As term time approaches, I thought I'd take a quick look through the statistics available through Google Analytics and the Feedburner RSS feed for this blog. The full analytics report is available here, but I'll make some comments in this post, and add some extra grpahs and images not in the automatically generated report.
Over the year (1 Aug 08 - 31 Jul 09) there has been 1,881 visits with 3,169 page views coming from a staggering 77 countries, the bulk of which being from the UK, but representing all continents and a vast array of legal systems:
Those of you in the UK may well recognise you're own location in the map below if you're a regular, although I'm suspicious that not every visit is recorded accurately as Analytics uses the visitor IP address, which may well be registered in England, even though the user is in Wales or Northern Ireland etc.
The most popular postings during the year are listed below. They were all, save the second and the last, written within the review period, yet the most popular page is only 5 months old.
1 23 Apr 09 BILETA 2009 Conference
2 02 Apr 08 UKCLE E-learning Event Videocasts (previous year)
3 26 Nov 08 What McMaster did for medical training, can York do for legal education?
4 18 Feb 09 Legal Education and Technology II: An Annotated Bibliography
5 17 Sep 08 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report
6 21 Oct 08 Does(n't) science meet the law? And does law meet the scientists?!
7 06 Nov 08 Unsuitable Jurors v Unsuitable Students!
8 23 Jan 09 LILAC09: CSI meets Murder, she wrote!
9 23 Jan 09 LILAC09: Going ‘beyond text’, ‘out for a walk’ and ‘telling a couple of stories’
10 07 Nov 07 UKCLE's 1st e-learning seminar (previous year)
Our top referring sites for visitors arriving at Digital Directions are unsurprisingly UKCLE, Google (.co.uk), LILAC09 wiki (now archived) and Google (.com). Less frequently used links come from a variety of other sites such blogs (cearta.ie, Terranova, and BPP college), other websites and even a few from Twitter!
The top keywords are mainly names, however Digital Directions does review a number of conference presentations, blog posts by other authors and reports/papers etc from individuals, so that is not surprising. Other common terms are BILETA, Ardcalloch, GIKII, UKCLE, Second Life, LILAC etc, which pretty much represent the blog posts over the year.
Elsewhere, Feedburner tells me that 46 people subscribe to the RSS feed, mainly using Google Reader:
Let's see how, or if, things change in the coming year.