State of the Riot 2012

johnboy 4 January 2013 5


And so we turn our steely gaze upon the year just complete.

From October the restrospective changes to Internet Explorer have had an effect, and yes it’s something we’re aware of and working on but it’s not simple. If you’re not using a decent browser like Safari, Firefox, or Chrome and you have any choice in the matter I recommend them.

In general though we’d rather have 30% readership growth than the alternatives being suffered in rival media.

Social media:

Incidentally we don’t burden you guys with gasping self promotion for social media but while we’ve got you here:


The key stats are:

    Visits: 4,288,197, up from 3,320,398, for 29.15% growth.
    Unique Visitors: 1,415,596, up from 1,063,255 for 33.14% growth.
    Pageviews: 12,523,675 up from 10,831,181

Now for the bit you’ve been waiting for. What were the most read stories and most searched for keywords in 2012?

Top 20 stories:

Top keywords:

(Duplicates and variations of RiotACT excluded)

    1. brodburger
    2. skyfire 2012
    3. summernats 2013
    4. car detailing canberra
    5. joel monaghan
    6. woolworths dunlop
    7. duxton canberra
    8. the workers
    9. erin molan
    10. owen campbell
    11. steve nogas
    12. limestone lizzy riotact
    13. ginninderra falls
    14. cotter dam cam
    15. keren rowland
    16. allhomes
    17. cotter dam
    18. late night chemist canberra
    19. katie bender
    20. gal house canberra
    21. best breakfast in canberra
    22. amber jane westin
    23. dermatologist canberra
    24. kambah pool
    25. pilates canberra
    26. bulk billing doctors canberra
    27. anu singh
    28. bathroom renovations canberra
    29. justin monfries
    30. brumbies 2012 draw
    31. act cyclists accident
    32. ginninderra medical centre
    33. all you can eat canberra
    34. poachers pantry
    35. nbn gungahlin
    36. bbq chickens canberra
    37. landmark cult
    38. fish and chips canberra
    39. double glazing canberra
    40. rowland keren
    41. costco canberra
    42. painting roof tiles
    43. marion le social justice party
    44. red hill lookout cafe
    45. canberra news
    46. cooking classes canberra
    47. channel 84
    48. belconnen owl
    49. pest control canberra
    50. landmark cafe canberra
    51. chinese embassy
    52. apple store canberra
    53. amber westin
    54. second hand furniture canberra
    55. white stemmed gum moth
    56. corinbank
    57. mully williams
    58. griffith vietnamese
    59. marc emerson
    60. act aboriginal and torres strait islander cultural centre
    61. canberra airport parking
    62. berries from the bay charnwood
    63. breakfast in canberra
    64. me no fry
    65. michael david watt
    66. canberra bbq areas
    67. solar panels canberra
    68. jeff manny
    69. dentist canberra
    70. cafe injoy
    71. sell second hand clothes canberra
    72. sky fire 2012
    73. mortgage broker canberra
    74. back wax canberra
    75. myer tuggeranong
    76. honky tonks
    77. garrett purtill
    78. yum cha canberra
    79. smoking in cars with children
    80. causeway canberra
    81. freestyle tattoo canberra
    82. pregnancy massage canberra
    83. canberra apple store
    84. polish club canberra
    85. best rated restaurants in canberra
    86. wig and pen
    87. ugg boots canberra
    88. cotter dam expansion
    89. photography workshops canberra
    90. joe cinque
    91. rhubarb and me
    92. act election blog
    93. allclassifieds
    94. jorian gardner
    95. vasectomy canberra
    96. best coffee in canberra
    97. bullet train for canberra
    98. act tattooists
    99. 19 gun salute canberra
    100. 24 hour chemist canberra

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5 Responses to State of the Riot 2012
unclebill unclebill 4:26 pm 26 Feb 13

Keren Rowland anniversary coming up again. I was reminded by seeing the drunk carnies in the bus interchange, she disappeared Canberra show Friday of 1971. I remember her as the girl behind the counter at the old Prosser indoor pool in Deakin (now a gym of somesort). She was also a member of the church I was forced to attend as a kid-.Assembly of God that had meetings in the building next to Bible House that is now OMalleys, Chicken gourmet etc. I think it was owned by the YMCA then. On Friday nights the younger members would hand out tracts (religous pamphlets) to unsuspecting youth that hung out in Garema Place due to lack of venues. This was in the days when pubs shut at 10 PM & then paddy wagons would grab anyone that looked under the weather & take them to the lockup.Perhaps that Friday she handed a tract to the wrong person? Alternately if her muder was premeditated the perp sabotaged or siphoned petrol from her car & followed her till it broke down & acted the samaritan? A spurned lover perhaps? Anyone else remember 1971?

PantsMan PantsMan 9:42 am 06 Jan 13

I see Joel Monaghan’s dog sex is still a hit with Canberrans.

Masquara Masquara 3:44 am 06 Jan 13

Noting that killer Anu Singh is still on the list, 12 years on! Enduring infamy. Her victim Joe Cinque is also still on the list.

bigfeet bigfeet 10:28 pm 05 Jan 13

Its good to see some perennial favourites like “Brodburger”, and “Summernats” in there. I reckon “Erin Molan” has been in the top lists since RA started- Mr G’s doing perhaps?

But what about “vasectomy canberra”, “honky tonks” and “rhubarb and me”? What the hell?

There must be a few of us around who remember when individual members had enough stalkers that their handle would hit the top list… And where are the old classics like ‘john hargreaves drinking” (2008) “Big Poo Queanbeyan” (2009) or “johnboy banned from wig and pen” (2011)?

Maybe I’m just getting old and longing for a simpler time!

bubzie bubzie 7:08 pm 05 Jan 13

Ah, Lizzy…

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