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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Activity in Last Six Months

I just updated my First Time Visitor Guide and I wanted to see what pages had been most visited over the past six months. I found some interesting things (at least to me)...

Here are the 25 most visited pages...
  1. What is eLearning 2.0?
  2. First Time Visitor Guide
  3. Top Ten Reasons To Blog and Top Ten Not to Blog
  4. Rapid eLearning Tools
  5. Fun Headline Generator
  6. Personal Learning for Learning Professionals - Using Web 2.0 Tools to Make Reading & Research More Effective
  7. Incredibly Cool! Vision of Future of Application and eLearning Development
  8. Personal and Group Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools
  9. Second Life and Learning
  10. Software Simulation eLearning (w/ links to Tools)
  11. Captivate File Size Tricks for Software Training via Simulations
  12. Do You WANT an LMS? Does a Learner WANT an LMS?
  13. How Do People Interact with Blogs?
  14. eLearning 1.0 vs. 2.0 - Help Needed
  15. Stephen Downes is Wrong? Is It Really Cool?
  16. Better Questions for Learning Professionals
  17. Shift in eLearning from Pure Courseware towards Reference Hybrids
  18. Authoring in eLearning 2.0 / Add-ins & Mash-ups
  19. Clark Aldrich - "Second Life is not a teaching tool"
  20. Learning Trends Point To and Shape eLearning 2.0
  21. Tacit vs. Explicit Knowledge - Decisions Learning Professionals Make Everyday
  22. New Kind of LMS?
  23. Q&A - eLearning Standards Especially SCORM
  24. Course and Courseware Fading - The Future of eLearning
  25. Web 2.0 and eLearning 2.0 Start-Up Guides

The referral sources showed that almost half of my traffic comes via various search engines rather than from RSS readers or from links on other blogs. One of the surprise sources of traffic was I didn't think that would generate much traffic it was about 10th on the sources.

The other thing that surprised me is that it appears I have more readers than I thought back in November (see How Do People Interact with Blogs?) - when I estimated 500 subscribers. Now using the same crude approximation method, I would estimate 800 subscribers. Google Analytics shows that I've had 3,000 unique visitors who have visited 10 or more times over the past six months. Another 3,000 had visited between 3 and 9 times. When I reduced the time frame it seems to be fairly consistent that there are quite a few repeat visitors. I would have thought that most repeat visitors would come from an RSS reader and be subscribed. So, maybe I'm not counting subscribers very well or there are lots of folks who regularly visit blogs without using a reader.

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