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Weekly Index, Mar 18-24, 2024

This week: 9 new posts; 1,043 people made 2,363 pageviews on Cortes Currents; average session 3:33 min; 164 plays on podcast systems

There are now 3,876 posts on Cortes Currents. 69.70% of the traffic went to posts made prior to last week. Highlights: Cortes Island Opts in to BC Short Term Rental Act; Quadra Considering (Mar 5) had another 22 views and reached an aggregate count of 180; Herring Roe on the Beach at Smelt Bay (Mar 14) reached an aggregate count of 108 views. 

The top 3 articles this week, in terms of views, were:

  1. (179 views) Cortes Food Bank At A Crossroad – Cortes Currents
  2. (131 Views) West Coast multimillionaires gift land for parks and donate remainder of their fortune to philanthropy – Canada’s National Observer
  3. (73 views) A lifetime of experience in four classes: Linnaea’s Homegrown Series – Cortes Currents

This Week’s new articles are:

Original Publications

  1. RLH – Cortes Food Bank At A Crossroad – Cortes Currents (Mar 22, 2024)
  2. RLH – A lifetime of experience in four classes: Linnaea’s Homegrown Series – Cortes Currents (Mar 20, 2024)
  3. RLH – New subpopulation of Deep Ocean Orcas Identified – Cortes Currents (Mar 19, 2024)
  4. MW – March 9 ICAN Water Security Team Update – Cortes Currents (Mar 18, 2024)
  5. DC – Salmon Update: CAFO Conditions, Mass Die-Offs, Manufactured Risks and License Renewals – Cortes Currents (Mar 18, 2024)

Reposts from other sources

  1. RB – West Coast multimillionaires gift land for parks and donate remainder of their fortune to philanthropy – Canada’s National Observer (Mar 18, 2024)
  2. DB – Once a major source of employment the number of jobs provided by cutting island forests is no longer a key concern of either tenure holders or government – The Discovery Islands Forest Bulletin (Mar 22, 2024)
  3. AM – Province takes action earlier than ever for what could be a difficult wildfire season – Ha-Shilth-Sa (Mar 21, 2024)
  4. RB – Satellites track the tiny silver fish hugely important to marine life – Canada’s National Observer (Mar 21, 2024)

This Week’s Top 3 podcasts in terms of plays, were:

  1. (14 Plays) Cortes Food Bank At A Crossroad
  2. (Two posts had 13 Plays) Salmon Update: CAFO Conditions, Mass Die-Offs, Manufactured Risks and License Renewals andA lifetime of experience in four classes: Linnaea’s Homegrown Series 

Top 3 locations, in terms of people or plays:

  • Cortes Currents – I am currently using two Analytics programs. The G4A program appears to be primarily a tool for selling Google Adds. It is slower than the older Google Analytics version, only retains about 18 months of memory and all my totals dropped about 10% once I started using it. However in the ‘city’ search it also records ‘not set’ areas, which makes it possible to locate the rural area Cortes Island is in. Independent Analytics is much faster (immediate results), but it does not identify rural areas and seems to favour larger cities over smaller remote ones like Campbell River. The totals are larger
    • G4A: – 930 visitors, the top 3 locations being (1) Vancouver- 175 people; (2) Campbell River – 113 people (3) the rural area that includes Cortes Island – 86 people 
    • Independent Analytics: 1043 visitors, the top 3 locations (1) Vancouver – 151 people making 355 pageviews; (2) Burnaby – 131 people making 537 pageviews; (3) Toronto – 64 people making 101 pageviews.  (Campbell River was only 6th with 40 people making 120 pageviews) 
    • SoundCloud (160 plays) – 63.75% of these visitors were from Canada; 16.25% from the United States,. The top locations were (1) Kamloops – 38 plays; (2) Vancouver – 24 plays; (3) CKTZ’s Listening Area – 22 plays (Mansons Landing – 9; Whaletown – 4 plays; Heriot Bay – 4; Powell River – 3; Campbell River – 2)
  • Apple podcasts – 6 plays

The top illustration is taken from this week’s leading post, in terms of views