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Some Blog Statistics For 2012

by Oliver Klimek on January 1, 2013

I am not too much of a statistics geek, but every once in a while it is quite interesting to have a closer look at what happens on the blog. Could there be a better moment than the turn of the year to do this? So in case you are interested, here are some statistical highlights from 2012 as collected by Google Analytics:

The Big Picture

  • Total visits: 109,492
  • Unique visitors: 60,739
  • Pageviews: 257,530
  • Average pages per visit: 2.35

Geography

Top 10 Countries by visits

  1. USA: 30160
  2. UK: 13253
  3. Germany: 12806
  4. Canada: 7091
  5. Netherlands: 5430
  6. Finland: 5167
  7. Belgium: 3413
  8. Sweden: 3173
  9. Australia: 2344
  10. France: 2334

Top 10 Cities by visits

  1. London: 3616
  2. Helsinki: 2882
  3. New York: 2175
  4. Toronto: 1454
  5. Edinburgh: 1242
  6. Vienna: 1070
  7. Glasgow: 1069
  8. Berlin: 866
  9. Singapore: 822
  10. Los Angeles: 799

Sources

  1. Search engines: 47%
  2. Referrals: 28%
  3. Direct hits: 23%
  4. News feeds: 2%

Top 10 Referers

  1. Facebook: 7092
  2. Twitter: 3467
  3. viskikaappi.net: 1025
  4. whiskyfun.com: 853
  5. cooperedtot.com: 700
  6. whiskyreviews.blogspot.com: 653
  7. reddit.com: 621
  8. spiritsjournal.klwines.com: 617
  9. whisky.de: 614
  10. recenteats.blogspot.com: 571

Top 10 search queries (similar terms are compounded):

  1. dramming.com
  2. Ralfy Mitchell
  3. Does whisky age in the bottle?
  4. Glenmorangie Pride
  5. Mortlach 16 yo Flora & Fauna
  6. Glen Grant Major’s Reserve
  7. Serge Valentin
  8. Macallan Ice Ball Maker
  9. How much is a dram?
  10. difference between whisky and vodka

Content

Most popular pages and articles by visits:

  1. Top Drams: 8266
  2. Bang for The Buck: 5851
  3. Featured Articles: 5114
  4. 10 Essential Scotch Whiskies Everybody Should Have Tried: 3306
  5. Does Whisky Age In a Bottle?: 2740
  6. 10 Essential Things About Scotch Whisky Everybody Should Know: 2557
  7. Whisky People #3 – Ralf Mitchell: 2552
  8. Whisky Glassware Test: 2518
  9. The Macallan Ice Ball Serve – Cool or Chilly?: 1528
  10. McTear’s Whisky Auctions – Buyers Beware!: 1350

Most popular tasting notes by visits:

  1. Aberlour A’bunadh Batch 41: 959
  2. Glenfarclas 1953/2012: 902
  3. Lagavulin 21 yo 2012 Release: 823
  4. Comparing Three Laphroaig 10 CS: 762
  5. Glen Grant The Major’s Reserve: 631
  6. Ardbeg Uigeadail L11101584: 620
  7. Calvados Couperne VSOP: 499
  8. Lochside 46 yo Single Blend TWE: 401
  9. Lagavulin 16 yo: 396
  10. Elements Of Islay Pl1: 353

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Josh Feldman January 2, 2013 at 1:34 am

Impressive stats, Oliver! I must confess though, that I, personally, am responsible for most of the hits from USA! USA! USA! And New York, baby (#3 on the city list). And, not to mention, cooperedtot.com – #5 on the referral list! Wow – knock me over with a feather. I had no idea my personal obsessive surfing was banging your excellent blog so very hard! Poor servers…

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Gal Granov January 2, 2013 at 11:56 am

Just about to publish my stats. didnt know u were doing that too ;)
and Josh, stop hitting f5!

;)

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Choong KD January 2, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Congratulation on strong support from your fans enjoy your articles.
Me too,I’m from Malaysia。

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