Alex Blaze

Who's reading The Bilerico Project

Filed By Alex Blaze | February 03, 2008 3:42 PM | comments

Filed in: Site News
Tags: Google Analytics, maps

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Every wonder where your fellow Project readers are? Well, here you go. The darker the green, the more hits we got from that state over the last calendar week.

California is number 1, just beating out Indiana. New York, Texas, Arizona, Florida, Massachusetts, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Washington state follow in that order.

Even more interesting are the top ten cities:

  1. Indianapolis, IN
  2. New York City, NY
  3. Washington, D.C.
  4. Tempe, AZ
  5. Carmel, IN
  6. San Francisco, CA
  7. Paradise Valley, AZ
  8. Brooklyn, NY
  9. San Diego, CA
  10. Chicago, IL

I'm surprised that Carmel's so high, since it's not that big of a town. Does this mean that it's Indianapolis's gayest suburb?

(Here's the Google Analytics map posts from November and September.)


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It doesn't appear on the US list, but it's #26 of Hoosier cities.

I need to move to God's Country (Texas) they need more representation.
:)
Good for you guys Best GLBT,TS blog around.
Sue

You should also mention that the International map is filling out nicely too... Here's the top ten countries sending us traffic.

1. United States
2. Canada
3. United Kingdom
4. Australia
5. France
6. Germany
7. Netherlands
8. Mexico
9. Ireland
10. Italy

The other fun stat...

Sometime in early April, we should hit our one millionth pageview. We will likely hit it sooner since I have no idea what kind of growth we should expect.

I wish we could have balloons drop and fireworks go off, but so far, I haven't found that option on any of our stat programs.

What?? Muncie, Indiana didn't make the list?? :)

chandler in lasvegas | February 3, 2008 8:54 PM

Indiana? Did I miss something? Indiana?

Okay, not to be a pain in the ass, but... Brooklyn is *in* New York City, and should be combined as one stat with it. I know that might dent the pride of Indianapolis, but otherwise a thumb would be on the scale. Sorry.

What happened to Virginia??

Can I be the only person in Hawaii reading the Bilerico Project?

That's what I was thinking, Rory. I don't really know how the Google software divides up cities, though. I'm thinking "New York City" just refers to Manhattan.

I know that might dent the pride of Indianapolis, but otherwise a thumb would be on the scale. Sorry.

Hey Rory - you wanna settle this East Coast/MidWest style? LOL (I'll drive by you and throw corn at your car! Scary!)

Well, if Google means Manhattan, it should say that, and not NYC. But if they're separating out the components of NYC, then there should also be separate listings for Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island. The readership shouldn't be appreciably different in the other boroughs.

Chandler - The people who run Bilerico come from Indiana, so their neighbors are showing their Hoosier pride by supporting it. It isn't a secret GLBT enclave. ;-)

Bil -

While my origns are on the east coast, I'm one of your WA. state readers. So, if we're going to get into it, agricultural-style, I would have to air-drop tulips on you! :-)

Wow. I get the much better deal out of that, Rory. Ship 'em my way. :)

And don't go around telling folks our secrets! We might have convinced Chandler that Indy was the next Provincetown! *grins*

Oh - and George... You know what this means, don't you? We're counting on you to increase our readership in Hawaii. It's just you. Start telling friends.

Actually, one of the nicest things our readers can do would be to send an e-mail to every queer in their address book and just recommend that they check us out. *grins* Maybe it's time to run another contest...

"Wow. I get the much better deal out of that, Rory. Ship 'em my way. :)"

I guess you didn't realize that I meant the bulbs!

BTW, I've sent some of your articles out on my organization's e-mail list, so if you had a spike of WA. readers shortly after my arrival, that might be why.

For the record im from Georgia.

It's just so nice to see a cross section of America represented on the blog. I remember when we found it a novelty to get hits from outside Indiana.

You made me curious so I looked it up, Rory, and yeah, they make Queens, the Bronx, Long Island, Yonkers, and Brooklyn separate, but not Manhattan. So Google might in fact mean just Manhattan by NYC.

It's not just that Bil and Jerame and I and about five of the other contributors are from Indiana, Bilerico was the go-to LGBT blog for Indiana for about three years before we relaunched as The Bilerico Project last July.

Also, while I don't know it's still true today, Brooklyn used to be called the 4th largest city in the US (ever see the "Welcome to Brooklyn" sign shown in the opening of "Welcome Back, Kotter"?). Speaking as a Brooklyn native, given the size of its population and its status as an independent city until the dawn of the 20th century, I think it's appropriate that it have its own listing.

"You made me curious so I looked it up, Rory, and yeah, they make Queens, the Bronx, Long Island, Yonkers, and Brooklyn separate, but not Manhattan."

Well, Yonkers is a separate city, Alex. Long Island usually refers to Nassau and Suffolk counties, which are also not part of NYC. So it makes sense that they are not listed together.

"Also, while I don't know it's still true today, Brooklyn used to be called the 4th largest city in the US (ever see the "Welcome to Brooklyn" sign shown in the opening of "Welcome Back, Kotter"?)."

Yes, I've seen the sign both on TV and in person, Rebecca. It was meant to convey local pride, and not actual demographic information, since it isn't a separate city. It was a joke.

"Speaking as a Brooklyn native, given the size of its population and its status as an independent city until the dawn of the 20th century, I think it's appropriate that it have its own listing."

It's just not accurate. I suppose if we considered Delaware as a city because of its size it would do better in statistics as well.

Meant Staten, not Long, Island.