Saturday, March 03, 2007

February Was a Record Month

February was the best ever month on the blog with 181,537 unique visitors, 10,000 up on January. The equivalent figure for February 2006 was 32,730. Page impressions were also up 15,000 from January at 312,778.

Here are my top 40 linking sites (ie incoming hits) for February. All these sites referred at least 100 people here. I'm struck by the number of new entries. The arrows denote whether a site has moved up or down or stayed static since January...

1. Guido Fawkes 20.37% ↔ 2. ConservativeHome 6.2%% ↔ 3. PoliticalBetting 5.85% ↔ 4. National Review Corner 3.92% NEW 5. Bloggerheads 2.57% ↑ 6. Andrew Sullivan 1.41% NEW 7. Daniel Finkelstein 1.19% ↑ 8. Dizzy Thinks ↑ 9. Biased BBC ↓ 10. Witanagemot ↓ 11. Croydonian ↓ 12. W4MP NEW 13. Blairwatch ↓ 14. Paul Linford ↓ 15. An Englishman's Castle ↓ 16. Web Cameron ↑ 17. Prague Tory ↓ 18. Pickled Politics NEW 19. Wife in the North NEW 20. Liberal England NEW 21. Kiwiblog NEW 22. Slugger O'Toole NEW 23. Islington Newmania NEW 24. Ellee Seymour ↑ 25. David Anthony Republic NEW 26. Tim Worstall ↓ 27. Luke Akehurst ↑ 28. Daily Pundit 29. Devil's Kitchen ↓ 30. Bel Today NEW 31. Campaign for an English Parliament ↓ 32. Mikey's Tent of Reality ↓ 33. Norfolk Blogger NEW 34. British Bullshit Foundation 35. Cally’s Kitchen ↓ 36. Adam Smith Institute ↓ 37. Political Opinions NEW 38. Stumbling & Mumbling NEW 39. Political Hack ↓ 40. Dan Hamilton NEW

Dropping out of the Top linkers are... LibDem Voice , Archbishop Cranmer, Bob Piper, A Conservative's Blog, Peter Black, Tory Radio, Suz Blog, Ach Gut, Justin Hinchcliffe, The Spine, Mars Hill, Democracy Forum, Kris's Stoke Newington, Hoby Cartoons, Burning Our Money, Rightlinks, Coming Out From Under, Public Interest

18 comments:

Newmania said...

Hmmm quite a good showing for the disregarded Islington Newmania..Preen preen.

Benedict White said...

Iain, I may have dropped out in February, but on the basis of the number of clicks you have had so far this morning, I will be right back in there!

Guido 2.0 said...

Oooooh, look at the pretty numbers, boys and girls.

Let's face it Iain, it may have been your busiest month... but your best? Hardly.

Anonymous said...

But does this mean that you're becoming more Daily Mail than Telegraph?

Cranmer said...

His Grace is like the karma chameleon:

He comes and goes, he comes and go-o-o-oes...

Ed Clarke said...

Do the new entries mean that the hegemony of Guido and Iain is short-lived? ;-)

jailhouselawyer said...

Which way is the wind blowing in March? This reminds me of pantomime, "he's behind you!". A long way behind in stats. Still, I was getting over 200 hits an hour last night. And, the traffic is still congested in Hull. In any event, you asked the audience and you got the response. I am rather puzzled that you knew more than 10 Downing Street claimed to have known.

Justin Hinchcliffe said...

Am very surprised - have been getting more 'traffic' to my blog, so I would have assumed that more people would click on my favourites - the other sites must have had even more hits...

Margorie said...

Tim Ireland will be pleased...

Norfolk Blogger said...

Iain, I am confused. Lat month I was not in your top 44 referrers, yet this month I am 33rd, and you've put a down arrow signifying I have dropped.

And to think you don't like Lib Dem bar charts ;-)

Newmania said...

It has just struck that I may be older the His Grace.His jaunt into the world of cross dressing gay crooners is refreshing I must say.
Unexpected ..but thrilling ,like the judicious use of citrus fruit in a savoury dish

Newmania said...

NORFOLK-Iain, I am confused.

Thought so.....

Praguetory said...

Norfolk blogger - who gives two hoots where you are in the list?

Little Nicky Machiavelli said...

I had a record month too. I guess we should pour ourselves a glass of something good and reflect that quality always rises to the top.

Norfolk Blogger said...

Prague Tory, I see it is any attempt to give the Lib Dems a lower polling rating than we deserve. Perhaps Iain's stats are done by Communicate Research ?

Iain Dale said...

Nich, apologies. Have corrected.

Iain Dale said...

Actually, I withdraw that apology. You are down as a NEW ENTRY!

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