Monday, April 23, 2012

Statistics at One Year for Gopher Genealogy Blog

I am a statistics person, so for the one-year blogiversary I want to share some of the information provided for this blog through This is another way for me to record this data and track the history of who is reading the posts, where they are located, what types of search engines they use, what browsers they use, what referring sites they are coming from, and what types of posts and pages they are most interested in. While this blog has a small following, it averages about 25 hits a day, with the highest hits being about 100 for a day. For this year there have been over 8630 hits as of today.

The audiences viewing this blog are from the following countries:
United States     6,374
Russia                   320
Germany               275
Romania               218
Canada                 184
France                  117
Malaysia                86
United Kingdom   78
Latavia                   62
Brazil                     57

They searched with the following operating systems:
Windows           7,240 (84%)
Macintosh            697 (8%)
Linux                   401 (4%)
Android                 99 (1%)
Six other handheld systems had less than 1% each.

They used the following browsers:
Internet Explorer 4,212 (49%)
Firefox                 2,669 (31%)
Chrome                   861 (10%)
Safari                      502 (5%)
Opera                      179 (2%)

The traffic sources are split into two groups with some of the same sources on each.
Referring URLs:                    130                                102                                  89                                      37
purebloggers                                33  25                             23

Referring Sites:                      750           266          238                     103                           42           38             37                   37                 22                          30

The top ten posts:
Genealogy Education - Enhance Your Research                   338
Genealogists - How Our Brains Assimilate Information       218
Genealogy Serendipity Moments - The Unvarnished Truth  196
Genealogists Shopping List                                                    153
The Rewards of Military Pension Files and BL Warrants       97
1940 Census Coordinated Indexing                                         70
Unraveling the Story of the Mystery Urn in Oregon               65
BYU Conference on FH and Genealogy 2011                        64
Genealogy Highlight of the Week                                           56
Genealogy Serendipity Moment -
and the Gates Family                                                               51

The ten pages received the following hits:
Daniel Tidd Article           313
Calendar                            289
GFO Bulletin Articles       211
Lectures                            187
Ole A. Brown Article       138
FAQ                                  115
Census Form                     100
Book Wish List                   71
Book Reviews Published    67

Published Comments 43
Posts 114
Followers 61

Recognition by Randy Seaver at
June 16, 2011
Genealogy Serendipity Moments - The Unvarnished Truth
June 27, 2011
Genealogy Education - Enhance Your Research
July 24, 2011
Genealogist's Shopping List
August 7, 2011
BYU Conference on FH and Genealogy 2011
August 28, 2011
Genealogy Highlights of the Week
January 29, 2012
Genealogists - How Our Brains Assimilate Information
February 26, 2012
The Rewards of Military Pension Files and Bounty Land Warrants

My sincere appreciation to my followers, readers, and the genealogy community for your support. Many of you pick this blog up on facebook, where I have about 540 friends, over half of whom are genealogists. The statistics are intriguing, and they provide a picture of what is happening with the blog. It is a fun tool, where I can share my stories, family history, and interesting experiences as a researcher, lecturer, mentor, and volunteer in the wonderful world of genealogy.

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