Stats Analysis (No Yawning)

My blog’s best day ever was November 6, 2015…. 99 VIEWS.

Guess what the topic was!    World peace?  No.  War? Nope.  Donald Trump? nah….   it was COOKIES.   The title was “Tea and Gingersnaps Anyone?”   I had so many followers over that day that I ran out of cups.  Really.

Here is a sort of half-baked analysis of the Statistical Information provided by WordPress to give bloggers an idea of their progress in publishing and showing off.   I does take some study to understand all of the charts and lists, but doing so is well worth the while.

For the first eleven days of this month, December 2015, Sometimes, has had 447 views, 159 visitors, 240 Likes, and 202 Comments.

The total number of followers…as of right now…is 373.  Most of them (17%) visit on Wednesday at 11:00 AM (10%).  (I’m not sure of the time zone, but I think it’s local time of the visitors.)

The total number of posts on Sometimes EVER  is 186–with a total of 6,859 views by 2,200 visitors.

I admit that I am confused about the ratio of views per visitor.   For instance, TODAY (December 11) here’s the tally:

159 Visitors

This begs some questions:  The site was looked at 447 times (I believe that includes my own views and reviews of it.)  SO, if 159 visitors looked at the site, how come 240 Liked it?   Did they like it so much some of them read it and pushed the LIKE button twice?

The best month so far for 2015 was…………   OCTOBER!!!

37 New Posts published in October
375 Visitors
(3.51)  Views Per Visitor

47 Nations of the World sent delegates to My Blog 🙂

This analysis was fun to do.   I didn’t do any math, just trusted in the Stats as presented by WordPress.

It would be fun to do a giant chart for my wall (IF I had any available wall space in my office/book room.)    It’s fun to look over the Stats and see who commented, what posts were the most popular, what older posts emerge from my Archives.   I do have the “You May Also Like” button activated to refer readers to other posts I have made.

…wasn’t this fun?

30 thoughts on “Stats Analysis (No Yawning)

  1. Yes, stats can definitely be lots of fun and incredibly difficult to understand.
    Here’s what I know about it, if I understood correctly – anytime anyone comments, it is counted as 1 visitor with 2 views.
    I didn’t know the blogers own views are counted, and I have to wonder why…

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      1. I meant to say I think the structure of the course and commons system is fairly recent. There are of course blogs that have been around for years, in fact mine goes back to 2011 although haven’t done much with it until about a year ago.

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    1. why thank you…I enjoy blogging too, although sometimes I have a week like this one where its nust one thing after another. My son is pretty high maintenance … he gets it from me I think. on the plus side it is very un-December like outside, in 60s….. A year ago web had lots of snow


      1. Yes, I love snow. I’m a native of this area (northern Ohio) and Snow is always nice…its the ICE on the walks that bothers me. It never did when I was younger, but I admit that I try to be careful now with my old bones. I did get an A+ on my recent bone density scan! yay! We had a LOT of snow last year 2014 in December….it is lovely with this 70 degrees now…but strange. :

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  2. I love cookies! Great job on your blog and your stats 🙂 The reason your likes can be higher than your views is likely due to visitors finding your posts in the Reader. It is possible to “Like” a post in the Reader without clicking through to the site. The Like from the Reader will count as a like in your stats, and if the visitor does not click through to your blog, there will not be a view to count.

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    1. Cookies are good. AH-HA! re the Reader. I have not seen any of my posts in the Reader but guess I haven’t looked very hard. I DO wish “likers” would be “commenters” more often. Just a couple of words is fine in a comment [such as “good job” “nice blog” “interesting…” even a 🙂 smiley is good.
      I always make it a point to make a comment of some sort. And if I DON’T LIKE it, I don’t “like” it. Thanks so much for the great reply.

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