2011, in review

It is that time of the year again…  Just like the previous few times down this road, I am using Google Analytics data, with another iteration of the warning that its numbers do not echo the numbers generated by other statistics engines.  However, I might as well keep with using the same system, just to keep the datasets valid.  And, finally, we will compare numbers against last year

Absolute Unique Visitors:  70,150 (84% increase)

Visits:  160,029 (81% increase)

Peak Daily Visitors:  2,113 (11JUL11) (178% increase)

Average Daily Visitors:  438.44 (81% increase)

Total Posts:  949 (24% decrease)

And speaking of discrepancies, StatCounter shows 179,054 unique visitors, 254,022 visits, a peak of 2,701 on the same day, and an average of 696 visits a day.

Top Referring Sites: 
1. Says Uncle (no change)
2. The View From North Central Idaho (+2)
3. Weer’d World (+5)
4. Days of our Trailers (-1)
5. Sharp as a Marble (-3)
6. Handgun Podcast (new)
7. MArooned (+2)
8. The Firearm Blog (new)
9. Everyday, No Days Off (new)
10. Gun Blog Black List (new)
(Google, Yahoo, Sitemeter, Reddit, StumbleUpon, direct links (bookmarks, typing it in, etc.), etc. omitted.) 

Top Keywords:
1. walls of the city (no change)
2. linoge (no change)
3. 9mm luger (+7)
4. remington 870 express tactical (new)
5. walls of the city embassy pen (new)
6. spartacus (new)
7. kwikrnu draco ak pistol (new)
8. c.o. arms (-5)
9. bright as day black as night (new)
10. firefly alignment chart (new)
(Variations or permutations on a theme omitted.) 

Top Posts:
1. graphics matter, year the third
2. online ammunition retailers – a hypothesis
3. the killing of jose guerena
4. the inconsistency of gun control
5. caracals at orsa – the main event
6. janus
7. they did this to themselves
8. sanitary hardware
9. dungeons and midbulk transports
10. Way to be creepy, Zuckerberg

This was something of a big year for “walls of the city”, what with raising almost $300 for Ramon Castillo’s recovery fund, raising $2000 for Soldiers’ Angels, being featured on Reddit, spreading the word about Jose Guerena’s killing, continuing to debunk “gun control” propaganda with nothing more than pictures, breaking the news about a duplicitous ammunition retailer, WizardPC breaking out into his own weblog, and obviously traffic here going through the roof.  I can hardly make promises for the coming year, but the trends indicate bigger and better things! 

[Update] And one of those bigger things actually happened last year, and I did not even notice – sometime late last year, I climbed up over half a million total hits!  Thanks to everyone who visited!  [/Update]

(Note:  unlike some sites, my statistics trackers do not count my traffic to the site.  Doing so would artificially inflate my numbers and mislead you, my readers.)