Useless site stats

I don’t usually share site statistics with anyone, mostly because I’m not actively monetizing this site so even I don’t look at them much. There is a subset of information that I consider interesting, even impressive, and I figured now is as good a time as any to put it out there.

During the month of May 2012:

  • Sites that most frequently linked here: Facebook (26.6%), Athletics Nation (17.6%), the old site (1.9%)
  • Number of countries that visited here: 78
  • Operating system share: Windows (53.8%), Mac OS X/iOS (33.2%), Linux (7.4%)
  • Browser share: Internet Explorer (24.6%), Safari (22.7%), Firefox (20.3%), Chrome (16.7%)
  • Referring search engines: Google (91.1%), Yahoo (5.2%), Bing (2.2%), Ask (0.3%)
  • The most frequent visitor was from: Boston
  • Most frequent length of stay: 30 seconds or less (70%)
  • Day of heaviest traffic: May 3 (the day of the Knauss/Clorox press conference)

Thanks to those of you who have been reading and spreading the word. I’ll keep doing this as long it takes.

12 Responses to Useless site stats

  1. daveybaby says:

    The fact that this site has become the go-to for those who crave ballpark news is something you should be very proud of. Congrats on all the great work you do. The responsibility of providing fair and pragmatic analysis is the reason why everyone with a stake in this issue comes here. I’m sure you hear it plenty, but thank you for all you do.

  2. A's Fan says:

    Those Boston users might be looking for newballpark.com

  3. Zonis says:

    Frequent ~30 second visitors are people checking briefly to see if there has been an update.

  4. Larry E says:

    Can’t wait for the book ML ;-)
    Maybe even a movie… MoneyBall 2? :)

  5. Notsellingjeans says:

    Echoing Zonis…I make a daily check if you wrote something, and if it’s something you put a lot of time into, like your side by side CBA analysis or a drawing of a stadium configuration with analysis, I end up spending hours pouring over that post. I read it multiple times and check back for comments multiple times.

    I’ve told you this before but I am really grateful for the work you put into this blog.

  6. Ted says:

    While I have refrained from commenting unless I feel like I have something I really feel like responding to, I am still a frequent visitor. Good stuff, ML.

  7. Dinosaur JR says:

    Good god that many people still use internet explorer?

  8. TW says:

    I visit frequently though posting at a markedly less frequent rate. A handful of times a day I have a group of sites I visit to read/see if there are updates (or read the comments). ML’s site is one of them. Considering the site is dedicated to a new A’s ballpark yet actual tangible movement on the issue is smallish, he does a great job of informing on the issue/peripheral issues while making it an interesting read.

  9. Anon says:

    “The most frequent visitor was from: Boston” – lol :x

  10. sfp says:

    These stats piss me off. I simply cannot be the only person who is obsessed with this blog. I’ve been following for yyyyeeeaaaarss and truly appreciate what you do. I’ve had some amazing conversations with bay area baseball fans who have referenced your blog. You cannot quantify that. Keep doing what you’re doing.

  11. letsgoas says:

    this from onley’s espn insider article-

    “But nobody — most notably, the fans of the team — can take it seriously until the A’s get approval to move to a new ballpark in San Jose, which seems destined to happen one way or another”

  12. JLL says:

    ML: Awesome job, keep doing what you’re doing. You my boy, Blue!!

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