Links for 2008-11-19

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  1. David Malone
    Posted November 20, 2008 at 00:44 | Permalink

    If you click through to the stats that John links to, there are only stats for September 2008 for Daft and Boards. I guess John must have some other source for the PNGs.

    I suspect these stats must be quite skewed by people who ask for certification – 250K unique visitors doesn’t seem like all that many and that’s how many some of the sites listed are getting. Netcraft’s list of most visited sites (based on users of their toolbar I think) is quite interesting too – here’s the results for Irish hosted sites: http://toolbar.netcraft.com/stats/topsites?c=IE&submit=Refresh

  2. Posted November 20, 2008 at 11:20 | Permalink

    250K uniques sounds about right for Ireland, I think! it’s a small country…

    those Netcraft stats are a bit tricky to compare, though — there’s a lot of non-Irish sites that are simply hosted in data centres here. :(

  3. David Malone
    Posted November 20, 2008 at 19:58 | Permalink

    Maths seems to be heading for 150K per month, according to awstats “viewed traffic”, and maths isn’t particularly general interest at all. It makes me think that 250K isn’t really a lot – I’m sure the main university sites will be more. Any idea what taint.org does?

    It’s easy enough to drop the stuff that isn’t of direct Irish interest, just by scanning through the list. Based on a quick glance, the order is RTE, boards, Irish Times, boards again, cp.hosting365, AIB, (some more repeats), Aerlingus, DIT, O2 online, Daft and imap.ucd. With a little work you could probably fill in the likely gaps.

    From my reading of the stats quoted by John, the certification people make no effort to eliminate non-Irish interest visitors from those stats.

  4. Posted November 20, 2008 at 20:50 | Permalink

    250K is quite a lot ;) taint.org got 14K “absolute unique visitors” in the past month according to Google Analytics.

    Note though that Google take care to discount bots etc., whereas awstats may not ;) Apparently interoperability between stats figures is a bit crappy.

  5. David Malone
    Posted November 21, 2008 at 08:43 | Permalink

    Hmmm – true – the version of awstats is a bit old – it may keep quite a lot of stuff that should be dropped.