The Geology News blog sets a few milestones this week. In addition to breaking the 400 posts threshold, we’ve also seen an enormous spike in traffic to the website (mainly due to the unfortunate results of Hurricane Ike). We’ve had more visitors in the last week than we’ve seen in the last 5 months combined. It baffles my mind.
When we passed 300 posts back in April, I listed the 5 most popular articles of all time on this website. Here is a new update to see how things have changed:
1.) Hurricane Ike Aftermath – Galveston Photos
2.) Food – Erupting Volcano Cake
3.) Bakken Formation Could Boost Oil Reserves
4.) Montana / North Dakota has more oil than Alaska?
5.) Hurricane Ike Coastal Changes – Before and After Photos
Here are a few other breakdowns using data from Google Analytics:
- We’ve had visitors from 161 different countries.
- The majority of our visitors this week came from Texas.
- Internet Explorer is the most popular browser used on the website (66%), followed by Firefox (25%) and Safari (6%).
- Most popular operating systems: Windows (88%), Macintosh (10%), Linux (1.5%) and iPhone (0.22%, awesome!). Interesting caveat – I design and maintain this website using a Mac.
- The most popular search terms used to access this site: 1- geology news, 2- volcano cake, 3- bakken formation
- Fellow geoblogosphere sites that have sent me the most visitors: 1- The Volcanism Blog, 2- NOVA Geoblog, 3- ScienceBlog affiliates (I’m not able to break down which specific ScienceBlogs sites sent me the most traffic at the moment).
Similar Posts on Geology News:
- 300 Posts and Counting
- Popular Posts for February 2009
- Bakken Report to be Released Thursday
- Bakken Formation Could Boost Oil Reserves
- Lack of Real Posts