Editor’s note: I’m sorry, only some boring statistics today!
- In 2015, the NWAF! blog saw 16,664 visits (an average of about 47 per day) and 7,280 visitors (or about 20 per day).
- 2015’s traffic was up significantly from 2014’s. In 2014, the blog saw 5,576 visits and 1,992 visitors – or only about one-third as many visits as in 2015.
- The great preponderance of visits (95%) came from viewers in the United States (15,881 of 16,664); Canada followed with 212 visits; followed chiefly by European nations and Australia. Yet, visitors from more than 70 counties dropped by our blog for one or more visits in 2015.
- There were a total of 250 comments lodged in 2015. Only a couple, as I recall, were returned to the commenter on account of ad hominem language. (Offending language, BTW, can always be deleted by the commenter and the comment resubmitted.)
- A total of 6,180 unspecified visits (37%) came to the blog’s home page.
- Among blog posts registering visits for a particular post, the blog’s top six visit-garnering posts were:
- 986 visits – “Cash catastrophe for Shoshone County looms” (posted Jan. 21st);
- 308 visits – “OPINION: Why collaboratives are just another failed effort at forest management” (authored by Robin Stanley, posted July 14th) – this post also garnered 11 comments, incidentally;
- 248 visits – “The Forest Service and a box of frogs” (submitted by Robin Stanley, posted Aug. 24th);
- 226 visits (in 2015) – “Benewah County, Forest Service clash” (posted Dec. 24th, 2014);
- 185 visits – “Chief Tidwell has spent too much time in D.C.” (authored by Robin Stanley, posted Oct. 7th); and
- 153 visits – “THE SCRIPT: ‘Counties in Crisis’ (posted Dec. 15th).
7. It should be noted especially that Robin Stanley’s contributions had a significant impact on our blog’s traffic in 2015.
- At the same time, far too many posts received only a handful of visits, some — too many — only a single visit and visitor.
- A particular disappointment to me, incidentally, was the low traffic received by the three part series on a moral analysis of the federal SRS obligation I wrote and posted in March. Part 1, posted Mar. 10th, received 47 visits and visitation declined for the succeeding two posts – to 30 visits for Part 2 (posted Mar. 15th) and 23 for Part 3 (posted Mar. 30th).
- Yet, and of course, all of our blog posts remain available to the blog’s users, new and old, for future reference. This is the valuable archival function our blog serves.
- Subscriptions remained at a disappointingly low level in 2015; we finished up the year with 54 subscribers only.
- A total of 577 posts have been published at our blog since its maiden post on Dec. 5th, 2013. The year-end statistical rundown offered by WordPress doesn’t provide the number of posts published in 2015 alone, but I think it was about 60% of the total published.
- That’s about it! Happy New Year, everybody!