Blog statistics

The Integration and Implementation Insights (i2Insights) blog is progressing steadily. Statistics to the end of September 2020 are reported on this page for:

These statistics are updated quarterly, the next update (to end December 2020) is due in January 2021.

Blog posts

The figure below shows the number of new blog posts published each month (blue bars) and the accumulated number published in previous months (‘old’ posts; red line). From April 2017 the number of blog posts published each month was deliberately reduced compared with earlier months.

Contributors by country

As shown in the figure below, 373 authors from 36 countries have contributed blog posts, as lead or co-authors (each contributor is counted only once, even if they authored and/or co-authored more than one blog post).

Visitors and views per month

Monthly tallies are shown in the two figures below. The first figure shows the number of visitors, along with views divided into:

  • views of new posts (published that month) using their unique URLs (red bar)
  • views of old posts (published in previous months) using their unique URLs (green bar)
  • other views of blog posts via the home page, any page showing a list of posts as excerpts, or (after May 2020) the blog scroll. These are labelled “home page etc” views (blue bar).

The second figure shows the same views adjusted by number of blog posts: “home page etc” views adjusted by number of new posts, new post views adjusted by number of new posts and old post views adjusted by number of old posts.

Distribution of blog post views

The figure below shows the distribution of views that blog posts have received via their unique URL. Fifty-five blog posts have been viewed more than 1,000 times, with an additional five viewed more than 2,000 times, four more than 3,000 times, two more than 5,000 times and one viewed more than 63,000 times. These figures are underestimates of each blog post view, as many blog posts are viewed via the home page, blog scroll or some other way rather than their unique URL. To end September 2020, 15% of views were not via the unique URL but instead via the home page, any page showing a list of posts as excerpts, or (after May 2020) the blog scroll.

Median number of blog post views

The median of the total number of views (to the unique URL) received by the blog posts over their lifetime is shown in the following figure. In September 2020, the median of the total number of views was 610.

Views by country

Since the blog started there have been views from 210 countries (as defined by WordPress) or 179 of the 193 nations that are members of the United Nations. The darker the colour, the more views.

The statistics shown on this page are drawn from those provided by WordPress, and should be seen as indicative only, given the limitations inherent in such data collections.