LDV doesn’t do statporn, but if we did (July ‘09)

by Stephen Tall on August 1, 2009

… We’d say a big thank you to the 22,117 ‘absolute unique visitors’* who read Liberal Democrat Voice in July.

This is our lowest readership figure of the year to date, down about one-third on last month’s 38,000 – which either means we’ve been rubbish this month, or else that the political excitements of MPs’ expenses and the local/Euro elections, which spiked our figures in May and June, have subsided. Or a bit of both. For the record, July’s 22k is still more than 50% up compared with the same month last year (14k).

This brings our absolute unique visitor readership for the last year to date (1 Aug 2008 – 31 July 2009) to 293,070, more than double the equivalent figure for 2007-08 of 141,626.

The 5 top-read stories during the month were:

1. Norwich North by-election result: open thread #nnbe (24th July)
2. Chamali and Chandila Fernando join the Conservatives (16th July)
3. Norwich North: what to make of all that, then? #nnbe (25th July)
4. To tithe, or not to tithe? (13th July)
5. Opinion: The Defection Spiral (19th July)

Whether you’re a regular here, or an occasional ‘popper-by’, we’re delighted you looked in. And if you enjoy reading LDV, why not try writing for LDV?

* Google Analytics’ term: it broadly means people using more than 22,000 different computers visited LDV at least once. Some people may be counted more than once (eg, home and work computer),whilst some people may not be counted (eg, two different people use the same computer, or someone reads the site through a feed reader without ever actually visiting it).