So, that was a fairly successful month. For June this blog managed a record 1,051 pages viewed. That’s just above April’s high of 1,047, and is a nice rebound from May’s 936. I feel comfortable crediting this mostly to the number of articles I published in the month. Between the Mathematics A To Z and the rush of Reading The Comics posts, and a couple of reblogged or miscellaneous bits, June was my most prolific month: I had 28 articles. If I’d known how busy it was going to be I wouldn’t have skipped the first two Sundays. And i start the month at 25,871 total views.
It’s quite gratifying to get back above 1,000 for more than the obvious reasons. I’ve heard rumors — and I’m not sure where because most of my notes are on my not-yet-returned main computer — that WordPress somehow changed its statistics reporting so that mobile devices aren’t counted. That would explain a sudden drop in both my mathematics and humor blogs, and drops I heard reported from other readership-watching friends. It also implies many more readers out there, which is a happy thought.
Unfortunately because of my computer problems I can’t give reports on things like the number of visitors, or the views per visitor. I can get at WordPress’s old Dashboard statistics page, and that had been showing the number of unique visitors and views per visitor and all that. But on Firefox 3.6.16, and on Safari 5.0.6, this information isn’t displayed. I don’t know if they’ve removed it altogether from the Dashboard Statistics page in the hopes of driving people to their new, awful, statistics page or what. I also can’t find things like the number of likes, because that’s on the New Statistics page, which is inaccessible on browsers this old.
Worse, I can’t find the roster of countries that sent me viewers. I trust that when I get my main computer back, and can look at the horrible new statistics page, I’ll be able to fill that in, but for now — nothing. I’m sorry. I will provide these popular lists when I’m able.
I can say what the most popular posts were in June. As you might expect for a month dominated by the A-To-Z project, the five most popular posts were all Reading The Comics entries:
- Reading the Comics, June 16, 2015: The Carefully Targeted Edition
- Reading the Comics, April 20, 2015: History of Mathematics Edition
- Reading the Comics, June 21, 2015: Blatantly Padded Edition, Part 2
- Reading the Comics, June 4, 2015: Taking It Easy Edition
- Reading the Comics, June 11, 2015: Bonus Education Edition
Among the search terms bringing people here were:
- real life problems involving laws of exponents comic strip (three people wanted them!)
- if the circumference is 40,000,000 then what is the radius (why, one Earth-radius, of course) (approximately)
- poster on mathematical diagram in the form of cartoon for ,7th class student
- how to figure out what you need on a final to pass (you need to start sooner in the term)
- how to count fish (count all the things which are not fish, and subtract that from the total number of all things, and there you go)
- einstein vs pythagoras formula (do I have to take a side?)
- origin is the gateway to your entire gaming universe.
- big ben anthropomorphized (it’s not actually Big Ben, you know. The text is clear that it’s Big Ben’s Creature.)
- wyoming rectangular most dilbert (are we having Zippy the Pinhead fanfiction yet?)
Sorry it’s an abbreviated report. Or, sry is abbrev rept, anyway. I’ll fill in what I can, when I can, and isn’t that true of all of us?