IPR Stats: Highlights from 2015

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Although two more days remain in 2015, we got our annual sites stats report:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 1,000,000 times in 2015. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 43 days for that many people to see it.

The busiest day of the year was April 13th with 6,782 views. The most popular post that day was Video: Nicholas Sarwark on Washington Journal this Sunday.

In 2015, there were 1,933 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 16,098 posts.

Longest Streak (of days without zero posts): 125 days 1 January – 5 May

These are the posts that got the most views in 2014:

1. Gary Johnson falls over from “heart attack” at CPAC February 2015 32 comments

2. Gary Johnson likely to decide about 2016 run in the next week or two with a likely announcement in January December 2015
252 comments

3. LP Judicial Committee Meets Tomorrow to Reconsider Prior JC Decision re Oregon Affiliate; Carling Will Not Recuse Himself August 2015 1160 comments

4. LNC Meeting Mar 28-29, 2015 Phoenix (Updated) March 2015 654 comments

5. Steven Rodriguez: Marriage Equality Or Marriage Privatization – Why Not Both? March 2015 4 comments

The top referring sites in 2015 were:

facebook.com
twitter.com
politics1.com
inoreader.com
reddit.com

Visitors came from 188 nations, with most from the US.

The report claims that the following were the most active commenters:

1. Andy 1843 comments

2. Andy Craig 1559 comments

3. Robert Capozzi 1084 comments

4. Caryn Ann Harlos 1003 comments

5. George Phillies 865 comments

(Thanks to them and everyone else for writing, commenting and reading, no matter how much or how little you did so, but isn’t there someone the report generators forgot? 🙂 )

The most commented on post in 2015 (and actually in all IPR history to date) was LP Judicial Committee Meets Tomorrow to Reconsider Prior JC Decision re Oregon Affiliate; Carling Will Not Recuse Himself (linked above).



Here’s 2014 for comparison:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 460,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 20 days for that many people to see it.

The busiest day of the year was December 13th with 4,350 views. The most popular post that day was Libertarian Party calls for shutting down CIA, criminal prosecutions.

In 2014, there were 1,651 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 14,149 posts.

Longest Streak (of days without zero posts): 65 days 17 March – 20 May

These are the posts that got the most views in 2014:

1. Open Thread for Libertarian National Convention June 27 to 29 1064 comments June 2014

2. Libertarian Party calls for shutting down CIA, criminal prosecutions 120 comments December 2014

3. Palm Beach Libertarians Plan to Defy Ordinance in Order to Feed the Homeless 20 comments November 2014

4. Libertarian Party retains ballot access in 30 states following midterm election; best ever midterm result for LP, best of any alt party in 100 years 26 comments November 2014

5. Arizona Constitution Party Chairman Calls for Revolution 98 comments January 2014

The top referring sites in 2014 were:

facebook.com
reddit.com
twitter.com
en.wikipedia.org
rense.com

Visitors came from 182 nations, with most from the US.

The report claims that the following were the most active commenters:

1 Andy 1478 comments
2 Jill Pyeatt 1390 comments
3 Jed Ziggler 803 comments
4 Robert Capozzi 719 comments
5 George Phillies 551 comments

The most commented on post in 2014 (and in all IPR history til then) was Open Thread for Libertarian National Convention June 27 to 29 (linked above).

22 thoughts on “IPR Stats: Highlights from 2015

  1. Thane Eichenauer

    I read IPR articles and comments via inoreader. That it is a top five referrer isn’t very surprising. I am amazed that rense.com was a top five referrer last year.

    Inoreader is a rocking RSS tool. It free of charge and has a minimal number of ads.

    http://www.inoreader.com/

  2. paulie Post author

    I am amazed that rense.com was a top five referrer last year.

    I think it was actually just one article where we got a lot of traffic from them. They haven’t been among our top referrers any other year, as far as I can remember.

  3. paulie Post author

    Why does Paulie not appear as a most frequent commenter?

    My best guess is that it doesn’t count blog editors who comment when they are logged in, and I stay logged in almost all the time (in fact, I usually comment from dashboard, because it’s more convenient).

  4. Jill Pyeatt

    I’m not listed as a frequent commenter, either, although I stay logged in most of the time as Paulie does.

  5. Jill Pyeatt

    I definitely spent less time commenting this year than last year due to some other obligations. Who knows? We should all be proud of our blog, in any case.

  6. paulie Post author

    3 of the top 5 were the same in ’14 and ’15: Andy Jacobs, Robert Capozzi and George Phillies. The 2 other spots were different sets of IPR writers: Jed and Jill in ’14, Caryn and Andy C. in ’15.

  7. paulie Post author

    Chris,

    Not sure if you remember, but you can still post articles here if you ever feel like it. At the moment they have to be approved by someone else before they go live. I think the main concern at the time that was instituted was that you not mess up anyone else’s posts or comments or post anything really crazy because you were kind of going off the deep end. The approval lag would usually be pretty quick and you would get more readership and more interaction. Up to you, maybe we can build ATPR up to this level with some more work too, but I don’t see why we can’t do both…and that includes you.

  8. Mark Axinn

    Although I don’t know how it will do it but IPR should not count as “comments” when one of you is reporting from, e.g., an LNC meeting. Chuck or Paulie or someone else might have 100 comments in half a day, but really what you’re doing is keeping the rest us informed in almost real time as to what is going on.

  9. Chuck Moulton

    Mark Axinn wrote:

    Although I don’t know how it will do it but IPR should not count as “comments” when one of you is reporting from, e.g., an LNC meeting. Chuck or Paulie or someone else might have 100 comments in half a day, but really what you’re doing is keeping the rest us informed in almost real time as to what is going on.

    Apparently I didn’t come close to top 5 even with the LNC live blogging in comments!

    Proof positive: I’m way too soft-spoken and not opinionated enough.

    Maybe this year I can up my game with a trigger word to which I always respond like Capozzi does. Any time anyone mentions “Kerbel” I will suggest a Kerbel / Hollist ticket focusing on contract insurance and argue relentlessly with anyone who disagrees.

  10. paulie Post author

    Although I don’t know how it will do it but IPR should not count as “comments” when one of you is reporting from, e.g., an LNC meeting. Chuck or Paulie or someone else might have 100 comments in half a day, but really what you’re doing is keeping the rest us informed in almost real time as to what is going on.

    I see no way to adjust the settings on the program that generates these yearly reports.

  11. paulie Post author

    Apparently I didn’t come close to top 5 even with the LNC live blogging in comments!

    I’m not sure whether you would be in the actual top 5, since apparently does not count IPR editors when we are logged in. As discussed above, that would be the only explanation for why I’m not in the top 5 either year.

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