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LDV doesn’t do statporn, but if we did (July 2011)

… We’d say a big thank you to the 34,668 ‘absolute unique visitors’* who read Liberal Democrat Voice in July. This brings our absolute unique visitor readership for the last year to date (1 July 2010 – 30 June 2011) to 509,455.


The 5 top-read stories during the month were:

  1. Opinion: Nick Clegg didn’t suck up to Murdoch – that’s why his minions tried to destroy him (28) by James Percival
  2. Opinion: Verdict from the first Mayoral Hustings – it’s a two horse race (40) by Simon McGrath
  3. What does the Inverclyde result mean for the Scottish Liberal Democrats?

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The News of the World and giving readers what they want

No, not a trailer for your super soaraway Lib Dem Voice on Sunday, but a quick quirk-alert on reader figures at our site this week.

It’s one of my jobs at Lib Dem Voice to keep an eye on the stats, including visitor numbers, popular posts, search terms and lots of other data.

These give us blogging ideas, help us to plan (and sometimes crow), and are another strand of audience feedback – alongside the comments threads, survey responses, emails and phonecalls, and of course the articles themselves that people submit.

So I thought I’d briefly share a surprising finding from …

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LDV doesn’t do statporn, but if we did (June 2011)

… We’d say a big thank you to the 39,604 ‘absolute unique visitors’* who read Liberal Democrat Voice in June. This brings our absolute unique visitor readership for the last year to date (1 July 2010 – 30 June 2011) to 522,590.


The 5 top-read stories during the month were:

  1. Andrew Reeves passes away (38) by Mark Pack
  2. Response: Chair of Federal Conference Committee on increased security measures (153) by Andrew Wiseman
  3. Why Simon Kelner is wrong to defend Johann Hari (27) by Stephen Tall
  4. Opinion: Why you should be taking Lembit Opik seriously (61) by Richard Clare

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LDV doesn’t do statporn, but if we did (May 2011)

… We’d say a big thank you to the 56,674 ‘absolute unique visitors’* who read Liberal Democrat Voice in May.

This brings our absolute unique visitor readership for the last year to date (1 June 2010 – 31 May 2011) to 531,005, 5.8% more than the equivalent figure for 2009-10 of 501,773.

The 5 top-read stories during the month were:

  1. Opinion: However unfair it is, Chris Huhne should step down (105 comments) by Simon McGrath
  2. Chris Huhne’s election expenses: once again, nothing to see here, move along (60 comments) by Mark Pack
  3. Black Friday for Lib Dems: it’s worse than we thought

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LDV doesn’t do statporn, but if we did (March 2011)

… We’d say a big thank you to the 52,224 ‘absolute unique visitors’* who read Liberal Democrat Voice in March.

It’s three months since last the Voice indulged in our statporn, so here’s 2011 figures so far: January (44,998) and February (40,206). This brings our absolute unique visitor readership for the last year to date (1 April 2010 – 31 March 2011) to 766,283, almost double the equivalent figure for 2009-10 of 395,014.

Incidentally, if you’re wondering why we publish our readership figures — is it show-off vanity, or pedantic statophilia? — I came up with a few reasons at …

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LDV doesn’t do statporn, but if we did (December ’10)

… We’d say a big thank you to the 51,153 ‘absolute unique visitors’* who read Liberal Democrat Voice in December.

That’s a notch down on our November figure of c.59,000, but almost double the equivalent figure for December ’09 of c.27,000.

Incidentally, if you’re wondering why we publish our readership figures — is it show-off vanity, or pedantic statophilia — I came up with a few reasons at the start of last year. The arguments still stack up, I think.

The 5 top-read stories during the month were:

  1. Opinion: Richard Huzzey – “I resign” (225) by Richard Huzzey
  2. Probably the

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LDV doesn’t do statporn, but if we did (November ’10)

… We’d say a big thank you to the 59,273 ‘absolute unique visitors’* who read Liberal Democrat Voice in November.

That’s a notch down on our October figure of c.63,000, but double the equivalent figure for November ’09 of c.29,000.
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This brings our absolute unique visitor readership for the last year to date (1 Dec 2009 – 30 Nov 2010) to 733,459, getting on for double the equivalent figure for 2008-09 of 333,175.

The 5 top-read stories during the month were:

  1. Jo Swinson MP writes on tuition fees (139) by Jo Swinson MP
  2. Opinion: Clegg has not betrayed us! (148) by

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LDV doesn’t do statporn, but if we did (October ’10)

… We’d say a big thank you to the 62,745 ‘absolute unique visitors’* who read Liberal Democrat Voice in October.

That’s a notch up on our September figure of c.61,000, and double the equivalent figure for October ’09 of c.30,000.

This brings our absolute unique visitor readership for the last year to date (1 Nov 2009 – 31 Oct 2010) to 651,902, getting on for double the equivalent figure for 2008-09 of 353,311.

The 5 top-read stories during the month were:

  1. Nick Clegg writes to Lib Dem MPs over tuition fees (180) by The Voice
  2. Vince Cable’s statement on tuition fees

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LDV doesn’t do statporn, but if we did (September ’10)

… We’d say a big thank you to the 61,584 ‘absolute unique visitors’* who read Liberal Democrat Voice in September.

That’s almost 30% up on our August figure of c.48,000, and more than treble the equivalent figure for September ’09 of c.20,000.

This brings our absolute unique visitor readership for the last year to date (1 Oct 2009 – 30 Sept 2010) to 698,430, more than double the equivalent figure for 2008-09 of 344,608.

The 5 top-read stories during the month were:

  1. +++ EXCLUSIVE: The MEP, the erotic award, the picture (21) by The Voice
  2. Half a defence

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LDV doesn’t do statporn, but if we did (July ’10)

… We’d say a big thank you to the 50,627 ‘absolute unique visitors’* who read Liberal Democrat Voice in July.

That’s 5% up on our June figure of c.48,000, and up some 129% on the equivalent figure for July ’09 of c.22,000.

This brings our absolute unique visitor readership for the last year to date (1 Aug 2009 – 31 July 2010) to 608,812, some 84% higher than the equivalent figure for 2008-09 of 330,218.

The 5 top-read stories during the month were:

  1. Have you seen Zac Goldsmith’s Channel 4 News car-crash interview yet? (75) by Stephen Tall
  2. Opinion: I admit it,

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LDV doesn’t do statporn, but if we did (June ’10)

… We’d say a big thank you to the 49,916 ‘absolute unique visitors’* who read Liberal Democrat Voice in June.

Though that’s way down on our May 2010 figure of c.136,000, that was an exceptional month – with a general election plus the formation of the new coalition government. In fact, compared with June 2009, Lib Dem Voice’s readership is up by one-third.

This brings our absolute unique visitor readership for the last year to date (1 July 2009 – 30 June 2010) to 582,154, over 80% higher than the equivalent figure for 2008-09 of 322,654.

The 5 top-read stories during the month were:

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LDV doesn’t do statporn, but if we did (May ’10)

… We’d say a big thank you to the 136,557 ‘absolute unique visitors’* who read Liberal Democrat Voice in May.

That’s over 20% higher compared to our April 2010 figure of c.112,000, and we are up some 227% on the equivalent figure for May ’09. Anyone would think there had just been a general election. In fact, the site passed 100,000 unique visitors by 14 May … which suggests traffic has stabilised since at c.2,500 absolute uniques a day.

This brings our absolute unique visitor readership for the last year to date (1 June 2009 – 31 May 2010) to 503,653, over 87% higher than the equivalent figure for 2008-09 of 268,359.

The 5 top-read stories during the month were:

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LDV doesn’t do statporn, but if we did (April ‘10)

… We’d say a big thank you to the 114,614 ‘absolute unique visitors’* who read Liberal Democrat Voice in April.

That’s DOUBLE our March 2010 figure of c.57,000, and we are up some 270% on the equivalent figure for April ’09 … anyone would think there was an election on.

This brings our absolute unique visitor readership for the last year to date (1 May 2009 – 30 April 2010) to 421,146, over 67% higher than the equivalent figure for 2008-09 of 251,110.

The 5 top-read stories during the month were:

1. The flow diagram which shows you who

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LDV doesn’t do statporn, but if we did (March ‘10)

… We’d say a big thank you to the 58,552 ‘absolute unique visitors’* who read Liberal Democrat Voice in March.

That’s a huge 77% increase on our Feb. ’10 figure of c.34,000, and we are up some 125% on the equivalent figure for March ’09 of c.26,000.

This brings our absolute unique visitor readership for the last year to date (1 April 2009 – 31 March 2010) to 345,223, over 45% higher than the equivalent figure for 2008-09 of 237,536.

The 5 top-read stories during the month were:

1. Lord Clement-Jones on the Digital Economy Bill: web blocking amendment (246) …

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LDV doesn’t do statporn, but if we did (Feb. ‘10)

… We’d say a big thank you to the 33,686 ‘absolute unique visitors’* who read Liberal Democrat Voice in January.

That’s a small decrease compared to our Jan. ’10 figure of c.38,000, but then February is a shorter month – and we are up over 40% on the equivalent figure for Feb ‘09 of c.24,000.

This brings our absolute unique visitor readership for the last year to date (1 March 2009 – 28 Feb 2010) to 316,939, almost 40% higher than the equivalent figure for 2008-09 of 228,076.

The 5 top-read stories during the month were:

1. Clegg sacks Jenny Tonge

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LDV doesn’t do statporn, but if we did (Jan. ‘10)

… We’d say a big thank you to the 38,593 ‘absolute unique visitors’* who read Liberal Democrat Voice in January.

That’s a big jump, unsurprisingly, compared to our December ’09 figure of c.28,000 – and is up some 60% on the equivalent figure for January ‘09 of c.24,000.

This brings our absolute unique visitor readership for the last year to date (1 Feb 2009 – 31 Jan 2010) to 309,123, over 40% higher than the equivalent figure for 2008-09 of 218,360.

The 5 top-read stories during the month were:

1. Revealed: the Lib-Con pact election poster (34) by Stephen Tall
2.

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Belated LDV statporn for 2009. And my answer to the question, does it matter?

Call it laziness, call it New Year ennui, but I’d half a mind not to re-commence my monthly LDV statporn posts. I realise they can be a little bit self-congratulatory and/or self-obsessed. But I’ve finally got round to doing it. And here’s why.

First, because I think it’s only fair to LDV’s readers and, more importantly, our contributors (both those who write for us, and those who comment on what’s written here) to know how many people read this site. It is not my blog, or that of any of the small, volunteer team who runs LDV: it is …

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LDV doesn’t do statporn, but if we did (Nov. ‘09)

… We’d say a big thank you to the 29,252 ‘absolute unique visitors’* who read Liberal Democrat Voice in November.

This brings our absolute unique visitor readership for the last year to date (1 Dec 2008 – 30 Nov 2009) to 292,073, over 40% higher than the equivalent figure for 2007-08 of 205,099.

The 5 top-read stories during the month were:

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LDV doesn’t do statporn, but if we did (Oct. ‘09)

… We’d say a big thank you to the 31,331 ‘absolute unique visitors’* who read Liberal Democrat Voice in October.

That’s a 10% uplift on last month’s readership, and a 38% increase on the same period a year ago, when just over 22,000 readers visited LDV.

This brings our absolute unique visitor readership for the last year to date (1 Nov 2008 – 31 Oct 2009) to 312,829, almost double the equivalent figure for 2007-08 of 169,320.

The 5 top-read stories during the month were:

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LDV doesn’t do statporn, but if we did (Sept. ‘09)

… We’d say a big thank you to the 27,708 ‘absolute unique visitors’* who read Liberal Democrat Voice in September.

This takes us back closer to our pre-summer trend readership of c.30,000 – and is up some 43% on the equivalent figure for September ’08 of 19,435.

This brings our absolute unique visitor readership for the last year to date (1 Oct 2008 – 30 Sept 2009) to 306,418, almost double the equivalent figure for 2007-08 of 158,046.

The 5 top-read stories during the month were:

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LDV doesn’t do statporn, but if we did (August ’09)

… We’d say a big thank you to the 19,655 ‘absolute unique visitors’* who read Liberal Democrat Voice in August.

This is our lowest readership figure of the year to date, down a notch on last month’s 22,000 – not surprising in a holiday month and when genuinely exciting political news is scarce. For the record, August’s 20k is still more than 50% up compared with the same month last year (13k).

This brings our absolute unique visitor readership for the last year to date (1 Sept 2008 – 31 Aug 2009) to 299,315, more than double the equivalent figure for 2007-08 of 147,363.

The 5 top-read stories during the month were:

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LDV doesn’t do statporn, but if we did (July ‘09)

… We’d say a big thank you to the 22,117 ‘absolute unique visitors’* who read Liberal Democrat Voice in July.

This is our lowest readership figure of the year to date, down about one-third on last month’s 38,000 – which either means we’ve been rubbish this month, or else that the political excitements of MPs’ expenses and the local/Euro elections, which spiked our figures in May and June, have subsided. Or a bit of both. For the record, July’s 22k is still more than 50% up compared with the same month last year (14k).

This brings our absolute unique visitor readership for the last year to date (1 Aug 2008 – 31 July 2009) to 293,070, more than double the equivalent figure for 2007-08 of 141,626.

The 5 top-read stories during the month were:

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LDV doesn’t do statporn, but if we did (June ‘09)

… We’d say a big thank you to the 37,801 ‘absolute unique visitors’* who read Liberal Democrat Voice in June, our third highest total ever. That’s a slight dip compared with last month’s 41k+ figure, but is a whopping 125% increase on a year ago.

This brings our absolute unique visitor readership for the last year to date (1 July 2008 – 30 June 2009) to 286,739, an increase of 110% on the equivalent figure for 2007-08 of 136,301.

The 5 top-read stories during the month were:

1. By-election results: Tories fail against Lib Dems (17th November 2006)
2. Tory claims for astrology CD …

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LDV doesn’t do statporn, but if we did (May ’09)

… We’d say a big thank you to the 41,636 ‘absolute unique visitors’* who read Liberal Democrat Voice in May, our second highest total ever. That’s up by almost 35% on last month’s figure, and is an 80% increase on a year ago.

This brings our absolute unique visitor readership for the last year to date (1 June 2008 – 31 May 2009) to 267,369, an increase of 108% on the equivalent figure for 2007-08 of 128,191.

The 5 top-read stories during the month were:

1. By-election results: Tories fail against Lib Dems (17th November 2006)
2. Gurkhas win court case

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LDV doesn’t do statporn, but if we did (April ’09)

… We’d say a big thank you to the 31,063 ‘absolute unique visitors’* who read Liberal Democrat Voice in April, our second highest total ever. That’s up by almost one-fifth on last month’s figure, and a whopping 88% increase on a year ago.

This brings our absolute unique visitor readership for the last year to date (1 May 2008 – 30 April 2009) to 250,339, an increase of 120% on the equivalent figure for 2007-08 of 113,846.

The 5 top-read stories during the month were:

1. Damian McBride, Derek Draper and the smears against Tories
2. Gurkhas win court case as

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LDV doesn’t do statporn, but if we did (March ‘09)

… We’d say a big thank you to the 26,160 ‘absolute unique visitors’* who read Liberal Democrat Voice in March, our second highest total ever, and a whopping 67% increase on a year ago.

This brings our absolute unique visitor readership for the last year to date (1 April 2008 – 31 March 2009) to 236,786, an increase of 124% on the equivalent figure for 2007-08 of 105,520.

The 5 top-read stories during the month were:

1. Join the campaign to Shred John Prescott’s £1.5m Pension
2. Why Mark Pack’s awaiting a visit from Special Branch
3.

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LDV doesn’t do statporn, but if we did (Feb ’09)

… We’d say a big thank you to the 24,015 ‘absolute unique visitors’* who read Liberal Democrat Voice in February, our second highest total ever, and a whopping 88% increase on a year ago.

That’s especially impressive given February’s the shortest month and the site was up-and-down like a yo-yo for technical reasons (hopefully now resolved).

This brings our absolute unique visitor readership for the last year to date (1 Mar 2008 – 28 Feb 2009) to 227,676, an increase of 137% on the equivalent figure for 2007-08 of 96,232.

Whether you’re a regular here, or an occasional …

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LDV doesn’t do statporn, but if we did… (Jan ’09)

… We’d say a big thank you to the 23,696 ‘absolute unique visitors’* who read Liberal Democrat Voice in January, our second highest total ever, and a whopping 53% increase on a year ago.

Whether you’re a regular here, or an occasional ‘popper-by’, we’re delighted you looked in. And if you enjoy reading LDV, why not try writing for LDV?

* Google Analytics’ term: it broadly means people using over 23,000 different computers visited LDV at least once. Some people may be counted more than once (e.g. home and work computer),whilst some people may not be counted (e.g. two different …

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