Sunday, January 2, 2011

Site News: 2010 Retrospective of Redhawk's Gaze


For the first time on Redhawk's Gaze, my actual cat. Meet Abby.
This is the time of the month where I thank everybody for coming by the site and I will start off no different this time.  In December, we went over 6,000 pageviews and had approximately 5,000 visits, both increasing over the previous month drastically.  All I can say is thank you for your continued support of this site.  I will continue to bring you the best in moonkin theory and the World of Warcraft.

However, this was also the end of 2010 and I wanted to look back over the past year and see where we were to where we are now.  Here are some interesting statistics about the blog for 2010.

From June 2010, the first time I collected data through Google Analytics, we have had the monthly visits increase by 736% and pageviews increase by 665%.

From June 2010 until December 2010, we have had over 18,000 visits with over 13,000 unique visits.

From June 2010 until December 2010, we have had almost 25,000 pageviews.

The day with the highest number of visits was October 13th, which was the day after both the LeetSauced Podcast and the Raid Warning Druid Roundtable was released.

The top 5 countries that visited the site were the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Sweden.  The first South American country is number 16 with Brazil.  The first Asian country is Singapore at number 21.

The top 5 cities in the world that visited the site were London, New York, Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne.

The top 5 blog post for 2010 by visits were the following:
1) Recommendations for Cataclysm Guild Reputation (Blog Azeroth Shared Topic)
2) Cataclsym Druid Changes - My Possible Moonkin Build
3) Moonkin DPS Rotation - Present and Likely Future
4) Hey Moonkins, Check Your Gear (So You Don't Get Screwed on 4.0.1)
5) Level 85 Pre-Raid Gear Recommendations for Moonkins

The top 5 most commented on blog post for 2010 (minus contests) were the following:
1) Thinking Without Portals
2) Operation Gnomergan: How It Should Have Been Handled
3) Signs of a Bad Moonkin Player
4) WoW As A Scapegoat
5) 3 Way Tie: 3 Week Gameplan: Final Things To Do In Wrath That Every Raider/PvPer Should Do; Sickness and WoW: When to Sign Out for the Night; and To Starfall or Not To Starfall (Actually, That Is Not a Question, I'm Going to Use Starfall)

I hope you enjoyed this retrospective of the site.  As great as 2010 was, I'm sure that 2011 will be even better.  Thanks for all your continued support, reading, commenting, etc. and I hope you continue to come.

Also, please remember to vote in the Header Contest Results.  One of the 3 finalist will get to be the header for the rest of Cataclysm, so I hope you give them all the support you can. 

2 comments:

Natrii said...

Cute kitty...want to hug...zomg

Redhawks said...

@Natrii

She is a cute kitty. She is a tortise shell coloring, which is suppose to be very rare for cats. My other cat is a calico, but she is a little camera shy. Maybe for my 200th post I can get a picture of her.