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2019-02-04 Announcement: Visitor Statistics

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h2g2 Guide Editors

July Stats

The number of unique users has increased to 46,800 vs 43,900 last time. The number of pageviews decreased slightly - 238,000 vs 247,000. Around 33% of traffic came from the UK, and 30% from the USA, followed by India, Australia, Canada, Germany and the Philippines

Entries promoted via Social Media get hundreds of views each.

The Post homepage was again most popular. How to Make a Plastic Bag Bra is still of interest. The Red Needle: The Drink that Leonard Cohen Made trended on 30 July. Driving on the 'Wrong' Side of the Road was popular this month, and Napoleon's Horse trended on 31 July!


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h2g2 Guide Editors

August Stats

The number of unique users has increased to 50,500 vs 45,500 last time. The number of pageviews is also up - 254,000 vs 229,000. Around 32% of traffic came from the USA, and 30% from the UK, followed by Australia, India, Canada, Philippines, Germany, South Africa, Ireland and France.

The Red Needle: The Drink that Leonard Cohen Made continued to get views after trending on 30 July, overtaking The Post as most popular Entry. The Neolithic Revolution Entry was viewed 300 times on 12 August via online schools. Isaac Newton was 200% more popular this month, with more than 1,000 views. The Hippocratic Oath trended, as did 'We Didn't Start the Fire', The Disappearance of Glenn Miller, How to get Stripes in Toothpaste and How to Evict a Sleeping Bat smiley - bat


2019-02-04 Announcement: Visitor Statistics

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h2g2 Guide Editors

September Stats

The number of unique users has increased again - 57,000 vs 50,500 last time. The number of pageviews is also up again - 278,000 vs 254,000. Around 34% of traffic came from the USA, and 28% from the UK, followed by India, Australia, Canada, Philippines, Germany, Italy, France and South Africa

The Usual Suspect Entries A87929806 are still popular. PEE - an Essay Writing Technique was viewed 1,400 times this month compared to 75 times last month. British Patriotic Songs trended. A4288584 about 42 and base 13 also trended, which is intriguing. More than 500 people on Facebook needed to know about Common Salt. Join or Die by Benjamin Franklin trended on 24 September. How to Calculate your Reaction Time with a Ruler was twice as popular as usual (320 views), as was Bohemian Rhapsody (300 views) smiley - cool . The Role of Deforestation in the Fall of Rome trended on 23 September via Google Classroom.


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h2g2 Guide Editors

Mid October Stats

The number of unique users has increased to 55,400 vs 52,700 last time. The number of pageviews is also up again - 272,000 vs 266,000. Around 35% of traffic came from the USA, and 27% from the UK, followed by India, Canada, Australia, Philippines, Germany, Italy, South Africa and France.

Casey's Court and Schock - the German Dice Game trended. Nuts, Bolts and Screws were twice as popular as last month (340 views) and Oktoberfest was also popular. Sherlock Holmes and Thermit Reactions trended. What3Words is doing well. Traffic to smiley - thepost was up (more than 1,500 views of the Post Homepage alone, not counting views of each Entry smiley - cool )


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

smiley - thepost approves this message. smiley - applause


2019-02-04 Announcement: Visitor Statistics

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h2g2 Guide Editors

October Stats

The number of unique users is about the same as last time (58,000) and the number of pageviews is about the same - 289,000. Around 35% of traffic came from the USA, and 27% from the UK, followed by Canada, India. Australia, Germany, Philippines, South Africa, Italy and Spain.

The Black Prince's Ruby trended on WordPress. The Post was among the most popular Entries - traffic to the homepage was up to 1,600 vs 1,500 last time. Usual Suspect Entries are still popular. Sherlock Holmes, Warfare in Ancient Athens, Thermit Reactions trended


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h2g2 Guide Editors

Greetings Stats Fans! Here are the November Stats

The number of unique users is up (57,600 vs 56,200 last time) and the number of pageviews is up (298,000 vs 278,000). Around
35% of traffic came from the USA, and 26% from the UK, followed by India, Canada, Australia, Philippines, Germany, France, Italy and
Spain.

67% of traffic was via organic search, and 20% was direct. The Queen Victoria Blast Furnace Explosion, the Lake Peigneur Disaster and London Underground Disasters trended on Social Media.

The Post continues to do well - the homepage was viewed more than 2,800 times. The Hooverville Project generated 5,000 pageviews smiley - ok

Apart from the Usual Suspect Entries, Green Eggs and Ham and A Brief History of Toast trended smiley - laugh as did Sesquipedalian Obscurantism and Douglas' Entry on Tea smiley - tea Guy Fawkes, The Fosse Way and Adult Comic Books also trended.


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paulh. Antisocial distancing works a well as the Social kind

[November seemed to be a good month for disasters. smiley - winkeye Then again, the Hooverville project was a triumph....smiley - biggrinsmiley - run]


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h2g2 Guide Editors

[Yes, November contains the anniversaries of those disasters smiley - candle]

[Then again, the Hooverville project was a triumph.... smiley - biggrin - yes it was! smiley - ok]


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Still Incognitas, Still Chairthingy, Still lurking, Still invisible, unnoticeable, missable, unseen, just haunting h2g2

smiley - lurk


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bob_hampshire

This page is always very interesting, thanks.smiley - smiley


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h2g2 Guide Editors


December Stats

The number of unique users was down 10% in December compared to November, as there was a lull during the Christmas/New Year period (53,300 vs 59,500). The number of page views was also down (265,000 vs 308,000). Around 34% of traffic came from the USA and 28% from the UK, followed by India, Canada, Australia, Germany, Philippines, France, Japan and Ireland.

Apart from the Usual Suspect Entries that continue to do well, Band on the Run Cover Stars trended, as did Christmas Traditions, Why is Jesus Christ an Apple Tree?, PTFE- The Most Slippery Substance in the World, Audience Participation in Pantomime (Oh yes it did!) and How to Understand Statistics A1091350


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You can call me TC

I realise it might be a bit of a fiddle, but could you always put the A-numbers of the entries that are mentioned here? Very often they sound most intriguing and many, like me, will not even realise they exist!


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Bluebottle

Sadly I suspect the reason why 'Band on the Run - the Cover Stars' A918353 trended is because Kenny Lynch died last month.smiley - blue

<BB<


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h2g2 Guide Editors

Ah smiley - blue

Thanks TC - good idea. January stats with links coming up...


2019-02-04 Announcement: Visitor Statistics

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h2g2 Guide Editors

January Stats

The number of unique users is up by more than 10% - 60,000 vs 53,300 in December. The number of pageviews is also up (291,000 vs 265,000). Around 34% of traffic came from the USA and 29% from the UK, followed by India, Canada, Australia, Germany, Philippines, Ireland, France and Italy.

The BBC linked to the Burns Night Entry and the Sheffield Blitz A5559573 . The Ghosts of Durham Entry A311347 was linked to by ThisIsDurham.com

The Post homepage was viewed 2,600 times. The Robert W Lee Entry A87947248 gained a good number of views thanks to Rob Lee commenting on it on Twitter!

Top Entries were Card Games A597882 American High School Dances A6083804 A Brief History of Toast A592788 Burns Night A668090 Medieval England Phrase Book A1132048 Enzymes A3328355 How to Bake a Cake with a Silicone Mould A87819493 Fretless Bass A711802 Sherlock Holmes A2773415 and Line Dancing A669512

Whittier, Alaska A87955410 Turner's Oak A80841503 and Being a Gay Sportsperson A837038 trended smiley - rainbow


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Still Incognitas, Still Chairthingy, Still lurking, Still invisible, unnoticeable, missable, unseen, just haunting h2g2

smiley - lurk


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h2g2 Guide Editors

February Stats

The number of unique users is up by 10% - 64,000 vs 58,000 in January! The number of pageviews is also up (296,000 vs 280,000). Around 35% of traffic came from the USA and 27% from the UK, followed by India, Australia, Canada, Philippines, Germany, Nigeria, Spain and France.

Trending Entries were Puns and other Word Play A592643 Life in the Trenches of World War One A21605979 The Presentation of Jesus in John's Gospel A29321381 The Quadratic Formula A29321381 Lost Treasures of Pennsylvania A536573 Alternatives to Ashtrays A311059 Function of Chairs in the 20th Century A882290 Henrietta Lacks and HeLa Cells A73516368 The Uses and Gratification Model of the Media A770951 and The Phantom Time Hypothesis A84012040


2019-02-04 Announcement: Visitor Statistics

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h2g2 Guide Editors

Greetings Stats Fans! Sorry for the delay in bringing you the March Report what with one thing and another....

The number of unique users was the same as last time (66,000) and the number of pageviews was slightly lower (300,000 vs 307,000).

The Trending Entries are very topical - Self-isolation plus Easter!

The Dangers of Mixing Bleach and Ammonia A795611
The Presentation of Jesus in John's Gospel A29321381
Golgafrinchans A2163520
'Green Eggs and Ham' - The Children's Book A3631961
The Music of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy A32873899
Mary Had a Little [Expletive Deleted]: Historical Moment in Sound Recording A87965761
Bread Flour A2198586
The No-Eyed Big-Eyed Wolf Spider A68278477
The Dystopian Novel A510922


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Still Incognitas, Still Chairthingy, Still lurking, Still invisible, unnoticeable, missable, unseen, just haunting h2g2

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