Weekly Index, April 21-May 5, 2004

De and Roy took 2 weeks off: 2 new stories; 1,823 people viewed 3,669 posts; average session 2.59 min; 759 plays of our podcasts

89% of the traffic went to older posts. Some new aggregate totals: 868 views on QXMC: The Squirrel Cove Project (Sep 21, 2023); 535 views of How Whaletown got its name (Oct 25, 2023); As Google Analytics did not carry older records forward records into its G4H program and this was not among the titles I recorded, I’m guesstimating +200 views on Paul Kirmmse remembers Cortes Island in 1971 (Apr 22, 2021).

The top 3 posts for this fortnight were:

  1. (275 Views) Terminal Upgrade Plan: BC Ferries Consults Cortes Residents (Apr 28. 2024)
  2. (223 Views) QXMC: The Squirrel Cove Project (Sep 21, 2023)
  3. (94 views) Cortes Community Forest Five-Year Plan Update: Tour of the Green Mountain Cut Block (May 3, 2024)

This week’s new posts:

Top 3 podcasts:

  1. (11 Plays, bringing the aggregate total to 20) Before and After: Impacts of the “Hall Tax” on Gorge Hall (finale) – Cortes Currents
  2. (10 Plays, bringing the aggregate total to 38)Audio from the Homeshare Forum – Cortes Community Housing/ Folk U
  3. (9 Plays, bringing the aggregate total to 17) ) Before and After: Impacts of the “Hall Tax” on Gorge Hall (Part 3) – Cortes Currents

Stats for Apr 2024

  • Cortes Currents: 3,597 people made 8,71 pageviews; average session 4:12 min. Of those views: 2,551 were from Direct traffic; The top referrers were: Google – 3,741 views; The Tideline – 1,094 views.; 14 other search engines and websites.
    • Independant Analytics does not list rural areas and poorly represents small cities like Campbell River. It’s top 3 locations:(1) Vancouver – 472 visitors made 1282 views; (2) Burnaby 301 visitors made 1861 views; (2) Victoria 243 people made 486 views.
    • Google Analytics: (1) CKTZ’s listening area – 757 people (Campbell River – 369 people; rural area including Cortes and Quadra Islands – 309 people; Powell River – 65; Comox – 14 people) (2) Vancouver – 581 people; (3) Victoria – 117 people
  • SoundCloud – 668 Plays; the top locations were (1) CKTZ’s listening area – 140 Plays (Mansons Landing – 95 plays; Whaletown – 26 plays; Campbell River – 10 plays; Powell River – 6 plays; Comox – 3 plays ) (2) Vancouver – 74 plays; (3) Denman Island – 25 plays.
  • Apple Podcasts – 91% of traffic comes from 16 people following this podcast channel. There were 123 plays during the first part of April, all traffic abruptly stopped after Cortes Currents temporarily stopped broadcasting new material on Apr 17.