Random acts of statistics again!

Back in the end of March this year, I posted some blog statistics, because I was supposed to be doing schoolwork and therefore made myself busy doing something completely different.

As it turned out, I figured my blog was about 1/5 about Richard Armitage. Now that I have 50 posts labelled “Richard Armitage” and 50 labelled “Jane Eyre”, I’m curious to see what that does.

Okay, here’s a nice picture of a graph:

How many times labels have been used, yo.

Now, I’ve used labels 706 times in total, separated over 329 different things (phew!), and 232 posts have been published. Of the ones used ten or more times, we have:

Jane Austen (10) – 4.31% of total posts have this label
Toby Stephens (10) – 4.31% too, of course
Emily Brontë (11) – 4.74%
Spooks (12) – 5.17%
Wuthering Heights (12) – 5.17% too, funny that …
Strike Back (14) – 6.03%
Charlotte Brontë (18) – 7.76%

…then there’s a minute, miniscule and minimal leap to:

Jane Eyre (50) – 21.55% (used to be 13%)
Richard Armitage (50) – also 21.55%

So basically, my blog is still 1/5 about Richard Armitage, and now also 1/5 about Jane Eyre – and 3/5 “other”. Yeah, I know most WH posts also include the Emily Brontë label, and that all the Strike Back posts include RA. I’m ignoring that.

Also, 15.95% of the posts are about the Brontë sisters.

The thing that really makes me go ”wait … what?!” is looking at Google Analytics. According to that, going from the previous template to the Blogger template was the best move I could ever do, because somehow, my blog is now vastly more interesting, according to the statistics. Seriously, the percentage changes are the sort of figures webmasters would sell their souls to achieve. I mean, it’s the same blog, the same posts, and looks pretty much the same as it did last week, but just one change of template and BAM! Webmaster Eldorado. Peculiar.

The past ten days, just to give an idea of what’s happened.
Yes, I omitted actual numbers. No need to get competitive. 😛
Just rest assured “Before” was very high and “After” very low.
(See Wikipedia’s definition of what a bounce rate actually is.)

As a professional web developer/administrator/designer, I’m really intrigued. And not only that, I’m thinking, if you can get those kind of changes from just changing a blog template, what will changing the whole design of a website do? I know what updating how the layout is coded without changing the actual layout itself can work wonders for a site, which is also impressive and also as inexplicable. Anyway, the possibilities are endless.

And thank you all lovely people who visit this blog, whether you are new or a follower. You rock! 😀

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