Saturday Seven Up (Advance Edition)

7upFor March the blog had some 186,420 visitors making some 1,060,747 visits to view 1,836,000 pages plus 1,038,250 views from feed readers making some 2.8 million views in total. The BBC’s Rory-Cellan Jones on the other hand says that according to Nielsen Netratings “with unique user figures well below 50,000” political blogs are too small to measure with accuracy.  This will come as a huge surprise to PoliticalBetting.com, Iain Dale, UK Polling Report et al who all have days, never mind months, with more traffic than that. Guido had a look at Nielsen’s Blogpulse service and couldn’t find a single British blog ranked. Even the massive celeb site Popbitch.com wasn’t ranked. According to one industry source it is because Nielsen uses a panel system.  Do they actually have a UK panel?  Other UK internet metrics companies track real user data taken at network ISP level or server level.

Anyway if you were not one of the 54,970 visitors viewing 346,044 pages over the last seven days, here are the seven most popular stories (in order of popularity) that you missed:

You’re either in front of Guido, or you are behind…




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Quote of the Day

Andrea Leadsom told BBC Radio 4’s Today

“He’s made his views on Brexit on the record, and the problem with that of course is that the chair’s impartiality is absolutely essential. … He’s made his views known on Brexit… it’s a matter for him but nevertheless it’s a challenge and all colleagues need to form their own view of that.”

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