It's been a year now since I started blogging at Sb (after a bit more than a year at Blogspot). Looking at the server stats for December 1-28, Aard is ranked #31 out of 66 blogs here for traffic, with a daily median readership of about 650 uniques, including about 130 identifiable returning readers. (Meanwhile, my old site is still attracting a median of about 70 daily uniques.)
Looking at Technorati rankings, Aard is at about 16,000 worldwide with an "authority score" of 317 (28 December). There has been considerable re-shuffling among the top-10 Sblogs from a year ago. Of those ten, only Living the Scientific Life has improved its T rank, and Pharyngula, A Blog Around the Clock and Cognitive Daily have retained theirs. The remaining six have slipped to a varying extent, some clearly no longer being on the top-10 here. It's probably largely a question of lifestyle and job demands impacting posting frequency. Aard's Google PageRank is 6.
Dear Reader, I hope you'll join me for another year! If all goes as planned, I think I'll be able to offer a lot of fieldwork dispatches and bits from my growing book manuscript. Along with whatever catches my fancy!
Congratulations, Martin - the numbers are a testament to your ability to engage readers in your research area - great job! Looking forward to another fine year of Aard.
Whatever you do, don't stop now! :-)
Looking forward to a new year on Aard, especially the fieldwork stuff!
Happy blogiversary! Keep the posts coming, especially those on Scandi archaeology! And Happy New Year!
Thanks everyone! And have a very good new year!
Hey, happy blogiversary, I may not stop by every day, but I do get it in RSS and come buy for almost every new article.
How are you measuring page rank?
The Google Toolbar has a page rank readout. Don't be disappointed if your sites rank never seems to rise: Aard was ranked zero for four months and then shot up to six overnight.
Happy Birthday and a Happy New Year!
Happy new year !
happy blogiversary and thanks so much for mentioning my humble blog here. you're very kind!
Congratulations and a happy new year!