August 02, 2003
July traffic report

July was by far my best month for visits, with nearly 19,000 Sitemeter hits. That's more than double my next best month. There were two factors for this. One was that search engine referrals are now being counted by Sitemeter. I'd guess that amounts to about 7000-8000 hits, which means that this still would have been easily my best month ever. The reason for that, of course, was the ongoing redistricting mess. As in the month of May, our legislative circus has helped bring many people here.

On that note, I'd like to thank the many bloggers who have cited my coverage of this continuing saga, in no particular order: Taegen Goddard, Atrios, Byron LaMasters, Calpundit, Rob Booth, Sisyphus Shrugged, Save Texas Reps, Ruminate This, Greg Wythe, Angry Bear, Ginger Stampley, Pacific Views, Linkmeister, Kevin Whited, UggaBugga, Scott Chaffin, Steve Smith, Daily Kos, Puri sermonis amator, JBHolston, Apostropher, Swanky Conservative, Henry Lewis, Greg Greene, Morat, PG, Norbizness, Thomas Nephew, and Jeff Cooper. I've probably forgotten someone, and if it's you please accept my apologies for the oversight. (Update: And the winner of the I-knew-I'd-forget-someone sweepstakes is Tom Spencer. Sorry, Tom!)

As usual, top referrers can be found under the More link. As always, thanks to everyone for reading and for returning. I do appreciate it.

Aggregators, collections, indices, etc


Weblog referrers

2074: Calpundit

1573: Daily Kos

557: Atrios


392: Political Wire

332: Political State Report

314: The Burnt Orange Report

283: Michael Savage Sucks

238: Tom Spencer

227: Coffee Corner

196: Cooped Up

177: The Agonist

172: UggaBugga

150: Rob Booth

139: Rhetoric & Rhythm

94: Ruminate This

89: Cursor

87: Matthew Yglesias

86: Liberal Oasis

78: Henry Lewis

72: Pandagon

Top search terms

#reqs: search term
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165: diane zamora
84: michael weiner
65: dan morales
60: gregg phillips
56: rush limbaugh espn
40: prime number algorithm
38: mastercard moments
36: marnie rose
34: ron kirk
33: off the kuff
32: amber kulhanek
29: national talk like a pirate day
28: lea fastow
26: darlie routier
25: girls with glasses
25: texas redistricting history
24: redneck neighbor

Posted by Charles Kuffner on August 02, 2003 to Traffic Reports | TrackBack

I found your site last fall and, although I don't check in every day, find it reassuring that someone in Texas takes a jaundiced view of most things "W".

Posted by: irezz on August 2, 2003 5:23 PM

Well, Charles, once again, great job. Where are you able to find "top search terms"? Is that somewhere on SiteMeter?

Posted by: ByronUT on August 2, 2003 11:23 PM

Byron - All of the monthly stats come from a script that Dreamhost provides. The free Sitemeter account doesn't have that level of detail. Check Dreamhost's knowledge base - they should have a listing for a canned CGI script that does referrer stats.

Posted by: Charles Kuffner on August 3, 2003 9:30 AM

Diane Zamora?! Wow, I haven't heard that name in a while.

Posted by: Greg Greene on August 3, 2003 10:45 AM

I found your site via your crossposts at polstate, though it was probably reinforced by eschaton and dailykos.

Posted by: phil on August 3, 2003 11:33 AM