Sunday, January 1, 2012

Sitecore Snippets - Blog Statistics Overview


Year 2011 is over, and it's time to look back to review and analyze blog statistics, as well as summarize yearly achievements.

There was about 6000 unique visitors, who generated more than 15000 page views this year. About 30% of them live in United States.


Here are the top 5 countries:
  1. United States
  2. United Kingdom 
  3. Norway
  4. Denmark
  5. India
In general, distribution is almost the same as one year ago, the only significant change is the number of UK visitors - it has raised from 4% to almost 9%

One more interesting location related stuff - top cities:
  1. Bergen
  2. Copenhagen
  3. London
The funny thing is - I did not hear about city called Bergen before. Now I know that "Bergen is the second largest city in Norway with a population of 264,000".

Browsers are rather expected:
  1. Firefox (28% -> 33%)
  2. Chrome (28% -> 32%)
  3. Internet Explorer (27% -> 21%)
As well as operating systems:
  1. Windows (84%)
  2. Macintosh (12%)
  3. iPad (1.5%)
Mobile Devices - iPad has no competitors:
  1. iPad (77%)
  2. Android (16%)
  3. iPhone (2%)
  4. Sony(1.5%)
  5. SymbianOS (1.5%)
A lot of the users find the site using search engines, the others came from:
  1. trac.sitecore.net (27%)
  2. sitecore.net (15%)
  3. sdn.sitecore.net (10%)
  4. blogger.com (5%)
  5. twitter.com (5%)
Also, I'm glad to see that the number of visits is constantly growing and many people read the blog posts published more than a year ago (for example - Translating Sitecore items using Google Translate).

Top 3 posts are:
  1. Mobile Device Detection
  2. JavaScript and CSS minification
  3. Client-Side Event tracking
A lot of Shared Source modules were released / updated in 2011, the most popular are:
You might have noticed, that all AdSense blocks were removed from this blog several months ago. I've managed to reach rather high CPC, but the number of clicks was too low, so I decided to stop the experiment.

I've launched simple website for managing Sitecore upgrades - Sitecore Update Helper. It is still under construction, but the core functionality is already done. I really enjoyed the implementation, as I had to use graphs, Dijkstra's algorithm, and some other stuff that I studied at the university.

Plans for the future? They do change significantly over time, but I think I'll keep blogging about interesting stuff, focusing on popular trends - mobile, social, etc.
Also, I'm going to update / re-test my Shared Source modules with Sitecore 6.5, and probably add some articles explaining cool DMS features. Stay Tuned!