Localism VS ActiveRain...And the Winner is?

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Real Estate Broker Owner with LKN Realty, LLC 242267

Tug of War

 

I had some time this morning to actually look at the back-end data on my own blog and was totally surprised at the trends I found regarding Referred Browser Hits.

 

For comparison,  Here is what I found:

Overall:

  • Since I created my own blog over a year ago, ActiveRain  has represented 74.1% of my referers
  • During this same period, Localism was only 9.2%

Last Three Pages of my results:

July 10 - 12

  • Active Rain = 65%
  • Localism = 5%

July 13 - 15

  • ActiveRain  = 70%
  • Localism = 15%

July 16 - 27

  • ActiveRain = 35%
  • Localism = 50%

I would say this is pretty substantial evidence that Localism is already making a significant impact on my blog traffic since it went "live".  I, for one, am now a believer.  Now matter what anyone on AR writes...numbers like these don't lie/embellish/rant or even distort.  This is the best evidence I could have to inspire me to be there on Thursday at noon.

*Please note:  NO ONE from AR asked or even knew about this post...I'm just sharing the facts!

9/21/08 Update:  I have gotten several requests for an update on my statistics.  The most recents state:

AR:  33 hits, Localism 21 hits (This is the past week or so) 

It is worth noting that the AR hits appear in blocks and many times it looks like one person has gone back and forth from AR to my blog 3-5 times.  Taking that into consideration I think they are about 50-50.

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Rainmaker
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Sounds like a testimonial and a worthy post to put into our Localism Compendium

September 01, 2008 12:21 AM
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Hi Diane,

Quick question.  Is Localism staying strong for you?

Respectfully,

Bruce

September 01, 2008 10:59 AM
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Tracy Santrock
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Interesting. I've found AR has always been in the lead. I hope the new Localism makes a difference for us all, especially since I have invested in the future.

September 05, 2008 06:35 PM
Rainmaker
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What's the current prognosis?

September 20, 2008 08:12 AM
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Diane Aurit
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LKN Realty, LLC

Castellum Realty:  I just wrote a brief update above.  ActiveRain is sending me more hits than Localism but if you account for them sometimes being the same reader I would say in the past week they were about 50/50

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