search engines made up so much of my traffic, it is always interesting to see what people were actually searching for.

july-2015-search

I’m actually a little surprised to see “samuel barbour, newfoundland” up there.  As regular readers know, Samuel Barbour was my grandfather who passed away two years ago.  I write about him each Remembrance Day (see the tag for “Remembrance Day” to see those entries).  So it is a bit touching, almost two years after his passing (to the day just about) to see that appear.

In previous year’s, I have had students created and embed a Feedburner account (which I removed from the course this year, as the Boise State semesters have decreased from eight weeks to seven weeks and both WordPress and Blogger have better statistics and RSS feeds these days).  So the basic statistics from my Feedburner account.

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According to the dashboard, I had the following subscribers and reach.  Note that “subscribers is an approximate measure of the number of individuals currently subscribed to your feed,” while “reach is the total number of people who have taken action — viewed or clicked — on the content in your feed.”

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The top ten entries – according to Feedburner – this past month were:

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Note that none of the top 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 about 4,000 views and over 4,000 clicks from the entries – both of which are higher than the 3,538 visits recorded by WordPress.  What this tells me is that more people access my blog through the RSS feed I have created in Feedburner, as opposed to the RSS feed directly on the blog itself.

According to Feedburner, my visitors came from:

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And that’s about all of the statistics from Feedburner (and WordPress for that matter).

Anyway…  The reason I try to post a more detailed entry during EDTECH537 is to highlight the kinds of things that you can learn from the statistics that your blog keeps.  For example, in comparing the top entries from the WordPress statistics with the top entries in my Feedburner statistics it is clear that those that access my blog through an RSS feed tend to click on current content (as all or almost all of the entries from the Feedburner statistics are from June and July 2015).  Most of the traffic that finds my blog through search engines find older content – which given the fact that visits from search engines made up almost a third of my traffic (according to my WordPress statistics) – it is important to understand what people are searching for and what they find interesting enough to click on.  For example, the entry Questions About The School Of Tomorrow is always in the top ten each and every month (and annually).  This should tell me that I could write more about the School of Tomorrow/ACE Program (when in reality the only other entry that I have on the topic is Guest Blogger: Examining Accelerated Christian Education).

The statistics also tell me things like where my visitors are coming from – note you’d expect the United States and Canada to be high on the list, also countries like New Zealand, Australia, and South Korea – as these are all countries that I have written about their K-12 online learning programs or issues.  However, the high number of European nations on both the WordPress and Feedburner lists is always a bit surprising – as there are very few K-12 online learning programs in most European nations and I rarely write about them.  Again, knowing these visitors are coming, it presents an opportunity to write more about the programs from and issues facing these nations.

Finally, 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).

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June 30, 2015

Statistics for June 2015

This entry is being posted back-dated.

In what has become the norm… A quick, back-dated statistics entry for this month… This past month there were 2,876  visits to this blog from 2,110 unique visitors, which is down about 150 visits and about 100 visitors since May.  Unfortunately the new statistics page that WordPress.com now provides only goes back 11 months, so I can’t tell you how this compared to this month last year.

As I mentioned last month, the new statistics page that WordPress.com now provides doesn’t allow you to copy and paste, so I can’t copy and paste the top ten entries, the top referrers, or the top search terms. #Wordpress #fail #Wordpressfail

This month I have attempted to capture some of the data that I used to be able to copy and paste by taking screen shots of the information.  So, the 15 most popular posts on my entry this past month.

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People found these entries based on these referrals.

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And those people came from:

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Finally, the statistics from my old blog site

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May 31, 2015

Statistics for May 2015

This entry is being posted back-dated.

In what has become the norm… A quick, back-dated statistics entry for this month… This past month there were 3,055  visits to this blog from 2,228 unique visitors (note that WordPress has added a new level of data) – which is down about 250 visits and about 100 visitors since April.  Unfortunately the new statistics page that WordPress.com now provides only goes back 11 months, so I can’t tell you how this compared to this month last year.

Also, the new statistics page that WordPress.com now provides doesn’t allow you to copy and paste, so I can’t copy and paste the top ten entries, the top referrers, or the top search terms. #Wordpress #fail

So this is a VERY quick statistics entry thanks to the #Wordpressfail

Finally, the statistics from my old blog site

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April 30, 2015

Statistics for April 2015

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In what has become the norm… A quick, back-dated statistics entry for this month… This past month there were 3,367  visits to this blog from 2,369 unique visitors (note that WordPress has added a new level of data) – which is down about 900 visits and about 700 visitors since March.  It is also down about 900 visits from April 2014, but is actually about the same number of visitors.

In terms of visitors, the ten most popular countries from where folks viewed my blog are:

  1. Questions About The School Of Tomorrow
  2. Student Holiday Notice
  3. Review – Frog Dissection
  4. The History Of K-12 Online Education???
  5. We Missed You at Last Week’s Webinar
  6. Instructional Technology Dissertation Topics
  7. Guest Blogger: Examining Accelerated Christian Education
  8. Guest Blog Entry: Integration of Online Learning in Schools – A New Fully Online Graduate Program
  9. Early Bird Special – May 2013
  10. CORE Education’s Ten Trends 2015 Published

As you can see, search engines continue to be the top driver of traffic to the blog (by a long shot).

  • Search Engines (1,600)
  • Twitter (98)
  • Facebook (75)
  • scoop.it (23)
  • flipboard.com (21)
  • feedly.com (14)
  • Google+ (12)
  • usdla.org (9)
  • michaelbarbour.com (8)
  • outlook.office365.com (7)

In terms of what people are searching for, during the month of April the top ten searches that drove traffic to this blog were:

  • early bird
  • rosetta stone research
  • online k-12 education
  • setda + virtual learning
  • school holiday notice sample
  • plato courses and ncaa eligibility
  • online teaching jobs k-12 alberta
  • which virtual academy in california is better
  • advantages of k12
  • frogdissection images middle school

Finally, the statistics from my old blog site

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March 31, 2015

Statistics for March 2015

This entry is being posted back-dated.

In what has become the norm… A quick, back-dated statistics entry for this month… This past month there were 4,275  visits to this blog from 3,003 unique visitors (note that WordPress has added a new level of data) – which is up about 900 visits and 550 visitors since February, but is actually about the same number of visits; although about 300 or so fewer visitors compared to March 2014.

In terms of visitors, the ten most popular countries from where folks viewed my blog are:

  1. Questions About The School Of Tomorrow
  2. Student Holiday Notice
  3. Early Bird Special – May 2013
  4. Review – Frog Dissection
  5. Instructional Technology Dissertation Topics
  6. We Missed You at Last Week’s Webinar
  7. Guest Blogger: Examining Accelerated Christian Education
  8. Greatest Benefits Of K-12 Online Learning And Visible Learning
  9. Dissertation Research Ideas?
  10. CEM: MacArthur/NWP–Design, Funds For Learning, Verizon/ISTE–Free Hopkins CEUs, AFT/TES, Much More…

As you can see, search engines continue to be the top driver of traffic to the blog (by a long shot).

In terms of what people are searching for, during the month of February the top ten searches that drove traffic to this blog were:

  • steps of dissection of frog
  • dissertation topics on transformation schools
  • early bird
  • notice for school holiday
  • school of tomorrow philippines
  • virtual frog dissection
  • journal of k-12
  • cybertracker school saskatoon
  • similar organs in frogs and humans
  • what is early calendar for ncvps

Finally, the statistics from my old blog site(more…)

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