1 April 2012

State of the Riot Q1 2012

| johnboy
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As Canberra’s only media outlet giving honest reports about its audience we’ve made a habit of giving a quarterly peek into Google’s analytics take on us.

So comparing Q1 2012 to Q1 2011 we find:

    Visits: 1,086,481 up from 746,505 for a a 46% increase.

    Unique Visitors: 406,952, up from 280,874 for a 44% increase.

    Pageviews: 3,358,163, up from 2,410,628 for a 39% increase

It’s been a lot of hard work but I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t immensely satisfying.

And now to the bits you’ve all been waiting for. The 20 most read stories in the first three months of 2012 were:

    1. Rathbone Reveals All
    2. Thar she blows! New Cotter Dam overspilled
    3. Flood pictures March 2012
    4. Julia trapped by an angry mob at the Tent Embassy?
    5. How’s the affordability?
    6. The Lake Ginninderra teepee is a protest against UC student accommodation
    7. The Steve Nogas incident at Summernats
    8. Ladies, are leering men holding back your swimming? The Greens have an answer
    9. Do you know this alleged rapist?
    10. Rafting sullies style
    11. “tits out” request from 15yr olds
    12. Point to point cameras go live in 10 days time
    13. How you can fight the ACT Government’s Bag Ban
    14. Jury Service
    15. Panel beater living in my campervan
    17. All Bar Nun to close by 1 February?
    18. Duxton opens its doors. A review
    19. The Brodburger returns
    20. Alleged dog mutilating teen to face court this morning

Gosh, an exciting start to the year eh?

Now, who’s getting the Google love? The 50 most searched terms which brought traffic to RiotACT (excluding variants of RiotACT) in Q1 2012 were:

    1. skyfire 2012
    2. brodburger
    3. steve nogas
    4. cotter dam
    5. cotter dam cam
    6. the workers
    7. summernats
    8. joel monaghan
    9. duxton canberra
    10. woolworths dunlop
    11. keren rowland
    12. erin molan
    13. brumbies 2012 draw
    14. amber jane westin
    15. marc emerson
    16. ginninderra falls
    17. causeway canberra
    18. costco canberra
    19. corinbank
    20. brumbies draw 2012
    21. duxton o’connor
    22. kambah pool
    23. pest control canberra
    24. honky tonks
    25. agl house canberra
    26. all bar nun
    27. sentinel apartments belconnen
    28. amber westin
    29. bulk billing doctors canberra
    30. dayne rathbone
    31. car detailing canberra
    32. fish and chips canberra
    33. pilates canberra
    34. bathroom renovations canberra
    35. jeff manny
    36. fleur hawes
    37. kurt kennedy
    38. mully williams
    39. cafe injoy
    40. myer tuggeranong
    41. late night chemist canberra
    42. sky fire 2012
    43. griffith vietnamese
    44. brodburger canberra
    45. cooking classes canberra
    46. charcoal restaurant canberra
    47. canberra parking in loading zones
    48. brod burger
    49. kim sattler
    50. honkytonks canberra

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One of yesterday’s interstate tabloids (fergit which one) reported that Charmayne Palavi has just lost a defamation action and been ordered to pay $200,000 costs … so perhaps she will be back too!

Jeff Manny only made #35: there is no justice in the world!

Why is Mully and Amber, the inbred Bonnie and Clyde duo still in the rankings?

screaming banshee3:49 pm 01 Apr 12

gospeedygo said :

CrocodileGandhi said :

Poor Joel Monaghan. More than a year on and he’s still such a hot search topic.

I’m more surprised at Erin Molan at #12

I’m not, it’s the way mr Gillespie finds his way around the internets

Plus we gather Ms Molan has been getting a lot of attention in Sydney Rugby League circles.


CrocodileGandhi said :

Poor Joel Monaghan. More than a year on and he’s still such a hot search topic.

I’m more surprised at Erin Molan at #12

good one gang!

I am glad to see that the #1 story is one with a point, rather than just an iteration of the usual RiotACT flamewars.

CrocodileGandhi11:48 am 01 Apr 12

Poor Joel Monaghan. More than a year on and he’s still such a hot search topic.

He has been playing some good footy in exile!

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