Slugger traffic update…

We haven’t had an update on figures for a while. Given the flow of international stories on Northern Ireland on the wires have dropped by about 80% since last May’s recourse to parliamentary democracy, things are holding up well. Though we are still well short of our two peaks last year: in March during the Assembly election; and November when we covered Margaret Ritchie’s controversial decision to cut funding for the CTI when we had over 61,000 unique visitors. So here’s some of the headlines (for March): unique visitors, 49061; visits, 153996 (3.13 visits/visitor); pages, 711106 (4.61 Pages/Visit); 3252230 (21.11 Hits/Visit); bandwidth, 71.60 GB (487.51 KB/Visit). And, crudely, here are the top twenty referring sites:
Top 20 referrers:

Three Thousand Versts
Fake Plastic News
Comment is Free
Mark Mardell
Ogra Shinn Fein
Crooked Timber
Balrog
Flickr
1169 and counting
Harry’s Place
Irish in Britain
Darren Prior
Guido Fawkes
Everything Ulster
Disillusioned Lefty
Brassneck
Irish Blog Awards
Andrew Muir
Mamam Poulet
Irish Election

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty