You may remember last month I posted adjusted numbers for WUWT due to a SPAM attack, dropping my September count by about 50K:
For September 2008 the total was 846,193 page views, up from 667,215 page views in August 2008.
But there is a caveat, I think the real numbers are just shy of 800,000, because on the weekend of 09/20 and 09/21 I got quite a bit of unexpected traffic to one old post that I’m not sure is real or not. During that time, we got a lot of Spam on that particular older entry comparing UAH, RSS, HadCRUT, and GISS, but not anywhere near the numbers specific to that post, shown below:
Blog Stats Increase due to DOS “something”
Saturday 09/20 23,486
Sunday 09/21 25,319
Monday 09/22 1,006
Raw WUWT September numbers: 846,193 page views
WUWT Spam Uncertainty numbers: -49,811 page views (from 09/20 to 09/22)
Final Adjusted WUWT September numbers: 796,382 page views
Today at 5PM (00UTC) I tallied my October numbers, and while they are slightly lower than last month’s total, I didn’t have any perceptible spam attacks like last month, so I don’t need to adjust October’s numbers:
OCTOBER NUMBERS Click for larger image
At 826,633 page views for October, that would put me up slightly from last month’s adjusted numbers of 796,382, but there was also an extra day involved (September hath 30 days). Since that difference is close to my daily average, we’ll just call it “no change” for October.
Of course many of you are either hoping for “change” or “no change” in November. ;-)
Thanks again to all of you, and especially those whom have donated recently to help keep this effort going. My UHI test in Reno was funded in part through your donations. Another trip this weekend to retrieve two dataloggers that have been out for 45 days will also be assisted by those same donations. Again my thanks.
Have a wonderful Halloween!- Anthony