Happy New Year

Happy New Year! 2012 stats for The Bloxwich Telegraph

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all our readers, friends and followers!

We’ve received an annual report about The Bloxwich Telegraph from the WordPress.com statistics helper monkeys and we were so pleased that we’d like to share some of this with our readers!

How many views of The Bloxwich Telegraph in 2012?

19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York to see Jay-Z perform. The Bloxwich Telegraph was viewed about 67,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

In 2012, there were 220 news stories and features, growing the total archive of The Bloxwich Telegraph to 365 posts. There were 441 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 111 MB. That’s about a picture per day.

The busiest day of the year was September 29th with 2,797 views. The most popular post that day was Police ready for EDL and counter-protests in Walsall tomorrow.

Top stories in 2012

These are the stories that got the most views in 2012:

Site referrals

The top referring sites for The Bloxwich Telegraph in 2012 were:

  1. facebook.com
  2. theyamyam.com
  3. twitter.com
  4. theyamyam.net
  5. thebloxidgetallygraph.

Where do our readers come from?

Would you believe it, not just from Bloxwich but from all over the world – 137 countries in all!  Most visitors came from the United Kingdom. The United States & Canada were not far behind.

So not bad for our first full year on WordPress!

Bigger and better in 2013?

Here at The Bloxwich Telegraph we’re hoping to expand our coverage and readership in 2013, and we hope that you, our readers, will help us do that by telling all your friends and family about the site – and if you’re on Facebook, Twitter or have your own blog, we’d be very grateful if you could spread the word!

We’d also love to be placed on more lists for locally relevant press releases – so if you know any organisation, charity, community group, church, school or company working in Bloxwich, Little Bloxwich, Leamore, Blakenall Heath, Birchills or Goscote, please let them know that we’d be glad to hear from them via bloxwichtelegraph@gmail.com

Thanks so much for your support in 2012 – we hope to hear from you in 2013!

Stuart Williams

Editor & Publisher