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2017 Year in Review

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Old Havana. By Ron Van Oers – This file has been provided by UNESCO.

Here are some stats from 2017. Note that the shift in template and shift in comment systems throws off the numbers a bit, to the benefit of posts written later in the year.

Top Ten Posts of 2017 by pageviews:

1. We’re so Cilizza’d, Scott Lemieux
2. Sebastian Gorka’s Dissertation: Part I, Dan Nexon
3. How Identity Politics, Which Were Invented in 1980, Destroyed the Democratic Party, Scott Lemieux
4. The Ballad of the Green Beret, Paul Campos
5. The Phony Left, Paul Campos
6. How Obama Will Be Evaluated by History, Scott Lemieux
7. On West on Coates, Simon Balto
8. The Gorka Dissertation: Part II, Dan Nexon
9. Acknowledging Mistakes: I Don’t Want to Be Lisa Bloom, Christa Blackmon
10. Man Who Knows Nothing About American Political History Is Here to Lecture You About American Politics, Scott Lemieux

That’s right; Loomis is shut out of the Top Ten for the second year in a row. Good work, folks.

Other random insights from Google Analytics:

Age:

35-44 (26.02%)
45-54 (24.63%
55-64 (21.69%)
25-34 (17.10%)
65+ (8.01%)

Y’all got older for some reason.

Nationality:

United States (87.99%)
Canada (4.06%)
United Kingdom (2.22%)
Australia (1.05%)
Germany (.57%)

We would also like to thank our reader in each of the following countries/territories:

State:

California (14.22%)
New York (10.22%)
Illinois (5.23%)
Massachusetts (5.09%)
Washington (5.04%)

The bottom five:

Mississippi
Montana
South Dakota
North Dakota
Wyoming

FWIW, in raw traffic Canada comes in just behind Washington State; Wyoming fits in snugly between Russia (36) and Greece (37).

Top Traffic Days:

September 22
October 27
September 20
August 24
December 20

Top Comment Days:

December 13
December 12
November 20
December 7
November 8

Top Five Posts by Comments:

Title
The Morality of Politicians 11/16/17 1,245
Franken Should, and Will, Resign 12/06/17 920
Movie Fight Club 09/11/17 889
The Burger King 12/08/17 847
Gillibrand ’20 12/12/17 822

Top Five Posts by Commenters:

Title
HOLY SHIT HOLY SHIT HOLY SHIT 12/13/17 204
The Morality of Politicians 11/16/17 195
Brave New World 06/28/17 189
The Burger King 12/08/17 184
Gillibrand ’20 12/12/17 179

 

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