Notice to Viewers (again)

Today starts the webhosting of this site

by Webhosting Canada (WHC)


This post also marks the 6,370th that I made.

not counting the lost ones.



Annual Shrapnel Stats

It looks like I’m slipping a bit with my followers.

By about this time last year

this site garnered 2.5 million hits.

At Novenber’s end, this site tallied 2,238,804 hits.

This would be a far cry from the total hits for 2012

which was 2,861,817.

Last month of November, however, this site

had 308,515 hits as against 205,905 hits fo November of 2012.

Still, I have only this month of December left

to make 2.861 million hits.

Tough going for this month.

Either I’m slipping

or I’m sleeping!

(the number of hits are actually the visited and viewed hits)

Hits That Hint

By December 14th (15th in the Philippines),the number of hits on this site increased by 6067 at specifically the time some of these images came out, giving the hint that the male viewers outnumber the females.


Julia Clarete


Pauleen Luna

The Philippines jumped to 29,740 hits on December at the time of writing.

The total hits for this year amount to 1,134,682 at the time of writing.

These are the verifiable hits from authenticated ip addresses.


AWSTATS is one company that provides these comprehensive statistics for free. The graphics is good and the tabulation is comprehensive. How do I interpret this stats?

One way is to look at the monthly number of hits from each country, especially the five leading countries. The European Country (eu) comes in as the fifth lowest among the high hitters with 7717 hits on 7303 pages turned and 183 Mb in bandwidth. It appears that each hit views about a page and concentrates on the picture or images. These confederation of countries called the EU started hitting only a month ago. They must have discovered this site from some Filipinos there.

Next comes China (separate stats from Hongkong) with 8343 hits looking at 8247 pages but with the highest bandwidth of 357 Gb. It appears that some viewers come back to look at the same page over. And with 357 Gb, viewers actually download the video clips. A marked increase of about 32 Gb was noticed ever since ironman2.mpg was posted. This video clip is 1.7 Gb long or about 18 downloads. And sure enough, the stats show ironman2.mpg had 17 hits from China.

The United States had 16,429 hits that looked at 4181 pages only and 4.71 Gb bandwidth. It appears that the same page was viewed 4 times over. They must be at the office, opening at the same page on their free time. Or a bunch of them looking at different screens using only one network. They don’t do much downloads, although the topic of America’s Got talent sort of increases the number of hits from them everytime one talent video clip is posted.

Very much the same with the Canadians—18,510 hits to view 4558 pages using 19.98 Gb bandwidth. It appears the Canadians download more video clips when they access their home computers. Canadians do have access to the Bell expressvu that provides GMA-Pinoy Tv on high-definition and also ABS-CBN TFCKo on high depreciation.

The Philippines come in with the highest (it was the lowest on the onset of this website) with 30,326 hits on 2438 pages and at 4.94 Gb. Yup, these viewers look only at the first page, most probably with cell phones that may not be able to turn the page. It appears also that their cell phones are unable to download some video clips because of the cost and the length of time required. Well, maybe if the video clips were converted to cell phone videos, they might be able to capture and enjoy the videos. The question is, which cell phone maker to convert it to? Nokia? Samsung? Sony? Ericsson? Blackberry? or what?

There are other ways to interpret the stats from AWSTATS, and it does give a clear picture of what is being viewed on the blog and from what particular region.



From the Just Host Control Panel is reflected some crazy turnovers of the leads. The US readers burnt out a 600 hit lead by Canada to come within 200 hits, or a 580 jump in hits on this website. The Philippines did good, too, wiping out a 1400 lead by Canada to come to within 700 hit deficit. The Canadian Lead was brought about by a marked interest on the Ottawa Canada Day Celebrations. Marie-Josee Lord’s rendition of God Save the Queen has now edged Stephen Harper’s speech for the lead. Of course the Americans got interested on this site upon the introduction of the America’s Got Talent video clips.



The last post was my 730th, or 2X365 days. Too bad I missed it by about a month, or it could have been an average of 2 posts per day.

But those were quality posts, nonetheless, so I am still happy.

I am also happy about the host I chose (after trying out two separate establishments). This is the Just Host .com. It is reputed to provide unlimited things an admin would very, very much like to get. Their support is also fantastic. It is a cinch to put up and maintain your own website even if you do not know that much. They will help you all the way.

The stats that I keep blurting out comes from Advanced Web Statistics 6.9. The stats come complete with graphs and comparison stats, very easy to understand.

The format is provided free by WordPress. The blue and black scheme is what I chose. And so did a lot of other webmasters. The version of WP I am on is 2.84. They have updated this several times to version 3.0.

I am sticking to this old version because they have yet to tell me what is changed in the newer versions. You see, I am wary of updates. The first thing they do is limit the features to what you do not like to have. And also, I am wary of updates like those that tell me to back up my files first before I download the update.

Updates are supposed to benefit the users as well as the authors of the software, eh?