Blog stats for 2006

22 Dec

Of interest to absolutely no-one except me, I thought I’d bore fascinate you with the user stats for this blog. I’ve used a more accurate method this year of eschewing Awstats for a more powerful Logfile analyser called Web Expert which gives more emphasis to useful stats like unique visitors. Its a great tool but only if you have access to your sites raw log files. If you don’t I’m afraid you’re stuck.


This site has received *1,148,290 unique visitors* this year.

I am damn pleased with this stat. That’s over a million unique visitors in twelve months (minus a few days) and averages out to just over 3,100 unique visitors a day. Stats for late Oct, Nov and Dec are pushing me close to 4,000 per day. However, I think it’ll stable off next year.

It has received *7,021,795 total hits* this year. OK, hits are pretty meaningless.

This sites most popular day is a Wednesday.

More *Americans* visit this site than any other nation.

This site has been visited by people from *240 countries*.

This site has *approximately 510 subscribers via various Feed Readers*

The most popular browser is *IE 6.0* with Firefox coming a very close second.

There have been over 69,436 different phrases used to find the site.

The most popular phrase to find me is ‘autism blog’ which brought 843 people to the site.

*1,250 people* have added this site to

Technorati is broken for me. Not sure why. It says I have 190 links when I actually have close to 600. Weird.

The site has a PR that fluctuates between 6 and 8 on Google.

The site has served nearly 90GB of content this year. Good grief.

13 Responses to “Blog stats for 2006”

  1. Jemaleddin December 22, 2006 at 13:39 #

    Congrats on the well-deserved success, and thank you for putting out so much good information. Between your site and the Hub, you’ve given the sane members of the autism community a place to point our friends and loved ones for real information. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  2. Joe December 22, 2006 at 14:30 #

    I’m guessing someone accessing the site from both work and home would constitute two unique visitors? Even so, very impressive numbers.

  3. ameliorator December 22, 2006 at 14:35 #

    Give me a K!

    Give me an E!

    Give me a V!

    Smart, sassy, literate, honest, and courageous…no wonder your work has risen to the top.

    Thanks to all the Hub bloggers. This is a marvelous accomplishment.

  4. Bonnie Ventura December 22, 2006 at 14:54 #

    Bravo! All your hard work has led to well-deserved success!

    (waving pompoms)

  5. Kev December 22, 2006 at 14:56 #

    _”I’m guessing someone accessing the site from both work and home would constitute two unique visitors?”_

    Correct :o) but if this person came back from either location then they wouldn’t be unique.

    You’re right though – these stats are only accurate within limitations.

  6. Joseph December 22, 2006 at 15:18 #

    That’s great, Kev. I don’t think there’s any other autism website at the moment that has nearly the number of unique visitors you have. used to have about the same, but it has declined apparently. is growing fast, though, and approaching your level of visitors.

  7. kristina December 22, 2006 at 15:19 #


    And of interest to more than a few besides yourself.

  8. Friend in California December 22, 2006 at 17:05 #

    You da man, Kev!

  9. mom-nos December 22, 2006 at 17:08 #

    Wow, Kev – you’re practically a celebrity! Congrats, and I can’t wait to see what your success looks like in 2007!

  10. clone3g December 22, 2006 at 17:55 #

    I am always unique no matter where and how often I visit.

    You should be very proud of those stats Kev. Nice to know more people are interested in honest discussion than the drivel from generation-rescue and put-children-first

  11. Ms Clark December 22, 2006 at 20:30 #

    Very cool. Amazing stats. Your blog’s traffic makes the majority of other autism websites look pretty sad. heh.

    The Safe Minds folks are discounting the price on their “Safe Minds” t-shirts, makes me wonder if they are going out of business. 🙂

    The repeat visits from places like universities are what I like to see best in my own blog’s stats. They aren’t unique visits, but returning visits are neat because you know that people like your stuff… or they hate your stuff… or they are stalking you… 🙂 or maybe they got lost…

  12. Detox February 14, 2007 at 14:05 #

    An interesting statistic you have here. I could say it’s a show off if I didn’t know better. Just a slight modification if I may: write Firefox bolded not IE. A (lot of) happy new-comers!


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