Topic: independent media
The editor of Sydney Alternative Media has been experiencing the northern suburbs of Sydney commute since mid April 2009. Only in our case in reverse from Marrickville of the Inner West to the Hawkesbury/Hills district.
As a result of this relocation and clean up work of a rural block leased by a disabled colleague we haven't been as assiduous as usual in reporting readership statistics, or indeed posting much more than our regular Sunday political talkies once a week to keep our eye in.
Our understanding is we dropped in April 09 to about 23K pageviews, and then in May back up to 32,125. On June 10 we noticed this, in quite a bounce back despite lack of new postings:
We put this bounce back in statistics to a few factors without being absolutely sure: We posted 2 links onto well read crikey.com.au recently with original material for their readership. One was our reportage of censorship attempt at the Sydney Writers Festival in 2008 following the Guy Rundle article of 2009.
The second link recently was about the martyrdom of Nigerian writer Ken Saro-wiwa (senior) which issue we have followed for a good 10 years or so now including interview with a refugee here of eye witness accounts of oil indusry disgrace in the Niger Delta there.
In addition we had a sabotage incident of our computer in May deleting some technical files and 3 months of email. Our investigations might have stirred up some interest in the SAM micro news website. We would also like to think we have some political insights that are of regular interest via Sunday Political Talkies - an acquired taste, not an easy read, given the James Joyce style free flow of (political) consciousness: The main utility is probably the synthesis into one pithy headline.
We have many more stories to post but continue to implement our relocation into the fresh air of the Sydney fringe. Until then stay tuned.
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:
- May 2009 - 32,125 (host metrics, not screenshot)
- April 2009 - 23,421 (host metrics, not screenshot)
- March 2009 - 34,255
- February 2009 - 23,208
- January 2009 - 27,462
- 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 2008 - 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