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August 28, 2005

Traffic on Blue Mass. Group

A regular reader posted a comment asking how many visitors Blue Mass. Group receives, and I thought other readers might be interested as well.  These numbers are of course approximate because they're based entirely on the cookies that our tracking software is able to place and read, but with that caveat, here is some basic information.

On a typical weekday, we receive between 300 and 500 unique visitors (you are a "unique visitor" if you are either here for the first time, or are returning more than one hour after your last visit).  Weekends tend to be slower - between 100 and 300 unique visitors.  And on some days our traffic shoots up substantially - on Friday, for example, our post on ex-US Marshal Anthony Dichio was picked up by buzzflash, resulting in almost 2,000 visitors, and yesterday our post on Mitt Romney and the National Guard was picked up here and here, giving us our biggest weekend ever at 750 visitors yesterday and 500 (so far) today.  Since we went live nine months ago, nearly 75,000 unique visitors have stopped by.

That's the traffic report.  This also seems like a good opportunity to extend, on behalf of all of us here, a HUGE "thank you" to all of our readers, without whom this blog would serve no useful purpose whatsoever.  I very much hope that you find this an interesting, informative, thought-provoking, and entertaining place to visit, and that you'll keep coming back.

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What took you so long to answer?

Posted by: The troll | Aug 28, 2005 8:45:56 PM

Troll: I was eating dinner, if you must know. :)

Posted by: Charley on the MTA | Aug 28, 2005 10:00:37 PM

It doesn't surprise me that you've received so much traffic. You have a GREAT blog! It's one of the only ones that I read if I only have TWO MINUTES of free time. Keep up the good work. Will we be having "online commentary" Tuesday night?

Posted by: Margie Ware | Aug 28, 2005 10:09:51 PM

Marge: Thanks for the kind words.

We should definitely have a big fat open thread. I doubt there'll be TV coverage, so we'll be dependent on folks at the count.

Posted by: Charley on the MTA | Aug 28, 2005 10:20:20 PM

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