Chandler’s Ford Today received 121,887 views from January to December in 2015.
Visitors numbers were 66,478.
319 posts were published in 2015.
The monthly data is shown here. For example, in December, we had 5,416 visitors, with 10,557 views in total.
(Confused? According to WordPress.com, the two main units of traffic measurement are views and unique visitors. A view is counted when a visitor loads or reloads a page. A visitor is counted when a user or browser is seen for the first time in a given period (day, week, month).)
The graph shows the site stays stable throughout the year, with a dip in the summer. (I was away from the country for 6 weeks, and we published scheduled posts – great thanks to Mike and Allison for maintaining the site.)
In 2014, the graph was different:
Chandler’s Ford Today Referrers
The referrers section lists other blogs, web sites, and search engines that link to Chandler’s Ford Today.
Where are visitors from?
Unsurprisingly, most views came from the UK – 107,647 views in 2015.
There were 5,321 views from the US, followed by Australia with 861 views.
I’m not sure why there is a ‘European Union’ count with 689 views. What does EU mean here? Why is France not included in the EU stats? We had 609 views from France.
The most popular search engine terms in 2015
The most popular search engine terms are all about Streetlife. Streetlife is a rather popular local community networking site, and I wrote a positive review in June 2014.
Occasionally we get some interesting search terms, such as ‘Chandler’s Ford Southampton wife swapping’ in December.
This stat counts the number of times our readers have clicked on external links that appear on Chandler’s Ford Today.
Not a surprise as we reported Winchester 2015 General Election (with result and video clips).
The most read posts and pages in 2015:
If we ignore the static pages (such as Home, Archives, Map, Groups), the most read posts were information-based:
- Why Joining Streetlife is Good for You
- 999, 111, 101, 112? Emergency Numbers You Must Know
- Fryern Arcade WH Smith Local and Post Office Open
- Fryern Arcade Post Office: Open 7 Days a Week?
- Montgomery of Alamein School in Winchester: Astonishing Historical Pictures Revealed
- New – Tropic Exotics in Eastleigh Town Centre
(Note: A view is only counted for a post or page when the permalink URL is visited, or the full post is viewed. On the other hand, if a visitor reads a post titled “Hello World” while viewing the home page of the blog, the view will not be counted towards the post, only towards total views.)
Active commenters in 2015 are me (Janet), Mike, Allison, and Ruby.
There are also some trivial info. This chart shows the time of day and day of the week this site gets the most views. Tuesday at 9pm. Why? I have absolutely no idea.
Who writes blog posts on Chandler’s Ford Today?
We have published 909 posts since March 2013, with a total of 72 contributors. The following contributors have written very strong articles to inform and entertain.
- Janet Williams (455 posts)
- Mike Sedgwick (94 posts)
- SO53 News (65 posts)
- Allison Symes (39 posts)
- Chippy Minton (36 posts)
- epicduda (34 posts)
- Roger Clark (14 posts)
- Ray Fishman (13 posts)
- Cecily Casey (10 posts)
- Hazel Bateman (10 posts)
- Martin Napier (9 posts)
- Doug Clews (8 posts)
You can read about A Year of Chandler’s Ford Today in 2014.
Finally, Akismet has protected the site from 14,901 malicious login attempts, and 652,564 spam comments.
Congratulations to everyone
Congratulations to everyone. My heartfelt thanks to all our writers / authors / contributors for your useful, humorous, and brilliant content.
Thank you all who have visited the site and left your comments. You have helped the conversations going.
Thank you to all our readers. Thank you for sending encouraging messages throughout the year.
Thank you for your generous donations to keep this site running. Want to help? Read this: The Best Birthday Gift You can Give – Donate to Support Chandler’s Ford Today.
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