Respectable bloggers do it, Danny Westneat did it, so can I learn anything useful from the blizzard of blog-visitor statistics that Google dishes up?
41% of the 46,000ish pageviews last year went to the homepage, so we won't learn much about them. Of those who visited an actual page, the top five are as follows:
- 514 went to a May 29th page about the sale of Dean Falls' property on Madison to Jim Mueller.
- 462 went to a Jan 4th page announcing a Neighborhood Safety Forum about the tragic murder of Shannon Harps.
- Third was 435 visits to a 2007 page documenting the Fratelli's Cow Mural (from people who missed it?).
- A nice round 400 people visited a May 22nd page about Jim Mueller's development plans for Madison Street, with a (now expired) link to a KING TV news segment.
- 375 worthy souls found out about my wife's Adopt a Streetlight plan. It's still dark out there, let's try that again!
- Jan. 9th - 497 views - Shannon Harps' murder meeting
- Jan 23rd - 476 - several public safety posts
- March 11 - 387 - assorted news?
- May 30 - 439 - Sale of Deano's!
- July 2 - 440 - Fratelli's plus fireworks viewing sites?
Central District News and Capitol Hill News do a wonderful job covering those larger areas, and I've taken to putting more general info there, hence lesser recent interest/postings on Miller blog. Popular postings on those sites typically get 100 to 500 views. My all-time-winner, best as I can tell, is Snow route from Capitol Hill to airport with a mighty 724 views to date (and here's hoping nobody needs it anytime soon!).
- public safety
Happy New Year