I’ve not done one of these for a while. I figure it’s time to see how the ol’ site is doing – what’s popular, what’s not – let’s take a look!
So far in 2017, there have been 2,187 visitors to my site – ignoring the home page, the most visited page is Sexism in Thailand. Quite why this is my most visited page/post I have no idea, but it has 212 views. In second place is Star Trek vs Star Wars on 117 views, and a newcomer in third place is Meerkat Discussion on 81 views, which is aiming to advertise my forums (please join!).
The UK has contributed the most visits, accounting for 1,524 views, with the USA a close second on 1,465. In third place but waaaaaaaaay back on 328 is The Philippines. The number one unique referrer to the site is the WordPress.com Reader with 288 referals and Twitter is second, on 270, with Facebook third on 130.
So there you have it, a brief and boring rundown!
Good day my followers! In a new segment of the show, I’m going to take questions from the audience, and answer them. I may even answer them via video (we’ll see). Almost anything goes, but nothing illegal or nasty please!
For those of you wondering ‘what on earth is he blabbering about’, the 6th of August (twelve days ago!) is when this site celebrates it’s birthday. It turned three, and I didn’t even get it a cake! In truth, I forgot, and for this, I will never forgive myself!
Previously, I’ve had issues getting the forums up and running – but now, I think I’ve sussed it. There is now a subscribe button!
Come one, come all, lend me your ears! Not literally please, that’s gross…
So, I’ve decided, on a whim, to set up a forum for the site. Pretty much anything goes really – feel free to join, to talk among yourselves, to partake in invigorating discussions – or just post memes.
Is this a good idea?
I have no idea. However, we shall find out!
It’s been a while since I’ve done this, and I know you are trembling with anticipation, having waited so patiently. Here is the latest round of exciting site statistics!
Ok, so maybe it’s not that exciting, but here goes anyway…
I’ve noticed a bit of a trend in 2017. My Star Trek vs Star Wars pages have been very popular, and this coincides with repeated hits from the Philippines. I’m not exactly sure why my versus pages are such a hit in that part of the world, but there you go! By the way, if you’re reading this and you happen to be the one whose visiting those pages so often, let me know what you think! Don’t keep this meerkat in suspense!
As of today, the country that’s contributed the most visits so far in 2017 is the UK, followed closely by the USA, and then the Philippines! Australia’s been bumped to fourth (sorry!).
The chief referrer, outside of search engines, has been the WordPress reader, with Twitter in second and Facebook a distant third. I need to try and use social media to promote the site more. So far, I’ve had over one thousand unique visitors to the site, and have a mighty 73 followers!
Not very exciting stuff I know, but that’s it!
Thank you for helping me crack another milestone! My loyal minions, one day… wait, that’s a different speech for a different time… thank you for following my blog!
I just know the title of the post has you itching to read it.
I doubt it…
You never know…
So, how was 2016 for the site? How did it compare to 2015?
Well, in 2015 the site had 2,224 visitors. In 2016 the site had 3,405 visitors – an increase of 1,181! Not too shabby…
I posted 217 time in 2015, and in 2016 553 times – so clearly I had more to say in 2016!
Ignoring the homepage visits, the most successful page or post in 2016 was my page on F1 legend Ayrton Senna, which received 191 views. In the runner-up position was my page ‘Why Meerkats?’ The UK provided the most views, with 2,549, with the USA in second place on 2,386 and Australia in third on 601. There were views from all over the world, including Nepal, Pakistan, Egypt, Barbados, Bahrain and many other locations. It’s fair to say that Meerkat Musings has gone international!
So, will the site gain even more views this year? Watch this space!
Thank you for taking me to the 60 mark!
Lately, for reasons I don’t understand, people have been having issues posting comments on my site. There is also no Like button (help!). If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know!