Look away if this stuff bores you. The site broke the million page-views barrier for the first time in March. The numbers broke down thus:
- 1,191,456 page views plus another 251,952 via RSS feed.
- 767,473 unique visits
- 147,689 absolute visitors
The big jump is partly due to the Dan Hannan effect, his story was twice as popular as any other. Top referrers were (excluding search engines) in order:
1. iaindale.blogspot.com / 56,888
2. spectator.co.uk / 20,363
3. politicshome.com / 16,082
4. politicalbetting.com /13,542
5. twitter.com /9,059
Twitter has come from nowhere in the last month.
The new server set-up also allows Guido to analyse the comments. Notice how a few window-lickers have already disappeared? Multiple personalities have dissolved away as well. Hopefully this has not been too heavy-handed. The comments system’s automatic algorithm is still in beta and will be refined further, nevertheless it has already released Guido from moderation duties allowing 516 different individuals to make 17,080 comments last month. It is a huge relief to no longer have to personally moderate them.
Many thanks to the readers and advertisers who have supported the blog. You make it all possible.