The numbers as of yesterday:
That green block highlights the flash mob from hackaday.com descending on the bed bug posts; other than that, things are pretty quiet around here.
Half of the daily traffic arrives by search engine for topics of general interest. The hackaday firestorm skews the numbers (the Alpha Geek clock was hackaday’s favorite a year ago), but a few other topics peek through.
Views Title 73159 Home page 6063 Bed Bugs: Wrapup 5754 Bed Bugs: Hot Box Disinsector 5148 Changing the Arduino PWM Frequency 3688 Arduino Hardware-assisted SPI: Synchronous Serial Data I/O 2823 Arduino Command Line Programming: Avrdude Puzzlement 2768 Ubuntu 9.10 Partition Backup: ext4 vs partimage vs dd 2751 Bed Bugs: Overview 2450 Alpha-Geek Clock 2291 Ubuntu 9.10 HAL FDI: Input Device Configuration - Kensington Expert Mouse FAIL 2202 Finding Transformer Pi Model Parameters 2184 Arduino vs. ATMega168 Chip Pinouts 2091 Bed Bugs: Infestation and Breeding 2019 Arduino Fast PWM: Faster 1981 Sherline Mill Counterweight Gantry 1890 Cold & Fractured Solder Joints 1851 Bed Bugs: Dying on Planet Sticky 1848 Bed Bugs: Living on Planet Sticky 1830 Bed Bugs: Assured Destruction 1734 Bed Bugs: Killing Fields 1692 Bed Bugs: Traps From Planet Powder 1637 Bed Bugs: Thermal Kill 1488 Dell GX270 Auto-On Power Setting 1481 Bed Bugs: Lures 1364 Removing a Water Heater Anode Rod 1356 Bed Bugs: Disinsecting the Bedroom 1352 Arduino LiquidCrystal Library vs Old HD44780 LCD Controller 1319 Bed Bugs: Furniture Isolation 1208 Kensington Expert Mouse Trackball: Scroll Ring Troubles 1199 Camera Microscope Adapter 1193 Bed Bugs: Pesticides 1177 Sunglasses Repair: Half a Hinge Is Better Than None 1152 Kubuntu Remote Desktop via SSH Tunnel 1123 Mysterious USB Disconnects 1039 Recumbent Bicycle Amateur Radio Antenna Mount 1027 American Standard Elite Kitchen Faucet Disassembly 1005 Bullet Hole in Plate Glass
The search terms are fascinating, at least to me:
Views Search 832 arduino pwm frequency 795 arduino pwm 500 arduino pinout 460 chain catcher 433 milling 408 arduino spi 397 staghorn beetle 357 transformer model 355 atmega168 pinout 351 atmega328 pinout 317 cold solder joints 255 cold solder joint 253 bellows 245 partimage ext4 231 avid rollamajig 226 triple alert redemption 214 arduino fast pwm 203 sherline 193 avrdude arduino 192 arduino command line 176 photoresistor circuit 172 turkey hen 162 camera microscope 160 kubuntu remote desktop 158 magnetizer 155 front derailleur cable 147 dl1414 145 sinking ship 145 arduino avrdude 144 cold solder 140 resistance soldering 137 hen turkey 134 rollamajig 130 pspice transformer 125 giant swallowtail butterfly 123 milling projects 122 the smell of molten projects 121 arduino struct 121 visible light blocking filter 116 swallowtail butterfly 115 rats leaving a sinking ship 115 dragonfly 109 tektronix 492 109 taxact vs turbotax 108 garrotte 108 bob yak 107 hv transformer 107 nielsen tv survey 107 arduino cnc 107 sherline mill 106 ss president coolidge 105 if you can read this roll me over 105 wwvb receiver 104 trackball 104 pwm arduino 101 stag horn beetle 101 backup ext4 101 scratch paper
I knew Arduino hardware and programming was interesting, but I would not ever have predicted that the fourth most popular search term would land there! Must be a lot of bicyclists with chain troubles out there…
And I seem to be the go-to guy for pictures of staghorn beetles and turkey hens. Who knew?
So much for my tech interests…
6 thoughts on “Blog Summary – 2010”
Ed, looks like the “hot topics” on the right of each page is confusing the search engines!
Very interesting stats.
Wish you and all visitors a happy new year, all the best!
confusing the search engines!
They certainly don’t handle blogs very well, because I often get results from the combined pages with a week’s worth of posts all in a single “page”. The search terms appear on that page, but they’re scattered across many different posts, which definitely isn’t what I want; I’m looking for a single post containing all of those terms.
I hope the searchers emerge amused, even if they didn’t find what they were looking for…
I do wish the new theme showed more than four ‘blowback’ entries (or maybe there’s an RSS feed for comments somewhere I haven’t found?)
Down near the bottom of the main page, on the left hand side, is a link called “RSS – Comments” that should (according to what they tell me) do exactly what you want.
Now, as with the theme-vs-mobile-phones issue, perhaps it doesn’t work the way it should.
I just bumped the number of comments from four to six. Much more than that pushes the rest of the stuff too far down, but maybe I’m just being overly fussy.
Let me know what works…
Well, as with the mobile phone theme, I’m probably the only one whose use case is affected — I like to see all the comments, even on old posts — so it’s probably not worth wasting too much real estate on the likes of me. But six is a big improvement. :) I’ve never yet been inspired to actually deal with RSS but it is probably the right hammer for this particular screw.
I like to see all the comments, even on old posts
Because trackbacks appear as comments and I insert plenty of post-to-post links (aka trackbacks), I tend to soak up many of the comment slots with my own nattering. It’s an easy way to get a bidirectional link without modifying the older posts, but I with they didn’t appear as comments. So it goes…
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