Though a little bit late, I will still endevaour to involve you on the statistics. The last month, again, has been incredibly busy. Now I have my Classic Columb at Man I Love Films and The Film Locker podcast continuing throughout the month, I have been struggling to update with deep and meaningful posts. Despite the Top 5 Posts remaining the most popular, they also take a while to put together so I have not written any during June. Though I have released 20 posts this month - a little better than the 17 the month prior. The whole point of these statistics should be ensuring that I look at the stats and use the data to inform what posts to release - but alas, though I have learnt that Top 5's are great at driving traffic ... I am stupid enough not to write them. Anyway, lets reflect on June because, I'd like to think, with holidays coming up soon, I can really invest in my posts soon that will utilise what I have learnt with these statistics.
The visits has risen a teeny-weeny bit to 760 visits, but the bounce rate has risen to 72%. I think I need to aim for a 50% bounce rate - so that I know at least half the visitors are actually reading my site, because so far roughly 70% are gone pretty quick. I have often used Google Reader to check out sites and I have no idea whether they are counted - I shall look into something to count who is reading my RSS feed because, although I know the subscribers, I don't know how often they are actually reading...
Finally, the average time on the site is rising by a couple of seconds - now 1-minute 38. It needs to be more! I have purchased a bunch of soundtracks so I think, if I write a few more of those posts, that may assist. I really enjoy the Incredible Soundtrack series because, as I listen to them, its nice to put mt feelings towards the soundtracks into a post.
Top 10 Blog Posts
10. Film Locker is Live! Download Now! (NR)
6. Top 5 Best Picture Oscar Winners (+?)
5. Redline (Takeshi Koike, 2010) (+2)
3. Time For a Hangover (+c.26)
1. Top 5 James Bond's (-)
I am beginning to lose track on this if I am honest. First off, when I work this Top 10 out, I have to take out two 'pages' - namely, the main page which you fall upon as soon as you type the URL in - because it always comes out on top, and secondly, a search function which often comes in at about 3 or 4 every month. Its also a month-by-month account, so not hits 'of all time' - or more importantly, since the site changed URL in March. But, I tried to find the Top 5 Best Picture winners to see how much it climbed and I couldn't find it - it couldn't have gone from nothing to something substantial in such a short time - could it? On the plus side, the James Bond analysis I have completed are clearly getting their hits - the From Russia with Love post was only released a week ago so its good to see it gaining hits.