The next few posts will let you know what people viewed on this blog in 2009.
I started including a traffic counter in July 2009, so all the statistics here relate to the latter part of the year.
There were around 50 page views per day, of two and a half years' worth of posts. The main subjects viewed were:
- Evolution: nearly 50% of page views;
- Science: about 25%
- Technology: about 10%
- Music: about 10%
It's hardly surprising that Evolution tops the list: that's my most frequent subject. But the overall figures were slightly skewed by two pages that turned out to be particularly popular:
- An illustration of the relative sizes of the planets, moons, and different star types (in fact, most searches were asking about the relative sizes of different stars);
- A picture of a platypus egg, in a discussion of the evolution of milk.
Those pages each garnered over 20% of page views, making up about 45% of site traffic. In particular, much of the search engine traffic was drawn to the platypus egg - because, I guess, mammal eggs are such an oddity. In today's world, at least.