So now let me go over the mathematics blog statistics for October. I’ll get to listing countries; people like that.
It was a good month in terms of getting people to read: total number of pages viewed was 625, up from 558, and this is the fourth-highest month on record. The number of unique visitors was up too, from 286 in September to 323 in October, and that’s the third-highest since WordPress started giving me those statistics. The views per visitor barely changed, going from 1.95 to 1.93, which I’m comfortable supposing is a statistical tie. I reached 18,507 total page views by the end of October, and maybe I’ll reach that nice round-ish 19,000 by the end of November.
The countries sending me the most visitors were the usual set: the United States with 393, the United Kingdom with 35, and Austria with 23. Curiously, Argentina sent me 20 readers, while Canada plummeted down to a mere nine. Did I say something wrong, up there? On the bright side my Indian readership has grown to nine, which is the kind of trend I like. Sending just a single reader this past month were Albania, Brazil, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Indonesia, Japan, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Poland, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. Brazil, Estonia, Finland, the Netherlands, and Sweden were single-reader countries last month, and Finland and Sweden also the month before. I feel embarrassed by the poor growth in my Scandinavian readership, but at least it isn’t dwindling.
The most popular posts in October got a little bit away from the comics posts; the ones most often read were:
- How To Numerically Integrate Like A Mathematician, which doesn’t actually give you every numerical integration technique, but gets you up to speed on the big ones and the general procedure.
- Reading the Comics, October 14, 2014: Not Talking About Fourier Transforms Edition, which explains why you should show your work.
- Calculus without limits 5: log and exp, a bit of reblogged work from HowardAt58 that gets into real analysis.
- Reading the Comics, October 7, 2014: Repeated Comics Edition, so named because I had to call it something.
- How Richard Feynman Got From The Square Root of 2 to e, which I learned through Elke Stangl.
- Reading The Comics, October 20, 2014: No Images This Edition, first of a streak of comics posts where I didn’t have any actual comics to post.
- How Many Trapezoids I Can Draw, my best bid for mathematical immortality.
There weren’t any really great bits of search term poetry this month, but there were still some evocative queries that brought people to me, among them:
- where did negative numbers come from
- show me how to make a comic stip for rationalnumbers
- desert island logarithm
- herb jamaal math ludwig
- in the figure shown below, Δabc and Δdec are right triangles. if de = 6, ab = 20, and be = 21, what is the area of Δdec?
- origin is the gateway to your entire gaming universe.
That “origin is the gateway” thing has come up before. I stil don’t know what it means. I’m a little scared by it.
Do you also have some clearly distinguishable all-time-high favorites? On my blog there are a few overly popular articles – and I have no idea what is so special about those…
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I haven’t looked at all-time highs, but will when I have the chance. I suspect that my series of posts about trapezoids would be, since one or more of them turns up every time I look at the popular articles of the month, though. The trapezoids thing must have hit something that a lot of people are searching the web for.
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