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The blog-reading public has reacted very favourably to my move to Scienceblogs on 29 December. Statshot: my old Blogger site is still attracting 136 median unique first-time readers a day simply through Google, and the new site has seen a median of 113 uniques a day in the past two weeks. 34 of these are returning Dear Readers. Taken together, these figures show that I have never had as many daily readers before over a period of weeks as I have now. Comments have been abundant, and I am very happy to see both long-time regulars of the old site and new acquaintances making their voices heard.
Technorati took a while to start updating, but Aardvarchaeology is currently ranked 97,000 out of millions there. The median rank among the Sb blogs is about 17,000, and my old site is ranked 19,000. The new site hasn’t got a perceptible Google rank yet.
Looking at the ever-important pageview figures, we’re doing very well, being securely over the threshold where our Seed overlords start to feed their indentured bloggers. For pageviews in the past two weeks, Aardvarchaeology is ranked 28 among the Sb blogs, and that’s without the benefit of any blog carnivals hosted here. But don’t worry, a number of those are lined up for the near future.
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