Every so often, we bloggers give ourselves a pat on the back and set about lauding (laundering?) our achievements. That, of course, is the main function of the blogosphere. Naturally you will disagree with such pomposity but given that today is the third anniversary of Jakartass, I think I'm allowed to feel a little smug. I've posted nigh on 1,000 snippets and articles, and I'll let you know when that magic figure arrives, probably next month.
This seems to be a good time to assess 'where I'm at', so here are some stats taken from the Top One Hundred Referrers
(from a total of 3180) which I hope will tempt you to explore other sites. Some 30672 visitors (55.63%) are referred by websites and some 24336 (44.13%) arrive having googled something I wrote. As this total is 55,008 and is at variance with this page
which shows a total of 81587 unique visits since I set up this stats account two years ago, don't take the following too seriously.Top Topics
Mainly thanks to a link from Priyadi
in Indonesia who contributed 1,364 hits (4.74%) and Jeff Ooi
in Malaysia (1,323 - 4.31%), plus a few specialist forums (785 - 2.56%), some 4,600 have read my post on Adam Air's 'couldn't give a damn
' approach to the public.
Until that recent disaster, Charlton Athletic
were the most popular topic. With 1664 hits (5.42%) the aggregator Forever Charlton
is my top football referrer. However, in second place is one of my daily reads thanks to its general good humour and optimism, the blog of Frankie Valley
which has so far contributed a whopping 880 hits (2.87%).
Number 3 is Indonesian Playmate, Tiara Lestari
with 378 referrals (1.57%) , thus going some way to proving Indcoup's theory that tits make hits.Expats in IndonesiaIndcoup
, with 3830 hits (12.48%) is way ahead of The Reveller
(1212 - 3.96%). Both are friends and former colleagues. In third place is Oigal
(452 - 1.49%) who I've never met but hopw to share a Bintang or two with someday.. Another ten expat bloggers in Indonesia contribute 1576 (4.48%), for a grand total of 6,618 referrals (22.41%).Indonesian Bloggers
Way ahead of everyone in this category is Priyadi
with 2,770 (9.03%) referrers here. In second place is Yosef Ardi
with 836 (2.72%). In third place is Tiara Lestari (see above). Another twelve local bloggers have contributed 1,330 visits (4.11%) for a grand total of 5,592 referrals (18.34%).Bloggers in other countries
Apart from the one link from Jeff Ooi - see Topics above - most of the referrals from abroad are mutual exchanges. Thus Madame Chiang
in the Philippines, Chris Myrick
in China, The Swanker
in Australia, and serial blogger Aangirfan
, a collective of nuns in Monaco (eh?
), offer a regular dripfeed of visitors (about 0.75% each), for a grand total of 2310 referrals (8.19%), including Jeff Ooi. Feeds
There are many visits to Jakartass from feeds and aggregators, such as, Blog Indonesia
. These total 3190 referrals (8.23%).
The other 43% have drifted in because of something I wrote - such as "Paul Schole's penis
". I know, don't ask.
I have few conclusions to make from all this, but I am pleased that my readership is eclectic. There is no way that I will ever be fully assimilated into Indonesia, even if I take citizenship, but that I'm not just catering to expats is rewarding.
My next post will include links to some surprising sites which will demonstrate that I cater to a broad church.