Radio Vice Online top 20 posts for 2010

OK, why not. Got a few of e-mail requests, plus Ed Morrissey over at Hot Air is doing something similar and having some fun. We don’t get nearly the traffic of the big sites, so our top post list can be more easily influenced by Internet phenomenon including the strange entry of popular keywords into search engines.

We’ll hit 2 million page views for 2010, and that does not include an 11 day gap prior to and after Memorial Day Weekend. (Don’t ask) With almost a half million visits, I think it’s pretty cool that readers hit an average of more than four pages per visit. Thanks!

A harder task would be to identify what we think our best posts are, so if you have any favorites not in the top 20, add a link in the comments. I know I’ve written quite a few where I’ve practically begged more people to read, and they are not in the top 20.

So, here we go…

Since results are very much influenced by who linked to our stories and search engine results, our traffic results certainly do not mirror the top stories of the year. There is also the goofy search result strangeness involved.

As an example, the #3 post for 2010 was actually posted in Oct. 2009 and it’s popular still since Shannon Bream is, well, pretty darn good looking and she works for the number one cable news outlet. For some super-duper algorithm math reason, if you type in Shannon’s name into the Google search, our post is #5 in the results. Go figure.

Our success this year can be almost equally attributed to direct visitors (most pulled in from the big radio show), other sites that link to our site, and search engine results. The referring sites have a slight edge and their support has been important, but I really think the driving force for traffic is the radio show.

Our most frequent referring site was Free Republic, with Hot Air, Michelle Malkin, Red State, Facebook, WTIC and Twitter following in order. I added the Facebook and Twitter functionality last spring, and screwed up the situation in late November when I had to disable that functionality. I will be trying to fix that soon.

Thanks for making 2010 pretty interesting for us here at RVO, we hope you continue to read our stuff and contribute with your comments. Spread the word!

5 replies
  1. Tim-in-Alabama
    Tim-in-Alabama says:

    I think my favorite post was the one that highlighted something outlandish Obama and his minions did that generated numerous outraged comments from many of the normal readers and lame support from his insane, hate filled supporters.

  2. Lynn
    Lynn says:

    Steve, I think Blumenthal should start one more lawsuit before he leaves to help screw-up the Senate. I have been suffering from RVO addiction. I have been known to laugh uncontrollably at a comment by Tim-in-Alabama and I actually miss the adventure of reading comments from ChrisOS. This post obviously shows that numerous others are afflicted as well. Please remember that we cannot spend so much time reading this BLOG. Thank you for any consideration you can give to this issue.

  3. ilovevice
    ilovevice says:

    My favorite Radio Vice Online post was the one that stated Jim Vicevich would be back on the air again.

    Those were scary times without Jim.

    I think that was back in April.

    Happy New Year!

    God Bless!

  4. Lynn
    Lynn says:

    I should have said, Thanks to Steve, Jim, SOS and David for such thoughtful posts. You give us the grist to make the meal (I'm from a line of farmers, sorry)

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