Thursday, July 12, 2012

Google Analytics

And now, for a completely different type of post:

You could say that I'm quite the analytical whore. What I mean is that I love looking at data, dividing and grouping information, examining trends, and trying to figure out the reason why things are the way they are. It should come as no surprise, thus, that when I found out about Google Analytics, I was eager to use the tool to delve into the inner workings of this site's traffic.

Since installing the software back in 2009, I've been intrigued by the results that I've been getting. I check my analytics periodically, and it's absolutely fascinating to see how things have progressed over the years. What I present below are my GA statistics from 2009 to present. I hope that some of you can get as much of a kick as I do out of this; however, if you're not the analytical or inquisitive type, you may want to skip this post--caution: a wall of data ahead!

Note that 2009 only includes data from April 8, while 2012 covers only the first half of the year.

Statistic 2009 2010 2011 2012
Pageviews 468,708 995,603 996,685 566,274
Visits 182,007 421,068 500,636 286,537
Unique Visitors 85,471 181,733 210,434 138,690
Pages / Visit 2.58 2.36 1.99 1.98
Avg. Visit Duration 3:36 2:58 2:19 2:08
Bounce Rate 66.24% 68.40% 71.56% 69.78%
% New Visits 46.95% 42.21% 40.76% 45.97%
Overall, visits and visitors to the site have been increasing steadily, and 2012 is on track to continue that trend. In fact, I'm looking forward to hitting the million pageview milestone this year. However, unfortunately, as the number of visitors increases, the "quality" of each visitor tends to decrease, which we see in the decline in pages per visit and average time spent numbers. We can also view this phenomenon perhaps manifested in the lower number of comments per post. In the end, I believe that the huge proliferation of food blogs in recent years has diluted the impact of any particular blog, mine included.

Statistic 2009 2010 2011 2012
Top 10 Countries United States (154,104)
Canada (6,772)
United Kingdom (2,825)
Australia (1,946)
Germany (985)
Singapore (811)
Japan (804)
France (787)
Philippines (751)
Taiwan (710)
United States (352,502)
Canada (14,934)
United Kingdom (5,670)
Australia (3,621)
France (2,603)
Mexico (2,443)
Germany (2,351)
Japan (1,928)
Philippines (1,824)
Singapore (1,704)
United States (422,682)
Canada (15,565)
United Kingdom (6,437)
Mexico (4,059)
Australia (3,594)
Philippines (2,695)
Germany (2,404)
France (2,094)
Singapore (1,889)
Indonesia (1,807)
United States (232,422)
Canada (8,469)
United Kingdom (4,567)
Australia (2,720)
Mexico (2,346)
Philippines (1,864)
Germany (1,667)
India (1,631)
France (1,613)
Singapore (1,595)
Top 10 US States California (93,240)
New York (9,670)
Texas (5,158)
Illinois (4,250)
Florida (3,322)
Nevada (2,592)
Massachusetts (2,422)
New Jersey (2,369)
Pennsylvania (2,217)
Washington (2,040)
California (221,133)
New York (22,308)
Texas (11,394)
Nevada (9,093)
Illinois (8,977)
Florida (6,114)
Pennsylvania (5,424)
Colorado (4,717)
Massachusetts (4,702)
New Jersey (4,574)
California (273,931)
New York (25,409)
Texas (13,484)
Illinois (9,631)
Nevada (7,204)
Florida (6,174)
Washington (5,745)
Massachusetts (5,571)
Virginia (5,550)
Pennsylvania (5,478)
California (145,969)
New York (13,751)
Texas (6,308)
Illinois (5,469)
Massachusetts (4,438)
Washington (3,774)
Florida (3,683)
Pennsylvania (3,369)
New Jersey (3,328)
Virginia (3,060)
Top 10 California Cities Los Angeles (27,729)
Beverly Hills (3,857)
San Francisco (3,764)
Irvine (3,139)
Santa Monica (2,683)
Culver City (2,362)
West Hollywood (1,930)
Pasadena (1,547)
San Diego (1,055)
Westminster (1,002)
Los Angeles (64,668)
Beverly Hills (11,500)
San Francisco (8,716)
Culver City (7,341)
Santa Monica (6,148)
Irvine (4,690)
Pasadena (4,642)
West Hollywood (3,388)
San Diego (2,509)
Torrance (2,064)
Los Angeles (93,381)
San Francisco (10,861)
Santa Monica (8,197)
Irvine (7,920)
Pasadena (7,724)
San Diego (6,930)
Beverly Hills (6,741)
West Hollywood (5,411)
Burbank (3,924)
Torrance (3,788)
Los Angeles (45,351)
Santa Monica (6,140)
San Francisco (5,509)
Pasadena (4,237)
Irvine (4,198)
San Diego (3,956)
Beverly Hills (2,762)
Burbank (2,477)
West Hollywood (2,416)
Glendale (1,810)
No big surprise here: in terms of traffic, USA is #1, with several other Anglophone countries taking up the next few spots. Japan, for some reason, seems to have fallen off completely, while the Philippines has witnessed good growth. Seeing India as a top contender in 2012 is peculiar. Another interesting thing to note is Mexico, which has gone from not even registering in 2009 to being a major source of visits to this site.

In terms of US states, California's the top dog for obvious reasons. New York makes sense, given the financial, educational, and cultural achievements of the state; plus, I've got a decent number of posts about Manhattan restaurants. Same thing goes for Illinois, which I assume just means Chicago. I've never written anything about Texas, so its placement has got to be due to just having a large population. Colorado made an appearance in 2010 but then disappeared, curiously. What I find most interesting here is that former stalwart Nevada has completely dropped off for some reason. In general, states that appear on the list tend to trend high in both population as well as income. One more thing: the rank for visits per capita for 2012 goes California, Hawaii, Nevada, Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, and Rhode Island.

Within the great state of California, the most prevalent city is, of course, LA. BH had a strong showing early on, but I'm not sure why it's fallen off so drastically; Culver City shares a similar story. San Francisco, meanwhile, does very well for a city that I don't write about too often, while Santa Monica and Irvine have been pretty consistent. San Diego has risen up the ranks, perhaps a nod to the City's burgeoning food scene, and Pasadena has come up nicely as well.

Statistic 2009 2010 2011 2012
Top 4 Browsers Firefox (46.19%)
Internet Explorer (30.44%)
Safari (15.88%)
Chrome (5.96%)
Firefox (37.40%)
Internet Explorer (27.97%)
Safari (20.83%)
Chrome (12.06%)
Firefox (28.02%)
Safari (27.36%)
Internet Explorer (21.26%)
Chrome (19.71%)
Chrome (27.41%)
Safari (26.12%)
Firefox (24.30%)
Internet Explorer (18.69%)
Top 6 Operating Systems Windows (72.37%)
Macintosh (24.59%)
iPhone (1.60%)
Linux (0.84%)
BlackBerry (0.16%)
iPod (0.14%)
Windows (67.28%)
Macintosh (27.15%)
iPhone (2.80%)
iPad (0.76%)
Android (0.66%)
Linux (0.65%)
Windows (56.52%)
Macintosh (31.71%)
iPhone (4.91%)
iPad (3.45%)
Android (1.78%)
Linux (0.59%)
Windows (56.80%)
Macintosh (32.13%)
iPad (4.63%)
iPhone (2.62%)
Android (1.15%)
iOS (1.08%)
Some interesting trends here. The notoriously outmoded Internet Explorer (lots of people are still on version 6.0!) has seen a steady decline in usership over the years. Initially, its users seem to have migrated to Firefox, but even Firefox traffic has fallen, leading me to believe that people have subsequently migrated to Chrome, which has displayed a pretty meteoric rise to the top. Safari remains strictly an Apple phenomenon, so the percentage of Apple users visiting this site has steadfastly increased, too (probably due in large part to the prevalence of iDevices).

As far as operating systems go, I'm sure nobody's surprised that Windows is the most popular OS here, but its lead is quickly diminishing, losing its dominance to Apple, with its one-two punch of MacOS and iOS. Meanwhile, Android is creeping up there, but it'll probably be a few years before it becomes a significant player.

Statistic 2009 2010 2011 2012
% Mobile 2.76% 4.80% 10.63% 9.76%
Top 5 Mobile Operating Systems iPhone (76.12%)
BlackBerry (12.17%)
iPod (5.28%)
Android (4.37%)
Windows (1.51%)
iPhone (58.37%)
iPad (15.77%)
Android (13.86%)
BlackBerry (7.43%)
iPod (3.82%)
iPhone (46.22%)
iPad (32.42%)
Android (16.70%)
BlackBerry (2.57%)
iPod (1.83%)
iPad (47.42%)
iPhone (26.83%)
Android (11.78%)
iOS (11.06%)
BlackBerry (1.60%)
Not surprisingly, mobile traffic has been on the rise (doubling each year from 2009 to 2011), though I'm pretty surprised at the slight dip in the first half of 2012.

Initially, mobile was all about the iPhone, but its dominance has since given way to its bigger brother, the iPad, which now commands a firm grip of my mobile readership. The iPod has fallen off the chart--good riddance I say; who really uses their iPod to browse the Web? Android has quickly established itself as a player in the market, though the nearly 5% drop in the first half of 2012 seems a bit anomalous (this may have to do with the breakout of iOS as a separate entity from the other iDevices). To me, the real shocker here is that, as of 2012Q1, Android comprises a full 59% of the Smartphone market, yet trails the iPhone by a huge margin here. What this tells me is that Android users really must not be using their phones to surf the Net. But why? Is the Internet experience on Android so much inferior to that on the iPhone? I doubt it; my guess is that Android users probably have a standalone PC that's used for Web browsing, while iPhone users tend to use their phones more as a primary Internet device. Rounding things out of course is BlackBerry, which continues its steep, painful fall into irrelevancy.

Statistic 2009 2010 2011 2012
Traffic Sources Breakdown 25.27% Search Traffic
33.32% Direct Traffic
41.41% Referral Traffic
35.01% Search Traffic
33.14% Direct Traffic
31.84% Referral Traffic
44.25% Search Traffic
33.26% Direct Traffic
22.49% Referral Traffic
51.08% Search Traffic
28.38% Direct Traffic
20.55% Referral Traffic
Search has become a bigger and bigger source of traffic for the site, which I suppose makes sense since the amount of indexable content only grows with time. What's also fascinating is how Direct Traffic remained nearly constant from 2009 to 2011. Is this trend of Search dominance beneficial? I have my doubts.

Statistic 2009 2010 2011 2012
Top 20 Referral Sources tastespotting.com (8,107 10.76%)
chowhound.chow.com (7,246 9.61%)
images.google.com (6,293 8.35%)
kevineats.com (5,395 7.16%)
foodgawker.com (3,879 5.15%)
stumbleupon.com (3,765 5.00%)
twitter.com (3,314 4.40%)
reddit.com (3,184 4.22%)
biggestmenu.com (2,492 3.31%)
google.com (1,803 2.39%)
chuckeats.com (1,666 2.21%)
la.eater.com (1,660 2.20%)
yelp.com (1,545 2.05%)
facebook.com (1,467 1.95%)
blogger.com (1,029 1.37%)
photograzing.seriouseats.com (1,015 1.35%)
kungfoodpanda.blogspot.com (995 1.32%)
mattatouille.com (830 1.10%)
gourmetpigs.blogspot.com (624 0.83%)
digesty.com (532 0.71%)
google.com (18,279 13.64%)
la.eater.com (10,448 7.79%)
twitter.com (9,487 7.08%)
images.google.com (8,974 6.69%)
tastespotting.com (6,574 4.90%)
kevineats.com (6,372 4.75%)
facebook.com (6,000 4.48%)
files.kevineats.com (5,289 3.95%)
chowhound.chow.com (5,129 3.83%)
digesty.com (3,830 2.86%)
blogger.com (3,419 2.55%)
biggestmenu.com (2,095 1.56%)
stumbleupon.com (1,497 1.12%)
google.ca (1,456 1.09%)
yelp.com (1,405 1.05%)
latimesblogs.latimes.com (1,372 1.02%)
foodgawker.com (1,299 0.97%)
chuckeats.com (1,077 0.80%)
google.co.uk (1,014 0.76%)
ludolefebvre.com (876 0.65%)
google.com (20,458 18.17%)
facebook.com (8,061 7.16%)
twitter.com (7,760 6.89%)
la.eater.com (6,432 5.71%)
chowhound.chow.com (4,751 4.22%)
digesty.com (4,252 3.78%)
t.co (3,492 3.10%)
tastespotting.com (2,988 2.65%)
blogger.com (2,259 2.01%)
saveur.com (2,141 1.90%)
darindines.com (2,095 1.86%)
losangeles.grubstreet.com (2,021 1.79%)
files.kevineats.com (1,874 1.66%)
stumbleupon.com (1,510 1.34%)
biggestmenu.com (1,330 1.18%)
kungfoodpanda.com (1,283 1.14%)
foodgawker.com (1,241 1.10%)
kevineats.com (1,201 1.07%)
gastronomyblog.com (1,031 0.92%)
rodzillareviews.com (1,028 0.91%)
google.com (13,099 22.25%)
la.eater.com (4,416 7.50%)
facebook.com (4,236 7.20%)
t.co (3,444 5.85%)
saveur.com (2,686 4.56%)
chowhound.chow.com (1,834 3.12%)
blogger.com (1,677 2.85%)
darindines.com (1,649 2.80%)
digesty.com (1,048 1.78%)
stumbleupon.com (1,045 1.78%)
tastespotting.com (1,019 1.73%)
losangeles.grubstreet.com (827 1.40%)
animmovablefeast.blogspot.com (669 1.14%)
files.kevineats.com (576 0.98%)
foodjetaime.com (516 0.88%)
foodgawker.com (500 0.85%)
rodzillareviews.com (500 0.85%)
kevineats.com (499 0.85%)
yelp.com (493 0.84%)
gastronomyblog.com (490 0.83%)
Some great trends on this one. First off, the significance of Eater LA jumped drastically in 2010, and the site has remained a major contributor of traffic since. Previous top dogs Tastespotting and Chowhound have fallen off a bit. There appears to be some confusion as to google.com versus images.google.com, so I'm not sure what's going on there, but in any case, Google Images is definitely a force to be reckoned with. We also see the meteoric rise of Facebook, and to a lesser extent Twitter. Saveur, meanwhile, shows up due to my nomination in their "Best Food Blog" awards. In terms of non-commercial sites, local blogs such as Gourmet Pigs, Kung Food Panda, and Mattatouille that were previously in the top 20 no longer register. In their place, we have the ascendancy of Darin Dines, as well as An Immovable Feast, which seemingly appeared out of nowhere this year. San Diego blogger Rodzilla Reviews is also an up-and-comer that demonstrates a lot of potential.

Statistic 2009 2010 2011 2012
Top 20 Search Terms kevin eats (6,982 15.18%)
kevineats (5,135 11.17%)
sushi zo (665 1.45%)
bouchon beverly hills (556 1.21%)
kevineats.com (538 1.17%)
kevin eats blog (531 1.15%)
totoraku (384 0.83%)
urasawa beverly hills (333 0.72%)
shibucho (297 0.65%)
urasawa (288 0.63%)
the bazaar los angeles (272 0.59%)
club 33 disneyland (253 0.55%)
kevineats twitter (252 0.55%)
father's office menu (245 0.53%)
sushi zo los angeles (237 0.52%)
thai nakorn (222 0.48%)
www.kevineats.com (184 0.40%)
saam at the bazaar (180 0.39%)
melisse santa monica (164 0.36%)
bazaar los angeles (160 0.35%)
kevineats (20,185 13.69%)
kevin eats (18,297 12.41%)
{Interactive Dining Map} (3,458 2.35%)
test kitchen los angeles (2,213 1.50%)
kevineats.com (1,659 1.13%)
urasawa (1,273 0.86%)
bouchon beverly hills (1,240 0.84%)
bar masa las vegas (1,114 0.76%)
kevin eats blog (891 0.60%)
totoraku (883 0.60%)
sage las vegas (833 0.57%)
julian serrano menu (789 0.54%)
julian serrano (777 0.53%)
sushi zo (631 0.43%)
{Interactive Dining Map} (505 0.34%)
twist las vegas (499 0.34%)
ludobites 5.0 (483 0.33%)
kung fu panda food blog joel robuchon (480 0.33%)
{Interactive Dining Map} (462 0.31%)
saam at the bazaar (451 0.31%)
kevin eats (28,031 12.65%)
kevineats (24,962 11.27%)
(not provided) (7,488 3.38%)
{Interactive Dining Map} (3,609 1.63%)
urasawa (1,952 0.88%)
lukshon (1,840 0.83%)
lukshon menu (1,718 0.78%)
son of a gun los angeles (1,497 0.68%)
mb post (1,308 0.59%)
kevineats.com (1,207 0.54%)
totoraku (1,167 0.53%)
sushi zo (1,034 0.47%)
wolvesmouth (897 0.40%)
http://www.kevineats.com/ (831 0.38%)
e by jose andres (806 0.36%)
son of a gun la (798 0.36%)
son of a gun restaurant (772 0.35%)
scarpetta beverly hills (666 0.30%)
picca los angeles (664 0.30%)
scarpetta brunch beverly hills (612 0.28%)
(not provided) (33,775 23.08%)
kevin eats (11,689 7.99%)
kevineats (8,701 5.95%)
{Interactive Dining Map} (3,051 2.08%)
urasawa (1,123 0.77%)
kevineats.com (462 0.32%)
post and beam (458 0.31%)
sushi zo (430 0.29%)
totoraku (430 0.29%)
e by jose andres (355 0.24%)
picca los angeles (353 0.24%)
ink (346 0.24%)
mori sushi (330 0.23%)
wolf (315 0.22%)
maison giraud (307 0.21%)
red medicine kevineats (306 0.21%)
e by jose andres menu (288 0.20%)
ink los angeles (267 0.18%)
red medicine (256 0.17%)
burger parlor fullerton (253 0.17%)
Search keywords are another fascinating facet to examine, as they give you a peek at what people are interested in on the Net. Urasawa has always been a big draw to the site, and I'm told that the restaurant has actually seen a noticeable increase in business due to my posts. You can sort of see what restaurants are "hot" at the moment by looking at the search terms. For example, in 2009, we had the debut of Bouchon Beverly Hills. 2010 saw Test Kitchen do its run, and we also visited several new eateries in Las Vegas. In 2011, Lukshon, Son of a Gun, and MB Post all bowed, as did Picca, and José Andrés' é in Vegas. So far, in 2012, the focus for new restaurants seems to be on Post & Beam.

Statistic 2009 2010 2011 2012
Top 25 Pages Viewed {Main Page} (191,890)
Urasawa [5] (9,486)
Urasawa [4] (6,579)
French Laundry (6,018)
Saam at The Bazaar (5,118)
Joël Robuchon (3,711)
The Bazaar (3,501)
Alinea [2] (3,365)
Urasawa (3,357)
Bouchon (3,209)
CUT (3,177)
Sushi Zo (3,050)
L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon (2,995)
Restaurant Guy Savoy (2,927)
The Dining Room at The Langham (2,851)
Moto (2,702)
L2O (2,643)
Twist by Pierre Gagnaire (2,570)
Per Se (2,560)
Alinea (2,327)
LudoBites at Royal/T (2,277)
Providence [5] (2,246)
Father's Office (2,221)
Animal (2,208)
Stefan's at L.A. Farm (2,156)
{Main Page} (429,048)
Urasawa [5] (6,980)
Twist by Pierre Gagnaire (6,950)
Julian Serrano (6,867)
Sage (6,812)
Red O (6,634)
French Laundry (6,625)
Why Are There So Many Asian Food Bloggers? (6,382)
Urasawa [6] (6,365)
Bar Masa (6,213)
Saam at The Bazaar (5,539)
Joël Robuchon (5,538)
Bouchon (5,111)
Test Kitchen (4,634)
Red Medicine (4,368)
The Dining Room at The Langham [3] (4,350)
Urasawa (4,249)
Sushi Zo (4,187)
Per Se (3,941)
The Bazaar (3,835)
Hatfield's [2] (3,833)
Animal (3,710)
Urasawa [4] (3,633)
LudoBites 5.0 at Gram & Papas (3,536)
L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon (3,533)
{Main Page} (411,085)
é by José Andrés (12,439)
Son of a Gun (12,053)
ink. (7,920)
Lukshon (7,121)
Urasawa [6] (6,480)
MB Post (5,537)
Urasawa [5] (4,999)
French Laundry (4,814)
Aburiya Toranoko (4,687)
Picca (4,675)
Saam at The Bazaar (4,455)
Molecular Menu at AnQi (4,219)
Red Medicine (3,815)
Animal (3,740)
Fat Spoon (3,604)
Per Se (3,495)
Playa (3,461)
Table 21 at Volt (3,249)
Sushi Zo (3,219)
Twist by Pierre Gagnaire (3,211)
Joël Robuchon [2] (2,972)
Le Bernardin (2,971)
Bouchon (2,966)
Alinea [2] (2,935)
{Main Page} (212,957)
LudoBites 8.0 at Lemon Moon (5,939)
é by José Andrés (5,189)
Post & Beam (3,873)
Urasawa [5] (3,323)
ink. (3,289)
French Laundry (2,841)
Urasawa [6] (2,761)
Son of a Gun (2,338)
Maison Giraud (2,298)
Black Hogg (2,288)
Little Bear (2,271)
Saam at The Bazaar (2,153)
ink. [2] (2,132)
Animal (2,083)
Picca (2,054)
Sushi Zo (2,043)
Red Medicine (1,915)
Sushi Nozawa (1,802)
French Laundry [2] (1,795)
Wolf in Sheep's Clothing (1,795)
2012-01 {Archive Page} (1,751)
Ohshima (1,735)
Per Se (1,696)
Bouchon (1,687)
Much like the aforementioned search terms, looking at what pages are viewed the most provides insight as to what was "hot" during a particular period. Just look at how LudoBites 8 dominated this year; Mike Voltaggio's ink is doing pretty good, too. There are some stubbornly popular posts, though, such as Urasawa, and to a lesser extent, French Laundry. The exclusive é by José Andrés and Saam at The Bazaar may be heading in that direction as well.

10 Comments:

Anonymous Andy Gavin said...

Hey Kevin,

Thanks for posting this. That's a lot of good traffic! Really a lot for what is a fairly local interest. A couple observations and a suggestion.

It looks like most of your traffic is "search". My breakdown there is 32% search, 46% referral, 20% direct. Not so different than yours, yet your search engines in the top slots don't add up to anywhere close to visits. Any idea where the missing stuff comes from?

About 80% of your page views seem to be on home page. If you want to spend some energy to increase views you might want to look at the layout there so that it more clearly drives people into the detail pages that might interest them. About 9 months ago when I switched from a traditional blog home page to a magazine style layout that was more pictorial it tripled people engagement.

Anywhichway, you do a great job!

Thursday, July 12, 2012 11:04:00 AM  
Blogger Johnny L. said...

Wow your site is pretty successful do you make any money off this site? You don't seem to do any advertising.

Thursday, July 12, 2012 3:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

watch out with the site Rodzilla Reviews. I tried to click on it and got warned by my virus protector that the site has a blackhole exploit virus.

Thursday, July 12, 2012 8:45:00 PM  
Anonymous The Celiac Husband said...

Interesting read.
Most of my traffic also comes from Google searches, but a close second is Facebook, as I put all posts up there.

Thursday, July 12, 2012 10:32:00 PM  
Blogger Jack D said...

Kevin - I enjoy your blog frequently but never actually go to your site. I read it through a RSS reader.

Does that data factor in? It might explain the lower page views if many people are doing the same.

Friday, July 13, 2012 10:33:00 AM  
Blogger JG said...

Kevin,

I was hitting your site from RSS to say the same thing as Jack. I'd venture that you are seeing steady increases in traffic that don't show up because your RSS audience does not fire the GA pixel. I've viewed every post you've written but only hit your actual site a few times a year.

Also, regarding search one of the things I've noticed as an LA foodie is that your site has continuously gained credibility with Google. Your posts often turn up in the #1 spot when I'm looking for specific restaurants in the LA area, and more so if I'm looking for photos.


Cheers,

Josiah

Friday, July 13, 2012 11:02:00 PM  
Blogger Rodzilla said...

I think more than just the increase in amount of food blogs, is the fact that you do very little by way of traditional promotion - whereas many others have fan pages, constant twitter banter, etc. I mean this as a compliment to you, and no offense to any other blog, but people have always come to your site for the content alone, not because you've gone out of your way to promote it.

Sunday, July 15, 2012 10:53:00 PM  
Blogger kevinEats said...

Andy: By "search engines in the top slots," are you referring to the Top 20 Referral Sources list? If so, that doesn't count search traffic. I believe the Google reference there comes from their Images search and their reader tools. As for your other point, I do agree that your new layout makes it easier for people to delve into the detail pages. However, at this point I'm not sure if I want to revamp the entire layout of the site. In fact, I'm not even sure if I can (not sure if Blogger supports such a thing).

Johnny: Nope, I've never advertised, and don't plan on anytime soon.

Anon: You're referring to the first line of the source right? It starts try{1-prototype;}catch(asd){x=2;...

H.Peter: Yeah I've never really embraced FB, though I'm sure it has the potential to be a significant source of traffic.

Jack: That's a good point. As far as I know, Analytics does not capture RSS readership.

Josiah: Thanks for that insight. As far as search goes, I've actually noticed the same thing with Google, which is great, and I have tried to be a little bit better with regard to SEO.

Roddy: Yeah, I've never really tried to advertise myself or really put myself out there so to speak. Seems like more effort than I want to expend. Also, you might want to take a look at your site regarding the Blackhole exploit comment above; it does appear to have some merit.

Thursday, July 19, 2012 4:44:00 PM  
Blogger svnty3stingray said...

Kevin, I enjoyed this post, statistics are interesting. Looking at your trends, I noticed time per view has been on a steady decline. I wonder if download speeds and 4th generation mobile web has caused that, or is it our attention spans? I would bet that all websites see decreasing time per page view.

Friday, July 27, 2012 7:02:00 AM  
Blogger kevinEats said...

I'm guessing it's the latter reason. I'd love to see statistics for a wide cross section of sites to determine if the trend is pandemic to the Web in general.

Saturday, August 25, 2012 6:10:00 PM  

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