Friday, July 27, 2007

The typical GNXP reader   posted by Razib @ 7/27/2007 02:11:00 AM

When you've blogged for a while, and with some frequency, you wonder what this is all about. I don't generally get too caught up in that, there's more interesting stuff to contemplate. But, check out this from Google Analytics for the past 30 days of traffic for this website:

I've long known that most GNXP "readers" are "one off" events. I have no problem with that, if they find what they're looking for then you've done some good. That being said, I was a little shocked (and pleased, frankly) to see that over 8,000 visitors have arrived over 200 times in the past 30 days! I don't know, or care, about the details of how Google calculates this, rather, I'm interested in the gestalt sense of what's going on. Obviously the same people don't come everyday, but our unique visitor traffic has been in the 2,000-4,000 range for years, so these data together suggest that many people skip days (perhaps refreshing the site a lot on the weekend, or during one particular post where they participated in the thread?).

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