October Statistics from the Blog

We were checking out some of our October stats in Google Analytics and thought it would be interesting to share them with you.

The top three posts by unique page views were:

  1. Vintage Metro Construction Photos
  2. Lost History: D. Mullany’s Saloon
  3. Stop Blaming Washington

Last year during October, 21% of you were accessing the site via your mobile devices. This October, that number went up to 29%. Interestingly, for those of you reading on your phones, your time spent on the site is 42% higher than last year. Maybe you have longer commutes? Also, the vast majority of you (75%) are iPhone and iPad users. Shockingly, someone is still using a BlackBerry to check out Ghosts of DC. Get rid of that thing!

Impressively, there were over 1,200 of you who visited the site between 101 and 200 times in October. If that was you, I hope you still have a job.

Over 1,000 of your hadn’t visited the site in over a month, so welcome back!

The top three states for readers (outside the D.C. area) are New York, California, and Pennsylvania. Thanks for checking us out! Do we need Ghosts of NYC, Ghosts of San Francisco, and Ghosts of Philly?

Well, that’s enough for our random October stats. Have a great weekend!

About Tom

Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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  • Mollie Bagnall

    Dang, I don’t use any of those fancy dancey devices but I look forward to your postings everyday at work on an insufferable PC.

    I have told so many people about this wonderful site. I am a native, born at Washington Women’s Hospital (now fancy condos I think) went to Visitation. Worked at Garfinkel’s downtown. Was in charge of inventory for the Godiva Chocolate that was kept tin the “fur storage” room. I don’t think I was very accurate. Did you know that the downstairs of Garfinkels is now a Jazz Club? My husband does shoots for VOA there about once a month – mindless stuff, do have some old photos I’d like to send you, are jpgs okay.

    Don’t stop anything that you are doing, it’s wonderful.


    • Tom

      Thanks for reading the blog Mollie. Really appreciate your sharing it with everyone!