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September 02, 2004

Traffic report

The InstaPundit reports 310,000 page views on August 31 and 6 million total for August. The Flea cannot claim such traffic but I am pleased to report 7500 page views for August 31 (11,500 page views on August 30... busy Monday I guess) and 156,805 page views from 37,502 unique visitors in total for August. Woo! Yay!

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 2, 2004 09:27 AM

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Them's still good numbers. We're barely doing half of that.

Posted by: Sean at September 2, 2004 01:34 PM

My site host is adding two knew stats packages: Analog and Webalizer. Webalizer claims to produce a "nice variety of charts and graphs" so hopefully I can start slinging pie-charts around the place. Mmmm. Pie charts.

Posted by: Flea at September 2, 2004 04:51 PM

And another thing... Put together a few Canadian blogs and we have to be generating traffic equivalent to a medium size newspaper. So how come our ad revenue is not enough for all of us to do this full time? Seriously.

Posted by: Flea at September 2, 2004 04:53 PM

We don't even have advertising - we toyed with the idea briefly, but we just don't like the appearance of it on our site. We're picky about things like that.

Ray and I do offer prints for sale, but it's been damned slow. We're going to be offering some politicially themed cookbooks for sale next spring (recipes as political commentary) and hopefully those will do a bit better.

I think the site boils down to cheap therapy for us. $10/mth for hosting versus $150/hr for a psychologist. We'd probably enjoy it just as much even if we had no audience at all.

Posted by: Sean at September 2, 2004 05:07 PM

Oh, yeah, August traffic...

22711 total visits
6948 unique visitors
74590 pages
732 avg visits/day
2406 av pages/day

Much better than we ever hoped for.

Posted by: Sean at September 2, 2004 05:10 PM

Cheap therapy is exactly right. And it is much better than yelling impotently at the television set.

Posted by: Flea at September 2, 2004 05:52 PM

I still enjoy yelling at the TV set, during the evening news. The amount of stuff they miss, or utterly fail to provide proper context for, is astounding. Hence the rise of citizen-bloggers.

Posted by: Chris Taylor at September 2, 2004 06:03 PM

It sounds like you need TV Viagra. ;-)

Posted by: Sean at September 2, 2004 07:59 PM

Not bad, Flea! Much better than most, but still less than you deserve!

Posted by: Ian at September 3, 2004 07:53 AM

I am at about 1000 visits a day now, Nick. Can I be the Lifestyle section editor?

Posted by: Alan at September 3, 2004 08:46 AM

Nick: I call dibs on Director of Photography!

Alan: But is it a "lifestyle" or were you born that way?!? Heh. :-)

Posted by: Sean at September 3, 2004 10:05 AM