I was concerned because I hadn’t received a 2016 WordPress Year in Review as I did in 2014 and 2015. So I checked the Support forums and found out some bad news–WordPress is not doing those this year. That makes me sad. I was really looking forward to that, but it is what it is.
I decided to go ahead and compile my own review which will cover this blog’s most important stats for 2016. I’m following the same format that the automatically-generated annual reports did in the past, so without further ado, here is how Lucky Otters Haven performed in 2016. Of course this post is missing the fun fireworks and other digital doodads the generated reports always had.
Most of these are culled from the WordPress metrics page.
Views and Visitors:
1,226,703 views (669,288 visitors) for all time (2014 – 2016)
Likes and Comments:
Busiest Day of the Year:
February 9, 2016 (4,438 views, also my Best Day Ever)
Most Popular Hour:
9:00 PM (5% of views)
Most Popular Day:
Monday (15% of views)
Longest Streak (posting every day without skipping a day):
December 30, 2015 to March 11, 2016
As you can see, I tend to post the most in January and February (lots of time spent indoors!) and taper off in the fall (when my SAD kicks in). Last year showed pretty much the same pattern.
Total Posts (all time):
5 most popular posts:
1. Eight Fun Games Narcissists Like to Play (and one they can’t play): 61,659 views
2. 12 Weird Things You Might See a Narcissist Do: 49,779 views
3. Why Family Scapegoats Become Lifelong Victims: 34,916 views
4. The 7 Things Narcissists Are Most Afraid Of: 30,956 views
5. How To Recognize a Covert Narcissist: 26,235 views
As you can see, my narcissism and narcissistic abuse posts (I include posts about HSPs/empaths and the other personality disorders within this category because there’s so much overlap) continue to be the most popular BY FAR, even though lately I’ve been focusing on a lot of other related and unrelated topics.
The most popular non-narcissism (or related) posts in 2016:
Anyone Remember Merrimints? Well , They’re Back (sort of) is my most popular off-topic post. This post is in 46th place, with 2,646 views, mostly referred here by foodie forums like Roadfood.com.
My second-most popular non-narcissism related post, Terrible Real Estate Agent Photos, is way down in 56th place, with 2,163 views.
Top 5 Referring Sites in 2016:
1. Google Search: 449,765 views
2. Facebook: 32,515 views
3. StumbleUpon: 17,104 views
4. Twitter: 2,836 views
5. Pinterest: 1,487 views
Where Did My Visitors Come From (Top Ten)?
1. United States: 524,255
2. United Kingdom: 90,395
3. Canada: 54,808
4. Australia: 47,509
5. Netherlands: 12,472
6. Germany: 10,751
7. South Africa: 8,248
8. India: 7,933
9. Ireland: 7,534
10. Sweden: 6,163
Views Around the World:
Total Posts with Comment Followers:
Top 5 People Commenting (not including me):
1. Linda Lee: 73 comments
2. nowve666: 31 comments
3. Nyssa The Hobbit: 28 comments
4. Aura Gael: 27 comments
5. Wolfgirl/Bluebird of Bitterness (tie): 21 comments each
I have the Alexa toolbar, so I’ll throw this in too (Yeah, I know, Google Analytics is a lot better), but whatevs.
Global Rank: 380,150
Rank in US: 99,801
Bounce Rate: 52.30%
Pageviews (per visitor): 2.90
Daily Time on Site: 10 minutes
Sites Linking In: 28
Lucky Otters Haven’s viewers are almost evenly split between male and female, with males having a slight edge.
The vast majority of Lucky Otters Haven’s readers have some college education, followed by readers with a college degree, and then those with graduate degrees.
Thank you to everyone who has made this blog what it is and continues to visit and comment!
Have a great 2017!