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Blog stats for 2012 January 10, 2013

Posted by Duncan in PeopleTools.

At the turn of every year WordPress (who host this blog) send out a ‘your year in blogging’ email which triggered my interest enough to spend 15 mins looking back at the posts and the stats on this blog, to see what went down well and what didn’t.

Over the course of the year, this blog was viewed approx 120,000 times. Here’s a graph of the views over the last few years:
2012 Stats 1

You can see the general trend is slowly up, but it really varies between months – none more so than every December when there’s a huge dip. Most visitors are from the US, followed by India and Canada.

Apart from Google and Twitter, the top referring sites in 2012 were:

The PeopleSoft Wiki
IT Toolbox forums
Jim Marion’s Blog
The PeopleSoft Customizer.com

Thanks guys!

Those that have commented the most on posts are Jim Marion, Jeremy Radwan, Graham Smith and Nicolas Gasparotto. I’m grateful for all of your corrections 🙂

When people have arrived at this blog from a search engine WordPress logs the search terms. Most of the top 20 from last year are fairly predictable, however these caught my eye (they’re either a term that people don’t already have enough info on, or are common yet confusing errors):

tmboot: cmdtux_cat:827: error: fatal error encountered; initiating user error handler
ren server
peoplesoft erd
peopletools 8.53 release date
peoplesoft cloud

The most popular posts since I started (in 2007) tend to be those that have been around the longest, so SQL Developer tips, PeopleSoft ERDs, what’s coming in PeopleTools 8.50 etc all feature highly. Excluding the ‘How I work’ posts, the most popular new entries from last year are these:

Highlights from the PeopleTools 8.53 RVP
Oracle OpenWorld Day 0 (Larry’s Keynote)
Deleting old User Profiles
Monitoring/Automating PeopleSoft with Open Source Tools
PeopleSoft App Store
PeopleSoft and IE9 redux



1. Nicolas Gasparotto - January 10, 2013

Duncan, nice stats, you deserve it.
However :
1. a comment is not always a correction.
2. unfortunately, there’s only a Day 0 about your OpenWorld trip, your stats could have been even better if there was other entries about that event.

All the best for this new year !



2. Jeremy C. Radwan - January 10, 2013

Now I feel obliged to comment on this to keep my numbers up! 😉 Seriously, though, I enjoy reading your posts so keep up the good work.

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