Ctrl-Alt-Dissent’s First Year in Review

I could hardly believe it’s been a whole year but WordPress sure was prompt with that hosting bill…

Aside from the monetary implications, here we are 40 posts and 10,000 views later. There’s been a ton of positive feedback, some general disagreement, and a handful of snarky YouTube comments – you know, the typical spread of responses on the Internet. It’s been a wild ride from Jess doing a TEDx talk to discussing impostor syndrome and anxiety to making orange juice and talking about case law. We even made it to the first page of Google a few times.

This post is about some of the stats presented on the WordPress dashboard. They’re a good way to visualize what we’re doing and how many people we’ve impacted – not to mention, they set goals to surpass in the next year. Thanks to everyone who made this possible from the authors listed below to everyone who commented, revised, or contributed in any way. Here’s to another great 365!

Overall Site Stats:
40 posts
13,513 views
6,035 viewers
44 followers (39 WordPress, 5 email – click the button in the bottom right to join them!)

Authors: 9
Jess Miers (24 posts)
Alex Handley (9 posts)
Alan P. Kyle (1 post)
Jamie Foxworthy (1 post)
Kim Wallace (1 post)
Max Dibase (1 post)
Phil Fox (1 post)
Sarina Jwo (1 post)

Shortest Time Between Posts:
36 minutes – Sept 2nd (Impostor Syndrome and No, You’re Not Doing Law School Wrong)

Longest Time Between Posts:
67 days – Jan 12 (My Upcoming Tedx Talk at SCU) to Mar 20 (When it Rains it Pours)

Average Time Between Posts:
Entire first year: 8.96 days
2018: 4.85 days (the majority of the posts were in 2018)
2019: 14.04 days

Posting velocity (lower is faster)

Topic Spread of Posts: (by main topic – many of them cover multiple)
Law – 27 (66%)
Tech – 7 (17%)
Mental Health – 7 (17%)

Top Individual Post:
My Thoughts on Studying, Taking, and Passing the IAPP CIPP/US Exam by Jess
6140 views overall
Highest monthly view count was in May 2019 with 1154 views/month
Highest daily average was 38 views/day in both April and June 2019
This one wasn’t even close – this post accounts for almost 50% of our blog’s traffic

Where are views coming from?
US – 12,128
Canada – 350
UK – 176
India – 81
Taiwan – 63
Bulgaria – 44
South Korea – 43
China – 43
Hong Kong SAR China – 41
Ireland – 37
Netherlands – 36
Germany – 34
Singapore – 33
(with 70 other countries/regions below 30!)

viewers

How are people getting here?
Search Engines:
Google – 4,647
Bing – 221
DuckDuckGo – 113
Yahoo – 83
AOL – 2
Facebook – 1588
Twitter – 399
Linkedin – 211
Wordpress App – 83
Wordpress Reader – 36
Instagram – 25
Reddit – 21

Where we send traffic: (outgoing link clicks)
Law.scu.edu – 898 (mostly this pdf, some PLSO and ILSO links)
Quizlet.com – 800 (cipp study materials)
Informationprivacy.io – 420
Ctrlaltdissent.com – 164
Scu.edu – 101
Blog.ericgoldman.org – 101
Techdirt.com – 62
Drive.google.com – 58
Huntonprivacyblog.com – 53
Twitter.com – 37
Cpomagazine.com – 35
Iapp.org – 33
Digiday.com – 29
Gizmodo.com – 28
Venturebeat.com – 27
Wired.com – 27
Techcrunch.com – 21

 


If you would like to contribute in the next year, please let us know!  We love guest posts (which make up ~19% of our content overall)!  Our contact info is listed on the “About” page for those who don’t have it already.

One thought on “Ctrl-Alt-Dissent’s First Year in Review

  1. Thank you for keeping us updated, informed and entertained. I look forward to another year of thought provoking contributions from CTRL-ALT-Dissent. Onward and upward!

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