Referrers

I have earlier written about how search terms are a way people gets to my blog in the post Picture This.

Another way is being referred from other sources. Lately WordPress, which is my blog service, improved the statistics so the referring sources are consolidated which gives you much more meaningful information about your referrers.

My current all time statistics looks like this:

At the time the total number of pageviews was 46,263.

LinkedIn seems to be my main supplier of readers. I am regularly sharing my posts as status updates and as news items in different LinkedIn groups.

But I do think that the figures for Twitter is lying though as they are counted based on where from the tweets and re-tweets are read. Twitter is probably only the twitter site. Hootsuite is another way of reading and clicking on links to a blog in a tweet. People who read and click via TweetDeck is as I understand it not counted as a referring source as TweetDeck is a desktop application.

Though I write in English I do from time to time post user blogs and comments with links on Danish language sources as the local Computerworld and another IT online news site called Version2.   

When someone, which in my case mainly is Rich Murnane I think, StumblesUpon a blog post you sometimes get a lot of pageviews within an hour or so.

Else Jim Harris’s blog called OCDQ Blog is a constant source of referring either due to Jim’s kind links to my blog posts or my self-promoting links in my comments on Jim’s blog posts.

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4 thoughts on “Referrers

  1. Jim Harris 21st December 2010 / 00:51

    Impressive statistics, Henrik.

    I definitely agree that your Twitter referral numbers seem too low, since my stats also separate applications like HootSuite and TweetDeck from the overall Twitter views.

    And yes, I also believe that Rich Murnane is the Patron Saint of Data Quality StumbleUpon referrals.

    Looks like I have a lot of work to do in the new year to drive more traffic to your blog in order to catch up with Rich and Computer World of Denmark 🙂

    On a more serious note, and by the power vested in me by the data quality online community, I hereby thank you for the great service that your blog provides to all of us.

    Best Regards and Happy Holidays,

    Jim

  2. Henrik Liliendahl Sørensen 23rd December 2010 / 10:31

    Thanks Jim. God Jul.

  3. Crysta Anderson 6th January 2011 / 18:44

    The Twitter numbers always seem very low to us, too. Like you, we’re assuming that it’s only counting referrals from people who visit via twitter.com rather than one of the many, many tools like HootSuite, Tweetdeck, etc. And I always wonder whether mobile views show up, and if so, in what capacity.

    Great numbers! Congrats on a great, consistently interesting blog.

  4. Henrik Liliendahl Sørensen 6th January 2011 / 20:39

    Thanks Crysta for sharing your experiences.

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