Site Statistics for Deceber 2010

Returning visitors is up.

December is up in the statistic I most appreciate, returning visitors. The increase is substantial and encouraging, even though the other stats are down. I interpret the increase to reflect two things: better communication about what Ralph Carlson Blog is all about for readers who just stumble in and content with enough value to encourage readers to return. I did make a commitment to leave more comments on other blogs. Nothing like John’s big goal, but I did probably get 40 in the month.

What’s with Google Page Rank?

On other stats, Google still doesn’t know I exist but my Alexa score has plummeted from 722.905 to 459,887. Even though Alexa scores are meaningless, I get satisfaction from the improvement.

More realistic goals for 2011

I am being more realistic with my goals this month. I will be happy if returning visitors increase another 10% and I would like to reverse the decline in the other stats. Keep up the writing and try to match John with commenting. Maybe add some more pints as well.

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  • Hansi January 5, 2011, 9:12 am

    Ralph…Congratulations with your stats. You got me hooked as a returning visitor. Your posts are always interesting, thought provoking, something I can relate to, and what I especially appreciate…Well Written.
    Keep up the good work……Hans(i)

  • Bob@JuicyMaters.com January 5, 2011, 8:34 pm

    “Maybe add some more pints as well.”

    Err…Ralph…adding more pints will make the writing quality decline in inverse proportion to the number of pints added…LOL

    • Ralph January 6, 2011, 8:00 am

      Bob,
      I know. It was an poor attempt at humor.

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