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Friday, January 18, 2008

Web Stats Meme Answer

Tony Karrer tagged me for a meme while asking fellow training and technology edubloggers to post their stats for compariative and research analysis purposes. 2007 Traffic Stats - Hopefully a Meme : eLearning Technology

So I am posting mine, they are not as high as some and are not as low as others. However, my primary purpose of blogging is to keep a virtual "memory" of what is going on and the neat things I run into (I then review my blog whenever I am asked to present...it keeps my presentations up-to-date.)

Also, I use my blog as an example for students and audience members when I speak. So like many bloggers, while I'd like to have a high readership, that is not the primary goal of my blog.

Anyway, here are the stats> Some of which I had to gather when I took the Second Annual Education Blogosphere Survey which is now open for business!

The survey only has 4 screens and 25 questions. It's fun. Take it and add to the knowledge of what is going on in the blogosphere (as Tony's meme does).

And, if you want to see a high ranking blog, check out Vicki Davis's (aka Cool Cat Teacher) post called My Answers to this Year's Edubloggers Survey. She has some impressive stats.

So here are some things that may or may not be of interest to you.
Technorati Authority: 82
Rank: 85,297
Blog Reactions: 359
Average views per day: 190

Subscribers (according to Feedburner): 144




Here are the links to the most popular postsI'd also like to take this time to thank Rupa of Writers Gateway who named me one of her Top 6 E-Learning Resources.

And to E-Learning India who mentioned me under Great elearning blogs and sites

Also, cjescribano of LifeLongLearningLab who called me one of the top two favorite blogs.

Posts like that are the "icing on the cake" to my personnel learning and growth that comes from blogging. Any time I can help anyone in some small way, it is worth it...that's why I am in education in the first place.
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7 comments:

Tony Karrer said...

Thanks for doing this Karl.

Very similar numbers to many of us in terms of pages/visit, etc.

Two big spikes. Source of those?

Vicki A. Davis said...

Great post and thank you for sharing. I actually use analytics and something called statcounter. I've found that analytics doesn't give me the direct links from people that are writing about me as easily as I would like. I've also found that analytics is usually off (on the down side) by 50-100 per day for some reason.

It is so amazing to think of each one of those numbers to represent ONE person.

And even with the stats, I often FEEL like no one is there reading. Several times this week I've felt like NO ONE read anything I wrote. I think we all feel like that sometime.

And remember, your stats ARE very impressive, 190 subscribers is great -- I was there like yesterday -- I've only been blogging 2 years and one month and it took me at least 6 months to get to that -- so keep going!

Scott McLeod said...

Karl, thanks so much for mentioning the survey. Much, much appreciated!

Karl Kapp said...

Tony,
Thanks, it was a good time to gather some data on my blog (something I usually don't do). However, what I intend to do now is conduct year to year comparisons.

Vicki,
Thanks, I'll checkout some of the tools you suggested. It is amazing to me to have readers, I feel honored that anyone reads it so I am happy to be a small part of the overall blogosphere landscape. But what is the neatest thing is that no matter how many readers a person has or doesn't have, we all have an equal voice and can exchange ideas, concepts and comments at the same level.

Scott, no problem, great survey and idea.

Karl Kapp said...

Tony,
Spikes? I'll need to investigate...perhaps it was a mention on another blog that directed some traffic?
Karl

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