Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Blog hits new traffic peak in May...

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Blog hits new traffic peak in May...

In May 2012, the blog hit a new peak for the number of hits to the site. With just two hours to go, the new record of 44,906 hits was set. It already looks likely that June 2012 will top this again.

The above figures are from a tracker I have on the site since just after it started. If I look at the numbers via Google Analytics (another tracker), it gives 48,766 Visits for May so it's roughly close. It also gives a figure of 82, 076 Pageviews but I tend not to use that figure as it can be very misleading. A website with say a photo gallery can have a huge number of Pageviews but in reality, the number of visitors might be pretty small.

So where is everyone coming from? Looking at May 2012, it's obviously mainly from Ireland with a lot of the traffic coming from Dublin and Cork and to a smaller extent Limerick. The site still got visits from 103 countries though with the UK and the USA making up the bulk. Still though, some of the hits can be from unusual places. Like say the 41 hits from Ethiopia just after I put up a piece about Haile Gebrselaissie. You never know who's watching ;o)

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the numbers peaking, it's well deserved and is a Credit to all the effort you put in to making this site the success that it is.keep up the good work .

Anonymous said...

Good work John, a great resource to us all

Shane said...

Great work John, to be honest I don't know what the runners of cork would do without it. Well done.

Sheenha said...

Well done, John. As a matter of curosity any idea of the items that had the most comments ? I see the Cork marathon currently has 77 and the John Buckley race has 55.

Gearoid said...

Welll done, it is an invaluable source of information about Cork/munster racing.

Anonymous said...

Its such a great site in fairness to you John!! It's very much appreciated by all!

Anonymous said...

Great stuff John, but I reckon that 'You ain't seen nothing yet'!!
Great site and a very valuable resource.
My photo views have almost trebled for the Marathon this year (290,000+ individual photo views since Monday night!!) so I reckon that you'll absolutely shatter your current high for the month of June.
Keep up the good work - Much appreciated.

Doug

Anonymous said...

Great work John, thanks a mill for all the info & updates :)

Anonymous said...

We'd be lost without it John, thanks a million. Keep it up

Anonymous said...

One of only a handful of sites that I check daily. The content and the frequency of updates is a credit to you. Well done

Anonymous said...

Congratulations John - like the previous comment, this is one of only 3/4 websites that I check daily.

Anonymous said...

Im a newbie to running.This is a great site.Keep up the good work.