|Taiwan Travelogue Part 2 11/28/2010|
One of the things I really enjoy doing is tracking statistics for everything. So, since we are nearing the end of 2010, I want to present the statistics for the Taiwan Adventure Blog (the Blog). The Blog is one year and five months old, but I have only been tracking stats since July of 2010, about six months.
Here are the results:
|Traveling with M13: The Return 9/13/10|
Blog Listings: The Blog is listed on three websites that list Taiwan blogs.
Taiwan Bloggers – www.taiwanblogs.blogspot.com. This blog site lists English language blogs written about Taiwan. They range from personal blogs to political blogs and all other categories in between.
Life is Taiwanderful – www.taiwanderful.net. This is travel and information blog based in Taiwan that posts a lot of information about Taiwanese life, culture and politics, as well as other things. It has a list of Taiwan Blogs and hosts the "Best Taiwan Blog" competition, of which the The Taiwan Adventure, was a participant this year.
Expat Blogs – This website lists blogs from all over the world in an effort to give information to those who would be moving to a particular country as an expatriate.
|Traveling with M13 5/24/10|
Other sources: I have registered the Blog with all search engines. Since July Google has resulted in 803 unique visitors to the Blog. This can be broken down by country to a certain extent as well
Google.com – 529
Google.au – 66 Australia
Google.ca – 66 Canada
Google.com.tw – 64 Taiwan
Google.uk – 56 United Kingdom
Google.ph – 42 Philippines
|Overlooking Taoyuan City 4/15/10|
I also post on Facebook every time there is a new post on the Blog. Facebook has resulted in 126 visits to the Blog since July.
Incoming Links: One way in which blogs measure authority is through the number of external sites pointing to the blog's domain. In other words the number of other sites that have some kind of link to a particular blog or website. The number of external websites with links leading to the Taiwan Adventure Blog is 191. The Blog is a relatively new blog, so as it ages and more people pick up links to the blog this number will increase.
|Local Color: Temples of Taoyuan 10/1/10|
I find this very interesting I have done a number of fairly popular posts. I usually use a special heading depending on what the post is about:
Cultural Unawareness – Where I make language or cultural mistakes
Eating my Way Through Taiwan – Different Taiwanese foods that I’ve tried
Random Asianess – Things that are done differently in Asia than in the west
Taiwan Travelogue – This is relatively new but relates to Traveling
Taiwanese History – This is self-explanatory
Taiwanese Traditions – A look at religious and cultural traditions peculiar to Taiwan
Traveling with M13 – Locations that You Tube Vlogger Mordeth 13 has shared with me.
By far the most popular post to date has been, “Taiwanese Traditions: The Dragon Boat Festival" – 6/21/2010. 621 views since July.
"Typhoon Conson: Here it Comes" – 7/13/2010. 158 views since it was published
"An American Presence: What I don’t Miss in Taiwan" – 10/1/2010. 57 views since it was published.
|Taiwan Travelogue: Taipei 101 11/22/10|
Cultural Unawareness – 5/10/2010 Taiwanese Traditions: Ghost Month – 8/29/2010
Taiwanese Traditions: Selling and Brewing Tea – 12/06/2010
Overlooking Taoyuan City – 4/15/2010
Storm Chasers: Driving into the Belly of the Beast – 9/20/2010
I appreciate all of you who have read The Taiwan Adventure Blog for the last year and look forward to new and different material for the next year. I also want to thank Emily and Elizabeth Banducci for their contributions to the Blog in photos and video. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Look for some format changes in the next year.