Thursday, 26 July 2012

PDE blog - over a million pageviews


I started this blog in November 2010 and today,  243 posts and 8955 comments later, the blog has passed the million pageviews milestone. Amazing!

To mark the occasion, here's a snapshot of the statistics so far - audience, traffic sources, most popular posts and so on (click to enlarge). Interestingly, although the first screengrab below shows that overall UK visitors outnumber US visitors, in recent months, US visitors have outnumbered UK visitors.  This month for instance, the blog has seen 18,000 American visitors compared to 16,000 from the UK.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed - in agreement or not. You have all helped keep the issue alive and debated, something which was always, and still is, the aim of the blog. 

I have learned a lot along the way and hope others have, too.

Ah, and apologies for the lack of posts recently. I have been particularly busy with other stuff... but have a host of half-written posts waiting to be finished and uploaded, including posts on the Swedish Dog Health Workshop, two interesting developments from the Dog Advisory Council, the new voice of the Canine Alliance, and why some DNA tests should come with a health warning...

Here's to the next million!







14 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Its one of the very best canine blogs on the internet. A glass raised to the next million!

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  2. I agree, congratulations Jemima

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  3. too bad you cannot separate the 'yeas " from the nays'.. so long ..enjoy your prattle to each other.. i would never want my "click" to count in support of this blog that makes it their mission to eliminate the pedigreed dog

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    1. That's too bad. Your loss will be a huge blow to the quality of discourse on this blog.

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  4. Congratulations! Well deserved, good work. Cheers!

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  5. Well done Jemima!

    Thank you for providing a place where people from all walks of life can come together and discuss or even just read about various pedigree dog health and welfare issues.

    I for one have learnt from your blog. Thanks also to some of the very experienced dog breeders, researchers, rescue people and campaigners that have contributed and allowed people to look at subjects from all angles.

    How you do it as well as run a fantastic rescue and production company is beyond me!

    Here's to the next million :)

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  6. Congrats Jemima on your first million :-)

    A time to look back on achievements to date, and forward to future direction. The KC has moved on from its 'salted slug' reaction to PDE1, and we have 15 breeds on (to use the school inspectors' term) Special Measures. As we saw at Crufts, those measures have teeth. Step in the right direction, more required.
    Awareness has been raised on inbreeding, which affects all breeds to greater or lesser extent. A suggestion to internationalise breed databases met with support on here, be nice to see that happening. Also there have been calls for outcrossing: question there is who will do it, and what's in it for them? Science still does not have all the answers; studies show a clear statistical link between low CoI and longevity, but the underlying causal link remains unknown. Whatever it is, it does not always operate. In Dr Armstrong's study mentioned in March's blog, the oldest dog - deserved a queen's telegram at 21 - had CoI 26%. More research needed there.
    So some solid achievement, much still to do, I shall follow developments with interest and here is an excellent place to do so.
    Thankyou Jemima.

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  7. Big ego = Big head.......enough said

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    1. The great requisite for show breeders..well said anon

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  8. Alison - The Albany Basstes27 July 2012 22:33

    Jemima

    You've achieve an awful lot since Nov 2010, well done and keep up the the good work! I am not sure if the end will ever be in sight but your are moving the KC and show breeders slowly in the right direction, although I have no doubt they will continue to resist.In my experience people are becoming much better informed, which again will help change attitudes. We have a number of people coming to us each year specifically wanting one of our basset hounds because they are appalled at what the KC hounds now look like. This didn't happen 5+ years ago, so although the change is gradual, with continued hard work and pressure you will create lasting and significant change.

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  9. WOW a Million, well I thought the BBC had wasted lots of money on rubbish in the past but didnt realise you milked a £1,000,000 out of the..............thought your fee was 30 pieces of silver

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  10. Congrats! and keep up the good work! your work is well needed! /from Sweden

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