LDV doesn’t do statporn, but if we did (December ’10)

by Stephen Tall on January 2, 2011

… We’d say a big thank you to the 51,153 ‘absolute unique visitors’* who read Liberal Democrat Voice in December.

That’s a notch down on our November figure of c.59,000, but almost double the equivalent figure for December ’09 of c.27,000.

Incidentally, if you’re wondering why we publish our readership figures — is it show-off vanity, or pedantic statophilia — I came up with a few reasons at the start of last year. The arguments still stack up, I think.

The 5 top-read stories during the month were:

  1. Opinion: Richard Huzzey – “I resign” (225) by Richard Huzzey
  2. Probably the most inappropriate Christmas card ever sent … (3) by Stephen Tall
  3. Tuition fees: How Liberal Democrat MPs voted (78) by Helen Duffett
  4. Opinion: A letter from students to Lib Dem MPs (112) by The Voice
  5. Tuition fees: which way will MPs vote on Thursday? (76) by Mark Pack

And the top 5 traffic sources for Lib Dem Voice in December were:

2010 statporn

    * Absolute unique visitor readership: 757,363 (2009 figure: 340,377, so +55% on last year).
    * Highest number of visitors: 13,929 (7th May).
    * Registered users of LDV members forum: 1,658 (1,089 at end of 2009).
    * Most-read article of 2010: What should the party do next? Have your say by 2pm on Saturday (396 comments) by Mark Pack on 7th May
    * Top referrer to LDV: Twitter.

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* Google Analytics’ term: it broadly means people using about 51,000 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).