Alex Blaze

Fun with Google Analytics

Filed By Alex Blaze | January 23, 2010 10:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Site News
Tags: Google, Google Analytics, internet, maps, statistics, stats, us

I haven't posted about where you all are coming from in a while. Here's what Google tells me - darker green means more people visited Bilerico from that state in the past seven days.

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More fun stats after the jump.

Here are the top 10 states (the first two are far ahead of the others):

  1. California
  2. New York
  3. Illinois
  4. Indiana
  5. Florida
  6. Texas
  7. Massachusetts
  8. Pennsylvania
  9. Washington
  10. Georgia

And the top 10 cities:

  1. New York City
  2. San Francisco
  3. Washington, DC
  4. Chicago
  5. Los Angeles
  6. Indianapolis
  7. Seattle
  8. Atlanta
  9. Denver
  10. Portland

And countries:

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

IE on Windows was the most popular browser this past week, almost tied with Firefox on Windows. The next three are Safari on Mac, Firefox on Mac, and Chrome on PC, in that order. Everything else is a fraction of those OS's and browsers (I use Chrome on Mac, which is #8. I remember a time when if me or Bil were on vacation or using a certain browser that it would significantly affect the site stats. Alas, no more).

Top 10 posts from this past week, based on views (and this is a combination of links, search engine traffic, and regular visitors, so take it in context):

  1. Look at these naked French women's boobs! (And give them your $$!) - Bil Browning
  2. Remember Chris Crocker? - Jillian Weiss
  3. Wow. Apparently Gay Bashing is Funny at Notre Dame - Waymon Hudson
  4. Prince William's penis pictures - Bil Browning
  5. Live Twitter feed of Prop 8 trial - Bil Browning
  6. Naked people - Bil Browning
  7. NPH: Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog - Bil Browning
  8. Transphobia In Mainstream Media: Are The Right-Wingers The Real Problem? - Rebecca Juro
  9. First all Israeli gay porn movie - Bil Browning
Those are the hits those posts got this past week, even though they come from as far back as 2008. Again, take it as a lesson in how the internet works, not the content the community (TBP or LGBT or otherwise) prefers. It could be anyone driving those hits up.

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bigolpoofter | January 23, 2010 10:06 AM

C'mon, Alex, you can get geekier than that! How about a comparison of per capita visitors per state versus some measure how denigrated we are by our state laws? Or versus organic food consumption?

Hate to say it, Bilerico ... but based on your Top 10 Posts, if you want to go shamelessly for raw hits, I would say that Nathan needs to model some more underwear ... you know, Nathan, UnderGear sells some hot jockstraps and G-strings! ...

P.S. And no, Nathan, I am not a homewrecker! We'll be happy to check out your boyfriend, too!

[ * ... I'm just trying to help! ... tee-hee, tee-hee ... * ]

Now you know why I put up a Google bait post occasionally, AJ... The sad part is that out of six of my posts that made the top 10, 5 are Google bait and another is a twitter feed. At least Jillian, Waymon and Becky all had real posts they wrote themselves!

Hi - just a tiny note- I am actually reading your site/posts from Mesa, Arizona.

@ alex - it would be neat to see the raw numbers of people per state visiting the site vs the total population of that state. that way we could get a top ten of states with the highest percentage of people per population visiting the site. i think it would give a much more interesting profile of who is coming to the site because the way youve mapped it out now, of course states with larger populations are going to be on top.