It was a another great year for readership on Artifacting with 1,506,431 absolute unique readers coming to the blog over the year. Below is a graph of my total number of absolute unique readers throughout 2012.
The spike on March 17th was caused by Buzzfeed linking to my Sloth Name Generator. The spike on April 27th was caused by Metafilter linking to my Perfect Face Post. And the spikes in June were caused by Stumbleupon finding my Alternative Default Facebook Profiles (almost two years after posting them).
The top ten most visited posts published in 2012 are:
Find The Name Of Your Inner Sloth
Miss NASA Beauty Pageant
The Perfect Face
The Women Of Denver Don’t Really Look Like This
Hunger Games: The Most Accurate Maps Of Panem
Names And Types Of Full Moons
Top 100 Best Children’s Books
Brooke Shields And Punk Rock
Referring sites sent a smaller percentage of the total visits to Artifacting this year. In 2012 there were 261,471 referred visitors arriving from 2,097 different sources. Below is a chart of referrals to Artifacting throughout 2011.
The top ten referring sites to Artifacting (with search engines removed) during 2012 were:
This is the first year since I’ve been tracking that Boing Boing didn’t make my top 10 referral list and the first year that Buzzfeed actually did make the list. I also think it’s interesting that Yahoo Answers has been in the top three referrers for the last four years.
General stats for Artifacting are as follows:
|Year||# Of Posts||Avg. Length Of Posts||Total Length Of All Posts||Comments (Mine)||2012||88||2,093||184,142||273 (7)|