Thar's a new sheriff in town, boys; and he's the Robber

Thar's a new sheriff in town, boys; and he's the Robber

I\'ve been in more bars than this

A quick traffic update on the blog front.

I don't pay too much attention to my own numbers, it's the same old crowd every week that drops in for a chat and a smart comment. Everyone else who skims this site seems to be afraid to open their mouths–I know you're there, I can see you!

But when I sought to check up on the pompous self-aggrandising of my old pub mate Bock (actually he's quite modest) I discovered that when it comes to sheer numbers, he now significantly outweighs the blogging guru himself Mr Mulley. I mean by at least two thirds, and in some areas he's more than doubling Mulley's figures.

Well, you say, perhaps it's just the sensational reporting Bock has been doing on the Hanlon case. But before that? There were his insights into the Fritzl case. And again? The Wayne O'Donoghue case. Cathal O'Searcaigh, Niall McElwee, Maddy McCann, etc. The list goes on.

See for yourself, here are the stats for the last seven days:

Mulley

Page Loads Unique Visitors First Time Visitors
Total 12,140 8,888 6,800
Average 1,518 1,111 850

Bock the Robber

Page Loads Unique Visitors First Time Visitors
Total 20,244 14,086 12,079
Average 2,531 1,761 1,510

I wondered why my servers groaned whenever he links to one of my little essays, that's why I'm interested in the numbers–new visitors to my site.

Hmm, if each and every one of them were to send me just €1…

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