March 18, 2004
February traffic report

I don't really know how much traffic I had in February thanks to the sudden and inexplicable death of my Sitemeter counter early on in the month. After a couple days of ruling out every other possibility, I decided it had to be specific to that one account. I bit the bullet and switched everything over to the counter that I had (and thankfully still remembered the logon/password details for) on my old Blogspot site. I know I got about 21,000 hits since that was configured on Feb 11, so let's say I got 32,000 hits. I got a lot of referrals from my post about Howard Stern getting dropped by Clear Channel while they were picking up Michael Savage, which helped drive that total.

By the way, I never did get an answer from the Sitemeter folks about my account. You do get what you pay for.

Top referrers are below the More link. As always, thanks for reading.

Aggregators, collections, indices, etc ====================================== 228: 227: 220: 130:

Weblog referrers
1717: Daily Kos

1702: Atrios


427: Oliver Willis

380: Calpundit

284: Political State Report

230: The Burnt Orange Report

206: Liberal Oasis

161: Pandagon

118: Rob Booth

112: A Perfectly Cromulent Blog

129: Kicking Ass

86: Norbizness

81: Salon's War Room

Top search terms
#reqs: search term
-----: -----------
1176: ugly people
960: real men of genius
428: american idol tryouts
415: jon matthews
140: halftime controversy
132: costco
109: diane zamora
103: marnie rose
100: budweiser real men of genius
97: andy pettite
76: roger stone
75: prime number algorithm
62: world's largest rat
59: largest rat
58: 24 season three
54: dr marnie rose
52: schlitterbahn galveston
49: off the kuff
48: richard morrison
48: valentine's day story

Posted by Charles Kuffner on March 18, 2004 to Traffic Reports | TrackBack

How did you get noticed in the beginning? Just wondering.

Posted by: sean on March 18, 2004 9:49 PM

Boy, are your advertisers going to be pissed! No, wait . . .

Posted by: Brenda Helverson on March 19, 2004 1:12 AM

Sean, this post answers your question. It was easier to get noticed in 2002 than it is now, but the overall audience is a lot bigger now, too.

Posted by: Charles Kuffner on March 19, 2004 8:53 AM

Thanks, Charles. It just get's a little frustrating putting so much time into it and having no one come and read.

Posted by: sean on March 19, 2004 10:20 AM