Monday, December 29, 2008

2008 Review of Biblical Studies and Technological Tools: STATS

2008 Biblical Studies and Tech Tools Blog Stats
Some observations on the stats given below:
I'm accumulating these stats as part of my ongoing review to demonstrate the nature and character of my online 'publishing,' but it is also part of my own reflection on the very nature of blogging. I have found that there are only a few factors that really determine how 'popular' a blog is.

  • The more you post, the more visits you get. It makes sense, of course, but it also shows how blogging can become a harsh taskmaster that consumes more and more time.
  • You'll get more traffic by being provocative and argumentative than by being informative. I intend my blog to be more of an informative site, so it won't really ever reach blogdom star status.
  • You'll get more traffic if some other more popular site links to you. I am careful to always link to my sources, and the more dense the network of links, the more traffic.
  • Blog about FREE, downloadable resources to increase traffic!
  • Humor always helps.
  • It's surprising that Italy (4) and Spain (5) are so high on the list of countries with the most visitors to the blog. As far as I can tell, there are a few key sites in these countries dealing with my blog topic, and if they link to my site, I get a bunch of traffic. In any case, I really enjoy seeing the global sharing that is possible with my blog.
Visitors:Traffic Sources:
Keyword Search Terms:
More Blog Stats:
  • 253 posts for the year
  • 18,532 Visitors
  • 33,962 Visits from 147 countries/territories
  • Average increased from about 45 visits per day in January to 125 per day in December
  • 63,255 Pageviews (45,339 Unique views)
  • Highest Technorati rating: 60
  • 289 readers are subscribed to the blog

Most popular posts (and note that some were posts from 2007) other than the index page:
  1. ICC OT Commentaries to download (2006)
  2. Free Online/Downloadable Hebrew Grammar Resources (1094)
  3. Diagramming Greek Sentences (775)
  4. Syriac Tools and Resources (718)
  5. Books You Should Download (406)
  6. Using Digital Mapping Tools: Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim (398)
  7. More on Sentence Diagramming (379)
  8. Bible on a Phone (364)
  9. Get Lost in Jerusalem - Free Interactive Program (340)
  10. Bible Software Reviews (290)
Most popular labels:
  1. Bible software
  2. Bibleworks
  3. Biblical Mapping
  4. Accordance
  5. Logos
  6. Bibleworks modules
  7. Bible photos
  8. Diagramming
  9. Hebrew
  10. e-Sword
I'm planning some additional posts reviewing 2008 and looking ahead to 2009, so stay tuned!

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