2013 in numbers

photo 2It’s been a good year, both for the Mariners and for this blog. Not only have I enjoyed watching the team on the pitch and seen some great performances, it was a proud moment to be named the best non league blogger at The Football Blog Awards earlier in the year. Town are handily placed to make the 2013/14 season a special one and, for once, we seem to have a squad of players up for the challenges and fight a promotion scrap will bring. Just as an end of year summary, and the first of two blogs today, here are a few stats (helpfully provided by WordPress) of what people have read on this blog in 2013…

Crunchy numbers

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 53,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 20 sold-out performances for that many people to see it. In 2013, there were 170 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 459 posts. There were 159 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 49 MB. That’s about 3 pictures per week.

Attractions in 2013

These are the posts that got the most views in 2013. You can see all of the year’s most-viewed posts in your Site Stats.

1 Dayle Southwell gets ‘broken nose’ by Grimsby ‘fan’ blaming him for Play Off defeat
2 How Grimsby Town are linked to Real Madrid’s record transfer bid for Tottenham’s Gareth Bale
3 Exclusive interview – Charlie I’Anson, from Grimsby Town to La Liga and Spanish football in just two years
4 Grimsby Town tell fans with expired bans to buy a season ticket or risk ejection from Blundell Park if they pay on the gate
5 Marcus Marshall turns down Luton, can’t play for Bury and it’s all the fault of #GTFC!

How did they find me?

The top referring sites in 2013 were:

twitter.com
thefishy.co.uk
facebook.com
codalmighty.com
redpassion.co.uk

Where did they come from?

People visited from 129 countries across the world, more than 80 per cent of which came from the UK.

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