PluribusOne™ Annual Blog Report

Happy New Year! As of next month, this blog will be seven years old. The first post was published February 4, 2009, thanks to the masters of cyberspace at WordPress.com who created this global venue.

The following is an overview of PluribusOne™ Consulting’s blog activity for 2015:

As true from the first year, we track the metrics of our performance statistically but not with an eye toward expansion for the sake of expansion. From the first post in 2009, our mission here has been and continues to be to provide high-quality information showcasing the efficacy of the Noetitek™ system—information unavailable anywhere else, including first-time-ever discoveries and breakthroughs.

Our goal for 2014 was to continue to provide consistently significant content but give that content a more comprehensive treatment even though it would mean producing fewer posts. The result was that the number of views as compared to the number of new posts showed a rise in readership per post, on average, of about seven percent. For 2015 that goal was ratcheted-up so that still fewer but even more comprehensive posts were made, and the average readership per post rose further: by about nine percent. This appears to support our 2013 readership analysis indicating that readers desired greater depth of information despite a decrease in the number of posts per month.

As in prior years, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada rank as the top three in terms of numbers of visitors to our blog, and in that order. We also had a great number of visitors from 121 other nations. In fact, in 2015 almost half of our readers were located outside of the United States.

The top referring sites during 2015 were, in descending order: facebook.com, mail.yahoo.com, forum.theblackdahliainhollywood.com, webcrawler.com, and k9safesearch.com. Facebook remains in first position while other referring sites have dropped out of the top five.

Of a total of 458 posts, the following are the top five most visited during 2015. “Sex and Chevrons” remains in the top spot for a second year, and “Analysis: Jarmusch’s ‘Dead Man’,” which had dropped off the bottom of the list in 2014, returned to the fifth spot in 2015. “Analysis: ‘The Man Who Wasn’t There’,” which wasn’t here before, has jumped onto the short list and all the way up in second place.

1. “Sex and Chevrons” (September, 2012)
2. “Analysis: ‘The Man Who Wasn’t There’” (February, 2012)
3. “Analysis: Saturn Devouring His Son” (December, 2009)
4. “Analysis: Joseph Smith’s Ring” (January, 2013)
5. “Analysis: Jarmusch’s ‘Dead Man” (April, 2011)

Notwithstanding the above hits for 2015, “Analysis: Botticelli’s Adoration of the Magi” (September, 2010) continues to brag the all-time highest number of viewings of any single post. Top posts date back to the blog’s first year and include at least one for each successive year through 2013, which shows what WordPress has called “staying power.” We also recognize that the posts with the most staying power sometimes take a while to gain traction and emerge. No posts for 2014 or 2015 appear on the list yet.

The post most commented on during 2015 was: “The Great Language” (January, 2015). This is an important but not frequently visited post that we believe will be among those gaining traction at some point and go on to display staying power. You might want to visit, or revisit it: https://pluribusone.wordpress.com/2015/01/12/the-great-language/.

Our single busiest day of 2015 was January 26th, and the most popular post that day was: “Analysis of Donatello’s ‘David’ Sparks Discovery” (July, 2011). That analysis, which contains a breakthrough for art historians and students of art history, happens to be our all-time third most viewed post.

Special thanks to all of you who are regular readers and contributors. And remember, if you have something to share that you don’t wish to present as a comment to a particular post, please send me an email at eastwood@PluribusOne.com.

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