Category Archives: Blog Data

Blog Data for the week

Audience Breakdown for the Week
Somewhat shockingly, Japan was the #4 audience last week.

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Country Pageviews
Canada 468
United States 348
Hungary 328
Japan 142
Germany 79
France 51
Poland 48
Russia 45
United Kingdom 44
Spain 13

Popular Posts for the Week
Sumo wrestling beats chess!? After that any news on GM-elect Hansen is the big draw.

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Entry Pageviews
Sumo(Non-Chess) 43
7-Jan-13
London Open 2012 Standings Rd5 Standings 39
5-Dec-12
Pan-Am Intercollegiate Ch 2012 27
1-Jan-13
Art Pub Cup 2013-01 Final Standings 27
6-Jan-13
Basel 2013 Rd5,.GM Hansen,E(CAN) 26
Jan 4, 2013, 1 comment
Basel Rapid 2013-Hansen,E(CAN) 26
9-Jan-13
Hart House Open Toronto 2013 Final Standings 23
8-Jan-13
Basel 2013 Rd7 Standings, GM Hansen,E(CAN) 17
6-Jan-13
TWIC 948(HUN-CAN) INDEX 2013-01-08 16
8-Jan-13
Toronto Chess News-Issue 1-9, Jan 1 2013 16
3-Jan-13
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Blog Stats and Things Nov 28-2012

I get ideas for posts from Chesstalk, the main Canadian message/discussion board. Chess games are from TWIC(Mark Crowther’s massive effort). I try to be as quick as humanly possible when an idea suggests itself. The only time delay is when I wait for the weekly TWIC games.

Posts usually have annotated games, pictures and if I’m really lucky there is a related Youtube video. Usually there is at least one daily post, even if I happen to be playing in a tournament. Usually, on non-tournament days I can manage 2-3 blog entries.

Pageviews
Pageviews yesterday           201
Pageviews last month       4,737
Pageviews all time history 6,141

On average there are 125-150 pageviews per day. Anything close to 200 has me very happy. The most I remember for a single day was 283, which happened during the recent WYCC during the closing rounds.

Pageviews/day almost doubled when GM Spraggett did a nice write up for BCN in his blog Spraggett On Chess, so thanks Kevin!

Top Posts(for the month)
Entry                                                                                                     Pageviews
Botez,Alexandra WYCC 2012 Profile Nov 10, 2012                                111
Canada’s WYCC 2012 Team and Ms Ashley Tapp Nov 6, 2012                75
WYCC 2012 Player Standings HUN after Rd4 Nov 12, 2012                       31
IM Panjwani(CAN 2402) at 4NCL Nov 4, 2012                                          31
BTCh Division I: RAC I 4- BEAC III 8-Rd3 2012-11-1 Nov 11, 2012         28
Hambleton(CAN) gets IM title at UNAM Open Mexico Nov 25, 2012         28
Lila Futo Open Nov 1-3 2012 Entry List Nov 1, 2012                                   25
Amator Cup 2012-11 Rd7 Nov 22, 2012                                                      24
Budapest TCh Rd4 Nov 25, 2012                                                                 24
First Saturday 2012-11 Nov 15, 2012                                                           24

One noticeable conclusion is that the popularity of the individual post is not at all related to the strength of the player or the result of the game. Alexandra Botez destroys the other posts and Ashley Tapp is a distant second.

Top Posts (for the week)
Entry                                                                                                      Pageviews
Botez,Alexandra(CAN 2015) WYCC 2012 Profile Nov 10, 2012                56
Hambleton(CAN) gets IM title at UNAM Open Mexico Nov 25, 2012           28
Amator Cup 2012-11 Rd7 Nov 22, 2012                                                       24
Budapest TCh Rd4 Nov 25, 2012                                                                  24
Amator Cup Rd5(More) Nov 22, 2012                                                          22
UNAM Rapid Orlova(CAN) 2012-11 Nov 26, 2012                                     20
Hamilton City Chess Club News Article Nov 23, 2012                                   17
2nd UNAM Open 2012 MEX Nov 24, 2012                                                 17
Tomalty,A(CAN) on Nunn Study Nov 23, 2012                                            17
World Seniors Ch 2012 Nov 25, 2012, 1 comment                                        16

Audience Breakdown(for the month)
Entry                   Pageviews
Canada                 1418
Hungary                1234
United States          942
Germany                 126
Slovenia                  114
United Kingdom        61
Portugal                     58
Mexico                      56
Poland                       56
Ireland                       54

Readership is mostly North American. Hungary is a large secondary audience. Now there is a small but growing audience from across Europe.

Audience Breakdown(for the week)
Entry                    Pageviews
Hungary                      307
Canada                       289
United States                232
Mexico                        45
Germany                       36        
Austria                         22
Poland                         13
Portugal                        13
United Kingdom          12
Serbia                         12

Blog Tools The startup period caused me some pain as I learned what tools there were and how to do even the most basic tasks. There are still many new blog tools and ideas waiting to be discovered if I only knew where to look. For now, I am happy with the basic things covered on the blog.  

PGN viewer-Chessflash Simple and reliable
Diagram Maker-Apronus.com-chess webeditor This tool doesn’t seem to have a name but it’s easy to use. I was using another one before but it has since vanished from the host site.

Blog Statistics This Week Oct 29, 2012 – Nov 5, 2012

Overview
Pageviews today(2012-Nov 5)      153
Pageviews yesterday                     118
Pageviews last month                 2,307
Pageviews all time history           2,307

The blog is progressing nicely but every day/week I review the stats to see what small improvements can be made.

Oct 29, 2012 9:00 PM – Nov 5, 2012 8:00 PM
Entry Pageviews-Country Breakdown

Hungary                             343
Canada                              245
United States                     220
Germany                             17
Ireland                                10
United Kingdom                   8
Denmark                              7
Poland                                 5
France                                 4
Turkey                                 4

Comment
There are now three main markets clearly established-Hungary,Canada and the U.S. Lately I have been making an effort to add more Canadian and US content whenever I can.

Entry Pageviews-By Post 
Lila Futo Open Nov 1-3 2012 Entry List Nov 1, 2012                                         23
Toronto Chess News(new e-zine-Pdf and ChessBase) Oct 31, 2012                   23
Fodre, Sandor and Hetenyi, Geza =1st Lila Futo Open 5/6 Nov 3, 2012             20
Hungarian Youth Team Ch 2012 Nov 4, 2012                                                     18
First Saturday 2012-11 Nov 4, 2012                                                                   18
Schneider,V(2313) in the 1. Frauenbundesliga 2012–13 Nov 2, 2012                  17
TWIC 938(CAN) IM Piasetski,L at Unive Open 5/9 Oct 30, 2012                     16
BTCh Div 4 Rd2: Wesselenyi SK 2.5-Rakosligeti AC 3.5 Oct 29, 2012              15
Huebner on the Huebner 4.e3 c5 Nimzo-Indian(E41) Oct 31, 2012                     14
GM Berczes,D Clear 1st 6.5/10 FSGM 2012-10 Nov 4, 2012                            13

Comment
Usually I try to put games into posts but even such mundane posts as entry lists are getting alot of views. The posts featuring theory remain unpopular even though I work quite hard on them. The conclusion must sadly be less theory and more games with bios/pics.

Overall
Every Tuesday is a TWIC day so there will be a fresh batch of news to report on tomorrow.

Readership Breakdown after 17 Days

Readershiop information after 17 days shows some interesting facts.

Country Breakdown
The blog’s main audience so far is largely Hungarian and coming in a surprising second is the U.S. I was expecting more from Canada but very surprising is the popularity of Kuwait.

Country of Entry     Pageviews
Hungary                    524
United States            295
Canada                     169
Russia                       69
Kuwait                      62
Israel                         20
Germany                   17
France                      14
Portugal                    12
Ireland                      10

Post Subject Breakdown
The most popular subjects are the team championships, local tournaments and GM Portisch. Kuwait and Hungarian women players are also very popular. Farkas,R(2112) and Koczo,K(2199) are local players generating a large viewership.

Post                                                                       Pageviews
Budapest Team Ch Rd Division 4(unrated) Rd1
Oct 11, 2012, 1 comment                                          60

Vintage Portisch on the g3 King’s Indian(1964)
Oct 26, 2012                                                             35

Kuwait Chess Team at Oct 2012 First Saturday
Oct 15, 2012                                                             23

First Saturday FMA2 Koczo wins 8/9
Oct 22, 2012                                                             21

Papp,P(2303) at Chess House IM 2012-07
Oct 26, 2012                                                             20

GM Hoang at the Istanbul Olympiad 2012
Oct 26, 2012                                                             19

Józsefvárosi Open-Budapest, 2012. október 20–22
Oct 16, 2012                                                             18

Budapest Team Ch Rd2 Oct 14 2012
Oct 13, 2012                                                             17

Farkas,R(2112) in FSFMA 2012-10
Oct 27, 2012                                                             15

TWIC 936(Oct 16 2012)-Hungary
Oct 16, 2012                                                             14