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Sep 19, 2013

What people read on Detroit Runner

As you all know, I always give full disclosure on the blog and thought it would be interesting to share a few stats of the blog.  I don't see many people who share this information.

The first is my overall stats.  This is all that is tracked by Google.  I don't have anything tracking the unique hits on my blog but know that I should.  Google offers it and I've tried to add it without success.  Hey - whatever - this is a blog I do for fun and not make money so while it would be interesting to know that, I don't really care that much.

Since I started the blog in November 2010, I've had almost 400,000 page views.  Just let me preface this.  It took a LONG time to get there and most of these probably happened over that last year or so.  I've been averaging about 16,000 views a month.  It might equate to 2,000-3,000 in regular readers I'm guessing.
Next up.  What are people reading?  Here's my top blog posts.  It's actually funny to see this since the #1 post is for Tommie Copper compression wear which I didn't even give a good review.  Most of the top posts are product review that I've done - potential endurance product companies take note!  As you can also see, the number of comments does not equate to pageviews.  In fact, I know I've done some other blog posts where there were many more comments but less pageviews.

Then there is where people read.  Most, of course, are in the United States, but I have a mix of other countries in there as well.

So that's it for today.  A bit of interesting facts on the background of the blog.

Have a great day and....Keep Running!!!!


  1. This is very interesting actually. (I think i may be plagiarizing you in the weeks to come with my own similar post.) I find that a picture on a post increases it's traffic tons, and the title makes a huge difference. One of my biggest ones of late is "World War Z: All I wanted Was A Pepsi" because so many folks googled 'World War Z and Pepsi' after seeing the movie and my post was one of the top 3 results. I also get a lot of hits on my zombie, breaking bad, and other media titles. Looks like a lot of your tops posts also have a brand in the title.

  2. Seeing this prompts me to leave you a comment... I have been following your blog for the past couple of months after having been told on the Runner's World forum that you have an excellent Detroit-area blog with detailed race reviews (I live in the area too). Imagine my surprise when it turned out that you are running the Monumental too (you're doing it faster and training at a much higher volume than I am, it's very inspiring!).

    In any case, I wanted to say thanks for the reviews, tips, and inspiration! Keep up the good running and great blog.