So for the final day of 2012, it kind of makes sense to step back…take a look around…and…obsess over stats? Let’s just say I might make this type of post twice in 2013 — one for July, and one for December. If you are interested in how we’re doing somehow, well, time to pull back the hoodie.
Let’s go call this me destroying you with stats.
(In case I have forgotten while writing this post, I took these shots on Dec 24.)
This might be the only time where I will get a bit long winded about WordPress stats, and with a very good reason. First, our monthly avg from when we moved and got Kokidokom hosting:
Now, a comparison from our WP days and our early start in Dec 2010:
As you can see, we’ve blown that way out of the water. But of course we blew that way out of water. Do I even have to explain how this site got way more views back from the blog has already started? I would hope you guys are smarter than that You also notice how October was our biggest month, but numbers have gone down since then. That was because October was NYCC and Fall season premieres. What does that mean? Expect the numbers to be big in January since we’ll be checking out some Winter anime. Either way, as long as more content is published on the site and we last until next year, expect an increase in views and hopefully more readership. Since we left WP.Com, we basically lost a good portion of those who just chose to follow the blog via the subscribe button. That’s generally why I like it if people are following us via RSS feed, since I’m using Feedburner, and I can see our follower count. But there are other methods to following a blog, so not much can be done there.
So, since the site has moved, what posts attracted a lot of attention? As of Dec 24, here is the list:
What does this mean? Well, I’ll say something about the top 4:
- Home/Archives: Probably the most likely to be viewed since most who access the site are looking for images
- Some Thoughts on Sword Art Online: Oh hi popularily popular anime you!
- Go For Broke: Black Lagoon: Yeah, this is apparently still a great anime to view
- This Genius Compendium For The Fall 2012 Season: Season previews are always popular!
Special post views I want to highlight:
- Alicesoft Sound Album Vol 10 — Sengoku Rance: What this tells me: Trollkastel should review more music involving porn
- “See, This is What Happens In A Team Blog”: Probably the post I enjoyed the most since it was a number of opinions from well respected bloggers
- Attack on Titan Vol 2 Team Evaluation: This actually did not have a lot of views early on, but once the anime was announced, let’s just say view count on this skyrocketed. What does this mean? Expect a high view count for the anime this Spring!
- About Us: Because it’s the about page. I mean, that should carry a decent amount of views right?
Now, lastly, referrers:
Top 4 discussion:
- Search Engines: Obvious reasons are obvious
- Twitter: I would like to think most views come from this…for now xD
- Anime Nano: Basically the gold standard in getting extra view counts
- Stumbleupon: Stumbleupon is a weird thing. Yeah, it increases views, but I wonder if it actually is useful. It probably depends I guess.
Chances are the above won’t change drastically by the next time I do a post like this, hence why this alone is fairly long.
Now, time to have fun with domains! The biggest advantage is you can add certain codes into the main body of your blog. Why is this important? Because more often than not, you can get just a bit more information out of who is reading your blog. In many cases, it can be specific too. Example, let’s check out something that I heard of while doing some research, Quantcast. I can get an accurate count of who visits the blog, and a bit more than that. For example, WP tells me everything above, but nothing else. Here’s what Quantcast can tell me:
So let me go distract you with stats. You already saw our monthly views — now instead, see our demographic:
Holy moly, what’s going on here? I can actually get an accurate count of what gender and race visits the site? Let’s go in detail:
- Apparently, we have a large male viewer count over females (83%-17%), meaning we are well over the average internet count. On that note, we are nowhere near the average count when it comes to females. Oops. Seems something must be done to attract more of a female viewership
- I don’t think it is a shock that the average age that visits this blog is around 18-34
- I also don’t think it is a shock that most of the people who visit this site have no kids
- …And our riches aren’t all that high. I mean, we are cheap after all
- However, the no college count is pretty high for my likes. Go to school kids!
- Being somewhat honest, I didn’t think we’d have a high African American viewership. But otherwise, I think it’s about as expected.
Now, you can question the validity of these stats — I question it sometimes — but it is interesting to see these numbers. Now, one way you can check if this is correct is by validating these charts:
And when I read that, I think of three things:
- Yeah, definitely the anime community is involved
- Yeah, definitely the gaming community ties into anime (and we also cover that aspect too)
- Yeah xxx adult content is involved. For obvious reasons
There’s a bit more stats to go through, but I’ll cover that later. However once last thing to show you before I move on: where are people viewing OASG:
The last one I’ll go through is obviously Google Analytics. Do I really need to explain what that is? Well, let’s just say it’s more advanced than Google Webmaster.
…Don’t know what that is either??!?…um…Google it.
Anyways, As of Dec 24, this is an expanded visitor chart:
As you can probably tell, I hope this changes the next time I do this post. Why you ask?
- This basically tells me I don’t have a lot of new readers sticking to the site. It’s great new ones stop by, but basically 23% of those are returning visitors? Just to give you slightly more detail:
- Hey new viewers, we don’t bite. …I think!
Now, what browsers do most of you readers and the visitors use:
All you Google Chrome users (I am also mostly a Chrome user)!
The last thing I want you all to see is in page numbers…as in, what is clicked the most on the site:
There are probably other sites that do this sort of tracking, but these are the ones so far. Now, I’m going to also tell you one other thing: go search your blog. I did this for fun back on the WP.com blog, and suddenly found a bunch of sites listing and rating it. Chances are you’ll be surprised at what website lists you…
Anyways, that is all for my stats on this New Year’s Eve day. Hope you all relax, and I wish you a Happy New Year. Let’s bring on 2013!