No Post Day: All-Time Stats


The wrong way to signal a lane change — photo by Me

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“Pretend We’re Dead”; L7
Let me know if the YouTube isn’t available.


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WordPress is spending some time towards improving their stats features… eventually they’ll be adding a counter for people accessing our blogs via RSS Feeds, but what they’ve just done is added a “Far Back Machine”. Instead of just twelve months worth of daily numbers, or a few months worth of information regarding Referrers and Top Posts, now we can look at all of our stats going back to The Beginning.

It doesn’t simply apply to the blog hits, which are already so captivating, it’s now available for the Referrals and Search Terms and Clicks and Posts… so now I know which blogs send me the most traffic and where I send people off to… since I started Salted, for example, the American based mental health journalist site called Furious Seasons has sent me the most… I guess ‘readers’. My own “Other Blog” is second, but probably shouldn’t count, so the next four are:

Thordora; Patient Anonymous; Nurse Myra, and; Dame Wiggins.

I was kind of surprised with the numbers from Nurse Myra and Dame, just because we’ve only recently connected. As for where people go To after being Here, the first two are my “Other Blog” and my “Other, Other Blog”, but then the next five are:

Thordora; Puddle; Clare; Bryan, and there’s a tie for fifth, between; Patient Anonymous and Bipolar Mo.

I also now know “saltedlithium” and “salted lithium” are the two most used terms to find my site — which I’ve always found weird. “How to grow a beard” is third… which, again, is weird. And I know “There’s No Art In Manic Depression” remains my most read post, and “If I’m Addicted To Anything It’s To You, Jessica Biel” is still the least read.

The “All Time” feature does not actually go right back to the beginning on Every stat, but it’s close enough for me. So, my questions for anyone willing to answer on this Glorious No Post Day (for which we have Anita Marie to thank), are:

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Which blog has sent you the most traffic since Your beginning and where have people gone to from your fine blog (just a top three)?

And where, if at all, does Salted Lithium rank on your lists?

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…since november fourteenth, 2006.

“You burn things when there’s no going back. How much of
yourself have you had to burn away to be
the person you are today? Because baby, my body
is ash and my mind is still smoking.”

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About Gabriel...

...diagnosed with manic depression in 1989, for the next 14-years I lived without treatment or a recovery plan. I've been homeless, one time I graduated college, I've won awards for reporting on Internet privacy issues, and a weekly humour column. In 2002 I finally hit bottom and found help. I have an 8-year old son, and a 4-year old son... I’m usually about six feet tall, and I'm pretty sure I screwed up my book deal. I mostly blog at saltedlithium.com....
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6 Responses to No Post Day: All-Time Stats

  1. bine says:

    i seem to get most of my traffic from thor, probably because her’s is the blog i comment on most often. next is my best friend jamma, probably because i’m about the only person on his blogroll. the third is a feed reader, i can’t identify whose. saltedlithium is #6.
    the blogs people went to from my page are spread out evenly all over my blogroll and a few i linked in my posts, there doesn’t seem to be a real #1.

    if i remember correctly i found thor’s blog through yours, and i think i found yours googling “manic depression”. still very glad i got to “meet” both of you.

  2. thordora says:

    I’d love to tell you, but this feature doesn’t seem to be in my stats, and I’m too sick and irritated to figure it out.

  3. exactscience says:

    The top three blogs sending me traffic:
    1, Seaneen’s Pole to Polar / Secret life of a manic depressive
    2, P.A.’s Just Another headcase blog
    3, Salted Lithium

    Blogs I have sent people to:
    1, Ruth’s Fighting The Urge
    2, Patient Anonymous
    3, Salted Lithium

  4. This took me a bit to find as I’m totally fried and brain dead right now.

    So Referrers would be where you get the most traffic, right?

    1. Angry Medic (which I find interesting as I haven’t been to his place in a loooong time.) I am on his blogroll, however–obviously?

    2. Damewiggy (interesting as well as we have just become recently acquainted.)

    3. WP Dashboard? What the hell does that mean? I guess I’m dumb, but really…what is that?

    So since I don’t know I’ll give you four.

    4. medhumanites.org (that was a Grand Rounds post I made–another med blogging site like Angry Medic.)

    As for where I send people, that would be Clicks, right?

    1. Symbiosis

    2. Cathy’s Place to Blog

    3. Salted

    Oh, and for traffic being sent to me in Referrals above, Salted comes up as number six in the rankings.

    I wonder, however, what it would be like if I could factor everything in with all of my stats going back to when I had my Blogger blog up. Well, it’s still up.

    I originally didn’t start on WP and migrated. I don’t think (or know?) if those stats got carried over.

  5. dame says:

    i aints gots no such fancy stats.

    but i do gots:

  6. Gabriel... says:

    Bikini Machine… why have i never heard of them before? They’re fantastic.

    To find the “All Time” thing just go to your Stats page, click on one of the subject titles (Referrers, Clicks, Posts & Pages), then look for the “All Time” link.

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