Sunday, October 3, 2010


Having just completed the 200th post on this website (6 months) I noticed that 3 months of available statistics had elapsed. It appears that the sites readership continues to slowly grow and new visitors (vs returning) remain steady at around 50% of all visitors. Search engines seem to be filling a void of information on historical aspects of present day Canberra that extends past the political events of a capital and the traffic being afforded is evident. 

Surprisingly Google has increasingly come to the party with many information specific posts receiving steady daily traffic. For example the post Yarralumla Woolshed (post here) has a small link at the end with a quip that it can be hired as a bushdance venue. This page receives upwards of 10 views a day with the majority exiting to the ACT Gov. hire link. Each hire $500 (just my contribution to the ACT Gov's coffers I suppose).

Dave's ACT is posted to about once every 24 hours. The first post being on the 21st of April this year after a visit with my son to see the Aboriginal axe grinding grooves in Theodore (post here). Unfortunately I didn't keep statistics for the first three months (April - June)  however I can provide the last three months statistics (July - Sept).  

Total however for (April - Sept) according to blogger (host) = 14, 255 page views.

The site has maintained between 22 and 35 daily RSS readers on average (subscribe here) , 6 email subscribers and currently "tweets" to 19 followers. You can follow Dave's ACT on Twitter (here).


For the past 3 months Dave's ACT has displayed 3 Google Ads selected by Google by keyword of the page thats loading. There have been 9,319 page impressions recorded generating 46 clicks and totaling $47.02 in revenue.  (average $0.63 per day).

The following video indicates what a search for Dave's ACT will show up in Google...

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  1. Good one Dave.

  2. I think I like statistics now as much as history Keith!


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