Photonovice.net is running a BLOG STATISTICS PROJECT (deadline is May 9), so I figured it would be a good opportunity to actually look at my stats. Yep, you heard me — I don’t check my stats too often. After a while, it all starts to look the same and no amount of staring at the graphs will make them get any taller.
I hope I don’t come off as “beating my chest” with this post — they’re just numbers, and there are plenty of other bloggers out there with more impressive numbers. The one number you should pay attention to is “16″ — as in 16 months of constant blogging, relationship building, project participating, commenting, emailing, writing, posting, and everything else that goes along with the territory. It’s not a quick or easy process.
So if you’re new around here, the top articles are a good place to start checking out. Those same articles are also listed in my sidebar and are typically updated every month or so. If you’re running your own blog, the top sources ought to tell you which services and websites are worth paying attention to (and participating in).
TOP 10 ARTICLES OF ALL TIME
In nearly 16 months of publishing, we’ve had approximately 1,400,000 pageviews… 850,000 visits… and 720,000 unique visitors. We also have over 500 published posts containing 340,000 words and 3800 comments containing 185,000 words! Here are 10 of the best performing articles.
16 Inspirational Portrait Photography Techniques
324,596 Views and 67 Comments
87 Great Photography Blogs and Feeds
110,673 Views and 90 Comments
28 Ways To Interpret A Photo
109,007 Views and 167 Comments
Warning: These 9 Photoshop Techniques May Result In Great Photos
108,674 Views and 25 Comments
7 Bad Habits of Digital Photographers (a big thanks to Antoine!)
85,089 Views and 48 Comments
60% of Photoshop Users are PIRATES!
80,851 Views and 71 Comments
Five Fantastic Flickr Photographers
41,740 Views and 43 Comments
How To Create Photoshop Actions
12,699 Views and 9 Comments
Creative Commons: A Great Concept I’ll Continue to Employ
11,631 Views and 44 Comments
So You Think You Know What An F-Number Is
11,293 Views and 8 Comments
TOP 10 TRAFFIC SOURCES
Over 5000 sources have sent people to the Epic Edits Weblog from 6 continents, 198 countries (US being the most popular), and 16,344 cities (London being the most popular by far). Here are the top 10 contributors of incoming traffic.
Google Referral (mostly Google Reader)
DIYPhotography.net — Udi, you rock!
digital Photography School — Thanks Darren & Neil!
And just for kicks, here’s a graph of the feed subscription growth. Subscribe here if you want to keep up to date with the latest articles.
I don’t keep track of numbers on my Flickr account, but I do keep a collection of my most popular photos based on various things such as interestingness, views, comments, and faves. I find that it’s kind of good to keep an eye on what’s working and what’s not when it comes to photography — especially for those of us who are still finding our way.
[VISIT THE PROJECT HOMEPAGE] So if you have a blog of your own, dig into your stats and whip up a post about your most popular articles or photos. Remember, the project deadline is May 9 — so hurry up before it’s too late!