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:
- 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.