Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Surprising results in Turner Report survey


From time to time, I check the statistics on the three counters I have set up to tally visitors to The Turner Report. It was just a little over a year ago that I was happy to have 35 readers a day. Now the number has recently climbed above 700 on two of the services, normally reaching between 550 and 600 per day. On the other one, the average has been at about 430. Whatever it is, it has grown to considerable more than 35 and page views are averaging about 1,100 per day, which means people are either going through the archives or leaving comments.
A reader recently commented that most of my visitors come from the Joplin-area television stations. Statistics show that the number one source of visitors to the Turner Report is KSNF, by a wide margin, with the Joplin Globe finishing second, KODE fifth and KOAM 11th.
In addition to those media outlets, The Turner Report receives multiple visits per day from the Springfield News-Leader, Carthage Press, Neosho Daily News,and Asay Publishing, and occasional visits from the Chicago Tribune, Kansas City Star, Arkansas Democrat, Jefferson City News-Tribune, and of course, a number from Jefferson City state government circles.
Many readers, of course, reach The Turner Report when looking for something on search engines.
Following are the 30 most popular search engine words (other than Randy Turner or The Turner Report) that lead people to this blog:
30. EaglePicher
29. Jarden
28. Rachel Hubler
27. La-Z-Boy
26. Gary Blankenship
25. Sarah Pierik
24. Martin Lindstedt
23. Braxton Wooden
22. Killeen, Texas
21. Nancy Cruzan
20. Moark
19. Newell Rubbermaid
18. Matt or Roy Blunt
17. Tiffany Alaniz
16. KSN
15. Jimmy Siedlecki
14. Marny Stanier
13. Brandon Kahl
12. Byron DeLaBeckwith
11. Ron Richard
10. O'Sullivan Industries
9. Karl Jobst
8. Micah Holman
7. KOAM
6. Cox Health
5. Joplin Globe
4. KODE
3. Nexstar Broadcasting
2. Gary Nodler
1. Malorie Maddox
I am happy to see more readers searched for Malorie Maddox than for Gary Nodler, but what kind of a world do we live in when more people want to find about Martin Lindstedt than about Sarah Pierik?

13 comments:

Joe said...

I accidently deleted your link on my chat board and I got about 10 e-mails and several posts asking "what happened to the Turner Reoprt?!" Keep up the good work Randy.

Anonymous said...

That's a pretty blue backround she has

Anonymous said...

The great thing about Malorie is that she is as beautiful in the inside as she is on the outside...that can't be said for a lot of newspeople.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's the first good thing I've ever heard about Mallory Maddox. I've heard some stories about her violent temper.

2000 said...

Violent temper? That's crap. She is a nice girl. And a decent kisser.

Randy said...

That is a nice blue background.

Anonymous said...

Can't say I've ever kissed her, but I have heard she likes to strike fellow females if she doesn't agree with them.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Sarah Pierik, where is she going? Her job is posted on the KOAM website.

Randy said...

I can't say enough about that blue background.

Anonymous said...

SARAH PIERIK: Sarah, Joplin is losing an incredible anchor. It's been a pleasure watching you professionally keeping us informed. You will be missed by thousands, but we knew you'd be moving up the ladder QUICKLY. God bless you in your journey. Wichita will be proud of you I'm sure.

Anonymous said...

Sarah Pierik? LEAVING KOAM? What a loss for our city; waking up and seeing her beaming smile always made my day so much better.

Anonymous said...

I don't have any idea what KSN's weekend sports guy's name is, nor do I care. But would someone from KSN please tell him to grow up or find another job . I don't watch that station much but when I do, he is always on camera laughing and barely getting through his 3 minutes of grap. Where have all the good sports anchors gone?

John said...

Hello, Sarah has moved to KWCH tv in Wichita, KS and is doing well her profile for the new station can be seen at http://ips.mgnetwork.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=KWCH/HTMLPage/WCH_HTMLPage&c=HTMLPage&cid=1137835074009