Monday, February 1, 2010

Monthly Report – 2/1/2010

Politics Plus returned to the Internet on September 5, 2009 as a brand new blog.  Our first five months show an excellent  increase in activity after a great start..  As of Midnight we have had 33, 612 visitors.  Last month, we had 8,410 visitors, up 1,180 from December, an increase of 14.7%.  We also has 10, 134 page views, up 1,476 from December, an increase of  17.0%.  This averages to 271/327 visits/views per day, up 35/48 from December.  I’m most pleased.  After the normal December slowdown we’re forging ahead much faster than I had imagined.  Here’s a graph of February visits and views.

vvm Here’s a graph of visits and views since we reopened.

vvt Here’s a graph of how long people are staying while they’re here.  It covers only the last five hundred visitors.

vl And here is our most recent ClustrMap, last updated 1/17, showing our readers from all over the world:

cmap1-10 Our 26,000th through 33,000th visitors, respectively, were Lisa G, Kay in Maine, Mark, Hillblogger, Stimpson, Jolly Roger, Hill and Mark.  You’ll find a special section in our sidebar honoring them and linking to their blogs.
We still have a Technorati Authority of 1, which means they have not updated us since the day they recognized our existence.  I applied five months ago.  How frustrating!  Although I have emailed them on several occasions, the only response I received is a automatically generated email saying that they will get to us whenever they get to us.  Someday (sigh).  According to Google Webmaster Tools, there are currently 5,065  external links to Politics Plus.  There are 169 external links to just our top five articles in January.   I think we are well within the B list range for popularity, but since that term is unique to Technorati, so to have that recognition, we’ll just have to wait for them to get off their imperial arses.  So please keep linking the articles you like here to your blogs, facebook pages, stumble upon pages, etc.  When you see material you like here, the operative commandment is: “Thou shalt steal!!”  Please do link back though.  Hat-tips are much appreciated.
I use the terms “we” and “our” while referring to Politics Plus. Since this is a one-person blog.  I assure you, I’m not doing so in the royal sense.  The we in Politics Plus includes all of you. Without your presence and comments, this blog would be pointless.  Newcomers repeatedly praise the quality of the comments here.  Whatever success this blog does and will enjoy is because of you, so please congratulate yourself.  Thank you all for another fantastic month.

11 comments:

Lisa G. said...

Congrats TC - you're the brains behind this operation. We just come here and leave snarky comments.

benjibopper said...

Nice work, TC!

Beach Bum said...

Rock on Tomcat!

Jack Jodell said...

Keep up the great work, TomCat! As you know, I am a happy, satisfied, and regular reader!

Sue said...

Great work TC, you are doing a service to us all by bringing the truth of what's going on in the political arena. You are much admired and appreciated!

TomCat said...

Lisa, Benji, Beach, Jack and Sue. Thank you very much for the kind words. I learn as much from coments as I do from research.

Tom Harper said...

Congrats. Keep them stats climbing.

Mauigirl said...

Excellent TC! Keep up the great work!

Teeluck said...

When I grow up....I wanna achieve your level of great reporting and -opinoin- opinion...(spelling too, i'm on a laptop at the gym and I can't delete stuff...) Great work TomCat...hats off to you

otis said...

Thank you TC for an informative blog. I have appreciated the crowd that you have attracted and I have learned much from you and your loyal followers... Oh, and Lisa, too. :D
(I'm gonna get a whippin' for that one...)

TomCat said...

Thanks Tom and Mimi.

Thanks Teeluck. My laptop is my only computer. I've seen your blog. Don't sell yourself short.

Thanks, Otis. I should start selling a line of stainless steel long johns. :-)