Chris Pietschmann

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Top Posts of 2008 Plus Overall Traffic Stats

Now that 2008 has come to a close, and I finally have a full two years of traffic history that I can use for comparison I've decided to post a traffic summary as well as list the top posts of 2008.

Top Posts of 2008

Here's a list of my most popular posts from 2008. This list only counts the posts I've posted during 2008.

  1. JavaScript ForEach Equivalent - 38,171 pageviews
  2. .NET 3.5: JSON Serialization using the DataContractJsonSerializer - 8,454 pageviews
  3. ASP.NET: Create AJAX Server Controls using the ScriptControl base class - 7,912 pageviews
  4. C#: Generate WebPage Thumbnail Screenshot Image - 5,396 pageviews
  5. Silverlight: Anatomy of an .XAP file - 4,463 pageviews
  6. Mount ISO Images in Vista x64 - 4,065 pageviews
  7. C#: Enhance Enums using Extension Methods - 3,941 pageviews
  8. PasswordTextBox for Silverlight 2 Beta 2 - 3,840 pageviews
  9. Calculate Distance Between Geocodes in C# and JavaScript - 3,776 pageviews
  10. JavaScript Function Tips and Tricks - 3,443 pageviews
  11. Intel Core i7 920 - Initial Thoughts, Overclocking and Windows Vista - 3,361 pageviews
  12. Silverlight and JavaScript Interop Basics - 2,693 pageviews
  13. Show a MessageBox in Silverlight 2 Beta 1 - 2,605 pageviews
  14. Simple JavaScript Object Reflection API (.NET Style) - 2,477 pageviews
  15. WPF Toolkit adds Ribbon Control to .NET 3.5 SP1 - 2,406 pageviews
  16. Virtual Earth: Draw a Circle Radius Around a Lat/Long Point - 2,257 pageviews
  17. ASP.NET 3.5: Create AJAX Extender Controls using the Extender Control base class - 2,193 pageviews
  18. JavaScript int.TryParse Equivalent - 2,156 pageviews
  19. Hyper-V Compatibility Check Tool for AMD Processors - 1,909 pageviews
  20. Virtual Earth: Polygon Search - Is Point Within Polygon? - 1,816 pageviews

Most Trafficed Posts of 2008

Here's a list of my most popular posts during 2008. This list counts all posts I've ever posted.

  1. JavaScript ForEach Equivalent - 38,171 pageviews 
  2. Can you run Mac OS X within Virtual PC 2007 on Windows? - 32,202 pageviews
  3. I now have my key for Vista Ultimate - 22,098 pageviews
  4. ASP.NET 2.0: How to get a specific ConnectionString from the Web.Config by name - 20,321 pageviews
  5. Vista Experience Update: Windows Vista x64 runs 32-bit Internet Explorer by Default - 15,408 pageviews
  6. C# .NET: Convert System.Drawing.Color to HTML color - 15,295 pageviews
  7. JavaScript: Loop through all elements in a form - 14,168 pageviews
  8. JavaScript: How to get value from nested form in iframe? - 10,690 pageviews
  9. T-SQL: Parse a delimited string - 9,419 pageviews
  10. Windows Vista Device Drivers for Belkin F5D7000 Wireless Network Card - 9,144 pageviews
  11. ASP.NET 2.0: URL Mapping with RegEx Support - 8,803 pageviews
  12. .NET 3.5: JSON Serialization using the DataContractJsonSerializer - 8,454 pageviews
  13. ASP.NET: Create AJAX Server Controls using the ScriptControl base class - 7,912 pageviews
  14. Configure Visual Studio 2005 for "Classic" ASP syntax highlighting and intellisense - 6,012 pageviews
  15. VB.NET: Syntax Highlighting in a RichTextBox control - 5,879 pageviews
  16. ASP.NET 2.0: Use VB.NET and C# within the App_Code folder - 5,676 pageviews
  17. Safari 3 for Windows: Enable JavaScript Debugging - 5,640 pageviews
  18. Google Charts API: an ASP.NET 2.0 Server Control - 5,411 pageviews
  19. C#: Generate WebPage Thumbnail Screenshot Image - 5,396 pageviews
  20. Write to the Event Log in .NET (VB.NET and C#.NET) - 5,083 pageviews
Interestingly enough, there are a few of the Most Trafficed posts that are from 2 or more years ago, and some of them are pretty much only a snippet of code without any descriptions.

Top Keywords of 2008

Here's a list of the top 50 keywords used to search when landing on this blog in 2008.

  1. javascript foreach
  2. vista ultimate product key
  3. vista ultimate key
  4. javascript for each
  5. system.drawing.color
  6. vista ultimate cd key
  7. get connection string from web.config
  8. javascript reflection
  9. msn web messenger
  10. foreach javascript
  11. datacontractjsonserializer
  12. product key vista ultimate
  13. javascript get all elements
  14. sql parse
  15. javascript int
  16. product key for vista ultimate
  17. sql parse string
  18. get connectionstring from web.config
  19. os x virtual machine
  20. document.frames javascript
  21. xap file
  22. mac os x virtual pc
  23. max os virtual pc
  24. virtual pc mac os
  25. silverlight messagebox
  26. virtual pc osx
  27. msn webmessenger
  28. vista defragmenter
  29. windows system properties
  30. osx virtual pc
  31. mac os x on virtual pc
  32. 32 bit internet explorer
  33. javascript all elements
  34. mac os on virtual pc
  35. internet explorer 64 bit
  36. silverlight xap
  37. c# system.drawing.color
  38. virtual pc mac os x
  39. key vista ultimate
  40. os x on virtual pc
  41. mac os x virtual machine
  42. document.frames
  43. for each javascript
  44. internet explorer 32 bit
  45. belkin drivers
  46. virtual pc os x
  47. asp.net 2.0 connection string
  48. javascript document.frames
  49. increase tcp connections
  50. webmessenger msn

Surprisingly there are a lot of searches related to my "Can you run Mac OS X within Virtual PC 2007 on Windows?" post; it seems to be a desired feature but I don't think Apple wants to see it happen.

 

Top Referring Sites of 2008

Here's the top 10 referrers to my blogin 2008.

  1. dotnetkicks.com
  2. weblogs.asp.net
  3. aspnet.4guysfromrolla.com
  4. google.com
  5. forums.asp.net
  6. channel9.msdn.com
  7. dzone.com
  8. stumbleupon.com
  9. virtualearth.spaces.live.com
  10. silverlight.net

Overall Traffic Stats of 2008

This last year has seen a total of 63.08% increase in Visitors, and 49.24% increase in Pageviews. The blog has also seen a 99.29% increase of direct traffic. That's a huge increase in traffic in my opinion.

  2007 2008 Increase
Total Visits 281,398 458,906 63.08%
Total Pageviews 363,319 542,223 49.24%
Total Direct Traffic Visits 10,171 20,270 99.29%


Conclusion

I've seen some awesome growth on this blog over the last year; to my surprise. The more traffic I get, the more it inspires me to write more posts and to try to write better quality posts. Also as of today, FeedBurner is reporting that I have 313 subscribers to the RSS feed. This is so awesome! I'm always amazed at how many people read my blog, through RSS, Referrers and Searches (mainly Google); especially since the original reason I started blogging (and one of the main reasons I keep blogging today) was just so I had a place to easily save things for reference later, that also allows me to easily search through them via search engines and to access it from anywhere.

Blog Goal for 2009: I'm going to try to focus more on the quality of my posts. If you have any pointers, please post them in the comments.

Thanks for reading!!

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