Between The Continuity – Taking A Look At The Figures So Far

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As I gear up for the return of some features that have fallen by the wayside next week (#Trending, Off The Shelf, Covers of the Week, etc.), I thought now was a good time to reflect and analyze my stats so far to better help me going forward. First let’s look at the statistics:

Top 20 Posts of All Time
1. The Character Spotlight – Issue #6: Star-Lord (Peter Quill)
2. The Character Spotlight – Issue #9: Deathstroke (Slade Wilson)
3. The Character Spotlight – Issue #10: Arthur Douglas (Drax The Destroyer)
4. #Trending In The World Of Comics: 02/08/13-02/14/13
5. The Character Spotlight – Issue #2: Scarlet Spider (Ben Reilly)
6. The Character Spotlight – Issue #1: The Huntress (Helena Bertinelli)
7. Retroactive: Detective Comics 1939 & Amazing Spider-Man 1963
8. The Character Spotlight – Issue #4: Doctor Octopus (Otto Octavius)
9. The Character Spotlight – Issue #8: Agent 13 (Sharon Carter)
10. The Character Spotlight – Issue #5: Firefly (Garfield Lynns)

11. “Let’s Settle Down Before You Crash A Tornado On Us And We End Up In OZ”: Bullet Points Part 2 – Marvel Comic Reviews 11/14/12
12. The Comics Rundown 11/21/12: Part 2
13. Off The Shelf: A Look At “Loki: Agent of Asgard #1″ (Guest Post By Reid Vanier)
14. Marvel/Independent Comics Bullet Points 10/03/12
15. What Is The Artifice & Why Should You Care?
16. “A Word of Advice–Have An Opinion About Everything and Anything”: Bullet Points Part 1 – DC Comic Reviews 11/14/12
17. Never Come Between A Martian And His Cookies: An Arousing Grammar Guest Post
18. #Trending In The World Of Comics: 02/01/13-02/07/13
19. #Trending In The World Of Comics: 02/15/13-02/21/13
20. Retroactive: Detective Comics 1940 & Amazing Spider-Man 1964

Analysis
8 of my Top 10 are Character Spotlight features which assures me that my Going Rogue feature (debuting next week) should prove beneficial indeed. Will it have as much of a longevity as the Character Spotlight features is the main question but one that will become moot once I have time to devote to starting up the feature again. The other 2 features in my Top 10 are the very first Retroactive and an edition of #Trending. Retroactive is always a popular feature and has one more appearance in my Top 20 while #Trending has two more appearances. With #Trending’s return next week we’ll see if the feature holds up with its new format. Rounding out the rest of the Top 20 are 4 old Comic Review features, two Guest Postings, and a special feature on the Artifice. More comic reviews are always something I really want to do but can never find the time and more guest postings are always welcome. The real surprise of the Top 20 has to belong to the Artifice feature though.


Top 20 Posts of The Last 365 Days
1. The Character Spotlight – Issue #6: Star-Lord (Peter Quill)
2. The Character Spotlight – Issue #9: Deathstroke (Slade Wilson)
3. The Character Spotlight – Issue #10: Arthur Douglas (Drax The Destroyer)
4. #Trending In The World Of Comics: 02/08/13-02/14/13
5. The Character Spotlight – Issue #8: Agent 13 (Sharon Carter)
6. The Character Spotlight – Issue #5: Firefly (Garfield Lynns)
7. Off The Shelf: A Look At “Loki: Agent of Asgard #1″ (Guest Post By Reid Vanier)
8. “Let’s Settle Down Before You Crash A Tornado On Us And We End Up In OZ”: Bullet Points Part 2 – Marvel Comic Reviews 11/14/12
9. The Comics Rundown 11/21/12: Part 2
10. Never Come Between A Martian And His Cookies: An Arousing Grammar Guest Post

11. The Character Spotlight – Issue #4: Doctor Octopus (Otto Octavius)
12. The Character Spotlight – Issue #1: The Huntress (Helena Bertinelli)
13. The Character Spotlight – Issue #2: Scarlet Spider (Ben Reilly)
14. What Is The Artifice & Why Should You Care?
15. Retroactive: Detective Comics 1991 & Daredevil 1966
16. Retroactive: Green Arrow 1993 & The Punisher 1992
17. Retroactive: Detective Comics 1992 & Daredevil 1967
18. Retroactive: Detective Comics 1989 & Daredevil 1964
19. Retroactive: Detective Comics 1939 & Amazing Spider-Man 1963
20. #Trending In The World Of Comics: 02/15/13-02/21/13

Analysis
Looking at the Top 10, the first four entries remain the same but the rest consist of 2 Character Spotlights, 2 old Comic Reviews, and 2 Guest Postings. The second half of the Top 20 features 3 Character Spotlights, 5 editions of Retroactive, a #Trending, and that Artifice feature. What this tells me is that the decision to expand Retroactive to three features has definitely brought more views overall this past year and the positioning of those Guest Postings is all the more impressive.


Top 20 Posts of The Last 90 Days
1. The Character Spotlight – Issue #6: Star-Lord (Peter Quill)
2. The Character Spotlight – Issue #9: Deathstroke (Slade Wilson)
3. The Character Spotlight – Issue #10: Arthur Douglas (Drax The Destroyer)
4. Off The Shelf: A Look At “Loki: Agent of Asgard #1″ (Guest Post By Reid Vanier)
5. Retroactive: Green Arrow 1993 & The Punisher 1992
6. The Top 5 Comic Countdown: 04/23/14
7. Retroactive: The Flash 1981 & Uncanny X-Men 1989
8. The Character Spotlight – Issue #8: Agent 13 (Sharon Carter)
9. Retroactive: Detective Comics 2011 & Daredevil 1986
10. Retroactive: Green Arrow 1995 & The Punisher 1994

11. Retroactive: Legends of the Dark Knight 1991 & Daredevil 1990
12. Retroactive: Green Arrow 1989 & The Punisher 1988
13. What Is The Artifice & Why Should You Care?
14. Retroactive: Detective Comics 2012 & Daredevil 1987
15. Retroactive: Green Arrow 1997 & The Punisher 1996
16. Retroactive: The Flash 1974 & Uncanny X-Men 1982
17. #Trending In The World Of Comics: 02/08/13-02/14/13
18. The Top 5 Comic Countdown: 04/30/14
19. Retroactive: Green Arrow 1990 & The Punisher 1989
20. Retroactive: The Flash 1977 & Uncanny X-Men 1985

Analysis
My newest feature, The Top 5 Comic Countdown makes an impressive showing as it captures 2 Spots in the Top 20 including 6th Place overall. Retroactive dominates as it possesses 11 Spots including 4 in the Top 10. Other highlights include a Guest Posting, an edition of #Trending and that special Artifice feature yet again showing that it is steadily getting hits over time.


Top 5 Months Ever
1. October 2013
2. February 2013
3. December 2012
4. January 2013
5. March 2014


Other Stats

My Top 5 Referrers are WordPress, Twitter, Arousing Grammar, Reddit, and Let Us Nerd. Barely missing the cut is Facebook which is pretty impressive since I do zero Facebook promotion and most surprising is Reddit as I’m not even a member of it. Once everything is motoring on like a well oiled machine here, I’ll kick it into high gear with the promotion and utilizing these two untapped sources will be a pick to-do for sure. I’d also like to thank the individuals that run Arousing Grammar and Let Us Nerd for all the hits as well.
My Top 5 Sites that my viewers go to from my blog are Twitter, Arousing Grammar, Sci-Fi Jubilee, House of Flying Scalpels, and a tie between Sidekick Reviews and Modern Mythologies with xmenxpert just behind.
My Top 5 Search Terms are “star lord”, “top 3”, “drax the destroyer”, “spotlight”, and “emily bett rickards hot”. People sure do love Felicity from Arrow!
Finally my Top 5 Countries are Italy (thanks to wwayne especially), the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and France.


The big thing I take away from this is that my recent decisions are a step in the right direction but there is still room for improvement in numerous areas. That and maybe I should give the Artifice another chance. Maybe…

-GothamRogue

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Previously On
Retroactive: The Flash 1981 & Uncanny X-Men 1989
The Comic-Verse: Awesome Art & The Top 15 Featured Links (05/03/14-05/09/14)
Retroactive: Green Arrow 1998 & The Punisher 1997
The Top 5 Comic Countdown: 04/30/14
On The Radar: Comic Book Coming Attractions 05/14/14
Retroactive: Legends of the Dark Knight 1993 & Daredevil 1992
________________________________________________________The RankingsRankings Summary
Here’s the quick summary of what happened for the Week of 04/30/14 in regards to my Comic Book Rankings:
Titles Added: Amazing Spider-Man & Atomic Robo: The Knights of the Golden Circle
Titles Moving Up: +2 – Batman Beyond Universe & Silver Surfer. +1 – Batgirl & All-New X-Men.
Titles Moving Down: -3 – Rocket Girl. -2 – Wolverine and the X-Men & All-New X-Factor. -1 – Justice League, Larfleeze, Green Lantern: New Guardians, New Avengers, X-Men, Iron Man, All-New Doop, Fantastic Four, Deadpool VS Carnage, Magneto, Avengers Undercover, Translucid, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10, Five Ghosts, Flash Gordon, Mark Waid’s Green Hornet, Indestructible, and Angel & Faith.
For the complete list go HERE.
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looking-aheadThis is my last week to get all my ducks in a row before next week where I try to bring back numerous features from the past according to my schedule that I posted on the last edition of Between The Continuity.
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On that note, this week’s offering of Between The Continuity has reached its end. I hope everyone has an excellent week and manages to read some great stuff. Until next time, I leave you with three words that sum up this blog and life in general:

To-be-continued

 

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6 thoughts on “Between The Continuity – Taking A Look At The Figures So Far

  1. “emily bett rickards hot” – yep she’s a very popular gal isn’t she? I figured out that if I tag images with “hot” or “naked” it gets a lot of views. 🙂 I think Going Rogue is going to be a hit feature.

    • Yeah its funny. I didn’t tag her pic as hot but one of the sentences I wrote about her was “First of all, hot off the heels of being picked up for a second season, CW’s hit new show Arrow announced that the character of Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) would become a series regular next season.” Her name + hot off the heels leads Google search engines here. 🙂

  2. Thanks for the mention! I’m really glad that Italy became one of the Top 5 Countries thanks to me. How many visits do you get from Italy each month, more or less?

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