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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

London Olympic Stadium holds 80,000 people. This blog was viewed about 900,000 times in 2011. If it were competing at London Olympic Stadium, it would take about 11 sold-out events for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

  1. tra
    December 31, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    The section on “where did they come from” says:

    “Most visitors came from The United States. Canada & The United Kingdom were not far behind.”

    But if you hover over the North America graphic, the stats say: United States 98.8%, Canada 1.1%. That’s “not far behind?”

    Also, the graphics in that section seem to suggest a lot of visitors from other continents, which is kinda hard to believe.

    One more thing that looked a little odd: Why is it that “Baton Rouge” would be among the top search terms that led people to the Herald?

    My New Year’s resolution is to make sure I don’t place among the top 5 commenters on this blog (or any other blog) in 2012!

    Happy New Year, fellow Heraldians.

  2. Anonymous
    December 31, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    yeah, tra – good luck with that.

  3. Anonymous
    January 1, 2012 at 12:19 am

    Baton Rouge = Bat N’ Rouge

    Got it now?

  4. Anonymous
    January 1, 2012 at 1:08 am

    The comparison to stadium seating is baloney. “This blog was viewed about 900,000 times” does not mean 900,000 people viewed the blog. The number that matters is “unique visitors,” but WP didn’t tell us that figure. 900K page views could easily be accomplished with 100 regular readers or fewer.

  5. January 1, 2012 at 6:29 am

    Baton Rouge = Bat N’ Rouge.

    Or isn’t Baton Rouge where the Arkleys place is in Louisiana?

    It doesn’t really matter how the words were used here. It all depends on what other people do a search for and where the search engines end up directing them.

  6. Decline To State
    January 1, 2012 at 7:16 am

    Oh my, such negativity…seems about right though given the nature of this blog and the people who contribute.

    Congratulations Heraldo on providing us with yet another year of this “provocative” forum. I find it very cathartic. Your mission is accomplished and I very much appreciate it.

  7. Plain Jane
    January 1, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Happy New Year Heraldoville! 2012 is going to be interesting (ala Chinese curse) with likely dire consequences for political missteps. Getting informed, volunteering and voting is the duty of every patriot. Occupying the voting booths has never been so important with the GOP’s agenda to disenfranchise likely Democratic voters. We can’t afford apathy.

  8. Anonymous
    January 1, 2012 at 9:35 am

    “GOP’s agenda to disenfranchise likely Democratic voters. We can’t afford apathy”

    Substitute California Democrat Machine for GOP with their sleazy efforts to illegally influence the redistricting here in California and you’ve got it just right, Jane. Congrats!

  9. Plain Jane
    January 1, 2012 at 9:57 am

    You just repeated the BS from ProPublica, shaky foundation which crumbled when facts were applied, 9:35. Congratulations on the first of many lies you will spread this year. Hopefully you’ll improve as the year goes on and provide more of a challenge than this pathetic smear.


  10. Julie Timmons
    January 1, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Best wishes for a 2012 that’s better in every way than 2011 was. Thanks for sharing the stats, Heraldo. Very interesting!

  11. January 1, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Happy New Year, everyone. Thanks for your comments, emails, criticisms and links.

  12. Goldie
    January 1, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Happy New Year and much thanks to you too Heraldo. And to the entire Heraldo Village. What a group!

  13. anonymous
    January 1, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Happy New Year to you Heraldo.
    Happy New Year to the original Heraldo too. Free as a bird now.

    H’s helpers are doing OK, but this blog lacks its original Zing, without H.

  14. anonymous
    January 1, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Yes, congratulations Heraldo and Happy New Year. Although living in Del Norte County, the Herald is a great source of news and information with a few rants tossed in. Nothing like it north of the Klamath, or as Hank has noted, a “hellhole, with landscape.”

  15. January 1, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Happy new year! Thanks to our host, Heraldo, and I’d especially like to thank High Finance. I may argue with him, but I sincerely appreciate his voice in the mix here.

  16. Anonymous
    January 1, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Typical Plain Jane – dismissing evidence that disagrees with her worldview as “BS”, while using that reputable, nonpartisan site (HA!) the DailyKos to bolster her pov.

    You’re a rabid idealogue, Jane…as also evidenced by your serial postings here.

  17. Plain Jane
    January 1, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Typical anonymous. Posts an unsupported claim which originated from a right wing source and when a link is posted from Kos using a variety of sources which refute the entire premise, he complains about the source and launches a personal attack. I’d use Anonymous if I was that stupid and hypocritical too.

  18. January 1, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    “900K page views could easily be accomplished with 100 regular readers or fewer.”

    “Easily”? That would require about 25 separate “page views” per day for those ambitious 100 regular readers.

    Three thousand dedicated readers could visit every single day of the year though, and only have to achieve one page view each to achieve that number.

    But how many people look at this blog every day?

  19. Carol
    January 1, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Happy New Year – may 2012 be a really great year!

  20. January 1, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Look, we’ve only got one year left, so let’s get on with already.

  21. January 1, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Should be an “it” in there….”..let’s get on with ‘it’ already.”
    Anyway, you know what I mean; less than a year to go, make it count.

  22. Thorstein Veblen
    January 1, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    I have hope for 2012 and beyond.

  23. High Finance
    January 2, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Thanks Joel. More lefties should be appreciative of my posts here. They are getting for free, advice that would normally cost them thousands of dollars.

    Now, if only they would listen……

  24. January 2, 2012 at 9:36 am

    And the right never listens to me, HiFi. My advice would save us trillions.

  25. anonymous
    January 2, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    HiFi’s opinion of his own advice: “They are getting for free, advice that would normally cost them thousands of dollars.”

    Translation: Taking HiFi’s advice will cost you.

    This financial “expert” did not think the real estate bubble would burst!

    HiFi has no idea how stupid most of his views and comments are. He should be in the Republican race for president, with all the other clowns.

  26. January 2, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Well, let’s see, I post twice as many images and my second largest source of visits after the USA is Mongolia. The Herald is on my list of where my traffic comes from. Thanks! The WordPress stat report is definitely a cool thing to find in one’s inbox. Bananas all around for the helper monkeys!

  27. January 2, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Cool, foxstudio!

  28. High Finance
    January 2, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Nobody wants or needs your advice 5.22pm.

    People pay big bucks for mine.

    Do you ever wonder why or do you choose to remain stupid ?

  29. anon
    January 2, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    So amusing that HiFi is 1 of the most frequent posters. Just can’t stay away no matter how much he complains about the subject matter, the leftist slant, the IQ of other commenters & his own importance. Says a lot about the person behind the moniker. None of it good.

  30. High Finance
    January 2, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    It just appears that I am the third most frequent poster.

    Those statistics don’t show the 14,000 posts by “anonymouses” like you.

    That says a lot about you, none of it good. Liar.

  31. Anonymous
    January 2, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    I think it speaks well for Hi Finance that he/she continues to fight and state his/her opinion, in the face of opposition. What would we be here without anyone disagreeing?

  32. skippy
    January 2, 2012 at 10:45 pm


  33. January 2, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    HiFi didn’t get credit for his anonymous comments either.

  34. January 3, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Heraldo’s whopping stats drive some bugs crazy!

  35. jr
    January 3, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Readers may be interested in the “Hall of Shame, 2011 Year in Review” at http://www.noyonews.net

  36. 5:22 back at ya hifi
    January 4, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    got your goat but good!! HA !

    Hey Big Bucks Guy, tell me again how the bubble never bursts…

  37. High Finance
    January 5, 2012 at 8:33 am

    You are one sad little puppy.

  38. RefFan
    January 5, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Anon, how about starting your own blog that just spews crap at others while discussing nothing important. I think it wld be a hit!!

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