Today this blog recieved it's 5,000th visitor! Interestingly this visitor was actually from Australia, which happens to be my home country. Here's some stats about that visitor in particular:
Time of Visit Sep 28 2007 9:23:54 am
Last Page View Sep 28 2007 9:24:43 am
Visit Length 49 seconds
Page Views 3
Referring URL http://www.google.com.au/search?q=heart tomatoes&hl=en
Search Engine google.com.au
Search Words bullock heart tomatoes
According to Google Analytics I've actually had 6,103 visits, but I'll use the sitemeter count for this post. Here is a graph of all the traffic to this blog so far this year:
As you can see, I've had a great increase in blog traffic over the past few weeks. Now I'm going to have to stop posting about every 1,000 visits, because at this rate I should get about 1,600 per month!
But it's not just the traffic that counts. As you will know if you have a blog yourself, the visitor loyalty is one of the key factors to ascertaining a blog's success. According to Google Analytics, about 5% of the visitors to this blog have returned 2 or more times. I think that's pretty good for 5,000 visitors - approximately 50 people have demonstrated some interest in the blog.
It's interesting to note the most popular search queries for this past year:
As you can see, my agapantha flowers post seems to be very popular, but overall people tend to come here looking for nature photography.
Finally, I would like to thank all the people who have visited and commented on this site, especially those who have subscribed. Running this blog has been a great experience so far, and I hope that you and many other readers will continue to enjoy it into the future.