The monthly report – July 2003

In: Personal

30 Jul 2003

redemption in a blog has seen a total of 18,000 16,000 odd hits in this month of July 2003. Not much – a petty amount in fact, but I’m glad to see that I am getting some readership at all.

Now onto more interesting facts, first being the most visited entries:

Top search strings:

  • thunderbird email – currently ranked no. 5 on Google
  • firebird google toolbar – 1st on Google
  • mambo 4.5 – 6th on Google

Other interesting stuff:

  • ranked 3rd and 4th for rounded tables – who would have thought?
  • ranked 1st and 2nd for jade weblogic – now that would have my old colleagues at the company I was interning at visiting my blog and finding nothing of use
  • NetNewsWire, a news reader for Mac OS X, is one of the top user agents – I wonder who you people are, or maybe someone got here from an aggregator.
  • Java1.3.1 is another top user agent – I wonder what exactly this is

Until next month, and thanks for popping by!

10 Responses to The monthly report – July 2003

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anode

July 30th, 2003 at 4pm

I think Java 1.3.1 is probably a robot or other user agent who’s owner forgot to change the user agent string.

Oh, and I’m one of the NetNewsWire people. ;)

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Cheah Chu Yeow

July 30th, 2003 at 4pm

Hey anode!

I’ll never get the chance to try NetNewsWire, so tell me: you add a RSS feed URI to it and it alerts you on new news right?

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anode

July 30th, 2003 at 5pm

Chu,

In a nutshell, yes. There’s a bit more to it than that, but you’d have to try for yourself.

Why don’t you try AmphetaDesk or SharpReader?
http://www.disobey.com/amphetadesk/
http://www.sharpreader.net

PS:You should allow anchors in your comments ;)

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Ro

July 30th, 2003 at 11pm

Perhaps the Java 1.3.1 user agent is some kind of reincarnation of the HotJava browser?

Most likely, though, anode is right–it’s probably just someone who forgot to change their user agent string on their robot. Perhaps it’s a Java-based bot reading your RSS feed?

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Ro

August 4th, 2003 at 6pm

So 18,000 hits is something like 900 visits?

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Cheah Chu Yeow

August 5th, 2003 at 9am

There were 6,023 visits. Hmm… You’re right visits are more significant I guess.

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Ro

August 6th, 2003 at 11pm

The problem when using hits to gauge traffic is that every request for a file gets counted. Therefore, requests for images, stylesheets, external javascript files, and so forth all count as separate hits. Redemtion in a Blog probably gets about 10 hits per pageview. Image-heavy pages like those inside MovableType typically get 20-30 hits per pageview, I would think.

But 6,000 visits on a one-man blog isn’t bad.

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