My friend Oliver asked me if I could write something about the traffic here during the DNC. I just did an analog run and here are the highlights of the report, which covers traffic from 10:00 p.m. Saturday night until 7:00 p.m. (Tuesday), a period of roughly 69 hours:
- Page views: 20,212 (includes RSS readers)
- Top Referers: (doesn’t include search)
- http://www.conventionbloggers.com/ (1168)
- http://www.wonkette.com/ (850)
- http://www.nexopia.com/ (531)
- http://www.bloglines.com/ (262)
- http://www.lostremote.com/ (64)
- http://politicalwire.com/ (58)
- http://www.cyberjournalist.net/ (49)
- Most Popular Stories: (non-Toby McGuire related)
- Filling Up On Photos (1162 reads)
- What are the bloggers browsing? (543 reads)
- Monday Morning Time Crunch (333 reads)
- Disguised as a Blogger (193 reads)
- Data Transferred: 834 megabytes
- Hosts Server: 9,331
- Heaviest Traffic: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Atlantic)
- Lightest Traffic: 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. (Atlantic)
Also of interest is that this photo of Barack Obama has been viewed about 10 times more than any other in the photo gallery. Obama is speaking at the convention at 9:27 p.m. tonight, by the way (not that it’s strictly scheduled here or anything…).
Are you sure Oliver didn’t mean traffic like traffic in the streets like cars and trucks?
So how do these numbers compare to what you clocked on average before becoming a convention blogger? How about in terms of Google ad revenue?(which arguably ought to figure into what covering the convention cost you)
Google’s Terms and Conditions for the AdSense program specifically class as confidential any information about “click-through rates or other statistics relating to Site performance in the Program provided to You by Google.” So I can’t comment on that.
In terms of the local traffic analysis: I don’t have good numbers for the “time before” because I modified the report format, and erased the old logfiles, during a recent server upgrade. Looking at the week of the DNS compared to the week after the DNC, traffic is down by about 10%.
Well, allow me to tell Google and its lawyers unathorizedly on your behalf that they can blow me.