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sydney alternative media - non-profit community independent trustworthy
Sunday, 4 January 2009
SAM micro news pageview stats for December 2008 trending back up at 21,858 after GFC dip?
Topic: independent media

This month we made the big decision virtually to take Google Adsense advertising to continue sustainably. Only we are dithering on putting the code onto our site yet. After 2 years we are edging up to a corporate advertising reality. Something is holding us back. And yes we know, stop talking about it one way or the other.

This month we also had a normal pageview statists month unlike November which got hit by a host server maintenance problem. We decided to junk the figures. Still we are down on the 27,000 high of June 2008 but back on an upward trend with some 800 readers per day. That's okay. Yes we can. We lost a real monthly count for November from about 19 to 25 November curiously just about the time we posted the Amy Goodman Naomi Klein interview on Democracy Now about robber baron corporates in the US Treasury as W Bush exits the Presidency.

Other stories of note this last month included:

* visit to Sydney of the Japanese Hibakusha survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombs, via their 63rd voyage of the Peace Boat;

* important activist video of huge trees being destroyed by the ALP governments in East Gippsland Victoria

* follow on coverage of the late November international Solar Conference held in Sydney

* text of speech by local historian and environmentalist Bob Walsh OAM on the 150th anniversary of the Eureka Rebellion on the Victorian gold fields

* A photo essay of the wake, and contribution of environmentalist Bruce Dover who died recently

* Buying into and maybe influencing the Bidgood MP/Aminov Parliamentary protest controversy for taking those photographs like a community media practitioner

* As well as regular Sunday Political Talkies and other small and big topics with our usual alternative flavoursome information.

This month we also revamped the presentation. White easy loading/reading non colour background. Our cute frog symbol. Yellow, orange and green trimmings which are common Australian colours. Our story coverage was

We have also learned that RSS feeds which might be a fair bit of our traffic might not actually go into counting our circulation, and as we understand it those readers don't get the pictures. That sort of ruins the point of the web doesn't it being such a visual medium?

Previous monthly reader pageview figures for 2007, 2008 verified by screen shot (web host provider monthly pageview account details) posted on or about 4th day of the month found in this thread:

  • December 08 - 21,858
  • November 08 - unavailable, host breakdown
  • October 08 - 20,343
  • September 08 - 20,746
  • August 08 - 25,344
  • July 08 - 22,855
  • June 08 - 27,440
  • May 08 - 25,046
  • April 08 - 19,250
  • March 08 - 20,803
  • February 08 - 13,109
  • January 08 - 19, 898
  • December - 11,627
  • November - 10,220
  • October - 9, 100
  • Sept - 8,100 roughly, no screenshot
  • August - 8,845
  • July - 7475
  • June - 9675
  • May - 9, 059
  • April - 12,087
  • March - 6,684
  • February - 5,372
  • January 07 - 2800 3rd Jan - 3rd Feb 07

Posted by editor at 10:25 AM EADT
Updated: Wednesday, 14 January 2009 12:12 PM EADT

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