As I've been talking to some of the other contributors, I've realized that while I have this great great program that allows me to see the site's statistics, none of the other contributors get to see this information (except Jerame). I've shared this or that with various contributors, but I've never done a post on what our stats are. And let me tell you, our stats just keep going up as word spreads about us!
Keep in mind that this month technically isn't over until midnight, so the stats would go up around midnight. But some of the things that you learn from the statistics can be hilarious. First the actual numbers - then the funny stuff. I promise.
The stat everyone wants to know... How many hits are we getting? With so few people commenting, sometimes our contributors feel like they're shouting into the wind... (hint, hint)
Total monthly hits for February: 86,901
Total monthly hits for March: 103,338
Total monthly hits for April: 131,421
Total monthly hits for May (so far): 149,472 (We're sooo close to breaking the high water mark of 150,000 hits in a month. Won't you share bilerico.com with your friends and help us break the record?)
So far this month we're averaging 4,821.68 hits a day. Our highest day ever was the day we posted the interviews with Julia Carson and Kris Kiser. That day we had 7978 hits. The number one post this month was "Five Questions for Congressional Candidate Kris Kiser"
Where our readers coming from? Who has links to us and sends more viewers to us? The top five websites sending us hits:
1. Advance Indiana
3. Sardonic Bomb
4. Taking Down Words
5. Indiana Blog Review
SEARCH TERMS (the funny stuff)
Some of the search terms people find us under off of Google, Yahoo, etc are pretty hilarious. The top two search terms this month were:
1. rafael verga - In reference to this post: Hung up on Rafael Verga
2. larry the cable guy - In reference to: Larry the Cable Guy
Some of the more amusing search terms that found us...
"olivia hussy bra size"
"i'm the decider koo-koo-ka-choo"
"is jake gyllenhaal circumcised"
"how old do you have to be to buy a handgun in indiana"
Several of our contributors have also been Googled apparently. Some of the other search terms people have added makes you grin. Contributors who's searches have led them to bilerico include:
randy studt (In the top ten for search terms!)
marla stevens and washington post
chris douglas indianapolis
michelle o mara
bruce parker songs
annette gross bunnies
bruce parker antioch
bruce parker education indiana
But our most popular searched for author is Jennifer Wager. She got the following search terms this month:
jennifer wagner indiana
jennifer a. wagner marion county indiana democratic communication director
jennifer wagner taking down words blog
jennifer wagner democratic
jennifer wagner indiana democratic party
communications director jennifer wagner indiana
jen wagner indiana
So are we doing as well as you expected? Better? Worse? What search terms would you think to use to find bilerico.com on the web?