State of the Riot – July 2009

johnboy 4 August 2009 6

[First filed: August 03, 2009 @ 10:07]

So that was a July in which no-one got murdered and most folk wandered off on holidays.

Here’s our monthly look at where the site is going, where it’s been and what brings people here.

Key Stats:

(Note: These statistics are prepared by Google Analytics and compare the 31 days of July to the previous 31 days)

Visits: 165,230, down from 167,576
Pageviews: 462,825, down from 478,642
Absolute unique visitors: 58,763, down from 60,462

We did lose the server for most of Thursday afternoon which didn’t help, but mostly a bit of a slow month.


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Fun stuff:

So the 20 most read stories on RiotACT in July were:

    1) The Preacher lashes out in Ainslie? – Police demand RiotACT Editor destroy evidence!
    2) Coffee or death? I can’t decide . . .
    3) Charmyne Palavi engaged to a 22 year old
    4) Tania Tominac not guilty
    5) Proposed direct sale of land to Canberra Muslim Community in Nicholls
    6) Crash on Gundaroo Drive
    7) Unbearable truck noise
    8) Confusing a young lady
    9) Chaser jumping the shark in Canberra?
    10) Is Canberra an unfriendly place to live?
    11) First homebuyers caught in a bottleneck?
    12) Death at Dickson Oval??
    13) Tax on stupidity rakes in the cash – Speed cameras bring in millions more
    14) Men of Canberra are unfunny, horny, egotistical commitment-phobes
    15) OK for early teen girls to be drunk in clubs at 2am as long as they’re with an older man!
    16) Supermarkets without checkouts….
    17) Why do a TV review when you can indulge in a mindless Canberra bash?
    18) The surprise ACTION fare rise?
    19) Skippy slaughter to turn-off tourists?
    20) Sophie Lavers wins Miss World Australia

And the hundred highest ranked search terms which brought people to RiotACT in July (having edited out searching just for RiotACT which clogs the top ten) were:

    1) one hd canberra
    2) tania tominac
    3) charmyne palavi
    4) godwin grech
    5) sophie lavers
    6) beating retreat 1812 overture
    7) jon stanhope wikipedia
    8) swine flu in canberra
    9) stonefest 2009
    10) fireworks canberra
    11) la cantina narrabundah
    12) monaro highway extension
    13) hd tv canberra
    14) boot camp canberra
    15) deakin swimming
    16) second hand books curtin
    17) yum cha canberra
    18) jamie peisley
    19) yass mcdonalds
    20) “godwin grech”
    21) andrea kirwin and the prophesied groove
    22) griffith vietnamese
    23) michelago haunted
    24) churches league canberra
    25) hazy moon books
    26) stonefest lineup
    27) canberra’s new prison
    28) canberra book club
    29) southern cross ten one hd
    30) action bus fare rise
    31) canberra photography
    32) big poo queanbeyan
    33) aussie junk
    34) dvaey riotact
    35) kevin blyton
    36) justice hilary ruth penfold
    37) “the-riotact” and “suspension” and “2009”
    38) ikea canberra
    39) majura parkway
    40) gunter rauch canberra
    41) vip cleaners canberra
    42) fiona patten
    43) phillip medical centre
    44) babars
    45) resistance movie
    46) sammy’s kitchen civic
    47) “josip zivko”
    48) one hd in canberra
    49) tensue band
    50) zambreros
    51) calibre restaurant
    52) “ian warden” fatalities
    53) bimberi
    54) canberra 24 hour vet
    55) dragon dreaming
    56) indo cafe civic canberra
    57) organic farrer groceries
    58) todd carney all bar nun head
    59) drycleaner the-riotact
    60) david heidelberg
    61) david harold eastman
    62) extension costs
    63) zierholz
    64) alarm system
    65) free interent canberra
    66) +approval +cubby +canberra
    67) griffith vietnamese restaurant
    68) socceroos kuwait
    69) tidbinbilla adventure park
    70) canberra romantic
    71) time lapse new parliament house
    72) phil small win
    73) canberra centre car park
    74) starbucks gunghalin
    75) philip medical centre
    76) fire yarralumla
    77) freecycle canberra
    78) janna sladic
    79) canberra driving ‘it’s different out there’
    80) canberra institute of technology justice of the peace training
    81) maram canberra
    82) canberra centre parking
    83) carlo’s watson
    84) cranleigh homestead latham
    85) hume hilton
    86) jesters pies & act
    87) hyatt high tea
    88) urban hair canberra
    89) larbert motorcycle park
    90) plastic shoe covers with leggings
    91) charcoal chicken hawker canberra
    92) no waste 2010
    94) “janna sladic”
    95) “rush hour” car club
    96) adam and eve fireworks
    97) anu singh
    98) cook your own steak canberra
    99) last frost in canberra winter
    100) what time the million paws walk begins on sunday

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6 Responses to State of the Riot – July 2009
Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 10:52 am 04 Aug 09

Email them to Jb, get him to host them on the RiotACT’s resources and amend the img html for the piece.
Clearly its a star article. 😛

ant ant 10:49 pm 03 Aug 09

Anna Key said :

I’m intrigued by #32, why are people so interested in a big poo in Qbn? I’ve done a couple myself.

Odd, isn’t it? That was one of my stories. Sadly, I need the space on Photobucket for something else, so those pictures will be going shortly. I’ve hosted them for quite a time, but all good things must end.

Anna Key Anna Key 9:53 pm 03 Aug 09

I’m intrigued by #32, why are people so interested in a big poo in Qbn? I’ve done a couple myself.

Good to see Anu Singh is still in the top 100. I’m sure she loves it

grunge_hippy grunge_hippy 5:03 pm 03 Aug 09

googling yourself doesnt count…

dvaey dvaey 1:11 pm 03 Aug 09

#34, Im seriously curious who my stalker is now.. thats like 4 months in a row ive been in the top 100, I dunno if I should be proud or ashamed.

p1 p1 11:36 am 03 Aug 09

My vote for least comprehensible…

90) plastic shoe covers with leggings

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