Tuesday, January 6, 2009

LarryWeaver.com Site Stats for 2008

If you enjoyed my site stats from 2007, then I present to you the 2008 web stats for LarryWeaver.com. Enjoy!
Visits / Page Views
  • January - 14,192 / 31, 113
  • February - 15, 439 / 30,199
  • March - 16,288 / 30,524
  • April - 41,696 / 61,448
  • May - 15,272 / 29,614
  • June - 12,724 / 26,253
  • July - 15,307 / 28,822
  • August - 16,739 / 30,542
  • September - 15,609 / 29,735
  • October - 17,080 / 32,228
  • November - 17,277 / 32,654
  • December - 17,245 / 32,987
Most Popular Non-Blog Pages for 2008
  1. http://www.larryweaver.com/entertainment/christian-comedians.asp
  2. http://www.larryweaver.com/funnysongs/
  3. http://www.larryweaver.com/entertainment/artists/default.asp?artist=funny-awards
  4. http://www.larryweaver.com/hilarity/
  5. http://www.larryweaver.com/funnysongs/lyrics/gangsta_grandpa.asp
  6. http://www.larryweaver.com/funnyvideos/
  7. http://www.larryweaver.com/
  8. http://www.larryweaver.com/entertainment/
  9. http://www.larryweaver.com/merchandise/
  10. http://www.larryweaver.com/entertainment/video/christian-comedian.asp
Key Observations
  • Six of my top 10 most popular blog posts were written in years past. I think that shows the lasting value of a blog. Either that, or my writing has gotten worse.
  • The big hit of the year was my "American Idol Scandal" blog post, which I wrote immediately after the first show of the season. Everyone loves a good scandal. Lightning did not strike twice for my "Last Comic Standing Scandal" post, which is an excellent read.
  • Another popular and controversial blog post involved ranking the top pro wrestlers in MMA, which I really need to update now that Brock Lesnar holds the UFC Heavyweight Championship.
  • I also wrote some excellent posts that flew under the radar. MMA fans skipped over my insightful "I Think I Could Beat Kimbo Slice" post which correctly predicted Kimbo would lose his next fight. The touching series "Tribute to a Strong Mother" and "Celebrate the Living" shows me at my most vulnerable. The true story of receiving a random check for $100,000 is good for a laugh. And if I get some more response from my "How to be a Comedian" post, I just might finish it.
  • I'm considering spinning off two of my most popular sections - funny songs and Selected Hilarity - into separate websites for 2009. I've had great success spinning off my funny employee awards website after initial success on this site.
  • My homepage was only the 7th most popular page of my site in 2008. My advice to web designers: consider every page to be your home page and make sure there is a clear call to action on each page of your site.
  • I'm planning a huge redesign for Q2 of this year. Stay tuned for some exciting changes coming your way!

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