by Stephen Tall on April 2, 2011
… We’d say a big thank you to the 52,224 ‘absolute unique visitors’* who read Liberal Democrat Voice in March.
It’s three months since last the Voice indulged in our statporn, so here’s 2011 figures so far: January (44,998) and February (40,206). This brings our absolute unique visitor readership for the last year to date (1 April 2010 – 31 March 2011) to 766,283, almost double the equivalent figure for 2009-10 of 395,014.
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. Barnsley Central result: Labour win, Lib Dems sixth (197) by The Voice
2. LibLink: Dominic Carman – What it’s like to be the most despised man in the town political correctness forgot (and come SIXTH in a by-election) (71) by Nick Thornsby
3. Nick Clegg’s conference speech (134) by Mark Pack
4. Parmjit Singh Gill withdraws as Lib Dem candidate for Leicester South (7) by Helen Duffett
5. Election purdah period: what can and can’t be done? (1) by Mark Pack
And the top 5 traffic sources for Lib Dem Voice in March were:
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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).