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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Three Years of CSI Without Dead Bodies


The third anniversary of this blog is upon us.  I thought I would take a look back at the top posts according to Google analytics which monitored traffic from March 2011 to the present.  The graph above from Blogger's built in stat counter includes spam traffic.  The graph above from the built in stat counter which has an x axis that is wrong.  The pageviews, the average time on page, and the bounce rate are shown.  The bounce rate is the % of time the viewer leaves the site after viewing the page.  Older posts tend to have higher bounce rates.  The posts are all linked in the table below.

I summarized the top 11 pages in the table below to include the main page and the the top 10 individual posts out of 171 posted.  The number one page is the main page which shows the most recent posts.  The number one individual post is on Income and Life Expectancy largely due to it's being linked to the BBC documentary's page The Joy of Stats (not any more but it had a good run).  My post on using Barry Sanders running statistics to explain global warming is one that I am proud of and has received a steady number of views.  My post on Lance Armstrong's doping claim which was written before he admitted that he was guilty received a large number of hits right away but tapered off later.  The other posts received a steady number of views.  Two posts from the last year, the one on the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual and another one on the outbreak of shootings around Christmas time which included Sandy Hook.  

I would always love to have more traffic and to have visitors stay longer.  The table below shows averages which are taken since the pages are posted except the pageviews which are totals.  Here's to the fourth year.

Page Title
Pageviews
Avg. Time on Page
Bounce Rate
1.
6,903
00:00:28
41.20%
2.
3,463
00:00:45
42.03%
3.
1,156
00:00:22
27.07%
4.
731
00:02:25
69.87%
5.
669
00:00:21
29.91%
6.
530
00:00:16
18.75%
7.
514
00:00:26
1.02%
8.
481
00:00:30
27.89%
9.
476
00:00:15
0.00%
10.
467
00:00:27
31.76%
11.
446
00:00:33
35.88%

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