A definite theme in popular posts here this month, and another steady rise in reader numbers -- which is very good news (as Tom Waits used to say, it would have been kind of lonely if none of you showed up), yet while reader numbers have gone up Alexa and Technorati ratings have gone down. I’ll leave that as an exercise for readers, and for blog stat compilers who rely on them, to work out what that means.
And I think David Slack might need to work on his manners. ;^)
NZ Political Blog Ranking for NOT PC in April: 3rd (March: 3rd)
Alexa Ranking, NZ: 2883rd (April: 1821st)
Alexa Ranking, world: 304,831st (April: 280,130th)
Avge. Monday to Friday readership: 1620/day (April: 1582)
Unique visits [from Statcounter]: 45,485 (April: 44,979)
Page impressions [from Statcounter]: 64,617 (April: 63,878)
Top ten posts for May:
- Beer O’Clock: The Bottle of Britain
The power of politically incorrect advertising (now with a belated glass tip to Andrew B)
- Mt Albert: Where South Aucklanders come to burgle?
There are no throwaway lines in a by-election.
- Nats’ ad man attacks Nats’ bulldozer
National’s 2008 bilboard designer attacks National’s 2009 decision to bulldoze the homes of over 300 property owners.
- Support Pistorius in Mt Albert!
Check out Julian Pistorius' new brochure for Mt Albert – a lot of you already have! (And if you have some time to help with door knocking and leaflet dropping early evenings and the weekend, then why not contact Julian Pistorius at email@example.com .)
- LIBERTARIAN SUS: National’s Four Corners
Susan looks for National around every corner, and discovers they’ve already thrown in the towel.
- Budget Week billboarding
. . . featuring a simple reminder that this government has just broken its leading campaign pledge.
No drug bust is ever routine, dickheads.
- NOT PJ: Freedom Becomes Patchy
The fashion police have been given sweeping new powers in W(h)anganui – and now, coming to a town near you!
- DOWN TO THE DOCTOR’S: Mt Albert, Mudbaths and Morons
An irreverent weekly look at the headlines by Libertarianz leader Dr Richard McGrath.
- NOT PJ: Long hard road in Mt Albert
Bernard Darnton gathers together in one place all the jokes other people were making about Melissa Lee . . .
Most commented upon posts
- NOT PJ: Freedom becomes patchy (53 comments)
- Support Libz' Pistorius in Mt Albert (43)
- LIBERTARIAN SUS: National's Four Corners (41)
- Nats' ad man attacks Nats' bulldozer (39)
Top referring sites:
Fark.Com 1479 referrals; Kiwiblog 1192; No Minister 1185; Libertarianz 535; Facebook 321; Tumeke 227; Cactus Kate 208; Whale Oil 185; SOLO 155; The Standard 152; Libertarianz.ning 136; Anti Dismal 122; Home Paddock 132; Lindsay Mitchell 113; Roar Prawn 105; Oswald Bastable 101
Top searches landing here:
not pc/peter cresswell etc 815; causes of global financial crisis 245; wine flu 148; “david slack” swine 122; broadacre city 116; toxicity of environmentalism george reisman 98; david knowles artist 76; nude olympians 68; nz libertarian constitution 61; bavinger house 60; john adams 43; beer songs 43; julian pistorius 41; peter rabbit tank killer 37; leighton smith bob carter 36
They're reading NOT PC here:
Still no visit from Sarah Palin?
Top countries/territories (from Google Analytics)
NZ 43%; USA 28%; Australia 4.6%; UK 4.5%; Canada 2.8%; Germany 1.8%; Italy 1.2%; France 1.0%
Auckland 22%; Wellington 6.3%; Christchurch 4.0%; Sydney 2.0%; London 1.9%; New York 1.6%; Melbourne 1.0%; Palmerston North 0.9%; Brisbane 0.9%; Dunedin 0.7%; Los Angeles 0.6%
Firefox/Flock 47%(45); IE Explorer 38%(38); Safari 9.1%(9.4); Chrome 3.7% (3.3); Opera 1.8%(2.1)
Windows 83%; Mac 14%; Linux 2.2%; iPhone 0.3%
Readers’ Screen Sizes
1024x768 24%; 1280x800 20%; 1280x1024 15%; 1680x1050 12%; 1440x900 11%
Readers' Connection Speeds
Unknown 35%(35); DSL 32%(32); Cable 21% (19); T1 9.1%(10); Dial-up 2.7%(2.2)
Cheers, and thanks to you all for reading, linking to and talking about NOT PC this month,