Kiwiblog’s 2009 Stats

January 26th, 2010 at 11:00 am by David Farrar

The top UK blog Guido Fawkes just mentioned his stats for the last week, being 340,000 page views. That got me to do a quick compare, and KB had 121,000 page views.  As the UK has 15 times the population, I’m pretty chuffed to be at slightly more than one third the level of a (or the) top UK blog.

That then reminded me that I should check out and publish what the annual stats were so I just ran Google Analytics for the 2009 calendar year. Some stats:

  • 2.68 million visits
  • 6.00 million page views
  • 680,000 visitors
  • Average Time on Site 4:22
  • Traffic Source is 35% direct URL, 24% links and 41% search engines

Top Inwards Links:

  1. No Minister 85,000
  2. Scoop 47,000
  3. Whale Oil/Gotcha 39,000
  4. The Standard 38,000
  5. Public Address 33,000
  6. Cactus Kate 22,000
  7. Keeping Stock 17.000
  8. Facebook 13,000
  9. Roar Prawn 13,000
  10. Twitter 11,000
  11. Tumeke 10,000
  12. No Right Turn 8,000
  13. Dim Post 8.000
  14. Stephen Franks 7,000
  15. MacDoctor 6,000
  16. Frog Blog 6,000
  17. Red Alert 6,000
  18. Kiwi Politico 4,500
  19. Not PC 4,400
  20. Lindsay Mitchell 4,300
  21. Home Paddock 4,200
  22. NZ Conservative 4,000
  23. Poneke 3,900
  24. Interest.co.nz 3,700
  25. Barnsley Bill 3,600
  26. Pundit 3,300
  27. Ian Wishart 3,000
  28. TVHE 2,900
  29. Monkeys with Typewriters 2,900

Visits per ISP:

  1. Telecom 796,000
  2. Telstra-Clear 399,000
  3. Vodafone 173,000
  4. Callplus 70,000
  5. Orcon 104,000
  6. Worldxchange 42,000
  7. Woosh 35,000
  8. Iconz 20,000
  9. Maxnet 20,000
  10. VUW 15,000
  11. MSD 11,000
  12. FX 10,000
  13. MOJ 18,000
  14. APN 8,000
  15. TVNZ 5,000
  16. Treasury 5,000
  17. Air NZ 4,500
  18. ANZ 4,500
  19. Fonterra 4,000
  20. Min Ed 4,000

Top Search Terms:

  1. 127,000
  2. Whale Oil 19,000
  3. Cactus Kate 10,300
  4. David Farrar 9,200
  5. NZ entertainer name suppression 4,300
  6. Pearl Going 4,000
  7. Phil Ure 3,900
  8. Clayton Weatherston 3,700
  9. Cathy Oxxxxx 3,200
  10. David Bain 3,000
  11. Cameron Slater 2,800
  12. Louise Crome 2,700
  13. Karen Soich 2,200
  14. Noelle McCarthy 2,200
  15. multinationals threaten our economic and political sovereignty 2,200
  16. Susan Boyle 2,100
  17. Lisa Lewis 1,700
  18. Sophie Elliott 1,600
  19. Neelam Choudary 1,500
  20. Meg Bates 1,400

Top Pages Visited:

  1. Blogroll 125,000
  2. Must Read Blogs 69,000
  3. The poor entertainer 21,000
  4. Do you know 20,000
  5. About KB 14,000
  6. Comedians line up to say no 10,000
  7. David Bain case 7,500
  8. David Bain coverage 6,800
  9. Richard Worth resigns 6,300
  10. Clayton Weatherston 5,000

Top search terms that includes sex used to find Kiwiblog:

  1. group sex video 681
  2. sex shop k road auckland 412
  3. animal sex 213
  4. casual sex 176
  5. bridget saunders sex 157
  6. goat sex 149
  7. banned sex videos 129
  8. more on green sex for votes plan 126
  9. comedian charged with committing a sexual offence 112
  10. sex 106
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25 Responses to “Kiwiblog’s 2009 Stats”

  1. democracymum (660 comments) says:

    That’s a fantastic achievement David – congratulations!

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  2. Anna Sewell (42 comments) says:

    I’m pretty chuffed to be at slightly more than one third the level of a (or the) top UK blog.

    Oh, come on David – you don’t need to be a pollster to be able to factor in the fact that NZ lacks the competition of blogs that comes with 15x the population.

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  3. Brian Smaller (4,037 comments) says:

    1. group sex video 681
    2. sex shop k road auckland 412
    3. animal sex 213
    4. casual sex 176
    5. bridget saunders sex 157
    6. goat sex 149
    7. banned sex videos 129
    8. more on green sex for votes plan 126
    9. comedian charged with committing a sexual offence 112
    10.sex 106

    So group sex with animals features highly in those searches. What surprises me is that goat sex has it’s own ranking.

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  4. bearhunter (859 comments) says:

    Brian, what amazes me is that Bridget Saunders sex had more searchers than goat sex…

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  5. Michaels (1,318 comments) says:

    Nice stats….
    With Telecom so far ahead from the other ISP’s, it makes me wonder….
    Who is the Governments ISP????

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  6. Jeff83 (771 comments) says:

    If you add goat sex and animal sex together (wtf is with the goat sex) its nearly number 2 on the sex search list. Thats just craziness.

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  7. Brian Smaller (4,037 comments) says:

    If you add goat sex and animal sex together (wtf is with the goat sex) its nearly number 2 on the sex search list. Thats just craziness.

    It could have a correlation with recent immigration trends.

    Or, it could just be DPF putting wierd things in his metatags (or whatever they are called) to increase hits on his site.

    [DPF: I have never put anything into the metatags. In fact I have never done any of the various things SEO experts say you should do. I just write a lot]

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  8. Ryan Sproull (7,093 comments) says:

    A possible explanation for odd search terms in that list.

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  9. Lucia Maria (2,277 comments) says:

    David,

    You could almost do your own blogosphere blog rankings based on those in-coming links!

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  10. Guy Fawkes (702 comments) says:

    There is a lot of competition in the UK for readers attention. Guido’s very fine blog is one of the most mischievious. As the UK glides towards a critical General Election, with many parallels with NZ’s last one. It might become compulsive viewing.

    Think a sudden influx of keen Kiwi Kommentators in the comments section would stir things up quite nicely.

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  11. Guy Fawkes (702 comments) says:

    BTW, I much prefer David Farrar’s bog area for rational and considered debate. Back in Godzone soon.

    bastardoldholborn.co.uk is also quite a hoot.

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  12. Guy Fawkes (702 comments) says:

    bearhunter – that is very funny indeed.

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  13. homepaddock (435 comments) says:

    Arise Sir Blog :) Congratulations, those are very impressive stats, and thanks for the good reading.

    I’ve noticed that No Minister always tops the list of inwards links on my blog too.

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  14. Brian Smaller (4,037 comments) says:

    [DPF: I have never put anything into the metatags. In fact I have never done any of the various things SEO experts say you should do. I just write a lot]

    About goat sex apparently :)

    [DPF: Only once or twice I think - how ever often someone in Nelson has been caught doing it :-)]

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  15. Kris K (3,570 comments) says:

    Brian Smaller 11:50 am,

    It could have a correlation with recent immigration trends.

    Do you think they’ve run out of goats in Europe and the UK, and have realised that NZ has quite high goat populations in the rural backblocks – hence the recent trend of immigrants of a certain persuasion?

    And if so, if we culled out the rural goat population then this may result in the reversal of the influx of a certain class of immigrant?

    Let the culling begin, I say!

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  16. benlandmaycock (2 comments) says:

    ‘Oh, come on David – you don’t need to be a pollster to be able to factor in the fact that NZ lacks the competition of blogs that comes with 15x the population.’

    The problem with this statement Anna is that you assume that competition is wholly zero-sum (i.e. everyone has a uniform maximum number of blogs they look at – so, if you add a blog to your reading you also have to subtract one).

    There is definitely evidence that points against this. For example, generally you will always find a Mcdonalds, KFC and Burger King in quite close range. They’ve established that competition can be positive-sum. More fast-food outlets in a certain area often means increased prominence and, thus, greater awareness – resulting in increased business for all.

    So, all said, it could be reasonable to assume that more blogs in the UK means that more people read more blogs. Now I’m njot saying this is 100% true as I have no statistics. But I am saying that your idea of zero-sum competition might not be as bigger factor as you think it is and that it doesn’t have to be included as a disclaimer by DPF.

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  17. Repton (769 comments) says:

    Interesting that MSD is high on the list — I’m doing some work at DOL at the moment and Kiwiblog is blocked there..
    (probably because you sometimes use the F-word)

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  18. Tauhei Notts (1,678 comments) says:

    4000 visits from the Fonterra ISP.
    That makes my 9.12 p.m. comment on yesterday’s General Debate pertinent.

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  19. Inventory2 (10,265 comments) says:

    Right then – 17,000 inward links at $0.05 each – where do I send the invoice?

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  20. NoCash (257 comments) says:

    Did you cross out “Cathy Oxxxxx” to protect the true identify of… the plant girl?

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  21. David Farrar (1,883 comments) says:

    Not to protect it, as most people know it, but just to stop it registering more in Google.

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  22. Cactus Kate (550 comments) says:

    No DPF did it as an educational experiment to see how many stupid people would write in to comment about something so obvioius.

    Experiment over.

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  23. PaulL (6,030 comments) says:

    The great thing about something like goat sex, is it is self fulfilling. You carefully pull out all the sex terms, put them in a blog post. We all comment about them, and next time around, you’ve jumped up a few places in the goat sex search order. Hell, if we all put in one gratuitous comment about goat sex in the general comments section each day, you’d sky rocket. Not sure what all that popularity would be good for though – I’m not sure that the commenters you’d get from that search term would raise the general quality of debate.

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  24. noskire (837 comments) says:

    KiwiBlog ranks 30th on Google for the term “goat sex”. 149 people around the globe have more than a passing interest in this it would seem. Wonder where KB ranks for “paraplegic african-american midget sex”? Probably #1 in about 30 minutes after this post.

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  25. Kris K (3,570 comments) says:

    Noskire [January 26th, 2010 at 9:01 pm],

    Wonder where KB ranks for “paraplegic african-american midget sex”

    I have often wondered about whether “paraplegic african-american midget[s]” would have better or worse aerodynamic properties than just plain “african-american midgets”

    Next time we get together at our dwarf tossing meeting I must put this to the test.

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