Inspired by Frank Doyle’s useful and enjoyable site here, this blog started from journal club summaries posted to our static website here. In February 2008 – thanks to Bob O’Hara who seems to be always surfing on the leading wave of the latest internet gadgets and technologies – our journal club entries moved into this blog. Since then, 115 posts and 126 comments have been published. In October 2 2008, a Google Analytics function was engaged to provide information about the traffic in this website. Here is a short summary of the traffic as revealed by the Google counter.
During the past 2.5 months, the blog pages have been viewed 6205 times during 2744 visits by at least 1499 individual visitors. Each visitor has peeked on average to 2.26 pages and spend roughly 2.5 minutes on these pages per visit. These numbers translate to some ca 100 views per day as shown in the graph below.Not surprisingly, most (1406) visitors were from Finland, followed by USA (422), Canada (234), UK (119), France 60 and Germany (51). As shown in map below, hits were received also from many other countries – 74 in total. In Finland, we were visited most frequently from Helsinki, Lahti, Turku, Hämeenlinna and Oulu.As to the most viewed contents of the pages, the top-ten most viewed pages are listed below. This excludes the clicks on directory pages and links, including the highly popular link to ‘sex simulation machine’ (264 views). Note also that these statistics do not account for time-dependence: the earlier entries have of course had more time to be visited than the more recent ones.
The top ten entires (# of times read):
- Conflict of the wigs (Kim Jaatinen) 319
- Risks of wind energy (Anna Kuparinen) 236
- Is the theory of evolution too willingly accepted (Anna Kuparinen) 162
- Woodpecker vontage (Juha Merilä) 117
- Pwned (Bob O’Hara) 114
- Informative? titles (Jose Manuel Cano Arias) 97
- Making a difference with a cup of coffee (Juha Merilä) 76
- Stickeleback sociopsychology (Gabor Herczeg) 73
- Co-operation blossoms in the presence of enemy (John Loehr) 68
- Exit GST (Juha Merilä) 66
So, is there any lessons to be learned from this? I let you you to decide. One thing I noticed was that tags to ‘Research blogging‘ bring in a surge of visitors. Hence, if you blog about some article, adding this tag will surely attract more readers to your entries. Talk to Bob if you want to learn how to utlize this option.