Wednesday, January 2, 2013
New Years Stats Time!
Do you like numbers? Well, if you do (Like I do) you're going to love this post! This year, much like last year, I'm going to share some specific numbers about Kupowered, if just because I -can-. I certainly don't know if anyone's interested, but I think it's fun to do and it's my blog after all, so I'll do it if I like. And I do. So I do it. It's been a trying year to say the least, so actually sitting down and looking at these numbers will be something that I'm doing for the first time as I write this, which I think makes it partly more fun for me since this is all new to me. I get to look at the numbers and then figure out a way with which to express them in a way that isn't just A, B, C. Or at least a little -more- entertaining a version of A, B, C like the last years post was.
The first glaring number that stands out is 2012's post count total - 307. A full year's posts would have been 365 and my post count last year was 349, a whole 42 posts more. Still going by the "Every other day" rule of 183 posts (which I fell on a lot this year), I'm still up by 124 posts which, hey, I think is pretty respectable. It's not 165 like last yeah, but the fact that I actually have two years to compare to one another is a miracle unto itself, I should say. This is the part where I start wishing I could break down views by year but that's simply not offered in Blogger's overview (or if it is, I'm struggling to find it), so I'll just have to update the All-Time views which will account for, you know....All-Time. Last year and the year before. (I'm just realizing that it is technically 2013 so Whoops) Still, that'll be neat because it'll still give me numbers to compare it to since I guess I just filter out the differences and that'll be the year not accounted for. You know, with math.
Coming in at the top of the All Time posts is once again "Really Tired", which if you missed me explaining it last year, was simply me being silly and doing a silly post about dragons. Silly posts are fun, but I don't intend to do them all the time even though that one ended up being rather popular because of a particular picture used in it. Its post count currently sits at 5,071, up from 4,069 from last year's review meaning it's only been viewed 1,002 times last year. Only. "Guilty Pleasures - Yakuza 4's Hostess Maker" is still second with 739 views, up from 290 last year, meaning it's been viewed 449 times in 2012 - not bad at all. Third place is where 2012 shone, though, with "Zone of the Enders 3 is a Thing in Development" coming in at 590 views for 2012 alone, simply because it was -in- 2012 only. I believe I can safely say that means it was the highest viewed post of 2012. Second to receive that honor was "Kupowered's 501st Post" which came in at 248 views for some reason! Overall, that post came in 7th, however, behind "inFamous 2 - My Thoughts on the Story and Endings (Spoilers)" at 547 views, "What Went Wrong - Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon" at 414 views and "The Regular Show is Pretty Great" at 399 views. Because 400 views would just be too easy.
Trying to use the Page View Graph this year is just as unfeasible as last year, perhaps even more so, so unfortunately, I won't be doing a month-by-month thing since, well, I have no idea when those are properly updated. Trying to navigate the graph takes me from January 2011 to February 2012 which....isn't correct, so, yeah, it's a bit silly. Raw numbers will suffice. My "Pageviews Last Month" figure comes up as 2,457 views, which I suppose might be for the full month of December, or like half of November and half of December or something. I bring that up solely because that figure is higher than any single month presented in last years figures (the highest being 2,297 views) which means it's about in line with things so I'm keeping steady. Or, rather, perhaps 'last month' was a low month because my All-Time Pageview History number now sits at 46,580, a full 29,751 views more than last year and, in fact 12,922 views more than last years All Time History of 16,829. This is where I wish I knew how to do percents so I could figure what percentage growth that is, but looking at the numbers just says "a lot" which is pretty cool nonetheless.
Clicking on the Audience tab brings up something rather surprising in the sense that things have sort of shifted via countries that view Kupowered. Like, dramatically. America is still at the top with a whopping 19,799 views (up from 7,987 last year or an increase of 11,812 views), but Russia came out of friggin' nowhere at second place with 5,589 views (up from 485 last year for a 5,104 view increase) which...should I be worried about that? I don't know. The United Kingdom pulls up third with 2,210 views (up from 892 last year for a 1,318 view increase) and it's not until we get to fourth place that Canada finally shows up at 2,155 views (up from 1,123 views for a 1,032 increase). If you're interested in the rest, the full list is as follows: (Country - Pageviews - Increase): America - 19,799 - 11,812, Russia - 5,589 - 5,104, United Kingdom - 2,210 - 1,318, Canada - 2,155 - 1,032, Austalia - 1,576 - 695, Germany - 875 - 411, Indonesia - 775 - 636, Brazil - 606 - 470, Ukraine - 436 - 302, and France - 430 - N/A. All this only adds up to 34,451 Views, so the rest of the 12,129 views is smattered across other nations in smaller numbers. Firefox again is the most used browser at 19,171 (or 42%) of views, with Chrome and Internet explorer switching places this year at 11,398 (25%) and 9,162 (20%) respectively. Windows is still the most widespread OS to be used to view at 34,413 (75%) where Linux has bumped up a little, coming in at 6,296 (13%). Mac at 2,133 (4%) is the only other number to brag about with Android and iPhone representing 1% each with 872 and 634 respectively and the remaining five of iPad, iPod, PSP, PS3 and BlackBerry are all <1% with 350, 260, 179, 178 and 168 in order.
I haven't really made many new 'types' of posts since last year with the notable exception being, appropriately, "Gaming By The Numbers" of which I only have two posts for - Dynasty Warriors Next and Trails in the Sky. These posts are basically just ones in which I take a game and turn it into full-on Number Porn somehow, either talking about the hours of time needed to do something specific, or just how easy it is to do something, taking into account the most 'profitable' means with which to do it. Or you know, whatever. It's number porn so it's about numbers in whatever form I can take them in. Somewhat like -this- post and the last year's review, I should say. Most everything else has been either a stand-alone thing, or part of a 'type' I established the first year, which is just fine, I think. I don't need to make a whole bunch of different things for my posts to fit into and I probably established the most that I'll need in the first year, though there's always the future to tell.
Compared to 2011's three reviews, I did a surprising nine in 2012, which is still a really small number, but considering the amount of work that goes into every review, it's not something that I can do all the time unfortunately. Those reviews are, in order of post date: Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Alpha Protocol, Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, Resistance: Burning Skies, Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble, Sound Shapes, Gravity Rush, Assassin's Creed: Revelations and Final Fantasy XIII. Obviously, I linked them in case you wanted to check them out again (or for the first time, if you've missed them) and if not then at least it's nice to keep these things together for something in the future. That number would have been ten, but alas, I still haven't finished the likely vitriolic review for Final Fantasy XIII-2 which is unfortunate, but that's just how these things go sometimes. Still rather impressive for me, I think.
I imagined if I tried, I could pick up a few of some posts that I really liked this year (since I can't play Favorites), but really, I'm pretty happy with them all. If anything, I remember the Gaming by the Numbers posts more than the rest for the simple fact that they were number porn posts and those are ultimately really fun to write. While it's still recent, I do also still remember the two posts I made for a concept I dubbed a 'MoveShock' which is a theoretical controller that would combine a DualShock with two Move wands, offering a 'best of both worlds' scenario where one could expect to use both methods of input simultaneously instead of giving up one for the other. I've rarely been as excited at a prospect as I was with that, and while I doubt it's going to happen, it's still nice to dream. Because honestly, it's a pretty cool concept if it would work in the scenarios I put forth.
And that's about it for 2012. It was apparently a year of highs and lows, but while I didn't like the year, it was still a rather productive one, all-told. Hopefully 2013 will be a better year, both in me keeping up with posts and just....you know, being a better year. It's got a chance as it is now, but it's only two days old so, well, a little early to be wondering, I suppose. If you've read this and enjoyed it, then I thank you and I hope you'll stick around for the posts as they come this year. I mean, again, number porn so your mileage may vary, but I certainly had fun with it! Here's to 2013 kicking 2012's ass in all the relevant facets!